so us a flavour

drinking coffee while dreaming of tea

you taste like cold coffee
like coffee i couldn’t finish the morning
but coffee that was too good to throw away

you taste so bitter, so strong
no amount of sugar could tame you
yet, i find myself pouring in the sweetest of the sweets
but you are cold, so sweetness doesn’t melt

i drink you in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and you follow me into late nights
you keep me awake and you keep me wishing i was asleep
and i got so used to your flavour that black tea now seems sweet

one day, i’ll make myself a cup of tea.
a cup of hot green tea.
but until then i’ll go make another coffee for myself.

Rest Day Sunday

I worked yesterday, and then I met with my lovely husband in the city. It just goes to show how much my tastes have changed over the years, as even though he had bought us a chocolate voucher, I did not feel like chocolate at all. I just didn’t want it. It was too rich, it was too sugary, it was just too much. I’m so used to that ‘healthy cacao’ flavour type of chocolate now, that real sugary chocolate just tastes weird. 

I could barely drink the soy mocha, as it was almost like a syrup consistency. I understand yeah chocolate decadence and all that but it was just difficult to drink. Thanks to bae for thinking of something nice to do though. <3 I think I’ve just turned into a savoury person! I tried Chilli Lime Tortilla crisps last night and honestly I enjoyed those a lot, I could have eaten a lot more of those! 

I think after years and years of trying to control sweets cravings, it’s finally kicked in and I don’t actually crave them so viciously anymore. I’d rather go some hot chips. 

Today is Monday, start of a new week with endless possibilities. I have new exercise leggings coming tomorrow and I’m trying to find a nice tasting vegan protein powder. I’m going to absolutely crush a big workout today because it’s weigh in day tomorrow! I don’t feel lighter ~ 

I updated my exercise ipod yesterday so i don’t keep hearing the same songs over and over, that has been a continuing frustration. Update your music everyone! It will invigorate your workouts! 

My goal this week was simply to be under 60kgs/132lbs (as a reference, I am 160cm tall/5′3″). Last week I was flat 60. So even 59.9 I’d be happy with. However if I am not, or I’m slightly over, I have two weeks before my next weigh in, so I have time to make it up. 

Let’s be honest here: Mercutio is tumblr’s baby. If there was a poll on favourite Shakespeare characters, he’d win by a landslide. So we had to make a cocktail for him, but we were also very specific about what we wanted to make it suit the character. It had to contain enough hard alcohol to put you in insta-party mode, but it also had to be pretty damn sweet. It had to give off a joyful and incredibly queer vibe while being colourful as fuck. We pondered and pondered, and then it hit us. Now we proudly present: The Mercutio.

Ingredients:

  • Pomegranate juice (red)
  • Apricot juice (orange)
  • Mango juice (yellow)
  • Woodruff syrup (green)
  • Powerade “Mountain Blast” sports drink (blue)
  • Blackcurrant juice (purple)
  • Rhubarb juice (pink)
  • 2 cl vodka
  • 2 cl Bacardi Razz
  • 4 cl Cointreau

Preparation:

Make ice cubes from the various different juices; obviously you can use different flavours so long as the colours match up, but these go well together. (Handy hints: the woodruff syrup needs to be mixed with water, but not too much, else it will turn out turquoise rather than green; the blackcurrant juice works best when mixed with a bit of Powerade and a bit of water, to become more purple rather than dark purple-red; if you don’t like Powerade, Curaçao is an alternative for the blue bits.)

Stack the ice cubes in a tall glass so that they make a rainbow (i.e. in the order they’re given above). Top up with the alcohol - pre-chilled, ideally, so that the ice takes longer to melt. Ta-daah! Drinkable, alcoholic rainbow. Go crash a Capulet party with your boyfriend and the Montacrew.

donnakooijthings  asked:

i'm 5'4, 117 lbs, and trying to lose some weight! how much water should i drink each day?

Firstly, your current weight for your height is lovely, so don’t try to lose too much or you might become ill. However, in terms of water consumption i recommend 2 litres/day. A way I make sure I drink enough is by having a huge cup and putting something I like in it, like cucumbers and lemon (my fave) to give it a little flavour, and use a straw so you can absentmindedly sip while doing other things. Hope this helps!

Upcoming animated short film

A short film I’ve been working on, Johanne, is nearing completion. If you like cartoons, pseudohistorical settings, or faint glimpses of an exceptionally large cat, go follow the project’s new blog @johanne-animation!

