CK Friday Links--Friday May 7, 2010

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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Ten cheap shortcuts that make cooking infinitely easier. (Cheap Healthy Good)

How to handle social pressure when following a diet that differs from your friends and family. (Choosing Raw) Bonus Post: How to build a meal-sized salad.

Five ways apartment dwellers can grow their own food. (The Good Human, via Almost Frugal)

An interesting history of the controversy surrounding raw milk. (Diary of a Locavore)

Ten tips for optimal vegetable storage. (stonesoup)

Recipe Links:
Laughably easy and tasty: Grilled Chile Lime Chicken. (Beach Eats)

Simple to make and cool-looking! Zebra Cake. (The Big Bite)

Okay, warning: NOT EASY. But this recipe for homemade Croissants looks doable by a normal person. I'm looking forward to trying it out in the coming weeks. (Fresh From the Oven)

Off-Topic Links:
On giving unsolicited advice. (The Art of Non-Conformity)

A short history of the most famous scream in Hollywood. (Metal Shed Movies, via Mary McKitrick's Voiceover Blog)

Good tips on successfully dealing with customer service representatives--from a person who used to work in the field. (Consumerism Commentary)

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Anonymous said...

Interesting links. I love croissants but not sure if I want to spend the time to make something that will probably turn out not-edible. =)

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Interesting article on apartment dwelling. I live in an apartment and I have nothing more than a balcony (that's way smaller than the patio featured in the article), but I do grow my own herbs on it. Last year I tried tomatoes, but only got 3 tiny tomatoes the whole summer. I think it had to so with the rainy spring and summer we had. NY doesn't have the best growing season.