We love hummus but unfortunately, our closest grocery (Walmart) does not carry tahini, a key ingredient. I finally decided instead of waiting until I make it to another grocery and have to “suffer” for weeks without hummus, I would just start buying it on Amazon. My favorite recipe from Milk Street Magazine recommends Kevalaas their favorite brand so that’s what I’ve been using and it’s really good!
The Apple Smart Keyboard I use with my 12″ iPad Pro is an absolute dream. It’s slim, sleek, protective, versatile in its setups, and super convenient. It charges off the iPad itself and never has to be plugged in! I would buy it over and over again.
Elissa Milne’s Repertoire Rules post is one that I have saved and re-read on occasion. Good stuff.
I absolutely love watching Julie Knerr teach and have learned a lot from her about teaching young students over the last 5 years. It’s a lot of work making the videos she does, but what a wonderful contribution to the profession! Here’s her most recent video with a student in their first lesson.
Part of my nightly routine and kitchen clean-up always include giving the sink a thorough wipe down. I’ve never gone as far as this lady recommends but last week I cleaned my sink step-by-step as per her instructionsand wow, it sure turned out shiny! Spraying Windex all over the sink and wiping it completely dry was the step I was missing. I can’t say I’ll be so diligent every night but I do like a clean sink… Continue reading
PepperMate.My pepper grinder of choice for years now. I love how the removable clear bottom cup conveniently catches fresh pepper grinds which allow you easily to grid and measure for recipes. It’s also Ina Garten’s pepper grinder of choice! (We’re tight, me and Ina 😉
Students, did you know you can get 50% off a full year of Evernote Premium?I’m telling you, my life would have been changed if I had a program like Evernote through grad school for all the research and papers. Believe me, the Premium version is the best for students because you can search the text of pdf files, your own handwritten notes, Microsoft documents, and you can annotate on pdf’s. It’s gold.
If you want to hear a fabulous jazz/pop one-man band listen to Jacob Collier. His harmonic progressions and voicing are extremely innovative. Gershwin Fascinating Rhythm (his piano playing occurs at 3:00 minutes).
Last week my first find was a James Clear article and this week is another. I just love his posts. They’re always well researched and thought out. The Paradox of Behavior Change.
How Reading Old Books Gives Us New Perspective| Michael Hyatt. This is one of my goals this year – to include re-reads in my reading list. C.S. Lewis is also known for encouraging the re-reading of books, stating something along the lines of:
I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once… To me, re-reading my favorite books is like spending time with my best friends. I’d never be satisfied to limit myself to just one experience each with my favorite people.
Hey there! Welcome to Piano Pantry where we talk about piano teaching, loving food, and living life. I'm Amy, my husband Drew and I live in Indiana. My favorite things include Mexican food, reading, organizing, and spending time with those I love.