Friday Finds #166

Strawberries in February

Has it hit you yet?

Sickness, that is.

It hit me this week. For two days all I did was sleep.

Luckily this week was a group class week rather than a regular lesson schedule week – which always seems easier to make up. My policy is that if I cancel, I will do my best to make-up but there are no guarantees and I can cancel one lesson during the year without making it up.

Luckily we’re talking head-cold here, not the flu so my best friend has been DayQuil and Kleenex.

Cool Touch and Vick’s are my fav.

Catch more of my cold-care and studio germ-busting tips here.

I’ve been so caught up in being sick that I practically forgot today is Valentine’s day, happy Valentine’s my friends!



Meet the $50 Strawberries That NYC’s High-End Chefs Are Fawning Over

The “Omakase berry,” grown at an indoor farm in Jersey, is popping up at Michelin-starred restaurants like Sushi Ginza Onodera and Atomix (Eater New York)



Strawberries and Eels (Hugh Sung | Pianist. Foodie. Techie.)



Three of my favorite strawberry recipes:

Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream (Ellie Krieger | Food Network)

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar (Ina Garten | Food Network)

Almond Butter Toast with Strawberries



Kitchn writer Elizabeth Licata wrote an article on how she ate like a member of the royal family for a week. One of the items mentioned was the Queen’s favorite strawberry jam.

You can get it on Amazon so OF COURSE, I had to try it, right? Totally yum, but I wouldn’t pay $12 on a regular basis for a jar of jam.

My nephews were here one night so we had breakfast for dinner including toast with the Queen’s jam. Fun! 🙂



My Favorite Books on Piano Teaching (Lauren Lewandowski | Piano with Lauren)

Books for Piano Teachers: Including My Top 3 Recommendations (Amy Chaplin | Piano Pantry)



How to Set Up and Use Playlists for Students on YouTube (Tim Topham |



This time in Piano Pantry history

1 year ago – Free Printable: My Hands Watch Them Grow
3 years ago – The Varsity Musician’s Playbook: Part 1 – Studio Interdependence



Prepare for Spring: Gardening could be the hobby that helps you live to 100



6 Beautiful Homes on the National Register (The Week)



Happy Valentine’s Day, my friends. Eat something yummy tonight – like strawberries! 🙂

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