cheese wax

Marichat Headcanons
  • Chat (and Adrien, when he’s out and about) will find and collect buttons, thread, fabric swatches, or little knick knacks he thinks Marinette will like, and leaves them on her balcony to find the next morning
  • Marinette leaves a water bottle and a few wax-wrapped cheese wedges out for Chat to snack on during his patrols.
  • The first time she left water, she left it in a cat bowl, just to tease him. To her dismay, he used it. 
  • More than once, Marinette has fallen asleep with Chat’s head in her lap, because even though she wanted to get up, he was too cute to move.
  • When Marinette is working on homework or a design and Chat wants attention, he will wiggle and push his way onto her lap (and often knock whatever she was focused on out of the way)
  • Chat will only eat sushi if Marinette feeds it to him. This because a real problem when Adrien has to function in polite society (mostly, he can’t eat the stuff without thinking of her fingers brushing his lips).
  • Marinette has stopped trying to incorporate feathers into her designs whatsoever, because Chat keeps pulling them off (he blames his animal urges, but really it’s his allergies and the fact that he thinks they look atrocious.)
  • Once, Marinette asked if Chat could actually purr. The flush of embarrassed delight (and want, Chat knows that when he sees it) on Marinette’s face when he did it ensured that he would always purr when they were kissing. 
  • Chat is constantly ‘grooming’ - adjusting his mask in the mirror, putting small strands of Marinette’s hair back in place, wiping smudges off of her face, shining his boots, etc. 
Voltron Dance Team AU

Ok so I love the Voltron characters as street dancers au but like. Imagine them on a HIGH SCHOOL DANCE TEAM

  • Matching duffel bags, leos, tights, shoes, scrunchies, everything 
  • Keith and Lance trying to do the most pirouettes/al secondes/leaps/whatever in a row until they’re both dizzy and sick 
    • Shiro beats them both at everything except al secondes bc the two of them will keep going and going through sheer willpower alone
  • Lance has rly good projection like his smile will BLIND you and his posture is 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 
    • He loves jazz and funk bc he gets a chance to be Sassy™ yooo
  •  Keith is practically a gymnast he just casually does back handsprings during practice and everyone’s like ok we get it Sto p ??? But also don’t
    • He’s rly good at breakdancing but he likes lyrical/contemporary the best so he can properly express his angsty ass ;)
  • Shiro being the Inspirational Senior Captain™ that gets so many solos but no one ever minds and every other team captain has a crush on him
    • He’s good at literally everything but kick line is his specialty lol
  • Hunk making literally every stunt possible bc he just. Lifts ppl up like they can stand and pose on his hands no problem. And he’s crazy flexible??? Wtf 
    • His fave is pom routines bc it’s like he’s cheering for the entire audience :’) <3
  • Pidge is super dainty and everyone thinks she should do classical or something but she’s actually BOSS AT HIP HOP and also can jump like a fucking kangaroo
    • One time she almost quit the team bc Allura made them wear glittery false eyelashes
  • Allura as the strict but loving head coach who makes everyone learn ballet technique and occasionally shows off her skills and blows everyone’s minds. 
    • Once she sent back a $3700 shipment of state costumes bc there weren’t enough Swarovski crystals on the left sleeve
    • She did the same thing with a box of hair pieces… which Lance couldn’t even wear since his hair is too short???
  • Coran is technically assistant coach but really is more like the manager and team parent who makes sure there are always enough Capri suns and those lil cheeses in the red wax
  •  They fight with the basketball team over gym space and it gets real ugly REAL fast
    • there’s still a red stain on the wall next to the drinking fountain
  • They put too much effort into getting cheerleaders to join dance team instead.. especially Shay ;3
  • The team performing at assemblies and it’s p much the only reason anyone attends them bc they kick ass every time
  • Spending so many long hours stuck in a van together on the way to competitions at powerhouse schools bc Allura’s too competitive to just choose the ones nearby
  • Chilling in their dressing room waiting for the round to start, eating granola bars and fruit by the foot 
  • Helping each other with hair and makeup. Hairspray makes up 50% of the air they breathe and they never want to touch eyelash glue ever again 
  • Lance is not allowed near curling irons 
  • Ukulele jam sessions with other teams during lunch (this is an actual thing my dance team did) 
  •  Starting rivalries with teams that are Confused and didn’t even know dance team rivalries were a thing 
  • They do novelty routines to shit like Bob the Builder and TMNT (also things that have happened) 
  • Pidge is the only one who ever wins at drill down. 
    • Lance gets pulled out after like one command bc he turned left instead of right 
  • Keith is good except he always gets called out for stuff like moving his thumbs or marching on the wrong foot 
  • The sweeper boys/girls hand out flowers and Hunk ALWAYS gets one 
    • Sometimes with a phone number attached 
  • Shiro usually ends up with some sort of individual dancer award. It doesn’t matter if he literally did nothing significant other than look good the judges will Think Of Something
  • Team sleepovers are frequent because they already spend at least 10 hours per week together anyway lmao
  • Shiro plans on being an assistant coach once he graduates bc there is no way he is leaving his adopted children behind <3

Idk what else?? Feel free to add on and if someone draws/writes something based on this i will literally die thanks

Bel Paese

A Italian cheese whose name means “beautiful country” it is a soft, sweet, mild and fast ripening cheese.

