Yup. That is popcorn you see up there.
I don’t quite know what to think about these cookies. They are from Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Everyday. I was really excited to make them because although there’s no dairy or added sugar, (or even eggs!) there is popcorn, chocolate chips and peanuts in the dough! There wasn’t a picture for this recipe, so I had no idea what these little guys would even look like.
Turns out they look like macaroons, but taste, well, rather odd. Not bad, but I wasn’t scarfing them down either. I had to make some substitutions (quinoa puffs instead of oats), but I think the flavour that throws me off are the bananas. There are 3 mashed bananas in a recipe with few ingredients that only makes 24 small cookies. I found the flavour of them overpowering and incompatible with the popcorn. The popcorn gets a little soft in the cookies, kind of like marshmallows.
I would like to make these again, but I think I will use add-ins that work with banana bread: walnuts, chocolate, coconut etc. Made with healthier options, they would make a great and quick breakfast snack – or maybe even a granola bar.
Marcel Shell with Shoes on is a charming & oddball video that first came out last year (see the first one here). I was so excited to hear that a second video has been released. Did you know there is also a book of Marcel? I came across it in the shelves at work the other day and immediatly raced around to try to find a co-worker to share the wonderful event that was a surprise Marcel discovery. Sadly, no one else knew about the video and looked mystified at 1). my increasingly higher pitch and 2). my general excitment. The illustrations are paintings and I love how the font seems to perfectly capture Marcel’s voice.
So check out the new Marcel video and then go find the book!
“If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”
I am cautiously excited about this: Michelle Williams is starring in a new movie about Marilyn Monroe! It makes me want to watch Some Like It Hot.
Image from Jezebel
I have recently started doing a 10 Minute Tidy each day. As the resident “Messy Person”, in my relationship, I try to make an effort. It’s just that the amount of mess I make tends to exponentially outpace my amount of cleaning. Picking one room, or one pile of clothes and cleaning for only 10 minutes a day feels a lot more managable .
And wouldn’t Mary Poppins be an awesome Halloween costume? The question then becomes, where do you get an umbrella with a bird on the end?
Judging by the numbers on Youtube I am late to the party on this one, but it was a lovely surprise.
You can find him on flickr.
I’ve been waiting to put this photo up for a few days – doesn’t it pull at your heartstrings in a way that is completely non-nonsensical? Then I heard that the original Kermit is going to be donated to the Smithsonian, so I think it’s about time.
I will have to add a visit to the museum to my list of “future things do to.”
Road trip anyone?
Image via ffffound
It was only once under the fluorescent lights of the office that I realized my shirt was so sheer and my bra so pink.
This desk was a hand-me-down that was originally found on the side of the street. Normally, you can’t see the desk because it is hidden under a nest of papers, fabric and magazines. I’m hoping that now it’s so pretty, I will make a better effort to keep it clean and visible. I love the shape, the scale, and now – the colour! A few tips for your own furniture makeovers:
1. I wish I had used an even glossier pant. I used eggshell, and while it looks good, it’s kind of flat. I may go over it with polyurethane.
2. All you need to clean metal is vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice. The handles were so crusty that I had to pre-soak them in vinegar on the stove (and yes, hot vinegar and metal smell just as bad as you think they will). Then, rub them with a paste made from the baking soda and lemon juice. They come out so shiny!
I can’t wait to write some letters on my new desk!