Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday Stuff

I'm obsessed with pickled celery. It's all due to Smitten Kitchen's recipe for fingerlings vinaigrette with sieved eggs and pickled celery in her new cookbook. It is what potato salad aspires to be. But pickled celery is also great in egg salad, on sandwiches, or straight out of the jar. I absolutely cannot recommend that like me, you eat the entire jar in one day, and then reuse the vinegar pickling goodness for quick-pickling thin cucumber slices. It probably breaks a thousand food safety rules. But if you were to ignore me and do it anyway, your cucumber slices would pick up the celery essence and taste like a party in your mouth.

Happy Easter! Here's more proof that UK Cadbury Eggs taste better than the US version.  via Not Martha Better yet, have you made your own yet? Please share one (or 10) with me.

The Written Word
Why Blog Writing Should Be Celebrated.

I will be sad if USPS stops delivering on Saturdays (although I'm fully in support of the idea), because I too really like checking the mailbox.

Courting Your Long-Lost Writing  via Sassy Radish

Life & Love
Life Lessons We All Need to Learn.  via Shutterbean

Your Phone vs. Your Heart via Sassy Radish

One of the very few downfalls of becoming a parent is that everything rips at your heartstrings. You're always thinking about situations through a new lens. Every time you turn on the nightly news, listen to a human interest story on the radio, hear a touching song....or read a story about elephants. Slaughter of the African elephants.  via Sassy Radish

Sleep of the Beloved. via Design Mom

Why the rich don't give to charity. via Sassy Radish

Just Cuz
Bill Cosby is having a Cosby Sweater-Off to determine the best Cosby sweater. Rules. via Go Fug Yourself

This. via Sassy Radish


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Stuff

I have a whole new appreciation for Sesame Street. This week's highlights were True Mud and Birdwalk Empire. PBS + HBO = parenting nirvana.

Best. Obit. Ever.

Work-Life Balance. It's worth watching.

Not everything can be improved with technology.

A collection of photography from the National Geographic archives on tumblr via Dooce

I still Speedos should be outlawed. But this guy rules. via Shutterbean

The Sleazy Story of Cereal's Success.

Oh I really want this limited edition. So pretty.

Hitting a little too close to home.

With all of the random stories I've read about Japan lately, I can't help but wonder what stories are being published in Japan about the US.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Stuff

(photo via Food52)

Writing about fennel makes me want to plant it in our garden. I need to try fennel pollen.

I'm over macarons and the Harlem Shake.

You know how sometimes stuff shows up right when you need it. This was one of those things.

Local news. via Shutterbean

Noooooo. via Sassy Radish

and a timely reminder: “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”  - Douglas Adams


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday Stuff

1. Highlight of the week. My new column front and center on Food52 just above a link to Real Time Farms! Woot!

2. I bought an item (sunflower shoots) that I love (really really love, whenever I buy them I look forward to eating them all week) at the farmers market last Saturday morning. I put them in our daughter's stroller, and.....completely forgot about them. Until Thursday night.  Luckily they were in the garage, and we effectively live in a freezer from October through March, so they were fine, but oh do I miss the days when my brain functioned like it was supposed to.

3. Falling as an adult is unsettling. My knee had just healed from a graceful hands and knees fall running for a cab in NYC (that also destroyed a pair of brand new pants). And I did it again yesterday. This time it was a full fall, I was running, hit a patch of ice, and completely sprawled out. My cheek was on the ice, and my first thought was disappointment in humanity, I'm not sure what that says about me.... It was right at an intersection, multiple cars saw me, and not one even rolled down the window to check if I was okay. I was, but still. I'm sore, and have bruises from my thigh down to my foot, but between my memory loss and the falls I'm mainly wondering if I've somehow aged a few decades.

4. Passive aggressive neighbors. I love this. via Dooce

5Nine Houses Built For Spite. Yup, no surprise I love this too. via Go Fug Yourself 

6. And this one. via shutterbean 

7. Jennifer Lawrence deftly handling silly questions after her Oscar win.

8. Fair warning, I found this mildly disturbing. But I couldn't look away.

9. DIY Pantone Easter Eggs and homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs

10.  Locally-grown food is now having a national impact. via Sassy Radish

11. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!’s CEO has recently instituted a policy that mandates all employees come in to work and not telecommute. Check out the Atlantic's rebuttal. via Sassy Radish

12. We found our son in the subway. via Sassy Radish

13. Don’t Take Anything Personally. via shutterbean

14. I cannot add another blog to my blogroll. But I might anyway. via shutterbean