CK Friday Links--Friday December 30, 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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A simple introduction to natural sweeteners and how to use them. (A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa)

An exceptional, if occasionally bitter, recap of 2011's biggest food stories. (Small Bites)

A visual history of champagne, minus the death and dismemberment. (1 Wine Dude)

How to live comfortably on $36 a month for food. (Andrew Hyde)

"The problem with society is we aren't materialistic enough." (Miss Minimalist)

Recipe Links:
One of the easiest bread recipes out there: Irish Soda Bread. (30 Bucks a Week)

Intriguing! Brown Rice Risotto. (100 Days of Real Food)

Off-Topic Links:
Looking for ways to save a ton of money in 2012? Go on an "apparel diet" and embrace a year of conscious consumption. (The Great American Apparel Diet)

Shoot your inner critic and save your dreams. (A Life of Spice)

When you find yourself in a difficult or uncertain situation, don't automatically assume the worst. (Your Voice of Encouragement)

Give up on the idea of "perfect" -- it’s never done anyone the least bit of good. (Food For the Thoughtless)

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Matt @ SpoonMatters said...

Love the link about natural sweeteners. It really inspired me to start looking for local honey and experiment with using it in place of regular sugar. That post is a great find!

Daniel said...

Matt, thanks for the feedback, and totally agreed: that was a world-class article from Diana's blog.