Sore throat relief, darkest time of year?, comfort food classic

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, December 7, 2020

holly

The holly! the holly! oh, twine it with bay—
Come give the holly a song;
For it helps to drive stern winter away,
With his garment so sombre and long.

–Eliza Cook (1818–89)

 

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5 Natural Sore Throat Remedies
Sore Throat Remedies

5 Natural Sore Throat Remedies
Here are five simple natural sore throat remedies to help ease the discomfort! Let us know how they work for you!

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2020 Hurricane Season Forecast
Final Hurricane Forecast Summary

2020 Hurricane Season Forecast
An “extremely active” hurricane season was predicted—and it broke records! See the latest on the historic 2020 hurricane season, including how the forecasts held up to reality. Also, find your common questions and answers about Earth’s most violent storms!

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What recipes are Almanac readers raving about?

Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them brings you all the favorites served at family gatherings and supper tables, the ones that keep folks coming back for more. These exclusive recipes include Momma’s Salted Caramel Shortbread Bars, Gra’s Barbecue Chicken, and so many more! You’ll love the heartwarming, humorous, and true stories that these cooks tell, too. Order in time for some holiday comfort cooking!

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The Darkest Time of the Year (is Not on the Solstice)
Earliest Sunsets Today

The Darkest Time of the Year (is Not on the Solstice)
When is the earliest sunset of the year? Many folks think it’s on the winter solstice. But the darkest days are actually now—in early December! Bob Berman explains this phenomenon.

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Where can I find the best comfort food?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food is a collection of more than 200 recipes that will put a smile on your face. You’ll find everything from familiar favorites—kicked up a notch for today’s tastes—to classic dishes that warm the heart with every spoonful. Enjoy comfort food this winter!

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Where can I find the best comfort food?
 
The Legend of the Poinsettia as a Christmas Plant
An Unlikely Christmas Plant

The Legend of the Poinsettia as a Christmas Plant
The poinsettia is America’s most popular flowering holiday plant! Native to Mexico, the plant is called Flor de la Noche Buena (Flower of the Holy Night), due to its resemblance to the Star of Bethlehem. But how did this tropical plant become the quintessential Christmas flower across...

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How do I make the most of my harvest this year?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook is a collection of more than 120 classic mouthwatering recipes for every season! Make the most of your harvest with easy-to-follow recipes using sustainable produce!

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How do I make the most of my harvest this year?
 
Beef Stroganoff
Easy Beef Dinner

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is comfort food at its finest. This easy-to-prepare dish is filled with tender chunks of beef, soft mushrooms, and a savory cream sauce.

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The Almanac is the perfect quiet winter read!

Cuddle up with a mug of tea, a cozy blanket, and The Old Farmer’s Almanac for a winter afternoon! Enjoy a holiday season filled with wit and wisdom from your favorite Old Farmer. The Almanac is guaranteed to tickle your funny bones and fill you with the comfort of tradition!

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The Almanac is the perfect quiet winter read!