NPR had a neat piece today on the original globe-trotters: tomatoes, coffee, and pepper. It’s so amazing to me how simple ingredients have evolved to impact so much in history. It reminds me a bit of Mark Kurlansky’s Salt: A World History, only far more concise and to the point. Def a very cool illustration.
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This one goes out to Pops, who is hopefully enjoying his favorite Coors Extra Gold at some point today. Maybe even go crazy and have two. Love you Popperito. via
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I can’t decide if this guy is cute or creepy. Either way, he’s got me jonesin’. via
If only they knew how close they come to the glue factory sometimes.
Bring It, Big Daddy
Guess who’s back on the horse, baby. Running regularly is finally (finally!) a habit again. I spent nearly two months reconditioning myself by running a few days a week after work. I (slowly, frustratingly) morphed from a gasping, lumbering mess to a not always gasping and more delicately lumbering mess. At various points over the last six months I Googled for a running club closer...
I made these for the boy last Saturday in anticipation of his birthday. Kick off birthday week with a fun yum and all that. Four ingredient nutella brownies couldn’t be easier. They could, in my humble opinion, be yummier. They were far too cakey and crumbly for my taste. My heart firmly belongs to the dense, rich, chewy brownie camp — none of this cake-like cop-out mumbo...
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
The June book for the From Left to Write book club is The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. The book, a sort of scientific observation / memoir hybrid, chronicles Elisabeth’s days and nights while seriously ill and bedridden. Not much detail is given as to her condition aside from the fact that she cannot move — the simple act of rolling from one side to the other is ...
This is what noon looks like at our house: Frank curled up on the landlord’s bag and Taco passed out upside down on the bed. They’re so damn cute. If only they were always asleep.