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The Unlikely Celebration of Fireflies in a Declining City of Japan’s Far North

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“Wakkanai (pop. 33,869) is Japan’s northernmost city. On a clear day, its residents can look across the La Perouse Strait to the Russian island of Sakhalin, which was a Japanese prefecture until the closing days of World War II.”

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sticky toffee cake with butterscotch sauce

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“This cake has taken over from tiramisu and chocolate lava cake as today’s dessert of choice. Some restaurants make the mistake of calling this sticky date cake, but many people are put off by the idea of dates and won’t even try it (when you’d taste it you’d never guess it contained dates at all). Even chocoholics love this cake, and it doesn’t contain chocolate.You can make individual cakes if muffin cups and serve with whipped cream or ice cream as well as the sauce.From “Friday Night Dinners” by Bonnie Stern”

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Copyright The Paris To Ancaster Bicycle Race 1994-2011

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“Inspired by this classic race, the Paris to Ancaster has taken place for the past seventeen years over the roughest farm lanes, trails and gravel roads we can find.”

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BrachioGraph

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“BrachioGraph – arm-writer – is an easy-to-build pen-plotter, driven by a library of simple Python applications. You can follow BrachioGraph on Twitter.”

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Meet the bike-loving Finnish city that keeps pedalling even in the snow

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“In a city blanketed by snow for five months each year, you wouldn’t blame cyclists for putting their bikes into hibernation during the winter. But the people of Oulu in western Finland are made of stronger stuff.”

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This year I achieved nothing. All I discovered were the limits of my unambition

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“‘Look at this,” I say to my girlfriend. “Pretty cool, right?” I am slowly rubbing a mildly abrasive product called Bar Keeper’s Friend into the white worktop of our kitchen counter, eradicating an almost invisible stain.”

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Sourdough Sandwich Bread with Pre-cooked Flour

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“It’s back to school (for most, for some?), and whether your kiddos are physically attending school or staying home, having a plan for speedy and healthy lunches is imperative. And if you’re like us here, easy lunches are the best lunches. Enter the mighty sandwich.”

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This Mile-High Raspberry Meringue Pie transforms a popular lemon dessert into a pretty pink slice of heaven

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“The billowy meringue on this Mile-High Raspberry Meringue Pie will capture the attention of everyone at the table, but the sweet, tart raspberry filling will steal the show. Fresh raspberries are puréed and cooked into a ruby-hued lemon curd, then set inside a slightly-salty graham cracker crust.”

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Simple Tortillas

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“A classic soft flour tortilla.”

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Rich and tangy: gluten-free sourdough chocolate brownies

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“During lockdown, I became (and am still increasingly becoming) emotionally attached to my sourdough starter. Like a Tamagotchi or a houseplant for a just-maturing millennial, my starter has become a practice run for looking after another living being.”