I can’t tell you much about the film yet (spoilers!) but the blog’ll be updating a couple times per week with stuff like concept art, promo sketches, and backgrounds. So if you’re interested in the sort of work I do professionally, check that out.

However, if you’d prefer your Johanne updates written by someone thoroughly confused by Twitter, go watch me take over our studio’s account at DragonbeeStudio.

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Strawberry Coconut Torte

Are you familiar with the feeling when there is no real occasion for a cake, but you feel there should be? I have opted to call this phenomenon ‘cake emptiness’ (with a slight nod to the Manics). It’s a particularly common on Fridays. I know I cannot be the only sufferer, because on Friday my mother sent me an email asking if I was going to bake something for the weekend. Of course I only have to see the word 'bake’ followed by a question mark, and I will start thinking of recipes. At first, she asked for something with mango, but then my sister was adamant they taste like grass and said she would not eat the cake. 

So, I went for the safer option of coconut and strawberries -  the fact that coconut is a recurring ingredient in my cakes is partly thanks to the fact that my sister is a supertaster (or picky eater in normal English). I came across a nice recipe with the two ingredients: a cake with coconut mousse and strawberry jam. But hey, I thought, why not switch it around and turn it into a strawberry mousse with coconut jam instead? I made the jam by mixing 75 gr of shredded coconut with a can of coconut milk, and boiled it down until it had thickened. I turned off the heat after half and hour an added white chocolate and and a few tablespoons of coconut liqueur, stirring it in until it had dissolved. I spread the jam on the cake base and made alternate layers of coconut and strawberry mousse.

Even though I rarely use strawberry in baking (except for fresh strawberries) I was pleasantly surprised at the sheer deliciousness of strawberry mousse. I think my low expectations of anything strawberry flavoured is due to the strawberry yogurt, ice cream, and sweets I consumed as a child. Personally, I feel strawberries should get a protective status and the food industry should be prohibited from using strawberry on packaging, so as to finally separate artificially flavoured strawberry garbage from the real thing. They simply need to invent another name, such as 'starberries’. In Dutch, strawberries are affectionately nicknamed zomerkoninkjes - little summer kings - whereas their common name aardbei doesn’t sound half as appetising. So for my part, the food industry can keep using aardbei, while we continue to use their cute nickname. Problem solved!

anonymous asked:

i think im starting to stan and love jungkook. it was after i played that damn visual novel demo 💕

ive said it before im ill say it again, i feel like everyone eventually stans guk at some point like hes irresistible 

Anonymous said:
Jk has the softest lip he been using some bomb ass lipgloss 💦💦💦💦

i knooow damn wtf his lips r always so soft n plush looking i bet he uses bubblegum flavoured lip scrubs tbh

In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall be not dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night!

Galadriel, Lady of Light, painted in my sketchbook tonight as a return to Tolkien-flavour stuff. I used to do so much of it! It’s coming back. (Done in gouache and coloured pencils.)

anonymous asked:

How about them as waiters? ;)

 Thank you for requesting! working!au waiters! Have fun reading and have a good day/night! ;)

Jinhwan

  • one of the best waiters there
  • worked there the longest 
  • he knows how to work the tills as well and is sometimes asked if he is the boss
  • “who me, no!”
  • but inside he’s like “YES IT IS!!”
  • he handles complaints well
  • actually people are kinda scared to complain to him
  • that smile hides a completely different person
  • he like it initiate conversions too
  • kids love him
  • “hello, who’s this princess? oh it’s the birthday princess!”
  • he makes the other guys bring out the birthday cake whilst he serenades them happy birthday
  • if it is someone he don’t likes birthday, he makes them stand on their chair whilst the whole restaurant sings them happy birthday
  • “happy birthday to you” :)))

Yunhyeong

  • often mistaken as a cleaner
  • “THATS BECAUSE I HAVE TO CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR SHIT BOBBY”
  • when he is doing his real job, he is super friendly and will start conversations
  • “you guys having a great time?”
  • he is that guy who is at your table every 10 minutes asking if everything is fine
  • you could be sipping water
  • and he’ll be like “how is everything??”
  • and you’re like “the water is fine”
  • he’s only trying to get them tips
  • trying to emulate chanwoo and how he gets tips but for some reason??
  • for some reason he’s pretty popular with old ladies
  • “hello m’am! how are you”
  • he reminds them of a grandson they never had
  • when he isn’t serving he’s probably practising his “how is the food” from the others

