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Love Letters

I’m married with kids but still pining for the one that got away

Twenty years after our breakup, I’m back in touch with my old boyfriend and feeling confused.

Robert Gonzalez, pastry chef at Cultivar, slicing a pumpkin.

Recipe: Pumpkin flan

For the everyday baker, Robert Gonzalez, Cultivar’s pastry chef, recommends his grandmother’s pumpkin flan, which can quickly become a tradition in your family, too.

Pumpkin chicken risotto at Tresca.

Recipe: Pumpkin chicken risotto

Tresca is selling more than 150 of these filling concoctions a week, and had more than a 1,000 orders last year.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind Date: ‘We had both binged “Stranger Things 2,” so that was an easy topic of conversation’

Her vibe is “a cross between Reese Witherspoon and Barack Obama.” He likes the writing of Isaac Asimov. Winning matchup?

Stained glass windows and red chandeliers dominate the decor at Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar in Fort Point.

Quick Bite

Where tacos meet tequila — this time right on the water

A second branch of Mexican restaurant and nightspot Lolita opens in Fort Point.

Perspective | Magazine

Our attempts at pet adoption left us dogless and disheartened

It took three years of dogged effort, replete with frustration and even canine rejection, for this family to get a puppy.

Dubrovnik’s Old Town, which doubles as King’s Landing on TV’s “Game of Thrones,” has been overrun with visits from the show’s fans.

Trendspotting

When destinations become too popular for their own good

Overtourism is beginning to trigger local antagonism in, and curbs on access to, some of the world’s most popular places.

Advice from Amy Dickinson

From the Bar

Make a holiday memory with this Northern Rhone pour

The pilgrims never ate or drank this well.

TALKING POINTS

Glut of cranberries could turn into compost

Eight stories you may have missed Tuesday from the world of business.

An trumpeting angel at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland.

Yule jewel: World’s largest Christmas emporium

The family-run emporium has been a perennial favorite in this Bavarian-themed mid-Michigan town for more than 70 years.

The researchers analyzed 2001-2015 data on nonfatal self-inflicted injuries treated in emergency rooms among ages 10 to 24.

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says

It’s unclear why, but some mental health experts think cyberbullying, substance abuse, and economic stress from the recent recession might be contributing.

FILE - In this April 21, 2015, file photo, a patron smokes a cigarette inside a bar in New Orleans hours before a smoking ban takes effect in bars, gambling halls and many other public places such as hotels, workplaces, private clubs and stores. Cigarette smoking, over-eating and other unhealthy behaviors can be blamed for nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths each year, according to a new American Cancer Society study released Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

Smoking was the leading risk by far, accounting for 29 percent of deaths. Excess body weight was next at 6.5 percent, and alcohol consumption was third at 4 percent.

Ask Amy

Stay-at-home mom resents getting asked to baby-sit

I really don’t want to do it, but feel bad knowing that I have no excuse. How can I politely decline without feeling guilty?

Love Letters

Is he busy? Like, really busy?

He said there was an illness in the family, and that he had a lot going on at his job for the next two weeks, so he wasn’t sure when we could see each other.

Holiday Style | Magazine

5 easy candy recipes perfect for gifting or holiday celebrations

From chocolate truffles to popcorn, whether a hostess gift or a reward for yourself, holiday treats can help spread joy.

Holiday Style | Magazine

Holiday recipe: Spiced cranberry jellies

Seasonal treats to make at home, for parties and gifts.

Holiday Style | Magazine

Holiday recipe: White chocolate-cinnamon popcorn

Seasonal treats to make at home, for parties and gifts.

toffee pecans (front right)

Holiday Style | Magazine

Holiday recipe: Toffee pecans

Seasonal treats to make at home, for parties and gifts.

Holiday Style | Magazine

Holiday recipes: Chocolate-espresso truffle pops

Seasonal treats to make at home, for parties and gifts.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Pink

Thing Tank

Seeing Pink, done with Dunham, Bitcoin surge, and more

From flipping out to flipping off, a review of the week in things.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: Drumstick and Wishbone, the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate 'wingman,' are introduced during an event hosted by The National Turkey Federation at the Williard InterContinental November 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. One of the 40-pound fowl will be presented to U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, when he will ceremoniously 'pardon' the turkey. Both of the 20-week-old birds will then reside at their new home, 'Gobbler's Rest,' at Virginia Tech. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A brief history of turkeys living large at a swanky D.C. hotel — and one pardon gone wrong

This isn’t the first year the National Thanksgiving Turkey and his alternate “wingman” have stayed at the Willard InterContinental.

Love letters

Have they been talking too much?

