CK Friday Links--Friday August 7, 2009

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

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I always have the deepest respect for food bloggers who candidly talk about cooking "fails" and their lessons learned. (Stacey Snacks)

The reviews are in for Julie & Julia and they are... bad: "narcissistic," "strained" and "another dreary romantic comedy." (Eat Me Daily)

What to do when your garden gets infected with potato blight. (Living the Frugal Life)

100 ways to use zucchini--instead of burying your neighbors in it! (Frantic Home Cook)

Cheryl sees more than she bargains for when she witnesses wild salmon caught, killed and processed in Alaska. (5 Second Rule)

How to carve a watermelon baby carriage and avoid dorky baby shower games. (Eat All About It)

Ever heard of black garlic? (Dana McCauley's Food Blog)

Is the sun setting on luxury wines? Consumers are finally waking up to the fact that most expensive wines just aren't worth it. (Good Grape)

Shattering the cliches behind the restaurant tasting menu. (The Ulterior Epicure)

My friends make me poor. (Naturally Frugal)

How to avoid annoying your friends with your frugality. (Wisebread)

Recipe Links:
A fun and unusual side dish: Plantains with Lemon Juice and Garlic. (30 Bucks a Week)

Baked Beans for the laughable price of 53c a serving. (REC(ession)IPES)

Beer for breakfast? Wheat Beer Scramble. (Accidental Hedonist)

Another recipe for my hummus blogroll: Roasted Garlic Hummus. (Andrea's Recipes)

Off-Topic Links:
Details of the plagiarism in Chris Anderson's new book, Free. (VQR Online, Quick Writing Tips, Anderson's response)

A disturbing story about seven (seven!) errors found in the NY Times' Walter Cronkite obituary. Be sure to skim the extraordinarily ruthless comments. (New York Times)

Two fascinating and counterintuitive takes on the pros and cons of Cash for Clunkers. (A Dash of Insight, Research Reloaded)

Learn how to play the greatest campfire songs of all time for free. (Brave New Traveler)

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Stacey Snacks said...

I had some wins this week too!
Thanks for linking me and have a great weekend!

Cheryl said...

Dan, you are far, far, far too kind. Thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

Cheryl, Dan is very kind but totally correct to praise your post.

Also, thanks for the link Dan and for commenting on my blog this week. See you on 'the internets' again soon.

Daniel said...

Hi Stacey, anytime. Thanks as always for the candor.

Cheryl, no thanks needed, you are a gifted writer and I'm happy to share your work with my readers.

Dana, likewise. I always learn something new when I visit your site.


Chloe (Naturally Frugal) said...

Thanks so much for the shout out Dan! I know it was a while ago but I just got around to seeing it on the blog.

Funny post, I love it!

Daniel said...

No worries Chloe, thank you for stopping by!