no respect for apples

Foodie Friday: Pasta al Pomodoro

Servings: 2-4

-¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
-1 medium onion, minced
-4 garlic cloves, minced
-Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
-28 oz. can peeled tomatoes, pureed
-Kosher or Sea salt
-3 large basil sprigs, plus basil leaves for garnish
-12 oz pasta of choice (spaghetti, linguine, rotini, or cavatappi recommended)
-2 tbsp unsalted butter
-¼ cup finely grated parmesan, pecorino, or romano cheese

1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft. In a separate pot, bring salted water to a boil.

2. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for about 2-4 minutes (remember to use your nose and keep close attention on fragrance; you don’t want the garlic to burn)

3. Add the pepper flakes and cook for about a minute to release flavor. Increase the heat to medium, add t he tomatoes, and season lightly with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce begins to thicken slightly and the flavors blend (roughly 20 minutes).

4. Remove the pan from heat, stir in the basil sprigs, and set aside.

5. In the pot, add pasta to the boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally until it is close to al dente (but not quite there yet). Drain the pasta, reserving about ½ a cup of the pasta water.

6. Remove the basil from the sauce and heat the skillet over high heat. Stir in the reserved water to loosen the sauce and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring, until al dente. Remove the pan from the heat, add butter and cheese, and toss until the cheese and butter has melted.

7. Transfer to warm bowls, and garnish with grated cheese and basil leaves or parsley.

Magical Ingredient

When I get home from work, my boyfriend sometimes comments about how I smell. As I work in an Italian kitchen, this can either be a good thing or a bad thing for him. On a good day, I end up smelling like alfredo with a hint of garlic. On a bad day, I come home smelling strongly of tomatoes. Love them or hate them, it’s difficult to separate the tomato from Italian cooking. From savory to sweet, tomatoes have a wonderful range of flavor depending upon how they’re cooked, and they lend a vibrant red color to whatever dish they’re being made into.

Given how strong of an association tomatoes have to Italian cuisine, it’s sometimes easy to forget that historically, tomatoes are actually fairly new to European cooking, having been introduced as part of the Columbian Exchange and spurned because of its status as a member of the nightshade family of plants, much like potatoes and eggplant. It wouldn’t be for another 150 years before tomatoes would be considered safe for consumption, and even then, only in sauces.

Part of the fear of tomatoes was because of its link to deadly nightshade, but another aspect of this fear was due to its connection to lust. Its deep red color and use as a powerful aphrodisiac linked it rather strongly to the temptation of Eve in the Christian Genesis story, and some languages still associate tomatoes with lust and love (particularly French - pomme d’amore - and Hungarian - paradice appfel - which mean “apple of love” and “apple of paradise” respectively).

In terms of health, tomatoes are extremely beneficial for those who aren’t allergic or sensitive to their acidity. In particular, they’re useful in aiding liver function and are rich in potassium and citric acid. In addition, their high water content makes them useful in helping with hydration.

But in witchcraft, the tomato continues to embrace its status as an ingredient of lust, love, protection, and money-drawing - especially when paired with other ingredients with shared correspondences. When dried and added to sachets, tomatoes can be excellent in attracting love (or sex), or if added along with dried basil or rosemary can be a great money sachet or protection sachet respectively.

Consider pairing tomato varieties with your purpose. If attempting to attract money, consider using a golden variety or little green tomatillos. If working lust or love spells, plump red tomatoes are always a great choice. If looking for protection, consider fiery orange colors.

Many names for tomatoes have linked them to apples. As such, it’s not too great a leap to replace apples in other spells with tomatoes, if it seems appropriate or is more accessible. On the flip side, tomatoes can also be used in spells where nightshade may be an ingredient. While not poisonous, tomatoes are much more easily obtained and the family resemblance is rather uncanny.

For garden witchery, tomatoes are exceptional plants to grow for protection and wealth. Grow them to help banish negativity and invite positive energy to the property, as well as to encourage prosperity and love.

Consider different ways in which this delicious fruit can be used in your spells! Whether cooking up a sauce, roasting them, or setting them in the window to banish negative energy, tomatoes are useful and versatile ingredients for the every day witch!

May all your meals be blessed! )O(

🔮‘Once Upon a Dream’ Spell❤

ever have a romantic dream and wake to find it untrue?  inspired by disney’s “sleeping beauty”, a spell to share with the other person the same dream 

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you, that look in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
And I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem
But if I know you, I know what you’ll do
You’ll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream

🔮 gather: 3 apple seeds, 3 rose buds, cinnamon, bay leaf, a box.

