chinese honeys

this kid in my class said today that all languages stem from latin… and that latin was the first language of humans… i just said hmmm u sure honey??? chinese then??? korean??? russian??? thai??? urdu??? hindi?? arabic?? all stem from latin??? mhm ok mr. i only speak english and failed spanish

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foods of thedas :  TEVINTER

as with most things in tevinter, the food aspires to be effortlessly stylish & oppressively opulent. for those who can afford it, every meal is fine dining, combining rich flavours with expensive ingredients. it is a matter of pride for magisters to be able to transport exotic items to their villas, no matter how far away the source is. the most impressive ingredient, however, is lyrium, which is often mixed with spiced wine or tea at the more decadent parties. being able to acquire these ingredients illustrates wealth & power, and many use this to their full advantage with the tradition of VENDITATI LUCRIS – the offering of food made to a new neighbour, as both a greeting and a statement of superiority. traditional dishes include fugu sashimi, bun bo hue, honey-roasted figs, and red jasmine tea.

Such a child

“3 and 5 with reid :)”
“wahhh can i request a drabble! 3, 6, and 10 with spencer reid pls. Thank you!”

3: “Just because I drove into that river, doesn’t mean I’m a bad driver.”

5: “Do you trust me?” - “Not even a little bit.”

6: “Don’t yell at me like I’m a child!” - “Don’t throw the scissors!”

10: “Come inside, I’m sorry.” - “Not until an apology.” - “I just said i’m freaking sorry!”

(A/N): I have combined these, because they both fitted really well for a childish, funny reader. But I’ve made it longer! It is more like a one shot instead of a drabble, so I hope that makes up for it ;)

Originally posted by gregorimghu

“No, Y/n! You can not drive the car.” Spencer repeated. 

“And why not? I’m a great driver.” Spencer gave her the look that eld a million words. 

“Look, just because I caused an accident once, doesn’t mean-” 

“You are forgetting that time where you hit a rabbit. Or the time you almost drove in a store. Or when you drove into that river. 

“Look, just because I drove into that river, doesn’t mean I’m a bad driver.” Y/n stated. 

“I think you don’t know the meaning of bad driver.” 

“I know you do, but if you say it I will hit you.” Y/n threatened. 

“Fine.” Spencer waited a few seconds. “Anyways, we’re almost home. So I see no point in letting you drive.” 

“I see no point in talking to you.” 

And that is how it began. Spencer gave Y/n the look that said she was being a child, bust she couldn’t care less. She just kept staring out of the window, not even singing along to the songs. Spencer rolled his eyes, when Y/n got angry, she was such a child. 


“We are home. Do you want me to order some food?” Spencer asked with a smile. 

“Yes. I’ll cut the extra herbs!” She kissed his cheek, letting Spencer know he had been forgiven for his words. She hopped out of the car and waited for Spencer to open the door. 

She disappeared in the kitchen and Spencer heard the sound of scissors, he knew Y/n was cutting the herbs. 

“Honey, the Chinese food will be here in half an hour.” she stopped cutting. 

“You ordered Chinese?” 

“You like Chinese.” 

“I am cutting herbs for Spanish now.” She threw the herbs over. 

“Y/n!” Spencer exclaimed. 

“Don’t yell at me like I’m a child!” 

“Don’t throw the scissors!” Spencer tried as Y/n held up the scissors. Y/n dropped them. 

“I’m sorry. I’m just really tired.” Spencer looked somewhat scared. 

“It’s fine.” She looked horrified of herself. 

“No. It’s not. You are afraid of me.” 

“You know how to shoot, you know how to kill a fly with a rubber band from a mile away. Of course I’m afraid of you. But I still love you.” 


The food tasted better then ever, and that was good. 

“This is really good.” Y/n started. “I’ll cut some more herbs.” 

“You don’t have too.” 

“Why?” She smirked. “Don’t you trust me?”

“Not even a little bit.” He stated at which she rolled her eyes. 


A little bit later, the phone rang. It was the BAU. “Y/n, I have to go.” He said. 

“Now?” He shook his head. 

“No, tomorrow. It’s not for a case.” Y/n was a sniper, so she understood, but she was still upset. 

“Really? That sucks.” 

“Well, you can’t have everything you want.” Spencer snapped at Y/n. Y/n looked at him. Maybe it was the tiredness, maybe she was just upset he didn’t get to spend her birthday with her. But she went outside. 

“Fine.” She snapped back. It didn’t take Spencer to realize what he had said and went outside. 

“Look, I didn’t mean it like that. I swear.” He sighted. “Just come inside, I’m sorry.” 

“Not until an apology.” 

“I just said I’m freaking sorry!” 

“Again, please.” She urged. 

“Fine. I am sorry, just come inside. We can watch a movie.” Y/n narrowed her eyes. 

