fist pump tuesday
The last few weeks have truly and utterly kicked my butt, as you all have heard, but now that my schedule is somewhat normal again, that means features on this blog can recommence for the umpteenth time. Sorry to say that when things hit the road and life becomes insane, these things are the first to go, usually.
I know you understand.
Anyway, as for this week as I dig through weeks worth of posts on my Google Reader, here is what is making me pump my fists:
1. Dance with Me — This is one of the most beautiful things I’ve read in a good while. Once it’s warmer, I want to scrawl this in a notebook, drive to a deserted part of the beach and whisper it into the sunrise. (Thanks to my dear friend Caroline for this gem.)
2. Toasted Flour Shortbread — I’ve never even heard of toasting flour but coming across this recipe for toasted flour shortbread on Not Without Salt made me curious. I have found that, if anything, curiosity is the most essential ingredient for a baker (or really, a cook of any kind). Seeing as I’ve been on a shortbread kick lately, why not add another to the roster?
3. War on Junk Food — As I’ve been back on a college campus the past six months, it’s been shocking to see the amount of pure junk food available. I mean, you have to WORK to find something healthy to eat. And forget about organic or locally sourced. Luckily, the school is located downtown, within walking distance to some good places. Anyway, the point is that I think what the students at UC Berkley have done is AWESOME. Raising money to replace greasy Chinese food with good, healthy, local food? So many fist pumps!
Share your pumps! I want to hear ’em!
[photo credit from Not Without Salt]