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Lovely Internet 6.12.15

1. This film looks fantastic. (I’m also psyched about this one, but for VERY different reasons).

2. The best article I’ve read on the intersection between the transgender rights movement and the feminist movement. (Read: objects/actions are not gendered and that women, no matter how they are defined, will not succeed in our unified goals until we, well, unify).

3. The president of NARAL is pregnant, and she’s getting weird reactions to that. Pro-choice means choice, guys.

4. !!!!

5. My wedding dress was seersucker. Here are some guidelines on wearing that fantastic fabric and other keys to life in the South.

6. Some hard data about the local foods movement.

7. An amazing solution to cleaning plastic trash out of the ocean (guys, there is a lot of shit in the ocean because we are the worst).

8. FINALLY.

9. #distractinglysexy

10. “About birds. Or whatever.

 

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Chipotles

 

Did you know that chipotles are smoked red jalapeños? And that paprika is smoked pimentos (we’ll be circling back to that later this summer)? I know, it blew my mind.

 

chipotles 4

 

Last summer my brother brought us a huge bag full of jalapeños from his farm, and since we had just bought a smoker we finally had the opportunity to make our own chipotles (these are the things we dreamed about all those years in city apartments).

 

chipotle 3

 

It was insanely easy. As easy as 1) take red jalapeños 2) put in smoker 3) wait 4) dry completely 5) enjoy. Seriously. Do that. Get red jalapeños. Smoke them. Grind them. Have chipotles! We used them all winter whole in soups and stews and ground on, well, pretty much everything. They hit the spot, and we’ll definitely be smoking another batch this summer.

 

 

chipotles

 

Chipotles

 

Fresh red jalapeños

Smoker/oven

It can take up to 48 hours for chipotles to dry through, so our approach was to smoke them for 10 hours on hickory smoke and then to finish them in the oven on very low (150F) for an additional 24 hours. We dried them until they were dry to the touch and the seeds inside rattled around.

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Lovely Internet 6.5.15

 

1. Lessons from a Southern mama.

2. The Universe is totally telling you to do that.

3. I was recently explaining to someone why I don’t invest too much time into cultivating “social” numbers- because they are meaningless (pretty much) and I’d rather invest my time and limited energy into this space, which is mine.

4. My first introduction to “on fleek” was definitely Jon Stewart, but this weekend I heard someone say it in the wild. I had to look up what the hell it means.

5. Should you spring for that vintage cast iron? (and other kitchen questions).

6. Eggcorns! Which of these are you guilty of? (Also guys it’s clearly buck naked).

7. How cool is this map of Pangea?

8. Sitting on manspreaders. Hell yeah.

9. This is excellent! I definitely needed it a few weeks ago when I wasn’t sure if I stumbled across a mulberry bush.

10. This week sucked, a lot. I needed this.

 

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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