Saturday, March 04, 2006

No matter what you think about the Newfoundland Seal Hunt (if you think about it at all)

It does seem pretty ludicrous that a pair of British entertainers can actually be taken seriously talking about something that they know nothing about. That's hardly news given the status of celebrities in our society, but it is pretty amusing to watch them make fools of themselves.

CBC News: N.L. premier takes on ex-Beatle over seal hunt

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Interesting discussion

How do we educate our kids about web publishing?

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Upgrade or buy new?

Lifehacker has a good article on whether to toss your old computer or do some work on it and make what you want.

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I'm a cauliflower freak

And it looks like this is going to go well with steak tonight.

Curry cauliflower pancakes

This is modified from a recipe in Bon Appetit magazine. It makes a terrific side dish for steaks, chops, and other grilled meats.

2 lbs cauliflower florets
1 medium onion
2 tsp curry powder
3/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
6 TB dry bread crumbs
2 large eggs
olive oil
vegetable oil

Cook the cauliflower in boiling water until tender. Drain and mash with a fork or process in a food processor until fairly smooth, with some small chunks remaining. Mince onion finely and sauté in 1 TB olive oil for about 10 minutes until just starting to brown. Remove from heat and stir in curry powder and cumin for 30 seconds. Mix onion, cauliflower, breadcrumbs, eggs, pepper, and salt to taste. Using your hands form into patties about 1/2 inch thick and 4 inches in diameter. sauté in 1/8" vegetable oil until browned on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Place on paper towels to drain and keep warm in a 250 degree oven while cooking the remaining patties.

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Very cute baby shirts

honest baby

I like this mom!

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Friday, March 03, 2006

A difficult article to read

Guarding the Truth

A Washington Post interview and article with the only female guard from Ravensbruck ever to come forward and tell her story. It's gut-wrenching- while I applaud her seeming bravery in trying to "explain" and for becoming a focus and impetus for new research, there are still a lot of things that I'm a loss to explain about human beings and what they're capable of.

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Aliens are stealing our cows!

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Stunningly gorgeous subway art and buildings

Some gorgeous places

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The best Journalling software that I've ever found


It does almost everything except write the journal for you- great quotes, prompts, search capabilities, graphing tools...well worth checking out if you like to journal on your computer (offline).

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

The silliest thing that I've seen all day

(and that's after watching a Shih-Tzu try to pull a toboggan, and discovering that one of my 10 year olds had tattooed the other one with permanent marker because they were bored.)

Sure to bring the ladies running

I mean...seriously, guys! I'm sure that there are a percentage of women who are drawn to jocks and winning rings, but for FANTASY sports? That thing is ugly enough on it's own without having the fact that it's a make-believe sport emblazoned all over it.

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Sock monkeys reach a whole new level

I want one of these.

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GREAT Canadian recipes!

Peak of the Market

I love waking up to one of these every day in my inbox, and they've also got a good searchable database when you have no idea what to do with your cauliflower. Definitely one of my favourite recipe sites.

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Always my favourite kitchen accessory

Now...if only we could get their stuff in Canada! What a great company.

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Self-explanatory, but always good!

Letters to Walken

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Kirsten's favourite way to start the day

Cute random kittens

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Autism, Diet, and Laughter

What a great post ...sometimes the only thing that you can do is laugh.

And a very impressive blog as well- lots of information on autism among other things. I'm going to be spending a lot of time here today.

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Only four more days!

The Garden Festival helps to keep me sane during the winter...time to buy some seeds!

And the kids love it- it's like fairyland to them. How great to be able to spend a day wandering around in WARMTH, looking at great exhibits.

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In honour of my sick daughter

Mendel Quoth:

Kirsten has a cold

I think we are in for a long yarn

Our pretzels are stale, our longings are old....

but only the High Epoch can make it learn

From The Rhyme Generator

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Strange afflictions

Odd diseases

A scary list of things that you just don't want to end up with. Although Penis Panic is pretty funny.

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Turning a departed pet into a cool work of art

Boing Boing's take on the world of sculptor Jessica Joslin

I'm just not sure that I could have my pet still around. Her work is pretty amazing though.

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My happy image for the day

Courtesy of this photographer...what incredible work!

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Monday, February 27, 2006

Why are so many commercials crap when agencies can also come up with this?


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Incredible origami

The site is in Japanese, but the pics have English file names...amazing work.

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Who knew you could get rid of an ice cream headache?

18 Tricks to Teach Your Body

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I've been using

the before/after pictures in the portfolio at FluidEffect
to explain to my 10 year olds exactly how it is that models look so stunning in magazines. It's nice to see that one of them is getting some healthy skepticism about society's concept of beauty now, and these pictures helped that a bit.

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Hmmm...I'm not really sure what to say about this

But it's got some great photography of some very hairy dogs. Kind of funky music for this early in the morning though.

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