Thursday, January 29, 2009

CHG Favorites of the Week

Food Blog of the Week
Simple Mom
Another entry for the “How have I not seen this yet?” file. Expatriate mom Tsh takes cues from both Real Simple and Zen Habits to create the ultimate easygoing parenting guide. The blog design is outstanding, the recipes are fun, and the organizational tips are through the roof. Suggested.

Food Comedy of the Week
Epicurious: Salted Water for Boiling
Come for the recipe (“When salting water for cooking, use 1 tablespoon of salt for every 4 quarts of water.”), but stay for 808 hilarious reviews (“Yeah, like everyone has all that stuff in their pantry,” and “My husband hated it and refuses to eat it. He says it's too salty and watery. Thanks for nothing, Epicurious.”) (Thanks to Serious Eats for the link.)

Food Quote of the Week
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.” - Alice May Brock

Food Video of the Week
“Les Poissons” from The Little Mermaid
This suggestion came from Liza’s entry in the CHG Cookbook Giveaway (still happening!). Hurry and watch before Disney sues our pants off!

Totally Unrelated Extra-Special Bonus of the Week
War City
Someone took old war photos of (what I think is) Russia, and photoshopped them over pictures of the same city today. Talk about rebuilding. Brief and incredibly interesting.

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1 comment:

Cam said...

The pics are of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) 65 yrs ago during the blockade (I think - my Russian's pretty rusty). Those pics are really impressive.