tart & tangy

7-Day Chakra Balance Challenge

Many people have either poor physical, mental, emotional or spiritual health which causes us to feel imbalanced and unfocused in life. Follow this 7-Day challenge to better improve these aspects of your life.

-Meditate after you get up and eat breakfast.
-Consume only the foods and drinks for the day (you can drink as much water as you want)
-Use candles, incense or air fresheners for the aromatherapy
-Listen to music that mainly uses the corresponding instruments for the day
-Do the exercises as soon as you can in the day or when convenient
-Try your best to follow the healing activities for the day

MONDAY
ROOT CHAKRA - Survival
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=35dT-fdDNd8
Food/Drink
-Root vegetables
-Protein-rich foods
-Spices (horseradish, hot paprika, chives, pepper)
-Dandelion root tea
Aromatherapy
-Patchouli, Cedarwood, Ginger, Rosewood, Cloves
Music
-Drums
Exercise
-Grounding exercises, squats, walking, jogging
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear red
-Get a massage (at least a foot massage)
-Get 8 hours of sleep (nap if you need)
-Take a long, hot bath/shower (wash yourself with your favorite things)
-Get outdoors
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TUESDAY
SACRAL CHAKRA - Pleasure
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QcId1qEKGJo
Food/Drink
-Sweet fruit
-Seafood
-Honey & nuts
-Spices (cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds)
-Hibiscus tea
Aromatherapy
-Orange, Jasmine, Rosewood, Grapefruit, Geranium
Music
-Piano
Exercise
-Pelvic thrusts, sex, masturbation, yoga
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear orange
-Drink 8 cups of water
-Hug someone you love
-Treat yo’ self
-Talk to a good listener about anything that’s on your mind
-Do something creative
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WEDNESDAY
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA - Power
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sh1omf2v6o
Food/Drink
-Grains & seeds
-Dairy
-Spices (ginger, mints, melissa, chamomile, turmeric, cummin, fennel)
-Rosemary tea
Aromatherapy
-Lemon, Corriander, Lime, Frankincense, Myrrh
Music
-String Instruments
Exercise
-Dancing
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear yellow
-Sit in a steam room or just do a steam facial
-Engage in positive self-talk (e.g. I look great today. I did a good job)
-Make a list of your best attributes
-Get something you’ve been putting off done with
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THURSDAY
HEART CHAKRA - Love
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yfeo3kPVSs
Food/Drink
-Leafy greens
-“Air” vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, squash)
-Green teas
-Spices (basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley)
-Hawthorn tea
Aromatherapy
-Ylang Ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Pine, Rosewood
Music
-Wind instruments
Exercise
-Push-ups, swimming
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear green
-Practice deep-breathing exercises
-Try your best to sit up straight
-Do an act of kindness (the more, the better)
-Spend time with your loved ones (even if it’s your pet)
-Get some fresh air
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FRIDAY
THROAT CHAKRA - Communication
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ynnRsQIat0U
Food/Drink
-Liquids in general (no soda or energy drinks)
-Tart/tangy fruits
-Tree growing fruits
-Spices (salt, lemon grass)
-Red clover blossom tea
Aromatherapy
-Rosemary, Lime, Sage, Indian Champa, Cedarwood
Music
-Singing
Exercise
-Singing, screaming
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear blue
-Talk to an old friend
-Play music you love to sing along to
-Get a shoulder and neck massage
-Write in your journal (or start one)
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SATURDAY
THIRD EYE -Intuition
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kBhHUxLcSPM
Food/Drink
-Dark bluish fruit (berries mainly)
-Liquids (red wine & grape juice)
-Dark chocolate
-Caffiene
-Spices (lavender, poppy seed, mugwort)
-Mint tea
Aromatherapy
-Geranium, Basil, Jasmine, Lavender, Rosemary
Music
-Bells
Exercise
-Visualization, lucid dreaming
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear dark blue, indigo or purple
-Draw or paint
-Do a grounding senses meditation
-Analyze the dream you had last night
-Look at the night sky tonight if you can
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SUNDAY
CROWN CHAKRA - Spirituality
Meditation
- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lLxSpW35ELY
Food/Drink
-Fasting (after lunch)
-Organic, GMO-free food
-Sunlight
-Lavender tea
Aromatherapy
-Sandalwood, Saffron, Lotus, Jasmine
Music
-Guided meditation and Silence
Exercise
- Meditation
Self-Care & Activities
-Wear purple or white
-Meditate (there’s guided meditations on youtube on many subjects)
-Pray or just think about life
-Learn a new skill or language
-Do word or number puzzles
-Get a head massage

Do your best and strength to you all
🙏

Patience and Apples

Summary: Mulder shows Scully the benefits of relaxing and patience.


Rating: NC-17, Light food sex, NSFW

Scully came out of the bedroom to find Mulder facing the sink in just his boxer briefs. “Humm, not bad.” She says under her breath.


Mulder jumps at the sound almost cutting his finger in the process. “Scully, give a guy some warning will you!”


She walks the rest of the way into the kitchen stopping just short of touching him and raises up on her tiptoes to whisper in his ear. “You’re an FBI Agent. Shouldn’t you be a little more aware of your surroundings?”

Mulder shivers from her warm breath in his ear and what he believes are the tips of her nipples grazing his naked back. He gingerly places the knife and apple he was peeling on the counter and spins around to grasp her hips.


Scully is surprised by his sudden move but squeals in delight as he scoops her up and places her on the counter next to the stove. He looks at her flushed face and tousled hair. His eyes darken as they follow the column of her neck to her gaping robe. Scully is steadily watching his expression as it changes from joy to possessiveness to lust. It makes her mouth go dry and breathing shallow. One thing is for sure, Mulder’s single-mindedness is not lost on her body.


Mulder lowers his mouth to the curve of her neck and runs his tongue along her skin to the hollow of her throat, his hands sliding down to the loose tie of her robe. “Miss Scully, is this how you dress to entertain all your guests?


“No,” she breathes. “Just the special ones.”


The robe falls open to expose her naked body. “Fuck, Scully. How was I ever able to live without seeing you like this. You’re so beautiful.” His lips brush her collarbone and suck against her salty skin. He can feel her pulse quicken under his touch.


How did he get so lucky, he thinks as his hands skim inside her open robe and up to brush her taut nipples.


“Mulder, please.” She begs, rocking her hips to get closer to his body.


“Miss Scully, you sound desperate, wanton. Didn’t I service you just a few hours ago? I believe you screamed my name.”


She should be embarrassed, she should slap him for being so crude but instead she grabs at his shoulders and pulls him closer. She opens her legs wider and hooks her feet behind his hips. His cock is hard and straining against his underwear when it makes contact with her wet folds. “Aww!” She cries.


“Christ, Scully.” Are his last words as he captures her mouth and leans her back on the counter.


Their kiss is sloppy and frenzied. Lips, tongues and teeth fighting for dominance. Scully is using her toes to push his boxers down past his hips as he works his left hand under her back to draw her closer.


Scully is steadily rocking her pelvis against his, while she gropes at his body trying to bring him closer.


Mulder chuckles. “Scully, baby. Relax I’m not going anywhere.” He pulls her up to sit on the edge of the counter and slides his hands under her backside . He hoists her up and she yelps before tightening her arms and legs around his body.


Mulder reaches out and picks up the apple and knife from the counter and heads through her apartment towards the bedroom.


Scully barely registers his movements, lost in the skin of his neck. She is kissing and licking his body as he carries her to the bedroom. Once there Mulder lowers Scully on the bed and she scoots to the middle, only then seeing the apple in his hand.


