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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Food for Thought : That "Beauty" Thing

There's one of those memes going around the internet. Maybe you have seen it? It's the one that looks like a screen shot of a twitter post where Meryl Streep was told that she was "too ugly" to be cast in King Kong.

Well, I usually check those things before sharing, so I did a quick search and found this:

 

So, unless she's acting in this clip, I guess it's true.
May we all find the courage to follow our dreams.
Hope you have a great day.

Best,
Mari

Monday, November 30, 2015

Food for Thought : Water, Arts and Music

Water :
This article is from Canada. but we are all downstream. Think about it.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/under-pressure-water-management-in-a-new-politicalera/article27512244/
Arts :
I've decided to dive into the grassroots effort to protect the people's Palace of Fine Arts from becoming a hotel or restaurant. We are going to need your help spreading the word and speaking up!
All info here : http://www.ppofa.org
Music : 
MMLLK has a couple of gigs coming up: Fairfax on 12/16 and SF on 12/18/2015 

Thanks for reading. Hope to see you soon. Bring cookies.
ox,
Mari

p.s. :
W-A-M : Women's Audio Mission : changing the face of audio
W-A-M : Watershed Alliance Marin : It's all about the watershed

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mini Gingerbread Houses !

These are extremely OMG!!!! So teeny tiny cute and sure to be labor and love intensive, mini gingerbread houses sit all perky like on the edge of your mug.

Full details and more pics can be found here, on this Polish blog - you may have to translate the page:

http://caketime.blox.pl/2012/12/Mini-domki-z-piernika.html

http://caketime.blox.pl/2012/12/Konkurs-przepis-na-mini-domki-i-darmowy-szablon.html

ox,
Mari

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Scary Snacks!

I found a bunch of ideas and recipes for scary snacks! Great for that Halloween party or just for fun for our creepy nerdy friends... (these are terms of endearment, dearies...) 

Spider Web Nacho Dip : 

Stuffed Pepper Jack O' lanterns: 

Bread Stick Bones : 

Rice Krispie Treats Zombie BRAINS! : 
http://rickabamboo.com/2014/09/rice-crispy-treat-zombie-brains/

Jack O' Lantern Mandarin Cups : 

Popcorn Witch's Hand : 
http://www.listotic.com/64-non-candy-halloween-snack-ideas/18/

Creepy Carrot Hand Cheese Dip : 


3 Kinds of Deviled Eggs : 

Hot Dog Mummies : 

Icky Hot Dog Fingers : 

Owl Crackers : 

Mummy Toast : 

Pizza Fingers : 

Caterpillar Grape Kabobs:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Bernie Sanders Playing the Bongos

This is what happened yesterday on the internet while I was doing some yardwork. (Yes, some of us still like to play in the dirt...) --- MM

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Feet Loaf : Disgustingly Simple Main Dish for Halloween

Halloween is a big deal at our house.

This is a really fun recipe idea for a meatloaf shaped like bloody monster feet! Follow this link for a recipe:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Feet-Loaf-Disgustingly-Delicious-Simple-Main-dish/

If you don't do beef at your house, substitute ground turkey in any meatloaf recipe.

Here's a veggie loaf recipe using mashed lentils as a base: http://www.food.com/recipe/really-good-vegetarian-meatloaf-really-33921
A quick internet search yielded many more veggie versions.

Lots more fun Halloween ideas HERE




Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tasty Recipe: Fourth of July Flag Cupcake Cake



Really cute idea for your Fourth of July party!
If you have more mouths to feed, just multiply the cupcakes.

Thanks to Sweet Art by Elizabeth in Canada for the fun video.

Elizabeth makes some really cute High Heel cupcakes and she's got a fun idea if you are having a movie theme night - cupcakes that look like little popcorn buckets.

--- MMT

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Food for Thought : Crocheted Food Hats : A Fun Way to "Create Community"

You may have seen this fellow on Instagram. The lonely man who figured he would make friends by crocheting weird food hats.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30oE04HRr90



https://instagram.com/chiliphilly/

Love this guy.

Maybe this could be a new craft class at your local community center?  

Talk about a fun way to "create community."

 --- MMT

Vegan : Blueberry Corn Fritters for One

Found this yummy sounding recipe by Megan Spiller, another Bay Area Blogger:
Blueberry corn fritters for one. Check it out!



http://melaniespiller.blogspot.com/2015/06/blueberry-corn-fritters-for-one.html

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tasty Garbanzo Bean Snack!



Where I come from, we call 'em "chick peas" - but these sound yummy either way...

--- MMT

p.s. Thanks to Leela Pratt for the share.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tasty Recipe : Apple Roses by Manuela

Love this! Apple roses - a rose shaped baked apple and puff pastry dessert.

There are many versions out there, but Manuela's gets my vote for most thorough explanation.
If you make it, send me a note or a pic.

ox,
Mari








http://cookingwithmanuela.blogspot.com/2015/03/apple-roses.html

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Four Chocolate Recipes for Passover

Yes, it may seem strange for an Italian girl to be sharing Passover recipes - but variety is the spice of life!
Spotted this so I thought I'd share.

- Chocolate Dipped Macaroons
 - Chocolate Jello Shots
  - Chocolate Orange Sesame Truffles
   - Raw Chocolate Fudge and Mandarin Orange Tart


http://www.mykindoflife.com/the-only-4-chocolate-recipes-that-youll-ever-need-for-passover

RECIPES and photos from "My Kind of Life" :

http://www.mykindoflife.com/the-only-4-chocolate-recipes-that-youll-ever-need-for-passover

http://www.mykindoflife.com/the-only-4-chocolate-recipes-that-youll-ever-need-for-passover

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bunny Pancakes !

Bunny Pancakes

Kick off Easter Sunday with a breakfast that's as tasty as it is cute. Start with pancake mix so you can hightail it out of the kitchen in no time. Make a tail with a dollop of whipped cream. Then fuzz it up with coconut! 

more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/holiday---celebration-recipes/easter-recipes/easter-bunny-shaped-recipes#ixzz3VVaIFPvH



for those of you celebrating passover - I found you a Bubaleh recipe

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My New Favorite Way to Peel Garlic



Thanks to Leela Pratt of YPI for sharing a video of a guy shaking garlic in a jar, which prompted my YouTube search, where I found a similar video.

After watching all three videos, I chose the one above (obviously.)

Seek and ye shall find, folks.  Choice is a beautiful thing.

-- MMT

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cioppino!

Nothing says "San Francisco!" quite like a steamy pot of cioppino.
Got to love North Beach - music and great food.




Thanks to Jason Babler of Make magazine for the share.


-- MMT