February 5th, 2014

Hey guys! My now husband (!) has this really fun new blog about cooking gourmet food on the cheap. If you like ethnic food and want to save a few bucks, hop on over!

January 26th, 2014

codeofthewoosters:

sandandglass:

Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show. 

This.

October 29th, 2013
You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.
Jamie Tworkowski  (via twostreetsapart)

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October 26th, 2013
Sometimes it is the smallest thing that saves us: the weather growing cold, a child’s smile, and a cup of excellent coffee.
Jonathan Carroll  (via themilkywhiteway)

(Source: quotethat, via onellabella)

newyorker:

In basic literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills, young Americans have now fallen behind almost all of their peers in other advanced countries. John Cassidy explains why these findings represent a serious threat to the country’s future prosperity: http://nyr.kr/17g9FcF

Well, this is upsetting….

newyorker:

In basic literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills, young Americans have now fallen behind almost all of their peers in other advanced countries. John Cassidy explains why these findings represent a serious threat to the country’s future prosperity: http://nyr.kr/17g9FcF

Well, this is upsetting….

(Source: newyorker.com)

September 18th, 2013
I love languages :-)

I love languages :-)

This is my new favourite dish: Shakshuka. Apparently it’s from Israel, but I first discovered it in Sri Lanka (go figure). It’s essentially eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce with buttered toast and it’s absolutely DELICIOUS!

This is my new favourite dish: Shakshuka. Apparently it’s from Israel, but I first discovered it in Sri Lanka (go figure). It’s essentially eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce with buttered toast and it’s absolutely DELICIOUS!

September 17th, 2013

When my work in Nepal came to a close, I travelled to Sri Lanka and spent a week in Arugam Bay with a few of my colleagues. If you ever happen to find yourself there, Samantha’s Folly is definitely the best place to stay!

In Nepal, you almost always eat with your hands (unless it’s noodles, which you eat with a fork). It’s a lot more difficult than you would think!

In Nepal, you almost always eat with your hands (unless it’s noodles, which you eat with a fork). It’s a lot more difficult than you would think!

A photo of the New York Subway System taken by my Canadian who, by the way, is now my husband!
He takes some amazing shots so everyone should follow him: rurallife

A photo of the New York Subway System taken by my Canadian who, by the way, is now my husband!

He takes some amazing shots so everyone should follow him: rurallife