Friday Things

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1. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to hang out at the DeLallo store and test kitchen along with Jessica from How Sweet It Is. My family has been frequenting that Italian market since the 1950’s, back when it was just a little market, before it became a national brand. I’m a huge fan of their products and was thrilled to be able to play around there (I whipped up some easy tiramisu!), learn more about the family, the background of the company and where they’re headed. I’ll be telling you more about my visit there this weekend, but in the meantime, as you can see from the photo above, I was in serious love with their kitchen space. I may have asked more than once if I could move in.

2. Most of you know that I am a huge sports fan, so I was totally sucked into the two major sports stories over the last 10 days: (1) Manti Te’o, which, I just have no words. It might be one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever read. And (2) Lance Armstrong. Did any of you watch his interview with Oprah? I thought it was completely riveting. One of the best interviews I’ve watched in a long, long time.

3. The #1 sign that Pittsburgh had an incredibly mild winter last year: I got my current vehicle in March 2011 and just yesterday had to refill the washer fluid. Some winters I go through at least 2 or 3 bottles! Good news, more snow is on the way today. I am assuming my cozy position.

4. Now that my Chief Culinary Consultant and I are both caught up on Homeland and lamenting the fact that it won’t be back on until September, we’ve been poking around for a new series to start watching from the beginning. We haven’t seen 24, so that’s a contender. I’ve seen tons of people talk about Downton Abbey, but it appears to be more of a “girly” show… thoughts? Any other series you would recommend starting from the beginning that would appeal to both sexes?

5. Last Friday, I came across three separate blogs that were talking about juicing. As in, fruit and vegetable juicing, not steroids. Just making sure we’re clear. I’m not sure if it was International Juice Day or if it was the universe trying to tell me that I am severely lacking in my fruit and vegetable intake. Either way, I was intrigued. I asked folks on Facebook if anyone did this on a regular basis and what their experiences were. I received some pretty positive feedback, so now I’m intrigued even more. Do any of you “juice”? What do you make? How often do you drink it?

6. Did you hear? New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men are touring together.

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block were my first celebrity crushes in grade school. My very first concert. Their faces were plastered over everything I owned: lunch boxes, Trapper Keepers (ah! Trapper Keepers!), buttons, notebooks, sleeping bags… you name it, my sister and I had it. Boyz II Men soothed my hopeful, fragile, junior high heart. If I had a dollar for every time I played End of the Road, I’ll Make Love to You (so not age appropriate) and On Bended Knee on repeat I’d be rich. And 98 Degrees… by the time they came along I was in college and pretty much past the boy band stage, but I admit to having downloaded some of their songs on Napster (I’m totally dating myself).

When the tour was announced and Pittsburgh was on the list of cities, I emailed my best friend and said, “I sort of feel like we need to go to this.” She agreed. We’ll be there with bells on. For old time’s sake, of course.

7. One of my goals for this year is to master sourdough bread. The thing is, I have no idea where to start. Well, I know I need to start with a starter! I know you can make one, purchase one, etc. For those of you who are sourdough masters, what do you recommend?

8. Last weekend, Kristen from Dine and Dish shared a new time management app that she recently started using: the 30/30 App by Binary Hammer. If you fall victim to the vicious cycle of working hard but not being nearly as productive as you should be (I’m looking straight in the mirror), you might want to check out this app. You can assign different folders, which can house different groups of tasks. Then create tasks, assign a specific amount of time, and the app will let you know when your time is up. I’ve started playing around with it a little bit and plan to put it to work next week, but it looks very promising for helping to stay focused and not getting constantly lost in Twitter, Pinterest or whatever your evil time-suck may be (where did those last 2 hours go?!). If you’ve used it, I’d love to hear how it works for you!

9. Yesterday while I was working, I switched on Pandora for the first time in a long, long time. Usually in the car I listen to satellite radio and at home I listen to a lot of sports talk. I liked the change of pace and playing around with different custom stations. Do you have any favorite Pandora stations, or ones you have created?

