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Lovely Internet 12.5.14

12.4.14

1. I am guilty of helping to create the email monster, but I hate him.

2. I have finally crossed over and can now enjoy sipping brown liquor and brown liquor cocktails. I’m thinking infused bourbon is the logical next step in my journey.

3. It’s encouraging to hear that divorce rates are on the decline, especially for people of my generation.

4. I can’t breathe. (and)

5. The obsession with the most wasteful form of getting your morning jolt.

6. I love this series.

7. I used to sit on the beach with my grandma, Bobbie, and listen as she made up stories about strangers.

8. Pea & Corn Cookies

9. These hand pies were delicious.

10. Capt’n Pappie’s videos are getting pretty great.

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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Roasted Okra

Have you recovered from your holiday weekend yet? I’m not sure I have! We got home last night from a round trip to Philadelphia and while it was a great visit with family and friends, I’m wiped. Thanksgiving this year came on the heels of two back to back trips- me in New York and Dan in San Francisco, which means we’ve been on the road and eating way too much takeout. This week I’m looking forward to a bit of time spent at home, vegetables, and snuggling my husband and dogs.

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Roasted Okra

2 dozen okra

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tbsp sea salt

Heat oven to 400F. Toss okra in olive oil and sea salt. Roast for 10-12 minutes, or until crisp. Eat hot!

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Lovely Internet 11.28.14

11.28.14

1. Only words. (and what happened in Ferguson, just the facts) (also) (and this, this, and this)

2. My friend Oren.

3. If you care about organic, sustainable family farming (or any combination thereof), let the FDA know.

4. Yup, yes to all 13 of these.

5. Preach, Lyz.

6. The case for supporting responsible and sustainable agriculture by not buying local.

7. I’m in possession of a healthy amount of skepticism, and I turn a critical eye at everything anyone is trying to sell me, especially when it comes to my physical well being. And while I’ve had my life changed dramatic for the better by specific herbal supplements, it’s important to be cautious with both snake oily holistic treatments and conventional medicines. And to question the motives of every capitalist system that is trying to “heal” you.

8. I wish I had leftover mashed potatoes so that I could make these (and because I’ve never once regretted having any form of leftover potato in my possession.

9. We listened to all of Serial on the drive to Philadelphia and I am officially sucked in. Are you listening?

10. Sorry siblings.  I hope we didn’t inflict too much lasting damage (parents, don’t get too excited-  you are not off the hook for anything.)

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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