live at the lot

ok so everyone has this weird idea that ron goes on splurges after the war but no ?? he lived his entire life without a lot of money to go around so he would be ridiculously uptight about ordering expensive and materialistic things and like, one time, him and hermione would be on a lunch date ordering some coffee and he would refuse to buy himself a larger size even though everyone knows that he overworks in the auror office and hermione’s like, fuck dude, we get it, you want your small coffee! so they walk out and ron sees these people lining the streets for the soup kitchen and he walks right over and dishes out his pouch and literally dumps all of his spare change into the donations box. and by spare change, i mean like, a lot of fucking money. ronald weasley is a good man, don’t play him dirty like that y’all

amosaicofmagic  asked:

Hey, tumblr mom! Since everyone is asking you about food can I ask your opinion on frying pans? We need to replace ours and my husband is really into the idea of buying cast iron frying pan. It seems like to much work for me, tough. I've always used either stainless steel or teflon ones. What do you think? Is it worthy? And if you had to choose between teflon or stainless steel which would you buy?

Oh, and I was going to mention it in the other ask I sent but forgot. I have IBS and one thing that really helps me is chilean boldo infusion. Idk how easy it to find it where you live (the fresh leaves work best), but it’s something a lot of south-americans use to treat hepatic and gastrointestinal issues. (Fun fact: the nurse at my high school used to have a bottle of concentrated cold boldo infusion in the fridge to give to students who were hangover)

Thank you for that last little bit, it’s something I will bring up with my allergist/many doctors as a quick google tells me it could also help my gallstone/bile production issues. So thank you :)

And ooooh god not teflon, anything but teflon, firstly because I don’t like how they cook/retain heat, and secondly because of some of the health concerns that comes with what happens when teflon starts to break down and you start eating it/breathing it in. Y’all can call me a mad hippy over that if you want but when your immune system is as fragile as mine you’ll avoid anything at all that might harm it.

Both stainless steel and cast iron have their merits. 

Cast Iron

You are right in that the cast iron takes a little more work to upkeep—initially. After it’s been seasoned a few times and you don’t do things like soak it in water or scrub it with lemon juice, it’s going to become practically indestructible. There’s a reason you can still buy cast iron skillets in antique stores that just need a little bit of salt and oil to get them back in working order. If you maintain it right, your cast iron will likely outlive you by quite a few decades. I wipe mine clean after every use using waterand  a non acidic soap, dry it on a high heat, and then season lightly with some oil after each use. Once it starts to smoke, that’s you, you’re done seasoning. You only really have to do the salt and oil scrub if it loses the coating or if something gets burned onto it, or if you have rust spots, which happen form not being properly sealed. 

I will say, cast iron is hard to get used to working with at first, because of how differently you have to manage the way it conducts heat. Cast iron is great at retaining heat, which is what makes it great for searing meat and yes, even baking in, but you need to get it hot first, which can require about ten minutes of prep over a hot stove trying to ensure even heat coverage. (I throw mine in the oven for 20 mins)

That might seem like a lot of work, but given how well it retains the heat after that, it actually cooks things better. With stainless steel the output of heat is enough to sear the outside of something, but to cook say, a chicken in it (yes you can cook a whole chicken in a skillet) you’d need to keep it on the heat for longer for the heat to reach the middle, resulting in chewy over tough food. With cast iron, the heat output from it is so much better that it’s already starting to cook the rest of the bird while you’re searing it, resulting in less cook time, and hopefully a more juicy meat—as well as making the outside very nice and crispy. Cast iron is great for making things crispy.

That and you know, you can fight the Fae folk with it if the need arises.

