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links: food

Really Awesome Black Bean Burgers | Serious Eats : Recipes. Adding to my list of things to make.

winter hibernation cooking | Ask MetaFilter.

13 Food World Predictions for 2015 From Andrew Knowlton – Bon Appétit. Bookmarked for the Mae Rose Cocktail recipe.

Behind the Bar: Leela Cyd’s Grapefruit Spritz | Design*Sponge.

Why are Some Croissants Straight, and Others Curved? | The Everywhereist. France has laws about this, laws!

Giant Creamy White Beans with Kale – Genius Recipes. This continues to be one of my favorite bean recipes from 101 Cookbooks. Via Bean Month at Ciao Samin.

Chocolate glue gun | Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories.

Frappato From Sicily: A Great Dinner Red Wine – Jameson Fink.

Bring Your Salad to Work Week – the Ugly Green Chair. A simple, delicious salad that you can prep a week ahead.

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links: misc

What’s the best chip+PIN card I can get right now for a trip to Europe? | Ask MetaFilter.

I was addicted to Serial, now what?! by Third Coast – ThingLink.

Scent sucker revisited | dooce®. “It kind of smells beachy? Like you spent all day at a beach, but not a lame touristy beach, maybe like some secret cove where Daniel Craig would take Rachel Weisz and then later he’d shower before dinner and put on a crinkly button-down shirt and this is how he would smell.” By Sarah Brown.

The Renovated Cinerama Deserves the Hype | Slog. (Ed note: the Cinerama is a movie theater in Seattle worth treating as something to check out if you’re visiting the city. They have chocolate popcorn. No, really.) “The huge space is now fitted with a 160 speakers, and each speaker is dedicated to a particular sound in a movie. All of this sonic richness is mixed and intensified by Dolby Atmos, a surround sound monster conjured by Dolby Laboratories. The goal of these improvements is of course to stun our senses in a way that no home theater system ever can.” Sold.

· comments [5] · 01-8-2015 · categories:links · misc ·

links: food

twice-baked potatoes with kale | smitten kitchen.

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Creamy Chicken Enchiladas | Serious Eats.

Sprinkle Bakes: Golden Gingerbread with Hard Sauce. So very very pretty and simple.

gingerbread biscotti | smitten kitchen.

Party Drinks: Easy and Elegant Smoky Sage Punch | Serious Eats. The smoky element is added by Lapsang Souchong tea, smart.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Cheddar Beer Sauce – Joy the Baker.

Gift Guide Spotlight: Gifts for the Geek Cook | Serious Eats.

Chicken Broth Taste Test – America’s Test Kitchen. One of the winners is the Better Than Bouillon base which is what I keep in my kitchen. I don’t cook very often so this is a great option as it keeps in the fridge for a very long time.

· comments [0] · 12-15-2014 · categories:food · links ·

links: misc

Shapeways Blog – Target Opens Up Shapeways Shop With Customizable, Exclusive 3D Printed Gifts for Your Holiday.

The Stars Are Right | Neat Hobby. Possibly the truth behind what the series Cosmos with Neil Degrasse Tyson is getting to. Maybe. Dunno. But I’ll be ready.

Coming Soon – Butter Up. A knife that allows you to take refrigerator cold butter and get it spreadable with very little fuss. I know somebody for whom this will be the perfect gift.

‘Serial’ and White Reporter Privilege – The Awl.

Karl Stefanovic’s sexism experiment: Today presenter wears same suit for a year. Not one viewer noticed and all the while his female counterparts were being heavily judged on their outfits.

“That’s right, my little spider-egg-carriers, we are already on Take Level Meta and the podcast’s season hasn’t even finished. Life is truly a miracle.” Today In Tabs sums up how I feel about Serial.

I Tried a Bunch of Those Viral “Life Hacks” So You Don’t Have To— off the (meat)hook. I’m linking to this for one reason, which is to dispute the review of “Doritos as kindling”. At lady camp one of the tips we were given was that a small bag of Fritos was good for many things: 1. gluten-free food source, 2. kindling (oil in the chips is very flammable), 3. bag for reflecting sun (if needed for signaling to aircraft, and good luck). This past summer at a cookout in a public park we managed to prove #2 true, Fritos work as kindling in an otherwise damp-ish environment. Many hot dogs and veggie burgers were enjoyed.

How to fold the world’s best paper airplane, at Kottke.

Pamie » Barbie Fucks It Up Again.

· comments [5] · 12-3-2014 · categories:links · misc ·

links: food

Featherbed Eggs Will Get Your Family Out of Bed | The Feed.

Marshmallows On Sweet Potatoes? Thanksgiving’s Traditions Exposed : NPR. I cannot handle marshmallows on sweet potatoes (why!?) and now I know who to blame: it’s the Cracker Jack company, I never would have seen that coming.

