what’s good around the web!

Photo: Paul and I planted a porch garden yesterday.  http://instagr.am/p/LKmDXCDpps/

Last weekend we planted a little garden on our patio, of mostly edibles. We’re growing basil, oregano, thyme, mint, strawberries, and our neighbour gave us a couple of tomato plants. I’m thinking of planting some edible flowers as well, maybe pansies or nasturtiums.

What’s good around the web is a weekly series where I share some of what I’ve been reading around the web. Each week I’ll be posting links to five nutrition related articles, good recipes, and just general good reads. I hope you enjoy it!

If you’ve got at article or recipe you’d like to see featured, please email me.

What’s good around the web?

1. Have you got a picnic or bbq to go to this month? Taking a fruit salad? Check out this watermelon serving bowl!

2. A reader sent me this article about why cake and beer look so tempting at night. It’s an interesting read, particularly the parts about willpower and habits on the second page.

3. The mayor of New York City wants to ban large sugary drinks. What do you think about that? Here is a response to the ensuing outrage.

4. Speaking of sugar, the FDA has rejected a request to change the name of high fructose corn syrup to ‘corn sugar’. Hurrah.

5. Scientists are working to to ‘fix’ the flavour of those tasteless out of season tomatoes. I’m not sure I like the sounds of this.

All text and photos © The Muffin Myth 2012


  1. says

    Katie– Sorry, the “reply” feature on my blog doesn’t go past 3 comments and I wanted to make sure you got my response so I just decided to comment here. In response to you chocolate question, I really do love dark chocolate and peanut butter together (and dark chocolate in general), but I think the milk chocolate is best in these. It kinda blends together until the chocolate almost isn’t noticeable and the whole thing is reminiscent of a reese’s candy. That being said, if you really don’t like reese’s, maybe you should go ahead with the dark chocolate. 🙂

    And I still love the Smitten Kitchen cookies! I just think the size and texture of the Orangette ones are surprisingly awesome.

    • says

      Hi Amy! Thanks for making the effort to track me down here so I would get your response! I definitely am a lover of the resse’s and am definitely living in a country devoid of chocolate peanutbuttery goodness, so I’ll for sure try out these cookies with milk chocolate, and maybe a few with dark as well to do a comparison. I’m not convince on the size – I’m the kind of person who will take down 4 cookies regardless of how big or small they are, so I tend to prefer making them a bit on the smaller size. Then again, maybe I should just try the recipe as is, as you were very specific about in your post, and leave well enough alone. 🙂

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