“Can I pick the movie?” Spencer nodded. 

“Okay, fine.” Y/n nodded and calmly walked inside. 

“And I am not a child.” She stated, being able to read his mind. Spencer chuckled. 

“Sure you are.” 

  • Mom: Honey, remember-
  • Me: REMEMBER I LOVE YOU! * cries *
  • Mom: Oookay, I need-
  • Me: I NEED YOU! * cries in spanish *
  • Mom: Um...Okay, I will choose-
  • Me: I CHOOSE YOU! AND I REALLY WANT YOU TO CHOOSE ME! * ugly cries *
  • Mom: I just need you to calm down! Three-
  • Me: THREE WORDS! EIGHT LETTERS! SAY IT! AND I'M YOURS! * cries in chinese *
  • Mom: Honey, you're acting strange.. But, at the end, only-
  • Me: ONLY LOVE MAKES YOU THAT CRAZY SWEETHEART! *just cries*
  • Mom: Sweetie, I am going to call help.. Whatever you need-
  • Me: WHATEVER YOU NEED I'M HERE! * cries in indian *
  • Mom: 911, yeah, my daughter needs help..

i-am-space-potato  asked:

Chopsticks

I can use chopsticks without a problem. I actually own a pair of chopsticks I got from Epcot in Disney World. They got little flowers and vines on them.~

But I honestly love chinese food so much. Honey chicken or Orange chicken on white rice is the bomb diggity and I will eat that shit any day of the week. And I always use chopsticks when I do. XD

It’s the year 1702. You want to eat something sweet.  What are your options?  Can you hit up Whole Foods for xylitol or agave?  Nope. You don’t even have table sugar. But if you’re lucky, and it’s the right time of year, you might get a little bit of honey.

Honey has been humans’ main sweetener for thousands of years. People didn’t really have sugar until intercontinental trade in the 18th century made cane sugar available.

Honeybees, which originated in Africa, have probably been around for 100 million years. So it’s no surprise that nearly every world culture uses honey.

For instance:

  • Honey appears in Spanish cave paintings about 10-15,000 years old (see image below).
  • Honey is part of Buddhist rituals and traditional Indian and Chinese medicine.
DIY Herbal Stomach Syrup

Sorry I’ve put this off so long! Yay! Another awesome addition to an herbal medicine cupboard is this nifty stomach/general indigestion syrup. It treats tummy aches, nausea/vomiting, bowel pain, diarrhea, gas/bloating. Its basically an herbal version of pepto bismol in regards to the symptoms it treats, but it tastes much better! (Again, Image heavy post!!)

Our two main herbs for this tonic are star anise and cloves. Not only are they chock full of herbal goodness, but they taste great and give this syrup a nice “Christmas spice” taste. Chinese star anise (not to be confused with Japanese star anise which is fatal if ingested!) is a common cooking spice with a distinct black licorice flavor. Its great for fighting of bacterial and fungal infections, an imbalance of which are a primary cause of many common digestive tract ailments. Its been used for centuries for digestive tract problems including upset stomach, gas, loss of appetite, nausea and colic in babies. Cloves are another great multipurpose spice. Its a great expectorant, so its good for respiratory infections and getting rid of phlegm. It also reduces inflammation and is a natural antiseptic and pain killer. (I’m planning on making a salve with cloves for treating scrapes/bruises and arthritis/sore muscles!) But for our purposes today, cloves help relax the smooth lining of the gastrointestinal tract, so they help alleviate vomiting, diarrhea, intestinal gas and stomachaches. 

So some things you’ll need:

  • Chinese Star Anise
  • Cloves
  • Honey (I put honey in just about everything to be taken internally, not only does it pack a nutritional punch with all the medicinal benefits you get, but it makes medicines taste so much better.)
  • Sugar (or other sweetener for preservative
  • Water
  • Small sauce pan
  • Small strainer
  • Something to stir with. A whisk will help later on too.
  • A funnel
  • Containers for storage (I used recycled brandy bottles.)

Step 1:

Measure ¼ cup of star anise and cloves. Since this is a fairly large whole spice, the way I did it was to first fill it up with the anise and then sprinkle the clove buds into the spaces. You want to use less cloves than anise anyway because they are strong and can upset the stomach if you use too much. Add your spices to a quart (4 cups) of cold water in your sauce pan. Its important for the water to be cold or room temp so everything infuses as it heats up together. 

Step 2:

Heat on medium temp. and bring to a simmer. Simmer liquid on med-low or low (depending on your stove) and reduce it to about ½ or a pint (2 cups.) This will take awhile so be patient. The important thing is to not heat to too high too quickly.

