bitter orange

At first, heartbreak made me beautiful.
My skin fluoresced. I hypnotized trees.
The orphans followed me around town,
drunk on my pain. I ate only my own
hunger, gave off a scent like bitter oranges
or chlorine. Loss left me strangely whole,
as if my sadness, were it strong enough,
could turn your ship around. That was back
when I aged. Now, like an astronomer
who seeks no first causes, but only to map
the connections pinned out over the sea,
I want to diagram the light that shines out
through the holes you pricked into me.
—  Maureen Thorson, from Applies to Oranges
  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: poussey washington was such a kind, sweet person and was genuinely good. heck, even her inmate picture is adorable. she was so sad and alone for such a long time but she finally found someone to love who loves her back and were actually planning their future together. she found an interest in cooking and planned to get a job doing that after prison. she deserved the world and had so much going for her but now she just gets to have her own headstone in the byg trope graveyard

bitch who in history thought it was a good idea to eat grapefruit??

like ‘oh hey look, big ass orange’ bite in it ‘oh shit not orange! bitter orange!! probably poisonious??!’
and some other asshole’s just like “eh, i’d eat it if it was covered in sugar, u know that expensive ass shit that i’d have to sell my whole family and only mule to buy an ounce of just to make this one big ass not orange slightly edible’ serisouly who was that asshole 

vimeo

‘Bitter Orange’. 

A film by Hope Larson. Starring Brie Larson, Brendan Hines & James Urbaniak. 

Really well done short, set in the 1920s. 

MY SU DRINKS

Okay peps here’s my super amazing Steven Universe drink-ventions! Pretty big pictures ahead.  I’m sorry cause I don’t know how to re-size…

Amethyst- A surprisingly subtle Lavender cream limoncello, crushed blueberries with vanilla Ice-cream and cookie sprinkles with a Licorice whip.  Eh?  Ehhhh? EHHHH?

Pearl- Peach jelly at the bottom of pear vodka, citrus sou-ju, sprite, and peach juice. A speared pineapple spear chaser. (Can’t even get over these puns yo.)

Garnet’s chocolate pomegranate infusion is chocolate sauce, itallian pomegranate soda, a homemade pomegranate syrup with pom vodka, and a cream made with chocolate liquor, heavy cream, and the juice from a bottle of cherries for color mixed together and poured on top. Orange bitters smooths it all out.

And the favorite is a rose water strawberry lemonade with lychee liquor, lychee calpico, and homemade strawberry syrup.  That on top is a lychee with mint leaves. 

AND THE FUCKING BEST!

My roommates amazing cookie cats!!!!  (All the pics were taken by my friend because I was too busy making the drinks.)

Love Potion Mead

This recipe is supposedly an aphrodisiac.

Ingredients:
12 lbs. wildflower honey
3.5 oz. Green Tea
1 oz. dried Juniper Berries, crushed
1 oz. Mugwort, crumbled
1 oz. Bitter Orange Peel, chopped
½ oz. dried Damiana leaf, crumbled
6 tsp. yeast nutrient
4 tsp. Acid Blend (Citric, Malic, and Tartaric acids)
1 pkt. (5 grams) Red Star Pasteur Champagne yeast (rehydrated)

Honey and three gallons of water brought to boil. Must be boiled 30 minutes, then removed from heat.
Herbs (tea, juniper, mugwort, orange peel and damiana) in muslin bag added to hot mix and steeped for 30 minutes.
Must be cooled and yeast pitched.

wolfwithatophat  asked:

I also agree that you are chaotic bottom, that or a lone piece of fruit ready for consumption that has been peeled and left uneaten that spectates in the corner and shares facts about citrus.

ORANGES ARE A HYBRID BETWEEN POMELO AND MANDARINS, SO THERE IS NO “WILD” VARIETIES OF ORANGES. SINCE THEY WERE REARED IN ANCIENT SOUTHEAST ASIA, AROUND 300 VARIETIES OF ORANGES WERE BREED AND INTRODUCED FOR CONSUMPTION. THERE ARE BITTER AND SWEET VARIETIES OF ORANGES, BITTER BEING USED FOR ORANGE JUICE WHILE THE SWEET FOR TRADITIONAL CONSUMPTION.

Oh also makes great lube B)