Friday, July 29, 2011

7 Quick Takes: Volume 46



The idea of 7 Quick Takes Friday comes from blogger Jennifer Fulwiler, who hosts it weekly at her site, Conversion Diary.


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Sorry for the late post. I wasn't going to do a 7 Quick Takes post this week, but my friend R. did one and pointed her readers back to me (and this has happened before — you'd think I'd learn).

So if you're here from Simply Urban Living, welcome! If not, take a minute and read R's 7 Quick Takes. And please make sure to read the article she links to at the end.

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The Boston Globe ran a nice article on literally the most misused word in the English language.

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From NPR's The Picture Show comes this feature on art and ads that can be seen from space.

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A friend and classmate has been posting little videos on Jean Piaget's developmental stages. If you wonder what amuses people in the mental health field, well... take a look:



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So, it's blueberry season here. Our local farmer's market is full of the wonderful little blue orbs. I like them on salad. (Yes, I said the same thing a few weeks ago about grilled asparagus. It's true about blueberries too — but probably not on the same salad.)

The funny and talented Farmer's City Wife posted what looks to be a great recipe for Sour Cream Lemon Blueberry Scones — maybe I'll try this with the next batch I buy.

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While we're on the topic of food, today I'm making moussaka for my son's birthday celebration. (The recipe is somewhat of an amalgamation of this one that I used last year and this one. I have no idea which one is more authentic, but I figure what's "authentic" varies by region and even by household anyway. We'll see how this variation turns out.)

We're actually doing a Greek feast: Greek salad, hummus (made Greek-style with oregano and extra lemon), and stuffed grape leaves (dolmades).

And we'll be capping the evening off with this movie.

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And finally, because culture is important:




Happy Friday, friends!

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