Interesting article about squirrels in the New York Times.

Which chocolate chips are best for chocolate chip cookies? Serious Eats investigates.

I am head-over-heels for all the lovely things at Felix Doolittle, particularly these kitchen labels.

I would love to see Come Dine with Kate in London, an exhibition of crocheted food.

A beautiful obit for Paolo Urbani, the Truffle King.

A month ago I might have asked why it was necessary to grill pizza indoors but the record setting heat in the Northeast makes this technique timely.

The NY Times Mark Bittman asksĀ “What do you do with bay leaves?

Okay, normally a recipe that calls for a can of Diet 7-Up would horrify me but something about this Diet Lemon Cupcake recipe is calling to me. I just have to know what they taste like. I assume they will be awful but I need to know.

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream, on the other hand, looks brilliant!

I roasted up a couple of trays of Susie Middleton’s Slow-Roasted Tomatoes this week. So delicious! I’ll be filling the freezer with these babies this summer and thanking myself all winter.

Every year on June 17th, the family of Diego Goldberg photographs themselves. Such a lovely way to mark the passing of time. (follow the link for larger pics.)

Love this kitchen island cover with 20,000 Legos. Not for me, but very cool.

I have so many questions about this story. She “had them” dug up? By whom? Where does one find someone to dig up their dead husband and sister? Was it the same guy both times? And why didn’t anyone at the cemetery notice that bodies were being removed?!? I love the neighbor who insists, “she’s no weirdo.” Kills me.

Perfect summer reds. Yes, please.

Sweet Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts with Thyme.

Bacon Camp

Self-saucing ginger puddings.

These are the things that are making me happy this week. What’s putting a smile on your face? Link us up in the comments, please.