2014-09-19 Fabulous Friday Finds

In honor of my only planned vacation this year, I'm sharing my favorite dinosaur, the mosasaur (which I might be spelling correctly) at the State Historical Society of North Dakota. She's awesome.
In honor of my only planned vacation this year, I’m sharing my favorite dinosaur, the mosasaur (which I might be spelling correctly) at the State Historical Society of North Dakota. She’s awesome.

I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but we’re feeling fall in New England. It thrills me, personally (that’s me, Mary Kate) because I love fall. I couldn’t care less about pumpkin things out and about, but I do love actual pumpkin and pumpkin in baked goods I can eat. Like pumpkin chocolate swirl muffins?

I’m also sharing this article from Slate on Chinese food in the US and how to order it better. I don’t know why, but it just made me happy — I like Americanized Chinese food, even though I find little of it “safe” for me anymore, but I also really enjoyed Chinese food in China. I miss being adventurous in eating, but I think if I got better at talking about to restaurant staff, I might find more new things to try.

Since most commercial dairy replacement products are a no-go for me, and a lot of recipes I (Denise) come across ask you to use vegan yogurt of some sort, I keep pondering making my own.  I came across this recipe for Raw Oatghurt that might be interesting to try. I’d have to leave out the stevia (corn in processing) and not use the honey (corn issue if the bee keeper feeds the bees corn syrup) as a topping, but I’m thinking about it. 

Also, it’s fall. And this Cinnamon-Apple infused vodka seems like it’d be a good thing to mix into tea or sip on a cold evening. You need to use safe for you vodka (for me, I have to make sure it’s distilled from potato only), but think of all other fun infusions you could make. 

Have a good week everyone!

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    1. Do you have a source for local honey? Pretty sure the one from my local farmers market has no corn syrup in the feeding of bees…

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