Her eyes are dark, her chest is rapidly rising and falling and her skin is flushed with arousal. She pinches her brow, “Mulder, is this really a time for a snack?”


“Well Scully, in an effort to show you the benefits of relaxing and enjoying the ‘ride’ as it were, I thought I might tell you a story about apples.” A smirk plays across his face as he witnesses the highest eyebrow arch he has ever seen.


“Really, Mulder? Apples.” She sighs.


“Yep. Just hear me out, Scully. You won’t be disappointed.”


Mulder sits close to her body, his hip brushing hers. He picks up the apple and knife off the nightstand and begins slowly cutting a slice out of the fruit.


“Scully, did you know some apple tree varieties take 5 years to bare fruit?”


The apple is juicy and a drop lands on her shoulder. Mulder takes the slice and runs it along her parted lips before slipping it past his own. As he chews he leans down to kiss away the juice on her shoulder.


Scully shivers at the contact and her breath quickens. Mulder cuts another slice and this time a drop of juice lands in the hollow of her throat.


“Patience, Scully. Five years is a long time to wait for an apple.” This time he licks the liquid from her body and she moans.


“Can you imagine all of the things that happened to that tree in five years?” He whispers and eats the next slice. Mulder cuts another wedge from the fruit and several drops land on her right breast.


“Mulder.” She breathes


“Yes, Scully. So many things.” He leans in and begins to clean the juice off her skin as he continues his story. “Rain,” Lick “Wind,” Nip “Sun,” Suck “Snow.” Kiss


All those things were important to make the tree strong. “Slow and steady, Scully.” His tongue brushes across her hard nipple and she cries out grasping for his body to hold him in place.


Mulder pulls back. “No, no, relax. Let me finish.” His next slice causes a stream of liquid to run down her stomach and pool in her navel. Her back arches off the bed at the sensation. Mulder drags the piece he just cut down the trail the juice left and dips it into the pool at the end. He pops the fruit in his mouth and lets his tongue follow the line of the fruit.


“Scully,” Goosebumps raise on her skin and she lets out a shuddering breath. “All those things are important to, in the end, make a perfect apple. Sweet, juicy, tangy and tart.” Mulder cuts the core away and the last drops of juice slip into her light curls and down her folds.


Scully gasps at the feeling and Mulder drops the core and knife back in the bedside table. He moves down her body, chewing the last piece. He swallows and watches her hips roll and buck under his gaze.


“You see Scully, patience.” He licks the curve at her hip. “Savor the moment.” He moves to her other hip and gently nips her skin.


Scully is whimpering and begging to any deity that will help her. He moves his hands to spread her thighs. “Time made that apple, Scully” His thumbs part the folds.

He leans in to swipe his tongue along her opening.


She screams out and finally makes purchase on his hair. He chuckles and runs his tongue along her again, this time circling her clit. Just as she is relaxing into his touch, he pulls back.


“Slow,” he sucks her clit between his lips. “Steady,” he slides a finger into her body and pumps a steady rhythm.


Scully is so close. Her legs are trembling and she pulls his hair to keep him in place. Mulder adds a second finger and she’s gone.


Scully’s hips arch off the bed and her mouth opens in a silent scream. Mulder watches in fascination as she comes. This is a sight he will never tire of as long as he lives.


Scully lays boneless and he slips off the bed to remove his boxers. He is glad they have been at it hot and heavy the last few days, otherwise he would have probably lost it in the kitchen.


Scully opens one eye and sees Mulder leaning over her, his tongue poised to take her left nipple in his mouth. “Mulder.” She sighs, that was… was, well, God… I haven’t ever,”


“Scully, very eloquent words. Hits me right here.” He quips, patting his chest. “But if you don’t mind, I have a little something I’d like to take care of.”


“Just a little something, Mulder?” Scully questions and Mulder looks down at his rock hard dick and grins.

“Oh, Mulder,” she pouts, as she pulls him down on the bed, straddling his hips before sinking down on his length. “Let me tell you a story.”

* ( descriptive writing. )

Some words to use when writing things:

  • winking
  • clenching
  • pulsing
  • fluttering
  • contracting
  • twitching
  • sucking
  • quivering
  • pulsating
  • throbbing
  • beating
  • thumping
  • thudding
  • pounding
  • humming
  • palpitate
  • vibrate
  • grinding
  • crushing
  • hammering
  • lashing
  • knocking
  • driving
  • thrusting
  • pushing
  • force
  • injecting
  • filling
  • dilate
  • stretching
  • lingering
  • expanding
  • bouncing
  • reaming
  • elongate
  • enlarge
  • unfolding
  • yielding
  • sternly
  • firmly
  • tightly
  • harshly
  • thoroughly
  • consistently
  • precision
  • accuracy
  • carefully
  • demanding
  • strictly
  • restriction
  • meticulously
  • scrupulously
  • rigorously
  • rim
  • edge
  • lip
  • circle
  • band
  • encircling
  • enclosing
  • surrounding
  • piercing
  • curl
  • lock
  • twist
  • coil
  • spiral
  • whorl
  • dip
  • wet
  • soak
  • madly
  • wildly
  • noisily
  • rowdily
  • rambunctiously
  • decadent
  • degenerate
  • immoral
  • indulgent
  • accept
  • take
  • invite
  • nook
  • indentation
  • niche
  • depression
  • indent
  • depress
  • delay
  • tossing
  • writhing
  • flailing
  • squirming
  • rolling
  • wriggling
  • wiggling
  • thrashing
  • struggling
  • grappling
  • striving
  • straining

Appetite -

craving, demand, gluttony, greed, hunger, inclination, insatiable, longing, lust, passion, ravenousness, relish, taste, thirst, urge, voracity, weakness, willingness, yearning, ardor, dedication, desire, devotion, enthusiasm, excitement, fervor, horny, intensity, keenness, wholeheartedness, zeal


Arouse -

agitate, awaken, electrify, enliven, excite, entice, foment, goad, incite, inflame, instigate, kindle, provoke, rally, rouse, spark, stimulate, stir, thrill, waken, warm, whet, attract, charm, coax, fire up, fuel, heat up, lure, produce, stir up, tantalize, tease, tempt, thrum, torment, wind up, work up


Assault -

attack, advancing, aggressive, assailing, charging, incursion, inundated, invasion, offensive, onset, onslaught, overwhelmed, ruinous, tempestuous, strike, violation, ambush, assail, barrage, bombard, bombardment, crackdown, wound

Beautiful -

admirable, alluring, angelic, appealing, bewitching, charming, dazzling, delicate, delightful, divine, elegant, enticing, exquisite, fascinating, gorgeous, graceful, grand, magnificent, marvelous, pleasing, radiant, ravishing, resplendent, splendid, stunning, sublime, attractive, beguiling, captivating, enchanting, engaging, enthralling, eye-catching, fetching, fine, fine-looking, good-looking, handsome, inviting, lovely, mesmeric, mesmerizing, pretty, rakish, refined, striking, tantalizing, tempting

Brutal -

atrocious, barbarous, bloodthirsty, callous, cruel, feral, ferocious, hard, harsh, heartless, inhuman, merciless, murderous, pitiless, remorseless, rough, rude, ruthless, savage, severe, terrible, unmerciful, vicious, bestial, brute, brutish, cold-blooded, fierce, gory, nasty, rancorous, sadistic, uncompromising, unfeeling, unforgiving, unpitying, violent, wild

