29 August 2009

Weekend Crafts

A couple of crafts I would like to make some day:

Picnic Blanket
how to make a double sided picnic blanket
via Skip to my Lou

Felt Tea Bag
another felt food tutorial
via One Pretty Thing

26 August 2009

Linkage, Volume 80

FD - Failure with Dishonesty
B.C. university introduces grade worse than F
via Plime

Thorpe Park
theme park bans visitors from raising their arms after complaints of body odor
via Plime

Bake and Release
PSA alerting viewers to a terrible cookie epidemic
via Serious Eats

25 August 2009

Farmers Market Recipes

Here is some of the yummy food I have made with this year's wonderful produce:

Farfalle with Zucchini
I used this recipe as inspiration rather than follow it strictly, such as substituting romano for the blue cheese and adding roasted turkey breast.
via Serious Eats

Tomato Pie
I made two of these for church lunch, and they were a big hit.

Zucchini and Corn Fritters
via Serious Eats
Very highly recommed this recipe - so easy and so delicious.

Tomato & Thyme Jam
via Slashfood
This has such a wonderfully unusual mix of flavors that I just can't stop eating it!

13 August 2009

Kentucky Farmers' Markets

This past weekend, I went to my local farmers' market and bought the most delicious peaches I have ever eaten. Their sweet yellow flesh was so juicy that they were impossible to eat without getting messy. I also picked up zucchini squash (that I made into sauce for pasta, similar to this recipe), roma tomatoes (that I made into tomato pie), and baked goods from a local natural bakery.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has compiled a list of farmers' markets for 2009. The list of registered farmers' markets is organized by county. Support local agriculture!

12 August 2009

Linkage, Volume 79

CDC Camp
where kids learn to be disease detectives
via Plime

how to make customized ice cream drumsticks at home
via Serious Eats

Epic Fail
How Fail Went from Verb to Interjection
via Plime

Incredible Product
Announcing the new Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge device, otherwise known as the BOOK!

06 August 2009

127 Sale

Today marks the beginning of the annual World's Longest Yard Sale. The sale runs 654 miles along the US-127 corridor, from West Unity, OH, to Gadsden, AL. Happy hunting!

04 August 2009

Linkage, Volume 78

How to Behave
New Rules for Highly Evolved Humans
via Swissmiss

Morse Code Typo
how do you spell Pittsburgh?
via Neatorama

Questions from a Muslim Friend
a response to a question on the core beliefs about Christianity
via Plime

Foil Hats
51 Conspiracy Theories That Don't Exist But Should
number 7 is my personal favorite
via Plime

02 August 2009

Pentatonic Scale

World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

via Miss Cellania.


"28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."

Isaiah 40:28-31 (New International Version)