Thanksgiving appetizer ideas, Mercury retrograde ends, herb companions

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

autumn leaves

November woods are bare and still;
November days are clear and bright;
Each noon burns up the morning's chill;
The morning's snow is gone by night.

–Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

 

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Best Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes
Thanksgiving Appetizers

Best Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes
What do you serve before Thanksgiving dinner? Here are some Thanksgiving appetizer recipe ideas—from a cranberry chutney with brie to a spinach artichoke dip. 

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How to Fold a Napkin: Easy Napkin Folding Ideas
How to Fold a Napkin

How to Fold a Napkin: Easy Napkin Folding Ideas
How do you fold a napkin properly? Here are two easy ways to fold cloth napkins for your next shindig, including the classic dinner napkin fold, as well as two more fun techniques to enhance your beautifully-set table in only a few minutes!

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Companion Planting With Herbs
What Are Herb Companions?

Companion Planting With Herbs
Learn about companion planting with herbs! Here are our favorite culinary herbs for the garden—and the kitchen. Find out which herbs and vegetables grow well together, which herbs to plant together, and which herbs go with which foods. Plus, see how to make a culinary herb wreath!

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Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2020
Retrograde Ends for 2019

Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2020
Mercury’s last period of retrograde motion in 2020 lasts from October 14 to November 3! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde.

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The Thanksgiving Meal Is Packed With Vitamins
Feel-Good Food for Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving Meal Is Packed With Vitamins
When you think of Thanksgiving, what foods come to mind? Turkey? Sweet potatoes? Cranberries? Pumpkin? Brussel sprouts? All of these colorful foods, in moderation, are not only delicious, but healthy and nutritious! Here are the top Thanksgiving picks …

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