08 June 2012

Weekend linkage

"These are the Visigoth grandmas. They sit around knitting things and playing Tiddlywinks."



For your weekend dinner, I'd recommend this kale and sausage stew over creamy cauliflower. An unorthodox clafoutis made a delicious dessert.*

Cute: a "creative dating guide." I am going to print this out and stick it on the fridge once we're off the farm (i.e. when we actually have time to devote to hobbies).

Glass rings containing miniscule snowglobe scenes, from skiers to nuns to clowns.

The Les Mis trailer is out! This could be good. (Also, pictures.) The lead actors will do all their own singing, which I find exciting.

Downton Abbey paper dolls. HA. The Thomas and O'Brien set includes "evil cape," "evil soap," and "evil flour."

I do love how my hair looks at the beach. Maybe I'll give this sea salt spray a shot.

An amazing TED talk from Sir Ken Robinson, on creativity in education. "If you think of it, the whole system of public education around the world is a protracted process of university entrance, and the consequence is that many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they're not, because the thing they were good at in school wasn't valued--or actually stigmatized. And I think we can't afford to go on that way."

Big Rock Candy Mountain by The Soggy Bottom Boys on Grooveshark

*I used 1/3 cup almond meal and 2 tablespoons coconut flour, went with butter and sour cream, omitted the nutmeg, combined it all in the blender rather than using a whisk--and you may want to choose strawberries now that they are in season. Serve in small squares and spoon on some whipped cream for a luxurious accent.

1 comment:

  1. Everyone with kids should listen to Sir Ken Robinson's talk. I heard it several years ago... gave me a different perspective and much food for thought.