Step 3:

Strain your mixture into a separate container. Pour back into the pot. You don’t have to, but I sometimes add food coloring at this step to tell my syrups apart more easily. I liked the pale yellow of this one though, reminds me of the solar plexus chakra. ;)

Step 4:

Add two cups of sweetener. I used one cup of sugar and one cup of honey. You can use whatever sweetener you have, agave, sugar, honey, brown sugar, even maple syrup. Some recipes will say just use one cup of sweetener especially if you’re just going to refrigerate it, but I used more as a preservative and to make it shelf safe. Add the sugar first and whisk to dissolve, then add your honey.

Step 5:

Warm over low heat and stir well for about 30 minutes. Again this will be tedious, but slow and steady wins the race, you don’t want your sugars to burn. It will thicken and reduce to about half again.

Step 6: 

You’re almost done! Use a funnel to pour the warm syrup into empty, glass containers. Leave them on the counter to cool. After they’ve cooled, don’t forget to label and date them. (You can see my heart health syrup cooling in the background!)

Treats stomachaches, indigestion, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, gas/bloating, bowel pain.

Directions: Take a spoonful as needed to treat symptoms. Additional dose every hour if symptoms persist.

There you have it! I make this for a friend of mine, diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, (a not very fun chronic GI tract illness) and she swears by it. Of course she takes her regularly prescribed medicine, but says this syrup is extremely helpful in fighting quick flares of symptoms, especially those onset by certain foods.

We Get So Disconnected


obliviousluke whispered: Can you do a Calum imagine where you go on a date to ikea Haha xoxo

(a/n: This can also be found on 5sos-oneshots, where it was requested! This made me so happy because I love IKEA and Calum’s not bad either;) this gave me serious feels! I’m thinking about doing few other parts to this, like moving in and what not, as long as it’s okay with the girls! Feedback is always appreciated, and I hope you guys like it!)


“So,what time do you think you’ll be home dear?” I asked opening one of the gorgeous oak cabinets, taking out a glass.

“Probably around five, as long as the traffics not too bad. Maybe I’ll pick up take out on the way?” Calum smiled from across the marble island.

“Sounds great honey, maybe chinese tonight? I’m feeling some pot stickers!” I laughed, leaning over the counter to give him a quick kiss.

We were interrupted by someone clearing their throat.

“Mommy, why are they kissing?” a small child asked his mom, tugging on her sleeve.

“I’m not sure, honey,” she said, sending us eye daggers, before shuffling him away, “let’s go look at the kids rooms!”  

Calum and I looked at each other a began laughing hysterically. He was always creative with dates, even after a year and half. He showed up at my door at around three o'clock, declaring that he was going to take me on a date that I’d never been on before, and he kept his word.  I could truly say that I’d never been on a date to IKEA, a giant home furnishings warehouse, before.

“Let’s move scenes before the staff catches up with us!” he laughed, coming around the island and flinging an arm over my shoulder.

We moved through the store at a fairly slow pace, due to the fact that we both kept getting distracted by things we found amusing. At one point Calum was running around with a white, fluffy, faux fur rug over his head, declaring that he was the abominable snowman. I was no better, acting out a scene from How I Met You Mother with one of the fancy swivel chairs.  

After about an hour we came to the section where they kept the models of bedroom sets. I’d loved getting inspiration from whatever the designers had pieced together. We came to a set with gray  walls with white trim and beautiful soft lighting. There was a rustic looking head board that looked like it was made out of an old glass door with a small shelf on it. Everything was accented with dark gray or black. On the bed, a gray fluffy comforter and a ton of huge pillows all different shades of gray and white. A small, simple chandelier hung in the center.

“This is seriously the perfect room.” I said in awe, plopping down on the bed, “like the colors, the style, everything.”

“I figured you would’ve like the bright blue room over there.” he laughed, sitting down next to me.

“I do, don’t get me wrong,” I shook my head, “but when I get an adult place with someone else, I’d like something a little more elegant but still a little rustic, like this. Plus, you can add different colored accent things if you felt like it!”

I came out of my fantasy world to find Calum looking at me with adoration in his eyes and a huge smile on his face.

“What?” I said, feeling a little self conscience that I’d gone into la la land  about a freaking bedroom.

“Nothing,” he smiled, “you’re just adorable is all.”

He gave me a peck on the cheek before pulling me up.

“Let’s go look at some other stuff!” he giggled before running towards the kids section. I rolled my eyes at the fact that my boyfriend was five, but followed happily after him.

We came to the lower level of the store where they kept all of the individual items that were sold, all of the little things that were in the rooms upstairs. We seemed to wreak even more havoc down there than up stairs, because now we could find even stranger things to play with. I chased him around the kitchen utensils section with an odd looking egg beater at one point. We played with the stuffed broccoli and carrots that were in the section labeled “toys”. I’d even picked up a few things that I actually wanted to buy;  a new set of wine glasses, a little desk chair and a few organizing things.

As Calum pushed the cart and I hopped on to the opposite, a very familiar guitar riff filled the air.

