Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Distractions -- Random Links & Recipes Bookmarked

Ready for the weekend? I always am... To help you pass your Friday here are the highlights of what distracted me this week online, what I bookmarked that I hope to one day eat and a picture.

Between a summer cold and starting an intensive 8-week Microbiology course and a farm internship this week, I'm feeling a bit all over the place. All that fun has led to my using the internet less this week than some, which was probably a healthy change. I am still seeking balance and restored health but I swear a true food post will arrive next week as expected (by me!).

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and remember to honor our soldiers who have fallen in service (to the US or your country wherever you may be).

I don't have a digital SLR but hope to one day. Either way this tool looks like a great way to learn about how your camera settings affect your shots. (via How About Orange)

This full gathered skirt makes me wish I followed through on the half-baked attempt to learn how to sew. Gertie appears to have great tips for making vintage-style clothing. I know I was mesmerized for a bit with her blog. I bookmarked this Fashion District Guide, A Fabric Place in Baltimore and this video on doing the Victory Roll hairstyle. (via How About Orange)

If you are a visual person and haven't seen Pinterest, check it out. It enables users to make visual collages  based on topics of their choosing and to follow other people's collages. You can request an invite or I can invite you if you give me your e-mail address. I think I have 4 more invites...unlike Gmail they don't seem to provide users with infinity invitations.

iMuscle looks like a neat iPad app for those into working out. It allows user to search for exercises by exercise and individual muscles.

Recipes Bookmarked
Artichoke Hummus (a good use for the GALLON of artichokes in the basement?) at Pinch My Salt
Beef Jerky (Carrie makes it sounds so simple and irresistible.) at Deliciously Organic
Chinese Barbeque Pork at Momofuku for 2
Cole Slaw with Wasabi Dressing at David Lebovitz
Egg Nests at Simply Recipes
Fruit and Oat Snack Bars (The White House version) at  Yahoo News! Weekend Edition
Honey Almond Mini Cheesecakes (No refined sugar!) at Pinch My Salt

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  1. A fun list. I printed the Fruit and Oatmeal Bars recipe. It does look great.

  2. You'll have to let me know how they turn out if you make them! Thank you.