recipe weekend

Apr. 30th, 2017 03:31 pm
kindkit: Two cups of green tea. (Fandomless: Green tea)
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Something I've cooked recently: This is stretching the definition of "recently," but I wanted to give a bit more detail about the potato, cheese, and greens pie I mentioned in my last food post, since it turned out quite well.

It was based on this recipe by Paul Hollywood, but with a few modifications. I used only butter in the crust, since that's what I had, and I only used 113 grams (1 US stick of butter) rather than the 150 called for. I didn't want to thaw out a second stick of butter, and it seemed to me that the dish was pretty rich already. It worked fine, and also, because I baked the pie in a deeper, narrower dish than the original recipe called for, I only used a little more than half the pastry (the rest is in the freezer awaiting its destiny). In the pie itself, I used a mix of cheeses--cheddar, Cantal, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and feta--because I thought that would be more interesting, and also because British-style mature cheddar is hard to find in the US and expensive. I also added a big bunch of dandelion greens, blanched, squeezed, and chopped fairly finely. Be sure to squeeze all the water out of the blanched greens, and maybe cut back the milk a little; I wasn't as careful as I should have been and the filling was a bit runny as a result.

The pie was very tasty. The greens add earthiness and texture, and make the pie pretty much a meal in itself.

Since then I haven't done a ton of cooking, as I've been trying to use up some of the leftovers in my freezer. Today, though, I made something that turned out well, probably better than it deserved to, so I'll talk about that.

Mung Bean Stew with Grains, Greens, and Beef )

Something I have concrete plans to cook in the near future: Well, I bought some pears the other day and in a little while I'm going to make a pear crisp with almonds and toasted sugar. I also want to make an almond-and-polenta cake with orange, but probably not until next weekend. I have some tomatoes that I want to slow-roast in the oven for pasta sauce or something. I'll probably roast them once the pear crisp is out of the oven, but I'm very full from the stew so I doubt I'll actually use them until tomorrow or later.


Something I vaguely want to cook eventually: It's all a bit vague. The recent cold snap has made me crave stews, soups, polenta, beans, and sausage, but it's going to warm up again soon, so who knows? I definitely want to use a lot of pantry staples, though, because they're accumulating.

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2qiu0MI on April 30, 2017 at 11:31AM

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Vid: We Are The Brave (Mass Effect)

Apr. 30th, 2017 03:03 pm
shinyjenni: Toph from Avatar: the Last Airbender (toph)
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Equinox reveals were yesterday! Thank you to [personal profile] starlady and [personal profile] cosmic_llin for my vids! :D Here is the vid I made for [personal profile] such_heights:

Title: We Are The Brave
Fandom: Mass Effect
Character/Pairing: Ensemble, FemShep/Liara, FemShep/Garrus
Music: VERIDIA
Content notes: Bright flashes, fast cuts, jerky movement. One image of suicide (timestamp: 0:40, please ask if you want more information.)
Spoilers: Contains footage from all three games and all DLC.
Summary: Love is gonna win the fight.
Notes: For [personal profile] such_heights in the Spring 2017 [community profile] equinox_exchange. ♥
Download: here (3:36 minutes, 132MB) | subtitle .srt
Also at: Youtube | AO3 | Tumblr

streaming and lyrics under the cut )
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Title: Let's Kiss in Canada
Fandom: due South
Relationship: Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski
Rating: General Audiences
Length: 37 words
Summary: Kowalski isn't the only one who is a poet on the inside -- Fraser has poetry hidden inside too.
Fic on AO3.

Title: Step One
Fandom: due South
Relationship: Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski
Rating: Teen & Up
Length: 12 words
Summary: Fraser and Ray take the first step in consensual bondage.
Fic on AO3.

Title: Sea Change, See Change
Fandom: Wilby Wonderful
Relationship: Dan Jarvis/Duck McDonald
Rating: Teen & Up
Length: 85 words
Warning: Mention of past suicidal intentions may be triggery for some readers, but note that it is not graphically described and that it resolves with the protagonist choosing life and love.
Summary: Dan had been suicidal, but the self-destructive bent has been banished by acknowledging and accepting love.
Fic on AO3.

Equinox Spring 2017 reveals

Apr. 29th, 2017 08:19 pm
starlady: Mako's face in the jaeger, in profile (mako mori is awesome)
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As you can now see from the Equinox collection on AO3, I made the Star Trek Beyond vid We Are Who We Are for [personal profile] shinyjenni.