❤ slip the apple seeds into the rose buds respectively. two are for the other’s eyes, one for your third eye.

🔮 lay your “third eye” on the bay leaf in the box. 

❤ place the other two eyes in the box, sprinkle cinnamon only over them

🔮 leave the box under your bed, in preparation for a future dream or after a dream

은 vs 는

[Part 2/∞]

Writing sentences are a great way to learn new words and sentence structures, but how do you know where the subjects of the sentences are in Korean? Let’s take a quick look at two very important particles:

” (eun), and “는” (neun).

The rule is quite simple:

-If the subject of your sentence ends in a vowel, use “”.

-If the subject of your sentence ends in a consonant, use “”.

Here are some examples:

Using “” - 나는 사과 좋아해요. (I like apples)

Using “” - 가방은 너무 무거워요. (The bag is very heavy)

In both sentences, the “” and “” denote the subjects of the sentences: the apple and the bag respectively.

Hope this helps and happy studying!~

maskedtranslatinganon  asked:

Based on the 4 chapters you've read, how do you feel about Chibiusa's character as it's presented in the manga vs the first half of R in the anime?

Generally, I’m enjoying it, and I think probably more than the anime in many respects, though I’m not sure it’s a strict apples to apples comparison.

Chibs is older in the manga, for one, at least as I’m seeing her. Chibi-Usa in the anime in R was about five or six, I’d guess. Still a baby, really. That she acted her age never bothered me too much. I have tremendous affection for Chibs in R, including her more irritating moments. What I mostly see is her being a terrified child in unthinkable circumstances doing her best.

Chibs in the manga is already in fourth grade, so about eight or nine. Around what I consider her to be in S and SuperS, in other words.

And it’s Chibs in S and SuperS where I begin to find her more grating. And even then usually only when restricted to Mamoru and Usagi’s orbit. When she’s focused on Hotaru, for example, no problem! But the minute we get to the attention struggle with Usagi over Mamoru, my patience flies OUT THE FUCKING WINDOW.

The manga doesn’t really have that as a thing right now. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s not interested in it, or if there isn’t room for it, or the audience isn’t there for it. Whatever the reason, I’m totally happy with it not being a factor and hope it stays that way.

Chibs on her own consideration, not as compared to the anime, is so far garnering a lot of sympathy from me. I really did like her sending in Luna-P and giving Usagi the Tux Puppet to make her feel better. That was one of the sweetest, more genuine things I’ve seen out of the manga so far.

spouting whale emoji rating

Wants to be loved by everyone. Looks like his mind is always in another place though. 4/5

Looks bland at first until you realize he only wants to play peekaboo with you. Simple friend, simple game. Wants you to be happy. 5/5

Tries to look like a Sperm Whale, but it didn’t turn out right. Thick black border takes away some appeal. Too much plastic surgery, but still seems to enjoy life. 3/5

A small friend. Apple Whale’s little brother that everyone loves. 5/5

Looks traumatized. Probably survived an encounter with a whaling ship. Deserves a hug. 4/5

is he ok i cant tell 2/5

Another small friend. Has a big head though. Maybe he just wants to be a Beluga. 4/5

Gorgeous and big, as a whale should be. Big Blue, we’ll call her. Big Blue will protect all the other whales here. 5/5

The odd one out because purple, but everyone still loves and respects him. 5/5

Wants to be like Apple Whale but tries too hard. Tell him it’s okay to be original. Be yourself. 4/5

REALLY happy whale bab! Could probably kill someone with a spout that powerful! He’ll protect YOU! 5/5

Emoji One Whale’s sidekick. Probably gets along well with Mozilla Whale. 4/5

To Apple, Love Taylor

I write this to explain why I’ll be holding back my album, 1989, from the new streaming service, Apple Music. I feel this deserves an explanation because Apple has been and will continue to be one of my best partners in selling music and creating ways for me to connect with my fans. I respect the company and the truly ingenious minds that have created a legacy based on innovation and pushing the right boundaries.

I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.

This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs.

These are not the complaints of a spoiled, petulant child. These are the echoed sentiments of every artist, writer and producer in my social circles who are afraid to speak up publicly because we admire and respect Apple so much. We simply do not respect this particular call.

I realize that Apple is working towards a goal of paid streaming. I think that is beautiful progress. We know how astronomically successful Apple has been and we know that this incredible company has the money to pay artists, writers and producers for the 3 month trial period… even if it is free for the fans trying it out.

Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing. I say this with love, reverence, and admiration for everything else Apple has done. I hope that soon I can join them in the progression towards a streaming model that seems fair to those who create this music. I think this could be the platform that gets it right.

