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Lovely Internet 2.7.14

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1. Make your own sprinkles.

2. As a teacher of young children, I found this article (and the book) compelling.

3. Amazon Prime is a staple in our house, but I’m not sure if this latest innovation is a benefit or a detriment to society.

4. How phenomenally gorgeous is this?

5. Who else was appalled by J.K. Rowling’s revelation this week? Here are a few of her post-scripts. (I beg you, J.K. STOP. Let us imagine it how we want!)

6. In honor of Lunar New Year last week, homemade mochi (my favorite part of frozen yogurt).

7. Beautiful decorative crusts.

8. This is the month I become an SFA member.

9. Who watched the Bill Nye Creationism vs Evolution debate? Thoughts?

10. Well this seems to be a bit of a disaster.

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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Bone Broth Bloody Mary

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After the Savannah Marathon we went out for lunch at a The Public, and had, for many reasons including the fact that I had just finished running 26.2 miles, one of the best meals ever. I spent the better part of the marathon fantasizing about the hamburger I was going to eat and it absolutely stood up to muster; it was delicious. But the start of the show, truly, was the Bloody Mary. When I ordered it the waiter asked me “you’re not a vegetarian, are you?” which is probably the best question I’ve ever been asked after ordering a cocktail. I knew in that moment that I was going to have a love thing with this Bloody Mary, and I was right.

bone broth bloody mary 3 The special ingredient in the Bloody Mary at The Public that makes it so fantastic is not bacon or even bacon infused vodka, it’s bone broth. They start their cocktail with a hearty beef stock and it makes all the difference. This Bloody Mary made enough of a mark on me that I decided to try it at home, so after putting together a big pot of bone broth I whipped up a batch of hearty, rich, tangy, filling Bloody Marys. Perfect for brunch. Perfect for the back porch. Perfect for after a marathon. Perfect for after a nap.

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Bone Broth Bloody Mary

Inspired by one delicious meal at The Public
makes 1 pitcher, serves 6


1 can whole peeled tomatoes

5 cloves garlic, peeled

3 tbsp  horseradish

1 tbsp Worchestershire sauce

1 tsp salt

1 tsp celery seed

1 tsp Old Bay

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp mustard powder

1 cup bone broth

2 tbsp  Tabasco

Juice of 2 lemons

1 1/2 cups vodka

2 cups tomato juice

Pickled carrots for garnish


In a blender combine tomatoes and juices, garlic, horseradish, Worchestershire, spices, Tabasco, and bone broth. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Combine in a pitcher with lemon juice, vodka, and tomato juice. Stir well. Serve over ice with pickled carrots, okra, or green beans for garnish.

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Lovely Internet 1.31.14

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1. The Gentrification of Collards. I’ll admit I had a chuckle when I saw that poster, but this article makes an interesting point of why collards being the next “it” green may not be such a great thing for the people who traditionally eat them.

2. Moon Pies in North Korea

3. As someone with loads of irrational fears, I know what it feels like to think these sorts of things.

4. A thoughtful piece from Grace of Design Sponge on the State of the Blog Union.

5. The Waffle House Index

6. Hunting with Southern Chefs

7. I might need this shirt. I really, really might.

8. “Schools in the South close at the mere hint of snow not because the people who live there are wimps, but because snow is such a rare event—and most cities there don’t have a fleet of snow plows the way Northern ones do.

9. The Doughscuit

10. My Aunt Diane (who is completely convinced Dan & I are hipsters) sent me this, which is hilarious. Will you be heading to McDonalds for your morning jolt?

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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