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Monday Morning Coffee Break

Coffee Break

 

Good morning my loves!  How is everyone today?  Anyone get Veteran’s Day off?  Shawn did, and I am positively green with envy that he gets to enjoy an extra day.  Oh well, onwards and upwards!

 

In random history news, some recent findings have been revealed in regards to King Tut’s mummy.  Did you know it spontaneously combusted at one point?  Crazy.

Looking to improve your vocabulary?  Try some of these Victorian slang terms, and delight in the confusion on your friends’ faces.

These realistically colorized versions of historic photographs are simply breathtaking.

Buzzfeed this past week delighted us with 21 of the best things to ever happen in a restaurant.  

It’s persimmon season!  Try out some of these delicious seasonal recipes.

As you get ready to start planning your Thanksgiving meals, check out these simple party hacks.  You will wow everyone with your hosting skills.

And finally, Michelle at Brown Eyed Baker has created a recipe for homemade vanilla extract.  Must try.

 

Also, stay tuned later in the week for a special Humble Gourmet announcement!  Have a great week!

Monday Morning Coffee Break

Coffee Break

 

Good morning!  Hope everyone’s weekend was pleasant.  Mine was fairly lazy; some baking, some movie watching.  We drove across the new span of the Bay Bridge on Sunday, which was very cool.  It was so bizarre seeing the old span running along side, an angle I had never seen before.  But now it’s back to the office.  Take it easy this Monday and check out these links:

 

Buzzfeed featured these incredible vintage photographs of Paris at night.  As if I wasn’t already completely in love with that city.

The Kitchn has a great tutorial for making your own butter and clarified butter.  No frontiersman gear necessary.

Buzzfeed (again) has a great post of DIY recipes for the overachieving foodie.  Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch, anyone?

And speaking of homemade breakfast foods, Tieghan at Half Baked Harvest made some homemade chocolate fudge Pop-tarts.  I think pop-tarts are going to become the new cake pops/cupcakes/cronut.

 

Have a great week!