helping the thaw January 13, 2011

Four days. It’s been four days since the snow fell and we’ve been to a grocery store…or anywhere, really. It was only five or so inches of snow…but the resulting ice from subfreezing temperatures has rendered the city immobile. Last night, we were able to gingerly walk to a pub a block from our loft and our meal – overly dense Falafel and cheap red wine sitting at the bar – felt positively luxurious. Our cars haven’t moved. Our parking lot, which doesn’t get much in the way of sunshine, resembles a skating rink still. Groceries stores – even if they were open – haven’t received any deliveries. So, we’ve stayed inside. Watched movies. Played Yahtzee. I’ve been doing a lot of surfing online, as well. Obsessively refreshing my RSS reader. Heck, I even made my own Etsy treasury – there’s good stuff in there.

In an effort to mix things up a bit – and break up the monotony of my online circle of friends and links – I put the call out on Twitter for some inspiration. Some beauty. Some deliciousness. Boy did I ever get a response – I was introduced to new blogs, new photographers, new recipes and new friends on Twitter. It certainly lifted my spirits…and I thank you. Since some of you on the East Coast are experiencing what we here in Atlanta are (hopefully) coming out of, I thought I’d share some of the wonderfulness I found this week. Besides, a little inspiration and loveliness never hurt anyone, right? I’ll be posting food again on Saturday with this week’s Saturday Soup. In the meantime, here’s whats been helping the thaw:

Thanks again to Maigh for letting me use her image in this post. I saw it yesterday and fell in love with it. I hope you do, too. Check out more of her photos here on her Flickr stream.


Chris Jan 13, 2011 11:01 am

I am so glad you were able to make it out! Even if for a little while. I am going to attempt another outing today. Wish I could have gotten the German Chocolate Cupcakes to you!

Thanks for all these links. Will give me something else to look at during this 4th Snow Day. :) Cheers!

tami Jan 14, 2011 02:01 pm

Chris – You’re too sweet. Thanks for offering to come rescue me. Made it to the store today – on DAY FIVE! :)

Niki Jan 13, 2011 11:01 am

I *loved* that photo from Helen at Tartelette yesterday – so gorgeous. This is a great list to help take our minds off our cabin fever for a bit. Thanks for sharing!

tami Jan 14, 2011 02:01 pm

Niki – I totally swooned when I saw that. So simple and gorgeous…and I’m a sucker for Asian soups. Glad to hear the link love took some of the edge off! :)

The Teacher Cooks Jan 13, 2011 11:01 am

Just love your photo! All the texture just works beautifully.

tami Jan 14, 2011 02:01 pm

I wish I could take credit for it, Wanda. It was taken by my friend Maigh…and I just loved it. Fit the mood of the day perfectly :)

Angharad Jan 13, 2011 12:01 pm

Thanks so much for sharing those! I am always looking for new inspiration, fun and pretty/yummy things to read.
Postcards from the dinner table is awesome!

tami Jan 14, 2011 02:01 pm

Angharad – PFTDT is a link I got from someone on the RWT facebook page. I’ve subscribe to it in my RSS reader. I love it, too :)

Prerna@IndianSimmer Jan 13, 2011 12:01 pm

What a beautiful photograph! Give a warm feeling in a chilly winter day. Lovely! and all the links are pretty good too. We’re stuck at home with no groceries and fresh air ourselves so I know how these beautiful links might have helped you :-)
Have a good one!

tami Jan 14, 2011 02:01 pm

Oh no! You’ve been stuck inside, too. I hate to hear that for anyone. Good luck getting out & getting back to cooking :)

tracy Jan 13, 2011 02:01 pm

i’m gonna be busy this afternoon looking at these!! thank you for that!

tami Jan 14, 2011 02:01 pm

tracy – i’ve found so many great recipes & links in my many days iced in. this is only the tip of the bucket. will be doing another one of these posts soon :)

Maria Jan 13, 2011 03:01 pm

Wow, what a fun list! Thanks for including my cookies. I hope you like them:)

tami Jan 14, 2011 02:01 pm

These cookies caused quite a stir on Twitter, Maria – look forward to making them :)

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table Jan 14, 2011 11:01 am

I feel your pain. I can’t get my car out, but I may have to slide my way to Publix on foot later today out of desperation!

The new recipes I’ve bookmarked to try over the past 5 days are overwhelming. Thanks for adding to the list. :)

tami Jan 14, 2011 02:01 pm

After 5 days, we made it 1/2 a mile to the local Kroger that I normally abhor – it was a very welcome fieldtrip. Nevertheless…$3.99 for ONE red pepper!? Crazy talk. Can’t wait until I can make it to the farmers market. I, too, have bookmarked a ton of new stuff…and was more than happy to share it with all of you. Good luck getting out this weekend!

Dana from One Haute Plate Jan 14, 2011 02:01 pm

Your list makes me think of the beloved items that collect in the bottom of my purse; the tokens, mementos, and notes that I stumble upon, get inspired by, and don’t want to live without (so I lug it all around in this bottomless bag). Thanks for sharing. Glad you survived the snow-cation ;)

Dodie @AshevilleTravel Jan 14, 2011 02:01 pm

Love, love, love this post. A little inspiration is warm sunlight on a chilly winter day. A big toothy grin for Postcards from the Dinner Table…saying yes to that RSS. Tks for sharing!

Lauren Jan 14, 2011 07:01 pm

What a fantastic list! I’ve been stuck inside a lot, but due to illness rather than being snowed in, so browsing these links will be wonderful. Thank you for the kind words as well!

Sasa Jan 15, 2011 01:01 am

In the pink to be included in your list because I’m such a fangirl of your blog! *^_^*

Kulsum at JourneyKitchen Jan 15, 2011 07:01 am

Love that photograph! Isn’t twitter a great place for food people like us? Lately I rely heavily on twitter for inspiration, people come up with all kind of great suggestions in no time :) Those links you got are fabulous!

Carrie Lynne Jan 17, 2011 06:01 pm

I have added a link to this article at my blog.

Thank you for including me and glad to know I have helped you ward off cabin fever.
~Carrie Lynne~

Tori Jan 18, 2011 12:01 am

I love that communal aspect of Twitter and thank you for sharing links to hat you have been busy reading. Definitely going to check out Helen’s coconut milk & salmon soup recipe!

sandy Jan 19, 2011 06:01 pm

Hey, nice blog and lots of links I’ll have to check out, especially that garlic salad dressing…

I came here from Unfiltered.

Em Feb 1, 2011 04:02 pm

Thanks for the shout-out! I’m honored to be included in the great company!

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