Burly –

able-bodied, athletic, beefy, big, brawny, broad-shouldered, bulky, dense, enormous, great, hard, hardy, hearty, heavily built, heavy, hefty, huge, husky, immense, large, massive, muscular, mighty, outsized, oversized, powerful, powerfully built, prodigious, robust, solid, stalwart, stocky, stout, strapping, strong, strongly built, sturdy, thick, thickset, tough, well-built, well-developed

Carnal -

animalistic, bodily, impure, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, licentious, lustful, physical, prurient, salacious, sensuous, voluptuous, vulgar, wanton, , coarse, crude, dirty, raunchy, rough, unclean

Dangerous -

alarming, critical, fatal, formidable, impending, malignant, menacing, mortal, nasty, perilous, precarious, pressing, serious, terrible, threatening, treacherous, urgent, vulnerable, wicked, acute, damaging, deadly, death-defying, deathly, destructive, detrimental, explosive, grave, harmful, hazardous, injurious, lethal, life-threatening, noxious, poisonous, risky, severe, terrifying, toxic, unsafe, unstable, venomous

Dark -

atrocious, corrupt, forbidding, foul, infernal, midnight, morbid, ominous, sinful, sinister, somber, threatening, twilight, vile, wicked, abject, alarming, appalling, baleful, bizarre, bleak, bloodcurdling, boding evil, chilling, cold, condemned, creepy, damned, daunting, demented, desolate, dire, dismal, disturbing, doomed, dour, dread, dreary, dusk, eerie, fear, fearsome, frightening, ghastly, ghostly, ghoulish, gloom, gloomy, grave, grim, grisly, gruesome, hair-raising, haunted, hideous, hopeless, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, horror, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, inauspicious, inhospitable, looming, lost, macabre, malice, malignant, menacing, murky, mysterious, night, panic, pessimistic, petrifying, scary, shadows, shadowy, shade, shady, shocking, soul-destroying, sour, spine-chilling, spine-tingling, strange, terrifying, uncanny, unearthly, unlucky, unnatural, unnerving, weird, wretched

Delicious -

enticing, exquisite, luscious, lush, rich, savory, sweet, tasty, tempting, appetizing, delectable, flavorsome, full of flavor, juicy, lip-smacking, mouth-watering, piquant, relish, ripe, salty, spicy, scrummy, scrumptious, succulent, tangy, tart, tasty, yummy, zesty

Ecstasy -

delectation, delirium, elation, euphoria, fervor, frenzy, joy, rapture, transport, bliss, excitement, happiness, heaven, high, paradise, rhapsody, thrill, blissful, delighted, elated, extremely happy, in raptures (of delight), in seventh heaven, jubilant, on cloud nine, overexcited, overjoyed, rapturous, thrilled

Ecstatic -

delirious, enraptured, euphoric, fervent, frenzied, joyous, transported, wild

Erotic -

amatory, amorous, aphrodisiac, carnal, earthy, erogenous, fervid, filthy, hot, impassioned, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, raw, romantic, rousing, salacious, seductive, sensual, sexual, spicy, steamy, stimulating, suggestive, titillating, voluptuous, tantalizing

Gasp -

catch of breath, choke, gulp, heave, inhale, pant, puff, snort, wheeze, huff, rasp, sharp intake of air, short of breath, struggle for breath, swallow, winded

Heated -

ardent, avid, excited, fervent, fervid, fierce, fiery, frenzied, furious, impassioned, intense, passionate, raging, scalding, scorched, stormy, tempestuous, vehement, violent, ablaze, aflame, all-consuming, blazing, blistering, burning, crazed, explosive, febrile, feverish, fired up, flaming, flushed, frantic, hot, hot-blooded, impatient, incensed, maddening, obsessed, possessed, randy, searing, sizzling, smoldering, sweltering, torrid, turbulent, volatile, worked up, zealous

Hunger -

appetite, ache, craving, gluttony, greed, longing, lust, mania, mouth-watering, ravenous, voracious, want, yearning, thirst

Hungry -

avid, carnivorous, covetous, craving, eager, greedy, hungered, rapacious, ravenous, starved, unsatisfied, voracious, avaricious, desirous, famished, grasping, insatiable, keen, longing, predatory, ravening, starving, thirsty, wanting

Intense -

forceful, severe, passionate, acute, agonizing, ardent, anxious, biting, bitter, burning, close, consuming, cutting, deep, eager, earnest, excessive, exquisite, extreme, fervent, fervid, fierce, forcible, great, harsh, impassioned, keen, marked, piercing, powerful, profound, severe, sharp, strong, vehement, violent, vivid, vigorous

Liquid -

damp, cream, creamy, dripping, ichorous, juicy, moist, luscious, melted, moist, pulpy, sappy, soaking, solvent, sopping, succulent, viscous, wet / aqueous, broth, elixir, extract, flux, juice, liquor, nectar, sap, sauce, secretion, solution, vitae, awash, moisture, boggy, dewy, drenched, drip, drop, droplet, drowning, flood, flooded, flowing, fountain, jewel, leaky, milky, overflowing, saturated, slick, slippery, soaked, sodden, soggy, stream, swamp, tear, teardrop, torrent, waterlogged, watery, weeping

Lithe -

agile, lean, pliant, slight, spare, sinewy, slender, supple, deft, fit, flexible, lanky, leggy, limber, lissom, lissome, nimble, sinuous, skinny, sleek, slender, slim, svelte, trim, thin, willowy, wiry

Moan -

beef, cry, gripe, grouse, grumble, lament, lamentation, plaint, sob, wail, whine, bemoan, bewail, carp, deplore, grieve, gripe, grouse, grumble, keen, lament, sigh, sob, wail, whine, mewl

Moving -

(exciting,) affecting, effective  arousing, awakening, breathless, dynamic, eloquent, emotional, emotive, expressive, fecund, far-out, felt in gut, grabbed by, gripping, heartbreaking, heartrending, impelling, impressive, inspirational, meaningful, mind-bending, mind-blowing, motivating, persuasive, poignant, propelling, provoking, quickening, rallying, rousing, significant, stimulating, simulative, stirring, stunning, touching, awe-inspiring, energizing, exhilarating, fascinating, heart pounding, heart stopping, inspiring, riveting, thrilling

Need -

compulsion, demand, desperate, devoir, extremity, impatient longing, must, urge, urgency / desire, appetite, avid, burn, craving, eagerness, fascination, greed, hunger, insatiable, longing, lust, taste, thirst, voracious, want, yearning, ache, addiction, aspiration, desire, fever, fixation, hankering, hope, impulse, inclination, infatuation, itch, obsession, passion, pining, wish, yen

Pain -

ache, afflict, affliction, agony, agonize, anguish, bite, burn, chafe, distress, fever, grief, hurt, inflame, laceration, misery, pang, punish, sting, suffering, tenderness, throb, throe, torment, torture, smart

Painful -

aching, agonizing, arduous, awful, biting, burning, caustic, dire, distressing, dreadful, excruciating, extreme, grievous, inflamed, piercing, raw, sensitive, severe, sharp, tender, terrible, throbbing, tormenting, angry, bleeding, bloody, bruised, cutting, hurting, injured, irritated, prickly, skinned, smarting, sore, stinging, unbearable, uncomfortable, upsetting, wounded

Perverted -

aberrant, abnormal, corrupt, debased, debauched, defiling, depraved, deviant, monstrous, tainted, twisted, vicious, warped, wicked, abhorrent, base, decadent, degenerate, degrading, dirty, disgusting, dissipated, dissolute, distasteful, hedonistic, immodest, immoral, indecent, indulgent, licentious, nasty, profligate, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, shameful, shameless, sickening, sinful, smutty, sordid, unscrupulous, vile

