Happy Sunday! Let me say that I am very glad that November is over. I am so ready to welcome December, even though we’re not exactly having typical Wisconsin December weather right now – we had a thunderstorm tonight. The snow will be here soon enough, I’m sure.
On to the Sunday Surf. Lots of great reads this week – some news, some blogs, some just plain fun.
Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve only heard of “The Farm” in Tennessee in the context of Ina May Gaskin’s renowned midwifery center. I didn’t realize it was a full blown commune with third-generation residents living and thriving there. The Daily Mail had a great piece on The Farm on Friday.
Speaking of midwives, of local interest is the Well-Rounded Maternity Center‘s big news: it opened its new Babies and Bellies Boutique in Bay View (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) this weekend. I wrote a review of their original location a few years ago and couldn’t say enough positive things about it. I wish them well in this new venture.
File this under “the crazy stuff you find on Pinterest.” Apparently someone did some creative sheet-folding at their hotel. If I had been the maid, I’d have died on the spot, no doubt.
Mother Earth News reposted a lovely old article on sourdough bread recipes this week. Coincidentally, I’m babying a sourdough starter from Cultures for Health this week. I have high hopes but not a lot of skill when it comes to breadmaking, so we’ll see how it goes.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds‘ 2013 seed catalog arrived in the mail this weekend, so I’ve been busy making my list and planning my garden for next year. Their catalog is full color, very informative, and even includes some recipes. Of last year’s seeds, I think the Amish Deer Tongue (a very tender variety of lettuce) was my favorite purchase from Baker’s. They surely made the cut for this year’s list. I’m going to need a bigger garden.
I am loving this list of 90 No-Heat Lunches for Taking to Work from Kalyn’s Kitchen. Look at the photo to the right, and then imagine 89 more lunch ideas that are equally awesome.
I enjoyed Buzzfeed’s roundup of 8 Banned Toys of Yesteryear. Of course Jarts are on the list, but the real winner is the ATOMIC ENERGY LAB. Incredible.
World AIDS Awareness Day was Saturday, December 1. Buzzfeed (again, sorry! They’re on a roll this week) had two great posts – 14 Intimate Portraits of People Living with HIV and AIDS and 31 Years of AIDS and HIV Awareness Posters.
Finally, citrus spiced mulled wine. Clearly, I can’t top that, so I’m going to conclude the post right here.
Have a wonderful week!