Weekend Links

Posted by on July 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

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Right now our gar­den is pump­ing out huge, great tast­ing veg­gies, and our toma­toes are just get­ting started.  My hus­band is respon­si­ble for this bounty, and he keeps tweak­ing things until he has a per­fect crop.  My thumb is not nearly as green– I mis­tak­enly col­lected pep­per plant leaves instead of basil, and pulled gar­lic that I thought was green onions (I may have got­ten in trou­ble for this).  I find that the sim­plest prepa­ra­tion brings out the best fla­vors– raw in a salad or lightly steamed– and that com­pli­cated recipes are just not nec­es­sary with freshly picked pro­duce.  That is the beauty of sum­mer.  If you don’t have a gar­den, visit your local farmer’s mar­ket, and you’ll get to enjoy that fresh from the gar­den taste. I leave you with some links that are too good to pass up:

So far we’ve made this Keeper Greek Salad from pop­pytalk twice, and it is by far the best tast­ing Greek salad recipe we’ve come across. There’s some chop­ping involved, but it’s well worth the effort.

There have been some frus­trat­ing tears shed recently over the state of a cer­tain doll’s hair in our house. Luck­ily I came across this tuto­r­ial from lil blue boo for detan­gling doll hair.

I’m always look­ing for crafts to do with the kids, and this seascape art from smart class looks like a great sum­mer art project.

A five-minute ener­giz­ing work­out on fitsugar.

Sum­mer­time learn­ing is never a bad thing, and mod­ern par­ents messy kids has great links and ideas for explor­ing the world.

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