Friday Finds

A photo I took of the Giant’s Causeway for St. Patrick’s Day

It may be grey and gloomy here in Toronto but the tulips and daffodils are starting to push their way up. I keep on having recurring dreams that I’m on a beach somewhere, or that I’m going to my cottage. I think that dreaming of sunshine and warmth and summer is my body desperately crying out for some vitamin D! I know when the summer gets here it’s going to race by faster than it ever has before (what with my wedding coming up this fall!) but I’m starting to plan it all out now, so I don’t feel like I’ve wasted a minute of it. Let’s see what’s new (or old) and interesting out there on the interwebs.

I love this article, When You’re Accustomed to Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression. I made the big mistake of engaging with an internet troll this week, thinking that facts were something he would be able to understand. Obviously this was not the case. I saw this article shortly afterwards and thought it so succinctly covered what is happening in the American election this year.

In a continuation of depressing world views we have this illustration. It really just punches you in the guts. You can’t help but wonder what kind of world we’re leaving behind for our children let alone our grandchildren. How many species will we wipe out before we take a look around and change things?

This video on how far our food travels before it arrives in the grocery stores was certainly eye opening. I always try and buy Canadian whenever possible and will sometimes not eat vegetables at all if there aren’t any grown here. In the summer time it has always confused me when I see American peaches, plums, strawberries etc. in grocery stores. When those fruits are in season in Canada why is it difficult for me to find them in grocery stores? I’ve stopped buying produce at the grocery store during Farmer’s market season (Usually May through to the end of October). The difference in taste and quality can’t be oversold. I’m also hoping to grow some of my own fruits and vegetables this year!

These apple cinnamon waffles over at minimalist baker are definitely being made this weekend. They sound heavenly. I’ve only stepped out of my waffle comfort zone twice, once with lemon waffles (they were just ok) and once with pumpkin waffles (they were AMAZING). Cinnamon apple though? You can’t go wrong with that combination!

Just for fun since yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day, want to have a traditional St. Paddy’s day celebration? Why not cook up a meal that St. Patrick himself would eat? NPR’s got you covered with Party Like It’s 399: What Would St. Patrick Eat?.

Enjoy the weekend!




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