Stainless Steel

There’s a common misconception that you can just throw things into a stainless steel pan and it’ll be fine. But the truth is if you want to maintain your stainless steel in good working condition, you will want to make sure it’s evenly oiled before any food touches it (Ask ETD about the time he made popcorn and ruined my pot because there wasn’t enough oil around the SIDES of the pot so the heat just obliterated everything and I had to buffer the pot to get it back to working condition, he felt so bad lol) and make sure that it is adequately preheated. Otherwise your food is just going to burn and stick to the base and it’s going to be a mother fucker to get it off. I’ve seen far too many people burn away the caramelization going on in their stainless steel pans because they don’t know how to heat/preheat with it. (note if your caramelization does get stuck, loosen it up with some water or better yet some stock, get that flavor back in your food yo!) Other than that, yea, once you get used to how stainless steel works and retains heat, it is lower energy when it comes to maintenance vs cast iron. Just don’t use cold salt water in them, or you risk pitting the pans. (As I have previously talked about)

Because you have mentioned you have IBS, I will stress the importance of trying to buy as high quality stainless steel as you can, as not all stainless steel is made equal. 

Surgical stainless steel is the safest as it is non porous, while a lot of the cheap stainless steel you can pick up (I’m thinking of places like Walmart and Target) can break down and leech into food during the cooking process. Stainless steel is an alloy made from a mix of metals including iron, chromium (is what keeps it from corroding) and nickel to name but a few components, and given nickel is a high allergy metal you don’t want that going into the foods of people who may be sensitive/allergic. (I had a friend find this out the hard way that that is what was going on with her)

The way I was taught to test the quality of the pan is by holding a magnet up to it. If it sticks? It’s typically going to be higher in nickel than you want it to be and could cause a possible health risk for people with nickel allergies. Nickel is also a carcinogenic and considered worse than aluminium which everyone and their dog is now trying to get away from because of the metal being linked to cancers and altzheimers, so, just something to keep in mind seen as how you already have a compromised gut <3 

(Also to those of you reading this now who are about to go check your pans: if it sticks? It’s not a cause for panic. Although if you have a known nickel allergy and you keep getting sick and you have no idea why…you may want to consider replacing your pans.)

There is also a third option available to you, which is ceramic pans. Which honestly have become my favorite frying pans to cook with. Due to their low metal content they will not work on induction stove tops, but if you’re using electric or gas you’re good to go.


They still don’t have the slippy non stick you get from teflon pans where flipping a pancake is akin to wielding a projectile weapon, but given how ceramic heats up and retains heat, they are pretty non stick and it makes them ideal for cooking with a lot of things. You also generally shouldn’t use metal utensils on them, because you can damage the glaze, but plastic, wood and silicone are fine.

They’re sort of like the easier to maintain version of cast iron in that regard and use less oil to cook with. (I personally would never fry eggs on stainless steel, meat and veg sure, but eggs need a surface that is more forgiving and ceramic was a god damn revolution to me. I speak from over a decade’s worth of experience of making breakfasts in restaurants and cafes) They are also great for throwing in the oven, and using as shallow casserole dishes, provided you make sure they are listed as oven safe. (Mine is good up to 350′f)

Due to the materials  they are made with, they are also pretty damn sturdy and hard to break, and you also can’t damage them by soaking them in water, which is also nice. You should not however cook on anything higher than a medium-high heat on them, whacking your heat up as far as you can with a ceramic pan is going to cause issues (it will cause issues with a lot of pans tbh, but you can generally get away with it for boiling water, just not in a ceramic pot), like breaking down the glaze quicker and ruining the non stick. You also should not take it from a hot stove and throw it in the sink right after cleaning. You really shouldn’t do that with any cooking utensil, but especially do not do it with ceramic as you might crack or even explode it. And no one wants that. 

Again, like stainless steel, not all ceramic pans are made equal and some will be made from cheap material/coated with an extra non stick layer to compensate for this, and they will break down faster/ruin your food, so keep that in mind if you do decide you want to look into them. Between the three, ceramic is in my experience the best, most easily maintained non stick without the health risks of teflon. It’ll also cost less in the long run, because you wont have to replace the pan as often as you would a teflon one.

