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l  Cherry blossoms are fading on the trees, but the decorated cherry blossom sugar cookies at Wagshal’s Market and Deli are in colorful supply through the weekend. $1.99 per 4-inch cookie. At 4845 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202-363-0777.

(Photos by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)
l  Get a hop on Easter with a set of stainless-steel stencils in baby chick, butterfly and bunny. $4.95, three-inch disks. At Crate and Barrel retail stores and at

l  Squid ink, carrot, beet, spinach and basil make the colors found in Castellani strascinati primavera (egg-free) pasta. At this time of year, it’s dual-purpose: The leaf-shapes are pretty enough to display in a glass bowl, and delicious when cooked and tossed with a light garlic and butter sauce. $5.99 for 17.6 ounces. At Rodman’s stores in the District (202-363-3466) , Wheaton (301-946-3100) and Rockville (301-881-6253).

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