Washington's Christmas eggnog, winter solstice plants, stomach bugs

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 19, 2019


This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
–Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) 

Thursday, December 19, 2019
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George's Real Eggnog!

George Washington's Christmas Eggnog
Here’s a recipe for Christmas Eggnog from our first president, in the exact words as they were written by George Washington himself. Our favorite instruction is the last one: “Taste Frequently.”


Top Cardiologist Reveals Digestive Trick To Clean Your Bowels

Digestive Trick To Clean Your Bowels: What if you could restore your gut health with one simple fix? According to one doctor in California, there may be a way. In fact, he believes it’s so powerful that it could be like a “power wash” for your insides.
Christmas Party Food

Party Recipes for Christmas
When preparing party recipes for Christmas, keep the menu simple. With a little organization and a few hours spent cooking, you can offer a hospitable feast without becoming crazed.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.  
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Overwintering Rosemary

Overwintering Rosemary: Growing Rosemary Indoors
Find out how to overwinter rosemary and grow rosemary indoors to keep this wonderful herb growing all year.
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.
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Plants of the Winter Solstice

Plants of the Winter Solstice
Many trees and plants were important to the celebration of the winter solstice (on December 21) both as symbols and as decorations. Find out their meaning …
Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook eBook

All You Need to Know to Grow! After inspiring and instructing gardeners for 227 years, we have created a single “how to garden” reference eBook for your computer or tablet that includes all of our expertise.
Prevent Stomach Bugs

5 Ways to Prevent Nasty Stomach Bugs Over the Holidays
Feeling sick to your stomach? Overindulgence in holiday goodies might not be the culprit. ‘Tis the season for stomach bugs. And, by the way, there’s no such thing as stomach flu.
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