Summer is fast approaching friends, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say it’s by far, my favourite time of year. It’s BBQ season and time for visiting with friends. It’s beach time. Pool time. S’mores time.
Dreamy Rhubarb Ice Cream Tarts time.
I want to make dishes to share with my friends and family, that don’t leave me stranded in the kitchen. I love this recipe for Rhubarb Ice Cream because it requires no ice cream maker or custard base at all. But it tastes churned people! It tastes creamy and sweet just as it should, with only minutes to prepare.
Each bite is slightly tart and sugary sweet. There are ribbons of roasted pink rhubarb throughout. The addition of a graham tart shell, pistachios, whipped cream and strawberries just simply put this over the top. But don’t stress, this is just as sublime and refreshing when scooped…
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*In case you’re curious, Lifeline is a choose-your-own-adventure style game. My unpaid for opinion is, it’s a really unique and engaging app, but it’s also a pretty short game that you really only get two plays out of (pretty much the only game I’ve allowed notifications to be on for!). I have a few other knit-picky issues with it, but I did have fun with it and I’ve spent $3 in worse ways. Like the other week when I bought a bunch of bananas and then promptly smashed them in the car. (I ate them anyways.)
**Also, I made-up the title from an earlier draft where I made a joke about “plutonium” relationships (get it, like platonic! cause I was talking about radiation!), but I wasn’t sure if the joke came through or not. Sometimes I get a little carried away with the really obscure puns I make up. (Please…
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Before I went to Romania several people warned me it might be dangerous, that I should look out. Oh man were they right–why just the other morning a calf escaped and took off down the dirt road with his new wobbly legs splayed all about with dad and granny chasing after him. I mean, who know what might have happened to us.
While I acknowledge that a couple of weeks in Romania does not make me an expert on it’s culture, I strongly believe in having my own first hand experiences and I want to share with you what I learned.
First some myths:
Romania is dangerous. Close encounters with runaway calves aside, Romania is not dangerous to tourists. Sure, the area around the train station in Bucharest is a bit dodgy, but no worse than in any other European city. And just like in the rest of Europe…
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When it comes to social media images, it’s hard to beat the appeal of an illustrated quote. People love quotes. They can convey great truths, they can make you laugh, make you cry. If they’ve got a little picture, people want to share them. When they do, they help build your brand.
Everyone quoted Dr. Benjamin Spock when I was a kid. He was the acknowledged child-rearing expert. Today, I’m quoting two other experts. So to speak.
Robert Fulghum is a bestselling author. He gained fame with his book, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten.
Mark Armstrong received his doctorate in Pediatric Illustration from Mark Armstrong University, where he was the only student. He graduated first in his class.
I worry a lot about kids being exposed to bad example these days– any thoughts?
Are you familiar with “the terrible twos“? Got any…
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What if you had worked your whole life, based on the hope of a better world for your children, and then discovered that the better world already existed, and that you weren’t allowed in? And what if that better world was built on the captive labor of you and thousands of others like you?
That’s the premise of Red Rising, the first novel in a trilogy by debut author Pierce Brown. Young Darrow, a member of a social class called the Reds, has toiled for his entire life on the bleak interior of Mars, mining raw materials that are to be used to terraform the surface someday. But after a string of events that turn his life upside down (I don’t want to give away too many plot points), he is brought to the surface and discovers that the terraforming is already done, and that the Golds, the top…
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Thick tiredness grows on the people that turn the lights out late, and the morning Judies that stalk Starbucks at 4:00 a.m…just before they open. Chapped businessmen and women grow moans from outside while emerald-aproned soldiers ready their arms. Depressed merchants sell worn blankets and moon rocks for the first time over by the corner of Mocha Street. Martians walk in circles, contemplating the idea of a life where being a swinger is a more common tradition. The heroes and revolutionaries live under copses. When the shade coldens, an unfelt warmth takes them to the streets so they can fulfill their duties and think about theories of creation and their own. At the library, a messiah reads The God Delusion and considers taking a half-hour nap to see the sunset at approximately fifteen after 6:00 p.m., again. She questions the world of atoms and how time reflects the purpose of…
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Just call me Lorn!
This week was a busy one so I didn’t watch too many shows, but I carved out time for the second to last episode of Revenge, which was insane. The finale airs this Sunday and I can’t wait. If you watch Revenge, please tell me you’re also freaking out about what’s going to happen! I’ve been on a frozen yogurt kick lately and have to exercise some serious self-control from having it every day. But that’s just one of the perks of warmer weather, right? Now, let’s wrap up the week with a recap…
GLUTEN-FREE: May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month and I had the chance to interview the founder of Tu-Lu’s Gluten-Free Bakery for…
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