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Lovely Internet 5.22.15

1. How do I get my hands on some of these seeds?

2. The Great NC Barbeque Divide.

3. “Farm to Table” is basically meaningless.

4. A look at #WacoThugs

5. Maybe you don’t actually want to tweet that to @POTUS.

6. Nutrition + Joy = Nourishment  (seriously, I watched this as I roasted parsnips this morning (long story) and it was fantastic. Just perfection.

7. One of my favorite books growing up was about the Peacock RoomHow interesting is this reimagining of Whistler’s famous creation?

8. Life lessons from Anthony Bourdain.

9. It may be the vodka talking

10. Some solid biscuit advice.

 

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Old Fashioned Strawberry Ice Cream

When I was growing up, my Uncle Kevin had an old-fashioned, hand-crank ice cream maker. I have vivid memories of the family gathering around the table at the neighborhood clubhouse, where we held every single annual summer gathering for as long as I can remember, watching as my uncle cranked away. The chilled delicacy he created was the best peach ice cream we’d ever had partially because my Aunt Jinx drove those peaches all the way from Georgia but mostly because we’d all seen the hard work that went into making it. Not unlike the satisfaction that comes with the first ’mater sandwich of the season after planting tomato seeds in the dark of February, our ice cream tasted better because we’d had to work for it. That is one of life’s truisms: Things are always sweeter after a bit of effort.

 

If you’re nodding along with me and thinking I want that! I want to eat ice cream knowing that I made it thanks to sure force of will and forearm strength! but quickly cursing the fact that you’re lacking the proper equipment, let me reassure you that anyone who has two plastic bags or two tins of different sizes can make ice cream at home, the old-fashioned way.

head over to Our State Magazine for the rest of the story and the recipe!

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Lovely Internet 5.15.15

1. The rise of Amy Schumer.

2. Prince wrote a tribute song to Baltimore. (One of many reasons I think I found the perfect name for this new chicken)

3. John Oliver makes some convincing points about the state of maternity leave in this country.

4. I have been incubating and hatching turkeys at school this week and it is AMAZING and holy shit the universe is weird and crazy and overwhelming and awesome.

5. Get comfortable being uncomfortable (and other sage advice from Amy Poehler)

6. My friends Liz and Rye are launching a new course- Real Food for Real Life. I’ve been reading through it for them and it is fantastic. If you’re looking to make some big changes in your relationship with food, this is a great way to do it.

7. A primer on race. (also) Also, the CDC has debunked the myth of the absent black father.

8. Ten truths about educating kids.

9. We’ll miss you, B.B. Thank you for your music.

10. Congrats, you have an all male panel!

 

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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