Pleasurable -

charming, gratifying, luscious, satisfying, savory, agreeable, delicious, delightful, enjoyable, nice, pleasant, pleasing, soothing, succulent

Pleasure -

bliss, delight, gluttony, gratification, relish, satisfaction, thrill, adventure, amusement, buzz, contentment, delight, desire, ecstasy, enjoyment, excitement, fun, happiness, harmony, heaven, joy, kick, liking, paradise, seventh heaven

Rapacious-

avaricious, ferocious, furious, greedy, predatory, ravening, ravenous, savage, voracious, aggressive, gluttonous, grasping, insatiable, marauding, plundering

Rapture -

bliss, ecstasy, elation, exaltation, glory, gratification, passion, pleasure, floating, unbridled joy

Rigid -

adamant, austere, definite, determined, exact, firm, hard, rigorous, solid, stern, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, concrete, fixed, harsh, immovable, inflexible, obstinate, resolute, resolved, severe, steadfast, steady, stiff, strong, strict, stubborn, taut, tense, tight, tough, unbending, unchangeable, unwavering

Sudden -

abrupt, accelerated, acute, fast, flashing, fleeting, hasty, headlong, hurried, immediate, impetuous, impulsive, quick, quickening, rapid, rash, rushing, swift, brash, brisk, brusque, instant, instantaneous, out of the blue, reckless, rushed, sharp, spontaneous, urgent, without warning

Thrust -

(forward) advance, drive, forge, impetus, impulsion, lunge, momentum, onslaught, poke, pressure, prod, propulsion, punch, push, shove, power, proceed, progress, propel

(push hard) assail, assault, attack, bear down, buck, drive, force, heave, impale, impel, jab, lunge, plunge, press, pound, prod, ram, shove, stab, transfix, urge, bang, burrow, cram, gouge, jam, pierce, punch, slam, spear, spike, stick

Thunder-struck -

amazed, astonished, aghast, astounded, awestruck, confounded, dazed, dazed, dismayed, overwhelmed, shocked, staggered, startled, stunned, gob-smacked, bewildered, dumbfounded, flabbergasted, horrified, incredulous, surprised, taken aback

Torment -

agony, anguish, hurt, misery, pain, punishment, suffering, afflict, angst, conflict, distress, grief, heartache, misfortune, nightmare, persecute, plague, sorrow, strife, tease, test, trial, tribulation, torture, turmoil, vex, woe

Touch -

(physical) - blow, brush, caress, collide, come together, contact, converge, crash, cuddle, embrace, feel, feel up, finger, fondle, frisk, glance, glide, graze, grope, handle, hit, hug, impact, join, junction, kiss, lick, line, manipulate, march, massage, meet, nudge, palm, partake, pat, paw, peck, pet, pinch, probe, push, reach, rub, scratch, skim, slide, smooth, strike, stroke, suck, sweep, tag, tap, taste, thumb, tickle, tip, touching, toy, bite, bump, burrow, buss, bury, circle, claw, clean, clutch, cover, creep, crush, cup, curl, delve, dig, drag, draw, ease, edge, fiddle with, flick, flit, fumble, grind, grip, grub, hold, huddle, knead, lap, lave, lay a hand on, maneuver, manhandle, mash, mold, muzzle, neck, nestle, nibble, nip, nuzzle, outline, play, polish, press, pull, rasp, ravish, ream, rim, run, scoop, scrabble, scrape, scrub, shave, shift, shunt, skate, slip, slither, smack, snake, snuggle, soothe, spank, splay, spread, squeeze, stretch, swipe, tangle, tease, thump, tongue, trace, trail, tunnel twiddle, twirl, twist, tug, work, wrap

(mental) - communicate, examine, inspect, perception, scrutinize

Wet -

bathe, bleed, burst, cascade, course, cover, cream, damp, dampen, deluge, dip, douse, drench, dribble, drip, drizzle, drool, drop, drown, dunk, erupt, flood, flow, gush, immerse, issue, jet, leach, leak, moisten, ooze, overflow, permeate, plunge, pour, rain, rinse, run, salivate, saturate, secrete, seep, shower, shoot, slaver, slobber, slop, slosh, sluice, spill, soak, souse, spew, spit, splash, splatter, spout, spray, sprinkle, spurt, squirt, steep, stream, submerge, surge, swab, swamp, swill, swim, trickle, wash, water

Wicked -

abominable, amoral, atrocious, awful, base, barbarous, dangerous, debased, depraved, distressing, dreadful, evil, fearful, fiendish, fierce, foul, heartless, hazardous, heinous, immoral, indecent, intense, mean, nasty, naughty, nefarious, offensive, profane, scandalous, severe, shameful, shameless, sinful, terrible, unholy, vicious, vile, villainous, wayward, bad, criminal, cruel, deplorable, despicable, devious, ill-intentioned, impious, impish, iniquitous, irreverent, loathsome, Machiavellian, mad, malevolent, malicious, merciless, mischievous, monstrous, perverse, ruthless, spiteful, uncaring, unkind, unscrupulous, vindictive, virulent, wretched

Writhe -

agonize, bend, jerk, recoil, lurch, plunge, slither, squirm, struggle, suffer, thrash, thresh, twist, wiggle, wriggle, angle, arc, bow, buck, coil, contort, convulse, curl, curve, fidget, fight, flex, go into spasm, grind, heave, jiggle, jolt, kick, rear, reel, ripple, resist, roll, lash, lash out, screw up, shake, shift, slide, spasm, stir, strain, stretch, surge, swell, swivel, thrust, turn violently, tussle, twitch, undulate, warp, worm, wrench, wrestle, yank

Some Words to Use When Writing (Romance/Smut)

Appetite -

craving, demand, gluttony, greed, hunger, inclination, insatiable, longing, lust, passion, ravenousness, relish, taste, thirst, urge, voracity, weakness, willingness, yearning, ardor, dedication, desire, devotion, enthusiasm, excitement, fervor, horny, intensity, keenness, wholeheartedness, zeal


Arouse -

agitate, awaken, electrify, enliven, excite, entice, foment, goad, incite, inflame, instigate, kindle, provoke, rally, rouse, spark, stimulate, stir, thrill, waken, warm, whet, attract, charm, coax, fire up, fuel, heat up, lure, produce, stir up, tantalize, tease, tempt, thrum, torment, wind up, work up


Assault -

attack, advancing, aggressive, assailing, charging, incursion, inundated, invasion, offensive, onset, onslaught, overwhelmed, ruinous, tempestuous, strike, violation, ambush, assail, barrage, bombard, bombardment, crackdown, wound

Beautiful -

admirable, alluring, angelic, appealing, bewitching, charming, dazzling, delicate, delightful, divine, elegant, enticing, exquisite, fascinating, gorgeous, graceful, grand, magnificent, marvelous, pleasing, radiant, ravishing, resplendent, splendid, stunning, sublime, attractive, beguiling, captivating, enchanting, engaging, enthralling, eye-catching, fetching, fine, fine-looking, good-looking, handsome, inviting, lovely, mesmeric, mesmerizing, pretty, rakish, refined, striking, tantalizing, tempting

Brutal -

atrocious, barbarous, bloodthirsty, callous, cruel, feral, ferocious, hard, harsh, heartless, inhuman, merciless, murderous, pitiless, remorseless, rough, rude, ruthless, savage, severe, terrible, unmerciful, vicious, bestial, brute, brutish, cold-blooded, fierce, gory, nasty, rancorous, sadistic, uncompromising, unfeeling, unforgiving, unpitying, violent, wild

