Five Things on Friday (12-2-11)
|Cooking dried beans in a CrockPot is a good idea for many reasons!|
Sometimes on Fridays I like to share news or fun links I’ve found around the interwebs, and a couple of interesting things caught my attention this week. Keep reading to see what I found, and if you came across anything fun this week in your travels around the web, please share those links in the comments!
Alysa is a registered dietitian and personal trainer who writes a blog called Inspired RD, and I loved her post about 5 Reasons to Cook with Dried Beans. Of course I’m a huge fan of beans but I do sometimes succumb to the allure of canned beans. After reading this post I’m more determined to plan ahead and cook my own beans. (And thanks to Alysa for the mention of my post on Cooking dried beans in a CrockPot.)
Dear Photograph is an interesting site that posts one reader-submitted photo per day, and each photo has a caption that starts “Dear Photograph.” The photos are often retro and the captions are poignant, witty, or sometimes just down right sad, but the site is an interesting glimpse into the lives of strangers in a way that’s quite captivating. (I’m sure I saw this on Twitter or Facebook, but I’m sorry I don’t remember who shared it there.)
A Victim Teaches His Mugger about Compassion
I’m a fan of National Public Radio’s StoryCorps, where people can record stories about their lives and submit them, and this story which NPR called A Victim Treats His Mugger Right was one I found especially moving. (Also found via Facebook, where it was shared by many of my friends.)
Dinosaur National Monument is Open Again!
Did you know that Utah has more national parks and national monuments than any other state? That’s a bit of former-fourth-grade-teacher-trivia for your information. I visited most of those sites as a child, and many again as an adult and one I always found fascinating was Dinosaur National Monument. My favorite was the huge quarry, which was closed in 2006 due to safety concerns, so I was excited to read that it re-opened again in October. If you come to Utah for a road trip, this is on my list of do-not-miss spots!
Eat Your Books is Indexing My Blog!
Almost two years ago I wrote about Eat Your Books, a site that indexes cookbooks so you can use it to search through the books you own. Eat Your Books is still going strong and earlier this year they started indexing blogs. I am excited that Kalyn’s Kitchen is now being indexed by Eat Your Books, and also proud to be included with some other great blogs being indexed by Eat Your Books.
That’s my five things for this week, but remember to share in the comments if you’ve found something on the web that’s worth a visit, and happy Friday everyone!