I usually pick the topic for Highlights based on whatever the blogs I’m subscribed to seem to be talking about most. However, I’m really sick of hearing about KFC’s new breadless sandwich, The Double Down (let me know if you want more articles, I’ve got 36), and, though I love him and his work, I figured the world didn’t need another post focused on Jamie Oliver.
Luckily, the blogging world was also full of instructional pieces this week. So, here they are, this week’s Highlights from my Reader.
Highlights for April 11-17: How to…
…Re-Heat leftovers in the microwave. A useful post with lots of helpful comments from The Kitchn
…Make yogurt and fruit popsicles. I was just talking to Brian about doing this, now someone’s posted about it. Now I’ll have to do it.
…Save 95% on groceries by shopping at ethnic markets. Another post from Cheap Healthy Good that lives up to the blog’s name. Now I just have to locate an ethnic market…
…Cook ramps, according to YumSugar (not that I’ve ever had them, or seen them in a store, but “everyone’s” talking about them!)
…Order wine without looking like an idiot. Maybe this week will Serious Eats will do a post on “How to not feel offended when you’re carded and told you don’t look like you could possibly be over 21.”
…Chop and chiffonade herbs. Do anyone else’s knife skills suck as much as mine? I need all the help I can get.
Use coupons without it taking over your life. Hooray! I love saving money, but I could never be one of those serious couponers, no offense to my friends that are.
Finally, how to workout–the Facebook way. (Thanks to Rachel for this one!)
Every Saturday, I choose a theme and highlight blog posts, websites and news articles from my Google Reader which I found interesting (and hope you do too!) If you want more reading, check out “What I’m Reading” on my sidebar. And don’t forget to add Relishments to your reader!
I’ve got blog posts and news articles in my reader on pretty much any food or healthy living topic you can imagine. Anyone have any topics they’d like to see highlighted?
Alexandra Harcharek says
Have I mentioned how much I adore your blog? Because it’s a lot.
Great post as always! Now I’m sort of embarrassed to say that I have a post about the Double Down coming up. Sent out four brand new writers (very health-concious people) and asked them try it. The results were pretty funny and only one of them died. Er, refused to try it. Can’t blame him.
.-= Alexandra Harcharek´s last blog ..Hazelnut-Crusted Chicken Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Spinach =-.
Aw, thanks Alex! That’s a huge compliment coming from someone whose blog was mentioned in the NY Times.
There’s a lot worth saying about the Double Down, but since there’s no way I’m going to try it, I really don’t have much to add.