Weekly Links I Love (Feb. 1)

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I come across a LOT of articles and recipes throughout the week that I inevitably end up posting on Facebook, and clogging up everyone’s news feeds. And while one posting of delicious food is appreciated by the masses, twelve by the end of the day doesn’t always go over so well.

I believe that in order to be a good blogger and build a community, you have to share the love. There are so many people and things that inspire me, just as I hope to inspire at least one other person.

So here we go, the links I loved this week:

1. Potter Frances Palmer’s 5 Kitchen Essentials from the Hand and Heart

I love everything on The Kitchn, but this particular article spoke to me this week. Frances Palmer is a really well known ceramist (her pieces are unbelievably gorgeous, and I want them all) who truly believes in the beauty of handmade products. In this article, she talks about the importance of finding good kitchen/studio tools, and sticking with them. You don’t always need the latest and the greatest when you have tools that you cherish and keep coming back to.

2. Tuesday was National Pancake Day, so in honor of NPD (The nickname will catch on, just wait.) here’s a recipe for Buckwheat Blueberry Pancakes. They’re healthy, so you can use as much maple syrup as you want. (Right? That’s how that works, right?)

3. Joy the Baker (aka Joy Wilson) is one of my favorite bloggers of all time. This week she took a trip to Uganda, and wrote a series of posts about her work there. This particular one, What it Means to Boil Water, really stuck out. It’s a must-read for sure.

4. While I could lie and say that I spend my days reading really complex pieces in the Economist, the truth is, I spend an unhealthy amount of my day on Buzzfeed. What can I say? Most articles are short and sweet, and a daily dose of “Laugh out Loud” laughter is good for the soul. I’m really missing my best friend Emily, and Ways Long Distance Bffs Survive is perfect.

5. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is an online series hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. It is clever, funny, and SO entertaining. Plus, he’s introduced me to some really great places to both get a cup of coffee, and delicious pastries. I can’t believe I hadn’t started watching this sooner. This week Jerry met up with Tina Fey, a personal funny lady hero of mine. This show makes you feel like you’re there with them, and I just can’t say enough good things about it. Here’s a great article to go along with it from  Gothamist.

What’re you up to this weekend?

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