Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

Weekend Links / / Holiday Edition

IMG_2959 Jordan's younger brother was with us all week -- it was wonderful having a visitor! Our place is small, so once we added the air mattress it basically felt like a giant sleepover. ;-) Jordan and Joshua were busy working on a special project (to be shared at a later date), so I didn't get to see them a whole lot. We managed to show Josh a few of our favorite neighborhood stops, which included having dinner at Burger Up.

I look forward to another visit soon!

/ / Deb was the first blogger I started following in blogland and her space is still a favorite of mine. Speaking of burgers, this recipe for a fake shake shack burger is what dreams are made. Jordan and I went to Shake Shack while in New York City last summer and OMG they are the best burgers! I hadn't heard the phrase smash-burger before but now I have a better description for why Shake Shack burgers (and In-N-Out) are so so good. You can eat them without breaking your jaw.

/ / Marc Maron recently interviewed one of my favorite interviewers, Terry Gross the host of Fresh Air. Because I listen to a lot of podcasts, I am often asked for suggestions. Fresh Air is at the top of my list because they discuss a vast range of topics -- from science, politics, film, music etc.

/ / Daisy's five tips for the hobbyist photographer -- lighting, lighting and lighting!

/ / This was the first week for our CSA pick-up. Our box was brimming full of organic vegetables and fruit. Delvin Farms sends weekly email recipe suggestion and tips. Did you know that swiss chard stems can be used like celery or asparagus? I didn't! For my first CSA inspired meal, I adapted this swiss chard & onion frittata recipe and it was so delicious!

/ / 15 Ways to Live Rich. What are the little things that fill your day with an extra dose of joy? Splurging on dark chocolate is one of mine.

/ / Why the library should be your new best friend. I have several books/movies on hold from our library and I can't wait for them to arrive!

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