Bobby

  • actually applied as the chef position
  • was rejected for reasons his food was inedible
  • likes to rap about the food that he’s got like
  • “here’ the ravioli, the chicken and the macaroni”
  • he doesn’t write the orders properly and scribbles them down
  • the chef can’t read his handwriting so he has to explain it
  • “and table 103 wanted the vegetarian burger”
  • “bobby, you drew the word tree”
  • he loves food so much he has to control himself when people order his favourite food
  • “omygod… uUUUUHH”
  • when it’s his break he normally asks nicely for a free meal from the chef
  • “pls, i am hungry”
  • for punishments, he has to take the meats from the freezer with chanwoo
  • actually uses them to work out his arm muscles
  • spills things often

Hanbin

  • also mistaken for a cleaner 
  • “I SWEAR TO GOD BOBBY”
  • seemingly grumpy waiter
  • “do you want ketchup with that…”
  • grumpy waiter is grumpy
  • but really it’s cause he wants more to life that serving casserole
  • think of the money hanbin who’s gonna pay those bills
  • he is rather blunt and can be seen as rude
  • is jealous of the kids who order ice cream cake and always asks the chef for a piece at the end of his shift
  • recently, teenage girls in big group want him to serve them
  • “it’s that really hot grumpy guy”
  • he secretly likes the attention he gets from them
  • keeps up this image to gain a following
  • people complain about him but he’s a good hardworker
  • when the boss is out, he is in charge
  • “rIGHT GUYS” :))
  • only time he is happy is bossing others around

Donghyuk

  • knows the menu off by heart
  • you old ask him “ what’s in the burger”
  • and he ll be like “ the patty is made from ground beef grass fed,”
  • “oh okay, thank you and what’s in the-”
  • “ the pasta is whole grain with pesto and pine nuts drizzled with”
  • he also memorized all the allergy cautions as well
  • “that has been made with peanuts, I am sorry”
  • also lowkey snarky when people complain about food (surprisingly)
  • “this onion soup has too much onions”
  • outside he’s like “okay, I’ll take it back”
  • but inside he’s like “bITCH ITS FREAKING ONION SOUP”
  • he is really passionate about food as he dreams of going to culinary school, so he can mix together flavours to complex for us to comprehend

Junhoe

  • that waiter who writes down the orders really unenthusiastically
  • “welcome…. what would you like to drink?“
  • he looks 120% done with the world and it’s only lunch
  • because he’s tired af (from perfecting his hair or something)
  • accidentally writes down the wrong order
  • you’re like ” Um, I ordered this with no tomatoes”
  • he’ll stand their for 5 minutes before realizing
  • “oh shit I am so sorry!” bows 864 times
  • sometimes sneaks a fry in his mouth from customers he doesn’t like
  • when he has the time, he takes naps in the storage room
  • he really tries his best to look good for his job
  • he might not be the best waiter
  • bUT HE TRIES
  • instagrams his meals

Chanwoo

  • cute little waiter who always tries his best to make customers happy
  • “ah yes, it’s very tasty”
  • smiles loads and is just generally a happy spirit
  • every knows that cute kid who works there
  • can carry up to five plates at once (it’s his long arms)
  • “chanwoo can you go up and get the new orders on potatoes”
  • he’s a waiter, but also general muscle who carries things like boxes and frozen meat
  • “hyung, the meat is leaking all on my shirt”
  • if someone is rude to him he might take a bite of their food in the back (junhoe taught him that)
  • normally does day shifts
  • that guy who gets the most tips
  • employee of the month
  • for 8 months straight

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 Dara:  “Ok~!!! Now I know the way~ ^_^ Computer Illiterate escape~?!

Anyway!!! Really without notice bbang bbang~ This happened, so embarrassing?! First surprise flavour “The Two of Us” Revealed~ ^_^

And we have a lot to show really!!! You have to find out if I did a show a lot in this drama “We Broke Up” ~~ Gonna be fun and happy hours right. Perhaps this few weeks will give you fun and a lot of happiness!!! This is not even an underground program, why its done hastily!!! Dropped by to give bonuses~!! To put off the tension~
PS. This photo was taken from delivered selcas from Blackjack zone. Later I have to confirm  from blackjack zone and check out if the selca was taken well~~~ >.<“