The Best Scotch to Buy on a Budget | Serious Eats.

Recipes and How To’s | Momofuku Milk Bar. Right. That pumpkin pie cake? That is my next project food.

Recipe Review: Momofuku Bagel Bombs | testerfoodblog. Cream cheese in the center, what?!

Christmas Tree Cakes | Time To Cook. Great instructions on how to anchor these in the oven.

Cookies Too Beautiful to Eat by Pastry Chef Amber Spiegel | Colossal.

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links: food

Cauliflower Cake From ‘Plenty More’ | Serious Eats. This is unexpectedly gorgeous.

Step Inside Michael Laiskonis’s Dessert Laboratory | Serious Eats. His secret weapon ingredient? Xanthan gum.

Bring Home A Taste Of Paris The Easy Way With French Bistro Brisket : NPR. The recipe calls for an entire bottle of wine, I plan on making this very soon.

Bon Appétempt: Video: Beet and Goat Cheese Terrine. It’s so pretty!

Imbibe Unfiltered: David Chang Hates on Fancy Beer. I love discussing hop varieties, neckbeard or not.

30 Bags of Chips Means No One is a Winner — Medium. Via mathowie.

Sodium Citrate Will Turn A Block Of Cheese Into The Creamiest Nacho Sauce Ever. Get Some. at Huffington Post.

How To Make A Faux Cheddar In One Hour : NPR From the Found Recipes series.

· comments [3] · 11-13-2014 · categories:food · links ·

links: technology

The Very Worst Video Game Ever Made – Gamefilter. Desert Bus is released for iPhone and iPad and Android. Yessss!

The Eye-Fi mobi card is the real deal | A Whole Lotta Nothing.

New study says more adult women play video games than teenage boys · Newswire · The A.V. Club. “Before anyone pins this on Kim Kardashian: Hollywood or whatever, the study also says the average adult woman has played games for 13 years”.

· comments [2] · 10-22-2014 · categories:links · technology ·

links: misc

Behind the Scenes at America’s Largest Contiguous Hop Farm | Serious Eats. I had this same learning experience when I attended Hop Academy two years ago.

The Amazing, Original Green Building Is Soon to Be Vacated by the Original Timber Company | Slog. You can see this building while driving on I-5 and it’s amazing even from a distance.

The Heron and the Snake | BirdNote. This was a very unusual Bird Note, and basically the audio version of that Never Give Up frog vs. heron poster.

Part 1: I cheated on my girlfriend of 8 months. At Do You Think You’re Pretty? the blog of Emily V. Gordon who I hereby nominate as the best councilor for us all. Between telling this guy what he needs to hear I also love this: “No love, no matter how great or small, benefits from being overly romanticized. It makes us forget that we’re actually just two people who decided they dug each other.”

Everyone In Hollywood Has This Hairstyle at Refinery 29. Next time I head to get my haircut I’m just going to pull a bunch of these images as examples for what I want.

XOXO 2014:

A tiny gathering of artists has become the most interesting weekend in tech | The Verge.

The narrative lottery at XOXO – Boing Boing.

The XOXO Festival and the fierce urgency of nice — The Message — Medium.

· comments [2] · 10-9-2014 · categories:links · misc ·

links: food

The Glorious Vegetables of Italy by Domenica Marchetti – A Book Review – Adri Barr Crocetti. She includes the recipe for Carrot-Ricotta Ravioli with Herbed Butter which looks amazing.

One-Pot Wonders: Cold Soba Noodles With Kale, Avocado, and Miso-Sesame Dressing | Serious Eats.

The Food Lab: The Road To Better Risotto | Serious Eats. I’m not unhappy with my recent risotto experience but it’s worth trying this to compare. Because science.

The Food Lab: Use the Oven to Make the Best Darned Italian American Red Sauce You’ve Ever Tasted | Serious Eats. See also: Quick and Easy Italian-American Red Sauce in 40 Minutes or Less | Serious Eats : Recipes.

BBC News – Wasabi: Why invest in ‘the hardest plant to grow’? This might explain how I recently came across fresh wasabi at the Granville Market in Vancouver, BC.

I’m looking for real life food mysteries. Where would I find them? | Ask MetaFilter. The answers here point to lots of great stuff to read.

· comments [2] · 10-7-2014 · categories:food · links ·

links: travel

Hitchhiker’s Guide | The Planning Committee. What it looks like from the tallest peak in Wales, I’m adding this to my list of stuff to do when we go back.

Chef Jonathon Sawyer’s Guide to Eating in Cleveland | Serious Eats. I grew up in Cleveland but it’s changed so much that next time we return for a visit it’ll be like discovering a new city.

Anthony Bourdain How to Travel – Anthony Bourdain on How to Fly – Esquire. Via Kottke.