10. TGIF! I hope you encounter nothing but calm water and lots of sunshine!

Beautiful weekend

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129 Responses to “Friday Things”

  1. Loretta on January 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I just got a sourdough starter from a friend, so it will be fun to learn alongside you! If you can find someone with a starter, I’d guess that’s the more reliable option (along with buying one). I tried starting one from scratch 3 times and failed all times. Maybe because it’s winter? But right now I’m just adding to one to build it up in volume so I don’t decimate it when I need it for a recipe :)

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  2. Sophia on January 25, 2013 at 11:47 am

    “24” is an awesome show, but there are a couple of slow seasons in there, but Jack Bauer is on my short list of people I want around during the zombie apocalypse! :) This is going to sound terrible, but I loved the show “Prison Break” but I am a sucker for action-oriented shows with hot men! Just don’t try to watch it all at once, your head may explode.

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  3. Michelle on January 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Loved this post-related to everything you wrote today!
    Love the kitchen, I’d move in there too!

    I was more a Boyz II Men/Color Me Badd fan (sigh-Bryan Abrams!)

    My sourdough starter, Jabba, is 3 years old now, though I don’t bake with him much.

    When I was hard core juicing, I would do an orange/apple/carrot combo. Couldn’t get hubby to do green juices.

    Hubby & I loved Chuck, try it! Geeky spies!

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  4. Suzanne Barker on January 25, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I spent

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  5. Suzanne Barker on January 25, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Check out Nicole’s blog – Pinch My Salt – she does a good job of explaining how, when, etc. with a day by day direction with pictures (love those pix). If you have not watched 6 feet under – it was a really good show (quirky but good).

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    • Michelle on January 25th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      Ooh, thank you Suzanne, I will check out Pinch My Salt. Pictures and a day by day tutorial sound like exactly what I need!

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  6. Jennifer Olds on January 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Although I can’t vouch personally, I have many friends who live for Sons of Anarchy. I’m trying to get my hubby on board. We also like Dexter.

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  7. Laura on January 25, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I just finished the Homeland DVDs too. Waiting for season 2… Some of my favorities: Game of Thrones (I was surprised I got hooked), The Good Wife (I resisted, but also got hooked). Agree with the other suggestions for Six Feet Under, Dexter and Breaking Bad. Believe or not, I also liked Oz, but that’s pretty much the anti – girly taken to the extreme. Keep us posted.

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  8. Christine on January 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    It’s a short series but then you can watch the movie, check out Firefly on Netflix!
    I have made my own starter and sourdough bread but that was many years ago, maybe I will start again! I have always liked Sunset Magazine’s recipes so thought I would post one that I found that looked very simple.
    Sour Dough Starter
    Ingredients
    •1 cup nonfat or low-fat milk
    •3 tablespoons plain yogurt
    •1 cup all-purpose flour
    Preparation
    1. Warm milk to 90º to 100º. Stir in yogurt.
    2. Pour into a warm 3- to 6-cup container (glass, ceramic, plastic, or stainless steel) with an airtight lid.
    3. Cover and let mixture stand in a warm (80º to 90º) place until it has the consistency of yogurt, 18 to 24 hours; the mixture should be so thick it doesn’t flow readily when container is tilted. A single clot may form or smaller curds may be suspended in clear liquid. Stir to mix in any clear liquid. If liquid turns bright pink, discard the batch and start again.
    4. Once a clot forms, add flour and stir untl smooth. Cover airtight and let starter stand in a warm (80º to 90º) place until it is full of bubbles and has a pleasing sour smell, 2 to 5 days. Again, if clear liquid forms, stir to blend mixture, If liquid is pink, discard and start over. To store, cover airtight and refrigerate.
    Using and maintaining the starter:
    Notes: For most active starter, feed at least once a month. To increase starter supply, in a large container, add as much as 10 cups each of milk and flour to 1 cup of starter. The mixture may need to stand up to 2 days before the clear liquid forms on top.

