CK Friday Links--Friday May 20, 2011

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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How watching her four-year-old draw leads to a food writer's creative rebirth. (A Life of Spice)

Five easy ways to keep $20 (or more) in your wallet. And a ton of added ideas in the comments. (Owl Haven)

Critical thinking alert! Tell me what's wrong with this post: Processed meats "declared" too dangerous for human consumption. (Total Health Breakthroughs, via Mary McKitricks' Blog)

The incredible value of minimalism in cooking... even after you drop $200 on a pot. (The Simple Dollar)

Recipe Links:
Delicious, easy and hilariously cheap: Chickpea Salad with Feta and Herbs. (The Merry Gourmet)

I'll never look at granola the same way again: Elvis Granola! (Eat, Live, Run via Cook, Pray, Love)

Did you know about National Empanada Day? How to make Empanadas. (Chew on That)

Off-Topic Links:
Unsolicited book recommendation of the week: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. I've read this book three times over the past ten years and I'm convinced it's one of most inspiring books out there on how to "keep at it" when writing.

Why you should write poems to those you love. (Black Hockey Jesus)

On knowing your audience. (Ben Casnocha)

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Stuart Carter said...

Oh dear. Where to begin on "total health breakthroughs"?

Presentation of percentage risk increase without provision of the numbers that it relates to.

Scare words.

Unverified statements.

No provision of links to the report to allow people to make up their own minds.

Ignoring of ways to offset and/or eliminate the risks.

Ignoring the facts of daily life.

Ignoring the realities of the world we live in.

And that'll do me for now: BRB, applying brain bleach to the neurons affected by the stupidity of that article.

Daniel said...

Excellent answers Stuart. And yet I have perfectly well-educated friends who were truly rattled by that article.


Martha said...

I seriously question anyone who is "on a mission: to explore, uncover and share the truth about harmful foods and beverages, prescription drugs, medical practices and the dishonest marketing practices that drive these industries."
Just how trustworthy are his findings...when he researches with this agenda?

Daniel said...

Another excellent point. Of course, at least this article states it up front... there are many articles and authors claiming to uncover "risks"--and doing it under the guise of a false objectivity.


Cynthia said...

Oh, Daniel! Thank you so much for the "total health breakthroughs". I haven't laughed this much in ages. Everything can cause cancer.
The main cause of death, is life.