CK Friday Links--Friday March 26, 2010

Greetings readers! This week features a slightly briefer-than-normal Friday links, since this week and next we've left Santiago and are now on the road, enjoying a week and a half long road trip to northern Chile. Right now, we are in the quaint and friendly town of Vicuña. This is an amazing country!

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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Ten critical tips for foolproof recipe writing. (stonesoup) Bonus post: Seven kitchen time-savers.

How food blogger Jaden Hair manages 40,000 Twitter followers. (Food Blog Forum) And I thought I had arrived when I cracked 1,000!

Everything you'll ever need to know about sorting, soaking, cooking and taste-testing dried beans. (Christie's Corner)

I'll give a free economics textbook to the first reader who can name three problems (there are at least five) with the logic of this blog post claiming "bags of oranges cost more than Coke." (The Consumerist)

Recipe Links:
A delicious and suprisingly easy Green Risotto Primavera. Perfect for the first hints of spring. (Bittersweet Blog)

My favorite budget food blog posts an easy and delicious Swiss Chart Tart. (30 Bucks a Week)

The best damn Whole Wheat Cheddar Cornmeal Scones in the land. (Beach Eats)

Off-Topic Links:
A fascinating and highly counterintuitive discussion on concerns about the healthcare bill from a diabetic--keep in mind, this is exactly the type of person who'd benefit from this legislation. Read with an open mind. (A Sweet Life)

Why it's rather silly to complain about your problems. Don't review and rehash what you don't want. (Steve Pavlina's Blog)

Understanding, accepting and making the most out of your mind's cycle of creativity. (The Change Blog)

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Viveca from FatigueBeGone said...

I would love more recipes that don't use dairy ... my husband is lactose intolerant. dang.

Hope you are enjoying your trip!

Cheers. V.

Daniel said...

Thanks for the feedback Viveca... I'd be happy to find some for you. Stay tuned!


Tara said...

Hi there! I'm slightly obsessed with cooking/nutrition blogs and stumbled upon yours, looking forward to seeing your posts on my Google reader! I actually live in Valparaiso, Chile, moved here about a month ago to teach English at a university here. Was in Vicuña two weeks ago, soooo beautiful. Make sure you head to a pisco vineyard! Enjoy the rest of your time in Chile!

P.S... thanks for the link on dried beans, I am so used to using mainly canned beans (which are basically non-existent here) so I'm trying to get the hang of prepping/cooking dried beans here!


Daniel said...

Hola Tara!
Happy to oblige, that post on beans was definitely linkworthy--it was from my blogging colleague Charmian Christie who runs a great site. We are finding the same thing that you are in Chile: dried beans are easy to find and really cheap, while canned beans are nearly impossible to find.

You are lucky to live in Valparaiso! We loved it there and were sorry to have to leave so soon.


The Diva on a Diet said...

Thanks for the link love, Dan! I'm not kidding, they really are the best damn scones in the land! ;)

Enjoy the rest of your trip, I know you will!!