I currently have the Green Pan Lima frying pans, which tbh I found a lot cheaper in an outlet mall than Amazon currently has it listed for, and I think Target might be selling them right now too for cheaper. It’s an excellent pan and I can get really crispy results with it due to how well it holds heat. I’ve also used it to bake with.

I have also used the Cuisinart ceramic range, which you can use metal on, but I sort of found the heat retention to be not as good as Green Pan Lima.

And then there’s also the Green Life range which tends to be cheaper and rather cute, even if it doesn’t feel quite as sturdy in my hands. (They currently have both the large and small pan on sale on Amazon for $30, which is pretty good)  I’ve got my eye on their ceramic bake ware sets though. I’m intrigued to see how they’d work out compared to my metal tins.

Anyway, I hope some of that was helpful for you, in weighing your options. Ultimately it’s about personal preference. I love all my pans, cast iron, stainless steel and ceramic, but it really depends on how much maintenance you are willing to put in, and how much you are willing to spend.

As for the rest of you, you now know more about cookware than you likely want to, but who knows, it might be useful for you one day :)

Just because someone lives with their parents doesn’t mean they are lazy and live with their parents money or live in their mom’s basement playing video games, there are a lot of reasons why people stay still in their parents home,renting or buying a home in your own isnt an easy job especially in our times that poverty rises dramatically,people have health/psycholigical problems and many other reasons.

my default place for any and all League interactions is Random Forest and that’s where all threads take place unless otherwise specified. so if i’m reading someone else’s thread, i just assume it takes place in a forest until told otherwise. 

i was going to use the Random Forest for that reply to jhin but then i realized the flawed logic behind a random ass piano in the middle of yosemite park 

ok let’s have a discussion here. 

akashi’s fav food is listed as tofu soup and like. i’m sure there’s some really nice tofu soups out there but the one time i tried it (granted this was in china and my stepmum brought it back for me from god knows where when we were staying with her sister and the area her sister lived in did NOT look nice i was kind of scared tbh, so who fucking knows what it was that was in that soup) but holy jeesus it was the actual worst thing i’ve ever tasted and i’m sorry but i just can’t take akashi seriously after this experience

so pls tell me if you have tried nice tofu soup and reassure me that akashi is not like mayuzumi and does in fact have a decent sense of taste and also that maybe i shouldn’t stay with my stepmum’s sister again. or if i do, to not eat the food there. 


anonymous asked:

u still think the saddest thing about homestuck is that jade "half dog" harley can now never have chocolate, i mean she could but it might kill her and while she would revive bc its not just or heroic but thats like allot to go through just fir chocolate, but bc she's only half dog more likely it would just make her really sick which is honestly worse than dying

i think someone has sent me something like this before but since she like half dog(or maybe even less?) it wouldnt kill her probably but maybe make her sick if she has a lot

but like even so she did live on a island so she may have never had it and also shes incredibly smart she could probably make her own safe for dogs brand of chocolate

anonymous asked:

why do you hate cicero?

first & most importantly, slandered my number one boy, mark antony. thought way too highly of himself, which is an admirable trait in me but not in him, esp because he was old & boring. also got in twitter wars with clodius pulcher. double also talked smack about cleopatra. dude could have lived a lot longer if he’d kept his mouth shut on even one occasion. the only cool thing he did was the catiline conspiracy & even then he was ruining someone else’s fun.

anonymous asked:

Hi this isn't meant to be rude but it certainly is ignorant and I've been meaning to ask for a while. How can Pidge be a trans girl if Pidge was already born a girl? I'm sorry, I'm just confused. I'm not trying to say she can't be, i just didn't understand how that works?

hi!! first off: you’re not being rude, anon! and second off: the thing about pidge is we don’t know if she actually is afab (assigned female at birth). sure, there were flashbacks to when she was younger (i’m assuming about thirteen years old, seeing as to how she’s fourteen in canon) where pidge was very obviously presenting as a girl, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she was afab. she could have transitioned/come out early in her life and have a supportive family! (which is so nice to think about because supportive families are awesome and i live for them.) not to mention that a lot of pidge’s character is very obviously trans-coded. ask any trans (or, really, non cis) person and they’ll tell you this. the whole scene in season one episode six (“taking flight”) where pidge came out as a girl and the scene in season two episode seven (“space mall”) when pidge couldn’t decide which bathroom to use are two scenes which definitely hint at trans (girl!) pidge.

i hope that answers your question!!

anonymous asked:

hooly fuuck you're training for a half-marathon??? How's it going???

