It’s good not because I want him to be ill! Not at all. Rather, it’s good because what came out of that is this fine essay: I caught COVID, again – this time, nobody cares (The Globe and Mail). It nicely catches where we are in this ongoing pandemic. Not just by writing about the disease and what we are doing or not doing about it, but also what else is competing for our attention. I highly recommend it.
I hope by the time you read this Ian is well and none the worse for having suffered through another bout of COVID.
I clearly collect too many food links. 🙂 These are some of the better ones I have found and think worth sharing.
- Mark Bittman used to write for the New York Times as The Minimalist. While he published lots of great articles, these three were among twenty five he thought were his best.
- If you want a stress free way to shop for the week’s groceries and have a meal plan all figured out for you, you need this: The 10-Ingredient Shopping Trip – The New York Times
- A great pasta not just for students and everyone on a budget: Sad Boy Pasta Is the Super Cheap Pasta for Everyone (Not Just Sad Boys | Bon Appetit
- I’m not a tuna melt fan but this might convert me: Tuna Melt Recipe – Bon Appétit Recipe | Bon Appetit
- I think we all need more soup, and out of 26 recipes you are bound to find some you like: 26 Light Soups that Press the Reset Button | Bon Appetit
- Likewise, if you find your meals blah, try one of these marinades: 15 Minimalist Marinades to Rescue Boring Weeknight Dinners | Bon Appetit
- A simple but not boring meal. Great for weekdays: A 5-Minute Chickpea Dinner Best Eaten On the Couch, by the TV | Bon Appetit
- Having a dinner party? Start with a cocktail: Simple cocktail recipes anyone can make – Business Insider
- Something for your guests to snack on when they arrive for your dinner party: Tempura Green Beans with Mushroom Salt and Shallot Dip Recipe | Bon Appetit
- Need some other things for guests to eat at the start of your dinner party? Some ideas: Here Are 8 Incredible Dips That Are Perfect For A Last Minute Party
- A good way to end a dinner party. Everyone likes a good cookie: Glazed Chocolate–Crème Fraîche Cookies Recipe | Bon Appetit
- A nice take on a comfort food. These are good enough to serve guests, or just treat you and your own: tomato-glazed meatloaves with brown butter mashed potatoes – smitten kitchen
- Try making your own flatbread. It’s not hard: Whole Wheat Flatbread – Bon Appétit Recipe | Bon Appetit
- There are alot of bad slow cooker recipes out there. These are the best. We Made And Ate The Most Popular Slow Cooker Dinners On Pinterest
- Simple enough for weekdays, good enough for guests: Swordfish Piccata Recipe – NYT Cooking
- Take your tomato sauce to another level with this recipe: Bucatini with Butter-Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe | Bon Appetit
- My son loves mozzarella sticks. I may have to make these: How to Make Mozzarella Sticks Without a Recipe
- If you are stuck for lunch ideas, try this: Make These Now, Pack Awesome Lunches All Week | Bon Appetit
- This recipe is great. I have used pork and chicken instead of shrimp and it has turned out great. Through in a handful of olives if you have them: it made it even better: Shrimp and feta with orzo – The Globe and Mail
- Another great dish from the Wavermans: Skillet roast chicken with veggies – The Globe and Mail
- Marinades are one way to liven up your meals. Sauces are another. Here are two ways to go about making them: All About Fond and How to Use it in Cooking and 3 Pan Sauces for Chicken
- Other than slow cookers, making dinner on a sheet pan is also pretty easy. Just keep an eye on it: How to Make Dinner on a Sheet Pan
- Not so easy, but if you are up for it, here’s a simpler but not easy way to make your own puff pastry: All Hail “Rough Puff,” Puff Pastry for Cheaters | Bon Appetit
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You are stressed. You decide: I need to manage it. That decision alone can help bring down your stress levels.
Your next step it to take action. If you have no idea how to do that, start here: Make stress management as routine as brushing your teeth viaThe Globe and Mail.
Teeth brushing won’t cure cavities and simple stress management techniques like these won’t cure significant problems in your life that are causing you to be stressed. But just like teeth brushing can prevent cavities, simple stress management can help alleviate some stress.
Unless you have a carefree life, these stress management techniques are worth reviewing.
That’s what this piece in the Globe and Mail says (Five key traits of successful consultants – The Globe and Mail), and as a long time consultant I find it hard to disagree. The traits?
- intellectual capacity
You could argue successful consultants have more common traits, but these are a good basis for anyone who want to provide such services to clients. If you want to become a consultant, ask yourself if these apply to you. If you want more details on this, click on the link to the Globe.
According to a study reported on in the globeandmail.com, children hate clowns. Even older ones. It found that:
“clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them quite frightening and unknowable.”
I think this may be an exaggeration, but I think there is alot more too it than adults realize. Perhaps a few generations from now, people will look back and think: wow! There were clowns back then! 🙂
The globeandmail.com has an article on the rise of Twitter. Well, they call it micro-blogging :(. Like anything in MSM, they get things wrong. But it is still interesting. See: enter the micro-bloggers
With the cost of gas being what it is, scooters start to make more and more sense. For more on scooters in Canada, see the article in globeandmail.com: Are you cool enough?
Years ago, the Globe and Mail seem to take on a large number of columnists, likely to compete with The National Post. Over time, many of those columnists dropped off the paper. One who did not was Leah McLaren.
I have a love/hate relationship with her column. I read it every week, even when it is annoying. Perhaps it is her (professional?) self-obsession. Whatever.
Speaking of that, her latest column in globeandmail.com: At the end of the day, you are what you say. Totally
is one I found very funny. A nice, condensed summary of the banal cliches we use during the week and on the weekend.
Hmmm….banal….cliches….it makes sense now.
has a great column on the effects social networking site, Facebook, is having on family dynamics. It will be interesting to see FB transform from a college dorm party to a family wedding.
Here’s the article:
Facebook: watching the watchers