One day, my messages were delivered but not read, despite him being active on WhatsApp. It was the first time that had happened.

Ask Amy

In-laws’ reaction to wife’s cancer treatment creates rift

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Oolong! That’s Good at Uni

Sips

Sips: Sparkling spring water takes Uni’s highball to the next level

More a ritual than just a drink in Japan, bartenders have various ways of putting their personal stamp on highballs, a seemingly unfussy combination of whisky and soda water.

How to cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey

No matter how big or small the turkey is, cooking it seems daunting. We’ve taken the guess work out of the holiday centerpiece.

Q&A with Sam Kass, former food policy adviser to President Obama

The former assistant White House chef and senior policy adviser for food has continued to focus on changing the food system as an entrepreneur and partner in a venture capital firm.

Maple-walnut pumpkin pie

Recipe: Combine three favorite New England ingredients in this maple-walnut pumpkin pie

Sugared walnuts, spread in a buttery crust, are topped with a spicy pumpkin custard for this holiday favorite.

Phil Richardson at the Fairmont Copley Plaza’s OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Phil Richardson, a Boston bartender for 41 years

In a world of pop-up breweries, Phil Richardson is a monument to swanky cocktail nostalgia.

President Trump made headlines regarding his alleged fondness for McDonald’s quarter-pounders.

The eaters of the free world: Food quirks nothing new in the Oval Office

Trump is hardly the only leader to have cravings. In fact, nearly every president has harbored loyalty for, ahem, niche foods. Fluffy turnips and mutton chops, anyone?

Insider: Dana’s Bakery will ship you sweetness

The confections don’t come in traditional French flavors, but ones inspired by fun, classic American desserts, like red velvet, Boston cream pie, and sea salt caramel.

Recipe: Turkey roasting times

A bird is cooked when a meat thermometer inserted into the turkey in three places, including in the thickest part of the thigh and the stuffing, registers 165 degrees.

Tea Forté has its first storefront — a pop-up on Newbury Street

Product designer Peter Hewitt founded the company in West Concord 15 years ago and created the infusers so loose-leaf teas can expand to better appreciate their richness and bouquet.

Slow-roasted herbed turkey breast

The confident cook

Recipe: When a whole roast turkey is too big for a small group, a boned, rolled breast is ideal

You can find log-shaped boneless turkey breasts in the meat case year round, but during the holidays, they’re larger and nicer.

Turkey Waldorf salad

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Update classic Waldorf salad with turkey, dried cranberries, and buttermilk dressing

Waldorf salad, created at the end of the 19th century at the Waldorf Astoria, and traditionally made with chicken, celery, and apples, has stood the test of time. It’s OK to mix it up and add turkey.

Foundation president Jay Ruderman presented actress Marlee Matlin with the Morton E. Ruderman Award earlier this year for her activism on behalf of the disabled.

Names

Marlee Matlin gives opening address at Ruderman Family Foundation Inclusion Summit

This is the second summit that the foundation has hosted to tackle disabled rights and inclusion issues across a wide array of sectors.

Jackson discloses Parkinson’s disease

The civil rights leader has been seeking outpatient care for two years for the condition but plans to keep working.

Miss Conduct

Advice: What’s the right way to critique a friend’s writing

My friends ask for comments on their writing, but they never seem to like what I say. Is there a secret?

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I knew I was going to get teased for [the] crayons’

Will being caught with crayons at the restaurant be a mark against him?

Style Watch | Magazine

Six un-boring coats you can wear to work

To warm up your work wardrobe, add color or pattern — or both — to your outerwear.

Vanessa O'Brien climbs to the summit of K2 during whiteout conditions.

Longtime Back Bay resident becomes first US woman to summit dangerous K2

Fewer than 400 people have summitted the peak of “Savage Mountain” and roughly 85 have died. On her third try, Vanessa O’Brien became the first American woman to reach the top.

The reverend Jesse Jackson addressed the Grace Church of All Nations in Boston in  April 2017.

Rev. Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy.

A new Dunkin' sign has gone up on Tremont Street in Boston.

NESTOR RAMOS

Now in Boston: Dunkin’ without the Donuts

Look, nobody around here calls it Dunkin’. And if anybody should know that, it’s Dunks.

love letters

She wants flowers. Not running shoes.

My boyfriend is not a romantic at all, to be quite honest. He’s loving and kind, but he’s not one to buy me chocolates and flowers or express how much he’s in love with me.

obsession

Winter Festival returns to the South End

Mulled wine, a heated music tent, cheese, fire pits, ice sculptures — it all conspires to create a magical shopping experience in SoWa.