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I see all these great posts during the week and I think I’ll remember where I saw them and then, of course, I forget where I saw them. Welcome to my brain.

Friday Night Meatballs: How to Change Your Life with Pasta was a good read. I love the idea of creating a community through food. Duh, right? I periodically think about doing something similar to this, like a Sunday brunch once a month, but then I get caught up in the details and get overwhelmed and my idea goes nowhere.

Women Rejecting Marriage Proposals in Western Art History made me chuckle. “is this man seriously wearing red tights while he proposes at me

At hotels, I always take the shower gels, lotion and shower cap. And the pens (Why do I take the pens? How many pens does a person need?). And sometimes the tea bags. It has never crossed my mind to take towels or comforters. Ew. WHO TAKES COMFORTERS? Those things gross me out. A Hotel Employee Answers: What You Are And Aren’t Supposed To Take From Your Hotel Room.

On Kindness: My Mother is Sick is a beautiful read.

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Looking in peoples’ fridges is something I, without a doubt, love to do. It’s fascinating!

I need to motivate myself to cook this week. I’ll use my Soup and Stews board on Pinterest for inspiration.

I’ve become slightly obsessed with the idea of Peshtemals. I haven’t bought any yet … but I’m close.

The brains of kidney donors seem built for generosity. This is fascinating and surprising, but not at all surprising.

The fact that Slow Reading is actually a term is disturbing. But I get it: the Internet has zapped my attention span, too.

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My Clicks

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Damien Rice has a new CD scheduled for release next month. I’ve watched this YouTube performance of The Greatest Bastard … too many times.

These 16 Things to Know Before You Date an Introvert are so spot on.

Not that Kind of Girl and Yes, Please are on my to-read lists. I’m starting NtKoG tomorrow!

Spatchcock Chicken is definitely on my to-cook list. Maybe I’ll make an attempt this weekend.

Just scrolling through 45 Photos That Will Annoy You More Than They Should makes my skin crawl. No. 9 and No. 32 made me laugh out loud.

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Now that I’m spending more time with a little one around, who is always saying “Let me see” and “Let me help” in the kitchen, I want to make things she can help with. I think she’s going to love this Caramel Apple Bar. I think we’re going to love them, too, honestly.

I find it fascinating to see What Kids Around the World Eat for Breakfast. Now, I want to eat what the kids in Istanbul are eating, but I’m sure as a kid, I would have loved breakfast in Amsterdam.

You know how we talked about tonics and healthy things to drink last week? Well this Ginger & Turmeric Honey Bomb Is definitely in the rotation. I love this stuff!

The last thing I do at night and the first thing I do in the morning is look at my phone. I know – terrible. I’m really trying to quit. These 10 Things to Do the First 10 Minutes of Your Day are a good start.

I need to make this Apple Peel Bourbon pronto and then start making Indian Summers with it.

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I don’t hate to cook. I still found An Argument for Never Cooking Again to be a really good read.

I’m getting into health tonics. This time of year, my allergies are the worst. I’m pretty much medicated 24 hours a day. Elderberry syrup has nothing to do with allergies, but it may help us fight the upcoming cold and flu season. I recently bought a bottle, but the next step is to make it.

Speaking of confronting cold and flu season head on, and health tonics, I made fire cider about 6 weeks ago (it has to steep for 4 weeks) and we’re pretty addicted to it. If addicted is the right word. This stuff is pungent, but it will grow on you. That’s a shining endorsement.

All the comments on every recipe blog made me laugh and roll my eyes. They’re all so true. What is wrong with people?

I want to test if The One Lipstick That Looks Good On Everyone actually looks good one me.

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I find it interesting Why Men Never Remember Anything. Not that I’m pointing any fingers.

Because all our nudes are different nudes, Nubian Skin creates a ‘nude’ for all skin-tones and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Now if U.S. manufactures would jump on this bandwagon …

I made carrot cake, I Instagrammed said carrot cake, my aunt texted me for the recipe for the carrot cake and then she made the carrot cake! So you should probably make this carrot cake. And add some golden raisins.

I’m finally reading Delancey. It’s as good as I thought it would be. I don’t know what took me so long since I’m a huge fan of Molly’s blog, first book and podcast (I’m not a stalker).

The Whirley-Pop has become my new favorite kitchen item. We are eating all the popcorn! I’m trying a million flavor combinations.

I discovered Serial podcast this week from the maker’s of This American Life. It’s one story told over a number of episodes. I am 100% hooked.

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Three soups for you

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All I want to eat lately is soup.

Let me rephrase that: All I’m eating lately is soup.

Within the past week, I’ve made three big pots of soup. Lunch at work every day this week has been leftover soup and my favorite Fall salad (which I can share with you another day, if you’re interested). Soup every day sounds boring, I know, but it’s not. Most soups/stews taste even better the second day – or fourth, in my case – because the flavors have had time to settle in and get comfortable.
Here are links to the three soups I made this week. They’re all really easy to make and have a ton of flavor. Enjoy!

North Woods Bean Soup: I buy whole carrots and chop them into bite-size pieces (think the size of  a chickpea)  instead of using baby carrots.
Autumn Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup: I roast the carrots, sweet potatoes and apple instead, but I’m sure the recipe as is, is great, too.
Split Pea Soup: I use this recipe for smoked turkey lentil soup, but use green split peas instead. It’s an easy substitution.