Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Links

Exercising on a treadmill feels like punishment so it came as no surprise to me that the treadmill has its origins as a torture device in Victorian prisons.

Is Trump At Mar-a-Lago?

Can you judge a book by its odour? Cocoa, wood, rusks – every book has a distinctive smell. And each smell says something about how and when it was made, and where it has been.

Jungle Puppies Captured on Film for the First Time: A new effort to catalog animals in Peru's rain forests has captured some incredible footage of a rarely seen canine.

In the fall of 2015, Germany designated Sumte, population 102, as a sanctuary for nearly 800 refugees. What followed was a living experiment in the country’s principles. Via

Canadians who have become movers and shakers in the world of U.S. entertainment and media celebrity. Some surprises here.

Earlier this week I posted Jay Rayner's scathing but hilarious review of Le Cinq restaurant. Eater has improved on the review by adding cats.

Gordon Ramsay’s ultimate vegetarian lunch 

Ray Davies on understanding hipsters, not talking to Pete Townshend – and why he fled Tony Blair’s Britain Thanks Alan

What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died? 

The Courtyard House This stunning house was built on the site of a demolished single-storey storage garage.

“Melancholy is a low kind of delirium, with a fever; usually attended with fear, heaviness, and sorrow, without any apparent occasion.”A Cure for Melancholy: Victorian Medical Advice on Treating Depression

Casa Tiny rustic affordable escape with pool in Oaxaca Gorgeous.

The Notorious Legends and Dubious Stories of 10 Literary Deaths

Mourning My Grandfather through The Velveteen Rabbit A lovely story.

Sue Me, Sue You Blues: the story of one of the biggest music legal battles of all time.

Homemade butter in just 3 minutes 

This story about a very short love affair with a couch named Peggy

The heartbreaking story of the Llewelyn Davies boys who didn't want to grow up and inspired J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan 

How to make a chicken last a week I buy a tiny organic bird once in awhile and make a roast dinner, hot chicken sandwiches, chicken salad and soup from it. I feed the fatty bits to my pets. I never thought of cooking the legs and crown separately but it's a good idea.


xoxoxoBruce said...

All these American right wing survivalists worried about an invasion from Canada, are unaware it’s already happened, and continues right under their noses.:o)

Mike said...

Just chipping in to say I like the Sunday Links -- especially since New Inquiry quit doing it.

The Nag said...

Thanks Mike. I wasn't familiar with New Inquiry but popped my nose in. I've added it to my Feedly and will have to figure out how to add a couple of hours to my day to catch up on all the good stuff that's posted there.

chawedrosin said...

We like to buy a chicken two or three times a year and feast on it for a week. I've recently learned the thriftiness of making "paté" from the liver, neck, heart, etc. I simmer them slowly (and save the water for the gravy), then chill them, chop them up very fine, and add ground nuts (so far pistachios, walnuts, and almonds are all very good) and enough chilled chicken fat and/or bacon fat to hold it together. It only makes a small amount of the stuff, but it's delicious on crackers and toast, and uses up parts that I otherwise don't know what to do with.

The Nag said...

I used to make pate but now the dog gets all the extra bits.