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The Shore

The Shore (Qikqitarjuaq, Nunavut) The shore is a place I can see from my window, only in the summer when the days are long. On this island of bare mountains, it hugs my home from all sides, caressing and stroking … Continue reading

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Pursuit of the British Dream

I arrived at Islington Town Hall, early and awkwardly alone. The ceremony was attended by glowing families, partners, former refugees and a handful of lone young professionals, who seriously harshed the graduation-type vibe of the occasion. When I took my … Continue reading

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(I was going to call this post of rounded-up links “Git Along, Little Blogies,” but the hand of God or Dorothy Parker or something stopped me.) What’s caught my eye (and appetite) today: From The New York Times: Hackney: From … Continue reading

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A Stew and an Oath

We had a cold snap in New York a few weeks ago — you know, the kind where it feels like the wind is demanding satisfaction from you. What made it worse, though, was the teasing intimation of spring that … Continue reading

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A Healther Take on Sausage and Peppers: Or, A More Wicked Take on Quinoa

What isn’t there to love about quinoa? I certainly can’t think of anything. It cooks up fine in a rice cooker, absorbs sauces and dressings without getting soggy and packs a surfeit of complete protein for those nights when meat … Continue reading

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The Taco Always Rings Twice: Baja Fish

It’s difficult to imbue fried foods — even the best ones — with freshness and snap, to shear away that natural feeling of overindulgence that goes hand-in-hand with eating them. Except, I’d argue, in the case of fish tacos. There … Continue reading

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Poblano Tacos

If I’m ever caught slacking at work, it’ll be because I wasn’t vigilant enough to cover my tracks as I scrolled through my favorite food websites. I’m most likely to get pinched while reading the Dinner Tonight posts on Serious … Continue reading

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