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Lovely Internet 8.28.15

1. Minimizing your digital life.

2. I can’t decide if this is amazing or horrifying.

3. Empathy vs sympathy.

4. Can we all stop wearing bras?

5. I’m loving the Ginger Beer revolution.

6. Bernie Sanders is a socialist. But what kind?

7. Well, this could be interesting.

8. My 100% heirloom garden is driving me crazy because it turns out, heirloom tomatoes are just not heat hardy. And this summer has been HOT.

9. Apparently instagram has rules. Of course it does. (and also, how to make it both beautiful AND bearable)

10. Chill out with the cream cheese already.

 

 

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Sea Bean Salad

 

Have you ever heard of sea beans? How about samphire greens? Glasswort? Salicornia? Pickleweed? (that’s my favorite). They were totally new to me when I stumbled onto them in the grocery store this week, but picking up strange and unfamiliar produce and trying to figure out what to make with it is one of my favorite kitchen challenges, so this made for a fun afternoon.

sea bean salad 3

sea bean salad 4

 

A little research (eating a bean) revealed that sea beans have two main characteristics- salty and crunchy (the name really suits them). After a week of sweating outside in the August heat building a chicken coop I was in the mood for something cold, crunchy, and very green. I chopped up an avocado, a cucumber, a few limes, green zebra tomatoes, and some basil from my garden. A quick mix and I had exactly the summer salad I was hoping for. Fresh and salty, like a day at the beach.

 

sea bean salad

 

Sea Bean Salad

 

2 cups sea beans, stems removed

1 avocado, chopped

1 cucumber, chopped

4 small zebra tomatoes, chopped

Juice of 2 limes

1/2 cup basil, chopped

 

Mix together all ingredients. Chill for 1 hour. Serve.

 

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Lovely Internet 8.21.15

1. This is me on every road trip, except I’m not lip syncing. Sorry Dan.

2. The power of a name.

3. This is why we have HBOgo, completely.

4. Here’s a little something for your faith in humanity.

5. I’ll admit, I’m drinking a glass right now.

6. This Peach Sorghum Pandowdy is the perfect way to use up those late summer peaches!

7. We need to be focusing on the issues, not slandering those who are trying to effect change.

8. Hah!

9. Nettle bread!

10. I am not great at waking up, but I’m working on it.

 

For more tidbits from Elena the person, follow me on twitter (@elenabrent or @biscuitsandsuch), instagrampinterest or facebook. Subscribe to my bloglovin’ feed to make sure you never miss a post. Follow along with MissElenaeous for thoughts on everything other than Southern food.

 

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