CK Friday Links--Friday April 30, 2010

Greetings from Mendoza, Argentina! I'm here on a brief vacation from Spanish language classes, and am sad to say that after nearly three months in Chile, Laura and I are winding down our stay here (actually, Laura is already home and back working at her job). It's been an absolutely amazing experience--and yes, that includes experiencing one of history's strongest earthquakes.

I'm really looking forward to sharing with readers what I've learned about Chilean food and drink while we've been here. Look for (hopefully several) upcoming posts in the coming weeks and months.

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

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Michael Ruhlman, author of the book Ratio, on why it's basically pathetic to complain that you don't have time to cook. (Huffington Post)

On setting a good example for people struggling with body-image issues. (What I Weigh Today)

Seven steps to eating less meat now. (No Meat Athlete)

Some great tips to make it out of the grocery store with your budget intact. (Almost Frugal)

Recipe Links:
A laughably easy recipe for Best Buttermilk Biscuits. (A Mingling of Tastes)

Really interesting! Green Chile Chowder. (Homesick Texan)

Easy to make and easy on the wallet: Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken. (Andrea Meyers' Food Blog)

Off-Topic Links:
Why it's both unhealthy and egocentric to blame yourself for other people’s problems. (The Change Blog)

Why you should start a blog--even if you don't have anything to promote. (There Are No Rules, via @elizabethscraig)

An exceptional interview with a photographer balancing a full-time job, four kids, and a quest to publish one million photos during his lifetime. (The Art of Non-Conformity)

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