Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Love List

1. Over the holidays, the "yams vs. sweet potatoes" conversation came up and persisted. No, my family is not full of agriculturalists and we are a lot more exciting than it appears. The issue was with candied yams and sweet potato pie. Did I mention my family is Southern...yeah, both dishes are always on the Thanksgiving table. Anyway, Ash and I had been dealing with Sweet Potato-gate in NY (total absence of sweet potatoes for months in our 3 local grocery stores) but we'd seen individually wrapped "yams" that looked just like our normal sweet potatoes. So we bought them and surprise, surprise--their "yams" were indeed sweet potatoes. When it came up over Thanksgiving, my mom and brother in law broke it down and then I found this article while surfing the web weeks later. That and a lot of other kitchen mistakes are here. Sheesh, that was a blabbering mouthful. (The Kitchn)

2. The Rubik's Cube is meant to challenge you and keep you busy for hours but at some point, if you can't solve it, you just want to know how. You're welcome. (Rubik Solve)

3. Want to know U.S. drinking trends by region? It's totally useless information (unless you're planning to open a bar) but I thought it was pretty interesting. (Vinepair)

4. Sweat is empowering...I don't know about you but this video is good gym inspiration for me. I'll take all I can get!! (Greatist)

5. I'm all for a good detox drink and Olivia of LoveHealthFitness quite a few. The lemon, turmeric, ACV, honey, cayenne tea (sounds delish, right) is my current fave. Seriously though, I know it sounds a bit odd if you're not used to combining the flavors but I love it and appreciate all of the benefits it provides. (YouTube-LoveHealthFitness)

6. Turmeric, in general, has great healing properties and health benefits. Read more about what it can do for your skin here. (Marie Claire)

7. Hey cronut lover, meet the Bruffin and fulfill your every sweet or savory pastry dream. Hello new cheat day guilty pleasure--and good news, they ship! (Bruffin Store)

8. Alexandra "Alex" Scott was diagnosed with neuroblastoma (a type of childhood cancer) shortly before her first birthday. From the time she was a child, she had a goal to eradicate childhood cancer. She started a lemonade stand and wanted to give money to doctors to allow them to help other kids like her. She ended up raising $2,000. Unfortunately, Alex passed away in 2004 at age 8 having raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for cancer. Today, her legacy lives on through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Check out the foundation and give a little or a lot! We all know someone effected by cancer. (ALSF)

9. Task Rabbit functions off of the notion that we all need a little help sometimes. Whether you need cleaning, organizing, assembling furniture, or moving help, they are there. Read more here. (Task Rabbit)

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