put it in the fruit bowl

  • Godric: Guys, where should we put the kitchens?
  • Rowena: How about a little ridd-
  • Godric: Godamn it Rowena, the children are not answering riddles to get into a kitchen
  • Salazar: How about a nice simple door?
  • Helga: No, it'll be behind a painting of a fruit bowl
  • Rowena: Okay, fair enough but how-
  • Helga: You have to tickle the pear to get in
  • Godric: Tickle the pear...?
  • Helga: Yes
  • Salazar: Helga, in the nicest possible way, how high are you?
  • Helga: No Salazar, it's 'Hi, how are you'
  • Salazar: Oh Merlin

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007

Alexander McQueen’s collection titled “Sarabande” (the name of a Handel song that was played by a live chamber orchestra during the show) drew inspiration from artist and director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s 2001 film Still Life, which depicts a bowl of fruit that slowly rots away. McQueen described his mood at the time as “darkly romantic,” and he utilized fresh flowers because, simply, “they die.”

The finale piece of the collection, worn by model Tanya Dziahileva, was a nude silk organza gown covered in both silk and fresh flowers. As she walked, flowers began dropping off the dress, which while many thought was a clever symbol of decay, was actually an accident.

“We put [the fresh flowers] on just before she went out, and they started to fall off one by one as she walked. I remember people saying Lee timed it,” the label’s current creative director, Sarah Burton, told Vogue. “We had a laugh about that. It was an accident!”

Cocoa Cake

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 125g melted butter
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 75g cocoa powder
  • 500ml milk
  • pinch salt
  • strawberries, raspberries to serve

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 150°C. Butter and line a round regular cake tin. Place the egg yolks in a bowl with sugar and beat with a mixer until pale light yellow. Add melted butter and beat until fully incorporated. Put in flour, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt and beat until combined, then slowly pour in milk and keep beating until everything is fully combined.

In a separate bowl beat the eggs white until stiff and shiny. Using a spatula or a wooden spoon gently fold the egg whites into the batter. Be careful not to overmix, the batter should be very thin and still have lumps in it. Gently pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake the cake for 40-50 minutes until the top is baked and the cake jiggles just a bit. Allow the cake to cool completely, then dust with confectioners sugar and scatter fruits on top just before serving.

Bon Appétit!

Cookingland

Originally posted by thetaronblog

Prompt: “Have you looked in the bowl?”

Character: Eggsy Unwin (Suggested by anon)

Warning: N/A


“Love, have you seen my gun?” You looked up from where you were reading your book, to see Eggsy running about the house, pulling it apart essentially in search of his gun.

“Have you looked in the bowl?” The bowl itself was a nondescript  bowl that you put on a table in the hallway leading into your house, almost everything ended up there, keys, guns, glasses, the odd piece of fruit every now and then, a tie, and so forth. Typically in your house the first port of call was the bowl.

“No…”

“Check the bowl, honey.” You watched him walk off somewhat like a child who’d been embarrassed by his mother, a little smile on your face as you heard him thumping through the house. 

“Did you find it?!” You called out after a few moments knowing that he would have gotten to the bowl by that point and not hearing him stomp his way back through the house (he really did have the heaviest foot steps for a spy?!) you assumed he had either found it or was still looking.

“It was in the bowl!” Was called back and you felt a smug satisfaction at being right. You were always right. (Well not always, he did tend to beat you in trivial pursuit after all)

“I told you!”

She pulled the door back, and could see nothing but the tall and lean silhouette, backlit by the setting sun.

         Anakin shifted just a bit, blocking the rosy glow enough so that Padme could see his smile. He started to move in, but she held her ground. It wasn’t a conscious decision; she was simply entranced, for it seemed to her as if the sun was setting behind Anakin’s shoulders and not behind the horizon, as if he was big enough to dismiss the day. Orange flames danced about his silhouette, dulling the distinction between Anakin and eternity.

           Padme had to consciously remember to breathe. She stepped back and Anakin sauntered in, apparently oblivious to the wondrous moment she had just experienced. He was grinning mischievously, and for some reason she felt embarrassed.

           When she turned back, Anakin was already standing by the table, looking over the bowl of fruit and the settings Padme had put out. She watched him glance up at one of the floating light globes, its glow growing as the sunlight began to diminish outside. He playfully poked at it, seemingly oblivious that she, or anyone else, was watching him, and his smile nearly reached his ears as the globe bounced away from his touch, elongating the soft sphere of light.

