CK Friday Links--Friday April 8, 2011

Here's yet another selection of interesting links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts and your feedback. PS: Follow me on Twitter!
How much extra will you pay for meat that's ethically raised? A former vegetarian draws the line in her supermarket aisle. (Cheap Healthy Good)

Don't ever settle for the someday speech. (A Life of Spice)

Foodies on the left and libertarians on the right both think farm subsidies have made unhealthy food cheaper. Both are wrong. (Good Food)

Really understanding the difference between wants, needs... and snotty comments from readers. (The Simple Dollar)

Recipe Links:
Here's a fascinating and flavorful new way to cook pasta: Pastato. (A Taste of Beirut)

These incredible Double Chocolate Coconut Slice and Bake Cookies will definitely hit your sweet spot. (5 Second Rule)

Stop smacking yourself and make this laughably easy and delicious dish: Chicken in Tarragon Mustard Cream Sauce. (Alosha's Kitchen)

Off-Topic Links:
Harsh, but true: Five things they never told you. (Cracked)

How to set effective intentions. (Rosine Caplot's Blog)

Why everybody hates Rebecca Black. Hint: it's not why you think. (The Last Psychiatrist)

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chacha1 said...

You are so right about snotty comments. I basically quit reading Simple Dollar because the comment cloud was so unproductive. As opposed to Get Rich Slowly, where typically the comments add a lot of value.

Thanks for another interesting set of links!

Matt @ SpoonMatters said...

@ chacha1: I agree. I've enjoyed TSD a lot more since I started using Google reader instead of visiting the site proper. The comments on there can often ruin the mood, unlike here.

Interesting post about farm subsidies and the cost of food. More than anything, I think it shows how you can selectively display data that will prove your point, no matter what point you're trying to make. It makes me wonder how careful the author had to be in his own selection of data? The inconvenient truth of data and statistics... or maybe I'm too skeptical.

Daniel said...

Agreed on The Simple Dollar. Hopefully I've succeeded in scaring away most of the whiners and snotty commenters here. Definitely I'm extremely happy with the level of discussion at CK, and a large part of the thanks goes to both of you.


Melissa said...

Thank you SO MUCH for including the chicken tarragon etc. dish. We loved it so much, I'm making it again this week, this time with enough for leftovers for lunches.

Also the 5 things... love love.

The ethical meat post on CHG reminded me of when my lines were drawn, and where, regarding various meats. And I'll tell ya, all ethics aside, it comes down to taste. Random grocery store meat tastes *gross* after you've paid for the good stuff. Beef, in particular.

And I really needed to read that someday speech post. I've been giving that a lot of thought lately, about my own dreams. Need some action now.