Friday, December 21, 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.   

"It's called healthcare -- a system where doctors can prescribe solutions to improve health, not just manage disease." Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?

The power of words illustrated in a sub-2-minute video that is worth watching.

Philadelphia has a Prohibition exhibit I'd like to see through April 28 (and it is free on Sundays). NYC's American Museum of Natural History also has an exhibit I'd like to see: Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture.

"As it happens, taste buds do diminish as people get older, usually starting at 40 to 50 in women and 50 to 60 in men (why later for them is unknown). And those that remain do not, so to speak, step up to the plate to make up for their departed colleagues. No, they begin to atrophy, and sometime around age 60, people may notice that they have lost some taste sensation, usually beginning with salty and sweet tastes and then bitter and sour ones. But it is the changes in the nose that really matter." Why Does My Food Have Less Flavor?

"But drawing brighter lines between work and time off — family, friends, outside activities, and old-fashioned daydreaming — has clear benefits for productivity, creativity, and wellness." The Upside of Downtime.

Recipes Bookmarked
Hummus from Jerusalem: A Cookbook at NPR
Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus with Pomegranate Seeds and Wasa Crispbread at Snacking in the Kitchen
Spaghetti with Broccoli Cream Pesto at Smitten Kitchen
Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower with Mint Chutney at My New Roots (Thanks, Chessa!)

The Jefferson, November 2012

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