          The next few moments of just watching Anakin were quite pleasant for Padme, but the next few after that, when he started looking back at her, his expression alternately playful and intense, proved more than a bit uncomfortable.

— 

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones by Robert Salvatore

I feel I need to tag @lisuli79 here

anonymous asked:

what do you usually put in your smoothie bowls? 🤗

Depends! For the base I always use either acai mix with some frozen fruits like bananas, strawberries, blueberries or I just do almond milk, ice, peanut butter, bananas and berries! For toppings I love granola, cacao chips, coconut chips, fruit, honey, peanut butter, almond butter etc! I always try to add in flax seeds + chia seeds!

It's so hard to be healthy

Especially when all I feel like doing is starve starve starve. I really wish I could be like other people and just not care if I eat a whole bowl of cereal in the morning or not care about eating a whole fruit.
Everything I put in my mouth makes me feel like such a failure like if I hadn’t given in so many times I would’ve been at my goal weight years ago but now I’m just stuck here between binges and bouts of anger and self hatred because I can’t even starve myself right

Crafts and Creations: Samhain: Soul Cake Recipes

Originally posted by r0llcake

1. Pie Crust Soul Cakes

You’ll Need:

  • A refrigerated roll-out pie crust
  • 2 Tbs. melted butter
  • 1 C mixed dried fruit
  • 2 Tbs honey

Instructions: 

  • Roll out the pie crust and cut it into circles. 
  • Use the circles to line a tin of muffin cups. 
  • Mix the butter, fruit and honey together. 
  • Scoop the fruit mixture into the pastry shells.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. 
  • Allow to cool for about ten minutes before eating.

2. Quickie Shortbread Soul Cakes

You’ll Need:

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 4 Tbs sugar
  • 1 ½ C flour

Instructions:

  • Cream together the butter and sugar. 
  • Use a flour sifter to add the flour to the bowl, and mix until it’s smooth. 
  • Divide the dough into two parts, and shape each half into a flat circle about half an inch thick. 
  • Put them on an un-greased baking sheet (baking stones are really nice for this) and poke lines with the tines of a fork, making eight separate wedges in each cake. 
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until light brown at 350 degrees.

3. Buttery Soul Cakes

You’ll need:

  • Two sticks butter, softened
  • 3 ½ C flour, sifted
  • 1 C sugar
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg & saffron
  • 1 tsp each cinnamon & allspice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp malt vinegar
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions: 

  • Cut the butter into the flour with a large fork. 
  • Mix in the sugar, nutmeg, saffron, cinnamon and allspice. 
  • Lightly beat eggs, and add to flour mixture.
  • Add malt vinegar. 
  • Mix until you have a stiff dough. 
  • Knead for a while, then roll out until ¼" thick. Use a floured glass to cut out 3" circles. 
  • Place on greased baking sheet 
  • Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. 
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar while the cakes are still warm.

4. Irish Cakes

You’ll need:

  • 4 C flour
  • 1 pkt active dry yeast
  • 1 C milk
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • ½ tsp each cinnamon & salt
  • ¾ C sugar
  • ½ C lemon zest
  • 1 ¼ C golden raisins

Instructions:

  • Cream yeast with 1 tsp sugar & 1 tsp milk, let it get frothy
  • Blend flour, spices, & salt together, then cut in butter. 
  • Add the rest of the sugar to the flour mix and blend. 
  • Add milk & beaten egg onto the yeast mixture; combine with flour mixture. 
  • Beat until stiff.
  • Fold in raisins and zest, cover with a damp cloth and let rise. 
  • Divide in two 
  • Place each half in greased 7" round pan. 
  • Cover, let rise again for 30 minutes. 
  • Bake 1 hour at 400 degrees.

Have Fun Baking!!

Blessed Be

)o(

*~*~*~STUDY BREAK SNACKS~*~*~* (art by maria-putri ✨) 


apple chips
- preheat oven to 225 F
- slice apples as thin as possible
- sprinkle some cinnamon/cinnamon sugar on the apples (optional)
- (works best on a baking rack) place on tray and put in over for 1-2 hrs (you might need to cook them for longer depending on the thickness of your chips!)

