The Salads You Desire

Good morning. I made a no-recipe gumbo with my turkey leftovers and the stock that emerged from them, allowed it to cure for a day, then froze four quarts of the stuff separately for use over the winter. (Easy work: a Cajun mirepoix — equal parts onion, bell pepper and celery — to which I…

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The Chicest Outerwear For Anywhere

Collectively, our approach to fashion has changed a lot over the past year. Whereas in seasons before we’ve been quick to embrace trend after trend, we now find ourselves drawn to the classics—pieces that offer the comfort and practicality we look for in a time of scaled-back outings, but also exude the quality and timelessness…

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These Flasks are Not for VSCO Girls

When I spoke with Joe Derochowski, a home industry adviser at the market research firm NPD Group, he pointed out another advantage of the flask I hadn’t thought to consider. When the pandemic hit, sales of margarita glasses went up 191 percent industrywide — presumably for virtual happy hours. “This time around, people might be…

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Holiday Cards for 2020

In late October, Megan Sim, 28, who owns an online greeting card shop called Saucy Avocado, noticed her average order size was bigger than usual. Ms. Sim typically sells a card or two per customer in the run-up to the holidays. But this year, her coronavirus-themed greetings — featuring hazmat suits, Zoom references and wishful…

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