Translated by Hannah (WeLoveDara)
Screencaps by NOKIOv

Nate Maloley imagine

“Mummy come on” my four year old calls, running through the house to grab my hand and attempt to pull me to the door
“I’m on my way calm down baby, where’s daddy??” I ask, smiling down at my little girl
“I’m right here, who’s ready for ice cream?” Nate says picking up Lily and spinning her around
“Me!” She calls through her giggles and screams, a smile breaking onto my face as I watch the two most important people in my life smiling and laughing together, enjoying every minute of their lives.
“Stop you’re going to make her throw up” I say with a light laugh, moving over and gently placing my hand on Nate’s arm to get him to stop
“Okay boring pants, come on babies lets go get some ice cream” Nate says, taking our daughter in his arms and carrying her out to the car as I follow behind, locking the door before climbing into the passenger seat
“Mummy can you put some music on?” Lily says from the back of the car
“Of course baby, what do you want to listen to?” I ask, turning slightly in my seat so that I could see her
“Frozen!” She calls with a laugh
“Okay anything for you baby” I said smiling at her excitement, finding the soundtrack on my phone and plugging it into the aux cord and blaring ‘Do You Want To Build A Snowman”, listening to the opening few notes before Lily begins to sing loudly along to the song
“She’s actually the cutest kid in existence” Nate said to me, linking his fingers with mine, laying our hands on my thigh 
“I think every parent says that about their child, but I definitely agree with you, we made a cute one” I said laughing, lightly playing with his fingers
“Do you ever think about giving her a sibling?” I said quietly, not wanting Lily to hear and either get excited or kick off
“Yeah I do, but I think this is a talk we need to have when the little one is asleep” Nate says with a chuckle and a wink before putting his attention back onto the road
“Mummy can you change it to ‘Let It Go’ now?” Lily asks me, clearly bored with her current song choice 
“Okay baby, but this is the last song before we get to the ice cream shop” I say clicking the skip button on my phone until I reach the song.
~
“We’re here baby” Nate says, parking the car and turning off the engine
“YAY ICE CREAM” Lily calls, wiggling around in her car seat trying to get out
“Calm down sweetie, let me get you out” I say to her before I slide out of my seat and go to her door, unlocking her seat belt and lifting her out onto the sidewalk 
“You guys ready?” Nate asked, locking the car as we take a few steps away
“I am! I am!” Lily called, pulling harder on Nate and I’s hands forcing us to move faster 
“Okay, so Lily what flavour do you want?” I ask, picking up my daughter and allowing her to look through the glass counter at all of the ice cream flavours
“Can I have chocolate please mummy?” Lily says
“Yes you can, well done for asking so politely” I say kissing her cheek and handing her over to Nate so that I can get all of our orders
“Go sit down, I’ll bring everything over in a minute” I say pecking Nate on the lips and moving over to the server
“You have such a cute family” The girl says, causing me to smile and look over at my perfect little family laughing in the corner
“Damn straight I do” I say, looking at the glass and picking out our ice creams. The perfect way to spend our perfect day.

anonymous asked:

would levi be willing to share his tea secrets,, i never get the timing right and end up with a really weak or really strong brew. and of course i end up burning myself,,

Tea loves oxygen – it helps the flavour develop, so always use freshly drawn cold water in the kettle.
Make sure your pot is clean.
Warm the pot by swirling a small amount of boiled water in it.
For black tea, only pour on freshly boiled water and do not over-boil it.
For green tea, always use the water just at the boil.
One teaspoon of loose tea per person and one teaspoon for the pot is about right, but add as much or as little to make it to the strength you like.
Some people believe that sugar masks the flavours in tea. Why not try a fruit tea if you prefer a sweeter taste?
A tea cosy extends the brewing time and can make the tea bitter and stewed. A removable infuser or teabags can help to get round this problem. allow the teabag to brew for two and a half to three minutes. This allows the flavour to fully develop.

Some of the “highlights” from the budget:

  • Ooh, a “Living Wage”! Granted, it isn’t actually related to the Actual Living Wage. And won’t offset the cuts in tax credits either. So about as useful as a cock flavoured lollipop.
  • Receive Education Support Allowance (to help you access education, given the extra costs you might incur due to your disability)? Snip, snip.
  • If you leave school at 18, you will have to work for 7 years before even being paid the “living wage”
  • But if you want to go on to university and have the audacity to be poor, there is no more grant funding to help- you get an extra helping of student debt, instead.
  • An unemployed couple with children, living outside London, will see their net income fall by 28% in real terms over the next 5 years due to the benefit cap, according to the Treasury’s own projections. Ideologically motivated? Never.... I mean, working familes are okay. We told you that was who was important. (So did Labour, mind you).
  • Oh, but if you’re paying the top rate of tax, you may have been “lifted” out of paying as the threshold has been increased.
  • And if you’re a corporation you’re fine too. The taxpayer has your back, in these uncertain and difficult times.

Fuckers.