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“We held hands. It’s funny, even at the height of our friendship, as guys, you’d never hold hands. I sat with him for a few hours when he was in treatment about 10 days from his death. We joked about things – just amusing, nutty stuff. It was good. It was like we were dreaming. He was my little baby brother, almost, because I’d known him that long”. - Paul McCartney talking about George’s death

“We held hands. It’s funny, even at the height of our friendship, as guys, you’d never hold hands. I sat with him for a few hours when he was in treatment about 10 days from his death. We joked about things – just amusing, nutty stuff. It was good. It was like we were dreaming. He was my little baby brother, almost, because I’d known him that long”.
- Paul McCartney 

We held hands. It’s funny, even at the height of our friendship - as guys - you would never hold hands.It just wasn’t a Liverpool thing. But it was lovely. I sat with him for a few hours when he was in treatment just outside New York. He was about 10 days away from his death, as I recall. He was very poorly. But it was lovely, really lovely, and the years just stripped back. We joked about things. One of the things I remember him saying, because he’d been moved from, like, Switzerland to a clinic in New York, and then to a clinic somewhere else - because you do, you sort of follow the treatment - and at one point he said (exasperated), ‘Can’t we just stop in one place?’ And I was going, 'Yeah! Let’s go to Speke Hall!’ It's an old Tudor tourist place in Speke [Liverpool], where me and George are from. 'We should go to Speke Hall.’ And he’s going, 'Oh, that’d be great…' Just amusing, nutty stuff. It was good. It was like we were dreaming. He was my little baby brother, almost, because I’d known him that long.
—  Paul McCartney in response to David Cavanagh’s question, “What was it like when you last saw [George Harrison]?”, Uncut, August 2008

“We held hands. It’s funny, even at the height of our friendship, as guys, you’d never hold hands. I sat with him for a few hours when he was in treatment about 10 days from his death. We joked about things – just amusing, nutty stuff. It was good. It was like we were dreaming. He was my little baby brother, almost, because I’d known him that long”.Paul McCartney talking about George’s death

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Recipe of the Day: Peach Streusel Slab Pie
It’s as simple as it gets, with an easy-to-make press-in dough that nixes the need for the rolling pin. Plus, it’s baked in a sheet pan, so there’s enough nutty, streusel-topped goodness for everyone.

CAVANAGH: What was it like when you last saw [George]?

PAUL: We held hands. It’s funny, even at the height of our friendship—as guys—you would never hold hands. It just wasn’t a Liverpool thing. But it was lovely. I sat with him for a few hours when he was in treatment just outside New York. He was about 10 days away from his death, as I recall. He was very poorly. But it was lovely, really lovely, and the years just stripped back. We joked about things. One of the things I remember him saying, because he’d been moved from, like, Switzerland to a clinic in New York, and then to a clinic somewhere else—because you do, you sort of follow the treatment—and at one point he said (exasperated), “Can’t we just stop in one place?” and I was going, “Yeah! Let’s go to Speke Hall!” It’s an old Tudor tourist place in Speke, where me and George are from. “We should go to Speke Hall.” And he’s going, “Oh, that’d be great…” Just amusing, nutty stuff. It was good. It was like we were dreaming.
—  Paul McCartney, interview w/ David Cavanagh for Uncut: The dark horse. (August, 2008)

anonymous asked:

Hey lovely! So Ive almost convinced my mum to allow me to become vegan! The only problem she has is, she is wondering where about I am going to get my fats from? We're do Vegans get their fats from? xx

Hi there! So nice to know that! :)

Here are some sources of fats that as vegans are essential on our diets. The following is a list from OneGreenPlanet:

1.  Seeds

Seeds are absolutely delicious accouterments to all sorts of stuff — salads, sweets, and breads — or just nice by the handful. Saviseeds are actually the highest source of omega-3 on the planet. That’s right — fatty fish, step aside. Also, following closely behind on the omega-3 bandwagon are super food celebrities like hemp and chia seeds. Even sunflower seeds, a good provider of monounsaturated fats, are on the list of fatty foods we should be eating.

Omega fats are a bit of a byword these days. The skinny on them is that we should try to have a balanced amount of omega-3 and omega-6, but that balance is horribly askew. What should be one-to-one is actually closer to one-to-fifteen, respectively, in the average person. In other words, the word omega doesn’t necessarily mean you should eat more.

2. Nuts

Nuts are probably the best thing going for straight up snacking. They are filling, unlike potato chips, and they are healthy, unlike potato chips. Nuts are a great source of vegan protein, but just as relevant, they are a plant-based gold mine in monounsaturated fats, thereby reducing the risk of heat disease. The top nutty providers of the good stuff are walnuts, almonds, and Brazil nuts.

In recent days, nuts are undergoing a fantastic reputation makeover. For too long have they been viewed as unworthy of our consumption, when, in fact, nuts are very healthy.

3. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is fantastic to cook with because not only does it have a distinctively delicious flavor, but it also handles whatever temperatures are thrown its way. The stuff can get hot and just keep on going. As for fats, it once was degraded for having high levels, but scientists have recently discovered that coconut oil is a great source of medium chain triglycerides, which turn to fuel in the liver and forgo stomach storage, unlike butter or — eww —lard.

Coconut oil has a unique combination of fats that has been found to be wildly nutritious. Check out this article, “10 Amazing Health Benefits of Coconut Oil,” for additional information.

4. Avocados

I had the privilege of working on an avocado farm for two years, and rarely do I tell someone that without an envious sigh of awe following. Avocados are simply delicious in whatever form they come: guacamole, the half shell, or even chocolate mousse. Yes, they’re fatty, but luckily for us avocado lovers, we can fall back on the old “good fat” argument. Avocados are packing monounsaturated, a healthy trait.

Don’t settle for just guacamole. Avocados are extremely versatile and can be used for salty sides as well as creamy desserts.

5. Cacao Nibs

The good news is out, and don’t ignore it: chocolate, when done right, is a health food. But not to deceive, cacao nibs are not the sugary, milk-laden candy bars separating check-out lines, but they are chocolate. Dark delicious chocolate, packed with anti-oxidants and, what’s that, good monounsaturated fat. That’s right, chocolate fights cancer and helps with cholesterol. It’s a great source of the fats and nutrients we need, but we just need to stop ruining it with our additions.

Check out this infographic on the benefits of raw cacao. It may just do more good than you realize.