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Our best-loved recipe swap for comfort cooking right now

Comfort Cooking? Here are Our Top Best-Loved Recipes

If you’re among the many of us who are coping with the mandatory confinement of this era of coronavirus COVID-19 with some intense comfort cooking and baking, how about a recipe swap? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has gathered the top favorite, best-loved comfort cooking recipes from our far-flung team, and we’re sharing them with you. And we hope that you’ll send us yours!

Is the Cottagecore Aesthetic the New Hygge?

Is the Cottagecore Aesthetic the New Hygge?

What is cottagecore? We read an article recently in the New York Times about a cozy aesthetic that focuses on warmth, gentleness, sustainability and nature. And it’s not hygge. Cottagecore – and its close cousins farmcore, dirtcore, honeycore and grandmacore – is the latest anxiety-reducing, slow living movement to consider as the antidote to our current frenzied existence. Intrigued? Here’s what you need to know about cottagecore, and the essential elements that comprise this trending aesthetic. Watch your back,hygge.

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The Best Restaurants on Martha’s Vineyard: 19 Raw

Heading to Martha’s Vineyard soon? Yep, us too. One question we get all the time is about this pressing matter: what are the best restaurants and places to eat on Martha’s Vineyard?  We’ll share some of our favorites from time to time. Without question, 19 Raw Oyster Bar in Edgartown is a restaurant that should be on your list of where to eat on Martha’s Vineyard the next time you’re there.