link lovin’ – february 2014

linklovin february 2014
Zingerman’s // Portraits of Boston // Retronaut

What I’m reading: The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life by Tom Reiss
What I’m listening to: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by the Countess of Carnarvon
What I’m playing: Papers, Please by Lucas Pope
What I’m eating: Shepherd’s pie. I’ll need to make it again so I can take photos!


// Michigan pals, pre-order your paczkis from Zingerman’s while there’s still time.  I’ve pre-ordered all five flavors, chocolate pudding, sweet ricotta cheese, rose hip, plum, and raspberry. Can’t wait!

// Love me some dumplings. These homemade pierogies by the Sugar Hit are on my to-make list.

// Still keeping warm this winter with lots of soups. This  Curried Cauliflower Apple Soup is a new favorite.

// This Fennel, Mint, and Pea Salad from Chef in Disguise makes me long for spring.

// Our last attempt at making a dutch baby resulted in a shattered plate and scrounging the table (and yes, the floor) for bits of pancake. Maybe I’ll give this Blueberry Lemon Dutch Baby by Hungry Girl Por Vida if I’m feeling adventurous.

// A couple years ago, I bought a springform pan to make a cheesecake recipe I found from Smitten Kitchen. I never made the cheesecake and I’m not sure if I’ve ever used this springform pan. Would this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake finally get me to use the pan? Probably not, but I would so eat this if someone made it for me.


// My favorite Lynda instructor’s tips on Finding Client Zero.

// Erin E. Flynn’s tips on how to choose a color palette for your website. I found this quite helpful, as I’m hoping to launch a redesign of the blog in the next month.

// Pop up ads are back – Sigh. No, I don’t want to sign up for your newsletter. Go away forever.

Everything else:

// The 1863 Brighthon swimming club is happy to see you. Some more so than others.

// As much as I love Humans of New York, Portraits of Boston is a close second in terms of photography and stories.

// A piece on how it is expensive to be poor in America, written by Barbara Ehrenreich, the author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America.

// The Names They Gave Me – shout out to everyone with a goofy name who dreaded roll call.

// From The Smithsonian Mag, Beautiful Anatomical Skeletons, Posed and Photographed As Sculptures

// Duran Duran on repeat forever.

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  1. Nice list, and thanks for including me in it!

  2. Thank you kindly for including a recipe of mine in your post
    It was a true pleasure to discover your blog