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How, how has it taken so long for me to discover the awesomeness that is the Piebrarian? Avid reader and baker Hanna posts literature-inspired pie recipes every other Friday, complete with spoiler-free synopses and analyses of how her recipes relate to the chosen book — like the Bennet Sisters Tea Tart pictured here. 

Chocolate ganache infused with lavender and earl grey in a lemon sweet pastry crust, inspired by Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
The chocolate ganache filling has five ingredients, one for each of the Bennet sisters. Lydia, decadent and silly, is the chocolate. Kitty, barely there (but still important), is the vanilla. Jane, sweet and wholesome, is the lavender. Lizzy, strong and a little bitter, is the earl grey tea. And Mary, sensible and slightly bland, holds it all together as the cream.

You can even browse pie recipes by canon and author — are you in the mood for cult classics? Comedies of manners? Neil Gaiman?
Now, if you’ll pardon me, it’s a perfect weekend to bake some Princess Bride-inspired blackberry-peach pie.

And just because I can’t resist … WHEN COME BACK BRING PIE!!

— Petra

nprbooks:

How, how has it taken so long for me to discover the awesomeness that is the Piebrarian? Avid reader and baker Hanna posts literature-inspired pie recipes every other Friday, complete with spoiler-free synopses and analyses of how her recipes relate to the chosen book — like the Bennet Sisters Tea Tart pictured here. 

Chocolate ganache infused with lavender and earl grey in a lemon sweet pastry crust, inspired by Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

The chocolate ganache filling has five ingredients, one for each of the Bennet sisters. Lydia, decadent and silly, is the chocolate. Kitty, barely there (but still important), is the vanilla. Jane, sweet and wholesome, is the lavender. Lizzy, strong and a little bitter, is the earl grey tea. And Mary, sensible and slightly bland, holds it all together as the cream.

You can even browse pie recipes by canon and author — are you in the mood for cult classics? Comedies of manners? Neil Gaiman?

Now, if you’ll pardon me, it’s a perfect weekend to bake some Princess Bride-inspired blackberry-peach pie.

And just because I can’t resist … WHEN COME BACK BRING PIE!!

— Petra

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Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.
The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that sixth-graders who went five days without exposure to technology were significantly better at reading human emotions than kids who had regular access to phones, televisions and computers.
The UCLA researchers studied two groups of sixth-graders from a Southern California public school. One group was sent to the Pali Institute, an outdoor education camp in Running Springs, Calif., where the kids had no access to electronic devices. For the other group, it was life as usual.
Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?
Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

npr:

Kids are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and it may be inhibiting their ability to recognize emotions, according to new research out of the University of California, Los Angeles.

The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that sixth-graders who went five days without exposure to technology were significantly better at reading human emotions than kids who had regular access to phones, televisions and computers.

The UCLA researchers studied two groups of sixth-graders from a Southern California public school. One group was sent to the Pali Institute, an outdoor education camp in Running Springs, Calif., where the kids had no access to electronic devices. For the other group, it was life as usual.

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Illustration credit: LA Johnson/NPR

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Yes. I know. And am jealous. But I still don’t have a teleportation device in my house, which would cut the 12 hour round trip drive down to mere seconds. 😉

Yes. I know. And am jealous. But I still don’t have a teleportation device in my house, which would cut the 12 hour round trip drive down to mere seconds. 😉

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Friday Five

1⃣ I miss my husband. He’ll be home tonight, but he’s been gone since Monday.  As I start to travel for a client the next couple months, there’s going to be lots of time apart.  After 19 years together, he still makes my heart go pitter pat ❤️❤️

2⃣ After years of resisting, I became a team parent this year for one of the kids’ sports teams. We joined a new league for soccer, and it just seemed like a good idea. I may have lost my mind briefly when I agreed. LOL. 

3⃣ I wish for a trip to the beach (picture prompt). Probably not possible for a few months, unless I get sent someplace near a beach for work. Last year I visited Myrtle Beach for work, and it was lovely. 

4⃣ Work is about to get very busy for me for the next few months. Excited that a family vacation is already planned for October.  And that we are staying right on a river! 

5⃣ Hair change coming in a couple weeks!

Friday Five

1⃣ I miss my husband. He’ll be home tonight, but he’s been gone since Monday. As I start to travel for a client the next couple months, there’s going to be lots of time apart. After 19 years together, he still makes my heart go pitter pat ❤️❤️

2⃣ After years of resisting, I became a team parent this year for one of the kids’ sports teams. We joined a new league for soccer, and it just seemed like a good idea. I may have lost my mind briefly when I agreed. LOL.

3⃣ I wish for a trip to the beach (picture prompt). Probably not possible for a few months, unless I get sent someplace near a beach for work. Last year I visited Myrtle Beach for work, and it was lovely.

4⃣ Work is about to get very busy for me for the next few months. Excited that a family vacation is already planned for October. And that we are staying right on a river!

5⃣ Hair change coming in a couple weeks!

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Me and my momma — today. You would think we call each other while dressing — more often than not we wear the same colors on the same days. Today we both chose polka dots!

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