    1. Use starter at room temperature. To hasten, set container in warm water.
    2. Use and/or feed starter. To feed, replenish each 1 cup starter used with 1 cup warm (90° to 100°) nonfat or low-fat milk and 1 cup all-purpose flour. Stir to mix well.
    3. Cover starter airtight and let stand in a warm (80° to 90°) place until bubbly and sour-smelling, and clear liquid has formed on top, 12 to 24 hours.

    4. Stir before using. Store airtight in the refrigerator.
    Sunset
    MARCH 1998

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    • Michelle on January 25th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  9. JanK on January 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I have my own sourdough starter, have had it for about 2 years now and it is still going strong. I would suggest King Arthur Flour, they have the instructions to make your own or you can buy the starter from them, but it is really easy to make and just keep it going in your fridge, every once in a while pour a little off (maybe a cup or so, make pancakes or waffles) and add some flour and water and let it sit on the counter for a day. King Arthur has tons of recipes also (my favorite is their rustic loaf, it toast up so good).

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  10. Shirley on January 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    You mentioned listening to Pandora. I’ve found one that I like even more because I can access TONS of various types of music and then save things in a playlist instead of having Pandora pick things for me. I have a playlist for Country, Pop, Christmas, Good Old Days, Kids, etc. I really enjoy Spotify and would suggest you give it a try. Enjoy your recipes a lot. Thanks.

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  11. Vivian on January 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Susan at http://www.wildyeastblog.com has great info on creating and maintaining a sourdough starter. Her website is great for bread bakers

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  12. Marie on January 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    If you decide to make your own starter, I recommend using instructions from http://www.thefreshloaf.com. The method with pineapple juice is very good. The Fresh Loaf is a wonderful resource for sourdough bread baking. There are posts about flour types, stretch and fold techniques, shaping, scoring, and steaming. Did I just scare you? Also, Jeffrey Hamelman’s book “Bread” is an excellent primer on using a levain (starter).

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  13. Gayle215 on January 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I must cast my vote for tv favorites my husband and I both love & watch faithfully. Justified, Dexter, & Shameless. All great shows. Try Deadwood for an oldie but a goodie. Loved it.

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  14. Megan on January 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    In response to #4 – Shameless!!!
    My husband and I found it even more addicting that Homeland and if you have Showtime you can watch the past 2 seasons “On Demand”.

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  15. Trish on January 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Definitely try Downton Abbey! If you have Hulu Plus you can watch the first two seasons and catch up on Season 3 on Masterpiece’s web site. I also love Grimm. Season One and the first part of Season 2 is available on Hulu, and Season 2 starts up again in March. Happy viewing!

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  16. Kirsten T on January 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    A series that I think has only gotten better in its second season is Grimm. It’s the only show the hubs and I watch together, and that’s saying something! Of course, we got into early being a bit biased into loving it as we live in Portland, OR where the show is filmed and based. In fact the 2nd half of season 2 is starting March 8th so you’d have enough time to get caught up before the new episodes begin again.

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  17. RileysMomma on January 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    my brother attempted to get into doing a juice fast after watching “fat, sick, and nearly dead” on netflix this past fall. he did okay with it (he really didn’t like kale in his juices) but his doctor found out what he was doing and put the kibosh on it … he was a recently diagnosed type 2 diabetic and hadn’t gotten that under control yet. our mom did the fast with him while he was doing it and she said that it was pretty much like anything else … once you get used to being on total liquids, you’re fine.
    i’m no help on series … i don’t really watch very many. criminal minds and ncis are two that have been able to hold my attention for more than a season or two.

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  18. Lola on January 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    The DeLallo kitchen is amazing! So jealous of your field trip.

    Best Pandora station ever: “Worldbeat Radio” – it’s not a single artist, but it pulls a good mellow mix perfect for a trendy dinner at home.

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  19. Shelly G on January 25, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Ok I asked Kristen (@dineanddish) this same question. I haven’t heard back from her yet. I don’t have a Kitchen Aid stand mixer therefore no hook attachment. Any suggestions on how to make homemade bread? I’ve made Ali’s (gimmesomeoven) honey beer bread- no mixer needed! I’d love to make some though.
    Juicing- hub’s cousin and friend both do. Both men who’d been overweight, decided to go vegetarian and vegan (one and the other). DH has diverticulitis. When he had a flare up he had them make him some juice. He felt a lot better! We don’t have a Viramix either but it’s on the list. :)
    Tv- hmm I really only catch short series’. Modern Family, I like Suburgatory, I don’t really watch much though. Hubs likes Walking Dead. Eek!

