Thanksgiving food guide, allium, baking soda

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, November 6, 2017

poplar trees in november

When the tree bares, the music of it changes:
Hard and keen is the sound, long and mournful;
Pale are the poplar boughs in the evening light
Above my house, against a slate-cold cloud
.
–Conrad Aiken (1889–1973)

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