Do you still need to put together your holiday recital program? Check out this really cool “vintage” one from Wendy Stevens at Compose Create!
I’m not a huge ginger fan, but I do use it a lot more in the winter for Hot Toddies and such. Even though using the back of a spoon makes it easier, it’s still a bit of a pain. I finally decided to quickly research if it was even needed and found it’s not!
Joy Morin recently released a new book of 88 progressive pieces for pianists of all ages called Keys at Play. I am currently using it with two students and love how it introduces the progression of both rhythm and note reading!
I like to fry up 1 lb. cubed smoked sausage (like Kielbasa) first before adding all the other ingredients.
We first discovered this soup in a steak house in South Dakota. The name is derived from the practice of some indigenous communities that planted corn, squash, and beans (the “Three Sisters”) side-by-side because they helped each other grow when planted next to each other.
In the last few years, my husband has become more interested in brandy. Until then, we enjoyed wines and beers but never really any hard liquor. His developing interest made us dig a little further, at which point we learned that it is distilled from wine. It made sense that he enjoyed it since we had already enjoyed red wine. Here’s an interesting article I recently came across on Brandy if you’re curious, like we were!
My brother’s 40th birthday was at the end of September. He requested a chocolate cinnamon sheet cake – which is all we used to have growing up for our birthday celebrations. It was actually my first time making one as an adult, and it was just as good as I remember (just don’t look at the sugar ratio! 🙂 Forewarning that you will want a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a glass of milk to accompany!
While I’m not much of a breakfast eater, I still love cereal of all kinds. This homemade “Better Breakfast Cereal” from 101 Cookbooks has me really intrigued. Now, if I could only get my small local grocer to handle some of these healthy items…
For those making the Tonara transition, here are some recommended resources:
Rosemarie Penner’s Unfinished Lessonblog got a remodel and is now Must Love Music
I’ve tried several Sleep Masks over the years, but my latest is hands down the best I’ve ever used. I am a light sleeper, and every night that I wear these, I swear I have slept more deeply than ever. They are incredibly comfortable and fit the nose and face just right.
I’ve been needing to invest in some larger storage containers. While I have a couple of different nice 8-cup ones, I really needed some larger sizes. After scouting out what’s out there, I ended up on these fabulous Sterlite 16-Cup Plastic Storage Containers. On Amazon, one container was $15, but there was also a set of four for $30, so… yeah, I now have four large containers!
Already, I am considering if I should stock up on the rest of the books in his series. I loved this easy read. It’s such a simple concept, yet we often place more “conditions” on our students than we may realize.
I love hearing about books other teachers love! There are so many out there, I’ve tried over the years to focus on only purchasing those related to piano. If you’re interested in seeing more, check out these posts here on the Piano Pantry blog:
Wow! Viola Davis and so many others are incredible in this movie! Not only does it bring to light the history of this group of women warriors, but I love seeing how community, in general, used to be such a big part of how people lived and had their being.
Happy Friday, everyone! Wow. It’s been quite a few weeks since the last Friday Finds post. I have a big stash ready to go, though, so you can look forward to one this week and next! Have a great weekend!
Recently, I discovered Canva has a desktop client! I’ve always loved using desktop apps for Evernote and Notion, so I’m curious to see if I’ll like using Canva more on my desktop or will stick with it on the web.