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The Internet Kitchen: Life’s a Beach

by Nick

Betsy and I are hitting the road today to spend a week on a North Carolina beach with her family.

It’s always a good time. We share a house with a few people and spend the week relaxing, eating, and drinking.

While I’m there I plan to cook a bit (obviously), bone up on my guitar, take some photographs, and finally finish the fourth book of Game of Thrones.

I’m trying to limit my computer time while I’m there so if you email me or comment, I may not respond immediately. I’m also posting a bit less frequently next week than I normally do – three new posts scheduled instead of the normal six. There’s some good stuff in those three posts though!

There’s no new poll this week because I’ll be using all my energy avoiding a sunburn.

The Links

The American Way of Eating – This is a guest post from the author of a new book. It’s short but really made me think and I’ll definitely be reading the book. It asks a simple question: Why do we treat healthy food differently from healthy water? (@ Ruhlman)

Canning 101: Sugar’s Role – This is important. I actually recently made a batch of stone fruit jam that turned out a bit on the watery side (not posting on it) and I think the reason might be because I cut back on the sugar. (@ Food in Jars)

Tomato + Burrata Salad – Stunning photos and definitely one of my favorite ways to enjoy super-ripe summer tomatoes. (@ Sprouted Kitchen)

Fried Okra – Every year in August, I can usually find big buckets of okra at my farmer’s market for about $1/pound. Last year I made some pickled okra with it, but this year I might just fry it all. (@ Ezra Pound Cake)

Connect with me!

Throughout the week I love chatting with people and sharing fun and interesting stuff around the web. I’m fairly active on a few different places:

– Follow @macheesmo on Twitter.
– Like Macheesmo on Facebook.
– Add Me to a Google+ circle.
– macheesmo on Instagram.

And, of course, you can always subscribe to Macheesmo via the feed or via email!

Have a great weekend everybody! If you need me, I’ll be in the shade!

Photo by Virtual Photography Studio.

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7 comments on “The Internet Kitchen: Life’s a Beach

  1. A week on the beach with family and friends sounds great! Enjoy your time off- you guys deserve it!

  2. Enjoy the beach! I’m told the best way to avoid major sunburn is to stay out of the sun from 10 am through 2 pm. Combined with some SPF 50 sunscreen you should be good to go! :-)

  3. Be sure to stop at several of numerous BBQ places in Eastern NC. Without a doubt Eastern NC BBQ is my favorite of anywhere. Hope you enjoy some good Eastern NC/Outer Banks seafood specialties. Outer Banks/Ocrakoke/Southport are my favorite NC beach vacations.

  4. I spent some time relaxing in Myrtle Beach SC earlier this summer.. Sooo nice! Have a great time!

    On a side note, I’m also on the fourth Game of Thrones book… can’t seem to get into it like I did with the first three, but still good!

  5. Have fun and enjoy! #4 of the Game of Thrones really left me wanting and the 5th was even worse. In my opinion, George should have just ended with the 3rd book and tidied up all those loose ends in a few more pages. Or less pages would have worked, too! Anyway, have a great time!

  6. Nice photo, Nick, but it sure as hell wasn’t taken on any NC beach. I live in NC, and I know what our beaches look like. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL, but not particularly Caribbean-y. Hee, hee, but we get the gist! SO, ENJOY!!!!!!!!!! It’s been hottern’ hades here and probably won’t quit anytime soon, but WHO CARES when you’re on the beach!?!!!!!

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