CK Food Links--Friday May 8, 2009

Here's yet another selection of particularly interesting links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts and your feedback.

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The Food Blog Code of Ethics
A joint project by Leah Greenstein of and Brooke Burton of It's an interesting concept with both benefits (more disclosure, better standards and less plagiarism are all good things) and drawbacks (who gets to decide what's in the code?). If anything it's a conversation-starter. I'd love to hear what readers and fellow bloggers think of it.

Shaved Asparagus with Pecorino at Eggs on Sunday
A recipe that has all of the traits we look for here at CK: it's laughably easy, it uses fresh veggies in season, and it includes just a few very simple ingredients.

Southwestern Chicken and Rice and Tex-Mex Chicken from Seriously Good
A double-shot of keeper recipes from Kevin's site. Both are easy and inexpensive. And the second one involves tequila.

Things Your Grandmother Knew
A blog I thought worth passing along--food, kitchen and household tips collected from vintage magazines from the 1930s and 1940s. Those tips we're all reading from food and frugality blogs out there? Our grandparents already thought of 'em. A few notable posts: Proper Care of Books, Gardening Tips and Common Terms Used in Cooking.

Spend Less, Eat Healthier at Cheap Healthy Good
We food bloggers can get wrapped around the axle with our debates on budgeting, couponing, locavorism and other food abstrusions. Kris distills everything down to six basic rules that will help you eat better and spend less.

Admittedly, our government and our media have more important things to do right now. But seriously, how often do you see mustard, the President, and outraged claims of media bias, all in one place? Even The Washington Post blog picked up the story, as did Eat Me Daily. Here's the outraged conservative take (be sure to read the comments), and Wonkette's rebuttal (also be sure to read the amusing comments).

How to Be Happy And Married: 24 Tips from a 24-Year-Old Marriage from Wise Bread
Wait, you mean a happy marriage doesn't happen automatically? Laura and I have been married for nearly 12 years, and I can tell you that everything on this list rings true. Particularly tip #2.

Filipino Fried Spring Rolls at Wandering Chopsticks
Our host WC gives us a less-laborious and pleasantly inexpensive recipe for that quintessential Asian food, the spring roll.

Master Cleanse at Jake and Amir
Gen Y's answer to Beavis and Butthead in a hilarious video on doing a Master Cleanse. Thanks to We Like It Raw for finding this.

Are There Really Two Scoops of Raisins in Raisin Bran? at Chow
If you ever wanted more proof that boxed cereal is a ripoff, here it is. Thanks to Cheap Healthy Good for pointing me to this one.

Fighting What You Eat: The Diet Cong at Spot-On
Kevin Weeks who weighs in on why our diet war is no more winnable now than ever before, despite throwing more resources, more money and more weight-loss plans at the problem. We're fighting a guerrilla war against our own bodies.

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USpace said...

The Left is just keeping this 'Mustard story' alive, the Right had a chuckle and moved on. There are many much more important things to criticize this administration about. The Left doesn't want people focusing on the big stuff, because that's where it's most dangerous to them. The Truth will bring them down, God willing.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
deify your dear leaders

they are supernatural
with magical qualities

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't protest tax increases

or support states' rights

melissa said...

Uhh. Wow.

Anyway. Love the marriage link. A lot more work goes into maintaining a long marriage than I realized when I said I Do almost 13 years ago. It's quite a journey (and a damn wonderful one, thank goodness).

Daniel said...

Hi USpace. Interesting faux haikus there.

Hi Melissa, yep, agreed... I had NO IDEA what I was getting into either. :) But it's been worth it. Thanks for your comment!