How to cook a turkey, Thanksgiving storms, growing herbs indoors

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, November 24, 2020

sun

The south wall warms me: November has begun,
Yet never shone the sun as fair as now
While the sweet last-left damsons from the bough
With spangles of the morning's storm drop down
Because the starling shakes it, whistling what
Once swallows sang. 

–Edward Thomas (1878–1917)

 

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How to Cook a Turkey: Cooking Times and Tips
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How to Cook a Turkey: Cooking Times and Tips
Ready to roast the big bird? Here are our tips on how to cook a turkey, including a chart on how long to cook a turkey for peak flavor!

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Historic Thanksgiving Storms
Thanksgiving Storms

Historic Thanksgiving Storms
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Rhubarb
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Growing Herbs Indoors
Growing Herbs Indoors

Growing Herbs Indoors
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