But I say to Apple with all due respect, it’s not too late to change this policy and change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and gravely affected by this. We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.


anonymous asked:

about hetalians... do you honestly hate them? a lot of them are nice and respect rules, but we're all judged by the bad apples. also, when you search in a tag, sometimes things w tags with that word in it show up. i'm not excusing tagging the actual country on purpose (that's unacceptable) but please, try not to judge us all as attention whores with piss-poor attitudes and no respect. that you, i hope you have a good day/night/evening/afternoon/morning/whenever you see this.

Is it possible to hate a group of people? Yes. Is it possible to hate every single member of the group without personally knowing them? No.

So no, we don’t hate all hetalians. We know that a lot of them manage to follow the rules and be respectful. We just hate the fact that there are people out there who belittle or make fun of our country, our culture and our history. And yes, we do hate these people.

Don’t feel offended if you’re a nice person and have never disrespected our country. We appreciate the fact that there are good shippers out there as well who try to call others out on their shit and don’t contribute to making fun of our country.

We are well aware that a post might still end up in the tag that way. But there have also been cases where a fandom post is tagged just as “estonia”. And that is incredibly annoying.

Good whatever time of the day to you as well.

Scumbag loses most of his friends and a job opportunity. Revenge is sweet.

There’s this Facebook group I’m part of. There are some close friends in there, that’s why I’m there. There are about 25 people in this group, five of which are good friends. The group plans all kinds of things; parties, friendly soccer tournaments, clubbing and whatnot. There’s this guy, let’s call him Steve. Steve thinks he’s the alpha male of the group. He uses performance enhancing drugs to be ‘a beast’ in the gym. This guy completely flipped out towards his sister on Facebook, because she expressed her concern towards his drug use. It was very verbal and extremely rude. He also stole an iPhone 5 last weekend, that’s Steve. I don’t know if any people in the Facebook group actually like him, but he’s there for most of our events. Now I have zero respect for a**holes like him, but one rotten apple in a group of 25 is not going to ruin anything for me, so I put up with it. He once hysterically laughed at me while working out at the gym because I was struggling. It was my first week. It demotivated me, but I started saving up towards revenge. This was about a year ago, fast forward to last week. He proudly links to a status update on Facebook, through the group. It’s an irrelevant update of him, containing the word 'cancer.’ It was something like “I had a cancer-hard workout this morning”. In our native language it sounds better, 'cancer’ is sometimes used as an adjective.

Some girl I don’t know commented on his status asking him why he had to use the word 'cancer’. He starts raging towards this girl, as per usual. He uses the word even more, because he is an alpha male of course. For no apparent reason he flips out completely.

The girl then states she is suffering from cancer for the second time. Even though I know this a**hole, I presumed he’d stop after that. He didn’t. He literally stated she might as well be dead and the cancer should ideally spread to her entire family.

He proudly links this to the entire group. There are mixed reactions, but most of the people think he crossed the line. The subject is dropped soon and everyone starts talking about something else. But I couldn’t leave it at that. I wanted revenge, for myself but especially for that poor girl with cancer. I took screenshots of his comments and saved them.

And friday, the perfect opportunity for revenge presented itself. He posted in the group that he was invited for a job interview at a local company. I’m not sure if I crossed the line with the following, but I stand by what I did. I printed out the screenshots onto paper, put them in an envelope, and sent them to the small business where he was to be interviewed for a job. I anonymously addressed them to the personnel manager.

He made another status this morning. When he showed up for the interview, the interviewer showed him the screenshots and told him this was no behaviour he’d tolerate in this business. Steve went batshit crazy again and he said he knew it had to be someone from the group. Many people laughed and that made him quit the group and unfriend everyone.

I’ve been smiling the entire day. That a**hole had it coming.

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Of Midnight Snacks And Tickle Fights

The thunder rained down on their ears and the rain thundered against their roof as Tina rinsed and dried off the apple she’d chosen for a late night snack.  She nibbled lightly at it as she picked her way through the kitchen, into the short hallway, and finally into the little bedroom.

A handful of papers were spread about at the foot of the bed, Newt pouring over them with a pencil in his mouth.  She leaned against the doorframe as she watched him trace the lines of a page looking for something that seemed to be eluding him, if the furrow of his brow was anything to go by.  He was still in his waistcoat, which was hopelessly wrinkled from him spending who knows how long stretched out on his stomach on the bed.  

He glanced up when the electric lights flickered and noticed his wife calmly munching her apple on the threshold.  

“That’s an odd place to eat a snack.”

“It’s a perfectly acceptable place to eat a snack.  Besides, I’m observing the elusive Newton Scamander in his natural habitat and if I ventured too close I might scare him off.”

