1 box yellow cake mix 1 cup toasted sunflower seeds (chopped pecans if preferred) 1 tsp almond extract OR orange extract 1 pinch allspice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, AND nutmeg
Mix cake batter according to the package instructions, envisioning bright riches; then stir in by hand (clockwise) the extract, spices, and sunflower seeds. Bake in a greased muffin tin at 350 F. until done (about 20 min.).
- The Kitchen Witch Everyday Magic Book, by Mimi Riser
Fred Astaire, pictured on his 85th birthday, May 10th, 1984, with a bear that Ginger Rogers sent him. The enclosed photo is of a birthday cake Ginger also baked for him. The cake says, “You know I loves ya!”, and has a little shoe that says “tap!”, and she’s signed the cake, “Ginge”.
Cast and crew members on two of the 10 Astaire-Rogers sets celebrate Ginger’s birthday. The first photo is from July 16, 1934, on set for The Gay Divorcee. Fred holds the bottom of Ginger’s costume over his arm while she serves him cake. The second photo is from July 16, 1938, on the set of Carefree. Ginger murders her cake with an enormous knife while Fred smiles handsomely just over Ginger’s left arm.
Request: I came up with this on my own. I imagined what would happen if Jerome had a younger sibling (girl/boy). This is just my headcanon but I think he wouldn’t try to make their life a living hell. In fact, he would be the best brother ever and try to protect them from Lila abusing them as well? This is AU by the way and way before he turns crazy!
Tags: abuse, swearing, siblings, girl/boy, running away, AU, IT’S SAD I’M TELLING YOU
Pronouns for Y/N: They/them/their because the younger sibling can be either be a girl/boy depending on the reader. The reader is around 9-12 years old in this fic.
Jerome stood and stared at the small child running around a fire lit inside a trash can, following the same steps they took, chanting out random words as if it were a song to summon a greater demon. He never had an experience of doing such a thing, he was often paranoid that people would stare at him and holler insults if he tried prancing around a trash can in circles.
But not this kid he was looking at, he had never imagined a day where they would throw tantrums because they always listened to him. The last time he had seen them cry was when they got scared of Sheba the circus snake when she hissed, and fell onto the pavement and scraped their knee from wearing exposing shorts that would fly up if you jumped.
“You see? Sheba is a nice snake.” Jerome gently draped a band aid over the small but stinging cut and gave them an ice cream cone. That kid smiled at the sight of vanilla.
That kid was Jerome’s young sibling.
“Bro J!” they called, tossing a twig in the flames. “I’m summoning an alien!”
This month’s full moon ritual honouring Freyja, ft. ginger wine, fruit cake, amber & love powder. Out of shot: ecstatic dance. 🌕🌹
Recently I’ve been having some issues with gender & sexuality - expressing myself sexually & being comfortable with my identity & in my own skin has always been fraught for me. I was definitely taught as a young girl to fear & hate my own body & my sexuality, overcoming that trauma is a work that is still ongoing. But I feel that I have turned a corner recently & Freyja has helped me so much with that.
This ritual was a celebration of Freyja & of me learning to love & have confidence in myself as a woman.
I would like to see a AU with the Eldarya guys/people in a coffe shop
Let’s be honest: it’s going
to be the single least efficient coffee shop in the city. But people will keep
coming for the eye candy… >u>
Longest head-canon, ever. 14 characters,
each with their own little stories.
Nevra,the Head Waiter
Naturally, this snake oil
merchant with fangs ladies’ man is going to be where the action is: on the
main floor, catering to all the customers personally. (Because no one can
trust him in handling kitchen or bar-top equipment.) He’s got the drive,
the guile, the inbred hospitality, and the metaphorical eyes on the back of his
head to pull off even a morning or evening rush single-handed. And later brag
about the triple-figure tips, phone numbers, and juicy gossip he collected that day to his coworkers in the back-room, even when his voice is hoarse and his feet
have lost all feeling. Nevra actually keeps track of his ‘scores’ in his
personal agenda-book, always ready to outdo himself every month. (Because let’s
face it… there is no competition for him from the rest of the servers.)
Though quite a few of his
coworkers feel like putting fresh garlic in his next espresso (for himself or
for his ‘beloved customers’), they can’t do it for a few reasons: 1.) The
customers and tips that Nevra brings in make up half the café’s total income.
The place will sink without his pretty, monocular face on the floor. 2.) He’s
actually generous with his coworkers. Newbies on the staff know they can rely
on him (until they’re used as customer bait during evening rushes for
‘experience’). And he never keeps any of his tips for himself, always making a
point of strutting to the collective tip jar to put in what looks like the
price for a new smartphone. So whether they like him or not, the gigolo has to stay.
