CK Friday Links--Friday October 30, 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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Win a date to the best restaurant in the world! Jules at stonesoup has reservations for two at Spain's famous El Bulli restaurant--and she's hosting a contest to choose a lucky winner to join her. (stonesoup)

When "healthy for you" labels began appearing on boxes of Fruit Loops, Marion Nestle stepped in and helped expose a laughable industry-sponsored food labeling campaign. (Food Politics)

A new way to think about organic farming: Biodynamics. (Dana McCauley's Food Blog)

Yikes. Don't get on Pim "Chez Pim" Techamuanvivit's bad side. (Opinionated About Dining, via Eat Me Daily)

Tyler discusses the perplexing intraday fluctuations in his weight and explains why he doesn't recommend stepping on the scales too often. (344 Pounds)

A wonderful story on how a bowl of soup and a ridiculous pair of dinosaur slippers turned into true love. (5 Second Rule)

Recipe Links:
A delicious and highly original Spicy Roasted Tomato Stew. (The Kitchen Mouse)

An easy, foolproof and creative twist on simple chicken: Smoked Paprika Chicken with Red-Skinned Potatoes. (Cookin' Canuck)

42 Bean Recipes, plus an explosively amusing guide to beans. (Cheap Healthy Good)

Off-Topic Links:
This week's unsolicited book recommendation: My blogging colleague Kris at Cheap Healthy Good just published a book! The Emergency Gift Book: More Than 100 Instant Gifts to the Rescue. Looks both entertaining and really useful.

Nearly 100 amazingly creative ways to reuse and recycle your old T-shirts. (Cover Your Arms via Almost Frugal)

Several disturbing reasons behind the recent spike in autism diagnoses. They're not what you think. (The Last Psychiatrist)

Just in time for elections: A thought-provoking argument on why it's pointless to vote. (The Freeman)

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link! I was traveling most of last week and I'm woefully behind on my reading so your list is going to be very helpful when I finally get my desk work caught up and can start surfing the internet again later this week.

Daniel said...

You're welcome Dana, and thanks for the positive vibes!