Perfect apple pie, Canadian Thanksgiving, digging up dahlias

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

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)

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Perfect Apple Pie
Perfect Apple Pie

Looking for the classic apple pie recipe? This is the perfect apple pie recipe for a beginner pie-maker—simple with delicious results!

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'Idol' Star Randy Jackson Reveals His Stunning Weight Loss Secret

Former Idol star was suffering from digestive discomfort, fatigue, and more serious health issues. That has all changed…He lost weight, feels great, and it was all without some crazy diet or strenuous exercise program. Watch how he did it here >>

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10 Quick and Easy Preserving Ideas!
10 Quick and Easy Preserving Ideas!
What to do with the bounty from your garden? Freeze it, pickle it, dry it, store it! If you’re new to preserving for food, here are 10 quick and easy ideas from freezing mint in ice cubes to a small-batch pesto recipes for just 10 to 12 basil leaves!
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Dahlias
Dahlias
Grow dahlias for gorgeous, colorful flowers that bloom from midsummer through autumn, when many plants are past their best! The tubers are planted in the ground in late spring. In colder zones, you do need to dig up and store the tubers in the fall if you wish to grow them as perennials (or, treat...
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Columbus Day 2020
Columbus Day 2020
Columbus Day occurs on the second Monday in October. This year, it will be observed on Monday, October 12. Why do we observe Columbus Day? Here’s a brief history of the holiday.
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2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Online Edition

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4 Ways Canadian Thanksgiving Differs From American 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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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

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