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There is a HUGE difference in the taste and texture of homemade pasta noodles compared to the prepackaged store-bought pastas. There is NO limit to what can be added to your own homemade pasta! As many herbs become ready to pick and use, let's spice up basic pasta dough with herbs. Get your taste buds set for some new bursting-full-of-flavor foods with healthy benefits!
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: When you gaze out at your garden, don't be overwhelmed by what needs to be done this spring. You can take it one day and one project at a time.
1766: Benjamin Smith Barton, American botanist, was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He would go on to publish "Elements of Botany" and a book on plants for medicinal use.
1840: When Queen Victoria of Great Britain married Prince Albert, she set the style for weddings for many years. She wore a wreath of orange blossoms in her hair (which was copied by brides for nearly a century) and carried a simple nosegay of snowdrops, which were Prince Albert's favorite flower and sprigs of myrtle. The myrtle signifies fidelity and sprigs from plants started from this bouquet have been included in the bouquets of British royal brides ever since.
1893: The state of Washington adopted the Coast Rhododendron (Rhododendron californicum, now Rhododendron macrophyllum) as the state flower.
1917: Johanna Westerdijk, botanist, was installed as Netherlands first female professor at Utrecht.
1920: John Heslop-Harrison, British botanist, was born. He would become controversial for alleging a discovery of rare plants and grasses on the Isle of Rum that had survived the last Ice Age. His discoveries were later determined to have been a hoax.