Nevra is quite proud of his
job, and hopes to eventually see the café become the city’s next ‘must-see
destination’ (or, more likely, buy and renovate the place as part of his
network of high-end dining spots). So he doesn’t tolerate unprofessional shenanigans
on his floor (beyond swapping phone
numbers, which is sanctified activity as far as he’s concerned). What’s
guaranteed to tick him off: if a customer is boorish to one of his babies
junior serving staff, if one of his coworkers half-asses an order, or if he
catches anyone stealing from that tip jar he’s filling. In either case, the
criminal party can expect to find themselves sheepishly shuffling to the door
under the force of Nevra’s gimlet smile.
Been reading WtM since near the start and really really love the fic. Here's a food question; out of all the dishes that Peeta and Katniss make and enjoy together what's your favourite? Are there any that you've made yourself? Also what was your favourite one shot that you've written? (I think mine was the Threshing Floor.)
Awwww, you are so sweet!! Thank you so much! <3 Oddly enough, I was just looking back at Ch 6 yesterday - the part where Peeta makes toast-and-honey-topped hot chocolate (based on my own recipe :D) to welcome Katniss to her new home, which might be my favorite food moment (even though hot chocolate isn’t, strictly speaking, a “dish”). But there are so many others that stand out to me too!
Grandma Brognar’s fried chicken (someone asked me about that awhile back and I’ve been meaning to reply - I found a recipe similar to the one that inspired it, where you simmer the chicken in wine after frying)
The soup (basically, potato corn chowder) that Katniss falls asleep eating after hunting the New Year’s buck
The whole breakfast on the sofa in Ch 10 - the first time Katniss tastes bacon! (Cheese bun bacon sandwich dipped in a runny yolk!)
The fried peaches and cream that top the griddle cakes in Ch 7
The ginger cake with custard that they split at the end of Ch 8 (Katniss’s first supper with Peeta)
The rabbit stew Peeta makes from Katniss’s first haul (with wild rice, mushrooms, shallots, and garlic)
The peanut butter (and chocolate chunk!) cookie dough Peeta makes after they go skiing for the first time
The ginger “dove cake” with the orange curd filling and marzipan glaze
The post-New Year’s griddle cake bake :D
The entire breakfast Katniss makes for Peeta in Ch 14
Pretty much any occurrence of cold chicken or bread pudding!
Most of these came from my imagination, alas. I enjoy cooking and feel like I have a small knack for it, but I haven’t had a lot of opportunity/resources/training as yet. :( As a small child I loved to steal tidbits of cold chicken when my mom cut up a roast chicken (for adding to soup, Rice-a-Roni, etc.), and she made bread pudding (from stale loaves of grocery store white bread) a couple of times, which was so simple and delicious at once. I can make a decent batch of egg dumplings, though, and I think the closest I’ve come to making a WtM!Everlark dish in my real life is the chicken ‘n’ dumpling soup that Katniss eats in the bathtub after her first hunt in Peeta’s woods. :)
Awww, I’m so flattered that you like The Threshing Floor! <3 It’s hard to choose a favorite between my babies (even though few of my pieces stay oneshots, so there aren’t that many to choose from)! TTF will always be a fave but I love The Steward and the Bow-Maiden so much too (I wore myself to a thread trying to make an Everlark fic read like Tolkien :P), and for all that Torchlight is Primko and Janek/Alys, it’s top of that list as well - and then there’s Breadcrumbs and Mockingjay-Maid…!
But right now I think Embracing the Season might be my favorite. It was a challenging, even brave fic for me to write in a lot of ways and I was so happy with how it came together. It’s a little like The Steward and the Bow-Maiden in that I don’t think it especially stood out or made a big impression to readers in general but it hit me really hard - and then went off into the universe, carrying large pieces of my soul with it.
Thank you so much for your lovely note and questions! <3 *hugs*
You guys. I have discovered the most incredible dessert in existence.
Chocolate rum cake with ginger buttercream frosting.
Chocolate rum cake by itself is good, solid. Ginger buttercream frosting is light and sweet and you can just taste the ginger.
Together the rich solidness of the cake only makes the ginger sweetness more striking. And as the initial burst of ginger-sweet icing recedes it leaves the solid chocolate cake to see in on your taste buds, somehow stronger than it was when it was alone. It’s all very nearly overwhelming.
Forget washing it down with milk, you need whiskey and gunpowder tea to chase the sweetness away.
Title: Faze (ao3 mirror) by @chan-chanyeol Rating: PG Ships/Characters: Chen/Reader Length: 3.8k Prompt: “We’re co-workers who hate each other but you had too much to drink at the staff christmas party and admitted your love for me i don’t know how to act around you now” AU
Summary: Office parties are fun until you get too drunk to remember them. (office!au)
Black cat recipes with pasta (no spice) and sweets like cake pops, anything Halloween, anything frosting filled, dark chocolate, chocolate pie, maybe a lava cake thing and cookies. Maybe put in some snacks too.
That sure is a tall order. ^^ I’ll do the pasta and the sweets but I’d need more info about some snacks you’d like. You’re welcome to send in another ask for those. Here’s some pasta and sweets for you!