The Rising Spoon: Monthly Link Love: April 2013 Edition

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monthly Link Love: April 2013 Edition

Monthly Link Love: April 2013 Edition | The Rising Spoon
It's the end of the month, which means it's time for me to share links to a handful of interesting and inspiring posts from fellow bloggers. 

As I said before, you can think of my monthly link love post as a hand-curated list of awesomeness from which you can pick and choose to read at your leisure. And for my new readers, it'll give you some insight into my personal tastes outside of food, although there will surely be recipes included each time. 

On top of that, I'll recap my own recipes from the current month all in one tidy list. That way, if you've neglected reading the emails (you are on my email list, right?) or just stumbled on my site for the first time, you can peruse the recipes as you please.

And now, time for some link love:

  • Heard good things about making your own all natural skincare products? Interested in starting a crunchy journey? Check out these 4 Simple Honey Face Masks for Every Skin Type.
  • Wondering what to do with leftover lemon peels after you've juiced them? Read this article to learn 31 Ways to Use Lemon Peels.
  • Learn how to make Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies that will make all your real foodie friends jealous. Sharing is optional.  
  • Do you have dark circles under your eyes? (I've had them most of my life and am so used to people asking if I'm tired.) Learn how to treat the cause with these natural remedies for dark under eye circles. I've tried the tea bag trick before and can vouch for its effectiveness.
  • If you've ever wondered "what is guar gum?" when reading ingredients lists on food products, you'll want to read this article. 
  • For all you ice cream addicts out there (that includes me), learn how to make your own all natural and healthy Homemade 'Magic Shell' Chocolate Sauce. It's super simple!
  • Have a garden or a green thumb? Try your hand at growing garlic. (Do stop by and let me know if you try this, as I am obsessed with garlic.)
  • Never throw away (or recycle) your yogurt containers again! Well... recycling them is good. :) But if you want to get double duty out of your purchases, here are 17 Reasons to Never Throw Out Your Yogurt Containers
  • Is salt really bad for you? Read this article to learn the difference between salt and sodium, plus more on the salt dilemma.
  • Holy moly this is making me hungry. If you own a crock-pot, I recommend you try this Slow Cooker Bread Pudding. It'd make a wonderful Sunday morning breakfast and it's full of unprocessed, quality ingredients!
  • Ever heard of an awesome periodical called The Farmers' Almanac? I grew up with my aunts (who loved to garden and lived in the country) referencing it all the time. Did you know you can use it to prepare ahead and Plant By the Moon Signs? That's so cool!
  • Before I drool all over my keyboard, I'd like to share this recipe for Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake with a Chocolate Ganache Glaze. Ganache everything, I say! 
  • Do you know what a Fiddlehead is? I had no idea until I read this article. Turns out it's a fantastical looking vegetable with an even more awesome name! Read this article to learn How to Identify, Find and Cook Fiddleheads.
And for my new and returning readers, here's a recap of the recipes I posted in April:
With that, I'd like to wish everyone a healthy, enlightening and prosperous next month. Feel free to leave a comment below to tell me all about your April experiences. Or, if you're on facebooktwitterpinterest or google +, start a conversation with me there! 

P.S. If you're wondering who that cute looking guy dressed in green and holding a heart is, read this

About Elaina Newton
Elaina is the creator, writer, and foodie behind the blog, The Rising Spoon. She's a self-taught cook and passionate about spreading basic cooking skills and information about real foods. She loves reading fiction, crafting, video games, dark roast coffee, cats, and rainy days. Connect with her on Pinterest, Facebook, Google +, and Twitter.

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