“Ah, I see.  And have you learned anything of note?”

“Yes.  His feet are on the pillows,” she said, pushing herself away from the doorframe.

He chuckled, muttered an apology, and lifted his feet from the offending bedclothes.  He watched her as she strode purposefully around the bed to where he lay and promptly draped herself atop him as though he were a lounge chair.  She heard him let out a small ‘oof’ and felt him laugh beneath her.

“Is this my punishment?”

“Yes, you put your feet on the pillows then you become my pillow.”

“I don’t think I’d make a terribly comfortable pillow.”

“I’ll be the judge of that.”

“Suit yourself,” he said, reaching behind him in search of her ticklish spots.

“Okay, okay!” She giggled, rolling onto the empty space next to him.

He grinned down at her and kissed her temple before returning his attention to his notes.   For a few moments they lay shoulder to shoulder, quietly engaged in their respective tasks; Newt and his notes, Tina and her apple.  

With a sigh, he gathered up his pages into a neat stack before sending them floating towards the chair nestled in the corner.

“I’m too tired to make any more revisions tonight,” he said, rubbing his eyes before glancing at the fruit in Tina’s hand.  “Can I have a bite of that?”

She held it up to him and watched as he sunk his teeth in and tore off a rather large chunk.  She gaped.

“That was half my apple!”

“I’m sorry,” he chuckled, struggling to keep the piece in his mouth.  After a moment, he managed to swallow the bite.  “More came off than I was expecting.”

She gazed sadly at her snack for a moment before finishing it off and sending it chasing after Newt’s papers, where it landed in the wastebasket by the chair.  He leaned towards her until his forehead rested against hers, one hand rubbing circles on her back in silent apology.  She grinned and tilted his chin so that she could press a soft kiss to his lips, accepting the apology.

“Mm, tastes like apples,” he teased.

She snorted and poked him in the side.  He crumpled with a surprised laugh as her fingers found a particularly ticklish spot, her giggles joining his as she mercilessly exacted her revenge.  A struggle ensued as his hands scrambled after hers in an attempt to pry them from his person as well as turn the attack against her.  She yelped when suddenly she was the one being tickled, giggling and wiggling in turn.

Eventually, they exhausted from their game and lay in a tangle of limbs and breathless laughter that didn’t seem to want to stop.  Every time they seemed to get a handle on themselves, one of them would start up again, which would, of course, set the other one off as well.

With a loud clap of thunder, their lights flickered out.

“Hmm, I think we’re being given a sign that it’s time to go to bed,” he murmured into her hair.

“Oh, well, I suppose we would have to eventually,” she replied, snuggling up to him as she settled herself in for the night.

“No concern for the fact that our heads are where our feet should go and our feet are where our heads should go?”

“Not as long as you keep your feet off the pillows.”

He chuckled, pressing a few short, soft kisses to her forehead the way he did every night.  They murmured their good nights and sweet dreams to each other as the storm crankily blew itself out, leaving them in a comfortable blanket of darkness and a soft pattering of rain.  


There are two playlists that are on Spotify and Apple Music respectively (playlist on Spotify and playlist on Apple Music)


The Spotify playlist was made by NRK so it has every single song on the show, and it’s fancy and official! The Apple Music playlist was made by me and I have Apple Music Canada. I’m not really how it works, but you may not be able to access it because it’s Apple Music Canada. Also, some of the songs are missing because they are not in the Apple Music database.

I hope that you enjoy!!! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

I know it sounds silly but I HATE white store eggs

Store bought white chickens eggs just look ill to me. The brown ones aren’t quite as bad, but they always look too clean, too perfect, and when you crack them open they’re pale yellow inside.

I grew up with the warm brown eggs of our golden comets. They came in various shades, some with speckles, some big and some small. Our eggs were a rich orange, now I don’t like eating eggs period but they were far better than store bought ones.

We always knew which hen laid what egg. Nora always laid the best eggs, she was our astrolorpe, and her daughter Otter laid the worse ones! We think that Otter actually came from Lily’s egg because of her colors, but Nora was a good momma and would sit on any egg we put under her. Applebutter, my baby, would lay the most beautiful dark brown eggs you’ve ever seen, they were also pretty big too! She was a big hen herself, and probably the sweetest, while Sienna was the lead hen with Flo being her second in command, Apple was the one whom everyone respected but she never fought, and no one ever challenged her. She was always the first to make friends with the young hens.

We didn’t get hens who laid white or green eggs until later in my life, but they still always looked better than store bought eggs, more of a pearl like color instead, and still that healthy looking yolk.

