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Elderflower and Lemon Curd - Rapture!

Elderflower and Lemon Curd - Rapture!

With the hedgerows billowing under the weight of scented, frothy white elderflowers (Sambucus nigra), it’s obviously time to get cracking on a few brews of elderflower champagne and/or elderflower cordial. However, in my ongoing search for foraged food ideas I’d recently come across an elderflower recipe that was an obvious variation on a traditional theme, brilliant in its simplicity, but that had never occurred to me before: Elderflower and lemon curd. Yum! I could almost taste how good it would be … smooth, tangy, floral, creamy, citrusy, essence-of-the-beginning-of-summer! It turns out that since Megan and Harry’s wedding cake reveal, lemon...

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2 Email Personalization Tips That Work Every Time

2 Email Personalization Tips That Work Every Time

Email marketing is known for some of the highest overall return on investment (ROI) rates, when compared to every other digital marketing channel available to marketers. While it currently averages a total of $38 for every $1 spent, there was a time when those numbers were as high as $44 for every $1 spent. Those numbers drive marketers worldwide to give email marketing a shot. While those numbers are promising, they aren’t guaranteed. That’s why marketing teams need to practice several different best practices, including the incorporation of various email personalization tips. Source: Campaign Monitor Email personalization tips go far...

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ cast donated $100k to national bail fund

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ cast donated $100k to national bail fund

Earlier this week, there were rumblings on Twitter about Hollywood’s involvement in the current racial climate in America. There were valid points made about the lack of Black writers hired and the lack of positive Black roles and Black stories being shown. Another thread making the rounds was Hollywood’s glorification of police. Many of us have a show we love in which we root for the police, as the good guys, every week. Mine is Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I never thought of it that way, but I do see all those “officers” as heroes and the “bad guys” that I root...

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Black-Owned Businesses We Love

Black-Owned Businesses We Love

Every time someone such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, or Freddie Gray dies, we’re forced to confront this country’s original sin: the persistent stain of slavery and the “compounding moral debts” of Jim Crow and racist policy that affect nearly every aspect of American life. We’re not going to pretend we have anything new or interesting to say about the subject. We refer you to Black voices such as Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Ibram X. Kendi for that. However, we join the chorus of voices supporting protests against police violence and systemic racism. We also hope our country can make the most...

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Amory Socks

Amory Socks

We knit socks for many reasons.It might be simply to keep our hands busy or because we want the best-looking sock drawers.  We knit them to bring us joy or to distract us from thinking about things we would rather not allow our minds to dwell on.  They help to pass the time whilst we are waiting - and we spend a lot of our time waiting.  Waiting for news, both happy and sad; waiting to be reunited with someone; loved ones who have been on journeys, children who have been at activity events, long-awaited babies being born ... there...

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