Burly –

able-bodied, athletic, beefy, big, brawny, broad-shouldered, bulky, dense, enormous, great, hard, hardy, hearty, heavily built, heavy, hefty, huge, husky, immense, large, massive, muscular, mighty, outsized, oversized, powerful, powerfully built, prodigious, robust, solid, stalwart, stocky, stout, strapping, strong, strongly built, sturdy, thick, thickset, tough, well-built, well-developed

Carnal -

animalistic, bodily, impure, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, licentious, lustful, physical, prurient, salacious, sensuous, voluptuous, vulgar, wanton, , coarse, crude, dirty, raunchy, rough, unclean

Dangerous -

alarming, critical, fatal, formidable, impending, malignant, menacing, mortal, nasty, perilous, precarious, pressing, serious, terrible, threatening, treacherous, urgent, vulnerable, wicked, acute, damaging, deadly, death-defying, deathly, destructive, detrimental, explosive, grave, harmful, hazardous, injurious, lethal, life-threatening, noxious, poisonous, risky, severe, terrifying, toxic, unsafe, unstable, venomous

Dark -

atrocious, corrupt, forbidding, foul, infernal, midnight, morbid, ominous, sinful, sinister, somber, threatening, twilight, vile, wicked, abject, alarming, appalling, baleful, bizarre, bleak, bloodcurdling, boding evil, chilling, cold, condemned, creepy, damned, daunting, demented, desolate, dire, dismal, disturbing, doomed, dour, dread, dreary, dusk, eerie, fear, fearsome, frightening, ghastly, ghostly, ghoulish, gloom, gloomy, grave, grim, grisly, gruesome, hair-raising, haunted, hideous, hopeless, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, horror, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, inauspicious, inhospitable, looming, lost, macabre, malice, malignant, menacing, murky, mysterious, night, panic, pessimistic, petrifying, scary, shadows, shadowy, shade, shady, shocking, soul-destroying, sour, spine-chilling, spine-tingling, strange, terrifying, uncanny, unearthly, unlucky, unnatural, unnerving, weird, wretched

Delicious -

enticing, exquisite, luscious, lush, rich, savory, sweet, tasty, tempting, appetizing, delectable, flavorsome, full of flavor, juicy, lip-smacking, mouth-watering, piquant, relish, ripe, salty, spicy, scrummy, scrumptious, succulent, tangy, tart, tasty, yummy, zesty

Ecstasy -

delectation, delirium, elation, euphoria, fervor, frenzy, joy, rapture, transport, bliss, excitement, happiness, heaven, high, paradise, rhapsody, thrill, blissful, delighted, elated, extremely happy, in raptures (of delight), in seventh heaven, jubilant, on cloud nine, overexcited, overjoyed, rapturous, thrilled

Ecstatic -

delirious, enraptured, euphoric, fervent, frenzied, joyous, transported, wild

Erotic -

amatory, amorous, aphrodisiac, carnal, earthy, erogenous, fervid, filthy, hot, impassioned, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, raw, romantic, rousing, salacious, seductive, sensual, sexual, spicy, steamy, stimulating, suggestive, titillating, voluptuous, tantalizing

Gasp -

catch of breath, choke, gulp, heave, inhale, pant, puff, snort, wheeze, huff, rasp, sharp intake of air, short of breath, struggle for breath, swallow, winded

Heated -

ardent, avid, excited, fervent, fervid, fierce, fiery, frenzied, furious, impassioned, intense, passionate, raging, scalding, scorched, stormy, tempestuous, vehement, violent, ablaze, aflame, all-consuming, blazing, blistering, burning, crazed, explosive, febrile, feverish, fired up, flaming, flushed, frantic, hot, hot-blooded, impatient, incensed, maddening, obsessed, possessed, randy, searing, sizzling, smoldering, sweltering, torrid, turbulent, volatile, worked up, zealous

Hunger -

appetite, ache, craving, gluttony, greed, longing, lust, mania, mouth-watering, ravenous, voracious, want, yearning, thirst

Hungry -

avid, carnivorous, covetous, craving, eager, greedy, hungered, rapacious, ravenous, starved, unsatisfied, voracious, avaricious, desirous, famished, grasping, insatiable, keen, longing, predatory, ravening, starving, thirsty, wanting

Intense -

forceful, severe, passionate, acute, agonizing, ardent, anxious, biting, bitter, burning, close, consuming, cutting, deep, eager, earnest, excessive, exquisite, extreme, fervent, fervid, fierce, forcible, great, harsh, impassioned, keen, marked, piercing, powerful, profound, severe, sharp, strong, vehement, violent, vivid, vigorous

Liquid -

damp, cream, creamy, dripping, ichorous, juicy, moist, luscious, melted, moist, pulpy, sappy, soaking, solvent, sopping, succulent, viscous, wet / aqueous, broth, elixir, extract, flux, juice, liquor, nectar, sap, sauce, secretion, solution, vitae, awash, moisture, boggy, dewy, drenched, drip, drop, droplet, drowning, flood, flooded, flowing, fountain, jewel, leaky, milky, overflowing, saturated, slick, slippery, soaked, sodden, soggy, stream, swamp, tear, teardrop, torrent, waterlogged, watery, weeping

Lithe -

agile, lean, pliant, slight, spare, sinewy, slender, supple, deft, fit, flexible, lanky, leggy, limber, lissom, lissome, nimble, sinuous, skinny, sleek, slender, slim, svelte, trim, thin, willowy, wiry

Moan -

beef, cry, gripe, grouse, grumble, lament, lamentation, plaint, sob, wail, whine, bemoan, bewail, carp, deplore, grieve, gripe, grouse, grumble, keen, lament, sigh, sob, wail, whine, mewl

Moving -

(exciting,) affecting, effective  arousing, awakening, breathless, dynamic, eloquent, emotional, emotive, expressive, fecund, far-out, felt in gut, grabbed by, gripping, heartbreaking, heartrending, impelling, impressive, inspirational, meaningful, mind-bending, mind-blowing, motivating, persuasive, poignant, propelling, provoking, quickening, rallying, rousing, significant, stimulating, simulative, stirring, stunning, touching, awe-inspiring, energizing, exhilarating, fascinating, heart pounding, heart stopping, inspiring, riveting, thrilling

Need -

compulsion, demand, desperate, devoir, extremity, impatient longing, must, urge, urgency / desire, appetite, avid, burn, craving, eagerness, fascination, greed, hunger, insatiable, longing, lust, taste, thirst, voracious, want, yearning, ache, addiction, aspiration, desire, fever, fixation, hankering, hope, impulse, inclination, infatuation, itch, obsession, passion, pining, wish, yen

Pain -

ache, afflict, affliction, agony, agonize, anguish, bite, burn, chafe, distress, fever, grief, hurt, inflame, laceration, misery, pang, punish, sting, suffering, tenderness, throb, throe, torment, torture, smart

Painful -

aching, agonizing, arduous, awful, biting, burning, caustic, dire, distressing, dreadful, excruciating, extreme, grievous, inflamed, piercing, raw, sensitive, severe, sharp, tender, terrible, throbbing, tormenting, angry, bleeding, bloody, bruised, cutting, hurting, injured, irritated, prickly, skinned, smarting, sore, stinging, unbearable, uncomfortable, upsetting, wounded

Perverted -

aberrant, abnormal, corrupt, debased, debauched, defiling, depraved, deviant, monstrous, tainted, twisted, vicious, warped, wicked, abhorrent, base, decadent, degenerate, degrading, dirty, disgusting, dissipated, dissolute, distasteful, hedonistic, immodest, immoral, indecent, indulgent, licentious, nasty, profligate, repellent, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, shameful, shameless, sickening, sinful, smutty, sordid, unscrupulous, vile

