link lovin’ – october 2014

october links

Happy Halloween! Any plans to stuff your face with sweets and scare yourself to sleep tonight? If you’re on the lookout for spooky stories, I recommend Penpal.


My Grandma The Poisoner

The Kiss That Changed Video Games

Cairo, Egypt from the perspective of a garbage man

Confessions of a Former Internet Troll

Kitchens Around the World

Stunning Photos of San Francisco from the 1940s and 1950s


I picked up some fennel the other day to make Fennel Pickle with Lemon and Ginger from Ham Pie Sandwiches. I’m thinking I’ll use the pickles for homemade banh mi.

What am I going to do with all this chard and radicchio?, I wondered when I picked up my weekly CSA. The next day, Elise from Simply Recipes posted Farro with Swiss Chard and Radicchio, so I made a big batch of it. The rest went into salads and frittatas.

Roasted Pumpkin and Carrot Lentil Dal from Delicious Istanbul.

I’ve been baking up loaves of peasant bread from Alexandra Cooks about twice a month. After seeing beet caviar recipe from 101 Cookbooks, I think it’s time to bake up another loaf.

Nutella Pocket Cookies (from Home Cooking in Montana) with a glass of Lemongrass Ginger Chai (from Noms for the Poor) would really hit the spot.

I was so happy to find chestnuts for sale here, but I haven’t made anything with them yet. I think I’ll start with this Bulgur Pilaf With Chestnuts and Spicy Tangerine Brown Butter from The New York Times.

Share your thoughts. Don't be a weenie.
  1. Eileen says:

    Yay! Be sure to let me know how your pickles turn out! And now I also want a banh mi. :)

    • rose says:

      The pickles turned out great! But I should’ve splurged on some quality pate for my banh mi instead of making a paste out of chickpeas, walnuts, and spices.