As I currently now live in neighborhood with lots of inclines/hills… not great, anon, not great. 

Actually, I’m doing much better at the running thing than I was in January and early February. I could barely clear a mile on the treadmill, but now that I’m back outdoors, I’m doing much better. I’m hoping the local nature trail won’t be underwater in a few weeks when I need to start doing nine mile walk/run days because trying to come up with new routes in my neighborhood every week is not fun. 

spookygirl83  asked:

As you talked about Gilliovny songs, do you know the Taylor Swift's song " Long Live "? Because, it remind me GA and DD's history a lot !! I just wanted to share ! 😊😘

I said remember this moment
In the back of my mind
The time we stood with our shaking hands
The crowds in stands went wild
We were the kings and the queens
And they read off our names
The night you danced like you knew our lives
Would never be the same
You held your head like a hero
On a history book page
It was the end of a decade
But the start of an age

Originally posted by lifeisbutadream00

I’m not necessarily into Taylor Swift, but she knows her shit. Thank you!


This was requested weeks ago and I’ve been super lazy. SOOO here ya go @taytayize123-blog please don’t hate me :D

Originally posted by fuck-svpreme

She waltzed around the club like she owned the place. She talked with a snarky tone as though she was the smartest person in the world. Everything about her was just so infuriating, yet so tempting at the same time. 

He hated her. Or at least… that’s what he led others to believe. In truth, he wanted the woman badly. The only reason he still went to this club still was because she spent a lot of her time there. He lived for the moments when he could see the annoying temptress in her natural habitat. 

The Joker could never get Taylor’s full attention. She would be in front of him one moment and the next dashing out of the place- but not without saying something vulgar first. J only wanted for her to be next to his side. He knew that the woman was about as ruthless as they come. 

She was, in fact, well known in Gotham for doing whatever the hell she pleased. Most of the time it was wreaking havoc in the back allies of the town. Sure, Taylor wasn’t the number one most wanted criminal in the town (because the clown himself was) but she was a public nuisance.

The clown snapped from his daze to find her within his presence for the first time in a few days. His gaze traveled up and down her figure, savoring every inch of it. He could feel himself getting hotter and he longed to feel her underneath him. 

Taylor’s eyes locked with his and with an evil glint, she hid among the crowd. 

Tonight would be a lovely game of cat and mouse. 

Traveled home yesterday and got in late. There were flight attendants on both flights who were new-ish knitters and had lots of adorable questions about the baby sweater I’m making for a friend (it has a faux fair-isle yoke made with tonal yarn).

My grandmother lives in an assisted living facility with her sister, who has dementia. My cousin and her family live nearby and do a lot of the day-to-day business of caring for them. I wish I could do more/live closer, and it doesn’t hurt that they live in a gorgeous part of northwest WA. I keep hoping that my grandmother will live long enough (she’s 82) for Husband to finish his degree and the perfect job will manifest so we can move there. At least, in the meantime, I really hope that the next time I see her, it’ll be to introduce her to her first great-grandchild.

Even if you live in a place with lots of herons, you will at some point forget about the existence of herons. They’re pretty solitary birds, it just happens.

But this means that at some point, you will glance up at the sky, and see the silhouette of some massive flapping creature, and have a good 2-5 seconds of Absolute Certainty that pterodactyls have returned from the dead to destroy us all.

…anyway, I’m having dinner with mom at this fancy beachfront cafe and I almost snorted iced tea out my nose