Cakey on the outside and fudgy in the middle, this easy brownie recipe really is the best! Done in an hour.
I’m not really a “purse” person, I only have 1 (ish) and I often leave the house without it. But, I do have bags
Sparked by a recent discussion on carry-ons for air travel, here’s what I use… for now…
This duffel is very roomy, and I’ve had no trouble getting it in the overhead bin. That said, it’s usually not filled to capacity, so it’s pretty squishy. The shoulder strap can be tucked away so it’s not a snag risk if it has to be checked. Plus, the Del Día model comes in one-of-a-kind color combos, so it’s easy to spot at the baggage carousel. Has a laptop pocket, but I’m a little weary in the duffel-context.
Downside: if you’re stuck hauling it for a while, it can get a little cumbersome.
Mine is a little older than the one pictured. This one isn’t quite as roomy, but looks nice. I do wish mine had some side pockets though. Again, fits just fine into overhead compartments, and both the shoulder straps and hip belt are stowable if you need to check the bag. On that note, the straps do make it easier to carry than the duffel. Additional handles make it easy to carry like a duffel if the straps are tucked away.
I think this laptop bag looks really nice. This has been my go-to for maybe a year (I’m bad with time). This and the Cotopaxi duffel were my last travel companions. The crossed-shoulder straps was a little odd, but worked fine.
This is new to my collection, but I’m looking forward to a backpack-carry for my laptop.
I’ve also got 3 other messenger bags that rotate in and out if there are particular needs. As well as a some small daypacks like the Cotopaxi Luzon 18L Daypack, which stuffs down okay in case I end up with extra souvenirs.
My CamelBak Fourteener accompanied me to Iceland last year, and I loved having a small, sturdy, secure (as in not falling off my shoulders) bag available for the bit of adventuring I did.
I have an Osprey Kyte backpacking pack, but I hesitate to take it on a flight in case it has to be checked – way too many loose straps that I fear would get in the way.
I only have one rolling bag, and it’s a giant Dakine Split Roller I’ve only used it a couple times since it’s so big. Right now, I think it’s just storing clothes in the closet.
This recipe is served as a starter to each dinner table at Kindred Restaurant in Davidson, North Carolina. But the dough doesn’t stop there. It can be used as sandwich bread, French toast, burger buns, doughnuts, and more. This is a bread that merges utility and taste, seamlessly.
In spite of its ancient origins and utter simplicity, the tandoor produces startlingly sophisticated results, including smoky flatbreads that puff like pillows, and roasted meats of uncommon succulence But you can make naan just as easily in an oven.
I’ve got an upcoming 2.5 week housesitting gig. I often take the opportunity to do some sort of food/diet challenge/experiment, since being away from my own kitchen keeps the temptations down.
For this stint, I think I’m planning to try a raw food challenge. Basically, lots of veggies, fruits, nuts, and nothing processed or cooked.
I have no intent to do this either for the long-term, or religiously (I’m not prepared to give up caffeine, but may tone my 4 cups of coffee down to tea). Decent chance I’ll forget or overlook some “rules” completely, but even if I fail miserably at “raw food” the focus of veggies and such will still be healthy.
Rumor has it that even as a short-term diet there can be long-term benefits by way of “palate resetting” – that is, people often report losing their cravings for sweet and salty foods (i.e. all my favorite snacks).
I’m planning to keep track of what I eat, how I feel, etc. and will update this post (either with edits or comments) with my on-going progress. I expect the first few days to be the worst, but I’m hoping to level out earlier than later… we’ll see.