Not Martha

links: food

Giant Popsicles at Kookouts, made by Tom Nardone (whom you might know from Extreme Pumpkins). I love these simple ideas for giant cookout foods, but especially these oversized popsicles.

The Top Five Hotel Bars In Seattle – Seattle Restaurants and Dining – Voracious.

Seattle Best Pretzel Outside Pennsylvania – Oma Stein’s pretzels – Best Of Seattle – Seattle Weekly. Must be sure to seek out these pretzels soon.

Vodka Watermelon! How to Fill a Fruit with Booze Sweet Paul | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn. Somehow I have never encountered a vodka watermelon in person. This lack will be corrected shortly.

Celebration Cakes | smitten kitchen. I think I want to bake a cake, I’m peering at this page as inspiration.

15 Essential Dips and Spreads for Summer Parties Recipe Roundup | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn.

What does cook until thick mean? « Baking Bites. A visual guide to what coating the back of a spoon looks like, something I never learned.

· comments [8] · 06-9-2010 · categories:food · links ·

links: beauty and shopping

Weighing the Evidence on Exercise – NYTimes.com.

My New Undereye Concealer Crush :Hair Thursday.

Benefit The POREfessional. Promises to minimize the appearance of pores even when worn alone, I might test this one.

Intelligence Games For Dogs.

Looking for an attractive, appropriate skirt | Ask MetaFilter. Great suggestions for places to go for inspiration, as well as where to shop and what sort of fit works for a curvy figure.

Where to shop for Men’s clothes? | Ask MetaFilter. It goes on: “I’m not 21 and don’t want to wear skinny jeans with plaid Vans. But I’m not 40 and do not want to dress in the JCPenney uniform of khakis and golf shirt.” I’m marking this one for Scott since, obviously, I’m not a 30-something male.

· comments [10] · 06-8-2010 · categories:beauty · links · shopping ·

Weekend report

[three four leaf clovers, mountains in the background]

I found three four-leaf clovers!

[extra large marshmallows]

It’s hard to tell from this picture but these marshmallows we found at the grocery store were enormous. I was delighted.

[a pancake that cooked with a pattern that looks like woodgrain]

Scott made this pancake that looks like woodgrain.

[cake with a crumb layer of frosting]

I decided to make a cake, chocolate with white frosting. This is my first ever crumb layer.

[candles illuminating the cake]

Scott remembered that ten years ago Saturday we packed our things into a U-Haul and drove from Cleveland to San Francisco without an apartment ready to move into. Adventure! So we put ten candles on the cake.

[juniper berries soaking in vodka, other spices ready to include]

We started making a new infused gin from this recipe at Gourmet magazine. So far it smells much better that my first try.

I also started watching Glee (and am hooked), took a nice slow stroll through a p-patch in a Seattle neighborhood we’re contemplating moving to, got my hair cut and made chimichurri sauce for the first time.

· comments [25] · 06-7-2010 · categories:mumbling ·

Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs – Contest!

CCE Giveaway!

The Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs is holding a giveaway for a free one day pass. It’s simple to enter, just mention CCE and let them know you did. Details are here, and I wish you good luck. The conference is here in Seattle in August and is going to be amazing (and I’m not just saying that because I’m a speaker). It’s filled with really cool people who are doing really cool things giving really cool advice. And it’s in a really cool part of Seattle that is in the middle of one of my favorite neighborhoods. Find out more about it here, and I hope to see you.

· comments [0] · 06-3-2010 · categories:events ·

links: food

Tea & Cookies: How To Make Fresh Pasta (for Karen).

Garlic Cheese Bread Recipe | Savory Sweet Life – Easy Recipes from an Everyday Home Cook.

How to make perfect vodka watermelon? | Ask MetaFilter.

How to Make Perfect Uniform Hamburger Patties | Savory Sweet Life/a>.

ALL THE WORLD…: Happy Birthday Mack!!. This aquarium cake is very very cool, via Design Mom.

Tool Crush: KitchenAid Pasta Press Attachment | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn. Oh my gosh, a pasta extruder. And it even makes bucatini (hollow spaghetti).

Deliciousness in a glass « Busywork. This caramel sauce sounds divine, I’ll make it soon.

Archaeo-alcohology, tasting Dogfish Head’s Theobroma beer. Via The Morning News.

· comments [7] · 06-2-2010 · categories:food · links ·

links: technology

Inexpensive Image Editing Tools: Format your photos on a budget » Blog: Raised Eyebrow Web Studio, Inc..

How I can give one page of a WordPress site different header content than the rest? | Ask MetaFilter.

shelterrific » steal this idea: organize your desktop with images.

How to Build a Custom WordPress Theme from Scratch. Via Door Sixteen.

· comments [2] · 06-1-2010 · categories:links · technology ·