Meet Jeff Wright, a gifted balloon artist and (clearly) a huge fan of the Toy Story series. Jeff created this awesome Buzz Lightyear costume using nothing but an untold number of carefully interwoven balloons.
Jeff and his wife Rachel are moving to Bolivia to serve as volunteers at the Life Center Orphanage in the city of Cochabamba, where they’ll no doubt be entertain the children with awesome balloon creations like this. Visit their website to learn more about their charitable efforts.
[via Oddity Central]
Ballon and beyond!
Butterscotch seemed to have fallen out of fashion, but food writer Rina Rapuano says she’s seeing glimmers of a comeback. And it goes beyond hard candies and instant pudding. The revival of this old-fashioned flavor inspires a crepe cake, a chocolate-crusted tart and more.
Get recipes for Banana Crepe Cake With Yogurt And Walnut Butterscotch (above), Butterscotch Ice Cream, Chocolate Lovers’ Butterscotch Chiffon Tart, Butterscotch And Black Pepper Carrots and Butterscotch Pudding.
Photo: Rina Rapuano for NPR
Riley’s Graduation 2013 (by Riley Nicolas)
Unlike many celebrity chefs, who treat cooking like some mystical and convoluted ritual, Ina Garten (The Barefoot Countessa) approaches each dish with the nonchalance of someone who could be doing something else. That’s because she could be. Between 1974 and 1978, Garten worked in the Office of Management and Budget at the White House; starting in 1976, she was responsible for the budget of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and for part of the Department of Energy’s. How Garten went from analyzing nuclear policy to overseeing her own cooking empire is one of the unlikelier stories of American reinvention.
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