Monthly Archives For August 2010

5 Suggestions For Choosing The Best Cookbook

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cookbooks 101

The cookbook section of the bookstore seems too large. Its size is baffling when one considers how nearly all recipes are on websites or in magazines alongside ‘handy tips’ for color-coordinating the kitchen and dining room tablecloth.

Why would one purchase a cookbook with these other options? Is it tradition? Tangibility? The attractive photographs?

It might be education.

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Blackberry picking is worth the pain.

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It’s the end of blackberry season, by the way.

blackberry

This means that if you are tempted to buy an expensive batch in the grocery store, say ‘No’ and visit a U-Pick farm instead.

Or, if you live in rural England, go on a walk. They’re hanging on fences everywhere as common as dandelions.

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5 Creative Coffee Sack Pillows

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Over time, adults have learned to recognize and accept ugly pillows as a part of home decoration. These pillows aren’t necessarily natural; they’re more like social constructions, similar to political signs and white bread.

coffee sack pillows

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Fierljeppen: An extreme Dutch & Frisian sport.

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Fierljeppen [~ pronounced: ‘fee – earl – yeppen’] is literally translated as ‘far-leaping,’ a name that befits each contestant’s main goal: to leap over a canal without hitting the water.

Fierljeppen

In order to accomplish this task, the ‘ljepper’ must sprint towards the canal and jump onto a pole. Then, if s/he successfully grabs onto the pole, s/he must climb the pole and control which direction it tips.

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