July 10, 2012 • Crafting
Photo by Mararie
Knitting is perhaps the quintessential unhip pastime, so it serves authors well as a convenient shorthand for earnest domesticity and obliviousness to fashion. Identifying a character as a knitter evokes a web of associations and expectations — which, of course, the clever author will sometimes turn on their head.
Here’s a skein of knitters from literature, sorted by type.
July 9, 2012 • Cookbook: Snacks
Waffles and picnics are two words rarely seen together in a sentence, but thanks to Dorie Greenspan's inspired recipe, the two might be seen in public more often this summer. Forget what you think you know about this breakfast food staple: after pressing the waffles into shape, add them to a 200F oven for a good hour and a half to get them crisped to nacho-like perfection.
July 9, 2012 • Parenting
July 9, 2012 • What Would You Do?: Readers Respond to The Last Policeman
It's a shame that last year's Melancholia will be better-remembered for director Lars von Trier's Nazism jokes (tastelessly expressed at, of all places, the Cannes Film Festival) than its brave, unconventional response to the apocalypse.
Although judging from these squirm-inducing GIFs of Kirsten Dunst, seated next to von Trier while he was making said un-PC comments, you'd think the world was ending too:
July 5, 2012 • Cookbook: Desserts, Cookbook: Snacks
Okay, so these aren’t quite ice cream, but they’re packed with fruit and simple, delicious ingredients like yogurt and honey.
Break the mold with these creamy treats worthy of National Ice Cream Month.
Berries and Buttermilk Smoothie Ice Cream Pops
Sweet, simple, and with a tang of buttermilk, these smooth ice cream pops are fun to make. Feel free to use any variety of frozen fruit that you have on hand.
July 5, 2012 • Cookbook: Desserts, Crafting
What better way to celebrate July 7th, Chocolate Day than a look at some of the sweet confections the Etsy marketplace has to offer?
Though chocolate itself is available in abundance on the site, we thought we’d shine a spotlight on the creations inspired by the number one Candy Man himself: Mr. Willy Wonka.