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    • Michelle on January 27th, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Shelly, Of course! Just knead with your hands on a lightly floured surface until the dough reaches the consistency described in the recipe.

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  20. Nancy on January 25, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    My husband likes Downton Abbey, although I’m sure he rolls his eyes a some of the drama! Also we love the series Chuck, especially seasons 1 & 2. We watched all of the episodes of 24 and we liked them, but they are intense and long! Whatever you do, don’t watch Lost (maybe you already have) I hated it (well the ending anyway)!

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  21. Me on January 25, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    We just finished Homeland and just watched the first couple of episodes of Downtown Abbey. Love! My husband laughed out loud several times which surprised me. He said he liked it because if different than everything else we are watching. We also love Justified on FX. We own the DVDs for 24 and Alias. We’ve watched the first season of both and enjoyed it just as much as the first time around. There are lots of choices our there…happy exploring!

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  22. Phillip on January 25, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    My wife is an avid reader of your blog and she mentioned #7 on your list today. I’ve been fooling around with bread-baking for the past 4 years or so, and I’ve got my own sourdough starter I cultivated from the ambient yeast in my kitchen. It’s surprisingly easy to start one as long as you use the right culture ingredients. I found the method that Peter Reinhart lays out in “Artisan Breads Every Day” to be pretty foolproof. Rye flour and pineapple juice are what I used to capture the yeast. My mother starter has been going strong since early October. I store it in the fridge and then feed a portion of it right before I’m going to make some bread. Good luck!

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  23. Leah on January 25, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I would really recommend 24 if you haven’t watched it yet. we both really enjoyed the entire run. A show that I never really thought that I would like is Sons of Anarchy. Katey Segal has totally impressed me the entire run of the series. Six Feet Under is a series that my husband and I both really enjoyed. We missed out on it when it first came out. I was surprised that Dave liked it because he doesn’t usually like show that he deems as “soap operas” – which is what he deems that Downton Abbey is and refuses to give it a shot. We just started rewatching The West Wing and I am still impressed with how well acted that show was. Cinemax is running a new series called Hunted which is prettey good. We watched the first night of the new Kevin Bacon series – The Following – this week and it seems good. More and more I find myself watching shows and wishing they were on cable rather than network TV. Other recommendations – The Tudors, The Wire, Camelot, Sherlock (from the BBC), Doctor Who (the reboot that started in 2005/06), Torchwood, Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. And none of these did we start watching until we stumbled across them on either Netfix or OnDemand!

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    • Leah on January 25th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      Oh, and Supernatural!

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  24. Audra@The-Baker-Chick on January 25, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Hey Michelle!
    I had to escape my Google Reader to give you my TV suggestions. My man and I don’t have many shows we both love, (Homeland is one of them,) but the next best is Breaking Bad. We both love it, it’s so good and we can’t stop watching.

    Also- Dexter is great. and 24 is really fun and suspensful- just a little cheesy after the first couple seasons. :)

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  25. Kate C. on January 25, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I say you either try watching 24 or Breaking Bad. Actually, watch both! My dad recommended both shows to me. I dragged my husband into watching the shows with me and he got hooked too.

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  26. Elizabeth on January 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    One more vote for Breaking Bad here… It’s AMAZING. Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, Mad Men is phenomenal, and I’ve heard wonderful things about Dr. Who as well.

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  27. Meg @ Sweet Twist on January 25, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    My sister and I might go to that concert.

    I am starting to get into Parks and Rec and might go back and watch it from the beginning. It is pretty funny.

