If you’ve been a long-time Macheesmo reader you might remember that I had to have knee surgery last year because of a pesky ACL tear. Long story short, it didn’t exactly go according to plan and I probably need another surgery some time in the next few months.
The doctor told me that running is pretty much the worst thing I can do for it at the moment so I decided to take up swimming.
One problem: I’m horrible at swimming.
I took swimming lessons as a kid but I’ve never really swam for exercise. I’ve mainly always swam for survival. The first day I tried it I made it one length of the pool and almost drowned. Not exaggerating.
The problem, I’ve discovered, is that I can’t breath underwater. So I’m working on that.
I actually purchased an instructional DVD and have been hitting the pool like crazy every day so hopefully in a few weeks I’ll be a freakin’ fish or something.
Copyright Issues on Facebook – There is this growing trend of Facebook pages popping up that basically copy and paste photos and recipes from popular blogs and give no attribution, basically claiming the photos are theirs and the recipes are “from their family”. This is not right on so many levels and this post does a great job of nailing down why. In short, if you see a Facebook page plagiarizing something from a source you know, please alert they original source so they can handle it. (@ I Am Baker)
How to Make Fruit Powder – Honestly, I’ve never even used fruit powder to my knowledge but it looks beautiful and I can see how it could add some serious flavor to a wide range of dishes. (@ Cupcake Project)
How to use Sesame Oil – The short answer to that is just to put it on everything because it’s wonderful and delicious. But if you need a bit more guidance, there are some great recipes on this post from one of my favorite ingredient-focused food bloggers. (@ The Perfect Pantry)
Flatbreads and Lebanese Pastries – For me, this post was a total trip to another planet. I’ve never been to these places but looking at the wonderful pastries made me want to teleport there. (@ David Lebovitz)
Cool swimming photo by Michael Lokner.