brewed & baked

So I was wondering how Credence will turn out after what happened in Fantastic Beasts, and my personal conclusion : Soft!Credence Barebone.

  • Credence who wears lots of knitted jumpers and socks cause he’s been cold for so long he needs the heavy clothes
  • Credence who lets nifflers and kneazles and even occamies sleep in his bed even though they shouldn’t be allowed there and excuses them by saying he was cold and they brought warmth
  • Credence who gets all smiles and soft voice around children and Newt’s creatures and gets lots of respect for that
  • Credence who learns about Obscurus and helps fellow Obscurials to control their powers
  • Credence who can’t bake or brew potions cause it requires too much precision and the risks of messing it up give him anxiety, but who excels in charms and at decorating cakes cause you can re-try taht as many times as you need
  • Credence who learns all sorts of spells, but is best at the most practical ones
  • Credence who falls alseep in front of the fireplace and who gets levitated to his bed
  • Credence who talks through his sleepless nights with Queenie or Newt, or who just goes out and help Jacob at the bakery since he starts working at 4 am
  • Credence who likes to hold hands with his friends and steal their clothes

Just, soft!Credence who is given all the space and freedom and love he needs and who heals at his own pace and who definitely never becomes a villain overcome with anger and betrayal

James Potter had never been good at creating things

He couldn’t brew a potion, or bake, and both of them looked similar to the other when he was done. He hadn’t created many spells, but when he had they usually turned people into posters, and birds into- well he didn’t know because nothing had looked different about them.

But the point was, James was not talented at creating. So when Harry was born, James thought it a miracle. The child was perfect, and secretly, he assumed that his previous failures in creating had occurred to allow for such a perfect one.

pandabean92  asked:

Hey will how do you roast your own coffee beans at home I'm looking to get into it myself

I learned a lot from Max Temkin, who advised me on my roaster (the Behmor 1600+) and where to buy beans (Sweet Maria’s). Then I did a ton of research in books, and in every forum I could find.

I’m still learning, and I’m not quite satisfied that I could roast anything and give it to anyone, feeling confident that it’s going to be good. The learning curve and the variables for roasting are much more complex than brewing beer or baking bread.

But I’m getting better. I think I’ve figured out a baseline roasting profile that I like (P1 -30 seconds with a pre-heat to about 165) and I’ve been using it on mostly Central American beans. 

It’s a lot of fun, and there’s something intensely satisfying about having a cup of coffee that you roasted yourself.


Easy Cold Brew Coffee Pie
Recipe Type: Pie
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel
Prep time: 6 hours 10 mins
Total time: 6 hours 10 mins
Serves: 8
This frozen, no-bake Cold Brew Coffee Pie is PHENOMENAL. Creamy, smooth and packed with coffee flavor, it’s perfect for a hot day and for any coffee fanatic!


1 (3.4 oz) box INSTANT vanilla pudding mix
¾ cup cold brew coffee (any brand is fine, but please make sure it’s sweetened.)
½ cup milk or cream
1 Tbsp pure coffee extract (or less if you want a less strong coffee flavor)
1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed
1 prepared Oreo cookie crust
Whipped cream, for garnish
Dark chocolate-covered espresso beans, for garnish


In a large bowl, whisk together the instant pudding dry mix, the cold brew coffee, the milk and the coffee extract. Whisk until combined and slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
Fold in the Cool Whip completely, making sure to get the bottom!
Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust and smooth out the top.
Freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
Just before serving, pipe on whipped cream and garnish with dark chocolate-covered espresso beans. Cut into wedges and serve!


Chocolate brownie bottom with a chocolate mousse center and chocolate ganache on top with a bubbly layer of green whip cream to finish it up!!

Made somewhat last minute for my mom to take to a class she has to take for work! I was hopping to top them with green sprinkles however we had none and ran out of time to fetch some. Oh well! Still cute!!

samstevebucky week-day one-tropes

here have some meet cute/ugly tropes because god those are my favorite

-Steve starts a bar fight which of course Bucky gets dragged into. They end up cleaning up in the bathroom next to this devastatingly handsome dude names Sam who had their backs, and is, thankfully, a paramedic. They end up taking him to dinner as repayment and sort of fall in love with him that very night.

-the last three dudes during last call who decide to explore the city together. 

-Single dads in the PTA and there is a war a brewing about the school bake sale. Sam, Steve, and Bucky join forces to make sure their daughters have the best god damn cupcakes in the god damn tri state area, after one of the alpha moms insinuates their girls won’t be participating, because they have single fathers. 

- All three boys are drunk as fuck during marti gras and no one can find their hotel key. 

-some ass hole runs a red light and causes a three car pile up. Sam, Steve and bucky bond while waiting for the tow trucks

-Steve works at a cafe where sam and bucky are regulars. he memorizes their orders and draws amazing little doodles on their cups. One day they get their americano’s with this beautifully scrawled “will you go out with me?” under their names. 

-Bucky works at a museum and enjoys look at two of the regular visitors as much as he likes looking at the art. 

-Steve spends the morning lapping sam and bucky on the mall, only to end up stuck in an elevator with them later that morning. If only he’s known they all lived in the same building. 

Hogwarts Acceptance Letter

So I just recently started reading the Harry Potter series and I absolutely fell in love with it. I started reading it after a good friend of mine, who is obsessed with it, recommended it so to show her my appreciation I made her a little gift.

I spent several hours trying to actually figure out what the letter looked like but I ended up just typing the whole thing up myself.

(For letter- Font: Baskerville Old Face Size: 15 Italics)

I printed the customized letter, the supply list, and the envelope

The supply list is pretty easy to just find on the internet.

Because my handwriting is awful, I opened the envelope file in Publisher and I filled in the ‘To’ and 'From’ slots so I wouldn’t actually have to write it.

I recommend printing everything on cardstock. Regular printer paper rips too easily when wet and cardstock looks more official. 

I cut out the envelope and the seal from the template before staining. 

To stain the paper I poured brewed coffee into a baking pan and fully submerged each piece of paper (how long they were submerged didn’t seem to affect the color) then laid them out to dry on some paper towels. You can place them in the microwave for anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds incase you need them to dry quickly.

Once everything is dry I folded up the envelope accordingly and folded each sheet of paper in half 3 times (make sure the folds are crisp especially if using cardstock!!)

Once I fit everything into the envelope I used real sealing wax and placed the paper seal on top but it you can’t do that, you can use regular glue or double sided sticky tape to secure it shut.

 The envelope template is not mine however I found it to be the easiest and best looking template to use.


The English house-wife : containing the inward and outward vertues which ought to be in a compleate woman. As her skill in physick, surgery, cookery, extraction of oyles, banquetting stuffe, ordering of great feasts, preserving of all sorts of wines, conceited secrets, distilations, perfumes, ordering of wooll, hempe, flax, making cloth, and dying: the knowledge of dayries, office of malting, of oates, their excellent uses in a family, of brewing, baking, and all other things belonging to an houshold. A worke generally approved, and now the fifth time much augmented, purged and made most profitable and necessary for all men, and the generall good of this Kingdome. By G.M. [Gervase Markham]

London : Printed by Anne Griffin for Iohn Harrison, at the Golden Vnicorne in Pater-noster-row, 1637.

Later 20th century full calf binding - sadly an incomplete book beginning on page 17 [lacking all before] but it does include the complete ‘skills in cookery section’ - a fascinating 17th century recipe book first printed in 1615 .