Let’s Link—Week 4

Are we already on week four? I can hardly believe it. But I love link posts, so I hope there will be many more!

Let's Link!

Young and Educated in Europe, but Desperate for Jobs. This post hit close to home, as I know many young and educated Spaniards without jobs. Many have had to go outside the country. It seems there are just no jobs here.

IU Dance Marathon raises record $2.6 million for Riley Hospital for Children. I am so proud of my alma mater for their dance marathon! They raise more and more money every year for Riley Hospital, a children’s hospital that does great work in the state of Indiana.

Tom Hussey’s Reflection Photos Give People a Chance to Look Back on Life. I loved seeing these photos of the elderly looking back at pictures of their younger selves. We are all young once. Let’s not forget that.

Thanksgiving 2013: This Year’s Big Trends. What’s out?: cauliflower and kale. What’s in?: appetizers. The big trend?: Bruléed pumpkin pie.

The Chemistry of Cookies. Cookies are one of the things my Spanish husband loves best, and it’s fun to see at exactly which temperatures things happen.

Man finds his dog in the rubble of the Illinois tornado. Your daily cry.

And now, in Spanish:

Los 10 mandamientos para no aburrir con la comida en Instagram. True, true, true! I try really hard not to be boring, but you never know.

Los mejores humus de Madrid. I won’t lie: I love hummus. I make my own, buy it at Mercadona (thank God for Mercadona!), and think about the Trader Joe’s selection when I’m feeling homesick. I’m excited to try all of them!

6 comments

    1. Hi! Of course not. It also depends on whether or not you’ll be using canned chickpeas. I tend to use dried, as they’re easier to keep on hand and way cheaper. But for dried, you have soak them overnight and then cook them for about 45 minutes to an hour. So it’s a much longer process.

      If you used canned:

      – 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
      – 2 or 3 garlic cloves, depending on how garlicky you like it
      – Juice of one lemon (medium), can be omitted for water, but the lemon juice makes it brighter
      – 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
      – 1/4 cup water
      – 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
      – Salt

      I just put those all in a blender and mix it up!

  1. I read that New York Times article too. It’s heartbreaking because it’s exactly what most of my friends are going through too. Plus, I saw on the news today that one of the most highly-coveted Christmas raffle prizes here is a one-year job contract (alongside all the stuff like cruises and jamón legs and stuff).

    And speaking of hummus…I can NOT stop eating that Mercadona stuff. I’ve eaten two entire purple packets in the last two days. What do they put in it??

    1. LOL! I don’t know, but it’s so creamy and good. Do you buy the kind with the crackers? I ask because I think that’s the purple package. The orange one is without. At least at my Mercadona. (Yes, it’s mine.)

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