Please be advised this edition of Crush and Covet will cause severe obsessiveness and likely make you tipsy. There’s nothing like a weekly round-up to prove that balance is the key to life. On the one hand we have the desire to be healthy and eat well, and on the other we’re putting back the red wine and fantasizing about tiny scrambled eggs while having Shakespeare read to us.
Maija Craig – When I started working at home I was sure it would mean more time to go to the gym, walk the dog, or even hit a yoga class when the mood struck to get bendy. But boy was I wrong! More and more, I’m finding myself chained to the desk and I’m also noticing the telltale signs that I need to get up and move more.
In theory stepping away from my office for one hour several times a week is great; the reality is I can’t always swing it, so I am crushing hard on the treadmill desks from LifeSpan Workplace. It will get my step count up, raise my heart rate, and I can still meet deadlines.
Nicole MacPherson – Last weekend, we were visiting friends who have quickly become two of my favourite people, and not just because they shared a bottle of 2005 Mission Hill Oculus with us. But oh! I am crushing hard on that delicious – and very elusive – vintage. It was the best red wine I had ever tasted; I think I heard an angel chorus of Hallelujah when I had my first sip. I’ll be dreaming of that wine for some time to come.
Laureen Farnam – I need a food scale because eyeballing a serving of macademia nuts is not as straight forward as it sounds. It’s as simple as wanting to know what’s what, and this makes doing that very cool! It’s called the Ozeri Touch II and can be found online, but the company’s products are widely available.
Look how preeeetty!
Gwen Leron – Have you seen these Tiny Kitchen videos on the Tastemade Facebook page? These videos of miniature food being cooked in miniature pots and pans, being stirred with miniature utensils, and being served on miniature plates are my current crush. I’m not sure why, but they are so mesmerizing. Take a look at the Tiny Chicken Noodle Soup, the Quesadilla, the Flambéed Bananas and Ice Cream and the Vegetable Curry and Rice. Be warned, you may also start crushing and (im)patiently waiting each week for the next one too!
Katja Wulfers – Tom Hiddleston.
Are you waiting for more details? Because if you are it means you need convincing and if you need convincing we’re through. But I’m willing to offer a second chance. Maybe you were distracted doing super important things like saving the planet, or inventing a cure for tone deafness, or solving the latest questions of relativity and never noticed him before aside from a passing glance when Thor and Loki were beating the crap out of each other. Now’s the time to wake up and appreciate everything that is Tom Hiddleston. I’ll leave you with this poetry reading.
PS. Open the windows; it’s about to get steamy.