beyond design


ok go film a time-lapsed video in echo park at the lake where i go running. it looks like the geese are big fans!

food

porcini tortelli
[image: lacucinaitalinanamagazine.com]
it’s porcini season, which means that in many farmer’s markets, your local mushroom supplier will have fresh porcini for sale if they’re selling within a day’s travel radius from where they’re picked. i’m going to try out this goat cheese, chard and porcini tortelli among other things [maybe a porcini & cheese pizza]. here are some more great recipes for fresh porcini from saveur.com:
porcini and barley soup
seared copper river salmon with fresh porcini mushrooms
straw and hay: porcini fettucini

ever wondered what to do with yucca flowers? emily ho collected some great recipes & suggestions for how to use this desert flower: seasonal spotlight: yucca flowers.

a conversation on lebanese iced tea led me to this list of rose water iced tea recipes from the big apple: lebanese iced tea.

on spring
[image: greenlagirl.com]
there’s a new organic eatery in LA state historic park that has contracted with the park to grow organic vegetables on park land. Many L.A. food spots now use local produce in their dishes, but On Spring’s the only one that’s specifically contracted with the state to make locavoring easy on a state park. Now, Angelenos can go for a stroll in the park — then enjoy fair trade, organic coffee, healthy soups, and fresh salads and sandwiches made with produce grown within a 200-mile radius. exciting!

diy projects

homemade chicken coops
[image: kathy lafleur]
i am fascinated with the growing popularity in keeping backyard urban chickens. until i have a yard, i can only enjoy cambria bold’s collection of homemade coops from afar: pimp my coop: cool cribs for this season’s “it” chickens. i’m loving the green roof on this one, pictured above.

use these tips to propagate plants you already grow or find in your travels, and add to your garden or trade with friends: simple tips: propagate plants for free vegetation.

between eating eggs and making homemade cat food, i have a lot of eggshells. thanks to abby stone for sharing these uses for egg shells, most of which i never would have thought up myself! 8 excellent uses for eggshells.

industrial architecture

flipper bridge

what do you do when you have to bridge 2 countries who drive on opposite sides of the road? the flipper bridge offers a safe exchange and a lovely bridge structure. thanks <a href="kottke for the article.

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