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Weekend Links, Jan. 9

I don’t know about you, but I tend to have a hard time keeping up on my blog reader, links people have sent me, and all the other random internet “stuff to do” during the week. I make up for it on weekends, and at the beginning of each week I want to start sharing with you all the things I’ve found that I love.


Breakfast this morning – Brett’s homemade bread (Tartine baguette recipe) with red pepper spread, feta, and a poached egg. Good way to start a Monday!

For instance:

Want to make better scrambled eggs? We started doing the low-and-slow method a few years ago and I will never look back. We first got it from Mark Bittman (you can read about it straight from the source, here), but this more recent Gilt Taste piece by Ruth Reichl gets to the same point.

As you know, I’ve spent a lot of time over the past year(s) re-envisioning what I want my life, particularly my work life, to look like. So I was really excited to see Less Work, More Living over at Yes Magazine. The article itself is a bit self-indulgent, but I’m thrilled to see this issue discussed. Yes’ fall issue is titled New Livelihoods, and I see lots of content I need to put on my reading list for next weekend …

I’m not one for resolutions, much, but this list of 20 Resolutions for 20-Somethings has quite a few that would be good for people of any age.

And if I were to make some resolutions, they’d probably include going mushroom hunting.

Trader Joe’s sells coconut oil now! Yay!

I’m in the midst of a big, exciting new feature post for later this week. Until then, have a great start to your week!

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  1. LuAnne Patterson #

    Your Dad and I went on our first morel mushroom hunt last Spring and we were quite successful. It was like a treasure hunt in the woods! We may have lost our secret spot though, No Trespassing signs went up this fall for the hunters. We will try again though!

    January 9, 2012
    • Ooooh, I love morels. Can’t wait until we live somewhere that has mushrooms for hunting!

      January 9, 2012
  2. Tawny #

    You know where there are a ton of wild mushrooms? My hood. You know who knows where all of those mushrooms are? All of their little secret hiding spots? My friends. Come visit.

    January 9, 2012
  3. Jackie #

    I’m requesting recipes for things to put in care packages – stuff that will keep during the transport time and not break easily.

    January 9, 2012
    • That is a good question! From the blog here I’d say: macaroons, ginger oat shorties, vanilla-cardamom shortbread-type cookies, peppermint bark,granola, butter cookies, brownies (wrapped in plastic wrap and then foil, with something between the layers if you stack them), or chewy granola bars, which is my favorite thing to send. I just cut the batch out of the pan, wrap the whole thing flat in saran wrap and slide it into a gallon ziplock bag. In general, heartier cookies are good to send – nothing too soft or chewy. You could also look at things like rice krispie treats, fudge, sables (like this), or shortbreads. And if you’re making these for Andreas, you should probably think about making cookies with bacon in them. Google peanut butter bacon cookies – good things will happen.

      January 10, 2012
      • p.s. You could put all kinds of good stuff in the granola bars – nuts, chocolate, pretzels, peanut butter chips, etc. Let me know if you have questions about how to do that!

        January 10, 2012
  4. Jackie #

    thanks bowen!

    January 11, 2012

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