Will it Blend?
Have you ever wanted to see what a golf club slurry looks like? How about a Spam milkshake (can included)? Well, now you can. The fine folks at Will it Blend shove everything from an iPhone to Chuck Norris in a high-powered blender, just to see what happens. Most of the time, it’s evisceration, but there are surprises. (Needless to say, don’t try this at home.)
Blog of the Week
Money Saving Mom
From the mastermind of this site comes Money Saving Mom, a virtual textbook on buying boatloads of groceries for a nearly negligible price. Her CVS guidelines alone are worth the browse, but gah – give yourself time to go through the whole site. Mind-bogglingly useful.
Movie of the Week
If the contents of my brain were ripped out of my skull and slapped on film, this is what it would look like (possibly with fewer senior citizens). A gentle, quiet movie with very little dialogue, Babette’s Feast explores everything I love about food: its unifying aspects, its artistry, and its ability to make me drool, Pavlovian-style.
Organization of the Week
Imagine teaching 20 kids how to cook from five states over. It’s possible! Every school year, teachers of disadvantaged youths from all over the country submit innovative classroom programs to Donors Choose. Then, regular ol’ people like you and me check the site and fund the activity/teacher of our choosing. I linked to the “food” ideas here, but really the whole site is worth a look.
Quote of the Week
"If wishes and buts were clusters of nuts we'd all have a bowl of granola." – Geoffrey Jellineck (Paul Dinello), Strangers with Candy
Tip of the Week
In most everyday dishes, chicken stock can be swapped freely with vegetable broth. It’s a great method for feeding/pacifying vegetarians AND their lesser-understood counterparts, vegans.
Untried Cheap, Healthy Recipe of the Week
Curried Lentil Soup with Chicken from Blue Kitchen
I’m on a soup-n-chili kick. Autumn must be here. (It’s about time, yo.)
Video of the Week (Food Division)
“Coffee and TV” – Blur
Super-inventive video about the perilous adventures of a sentient, lonely milk carton. As a special bonus, it’s paired with one of Blur’s least annoying songs (which means it sounds a little bit like Fountains of Wayne).
(Photo courtesy of TBO.com.)