sweet crispy roasted chickpeas
- preheat oven to 375 F
- rinse and drain chickpeas
- place chickpeas on baking tray and bake for about 45min - 1 hr
- in a bowl, mix olive oil, honey, and cinnamon sugar (you can eyeball the measurements and change it to your personal preference)
- once the chickpeas are dry, put them into the bowl that holds the sweet sauce and mix it all in. 
- once you are done coating the chickpeas, place them back in the oven for 10 mins

savory crispy roasted chickpeas
- follow the sweet crispy roasted chickpeas but replace the sauce with olive oil, sriracha, and garlic powder

frozen yogurt berries
- take a spoon and dump your yogurt yogurt into your mold (you can use an ice tray)
- add berries into your mold (i like blueberries, raspberries, and black raspberries)
- freeze!

apple sandwiches
- core your green apple and red apple (it’s okay if you only have one kind)
- cut the apples! semi-thick so the slices are durable
- add nutella (or peanut butter!) on one side of the apple slice
- sprinkle on some oats on top of the spread
- sandwich them together!

avocado toast
- toast your choice of bread
- in a bowl mush your avocado
- once the toast is finishes, spread your mushed avocado on the bread
- squeeze a bit of lemon onto the toast + avocado and sprinkle chili and pepper!

ants on celery
- take celery sticks and spread peanut butter on the inside
- place raisins (or choco chips!) on top of the peanut butter spread

banana bee smoothie
- 1 cup of milk (low fat)
- 1 cup of non-fat greek yogurt
- tbsp of honey (OR MORE)
- 1 ripe banana
- handful of blueberries
- pinch of cinnamon!
- BLEND

sweet apple banana smoothie (my fav ✨)
- 1 sliced apple (preferably any sweet apple)
- 1 ripe banana
- a tbsp honey
- 1 cup of low fat milk
- a pinch of cinnamon sugar
- BLEND

messy simple fruit bowl
- 1 sliced ripe banana
- a handful of blueberries
- place fruits into a bowl and drizzle with honey on top

o’fruity rice cakes!
- spread peanut butter onto ricecake
- place sliced fruit on top (you can use bananas, strawberries, blueberries, etc)
- drizzle with honey (optional)

references: college snacks, todd, robin, eva

Bad Lip Reading: High School Musical sentence starters
  • It’s funny how things happen.
  • I just ate a peanut.
  • Gross, you’re so smiley.
  • I thought I could feel a bug.
  • For all I know you could be a horrible evil psycho.
  • I’m cool. I’m like a cool bomb.
  • Oh no, dude, are you bored?
  • Check out one of these bowls that I found in the dollar fun section!
  • There you go, like a lot of people, just… being judgey.
  • I need cheesy sandwiches and a gummy fruit.
  • Now you owe me fifteen bucks for your doo-doo and shenanigans.
  • Why are worms on me?
  • Wait, are you a simpleton?
  • My friends think I’m just normal, but I’m really the pretzel king.
  • I like when they put glitter on these signs, I wanna do that.
  • I put fruit in a basket, and it was dope.
  • I think you have a spoiled roach in your shoe.
  • Do you hear that? Wow. That’s a baby sheep.
  • I’m your new friend now.
  • I talked to that new girl, and, um, I was really weird around her.
  • I’m pretty sure you got a problem walking. You need a scooter.
  • Basketball, basketball! We love basketball!
  • Wow, my feet are so raw!
  • Why must I just… dance?
  • This is my best dance, and I can do this, now.
  • Now don’t run away from me, okay?
  • Hey, did I tell you I’m a rodent?
  • Can I pinch your shrimps?
  • It looks like you ate a twenty-six-year-old man.
  • Looks like you’re looking for something.
  • I haven’t lost anything. Though, I’d like a bike pump.
  • Hand: I gave it to you so you could hold it.
  • Ooh, you’re quite a special bear.
  • Can you play piano? Like the bear at the mall?
  • That dog took my leaf.
  • I’m sure there were always rabbits inside of me.
  • I think your feet stank so much, like corn.
  • I’ve never had someone gross me out like you do.
  • Don’t go get a big fork and fix the ceiling fan, ‘cause that could ruin the fork.
  • Well, missed class now.
  • Work on your rhythm.
  • And that’s how I ended up in the talent show.
  • And then it hit me like a ton of pounds.
  • I know you’re a robot, and the secret’s safe with me.
  • I’d never been very good with electronics, but this I could handle.
  • This could cause nightmares in the night.
  • Let’s go bang on furniture!
  • Y’all, burping is my passion.
  • Oh, no, nuh-uh, that’s a no-no!
  • That’s nasty, like tuna on a stick!
  • I’m just trying to be human now.
  • Could you ever forget that you’re totally a mischievous android and you have to run on batteries?
  • You never drank that milk.
  • Hey, you guys should clap.
  • Take this. You’ll want it. It’s pretty cool.
  • Okay, today I wanna show you this really old laptop.
  • You look like a human, but that is not what you are.
  • Guys, can I have some water?
  • Why don’t you just tell us about the girl? Is she an alien?
  • She wanted my cat, and I think she stole him.
  • We’d have to find a dungeon first. Do they even still have them now?
  • Do all robots cry this much?
  • I heard what you just said to all your little boyfriends.
  • I saw a beaver jogging over the top of that dune.
  • I wrote that for you. It’s about us.
  • If we leave now, we can still make the talent show.
  • I am about to drink from the popular cup.
  • Don’t start it without me!
  • I can’t do it. Not when all these people are scared of me.
  • Remember the night we first met?
  • Move those feet, girl, come on.
  • I want a monkey friend.
  • Can you feel the breeze today?
  • I don’t have any pockets.
  • I already know what’s gonna happen that weekend.
  • We bought a new ficus, and the old one is just sitting in the house, and it gets in the way.
  • I forgot to add on the “Wheeeee!”
  • We were definitely the worst act that night, and we came in last place.
  • Every now and then I feel like scratching.
  • All I really need are apples and lasagna.
  • I have a vacant stare ‘cause I’m a robot.
  • I bet your toes are strong!
  • Don’t stare into the sun or else your eyes will burn and drip some goo.
  • Come on, let’s have some fun!
  • In my village we have Daryl, Daryl the pony.
  • Why’d you insist on kissing that clown?
  • I’m running weird!