Italy 2014 – August 25th to September 4th. At Other Hand, some great suggestions for markets, gelato and lesser known spots to visit.

DIG IT | Getting Lost Inside The Elizabethan Hedge Labyrinth Out At VanDusen Gardens : Scout Magazine. I’m going to make it to this Vancouver, BC hedge maze soon.

· comments [4] · 10-1-2014 · categories:links · travel ·

links: craft

DIY Kits | Haptic Lab. These are city map prints that you use to create your own small quilt. I LOVE this. These are also available from Purl Soho.

Molly’s Sketchbook: Breezy Friendship Bracelets – The Purl Bee. So easy and colorful. I’m late to the friendship bracelet renewal thing, I know. See also: Cashmere + Neon Friendship Bracelets.

Cool Tools – Rapid Heat Ceramic Glue Gun. “It’s better than guns costing 5 times as much.”

5 Small & Simple Leather DIYs | Apartment Therapy.

· comments [5] · 09-24-2014 · categories:craft · links ·

links: misc

“What would happen if a whale suddenly appeared in the sky and then plunged down into a South American town.” at the Ninth Letter Arts & Literary Journal. Via The Morning News. No mention of a bowl of petunias.

Bone Records – Mighty Girl. Oh wow, people in the Soviet Union listened to banned music made using records created from repurposed the vinyl in old x-rays.

Damn, Gina, It’s never not a good time to read Wikipedia’s Bog Bodies at Damn, Gina. We saw a few of these at National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. Go and read about how they were found and try not to think about it next time you are enjoying your Scotch.

Harvesting Free Food at Seattle’s Beacon Food Forest | Garlic Gulch. This is in my neighborhood!

Recasting Gilmore Girls for the Highly Anticipated, Hypothetical Movie, at Gawker. I was pretty worried about what recasting choices people might expect but this article makes some solid points. Via Making It Lovely.

Cool Tools – Hugo’s Amazing Tape. It only sticks to itself.

Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Red Carpet – A Practical Wedding. Meg’s writeup about what it’s really like on the red carpet is a whole lot of fun.

nateswinehart: Being good to each other is so important, guys. This is so true, and so funny, and true again.

48 Unexpected Views Of Famous Historic Moments. These are really amazing. Via Girls of a Certain Age.

· comments [4] · 09-10-2014 · categories:links · misc ·

links: the home

Cool Tools – UpLift Electric Sit-Stand Desk Base. I need to start standing while I work as well, enough with my swivel chair.

Little Green Notebook: Making a Wall Mural. Great big color mural here and the source, Wizard Prints.

How To Use IKEA Trones Storage Boxes in Every Room of the House | Apartment Therapy. We use three of these as recycling bins and they are great – large enough to hold a gallon size container or a newspaper, shallow enough to fit in our limited space and they disappear on the wall.

How to Make Gold Leaf Wall Art | Brit + Co.

· comments [2] · 09-4-2014 · categories:links · the home ·

links: food

The Best Sweet Use for Your Smoker? Smoked Ice Cream | Serious Eats.

What We Really Taste When We Drink Wine : The New Yorker. “Do we actually want to eliminate expectation and create an experience of tasting that approximates blindness? Galloni doesn’t think so. Having spent a big part of his career as a critic in blind tastings, he now fully embraces context as one of the major parts of his enjoyment of and appreciation for wine.”

ciao samin: All I Want to Eat. Cold dressings for cold foods.

Where to Eat Outdoors in Seattle, 2014 Edition | Serious Eats.

The best beer in baseball – Washington Post. “Seattle sells beers from 20 breweries based in the state of Washington, the highest number of in-state offerings in Major League Baseball.” Via Metafilter.

Cheesy Stuffed Poblanos | How Sweet It Is.

The Complete Guide to Burger Blends | FirstWeFeast.com. Via Kottke.

Muhammara Recipe – 101 Cookbooks. “It’s a traditional red pepper spread originating from Syria made with a beguiling blend of red peppers, walnuts, olive oil, pomegranate molasses”. Yum.

How to Make Pocky at Home at Food 52. Via Craftzine.

· comments [1] · 08-28-2014 · categories:food · links ·

links: shopping

Find a Nail Polish That Lasts – Consumer Reports News. Their most recommended is a $2 bottle of polish! It’s Sinful Colors brand, which I’ve been using for my toenails for a few years now. I’m stupidly thrilled to be validated for my frugality here. Via Super Punch.

Made in America: The Girls of a Certain Age. I had no idea some of these brands are made in the USA, this is a good list to keep in mind.

Rich People Gotta Upholster Too | dooce®. Sarah Brown on Restoration Hardware then and now. I second this.

I Have Been Waiting My Whole Life For This Butter Knife at The Frisky. That is indeed a very clever butter knife.

· comments [9] · 08-21-2014 · categories:links · shopping ·