Today I thought I’d do something a little different. In the last few weeks I’ve found treasures galore online, and I want to share them with you. So get ready to put up some bookmarks, or come back when you’re dawdling on those last few hours before Christmas break!
- Listen to the first chapter of the book Soulless by Gail Carriger! Victorians, werewolves & vampires, oh my!
- Celtic Myth Podshow: discovered this week too, SIMPLY FABULOUS! If you love all things Celtic, you must visit this show, which features not only Celtic myths and stories but also music.
- For you book junkies, DailyLit allows you to read books for free by email or RSS.
- And for those of you who prefer to listen to books, go to PodioBooks to download and try some on for size.
- And just ONE recommended TV show: Legend of the Seeker. Little by little, my husband got into Season 1. I avoided it, being so committed to ya know, things that are NOT TV, plus the few shows I do watch, but last week I sat down and decided to relax since I’d caught up on so much work. On came “Seeker” and baby, I was hooked! You know there is practically NO fantasy on television and what there is, sucks. This was wonderful: well written, perfectly cast, and the plot was TIGHT. I completely understood, too, the world and the characters’ roles in it. Bonus: You can watch online too!
- Empower your kids and save the world! Roots and Shoots is an organization dedicated to the environment and community. Check it out and get your child active in a local group working with people, animals, and our good mother earth.
And for those of you who truly believe that I never cook (I do, I do!!), here is a FANTASTIC recipe that I have to recruit Amelia to try out. This is the vegan version but feel free to sub in the fatty stuff, lol! Big thanks to PsycheMamma for making me drool today, lol…I mean, for sending me the recipe!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
1/2 cup Earth Balance (vegan) butter
3/4 cup sunflower seeds or other nut butter (unsweetened)
3/4 cup gluten-free graham cracker crumbs (or 10 squares). Try Kinnikinnick
1/4 cup maple sugar
1 cup dairy-free, soy-free chocolate or chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
1/4 cup unsweetened organic almond milk
1/4 cup chopped low mold nuts or sunflower seeds. (I use a chopper)
- Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
- Melt butter substitute in a small saucepan over med heat.
- Stir in nut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and maple sugar, and mix well.
- Remove from heat once blended.
- Evenly divide mixture (approx 2 tbsp per cup) among muffin cups.
- Combine chocolate and milk in another pan.
- Stir over med heat until chocolate is all melted.
- Spoon evenly over nut or seed butter in muffin cups.
- Top with chopped seeds or nuts.
- Place in refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours.
These were a huge hit with the family!