friday links

Our beaches are complete ghost towns now.
It's beautiful this time of year, but I truly miss summer; I miss the bright sunshine.
These photos were taken at cape cod national seashore, lighthouse way.
Oyster digging. Good catch. Oysters rockefeller on tap!
How was your Thanksgiving food feast?
Mine was all about the pie, yes.
This tweet by the US Navy made my day.
They asked Naval families to #ThankASailor and I thanked my Gramps who was a survivor of
the USS Franklin when it was bombed 1945; it was one of the worst bombings ever, and my Gramps was one of the few survivors. The U.S.S. Franklin received four battle stars for World War II service. You can imagine how much this made my day.
PicMonkey Collage (2)
One of the most creative gluten free baking books I've come across in a while.
Baking You Happy by Allison Lubert
I had no idea it was also 100% vegan; I was very impressed.
This is a really good Christmas present for you gluten free friends & family.
"...over 50 recipes for delicious desserts & breakfast treats that are not only gluten-free, but are also 100% vegan (without animal products), and free of soy, peanuts, corn, refined sugars, and artificial ingredients.  Since opening in 2010, Philadelphia's Sweet Freedom Bakery has been dishing out its delicious cupcakes, donuts, cookies, muffins, and more, to thousands of dedicated fans. The business recently expanded with a new location in Collingswood, New Jersey, and, with the growth of its online business, it's become clear that people outside of Philadelphia & New Jersey want a taste of Sweet Freedom, too!..."

around the web:

10 grocery sales you didn't know to look for during the holidays
7 food ingredients destroying your mood
make your own cookie butter? say what?
secret life of an oysterman
how to grind coffee beans perfectly
just put the f*cking turkey in the oven
this is the best idea ever for quick & easy charging your smartphone
5 ways to de-stress and help your heart
crazy ass man pets a great white shark! (yep)
kim kardashian snow blower (not for kids)
6 year old girl couldn't speak until this pitbull came into her life
in case you ever wanted to know if there was an Instagram for cheese curls
'text-neck' is becoming a real thing--sit up straight!
10 things you need to do again before your too old
creating pain-sensing neurons
please help us end the dog meat trade in thailand; they need your help!
the app to quiet all apps
if guy best friends acted like girl best friends (hilarious!)
pardoned turkeys: where are they now?
10 things you didn't know about oysters
surfing in the Arctic: the ends of the earth
pills to make your farts smell like chocolate (I kid not)
how to stop fearing the worst
awesome cut-out cake designs
how long can you subject your family to leftover turkey?
the cinnamon you're eating probably isn't cinnamon
great roundup of best Irish Cookbooks of 2014
lost in translation: catalog of beautiful untranslatable words
I don't knit, but these are knitting good patterns
precancerous stage found in blood
pecan crunch pie
a really bad month
featherbed eggs from ATK
maple gooey butter cake bites
spicy cheddar gougères (aka cheese puffs)
butterscotch peanut butter bark


Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I loved Aunt Marie.
    I hated a bad month.

  2. Such a great story about your grandfather. That generation was something special.

    That cookbook sounds really cool. I do a lot of gf baking, but vegan baking is crazy hard.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving - that is an amazing story about your grandpa. I love your photos of the beach dunes, bleak but beautiful!

  4. I want that bucket filled with oysters! Hope your Thanksgiving was great - the pie looks tasty.

  5. Great links, great pictures! I love an empty beach. Although the lack of sunshine makes it seem even emptier, doesn't it? Fun stuff -- thanks.


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