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Lovely Internet 7.25.14

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1. Feminists are inherently good. As are bees.  (please read this, it’s well worth it. even if you don’t think you’ll like it)

2. Fake it till you make it. As someone with a rather persistent case of imposter syndrome, this hit home.

3. Inglorious Fruits & Vegetables

4. From one spouse who loads the dishwasher wrong to all the others.

5. What a beautiful project.

6. To save these pigs, we have to eat them.

7. This is the funniest thing I’ve read in a while.

8. The business of Instagram.

9. Read these New Yorker articles before the paywall goes up.

10. It’s a complicated issue, of course, but I am thankful that invasions of privacy like this have been brought to our attention.

p.s. #westillcomin

For more tidbits from Elena the person, follow me on twitter (@elenabrent or @biscuitsandsuch), instagrampinterest or facebook. Follow along with MissElenaeous for thoughts on everything other than Southern food.

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Vinegar Salad

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One of my dad’s classic summer side dishes is tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions that have been marinated in vinegar and salt for a few hours. Served cold, it’s a tart and fresh salad that pairs wonderfully with all manner of easy summer dinners, particularly those whipped up on the grill and enjoyed on the porch.

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As part of my Farm to Fork dinner at Greenlands Farm I mixed together a variation of the salad with green and purple beans, dragon’s egg cucumbers, onions, and garlic all from the farm. Served in lemon squash boats with a dollop of herbed goat’s cheese over a bed of kale salad, it hit the spot.

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Vinegar Salad

2 cucumbers

2 dozen green and purple wax beans

1 small green onion

1 small red onion

2 cloves garlic

4 cups apple cider vinegar

1 tsp sea salt

Mince garlic and chop cucumbers, beans, and onions into bite sized pieces.  Toss in vinegar and salt, cover, and refrigerate at least two hours (though overnight is better). Serve chilled alongside the best of what your grill has to offer.

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Lovely Internet 7.18.14

7.18.14

1. Amy Sedaris on loving bunnies. I’ll admit, I never knew how much I could love a bunny until they were lounging around my life.

2. I’ve been making T-Rex motion detection jokes for decades! I refuse to accept this debunk.

3. THIS IS AMAZING (he will always remind me of the 90s).

4. Why do we feel the need to attack each other for everything?

5. This is the best article I’ve read on the subject.

6. Let’s stop pressuring our kids (and everyone else) to be competitive.

7. This guy had some gall. Hilarious. (unrelated- is the “gall” in the aforementioned expression related to the gallbladder? JFGI, Elena)

8. Hillary is everywoman.

9. I wonder if the other species out there are also looking for us or if, as we launch new telescopes into space, they’re like “Shit guys, hide! They’re looking this way!”

10. I remember reading the original “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” article and having the realization that these characters that exist only to serve the male lead’s enlightenment were not real people, that no woman was or should strive to be a one dimensional support character in a man’s life. I’ve been surprised by how oft-referenced the MPDG trope has become, but I’m not sure the idea should be apologized for.

For more tidbits from Elena the person, follow me on twitter (@elenabrent or @biscuitsandsuch), instagrampinterest or facebook. Follow along with MissElenaeous for thoughts on everything other than Southern food.

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