weekend edition

By Saturday, July 12, 2014

"Slow down, you move too fast/ You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobblestones/ Looking for fun and feelin' groovy."

− The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)", Simon & Garfunkel
 I love this song for many reasons: 1) it was the first song I learned to play on the guitar and I can still just barely play it; 2) it captures what I am feeling this summer – SLOW DOWN; and 3) it’s Simon and Garfunkel  − love them. 

We’re midstream into patio sipping season; here’s five recipes to try:

1/ The classic daiquiri: not in a blender, dear.
2/ Everything Smitten Kitchen makes is mouthwatering: Limonada de coco.
3/ The delicious − not matter how old you are −Dole Whip … now you don’t need to go to Disney for one.
4/ The raspberry snakebite: make it local with New Glarus Brewing’s delicious Raspberry Tart lambic-style ale.
5/ Hello, gorgeous: a grown-up slushie.

Great article: Bon Appetit takes on the cupcake craze

I want to eat this all day long

perfect pesto: the blanching makes this the real deal

As the temperature rises: Cook's Illustrated takes cold-brew coffee down to a science ... don't forget that pinch of salt.

How "tight" is your state? A paper recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, proposes a sweeping theory to explain this phenomenon. Most striking of all, the authors found "a negative and linear relationship between tightness and happiness" among citizens. Put simply: People in loose states are happier. (Keep "keeping loose" Wisconsin!)
Genius: wish I had it @ (the new) pizza man last weekend for that amazing rosé we had!

I can't wait ... I'm such a nerd and finished rereading all of the books in this series last year (read first in high school/college). Mr. Klein calls them prehistoric porn. He's kind of right; a bit trashy, but copiously researched as well ... Titillating news nonetheless (wink). 

Finally, no better way to sign off than this:

"Got no deeds to do/ No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you / All is groovy."

Happy eating, -s.

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