I can't believe I only just found epicute this week. Cute food - cakes, bento and lollies, mostly. Kind of opposite to cakewrecks, which I have mentioned before.
Speaking of cakes, here are some very wrong ideas for cakes: the tomato soup cake and the beer cheese cake with bacon icing. Words fail me.
These are supposed to be the best chocolate chip cookies ever. They contain more salt than you would expect.
And I really fancy making Alton Brown's granola. Though it is winter, and I'm more into porridge than cold cereal at this time of year.
Is it worth making your own? Well, maybe, maybe not - this article examines a few cases. It's where I found the link to the granola recipe, which is definitely something to make at home for both the author and me. Jam and marmalade, too, for me. But I'm not sure I eat enough yoghurt to justify making it, and bagels seem too time intensive to be a regular.
And in local news: Stonesoup has a book launch coming up at Gunning this weekend. I'd like to go but may be exhausted by the rounds of other events this week.
First, I'm honoured to have been included by the Darling Sisters in their list of bloggy goodness.
This is cool musical toy to play with.
This letter from a former slave to his former master amused me no end.
If you like Buffy and hate Twilight, here is an excellent antidote. Personally I couldn't care less if some vampires sparkle, but the romanticisation of stalking and abuse is just disgusting.
And while we're on the politics of fantasy/SF, here is an thought-provoking critique of the Star Wars series.
And for happy geekery: a collection of periodic tables. Some are works of art, some are simply comedy.