Friday Finds #239 Best of January

Welcome to the first Friday Finds of 2022! It’s been a busy January with the startup of The Piano Pantry Podcast. I hope you’ve had a chance to catch at least one episode if not all four.

As life moves forward, things change and evolve including what I’m doing here on Piano Pantry. If you’ve been around here awhile, you may have noticed that this weekly series has become a little more sporadic.

My beloved Friday Finds series has and will continue to remain, but may be more dependent on what life allows from week to week and month to month. At a minimum, you will always see an end-of-month “best of” publication.

So, thanks for sticking around for this series my friends, a Piano Pantry staple and reader favorite since 2016!



I discovered the most DELICIOUS soup recipe this past weekend Pulled Pork Chili Verde (The Kitchn).

I added 1 c. fire-roasted corn (from Trader Joe’s) as well as additional liquid – the liquid that came out of the instant pot from cooking the pork shoulder. No additional salt was needed at the end due to the addition of that liquid.

Soooooo good!!!!!



In Praise of Slowness (



As you’re building your list of books to read in 2022, consider some suggestions from Chris Foley of Books Read in 2021



Piano Studio Business Claims: Things that spark joy can be claimed at tax time (Rebekah Maxner)



How I organize all my receipts for tax time: Get Organized!: Bills, Expenses, and Receipts (Piano Pantry)



12 Podcasts for Piano Teachers to Follow in 2022 (Joy Morin | Color in My Piano)



Podcast episode: The Life and Legacy of Sidney Poitier (The Daily)

Podcast episode: How Disgust Explains Everything (The Daily)



97-year-old pianist, and last surviving pupil of Rachmaninov, signs landmark record deal (Classic FM)



How to Teach Form and Memorization to Beginning Piano Students (Natalie Weber | Music Matters Blog)



Baking Bread as an Act of Hope (The Rabbit Room)



While we’re on the topic of bread, recently I discovered a wonderful store-bought pita at our Walmart – Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Pita. It’s low in calories (60 apiece), soft, light-weight, and a good source of protein.



A few more favorite bread recipes:

Everything Bagel Pull-Apart Bread with Cream Cheese – so easy and so good! (Just a Taste)

High Protein Bread (Oat Sandwich Rolls) (Skinny Taste)

The Easiest Bread Recipe You’ll Ever Bake (Williams Sonoma)



Seth Godin on piano tuning…kind of, LOL. Do You Have a Tuner?



Best Kitchen Towels: Zeppoli Kitchen Towles (The Kitchen)



What Makes a Great Intermediate Piano Teacher (Janna Williamson)



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