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  28. Elisabeth on January 25, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Hi Michele–
    Huge Downton Abbey fan here. Try Castle, too. My husband likes the Stana Katic/police officer character. She is beautiful. Nathan Filion is appealing, too.
    SOURDOUGH: I have been having fun with this for some time. I recommend Peter Reinhart’s “ARTISAN BREADS EVERY DAY cookbook. His starter is begun with pineapple juice, but since I have apple trees, I used this starter:
    http://www.newscancook.com/recipes/sourdough-made-with-apple-peel/
    It has been fresh and delicious. The above recipe is a little short on actual instruction, so i follow the Peter Reinhart method. I have found, too, that using the starter as leavening is a heart-breaker. I add the amount of yeast that Peter recommends. It is still yummy and sour! Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day is also a terrific bread book. Cheers!

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  29. Dani H on January 26, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I like “Downton Abbey” but much prefer “The Closer” “Dexter” and “Saving Grace” ~ as for “24” it’s the same plot year after year, and “Lost” was fabulous until the ending, which sucked big time. The British imports I really enjoyed were the new {set in current time} “Sherlock Holmes” {NOT the one on CBS} and “Inspector Lewis” {the precursor series “Inspector Morse” was great, too.} All just my opinion, of course. {smile}

    I know King Arthur Flour has a sourdough starter and I trust their products completely. There is a Richard Stiennon video I used with great success in which he prepares the dough with a Julia Child “technique” plus steams the bread for a crispy crust. Obviously, you would use a different recipe for sourdough, but the technique would be the same if you want the baguette type crust. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTY4WJRSzY8

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  30. Beth P on January 26, 2013 at 2:47 am

    My husband and I LOVE Psych. It’s so funny! I’m also a big fan of West Wing, but that’s not really current.

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  31. Aly on January 26, 2013 at 2:57 am

    My husband and I like How I Met Your Mother. It’s a fun comedy with lots of memorable jokes. :)

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  32. Brandi on January 26, 2013 at 8:39 am

    NKOTB are my all-time favorite band. I even went on their cruise a couple of years ago… I’ll be seeing them on this tour, too. Have fun at the show!

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  33. Paula on January 26, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I just discovered “The Killing” on Netflix….also, if you have Hulu, you might try “Prisoners of War”…it’s the Israeli series that “Homeland” was based on…not as fast moving, but absorbing.

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  34. Teresa on January 26, 2013 at 11:08 am

    We love Mad Men and Sherlock. If you are willing to go back and find them, The Shield was great, and my husband insists that The Wire was one of his all time favorites.

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  35. Esther T. on January 26, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Ok, here goes…if you haven’t seen West Wing or Brothers & Sisters, I would recommend both! Although I will say that a gave my son-in-law the first season of “The Unit” since he’s a veteran, and now my daughter won’t let him watch it without her. Go figure!

    I adore Pandora and have created my own station that plays a very eclectic mix of music. It ranges from Toby Keith and Dr. John to Steve Tyrel and Luis Miguel. Just find artists that you like, add them, then hit “shuffle”! Enjoy!

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  36. Mitzi on January 26, 2013 at 11:46 am

    On Pandora: I find that the Flogging Molly channel is effective for dealing with loud talkers in the business office next door. The walls are extremely thin and I don’t think they want me to hear all about their trade secrets while they have a phone meeting. That and I guess I’m a tad passive-aggressive when dealing with the obnoxious.
    If you like Damian Lewis in Homeland, check him out in his too short-lived series Life.

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  37. Debbie on January 26, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    We watched the series premiere of The Following this week too—excellent! My hubby is a fan of your favorites too (Homeland, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire) so since you have similar taste in TV shows, you should like The Following. Try it out!

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  38. Laura Dembowski on January 26, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    DeLallo sounds so interesting! I can’t wait to read more. I think I have had their torrone before. Torrone is one of my faves. I’m a total TV junkie. I would really recommend watching The West Wing if you’ve never seen it. It’s my favorite show of all time and I think there’s something in it for everyone to enjoy!

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  39. Jane on January 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Go watch BBC’s Sherlock. It’s incredibly well done, and there are only six episodes TOTAL. Everything is absolutely perfect about the show and casting! Just please watch it. :)

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  40. Musing Mar on January 26, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    The Culinary Enthusiast and I are currently working our way through “Nurse Jackie” and enjoying it very much. That’s my recommendation! Love the serenity of the last photo – is that Einstein?

