Perfect apple pie, Canadian Thanksgiving, digging up dahlias

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, October 11, 2019

purple sky
Through golden noons and purple eves, and shadows cool and tender,
From scenes of tranquil happiness and dreams of deep delight,
October like a princess in her oriental splendor
Comes down the valley singing with her retinue of light
.
–Katharine Brownlee Sherwood (1841–1914)

Friday, October 11, 2019
284th day of the year


Joan Cusack (actress ) was born on this day in 1962.
Neal Hefti (composer) died on this day in 2008.


 
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Perfect Apple Pie

Perfect Apple Pie

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Preserving Herbs and Veggies

10 Quick Tips to Preserve Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruit
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Digging Up Dahlias

Dahlias
2019 is the Year of the Dahlia. These flamboyant, colorful plants yield gorgeous blooms from midsummer through autumn, when many plants are best their best. In colder zones, you’ll need to dig up and store the tubers before the first hard frost if you wish to grow them as perennials. Here’s how to plant, grow, harvest and store dahlias.
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Canadian Thanksgiving

4 Ways Canadian Thanksgiving Differs From American Thanksgiving
In America, Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays of the year. But did you know that Canada celebrates Thanksgiving, too? Here are a few of the key differences between American and Canadian Thanksgiving!
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