how's that an apple

send me a dessert
  • cherry turnover: who do you live with?
  • bananas foster: do you believe in soulmates?
  • glazed donut: would you rather visit a zoo or an aquarium?
  • pumpkin pie: what were your interests as a child?<br>
  • lemon tart: how many languages can you speak?
  • chocolate mousse: how is your relationship with your parents?
  • creme brûlée: describe your style
  • cheesecake: have you ever visited a sex shop?
  • raspberry sorbet: favorite clothing stores?
  • green tea ice cream: who was your first crush?
  • chocolate chip cookie: how has your life changed over the past year?
  • berry trifle: first & last concert you went to?
  • tapioca pudding: favorite animated characters?
  • fudge brownie: do you like your name?
  • strawberry shortcake: are you good at keeping secrets?
  • tiramisu: are you daring when it comes to makeup & clothing or do you like to play it safe?
  • oreo milkshake: do you sleep a lot?
  • apple crisp: how do you relax?
  • carrot cake: who is your celeb look alike?
  • macaron: what is your ethnicity?
  • cinnamon bun: favorite salty snack?
  • red velvet cupcake: ask any question of your own

How much will you fools allow Apple to continue to disrespect you? You already let them scam you into buying a phone with no goddamned headphone jack. If you people pay $1,000 for a phone you know isn’t gonna hold a charge….that’s just hoodwinking your own self at that point.

The wild is an integral part of who we are as children. Without pausing to consider what or where or how, we gather herbs and flowers, old apples and rose hips, shiny pebbles and dead spiders, poems, tears and raindrops, putting each treasured thing into the cauldron of our souls. We stir our bucket of mud as if it were, every one, a bucket of chocolate cake to be mixed for the baking. Little witches, hag children, we dance our wildness, not afraid of not knowing.
—  Emma Restall Orr

DIY Apple Rose Pastries


Yields 12 pastries

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 3 Honeycrisp apples
  • 1 package Puff Pastry, thawed
  • Lemon
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Equipment
  • Medium bowl of water
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Bench flour
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Dry brush
  • Cupcake tray
  • Pan spray
  • Strainer

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Combine butter, honey, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Mix until smooth.
  3. Squeeze half a lemon into the water. Cut apples in half lengthwise and remove the core. Slice each half into thin slivers and then soak them in the lemon water.
  4. Microwave the soaking apples ntil soft, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the apples and then pat them dry.
  5. Roll out each sheet of puff pastry to abot 12 by 12 inches. Cut out six 2-inch by 12-inch strips and then brush off excess flour.
  6. Spread a thin layer of honey butter onto one side of each pastry strip. Arrange the apples lengthwise slightly overlapping as you go, skin towards the top.
  7. Fold the pastry up over the apple slices. Start at one end and roll the pastry into a swirl.
  8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 with the other sheet of puff pastry.
  9. Place each pastry into a greased cupcake tray and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown
  10. TaDa! A dozen dainty Apple Rose Pastries to break the spell of sweet cravings!
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Two beautiful commissions made for me by @tosquinha! (I can’t get over how amazing they are! Based on two scenes from my fic Bad Apple (a bad boy Yuuri AU).

Top image:

Yuuri arrived at the skating rink on his motorcycle, throwing up dust and filling the morning air with deafening noise. He parked, turned off the engine and climbed off. Only when he pulled off his helmet did he realize he had an audience.

Victor stood still, his mouth slightly open.

“You’ll catch flies, if you don’t stop that,” Yuuri said, walking past him.

“C-can you give me a ride –”

Hell no!” Yuuri exclaimed. “I’m not a taxi service.” He caught sight of his reflection in one of the windows and stopped to fix his gelled-back hair.

Victor made as if to protest, but for some reason cut off abruptly. Yuuri caught Victor’s reflection and noticed the blush on his face.

And this is why this whole coach thing is such a bad idea.

Yuuri’s mind worked in odd ways and he’d often done things out of spite. This time it calculated that the worst thing to do was to turn around and smirk and so he did.

(from Chapter 3)

Bottom image:

It was already dark when Victor stepped outside, finally finished with practice for the day. He and Yuuri had decided to practice separately at least until the Russian Nationals were over. Unfortunately, this meant that they went to different parts of the city for practice. He was tired and was doing his best not to think of the long and lonely commute home.

“You going my way, pretty boy?”

Yuuri stood against his motorbike in his usual leather jacket and gloves, arms crossed over his chest and a smirk on his lips.

(from Chapter 23)

Posted with permission from the artist.

Apple Fries


Yields 2 servings

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 2 large Gala or Fuji apples, peeled
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
Equipment
  • Large frying pan
  • Tongs
  • Baking sheet lined with paper towel
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Small bowl
  • Candy thermometer

Let’s get started!

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan to 350ºF.
  2. Cut apples into ¾ inch sticks and then fry them for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove fries from oil and place them on a baking sheet lined with paper towel.
  4. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  5. Once the fries have cooled a little, toss them in cinnamon sugar and serve.
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Made some Muskies iPhone wallpapers 

there’s an episode in season 7 of my little pony where rarity invites applejack to be on a panel of judges for a little fashion competition she’s holding–she thinks applejack will have a good eye for practicality and give her honest opinions. this goes poorly, of course. applejack doesn’t get fashion and she hates all the clothes because she wouldn’t wear any of it. this is someone who owns 20 of the same hat and basically no other clothes, after all. rarity’s feelings are hurt because she thinks applejack is disregarding all the work that goes into designing clothes and applejack goes “what? i was just giving my honest opinion”

so what rarity does to get applejack to understand how rude she’s being is she goes and knocks on the door of some random pony in town who absolutely hates apples with every fiber of her being. like HAAAATES them. it’s like she’s waited her whole fucking life to smugly tell applejack how much she hates apples. applejack gets frustrated but realizes that’s how she made rarity and the designers feel, yada yada yada they hug the end. but all i can think about is how rarity probably found this apple hating pony years ago and has been waiting a very long time to use this random stranger to her advantage in some disagreement with applejack

is anyone else thinking about the symbolism between “i don’t like your kingdom keys, they once belonged to me” vs “baby i could build a castle out of all the bricks they threw at me” bc… she kept thinking she’d made it, to that magical place where everyone else seems to live, only to find they’d shown her the palace and then locked her out of it. she kept trying to build her castle, save her reputation if you will, and they still went out of their way to make her look like the bad guy.