Pleasurable -

charming, gratifying, luscious, satisfying, savory, agreeable, delicious, delightful, enjoyable, nice, pleasant, pleasing, soothing, succulent

Pleasure -

bliss, delight, gluttony, gratification, relish, satisfaction, thrill, adventure, amusement, buzz, contentment, delight, desire, ecstasy, enjoyment, excitement, fun, happiness, harmony, heaven, joy, kick, liking, paradise, seventh heaven

Rapacious-

avaricious, ferocious, furious, greedy, predatory, ravening, ravenous, savage, voracious, aggressive, gluttonous, grasping, insatiable, marauding, plundering

Rapture -

bliss, ecstasy, elation, exaltation, glory, gratification, passion, pleasure, floating, unbridled joy

Rigid -

adamant, austere, definite, determined, exact, firm, hard, rigorous, solid, stern, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, concrete, fixed, harsh, immovable, inflexible, obstinate, resolute, resolved, severe, steadfast, steady, stiff, strong, strict, stubborn, taut, tense, tight, tough, unbending, unchangeable, unwavering

Sudden -

abrupt, accelerated, acute, fast, flashing, fleeting, hasty, headlong, hurried, immediate, impetuous, impulsive, quick, quickening, rapid, rash, rushing, swift, brash, brisk, brusque, instant, instantaneous, out of the blue, reckless, rushed, sharp, spontaneous, urgent, without warning

Thrust -

(forward) advance, drive, forge, impetus, impulsion, lunge, momentum, onslaught, poke, pressure, prod, propulsion, punch, push, shove, power, proceed, progress, propel

(push hard) assail, assault, attack, bear down, buck, drive, force, heave, impale, impel, jab, lunge, plunge, press, pound, prod, ram, shove, stab, transfix, urge, bang, burrow, cram, gouge, jam, pierce, punch, slam, spear, spike, stick

Thunder-struck -

amazed, astonished, aghast, astounded, awestruck, confounded, dazed, dazed, dismayed, overwhelmed, shocked, staggered, startled, stunned, gob-smacked, bewildered, dumbfounded, flabbergasted, horrified, incredulous, surprised, taken aback

Torment -

agony, anguish, hurt, misery, pain, punishment, suffering, afflict, angst, conflict, distress, grief, heartache, misfortune, nightmare, persecute, plague, sorrow, strife, tease, test, trial, tribulation, torture, turmoil, vex, woe

Touch -

(physical) - blow, brush, caress, collide, come together, contact, converge, crash, cuddle, embrace, feel, feel up, finger, fondle, frisk, glance, glide, graze, grope, handle, hit, hug, impact, join, junction, kiss, lick, line, manipulate, march, massage, meet, nudge, palm, partake, pat, paw, peck, pet, pinch, probe, push, reach, rub, scratch, skim, slide, smooth, strike, stroke, suck, sweep, tag, tap, taste, thumb, tickle, tip, touching, toy, bite, bump, burrow, buss, bury, circle, claw, clean, clutch, cover, creep, crush, cup, curl, delve, dig, drag, draw, ease, edge, fiddle with, flick, flit, fumble, grind, grip, grub, hold, huddle, knead, lap, lave, lay a hand on, maneuver, manhandle, mash, mold, muzzle, neck, nestle, nibble, nip, nuzzle, outline, play, polish, press, pull, rasp, ravish, ream, rim, run, scoop, scrabble, scrape, scrub, shave, shift, shunt, skate, slip, slither, smack, snake, snuggle, soothe, spank, splay, spread, squeeze, stretch, swipe, tangle, tease, thump, tongue, trace, trail, tunnel twiddle, twirl, twist, tug, work, wrap

(mental) - communicate, examine, inspect, perception, scrutinize

Wet -

bathe, bleed, burst, cascade, course, cover, cream, damp, dampen, deluge, dip, douse, drench, dribble, drip, drizzle, drool, drop, drown, dunk, erupt, flood, flow, gush, immerse, issue, jet, leach, leak, moisten, ooze, overflow, permeate, plunge, pour, rain, rinse, run, salivate, saturate, secrete, seep, shower, shoot, slaver, slobber, slop, slosh, sluice, spill, soak, souse, spew, spit, splash, splatter, spout, spray, sprinkle, spurt, squirt, steep, stream, submerge, surge, swab, swamp, swill, swim, trickle, wash, water

Wicked -

abominable, amoral, atrocious, awful, base, barbarous, dangerous, debased, depraved, distressing, dreadful, evil, fearful, fiendish, fierce, foul, heartless, hazardous, heinous, immoral, indecent, intense, mean, nasty, naughty, nefarious, offensive, profane, scandalous, severe, shameful, shameless, sinful, terrible, unholy, vicious, vile, villainous, wayward, bad, criminal, cruel, deplorable, despicable, devious, ill-intentioned, impious, impish, iniquitous, irreverent, loathsome, Machiavellian, mad, malevolent, malicious, merciless, mischievous, monstrous, perverse, ruthless, spiteful, uncaring, unkind, unscrupulous, vindictive, virulent, wretched

Writhe -

agonize, bend, jerk, recoil, lurch, plunge, slither, squirm, struggle, suffer, thrash, thresh, twist, wiggle, wriggle, angle, arc, bow, buck, coil, contort, convulse, curl, curve, fidget, fight, flex, go into spasm, grind, heave, jiggle, jolt, kick, rear, reel, ripple, resist, roll, lash, lash out, screw up, shake, shift, slide, spasm, stir, strain, stretch, surge, swell, swivel, thrust, turn violently, tussle, twitch, undulate, warp, worm, wrench, wrestle, yank

(original post from littlestsecret)

Fresh Cranberry Sauce


Yields 2 ½ cups

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Equipment
  • Medium sauce pan
  • Rubber spatula
  • Juicer
  • Zester
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Serving dish

Let’s get started!

  1. 1. Stir washed cranberries, juices, zest, and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat, about 3 minutes.
  2. Once boiling, turn heat to medium-low and cook until cranberries burst and juice is thick, about 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
The Infinite Wrench Week #8: STARBUCKS UNICORN FRAPPUCCINO HEAVEN

STARBUCKS UNICORN FRAPPUCCINO HEAVEN
© 2017 ryan patrick welsh

Two Neos stand SLC and SRC. Behind their backs they are holding a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, probably pretty melted, which is great. At GO they reveal the beverage and hold it out in front of them with a straight arm. Throughout the piece they must keep their arm extended and straight.

GO.

Neo 1: BEHOLD

Neo 2: BEHOLD

Neo 1: PERFECTION IN A CUP

Neo 2: PERFECTION IN PLASTIC

Neo 1: PERFECTION WITH A LID

Neo 2: PERFECTION WITH A STRAW

Neo 1: BEHOLD

Neo 2: BEHOLD

Neo 1: IS THIS NOT WHAT WE HAVE ALL DREAMED OF

Neo 2: IS THIS NOT WHAT OUR DREAMS ARE MADE OF

Neo 1: IS THIS NOT THE BLOOD OF CHRIST

Neo 2: IS THIS NOT THE AMBROSIA OF THE GODS THEMSELVES

Neo 1: BEHOLD

Neo 2: BEHOLD

Neo 1: THE MANUFACTURING OF FANTASY TO REALITY

Neo 2: THE WONDERS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF CAPITALISM

Neo 1: FOR YOU

Neo 2: FOR ALL OF YOU

Neo 1: BEHOLD

Neo 2: BEHOLD

Both: THE STARBUCKS UNICORN DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE MANA STRAIGHT FROM HEAVEN MOST FUN EVER FRAPPUCINO

Neo 1: AND NOW A READING FROM THE PUBLIC RELATIONS AT STARBUCKS

Neo 2: IT SHALL BE  “a flavor and color-changing creation made with a dusting of pink powder blended into a mango creme Frappuccino and layered with a sour powder topping.”