jessicanjpa  asked:

What does Caius like to draw? How does his drawing reflect his... lovely moods?

(I mentioned in one of my answers that I imagine Caius’ hobby to be art. Just wanna add that this definitely isn’t canon; I’m 95% sure that SM would say that his favourite pastime is downvoting pictures of adorable puppies online.)

Honestly, the subject-matter of Caius’ drawings is usually ordinary. Lots of architecture and skulls-and-fruit-bowls and sketches of people he sees. His technique is way more innovative than the actual themes of his work. (It’s amazing how good you can get at portraiture when your model is Sulpicia, and she’ll probably kill you if you make her look anything less than excellent.)

When Caius gets in a mood and starts having too much fun with the apocalyptic imagery, Athenodora is pretty good at making him put down the red paint and go outside for a bit. So that’s nice. It’s not like the Volturi really have room in their home for more disturbing artwork.

Recipe: Rhubarb Pie

Description: Mmm, tangy and sweet! 

Game ingredients: Rhubarb, Wheat Flour, Sugar

This recipe restores 215 energy and 86 health. It can be obtained from Marnie and sells for 400g. 

Difficulty: Easy, 1 and ½ hours. Serves 6.

I used Siberian rhubarb from my garden for this recipe. The strawberries were not from my garden, sadly. 

Filling:
-1 ½ cups sugar
-4 cups fruit (rhubarb and strawberries)
-3 tablespoons cornstarch
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon nutmeg
-1 tablespoon margarine

Crust:
-2 cups flour
-2/3 cup cold butter
-1 teaspoon salt
-6 or 7 tablespoons water
-milk and sugar (optional)

Slice the strawberries into 2 or 3 chunks, depending on size, and cut the rhubarb into 1.5 inch pieces. 

In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and nutmeg. Add the fruit and toss to combine, then put it off to the side. 

In another medium bowl, combine the flour and the salt, and then cut in the butter with a pastry blender until it resembles coarse crumbs. 

Add the water one tablespoon at a time and stir with a fork to combine until it forms a dough. Separate it into two equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, place down a ball of dough and roll it out with a rolling pin. 

Once the dough has been flattened out, transfer it into the pie dish and carefully pat it into place. Cut the edges all the way around with a knife to remove excess dough. 

Pour the filling into the pie and dot it with margarine (take small amounts of margarine and place them on the filling in various places for even distribution). Take the second ball of dough and repeat the process with the first ball, and place it over the filling carefully to cover the whole pie. 

Cut off the excess dough, this time leaving a bit extra on the edge. The extra dough will be tucked under edge of the pie plate to hold it in place. Cut slits in the centre of the pie to allow steam to escape. You can use the excess dough to create designs to decorate the pie if you like. 

Once it’s ready, you can brush milk on to the dough with a pastry brush and sprinkle sugar on top. 

Bake in a 375°F oven for 45 minutes or til done. Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving. 