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    • Michelle on January 27th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      It isn’t, but I’m convinced it’s his twin!

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  41. Shannon on January 26, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    We seem to have similar tastes in shows for the most part. My husband got me into Spartacus on Starz right after the first season, and it’s last season started yesterday. It’s really, really good, but has a TON of nudity and sex and a TON of violence, so be warned! Another really good show he got me into is Dexter. It’s an off season now so now would be a good time to catch up on that show, it’s SO good!

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  42. Michelle Brown on January 26, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Fav Pandora station – Mat Kearney!

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  43. Tracey on January 26, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Yes, I was SO riveted by the Lance Armstrong interview. Glad I’m not the only one! 24 was awesome, I was totally bummed when it ended. I haven’t seen Downton Abbey so can’t comment, but I haven’t heard anyone say a bad word about it. As for the sourdough, King Arthur has a great set of materials on their site. I used their starter recipe/info and wound up making just about every related sourdough recipe they had :)

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  44. natalie@thesweetslife on January 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    uhh yeah, still in shock over the manti thing and dying to know the real story, though we probably never will!

    i’ve had a sourdough starter for a few months now–my sis in law gave it to me so no advice there but i will say it is awesome to have on hand! i mostly use it to make pizza dough–our freezer is always stocked with a few balls of dough!

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  45. Lynn on January 27, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Just found your wonderful blog! (Has anyone mentioned that your title is missing a hyphen? Brown-Eyed Baker. :-) Yeah, I know…the Black-Eyed Peas (band) is missing one too.

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  46. Janet on January 27, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Sourdough = Tartine

    I purchased the book, made the starter, made the bread. It is outstanding!!! I highly recommend it.

    The recipe is on the web in many different places. The book is a work of art!

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  47. April on January 27, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I first tried to make my own sourdough starter, it didn’t take off, so I bought the King Arthur sourdough starter and it’s been going strong for several years. Gifted some to my mom and she loves it too. The starter is very forgiving, you can leave it in the fridge for 3 months, take it out, feed it, put it back in and it still keeps living. Great stuff. Makes great bread and pancakes. As for shows, I loved Six Feet Under when it was on.

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  48. April on January 27, 2013 at 10:59 am

    If you want to go really old school, I say pull up some Dawson’s Creek. You can listen to Boy Bands while watching.

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    • Becky on January 27th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      I second Dawson’s Creek. I’m a diehard fan and unashamed. Seasons 1-6 on DVD. No boy bands though. DC is all about the chick rock.

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  49. Becky on January 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I received Downton Abbey Season 1 and 2 as a Christmas gift from my sister. I had no prior experience with or knowledge of the show. Verdict: You MUST give it a chance! Easily one of the most compelling show on air today. My husband (who didn’t want to get involved with it because in his mind British dramas = Pride and Prejudice = barf) is just as hooked as I am. He seriously loves it.

    Also, give juicing a try if you are able. We’re just getting into it ourselves after watching the documentary “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” (Netflix watch instantly). It’s amazing how your body can reap the benefits of eating a massive – and I mean massive – bowl full of fruits, veggies, and leafy greens by consuming 16-20 ounces of juice. All good stuff. Your body will love it and thank you.

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  50. Alley @ Alley's Recipe Book on January 27, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I got a juicer for Christmas and have been using it pretty much every day since! I love it! And it is one of the inexpensive ones. The grater part is kind of a pain to clean. I think I may buy a second grater part so I can let the dish washer clean it instead of me scrubbing every morning. I think the key to tasty juice recipes is to make sure at least half of the juice is from fruit. Also, I compost all the remaining pulp, so there is really no waste and it really isn’t that expensive.

    I asked for a juicer after watching “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” too. I bet that is the reason for the uptick in the juicing trend! It definitely makes you feel better and must have boosted my immune system because I feel like I am the only person not getting sick this month!

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