Neo 1: “When you stir the drink, the color transforms from purple to pink, and the flavor goes from sweet and fruity to tangy and tart.”

Neo 2: AMEN

Neo 1: AMEN

Neo 2: AND SO IT WAS QUOTED IN THE BUSINESS INSIDER

Neo 1: AND IN SEVERAL OTHER ONLINE NEWS SOURCES

Neo 2: AND IT WAS GOOD

Neo 1: BEHOLD

Neo 2: BEHOLD

Neo 1: MAGIC AND WIZARDRY

Neo 2: SCIENCE AND INVENTION

Neo 1: A MAJOR WORK OF MODERN ART

Neo 2: A GIFT FROM THE SUPREME OVERLORD

BOTH: HOWARD SCHULTZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Neo 1: THANK YOU HOWARD

Neo 2: THANK YOU HOWARD

Neo 1: ONLY 39 GRAMS OF SUGAR IN A TALL

Neo 2: THAT’S ONLY 1.37568 OUNCES

BOTH: THANKS HOWARD

Neo 1: DON’T YOU JUST LOVE FUN

Neo 2: BOY DO I LOVE FUN

Neo 1: FUN FUN FUN

Neo 2: SO MUCH FUN

Neo 1: THIS IS GONNA BE A FUN SUMMER

Neo 2: A FUN SUMMER OF POSSIBILITY

Neo 1: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

Neo 2: OUR DREAMS ARE ACHIEVABLE

Neo 1: MAGIC IS ALL AROUND US

Neo 2: IM HOLDING ONTO MAGIC

beat

Both: THE STARBUCKS UNICORN DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE MANA STRAIGHT FROM HEAVEN MOST FUN EVER FRAPPUCINO

Neo 1: AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME

Neo 2: AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME

Both: I’M READY FOR ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

Both neos proceed to suck in the entire frappuccino as fast as they can. Curtain is called when the first Neo finishes the beverage.

CURTAIN.

gaysparkler  asked:

♒ for Shae :3

♒ - cooking/food headcanon

Shae is not a master cook, but he can make basic things. The skill of cooking is something I think most Dalish manage since it’s required if you want to survive in the wild.

Shae prefers salty and tangy foods over very sweet foods. Not to say that hates sweet foods, he can sometimes indulge in them but generally he likes things to be more tart/tangy. He absolutely loves fruits like apricots and peaches which are kind of sweet, but still fresh. Apples and pears are also good. Things like lemons are a tad too sour, but he would use them as seasoning in a dish. One of Shaes favorite desserts is apricots with fresh cream, very simple and nice. He also likes most berries.

Sometimes Josephine would order fancy Orlesian cakes to parties they have in Skyhold and those would be covered with honey and sugary things. The first time, Shae ate some just to be polite and had a stomachache later. After that, he would just secretly feed them to Dorian.

Shae eats meat, but prefers fish and vegetable dishes over meat, because it’s so heavy and makes him feel sleepy afterwards. Give him something like grilled fish and salad with some nuts and herbs and he’s happy.

Also, fresh bread. The clan never baked bread, they didn’t really have the things required for that. It’s something Shae tried first time in Haven and was absolutely amazed by it. Just fresh bread, still hot from the oven and some salted butter. The cooks in Haven were slightly amused by the fact that the “Herald of Andraste” had never eaten bread before. It’s still one of Shae’s favorite foods and he get’s really happy when fresh bread is available. Dorian finds his excitement over such a simple food absolutely adorable.

© Tina Rupp

Over-the-Top Dessert: Are you ready for the Fourth of July? This gorgeous tart features a combination of creamy yogurt and honey so it’s deliciously sweet and tangy. A graham-cracker crust spiced with bits of crystallized ginger and plump blueberries take it over-the-top.

Recipe: Honeyed Yogurt and Blueberry Tart with Ginger Crust

Rusty Nail's Recipes

Dear Drinkers. How has your holiday season been? So far, here at the Pony Keg, things have been delightful! All the more so after we got rid of that awful Elf On A Shelf and upgraded to a far more professional option. She may see you when you’re sleeping, and she may know when you’re awake. She certainly knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good, for Friendship’s sake!

Ladies and Gentlemen…

It’s Stalkerloo!

Yes, she’s traded in her scooter for a black turtleneck, and some Sam Fisher Spectacles, and sure, she might report folks to Twilight Sparkle’s Friendship Juche for Re-Education, but she does it out of how much she cares about her friends and community, and totally not out of fear of being Re-Educated, herself.

A Stalkerloo

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Smirnoff Orange Chilled in a Freezer.
  • 1 oz Stoli Cranberry Chilled in a Freezer
  • 2 Sugar Cubes
  • Chilled Soda Water
  • Chilled Collins Glass
  • 2 Food Grade Neon Green LED lights.

Special Equipment:

A spoon, or preferably, a Swizzle Stick with a Muddler.

Making a Stalkerloo:

  1. Put The Sugar Cubes into the glass
  2. Add the Vodkas.
  3. Muddle (Crush up) the sugar cubes, and stir them into the vodka until the drink is clear.
  4. Gently add the Soda, to top the glass, and give the drink a gentle stir, so you don’t agitate all the nice carbonation.
  5. Activate your LED lights, and drop them into the drink.
  6. Drink!

You’ve just made a Stalkerloo!

The drink is ideal for this time of the season, being both the tart, tangy savoryness of the cranberry and orange, while also being an effervescent lift, thanks to the soda water. The LED lights? Why, flip the light switch in the room you’re in, and you’ll see Stalkerloo’s Goggles right there in the glass.

Keep sending in suggestions as to who you’d like to see made into a drink, and Stay Thirsty, my friends!

JB as a boyfriend

The 5 senses version

Sight:

  • He has a poker face that only you know well enough to read his emotions
  • Smiling brightly every time right before he kisses you
  • His face lighting up every time you walk into the room, regardless of his mood

Sound:

  • Teasing you about silly things like being scared of spiders and scary movies (but he loves protecting you from those things)
  • Singing you cheesy love songs whenever he gets the chance
  • Texting or calling for at least an hour every night you aren’t together

Taste:

  • Apple pie ~ Tart and tangy, not 100% sweet but 100% tasty

Smell:

  • Fall leaves on a windy day, campfires in early autumn, hinting at storms behind his gentleness

Touch:

  • Spooning in bed with neck and jaw line nuzzles and kisses
  • Resting his head in your lap while watching TV on the couch
  • Massages on the bed that turn into tickle and pillow fights

Overall, JB doesn’t care about an audience, he is affectionate and loving at all times. He can be cranky but you are the one bright spot that always shines in his life.

Originally posted by leader-jb

Use This Instead! (Easy Ingredient Substitutions)

Grains. Most grains are fairly interchangeable. If you can’t find farro for recipes like Stefano Farro Chickpea Salad, swap in brown rice, quinoa, barley or wheat berries.

Semolina Flour. Semolina flour is a strong flour that works well for pizza and pasta dough. But if you don’t have any, don’t sweat it. Use all-purpose flour in the same amount.