Tangy and sweet describes this pie pretty well. The crust is nice and flaky and the filling is very tasty.

-SVR

Demon of Suburbia (closed AU)

Ciel groaned as his alarm clock screeched at him to wake up. He swatted at it and finally silenced it. He took a moment to curl a little closer into the warmth and cloud-like comfort of his bed, his back resting against his boyfriend’s chest.

 After a few minutes, he groaned and heaved himself out of bed. He wrapped himself in his robe and sighed heavily as he trekked downstairs to feed the cats and dog and turned on the coffee maker. He made himself and Sebastian some coffee. He put out some cereal, bowls and milk, and was about to eat when he looked at himself in the reflection of the sliding glass door that lead to their perfectly landscaped lawn and tastefully decorated patio. 

“Oh fuck, I need to shower…” He groaned and stood up and grabbed a sticky note and wrote:

‘hey babe, in the shower, help yourself to fruit and cereal’.

He walked up and took the hallway entrance to their master bathroom, so he didn’t wake the other, and turned on the water.

cont. | @shina-mizushima

That he was only being given half her attention grated finely on his nerves. Shen stood with his back to her, glancing back to her for just a moment as he pulled lychees off their stems and put them in a bowl.

“…really. So, say… someone risked their life for you. Perhaps even… gave their life for you. You wouldn’t feel… at least some measure of obligation? It’s all conscious desire with you?”

12. D A T E 

Dorothy rings out her hair carefully, blotting away the water from the bath as she moves into the living area of the farmhouse. Lucas glances up to her through long lashes and she gives him a soft smile, “Waiting for me?”

He sits up a little straighter at the table, arms folded, “I could be.” He hums, “I made breakfast.”

“Oh?” She muses softly, “It’s like a date.” 

“A date.” He repeats the word softly and she smiles wide nodding before taking residence in his lap to pluck at the fruit he’s put in the bowl in front of him. 

14 Drabbles To Valentine’s Day

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Keeping cool can be tricky when you’re coated in thick insulating feathers, help your feathered friends cool down with some of these activities!

  • Allow access to a shallow dish of cold water (most heat escapes from their feet and beak, getting their feathers wet can trap heat let them walk around in cool water to help cool down)
  • Put perches or cushions in the freezer to cool them
  • Feed them some homemade sugar-free fruit popsicles 
  • Put ice cubs in water bowls, frequently check if they’re thirsty by placing them on to the dish
  • Tie an ice pack to the wall of the cage, place something chewable between the bars and the ice pack so the bird can’t chew the ice pack.  The ice pack will cool the bars and air around them. 
  • Offer frozen berries
  • Provide water-rich foods such as fruits or lettuces to ensure they’re getting enough fluids
  • Make cold fruit juices (no added sugars)
  • Supply daily bathing opportunities
  • Have a fan blowing out the mesh-covered window to draw hot air out, keep inside doors open to allow for more air circulation
  • Close the blinds if there’s direct sunlight

Also read up on the signs of heat stroke and immediate care response! Take care and keep cool!

My Personal Meal Plan

So I have had a few questions about meal plans as well workout plans so I decided to post what my daily meals usually look like :)

Breakfast:
Spinach Omelette
1 Whole Grapefruit
1 cup of green tea

Snack:
1 protein bar

Lunch:
1 cup of Brown Rice
Chopped Chicken Breast
Steamed Asparagus

Snack:
Bowl of Mixed Fruits
(Watermelon, Pineapples, kiwi etc..)

Dinner:
Chicken Salad
(I usually put corn, black beans, lettuce, cucumber, red peppers, stripped chicken breast, shredded cheese)
1 cup of Green Tea


During this, I drink at least 2-3 litres of water.

myclockisbroken  asked:

How do you get your birds to eat fruit?

Persistence.
Generally apple is one fruit they never turn down - I’ve never heard of a bird who dislikes apple!!!
Try chopping, grating, slicing, placing it around the cage. Put some pellets or seeds in the same bowl with the fruit and try introducing everyday.
Birdie bread could be another way.

Eating the fruit with them helps stem curiosity too.

A few fruits other than apple you can try is banana, pear, kiwi fruit, pomegranate. Seedy fruits seem to be a hit. Just ABSOLUTELY NO APPLE SEEDS, NO Pear seeds, NO Stonefruit seeds (peach, plum, nectarines etc)

ALWAYS, always triple check if its edible for youe parrot before giving a new food especially fruit with seeds!!!

Goodluck :)