Christmas goose, spider plant care, cold fingers?

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen?
What old December’s bareness every where!

–William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Plain baked sweet potatoes are great; this way of preparing them is sublime. Serve with turkey dishes, along with cold apple or cranberry sauce.

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Roast Goose
Roast Goose

Traditionally, the finest possible fare—and most historic—for a holiday dinner is roast goose. (Remember that scene from Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”?) For an old-fashioned Christmas dinner, here’s how to roast the golden goose.

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How To: Get Rid Of Deep Fat From Your Belly

Millions of Americans suffer from deep fat. Researchers have now found out the reason why. It turns out there is a master switch that controls when the cells turn into energy and when they turn into fat. Learn how to flip the master switch right now.

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Spider Plants
Spider Plants
Spider plants produce a rosette of long, thin, arched foliage that is solid green or variegated with white. These easy-to-grow houseplants look especially nice in a hanging basket and were a favorite in Victorian-era households. Here’s how to grow spider plants in your home!
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How to Grow Bean Sprouts Indoors
It’s so easy to grow bean sprouts inside, especially when the weather’s wintry or unpleasant outside! Mung beans, also known as bean sprouts, are exceptionally nutritious and take just five days—yes, five days!—to grow.
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What's an easy way to grow lots of veggies this year?
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Cold Fingers, Toes, and Nose? Watch for Cold Injuries
Cold Fingers, Toes, and Nose? Watch for Cold Injuries
Many of us look forward to winter with its peaceful landscapes and fun in the snow. But winter also arrives with a raft of special health concerns, occasioned by dry air, less light, icy walks, and Jack Frost nipping at our nose (and fingers and toes). Most of these are easy to prevent or treat...
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