Fleur de Sel. Fleur de sel is a delicate white salt from the northern Atlantic coast of France. Stefano uses it to finish dishes like his Fresh Tomato Salad with Basil, but another flaky salt, like Maldon salt, can be used in its place.

Greek Yogurt. Balkan- style yogurt that has a 6% M.F. (milk fat) or higher usually stands in perfectly. Or you can make your own drained yogurt.

Leeks. In many recipes that call for leeks, you can get away with a mild-flavoured onion like red onion or Spanish onion. Except for, you know, leek soup. Cuz then you’re making onion soup. You get it.

Shallots. Swap in garlic, leeks, or other mild, sweet onion. If the recipe calls for the shallots to be roasted whole, use pearl onions instead.

Sumac. With a fresh tart and tangy flavour, Stefano uses this in his Baba Ghanouj. If you can’t find it, use paprika instead.

Poblano chili peppers. With a mild to medium heat, Anaheim or jalapeno peppers usually make a good substitute, though the heat may vary so taste and add accordingly.

Anchovy paste. This gives recipes like Stefano’s Pan-Fried Trout with Anchovy Butter delicious umami flavour. Substitute with finely chopped anchovies if you can’t find the paste. Don’t have anchovies at all and you’re making Stefano’s Bacon and Egg Caesar Salad? A few shakes of Worcestershire sauce can be used in a pinch.

Marsala. When you don’t have this fortified Italian wine in your liquour cabinet, you can also swap in red wine or good quality stock, although the flavour of either won’t be as strong. The place where we’d tell you to avoid doing this for Stefano’s Veal Marsala. It’s what makes the dish.

Orange liqueur. Haven’t made your own yet? You can always use straight-up frozen orange juice concentrate.

White balsamic vinegar. Another pale-coloured vinegar like white wine or champagne vinegar makes a fine replacement.

Wine. While it won’t provide the same liveliness, you can sub in a high-quality stock in most dishes when you’re in a pinch. Depending on the recipe, you could even replace small amounts of wine with water (for deglazing, for instance).

Pancetta. We use this a lot here IN THE KTICHEN, but if you don’t have it or can’t find it, use regular bacon instead. Then you can still make Stefano’s Roasted Cornish Hens - a must if you haven’t yet.


Really nice recipes. Every hour.

Show me what you cooked!

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Diagon Alley, Orlando - Food (detailed info)

  • Paulopabita’s Fishy Green Ale : A non-alcoholic, creamy, green coloured drink with a mint cinnamon flavor and plum blueberry ‘fish eggs’.
  • Otter’s Fizzy Orange Juice and Peachtree Fizzy Tea : Fizzy tea is a peach flavored carbonated drink with a hint of ginger. Fizzy orange juice is a orange soda with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon with a slice of orange.

  •  Gilliwater Potions : From Fire Protection Potion, Babbling Beverage, Draught of Peace or Elixir To Induce Euphoria, add a potion of your choice to a plain bottle of gilliwater.

  • Tongue Tying Lemon Squash : A tart and tangy flavored drink with a hint of vanilla.

  • Butterbeer Ice cream : A soft serve ice cream, with classic butterscotch butterbeer flavor in vanilla ice cream.
  • Chocolate chili : Interesting combo of chocolate with spice.
  • Candy : Weasley Wizard Wheezes has a range of candy, including Fainting Fancies, Nosebleed Nuggets, Fever Fudge (vanilla fudge jelly beans), and Puking Pastilles (hard boiled sweets).

Diagon Alley’s menu offers a wide range of muggle menu as well, with traditional dishes like fish and chips, ploughman's  platter, toad in the hole, scotch eggs, etc.

since people are confused again…

Scott + Stiles = Scottles or Sciles, via the normal formations of fandom portmanteau ship names.

BUT WAIT!!! SEE IF YOU JUST MIX THE LETTERS UP A LITTLE BIT…

Sc ittles = Scittles. which is just one cute little letter off frommm…

bonus round: if you add in Derek, you get “Sour Skittles” (see get it, because he’s a sour wolf and the two of them over there are Skittles and “Sour Skittles” is a legit real world Skittles product ergo…)

if you add in Danny, you apparently get Tropical Skittles but this hasn’t really caught on yet and I can’t tell if it’s because the name itself isn’t as popular yet or because Danny/Scott/Stiles isn’t as popular an OT3. but.

throw the Nogitsune into things because well hey why not, and it now becomes Darkside Skittles (get it? because the Nogitsune makes the ship inherently pretty grimdark and fucked up and consent issues-y?)

as yet and as far as I know, Wild Berry Skittles, Dessert Skittles, Tart N Tangy Skittles, Ice Cream Treats Skittles, Smoothie Mix Skittles, Carnival Skittles, Mint Skittles, Licorice Skittles, Chocolate Mix Skittles, Citrus Skittles, Skittles Sensations, Fizzled Fruits Skittles, and Skittles Blenders are not claimed by any OTpolys that involve Scott and Stiles yet.

(but might I suggest Allison/Lydia/Scott/Stiles or Allison/Kira/Scott/Stiles for “Tart N Tangy” Skittles? it seems fitting.) (also no, I’m not even remotely kidding about how all of these are legit real flavors of Skittles.)

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A key lime pie with a Girl Scout cookie crust

Because I am always looking for an excuse to bake sweets, there’s only one time of year I make an exception to buying packaged cookies. That opportunity arrived a few weeks ago, in the form of our precious next door neighbor, standing at our door asking if I would be interested in buying Girl Scout cookies. I happily ordered three boxes of Trefoils and told her that I might make some of them into a crumb crust for a pie. Her eyes got wide as she imagined such an endeavor!

The cookies arrived just in time for a birthday. I crushed enough of them to make 1 ½ cups and substituted them for graham cracker crumbs in a pie crust. I mixed them with melted butter and some sugar, pressed them into the sides of a pie plate and into the oven it went for 5 minutes. Beautiful!

So, how do butter cookies compare with graham crackers in a crust? Delicious, albeit rich! Not that the richness got in the way of eating it in record time, mind you. Only one meager slice remains, tempting me every time I open the refrigerator.

If this pie has made you think about making a key lime pie, an extraordinary recipe was posted here a year or so ago. It’s tart and tangy and sweet and perfect.

butterscotchlou  asked:

If we were to release a line of One Direction wines - Wine Direction, if you will - what wine would each boy be?

You are very lucky I have thought about this and already know that its called Wine D and yes, let’s discuss. 

Zayn would be a Syrah; smooth and silky going down; its warm, maybe with a hint of cherry and black currant, pairs well with rich chocolate and classy jazz. It will be the embodiment of his high note in ‘You and I’, an orgasm in a glass if you will. You don’t taste it, you savor it. 

Liam would be a Chardonny; not heavy buttery one, more oaky and crisp, maybe with a pear undertone. Strong, but not too strong, works best with humid summer night; dusk on a patio, watching the sun set and enjoying a perfectly made risotto. Memorable. 

Niall would be a Champagne; sparkly, bubbly and the perfect mix of tart and tangy and a hint of sweet. Whether its making your morning that much better in bottomless mimosas, or being poured all over you at a pool party in Vegas, it always gets the job done. The selling line ‘let’s craic some tables together’ and who would say no to that. 

Harry and Louis would be a blend; yes, the dream team paired together to create the best of both worlds, a beautiful Rose. Its light, its a little too easy to drink, which means you will be buying it by the case. A nice strawberry hue and a hint of fruit, berries or maybe a bit of apple and will probably fall in love on the first sip. Which is pretty appropriate.