A Cheesy Toast to Dream About

There’s a classic early 20th-century comic strip by Winsor McCay in which, after eating a Welsh rarebit close to bedtime, characters fall into wild, vivid dreams — often horrible, always bizarre — then wake up regretting their choice of dinner. Called “Dream of the Rarebit Fiend,” I think about it every time I make myself…

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House Hunting in Canada: A Rowhouse in Old Montreal With Income Potential

A Six-Bedroom House With Vintage Features in Montreal $4.8 MILLION ($6.25 MILLION CANADIAN DOLLARS) This four-story attached greystone rowhouse is in Old Montreal, the historic riverside district just east of Montreal’s downtown core. The property faces Marché Bonsecours, a restored 1847 building that once housed the city’s main public market. Behind the market building are…

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Chicken! Plums! Red Onions!

Melissa Clark has a terrific new recipe in The Times this week, for a sheet-pan dinner of roast chicken, plums and red onions (above). She came up with it as a dish appropriate to Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which begins on Sept. 18, but it’s outstanding whatever your faith or lack thereof: a…

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Drugmaker Pauses Covid-19 Vaccine Trial for Safety Review

Here’s what you need to know: ImageLaboratory technicians worked on an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca last month.Credit…Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press AstraZeneca halts a vaccine trial to investigate a participant’s illness. The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca halted global trials of its coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday because of a serious and unexpected adverse reaction…

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