I assume it’s mostly diet, why store eggs aren’t as nice, but it’s also probably care. All of ours had names that they responded to, they were all loved and treated with respect. They got to explore the world and eat all sorts of bugs, hang with their favorite hen cliques, sun bathe, dust bathe, they got yummy leftovers and private care when they weren’t feeling well. I wish all chickens were treated like that.

Lyall Lupin, who

  • played wizard chess with Remus while he was in bed after the moon
  • took Remus with him on cases for the Dept of Magical Creatures because Remus didn’t go out very often
  • who taught Remus about magical creatures, including respect and safety
  • instilled in Remus a firm love of apple pie a-la-mode, with the whipped cream just so
  • teaches Remus about opera. Remus hates when Lyall starts singing, but he does it in a cheesy way that makes his mother smile like “I don’t know you”, so Remus stays an endearing sort of quiet.
  • bought Remus a book of dragons that breathes smoke after Remus had a bad moon, hoping to cheer him up with a little knowledge of his favorite dragon: the Welsh Green.
  • cheers on the English Quidditch team, and Remus cheers on the Welsh team. They pretend to be rivals, but they laugh it all off.
  • who instilled in Remus the values of chivalry and trust
  • who was a proud father who needed to learn that it was okay to make mistakes and forgive himself
  • but who never took out his feelings about what happened That Night on Remus, because he loved his son more than anything
  • who misses carrying Remus on his shoulders
  • who enjoyed the occasional “don’t tell mom” night of watching tv very late with Remus and eating snacks
  • who pushed himself hard because he was insecure
  • who snapped sometimes because of his anxieties but who always apologized afterword
  • who fretted over Remus worse than Hope did, because It’s My Fault
  • who hesitated during large-scale moments but always made the right choice, like when he was so afraid of telling Remus the truth about why he was bitten
  • who has a minimal place in the backstory of his son, but who has a personality and an identity and is arguably a whole character who deserves not to be steamrolled
  • did not abuse his son
  • did not hate his son
  • did not abandon his son out of guilt
  • loved his son
  • was a good father
Coming Home Chapter 3 (Shalaska) - Jem

An: Hi y’all. I’m sorry for the wait I know I always say that but I’m sooo slow. Thanks for the beautiful feedback you have no idea how much it means to me. Let me know what queens you’d like to see, and if you want to see a Violet + ? Pairing.

Summary: Sharon gets a call from the school

Tw: mild transphobia, mild homophobic language

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Destiel Fan: Tries to ask a loaded, leading question, added with unnecessary personal details. Is booed by the crowd.

Jensen: Skips the question, pretends that he doesn’t hear it or genuinely doesn’t understand the question. Moves on. 

Destiel Fandom :He didn’t even answer the question, he was rude. He made her cry. The crowd was rude. Why can’t we talk about our sexual orientation in a convention about a supernatural show. All we need is a direct answer about bi!dean and destiel, dammit. Don’t queer-bait.

Destiel Fan: Asks a subtle, leading question about the nature of relationship between Dean and Cas. 

Jensen: Thoughtfully, thoroughly answers the question. Explains Dean’s thought process, casts new light on Dean and Cas relationship. Calls them kindred spirits but subtly denies the romantic angle. 

Destiel Fandom: Why did he try to deny the possibility of a secret relationship? He is so insecure. But he outright didn’t say it so there is still a chance. All we need is a direct answer about bi!dean and destiel, dammit. Don’t queer-bait.

Destiel Fan: Asks a pointed, leading question about the lack of bi!Dean and destiel on the show. Also cites one of the prominent arguments for bi!dean( Dean’s “crush” on Dr. Sexy) in her question. 

Jensen: Answers her directly, with clear, concise words. Tells not to mistake enthusiastic fan-boying to romantic interest. Sets the record straight (ha). Tell that “destiel doesn’t exist” in plain English. In conclusion, he doesn’t queer-bait, provides a decisive answer to put the matter to rest.

Destiel Fandom: Why is Jensen so rude? Why could’t he skip the question or answer positively. Why is he not gracious like Misha? Who is Jensen to talk about Dean? What does he know about Dean? We have studied Dean, we have psychoanalyzed Dean, we have written these gazillion essays on destiel and subtext. Jensen doesn’t know anything. He is so uncomfortable about gay ships, he must be against gay people. He is against LGBT rights. He is just this talent-less, straight white rich Texan.We don’t need him. Our ship will still become canon –the writers and Misha will save us all. 

P.S. :Not all destiel shippers are like this. There are many sane, respectful destiel shippers who love Jensen. But there are enough bad apples to justify the above write up.