6.21.13 June Hot Links

Strawberries 790 xxx
photos by gluttonforlife
Today is the summer solstice and I can almost feel the earth tilting toward the sun. It is a time to be outside, to lift our faces to the sky, to bask in the longest light of the year. And, while we're at it, to always, always wear protection—melanoma is on the rise and the FDA has recently released new guidelines for wearing sunscreen. Most important is to choose "broad spectrum" coverage that protects against both UVA and UVB rays; to apply it every day, even if you're not going outside (UVA rays penetrate glass); and to reapply it every 80 minutes. Not so poetic perhaps, but then neither is cancer.

This month has whizzed by in a blur of work, but I have a renewed focus on dedicating time to my well-being. This has meant doing more yoga, riding my bike, hiking and even playing around with my hula hoop (highly recommended). I've also spent time in the garden, where weeding and picking pests off the plants give me a strangely wonderful satisfaction. Everything has exploded because of the rain and I love all the birds that come to visit this time of year.
Yarrow 790 xxx
yarrow in bloom
I've got recipes for green papaya salad and kimchi coming next week but for now, a series of links to things both intriguing and practical that I've stumbled across recently...

Silk pajamas for summer slinking

More reasons to seek out others

Really interesting look at fermentation

Great insight into the freelance life 

More evidence that black don't crack

Goodbye spring, hello summer in one image

Really coveting this spice grinder

And these knives

Incredible photographs that evoke the passage of time here

And here (these are challenging)

And fascinating portraits of female hunters

A fun place to look for sophisticated inspiration

A great primer on making your own yoghurt

A delicious morsel

And the very best way to usher in summer

Have a beautiful weekend! xo


I have been coveting that spice grinder for so long too...
Diane on June 22, 2013 at 9:13 am —
Diane, I finally just ordered it for myself! Can't wait...
laura on June 24, 2013 at 8:33 am —
you're awesome. i always look forward to your link posts. hope you both are having a wonderful summer so far. xo
g on June 27, 2013 at 2:11 pm —
You made my day! Remembering our wonderful dinner last year at this time...
laura on June 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm —