There has been so much going on on the Internet lately. So much to get inspired and excited about. For a brief moment I actually considered to shorten this list as it looked sooo long but then I thought it would be unfair to keep you in the dark.
My vacation ended last week, so I definitely need some awesomeness in my life to keep me going (please don't hesitate to share your favorites on the comments below!). Hope you enjoy these links as much as I do.
» I love Laura's everyday meals, like these grilled sweet potato + black bean burrito bowls. Also, I made roasted vegetable + quinoa tacos inspired by her recipe. So good! You should also read this interview.
» Noodles! *slurp*
» Summer Squash Soup – such a beautifully written post and gorgeous pictures
» I've been a huge admirer of Nathalie and Matilda of Babes in Boyland, and I just love their new series where they visit people's summer cottages. Summer cottages are a huge part of our Nordic culture and they reflect so much of our hearts. Summer cottages aren't grand and fancy, quite the opposite actually. It's a back to the nature, back to the basics kind of thing. Most cottages don't have running water or flush toilets – you have an outhouse, you have a sauna, and most often a lake or the wide open sea. Some don't even have electricity. Summer cottages offer such a wonderful contrast to the hectic city life. For most Scandis, it's the most sacred place they know. It's a love affair, really.
» Need to throw a dumpling party.
» How have I never heard of lavender extract before? A great guide on how to make lavender extract at home.
» In love with Mazama
» I've been reminded to finally make the beer can chicken I've been dreaming about for way too long.
» Sneh is the creative mind behind the award-winning, Sydney-based food blog Cook Republic. This post about her kitchen renovation made me gasp for air. The before and after pictures are just mind-blowing.
» Going to make Beth's Blueberry, Buttermilk, & Rosemary Brown Butter Cake this weekend with berries from our forest.
» The most empowering story I've ever heard. If you click on just one link in this post, let it be this one.
» Carey of Reclaiming Provincial is back!!! *happydance*
» Heidi Swanson's blog 101 Cookbooks was one of the first food blogs I started to follow yeeeeears ago. I cook from both her books, Super Natural Cooking and Super Natural Every Day, on a regular basis and her blog still inspires me tremendously. Just look at this Lemongrass Miso Soup! *gasp*