On the menu: A Twitter friend of mine reminded me of a recipe this week. She jokingly asked if there is a dessert made with spaghetti, considering that there is rice pudding and all. I surprised her by replying that I know of an Indian dessert made with vermicelli. It's called kheer, and it's delicious. There are many variations, and this post explains them, along with some beautiful photographs.
This week's Words of the Day:
- ceilidh - /'keili/ - noun - a party featuring traditional Scottish or Irish music, dancing, songs, and stories.
- goniff - noun - (North American - informal) - a disreputable or dishonest person (often used as a general term of abuse.)
- spindle-shanks - plural noun - 1. long, thin legs. 2. (treated as singular) a person with such legs.
- leitmotif - noun - a recurrent theme associated throughout a composition with a particular person, idea or situation.
- punctilio - noun - a fine or petty point of conduct or procedure.
Out and About:
- Run, Walter, Run! This dog REALLY likes to swim
- The world's roughly 7000 known languages are disappearing faster than species
- That naan looks like my nan!
- The world's coolest bookstores
- Alienation: strange, upside-down closeups of faces
- 23 and 1/2 hours: what is the single best thing you can do for your health?
- Golden Days: Chimps move from labs to sanctuary
- This amazing artist draws tattoos with his feet
That's all for this week.