bread and potatoes

  • some nerd: if you stop eating refined sugars for a while it changes your whole palate. you'll start to notice the natural sweetness of baby carrots, or whole wheat bread!
  • me: *pouring chocolate-covered potato chips into my mouth* that's real fucking neato
Lammas Masterpost

Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, is a celebration of the first harvest of the year, marking the annual festival of wheat. 

Originally posted by sunbursts-and-marblehalls

Date: August 1

Themes: The first harvest, blessings, hearth and home, celebrating hard work and accomplished goals, abundance, transformation and change, prosperity

Lunar Phase Association: Disseminating Moon

Colors: Gold, Orange, Yellow, Green

Herbs: Ginseng, Rosemary, Sunflowers, Chamomile, Mints

Stones: Amber, Citrine, Sardonyx, Tiger’s Eye, Rose Quartz

Scents: Fresh Bread, Sweet Preserves, Flowers, Mint

Foods: Corn, Peaches, Pears, Bread, Berries, Beer or Mead, Honey, Rice, Apples, Jams, Cookies, Strawberries, Corn Bread, Potatoes, Pies

Offerings: Roses, Sunflowers, Buttercups, Wheat or Corn, Beer or Mead, Myrrh, Beeswax Candles, Mint, Sweet Wine

Recipes:

- Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Things to Do:

- Crafting 

- Baking (Bread in particular) or make preservatives

- Make a Bonfire

- Donate time or money to a food drive

- Make Sun Water

- Celebrate the Sun

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Dani's guide to getting Thick/Gaining Weight!

First off I just want to say that it is frustrating and kind of difficult, but completely possible of course!

*****This Is Just What I Do!*****

Number 1 rule, consistency is key! I have a hard time with that, but when I’m eating consistently that’s when I see results.

Number 2: The key to gaining weight is to eat more! Sounds simple but I know it can be difficult. You need about 500 extra calories a day to gain 1 pound a week. (*I personally don’t count calories though) Eat all the time, more than you usually do, eat until you’re absolutely full. Until you can’t take another bite! It’s going to be uncomfortable at first but it’s important. The more you eat the more your stomach will stretch, the more you’ll be able to eat! 

Good things to eat: Starchy foods like pastas and potatoes. Bread, cheese, peanut butter sandwiches, chicken, fish, rice, beans, anything calories dense but healthy. Drink lots of milk. Mix things, like beans and rice. All kinds of sandwiches. Bagels w cream cheese. Snacks like granola bars, peanuts… Not Junk food! 

I usually eat a bowl of oatmeal and some eggs with cheese on top for breakfast. A sandwich with some type of snack and a yogurt. And whatever my mom cooks for dinner lol. It’s usually some form of protein, chicken or fish and rice or pasta. And I snack throughout the day. 

Also to get extra calories in I drank nutritional supplements. There’s name brand ones like Boost and Ensure but I just drank the rite aid brand. I would mix a can with milk and it would end up being around 400+ calories. I’d drink them twice a day.

Number 3: Lift heavy! You want to do exercises that are going to shape your body. Squats, deadlifts, lunges, stepups, bridges, donkey kicks, the leg press machine all build up your booty. But there’s tons of moves you could do and tons of variations!

Work your abs to keep them tight. Keep in mind though, you can’t control where the weight you gain goes and everyone carries their weight differently. So, it’s possible you might gain a little on your tummy area and just doing ab work isn’t going to get rid of it. You’ll have to do some cardio, which probably sounds scary to someone trying to gain. But it’s okay, you can do sprints/hill sprints! You’ll burn fat and gain muscle!

This is like a basic plan, which just starting out is all you really need. There are weight gain supplements and protein shakes you could take, but I don’t think that’s necessary to begin with. It all depends on your goals, so research bulking and female body building if you’re going for a more muscular look. I personally just want to look thick, with abs.

