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Tulalip Lushootseed Place Names

Including Whidbey Island

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(Why) Trumponomics is Going to be Disastrous for Americans

Hence, needless to say, these trade wars are going to Americans poorer. How much poorer? A lot poorer is the simple answer. 

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How to Propagate an Orchid Cactus

The common name orchid cactus refers to a group of succulent plants within the genus Epiphyllum, which are prized for their large, waxy flowers and flat, segmented stems. As tropical plants, orchid cacti cannot tolerate cold temperatures and must be grown indoors below U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zone 10. They propagate quickly and reliably from stem cuttings. Although orchid cacti will root well year-round, they perform best when started between mid-winter and early spring when the plant is partially dormant.

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Treeline (2019)

Via: Warren Ellis-

Here is a stunning, contemplative film about trees. 40 minutes of following "a group of skiers, snowboarders, scientists and healers to the birch forests of Japan, the red cedars of British Columbia and the bristlecones of Nevada, as they explore an ancient story written in rings."  If you need extra incentive, 27 minutes in we get the "wood wide web" - the mycelial network!

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Psychogeography - Icon Magazine

psychogeography , a practice exploring the interaction of place, memory and identity 

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House in Ajuda / SMG Arquitectos

Article in Arch Daily about a house remodel in Adjuda. 

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Cook this: Slow-cooked chicken with a crisp corn crust from Ottolenghi Simple | National Post

Yotam Ottolenghi’s slow-cooked chicken with a crisp corn crust is serious comfort food. The filling is rich with peppers and dark chocolate, and the light topping gluten-free by nature.

“It’s the Mexican-North African equivalent of a shepherd’s pie in the sense that you’ve got a crust and you’ve got something bubbling underneath,” says Ottolenghi. “It’s really rich and wonderful in winter, and you can cook it in the winter because it’s absolutely fine with frozen corn as well as fresh corn.”

If you’d like to make this warming dish head, he suggests cooking the chicken up to three days in advance (or a month if freezing; defrost fully before using) but prepare the corn batter fresh and pour over the filling immediately prior to baking.

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