What I’m into this week:
Are we facing the Death of the Mircowave? (We don’t own one, do you?)
Who is to blame for the obesity epidemic? Fed Up, released in theaters today, goes for the jugular.
I am majorly coveting this happy patio umbrella.
Do you guys know about Mouth? They hunt down the best indie foods (think small-batch gins, artisanal coffees, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate) then group things together in gift boxes. Their selection looks divine.
Five ways to deal with dinner guests who won’t put down their phones. (Can someone please write the companion piece: How to deal with 12-year-olds who won’t put down their phones at a birthday party?)
My friend Tara — whose food photography you have no doubt drooled over many millions of times — is launching a magazine called Wild Apple, dedicated to gluten-free living. Please support her kickstarter campaign.
Local peeps: This new market looks promising! Anyone have intel on it for me?
10 Cakes for Mother’s Day (I’m all over the olive oil.)
A little too much rang true to me here.
Get ready for the World Cup! (And yes, I shazamed, then bought the song playing in the background.)
Lastly, my friend Marcie might be the most talented person I know. She turns vintage curtains into princess crowns for my daughters; she runs the school garden program at her kids’ elementary school; as a trained biologist, she can tell her plovers from her willers, her zooplankton from her daphnia; and legend has it that on a camping trip once, she caught and gutted a fish with her bare hands. But all that? Child’s play compared to the projects and adventures she’s assembled for her new book This Book Was a Tree: Ideas, Adventures, and Inspiration for Rediscovering the Natrual World. Ever wonder how to make a pinhole camera out of household objects or a sundial out of a tree stump? Make felt out of a thrift shop sweater? This is your manual. Check it out!
Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!