*I don’t count calories because I know my eating habits. I normally eat two small meals. So changing that to three large meals plus adding snacks, adds more than enough calories for me to gain, no counting needed.

Feel free to ask me any questions you have! 

finally finished a proper picture with Geralt & Dandelion while listening to medieval love songs… 

Berenguer de Palou - Tant m'abelis

Do you know why I do not turn aside or hesitate
in loving you, my fair, gentle friend?
Because if I had you, I should not fear
that you put forward any falsehood or deceit;
for I prefer, although I only presume it,
that you could some day be mine
than kiss, embrace or hold another woman

So if I ever am held in your arms
so that both of us are of one mind,
I wonder how I could contain my joy.

carodrug  asked:

Could you pretty please do more reincarnation prompts?? ❤️

1) “But you’re the chosen one!”
“I was the chosen one. In literally another life,” they growled. “There’s a new chosen one now - so piss off and let me make bread and plant potatoes in peace. Haven’t I earned that?”


2) “How are you always here?” The immortal studied them with curiosity, bewilderment, a prickle of fear. “You’re not -” They weren’t immortal. They’d seen the other age, they’d seen them live a dozen different times before they connected the dots of the same person each time. They’d even seen them die. “What kind of ghost are you?”
“What do you mean how am I always here!? You’re the one following me around like a bloody creep!”


3) The stories of past lives wrote themselves across a newborn’s skin like birthmarks, a mosaic of colour along their backs. Everyone hoped for a good baby, dappled like sunlight with how much they were loved. Unmarked skin was a terrible sign - only the terrible would have their souls wiped blank of love and sin. 
“We need to paint its skin. Now.”
And some protected the terrible anyway. Because what else was a new life for?

Patience

The Caretaker of the Ruins
Companion Piece for Interlude: Patience
Author: Ellipsis


“Mama, I’m hungry. Is dinner ready?”

The mother set down the bill she had been reading, returning her attention to cooking dinner. “Patience, my child,” she spoke wearily as she stirred the pot of stew. “It is a virtue…”

“That I must hold,” the child finished in a sing song voice.

“Uphold,” the mother corrected with a chuckle. “Now run along and play with your toys. I will call you for dinner soon.”

“Yes, Mama.” The child ran off to play pretend. While there was no kitchen toy set to play with, there was one thing they had: their beloved plastic knife.
“What will I cook today… Oh, I know!” They picked up a paperback book to serve as a cutting board and placed a stained tennis ball on it. This would be a potato. They began mimicking cutting movements to chop up their ingredient. They continued preparing other imaginary ingredients until they had finished cooking their meal. It didn’t look like much, but they could imagine the smell of honey ham, bread, potato salad, and pie.

“Dinner is ready!” they proudly declared, though they had to admit their mother’s stew would probably taste better.

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Lammas / Lughnasadh - August First

40 Days after the longest day follows the warmest day. Starting today the days will become colder .  Lammas / Lughnasadh is the celebration of abundance, life, birth, transformation and prosperity. It also marks the beginning of the grain harvest and it’s the first of 3 harvest related sabbats. 


Element: Earth
Colours: Orange, gold, yellow, purple, brown, copper.
Plants,flowers & trees: acacia, aloë vera, marigold, cyclamen, fenugreek, heath, hollyhock, myrrh, oakleaves, sunflowers, vervain, sandlewood, chamomile, daisies.
Food, drinks & herbs: Corn, grains, ginseng, rosemary, bread, potatoes, forest fruit, rice, apples, elderflower, pears, honey, pomegrenates, marmelades.
Associations: Corn dolly, sickle, scysthe, candles, cornupcopia, cauldron.
Crystals: Aventurine, citrine, peridot, sardonyx, tiger’s eye, obisdian.
Animals: Calf, roosters, deer, pig.
Activities: Making bread, making a grain doll, harvesting, reflecting, going to the market. 

Happy Lammas / Lughnasadh everyone !

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