Source: Along the silk road, China by Amelia Anderson.
Recipes tried and loved:
+ I've just fallen in love with the blog-turned-cookbook What Katie Ate . The first recipe I tried from the book was the Vietnamese salad. I love green papaya salads, and this one is made extra awesome with crispy pork belly. The recipe is shared at Simply and Sincerely Food.
+ Another new obsession of late is bibimbop. I've make variations of this recipe twice in two weeks! I'm a slave to the crispy rice at the bottom of the pot.
+ Recently, we decided that out house should have "drink specials." So once a month, we pick a new cocktail to make at home. Last month, I'm not even going to tell you how many Palomas we drank. This month is Pina Coladas.
+ This cake is currently in the works. Earlier in the week, I candied some blood orange slices for a garnish. I hope they'll last to see the cake. I've already eaten 4.
(Psst: You can see how I rated them over at Goodreads. Do you have a Goodreads account?)
+ Typography meets white lies at Daily Dishonesty.
+ Everything is cuter in Japan. Even the manhole covers.
+ An animated rom-com short film? YES. Such a sweet little story. Go watch!
+ Have you been watching Brian Cox's Wonders of Life? The second episode features my beautiful state of Kentucky. Neat, neat!
I'm dreaming big when it comes to knitting. Can I do it?! For goals less lofty, there is this heart cut out gift wrap or these hand-carved stamps.
Random: A while back I joined a fan club for my favorite potato chip, because I'm kinda dorky like that. One day I returned home to find a surprise package at my doorstep, filled with potato chips! It was the best day ever. This is what's up. Tyrells!
And the best for last! Here is a link cocktail of good-feels. Many thanks to my husband, who fills my facebook page with so many happy links.
+ 72-year-old librarian rescues ancient manuscripts from radical extremists.
+ For 40 years, this Russian family was cut off from all human contact.
+ Reunited at last!
+ A woman builds homes for the poor out of garbage.
+ Robot kitten.