friday link love

Ready. Brunch. #nofilter

Happy Friday, friends. This week, I found some interesting reading material: some which moved me to tears while other stuff made me raise my eyebrows. In any case, I hope you find them as interesting as I did. Happy reading.


Lessons from creationist-inspired school books.

How to write better.

Why so few women bosses? This line is so spot on:
“We compromise our career goals to make room for partners and children who may not even exist yet.”

Before you stop buying quinoa, you might want to read this.

“The bride, 97, is keeping her name.” Best wedding announcement ever.

How behavioral economics could save the fishing industry and the oceans.

I love you more than anything and will always be there. Unless, of course, I’m eating fried chicken.

A lone Russian family survives in the taiga by eating potatoes, shrubs, wild berries, and when near starvations — shoes. Gripping and moving.

I know this will be controversial, especially with food bloggers.

While we’re on the subject of blogs, in Portlandia: newspaper gets acquired by a blog. Funny, yet not.

And last, but not least, Thembi, the therapy hedgehog!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend ahead! It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and even though our beloved Patriots won’t be playing, we’re going to be making this. How about you?


  • Neena

    I am absolutely obsessed with that gorgeous meal you have pictured at the top of your post. Trying to figure out all the elements so I can recreate it at my own home asap!

  • olga

    Neena – thank you! The quiche can be found here (just wrote about it); gravlax – here; a simple arugula/cuc/radish salad with a dijon vinaigrette; and scones I’ll blog very soon. I tested the recipe, now I just have to shoot it :)

  • Katie (The Muffin Myth)

    I love that McSweeney’s article. I think of it every time I’m working (writing, or school work, or the blog) and get the impulse to google something or check what temperature it is outside or whatever. I also posted that quinoa article on my weekly roundup, and though it is reassuring, I’m still not quite sure what to believe (as someone who has studied food systems extensively). I think whatever the case is, I’ll become a more conscious consumer of the little seed.

  • Neena

    I commented on this blog post on February 1 of this year, and couldn’t get this gorgeous photo out of my mind for months. Finally, today, for mother’s day, I recreated my own version of it and it was absolutely delicious! I made your quiche and cuke and radish salad, sour cream and strawberry scones, and served smoked salmon and cream cheese with good bread. It was a major hit. I wanted to comment back because sometimes I imagine it’s difficult to know what your words and images will do to perfect strangers in perfectly strange places, but in this case, your image really inspired me and stayed with me. Thank you for your great blog work. It’s such a pleasure to read and follow.

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