Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Distractions -- Random Links & Recipes Bookmarked

Ready for the weekend? 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.  

Dream Conference: Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives (via To Heal, First Eat Doctors Learn to Cook Healthy, ‘Crave-able’ Foods)

Love Padlocks! The concept is so sweet, though I must admit on some level it reminds me of the lock and key best friend jewelry of my childhood. Hopefully one day I'll get to check them out in person.

['Feeding a child is not charity,' says Shridhar Venkat, who directs the lunch program through the Akshaya Patra Foundation. ... To him, a child like Suchitra is not a hungry 13-year-old girl in poverty. She's an opportunity, and giving her lunch is an investment. Tomorrow, an educated Suchitra could produce a huge return on that investment to her community]." Indian Engineers Build A Stronger Society With School Lunch Program. I really enjoy his spin on the program's value and am glad India is having such success with their school lunch program.

Stop Being Full of Shit When You Celebrate Strong. (via Coach Jason)

"We’re all on different time lines and need to realize that life isn’t a race. It’s more like one of those huge charity walkathons, where everyone’s ambling along at her own pace, wearing a really dorky hat and lots of sunblock." Turning 30: On Your Thirtieth Birthday, You Suddenly Become An Old Person, Right? Wrong. (via Elizabeth Rincon)

Recipes Bookmarked
Party in a Glass at Eat Make Read
Raspberry Coconut Macaroons at Smitten Kitchen
Whoopie Pies (& more) at NPR's Kitchen Window

 Williamsburg Waterfront, NYC, July 2009

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