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Recipe: Miner’s Treat

Description: This should keep your energy up. 

Game ingredients: Cave Carrot, Sugar, Milk

This recipe restores 125 energy and 56 health. It also gives a +3 Mining and +32 Magnetism bonus. It can be obtained after reaching Mining Level 3 and sells for 200g. 

Difficulty: Medium, about 2+ hours. Makes 7-8 lollipops, depending on size.

Disclaimer: I’ve made candy about once or twice before, a long time ago. I’m not overly skilled in candy-making, so please forgive my lack of experience. 

-2 cups white sugar
-½ cup corn syrup
-½ cup carrot juice or water
-¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
-Food colouring
-Flavouring-vanilla, mint, lemon, etc (optional)
-Margarine or butter
-Lollipop sticks

You will need a thermometer.
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water/carrot juice, and cream of tartar and stir well. The reason I put in carrot juice is because I like to try to follow the in-game ingredients as closely as possible. Milk is generally not used, but I figured I’d put in carrot juice for the Cave Carrot. 

Heat the mixture over high heat and place in the thermometer. You want it to reach 265°F, or 130°C. Even though there’s only about 3 cups worth of ingredients, the mixture will expand rapidly and bubble up, so you will need a large saucepan to contain it. 

Once the mixture has reached the required temperature, turn off the heat and pour the liquid into three or four separate bowls. Add your colours and flavours. I recommend about 1 teaspoon of colouring (I used more than that, so the colours are very bold) and ½ teaspoon of flavouring. If you’ve used carrot juice, the colours will be altered by the natural orange colour. 

Allow the candy to cool until it’s safe enough to handle, but still warm enough that it’s malleable. Before handling it, slather margarine all over your hands so the candy doesn’t stick to your skin. Take a large clump of the candy and knead it in your hands, stretching it and forming it continuously until it has a shiny sheen. Add more margarine to your hands as needed.

Next, you’ll need to turn the candy into “ropes”. Roll it between your hands and stretch it out, and then snip off pieces of the rope with scissors. The length of each rope piece is up to you, but I made mine between 6 and 7 inches. Place them on a greased cookie sheet and then repeat process with the other bowls.

Note: if you’re inexperienced like I am, it can take some time to knead and rope the candy. If one of your bowls of candy hardens during this time, microwave it for 10 seconds at a time, checking between each session. I made the mistake of putting one of the bowls in for a full minute, and re-boiling the mixture caused it to harden quickly and break off in pieces. You don’t want that. 

Once you’ve got all the candy into ropes, take one of each colour and coil them together, and then twist it tightly into a spiral. Push a lollipop stick into it, and then set it on the greased cookie sheet to dry. 

If your house is warm, you may find that you’ll have to put them in the fridge for a bit to fully set. 

A lot of the carrot flavour was cooked out during the boiling process, but if you’re like me and you’re not fond of carrot juice then I recommend using water and adding flavouring instead. Otherwise, the candy is sweet and vibrant, and the process (although kinda tedious) is pretty fun.

-SVR

Today was one of those days that made me feel guilty & awkward for becoming more observant. First, the pizza party thing at work involved a supervisor referring to my dietary restrictions as a phobia & seeming unfazed when I said it wasn’t a phobia I just keep kosher. She ended up getting me a personal cheese pizza & then an extra large pepperoni for everyone else, which was nice & I think meant to serve as an apology, but I’m having a hard time shaking this feeling of uncomfortableness. I texted my mom about it before the pizza came & she said I should go to HR, but it seems that the supervisor tried to make amends, so I think I should let it go…Second, yesterday our Chabad rabbi & rebbetzin posted that they would be hosting Shabbos dinner at their house & to text them if we wanted to come, so I sent them a message & reserved a seat. About 2 hours later I get a group message from my aunt admitting it’s last minute, but that they’re going out to eat on Friday for my cousin’s 14th birthday. Well, I told my mom that I wouldn’t be able to go since I had Shabbos plans & she sounded disappointed. I texted my aunt & she seemed understanding, but I still feel bad because I love my cousin & I missed his birthday last year because I was in Israel. My mom called me tonight to ask if I could show up late for Shabbos dinner & I said no. I mean I really love the beginning of Shabbos-candle lighting, kiddush, HaMotzi, etc. I really feel like I need it right now. I also pointed out that people need to slowly get used to me being unavailable during Shabbos. She just said how she feels bad since I likely won’t be around for my cousin’s birthday after next since I’ll be moving away & how my aunt tries so hard to go to other people’s things. And then also how she didn’t realize I’d be doing something for Shabbos every Friday this summer. She wants me to do something with my cousin 3 Saturdays from now, and I don’t know I can but it pretty much would mean having 3 weekends in a row that only allow for minimal Shabbos observance. Also, I love my cousin, but he doesn’t seem to care that I won’t be there, he’s much more excited about going to a water park with his friends over the weekend, & I’ll make sure to call him & wish him Happy Birthday. I still feel I’m being a crappy person though.

It literally just rained overnight and my parents told me to mow the lawn before the jumpy house people get here. For my brother’s third birthday party. That leaves me with about 2 hours left to get it done.

Me. Mowing the wet, slippery, lawn, at 10 a.m. (around the time most people are sleeping, mind you)

I’m gonna be the most hated person in my neighborhood.

I’m gonna die.

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[It seems like your characters make kind of an odd combination.] I think when you find both of our characters, they’ve both been working together for a couple of years, so they kind of have a shorthand between them. The way they communicate is old hat. They’re sort of brought together in an unlikely, unexpected friendship. - Scarlett Johansson

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do you know that (8/8) : bts edition

How Dan and Phil probably broke up #57
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so I have an AU where Dani is far more “incomplete” than she is in the show - that is to say, she’s around 3 or 4 instead of 12, and Danny has to take care of her instead of her dramatically flying off into the sunset.

And I have a lot of headcanons/how/why thought up but I don’t wanna type tonight, so maybe I’ll draw stuff later. Basically it’s just fun family fluff with Danny being a dad and yeah.