Daily Archives: April 8, 2013

“It’s hard for me to think of spring without thinking of honeybees and all the spring flowers they make possible. We have a beekeeper on our team (Amy), so Max and I have been learning more about them over the past few years.” Read More: http://www.designsponge.com/2013/04/bees-wrap.html

Reading: “Bee’s Wrap”

“Jane Austen’s Emma Woodhouse is perhaps the most flawed of all of Austen’s female protagonists. Even though she is beautiful and witty and smart, many Austen fanatics dislike her, calling her jealous and self-centered, snobbish, obstinate, insensitive.” Read More: http://yummy-books.com/2013/04/05/the-emma-woodhouse-ham-project/

Reading: “The Emma Woodhouse Ham Project”

“Yesterday, members of Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe calling for a “topless jihad” in support of Tunisian activist Amina Tyler. Meanwhile Pennsylvania-based brewing company Sly Fox is doing something also called “topless” but involving fewer militant arrests.” Read More: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/04/topless-beer-can-revolution/274730/

Reading: “Topless Beer Can Revolution”

“I have not posted an article on this blog for ages. A number of demanding TV and museum projects have conspired to make me so busy that I have had no time to add anything in the past couple of months.” Read More: http://foodhistorjottings.blogspot.com/2013/04/eating-egypt.html

Reading: “Eating Egypt”

“Don’t throw out those used coffee grounds: Your plants need ’em. Composting is a low-maintenance way to minimize personal kitchen waste, create cheap, nutrient-rich fertilizer, and contribute to the health and productivity of a personal or community garden.” Read More: http://feeds.seriouseats.com/~r/seriouseatsfeaturesvideos/~3/reN3vw4-Y0w/how-to-use-coffee-in-compost-why-coffee-is-good-for-compost.html

Reading: “Why You Should Compost Your Coffee Grounds”

“As most readers of Edible Geography will know, smell makes up to ninety percent of what we perceive as flavour, primarily through a process known as retronasal olfaction, in which odour molecules travel from the mouth to the nose via the throat as we eat.” Read More: http://www.ediblegeography.com/bloody-nose/

Reading: “Bloody Nose”