Life’s a tangled web of cell phone calls and hashtag I don’t knowsss. And you,”

I hopped off of the cart grabbed the nearest object to me and used it as a microphone as  pointed at him dramatically and sang along.

you’re so caught up in all the blinking lights and dial tones”

He crossed his arms and pinched the bridge of his nose, laughing as people stopped to stare at my weirdness.

“Come on, Cal!” I giggled, handing him a wooden spoon, “this is your band, you know the words!”

A few girls stopped when I said this, taking out their phones to takes pictures and videos.

I flung my hands dramatically around in the air.

“Tune out the static sound of  a city that never sleeps, here in the moment on the dark side of the screen.”

“Hit it!” I yelled, pointing at him again.

Instead of being thoroughly embarrassed like I thought he’d be he took my hand and spun me around while pretending the spoon was a mic.

I like the summer rain, I like the sounds you make.”

He pointed at me for the next line, a small crowd forming around us.

“We put the world away!”

“We get so disconnected.”

We continued on with our little impromptu concert, dancing and laughing and singing together, until the closing “ohhh's” of the song. The small crowd that had formed erupted into applause and laughter as we hooked arms around each other and took a bow.

“Thank you, thank you! We’ll be here all week!” I joked, patting Cal’s chest and he looked down at me with a smile.

“Excuse us?” a young girl said tapping on my shoulder, her group of friends behind her, “You two are adorable, can we take some pictures with you?”  

“Of course!” Calum laughed.

“I’ll take the picture for you!” I offered. I was used to the fans by now, and as the girlfriend I felt it was my duty to be the honorary camera person.

After each other girls took their turn, they turned to Cal one more time.

“Can you take a picture of us now?” she said gesturing to me.

“You want a picture with me?” I asked in shock, because that was something had never happened before.

“Of course!” one of the girls friends said with a smile, “You and Calum are totally our OTP!”

“Well, okay then!” I beamed.

After we said our goodbye’s, we headed towards the check out lanes to pay for my stuff. As we waited Calum pulled out his phone, scrolling through Twitter.

“Y/N,” he said, stifling a laugh.

“What’s up, babe?” I asked.

He turned his phone to show me what was now trending, Y/N&CalumsIKEAconcert. There was already even a video of us singing online.  My phone starting beeping over and over again. I laughed at a mention that I’d gotten.

“What is it?” he asked.

I simply turned my phone.

@Luke5SOS: @Y/T/N @Calum5SOS why wasn’t I invited? #leftout

@Ashton5SOS: aren’t they just adorable? Love you guys!  @Y/T/N @Calum5SOS #Y/N&CalumsIKEAconcert

@Michael5SOS: @Y/T/N @Calum5SOS this is why you two aren’t allowed in public together -.-

He laughed out loud as I finished up paying, handing me back my phone.

“Well, at least we know that the fans like you too!” he said, pulling me closer to him by the waist, “Apparently they ship us!”

I shook my head, “The fact that you know what shipping is, frightens me, but you’re totally right!”

After we loaded everything into the car we headed to get food. We stopped at a Steak ‘n Shake, picking up burgers to go and heading back to his apartment.  We spread out our food on the coffee table in front of the television.

“Hey Y/N,” he said, holding his burger and never taking his eyes off of theTV.

“Yes'um?” I mumbled with a mouthful of food.

“Do you wanna move in with me?” he said casually.

I nearly choked on my fries.

“Repeat?” I said in shock.

“Do you wanna move in with me? We’ve been together a while and I think we’re both old enough, and you’re here most of the time anyways, and I’ve got the room.” he finally turned to smile at me.

“Are you sure?” I questioned, “ya know, you can’t kick me out if you don’t like my weird domestic habits.”

“I know all of your 'weird domestic habits’ already, and I love them very much. Yes, I’m positive.” he smiled, wrapping an arm around me.

“What do you say?” he asked, “we can eve decorate our room like that one from IKEA that you loved so much.”

“That sounds wonderful Calum.” I grinned, kissing him softly.

So last night I went to get Chinese food for my honey and I because he’ll be out of town for awhile and I wanted to have a nice dinner at home with him before he left

And I sat down at the restaurant (which is this local place just down the street and it was super dead) and watched the sushi guy make our sushi because I’ve never seen someone make it before and he was like, “Do you sing?” because the restaurant is a karaoke bar too. I was like HELL NOPE and then the owner of the restaurant was like “Do you want the sushi guy to sing for you?” and I said “Oh man, absolutely!!” And the sushi guy belted out this rock song I’ve never heard before and he freaking rocked it?? It was awesome! Then the owner asked if I was “a hybrid” because his English isn’t so great and I was like “Well I’m half Filipino, half white if that’s what you mean.” And he said that he was also Filipino and then he offered me a job. #FilipinoPrivilege