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Friday Finds: 8.12.16

Posted August 12, 2016 by Stephanie

The weather has been flirting with fall over here and while I’m still in summer mode (give me ALL the stone fruit), I’m getting excited about pumpkin season. I’ve also been making lots of mini mini pancakes, just for fun. Mike and I are addicted to picking them up and dipping them, kind of like little pancake chips (but soft and fluffy).

Other exciting news around here: the redesign! I don’t know if you noticed, but Mike made everything shiny, new, and way more fun. The colors are based on my hair, according to him, and I’m absolutely in love. Let us know what you guys think!


  1. Everyone’s talking about Snoop and Martha. I love her.
  2. Netflix doesn’t have the greatest track record with re-boots, but I absolutely would watch this.
  3. This guy literally caught them all. (Mike and I caught a Lapras the other day, it was super exciting! 1666 CP, if you wanted to know >_<)
  4. Marriage. Apparently Beyonce and Kanye have made it fashionable.
  5. This video of the cheapest ever Michelin starred restaurant is pretty cute.
  6. I’ve been watching a lot of gymnastics this past week.
  7. I feel a little weird about art becoming a testable subject.
  8. Even though this is about behavior moderation for kids, I have a feeling it would totally work on me.
  9. Thanks Obama for your summer playlist – I’m really into Acid Rain! But no Champagne Papi? Sad face.

Link Love:

  1. Corn and fennel soup with a side of insight on love and life in LA.
  2. If only I could dive right into this sesame garlic soba.
  3. These blueberry shortcakes look amazing. Simple is best!
  4. This peach and carrot cake has me all heart eye emoji.

I’ve got my eyes on you:

  1. I’m on the lookout for a new phone case. Could this be the one?
  2. Is it slipper season yet?

This week on I am a Food Blog:

  1. Cold and summer soba tossed in soy and dashi with blistered shishitos.
  2. Softie boiled eggs with a creamy mac and cheese coat, deep-fried.

Have a fantastic weekend guys – hope it’s filled with millions of cherries!
xoxo steph

PS – Please don’t forget to vote in the Saveur Food Blog Awards! I am a Food Blog is up for Most Inspired Weeknight Dinners :)

PPS – I’m doing a little @fooddotcom instagram takeover, so if you want to see what I’m eating this weekend, follow along!


  1. Claire says:

    In the UK we have had tests for art for a long time. I remember our teacher explaining the process to us at the beginning of the year. The way she described it was that the examiners gather all the final pieces (and investigation pages) and put them up in a series of rooms, then the examiners walked around and compared one against the two next to it. Based on whatever their criteria, the piece would be moved up or down, until finally everyone who got an A was in one room, B in another, etc. Sometimes it came down to the examiner’s personal taste and whether the student could bulls**t their way into an A.
    My older brother told me it was a similar process when he got his BA in Fine Art… It’s hard to grade art, it’s all very subjective, but I hope they find a fair and better way to grade art that doesn’t focus on current trends and examiners personal preference.
    Do you think there is a fair way to grade art?

  2. i noticed that there was more color for the fonts! love that it’s hair-inspired :3 also inspired that you mix up your themes all the time and always keep it refreshing (and at the same time, easy to use and clean to look at).

  3. Samantha says:

    I’m all about Child’s Play right now — seconded on the Champagne Papi :P

    I have to ask, Steph, WHERE is that sushi from???

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      it’s from this place in vancouver called sushi by yuji! i’m in love with it :)

  4. Nikki says:

    I have a BFA and I took AP Art in high school, so graded art isn’t really a weird concept for me. I think the AP Art test in high school was definitely the most intense though. We were required to photograph 24 pieces of work and then print them up on slides that we would then mail in with 5 original pieces. The judges would look over the slides, not on a projector, and the original pieces to give us a score out of 5, anything below a 3 was considered a not passing grade. My first year I got a 2, my art teacher was livid with the board, she’d never had a student not pass (there were two of us failures that year!). The next year I got a 5 and felt on top of the world!

    Grading in college was a lot weirder, as a lot of it was pandering to specific professors’ tastes. I remember the final project for one of my first year classes was to bring in an object you made and then spend 3 hours turning it into a drawing/painting. I’d been doing pretty poorly in that class and just said “fuck it” and did a lot of weird stuff with my piece, sure that I’d fail. My professor ended up pulling my drawing in front of the class, gushing about it’s genius. Art is weird.

  5. HC says:

    I love your blog. Have tried a few of your recipes for 3 picky kids and all successes! I’ve also hopped over to Saveur and placed a vote for you. Good luck!

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      thank you so much hc!! :)

  6. I LOVE THE REDESIGN!!!! It SO feels like your hair, which obvi makes me (and everyone who sees it) so, so very happy. Yay. Super cool. And thanks for the chowda love. Wish I could dish you a bowl right now. xoxoxo

  7. Ben says:

    Love the redesign, always enjoy following your work from the uk!

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