8 litres. Whole milk.
1.25 ml. Thermophilic culture
2.5 ml Calcium chloride.
2.5 ml. Liquid rennet.

Cool 18% saturated brine
Simple brine solution
Cheese wax (optional)
Draining container
Cheese mat
Tomme mold
Ripening container

* Sterilize all equipment. Prepare a draining container by placing a rack inside. Then place a cutting board on top, following by a cheese mat then the mold.
* Over a medium heat, warm the milk to 42C or 108F , stirring gently to avoid any scorching. Remove from the heat.
* Sprinkle the culture over the surface of the milk and let it stand for approx 5 min to rehydrate. Then use a skimmer in an up and down motion to gently draw the culture down into the milk without breaking the milks surface.
* Dilute the calcium chloride in 50ml / ¼ cup of cool water, adding to the milk with the same up and down motion.
* Dilute rennet in 50ml / ¼ cup of cool water. Add to the milk, using the same up and down motion until well blended. Cover and let set for 30 min, maintaining a temp of 42C /108F.
* Check for a clean break, if necessary let it set for an extra 10 or 15 min or until you get a clean break. Then use a long bladed knife and a skimmer to cut the curd into 10mm / 3/8inch pieces. Let stand for 5 min.
* Using the skimmer and maintaining the temperature, stir the curds for 20 to 30 min or until shrunken and beginning to mat. Let settle
* Using a measuring cup, dip of the whey from the top of the pot until you get to the surface of the curds.
* Gently ladle the curds into the mold. Place the lid on the mold. Then put in a draining container with the lid on, to keep the cheese warm. Let it drain for 6 or 7 hours , flipping it each hour. The cheese should be firm enough to handle but still soft.
* Remove cheese from the mold and place in the 18% brine solution for 6 hours. Turning over at the 3 hour mark.
* Remove from the brine and pat dry with a clean lint free towel. Then put onto a clean cheese mat and pop it into ripening container and ripe at 4 to 6C / 40 to 42F and 80 to 90 % humidity. Turning it every second day, removing any whey collected on the bottom of the container, paper towel helps with this. After 10 days a slimy coating will begin to form on the surface of the cheese.
* Wash the cheese twice a week with a cloth dipped in the simple brine solution, to keep the rind clean. After 3 weeks remove the cheese from the draining container, clean the cheese by wiping it with the brine soaked cloth and dry it thoroughly.
* Wrap it foil and store in the refrigerator. You can also coat it in 2 or 3 layers of cheese wax and continue to ripening for 2 to 6 weeks longer for more flavour development.
* Should make a kg / 2lbs.

Raven still had her purse over her shoulder. “Oh, hey, are you hungry? Cook always packs me enough travel snacks for a quest through the Dark Forest.” Raven pulled out granola bars, an entire wheel of wax-coated cheese, bread still hot, fruit—

“Ooh, are you going to eat that Golden Delicious?” asked Apple.

“No, it’s yours.” Raven held out the yellow fruit.

Apple raised one eyebrow. “Jumping ahead in our story a bit, aren’t we?”

Raven pulled back the apple, sputtering, “Whoa, it’s not—I mean—it’s just—”

Apple grinned, and they both laughed.

Raven tossed her the apple. “It’s not poisoned, I swear.”

“Sure, that’s what they all say.” Apple rubbed her namesake fruit on her red quilted skirt and bit in, her eyes closing as she crunched. Juice dripped down her perfect chin. “Soooo good.

—  The Storybook of Legends, Chapter 3 
exR, choose your own adventure

so i started thinking about that picture of grantaire with the sword, where he got it and why he was carrying it, and then, idk, hurt/comfort canon era blowjobs (like you do)

happy new year, my friends! this is a “choose your own adventure” because you can suggest how it ends. i’ll entertain all requests for sexy scenes, and try to work in as many as i can.

In a mad running melee, Enjolras trips on the slippery cobblestone and goes sprawling. Desperate men try not to trample him, and a few succeed. More do not. They run as though pursued by demons.

The soldiers advance, and Enjolras can’t fight to his feet; he keeps getting knocked over. He is about to curl into a ball for shelter, the last refuge of the damned, when strong hands reach to pull him up.

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I witnessed a dude’s CVS purchase of tons of pop, tons of candy and a large bottle of Advil. I threw shade at the whole setup, imagining this guy going back home to the darkest, dankest basement and spending the rest of the day playing with his wiener and Xbox. But damn! If someone saw some of my shitty CVS purchase combos (mac and cheese + at home bikini wax kit at 2:30am etc) who knows what they thought of me. Judge not! Also nobody probably cares. Whatever - here’s an acrylic paint thing.