Posted: December 13, 2013 Filed under: Books, Film, Food | Tags: burgers, cooking, Eckhart Tolle, Eleanor Parker, favourites, Food, Friday, glamour, hollywood, Jake Bugg, music, quotes, recipes, The Power of Now
It’s Friday! Not only is that great in itself, but having the day off work also helps
One of my favourite posts of the week is ‘Friday Favourites’ from Jan at Sprouts N Squats. It always has hilarious memes, great recipes, awesome quotes and other blogger recommendations.
While not technically a link-up in the traditional blog sense, I had a few bits and pieces to share from this week that didn’t really ‘fit’ together, so I thought I’d combine them for a ‘Friday Favourites’ post.
Thank you to Jan for hosting (albeit, unexpectedly). Is surprising another blogger with getting them to ‘host a post’ like inviting yourself over to somebody’s house for drinks? I think so.
Favourite Recipe Experimentation
I never shut up about my undying love of burgers. While nothing is ever going to beat bread, I like trying out other alternatives to hamburger ‘buns’. I’ve tried grilled eggplant and portobello mushrooms with mixed results. I thought that trying out lettuce wraps would be another sub-par substitute, but who would have thought – it worked perfectly and tasted great. They held it all together and had the elusive ‘clean-bite-tear-away’
Image Courtesy of ‘We Had Faces Then’
One of the blogs I’ve been following the longest is ‘We Had Faces Then‘. It has a wealth of old-Hollywood glamour photos, some well-known and others not so.
It also has candid photos from the 1920s – 1960s of regular people; where the author finds them is a mystery to me.
My favourite image shared this week is of Eleanor Parker. Stunning.
Favourite Food Porn
Image courtesy of Mark’s Daily Apple
This recipe for mini-breakfast loaves’ Mark’s Daily Apple looks like a heart-attack waiting to happen. And I want to cook it. Now.
Never mind that I just ate breakfast.
For more evidence of my love of beef & grease, refer to my above burger reference.
“It’s never been true, not anywhere at any time, that the value of a soul, of a human spirit, is dependent on a number on a scale” – Geneen Roth, Women, Food & God.
This book has been immeasurably helpful and insightful – I never fail to get something from it, even when I pick it up just to re-read a particular page or paragraph.
I was a little skeptical that I would enjoy Shangri La by Jake Bugg. Having heard ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ and liking it, I thought the whole album would be a little too ‘punk-ish’ for my liking. But I gave it a go, and I’m so glad I did!
Such a great listen, it’s like a weird mix of Oasis and Bob Dylan, slightly wistful, but never sappy. Really recommend giving it a listen
Happy Friday Everybody! Hope your weekend is shaping up to be a good one
Posted: November 29, 2013 Filed under: Being, Books, Film, Fitness, Food | Tags: 1950s, blogging, books, breakfast, carrie, coffee, Eating, films, flax, Food, james blake, music, oats, Piper Laurie, recipes, sci fi, shining, Stephen King, The Blob, workout
Talk about a slack blogger!
The last week or two have been quite sparse – work has been ridiculous with December approaching, so by the time I get home I can barely summon the energy to
switch on my laptop write a post.
Fortunately this hasn’t affected my reading of blogs, because when I do take a break at work, I have my feedly and your posts to keep me company
My 1950s sci-fi phase is still persisting, which is just weird – so not my type of film!
It Came From Outer Space is next on my viewing list and repeat viewings of The Blob. No matter how many times
10,000 I’ve seen The Blob I cannot resist rolling my eyes and chuckling at the ending. It’s so far-fetched, but you have to love it (I won’t spoil it, you’ll have to find out for yourself :P)
Currently obsessed with egg-white oats of a morning, with blueberries, cinnamon and honey. Inspired by Lucie who always takes enviable photos of her food! Yesterday morning I added ground flax, and watch my oats mutate from soft and fluffy to thick and deliciously frothy … just like … The Blob!
With the last few chapters of The Shining approaching, next on my list is Carrie, which is going to be tough as I have seen the film (the original that is) a million times and love it to pieces. So the novel has a lot to live up to. Just want to say that Piper Laurie in that film is beyond sensational. Beyond. “Eve was weak. Eve was weak. Say it child!”
Music I’ve been listening to lately unfortunately has been like my reading, dark and moody.
Image courtesy of Wikipedia
I’ve heard a few tracks from James Blake’s self-titled debut album, released in 2011 (yes, I’m always late to the party). It’s really good!
Dark and sort of twisted, it’s the kind of album to would be perfect for a late night surfing the internet aimlessly. It’s kind of cold and alien, both in the lyrics and the music tone.
I know it doesn’t sound like you should run out and get a copy, but I would recommend it. Start with ‘I Never Learnt To Share’ and see if you take fancy to it, then go from there.
I’m currently in week two of my third round with Tara. I can’t believe it’s been over twelve weeks! They’ve gone by so quickly, yet I find myself going back through my workout log occasionally and see that, yes, I have in fact done this. Things have gone fairly well until this Tuesday. I was performing a dumbbell pullover and may have overdone it. I’ve had a strained feeling in my chest, so today is an (unplanned) rest day, hopefully tomorrow it will have improved enough to go for a morning run. I still struggle with taking rest days. What’s a weekend without a decent run, I ask you?
Looking Forward To
nervous excited to see these guys, but if I’m being honest, I’m even more excited by the restaurant we’re going to for brunch Palate – with a paleo-inspired create your own meal option. Sign me up!
Sunday I’m catching up with my friend Simon, which is always wonderful. He is as particular about coffee as I am Launch Espresso recently opened up here, so we are going back for round two. By Sunday arvo, I’ll be jittery as hell – and loving it.
Hope everybody is on track for a great weekend. Remember to treat yourself, because you deserve it