St. Nick's Day tomorrow!, Sinterklaas cookies, poisonous plants for pets

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 5, 2019

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We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. 
–Thornton Wilder (1897–1975)

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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The Old Farmer's Almanac
 
St. Nick's Day is Tomorrow!

St. Nicholas Day 2019
Was Saint Nicholas a real person? Is he the true Santa Claus and Father Christmas? Find out about the history of St. Nicholas Day as well as  (leave out those shoes!).
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What's the Difference?

Cilantro (Coriander)
Cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic, annual herb that grows best in the cooler weather of spring and fall. Here’s how to grow cilantro (and coriander) in your garden.
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Sinterklaas Cookies (Speculaas)

Spicy Sinterklaas Cookies (Speculaas)

Bake a special treat for St. Nicholas Day this year. These yummy, crunchy cookies leave a delicious spice taste in your mouth, with hints of orange.

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

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Poisonous Plants for Pets

Poisonous Plants for Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets
Do you know which plants are poisonous to your dog, cat or other pet? Keep your fuzzy friends safe! Here is a list of the more common plants and flowers that may be dangerous for your pet.
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