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Grandma K’s Christmas Eve Pierogies

She’s been gone for too many years now, still how can I forget? The crackle of the frying pan, the heady scent of brown butter and caramelized onions. There she stands at the kitchen counter—shoulders hunched in concentration, her pretty … Continue reading

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LONG ISLAND CITY: A Life of Contrast

They had weathered the storm together, all four of them, neighbors in an old tenement building for nearly 20 years. All veteran residents of 9/11 and the blackout of 2003, they had learned from experience that being prepared was always … Continue reading

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A Proustian Adventure, a Turkish Delight

“She knew, though Edmund did not, that this was enchanted Turkish Delight and that anyone who tasted it would want more and more of it….”  —The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis I have often heard my … Continue reading

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