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{Weekend Link Love} A La Hurricane Sandy

I am stuck inside today, working from home, because the MTA has shut down public transportation in NYC.

So what better way to spend my time than sharing some link love for all of you who are also sitting at home, bored of watching/listening to the TV/radio broadcasts about this storm that hasn’t quite hit yet!

I have a lot of links because it’s been a while since I did one of these.

Recipe Link Love

  • Roasted Fruit - This sounds like a great recipe for those of us who have a lot of fruit sitting around (hello, seasonal apples and pears). Suggested use: oatmeal or dessert topping.
  • Argentinean Empanadas – Back in August, Bobby and I went down to visit Coco for her baby shower. (She has since had her beautiful daughter!) Coco made the most delicious Argentinean Empanadas, and promised me the recipe – so here it is. Can’t wait to make these.
  • Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie - I am not gluten free nor even gluten sensitive, but this pumpkin pie sounds really good. Plus, it’s filled with kabocha – so how could it go wrong?
  • Pork and Poblano Stew – Over the weekend we picked up a 2-person (2 quart) crockpot from Target (there’s one up on 116th Street). I think this stew would be a great candidate for the new appliance. Did I mention the crockpot was only $11?
  • Protein Smoothie - Okay, okay – this is actually link #2 from Voodies but I think me and Caren must have some kind of psychic food connection going on. I always star her recipes to save and make for later. I haven’t made this yet, but I’m planning on trying it out for a dessert sometime soon.
  • Browned Butter and Cardamom Carrot Pudding – I starred this when I had a bunch of carrots to use up, but I don’t have them anymore (they went into the crock pot for a beef stew on Saturday). Fortunately this recipe still sounds good. Next time I have carrots I know what I’m making.
  • Spiced Pork and Butternut Squash with Sage - I have about a bajillion 3 butternut squash sitting on my table. (This is down from at least 10 – I got to take leftovers one week from my CSA.) When Hurricane Sandy is gone I think I will buy pork and make this mouth-watering meal. Not sure if I will use sage – I have so many dried herbs from my CSA that I’m trying to use up.
  • Butternut Squash Salad - Though if I can’t get to the store for pork, maybe I will just make this meatless butternut squash dish. The ingredients and directions could not be simpler. I’m just not sure I have the patience to slice a butternut with a mandoline. But it sure looks delicious.

Books To Read & Movies to Watch

  • I’m always looking for book suggestions and Lisa’s list looks pretty good. I have already read Gone Girl (loved it up until the ending) but the others look good too.
  • Bobby sent me this list of Most Anticipated Films of Fall/Winter 2012. Looks like a good list! I don’t watch TV anymore so I never know what new movies are coming out. We really want to see Argo though. Anyone seen it yet?
  • I might have revived my old linguistics blog. Just wrote a post today.


I will stop there, even though I have more. Links really pile up when you don’t do link love every week. I’ll save the rest for next time. I realize I’m a bit heavy on the recipes, but I am okay with that.

What are you doing today? Are you affected by Hurricane Sandy?

I hope you stay safe if you’re in an area that’s getting hit by the storm. I plan on staying inside most of the day. (Though… I might venture out for yoga? Would that be stupid? It’s only a few blocks away.) Aside from that I’m just working as much as I can. Internet is very slow so it’s kind of difficult.

Weekend Link Love – 1.22.2012

I only have a few links this week. Some weeks the internet is full of link love nuggets and other weeks I find myself searching high and low for interesting articles.

Random Links of Love

Gena @ Choosing Raw linked to a really insightful article on HuffPo about the half lives of eating disorders. Gena does a much better job dissecting the article than I could, so I encourage you to check out her thoughts on the matter. As a recovered ED-person, I found myself nodding along with both posts, and I think anyone with an interest in mental health would find them intriguing. Liu delves into the genetic aspects of ED susceptibility and personality traits associated with the disease.

I’m sure most of you have seen the various “Sh;t XYZs Say” videos floating around lately, but just in case you haven’t, here are some of my favorites:


Some Yums I Want To Make

Biz’s Buffalo Chicken Chowder looks so good, and so simple. Cannot wait to make this.

Banana Bread Snack Cake from How Sweet It Is.

Butternut Risotto (low calorie!) from Foodie Fiasco.

That’s about it. Bobby and I had a great weekend. We slept in yesterday (far too late to admit here) and went to an afternoon yoga class with Bobby’s coworker (this is turning into a tradition). We followed that up with a late lunch at Whole Foods (also turning into a tradition), and then a movie: The Ides of March.

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I thought it was great! Made me want to be in politics though. Perhaps I will join my community board – I’ve been meaning to for a while. Funny side note – in the movie poster (above) I never realized that the half of the face on the magazine was George Clooney. I just thought it was the other half of Ryan Gosling’s face (::swoon::) photoshopped for some reason. Now of course it’s obvious.

Today we had an exciting errand and my mom came up for a brief visit and a late brunch at Effy’s. We’re off to visit family this evening and I think Bobby wants to watch the game.

How was your weekend?

Five Things Friday – from France!

Bounjour again from Paris! We are here until Sunday in the wee hours of the morning. (We leave around 9ish France time which is 3am NYC time.) We’re having a lovely time and I will be sure to post more pictures soon. I just can’t stay away from blogging. I’m glad I have a hobby that is cathartic and calming and makes me feel at home even when I am halfway round the world. Anyway, today I wanted to share some thingsClare has recently been doing this meme and I thought I might try it as well this week. I always have things to tell you guys about.

  1. Clare is giving away a t-shirt. It ends tomorrow (6/11) at midnight.
  2. I am in love with cutoff jean shorts. I just saw two today – on Little Tin Soldier AND on What Would a Nerd Wear. I cannot resist any longer. I will have to pick up a pair of thrift shop jeans when I get back to the states and hack away.
    jean shorts Five Things Friday   from France!
  3. The other week, err, month, I finished reading this book: The Philosopher and the Wolf. A college friend gave it to me (back in college he was always giving me books to read – it was great), and upon finishing it I promptly gave it to Bobby. The book is memoir-ish and follows the lives of Rowlands (the author) and Brenin (the wolf). Rowlands, a “snarly misanthrope” (an accurate characterization by a reviewer – but in a good way) writes about what he has learned about the human animal by observing the wolf. I hesitate to say “his” wolf, as Brenin seems to have been just as much an owner of Rowlands. A wonderful book, with incredibly intelligent insights into the nature of us “apes”.18 philosopher and the wolf Five Things Friday   from France!Side note: The friend is actually Bobby’s best friend from middle school and high school – they were in school together from 6th or 7th grade all the way through the end of college. He was Bobby’s best man and Bobby will be his; his fiance was my bridesmaid and I’m going to be hers in November.She was my freshman roommate and then the next year we met Bobby and his friend. They started dating a year after we did icon smile Five Things Friday   from France!
  4. Last week I saw Midnight in Paris (Minuit a Paris) with my cousin, and then saw it again last night with Bobby here… a Paris. It is possibly my favorite Woody Allen movie. Go see it.
    midnight in paris Five Things Friday   from France!
  5. Catacombs were so cool. Over 6 million (six millione, en francais) sets of bones now lie underneath the streets of Paris in out of use limestone mines.
    15 maggie catacombs Five Things Friday   from France! 14 maggie catacombs Five Things Friday   from France!

That’s it for my 5 things. What a fun way to share juicy little tidbits. What are your things, and what are you doing this weekend?

This weekend for us – tomorrow we are going to go museum hopping and then Sunday we are headed back to the states. And Monday it is back to work. This week has flown by.

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