My vidders, both for Deep Space Nine, were [personal profile] kuwdora, with Pundits and Poets, and [personal profile] such_heights, with I Lived. ♥

On a personal note, I am at 2/3 for guesses, and I feel vindicated.

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Hey! Looks like I can fess up to my Equinox vids now! I made two:

Fox on the Run - Doctor Who (2005), Doctor/River, for [personal profile] purplefringe 

Under My Skin - Multi-fandom, alien horror in space, for [personal profile] genusshrike 

And I can now properly thank [personal profile] violace for Infinity, the fucking amazing No Man's Sky vid I received (will update link when signed version goes up). She ROCKS.

STORY: "Svefnthorn" - Sinbad (TV)

Apr. 29th, 2017 06:50 pm
dorinda: Gunnar and Sinbad at the ship's rail, smiling. (sinbad-gunnar_smile)
[personal profile] dorinda
I meant to post this this morning, but then there were dishes to do, and then I worked on (well, brainstormed, anyway) my fledgling idea for Night on Fic Mountain, and then I went out for an Ingress walk in the gross swampy heat, and look it's almost 7pm. /o\

If you were around here on More Joy Day 2017, you'll probably have already seen this, but!:

Svefnthorn (1117 words) by Dorinda
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sinbad (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gunnar/Sinbad (Sinbad)
Characters: Gunnar (Sinbad), Sinbad (Sinbad)
Additional Tags: Runes, Snakes, Escape, Sleep
Summary:

"You are not going to try to feed yourself to the snake so I can get away," said Sinbad at once. "So stop it."



([personal profile] movies_michelle gave me Gunnar/Sinbad and the prompt "sleep", and then I dunno what happened, there was a giant magic snake and stuff. :D )

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Apr. 29th, 2017 05:39 pm
yhlee: Jedao's motto: I'm your gun (hxx I'm your gun)
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Chocolate Ammo

(I wonder if Jedao would eat chocolate ammo?!)

The satisfied customer endorsement really worries me:
The chocolate is surprisingly delicious and I now use the tin to store my real ammo. Great idea!--Damien Drake, Washington, USA

That either sounds like a trip to the ER or a firearms safety accident waiting to happen...O.o

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Apr. 29th, 2017 11:36 pm
such_heights: a figure in white against the sky (stock: the blue blue sky [subjunctively])
[personal profile] such_heights
I don't have it in me at present to post properly about either of these things, but I made a DS9 vid for Equinox Vids, and Doctor Who was once again lovely this week.

Thank you all very much for your comments on my last post. <3
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Oh man, I had Pokemon Go running while I was down in Indiana, and I scored an Up-Grade from one of the two pokestops between the train station and the Dunes. Apparently the only thing the Up-Grade works on is a Porygon, but I only have one Porygon and I don’t know if I want to evolve it…

DECISIONS. Spark guide my hand. 

(Spark says “You have three Porygon candy. If you’re gonna upgrade it you’re gonna have to walk like a billion miles first. Just FYI.”)

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the joys of a Santa Fe spring

Apr. 29th, 2017 11:16 am
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Airship)
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Yesterday it snowed off and on all day, but the snow didn't stick. Here's what I woke up to this morning.

it looks a bit wintry )
sweetestdrain: (my doctor)
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The very first Equinox vidding challenge, and there were FIFTY-FOUR VIDS! I received two fantastic ones!

Like the Moon (Barbarella) -- This vid is so mesmerizing and beautiful. I think it's a really interesting framing of the movie, too -- the abundant camp is both celebrated and given gravitas.

Running for Cover (Star Wars) -- So many fantastic parallels, but it's not just about that -- it's about love and grief and revolution.

Of the other vids I've watched, these are the ones I've come back to multiple times:

16 Tons (Aliens franchise) -- Such an amazing song choice. I've never watched past Aliens, but this vid made Ripley's arc so clear and so brutal.
Firework (Star Trek: Voyager) -- C'mon, you know the Doctor was your favorite Voyager character. You know you want to wallow in Doctor feels for minutes at a time. This vid!
Infinity (No Man's Sky) -- So beautiful!
Never Quite Right (Star Wars: Rogue One) -- I love the imagery and the metaphor at work in this vid -- the circles of light and dark, the lantern flickering...
Pourquoi la Lune? (A Trip to the Moon) -- So neat! Why the moon, indeed.
Science Fiction Double Feature (Star Wars) -- It's a SCIENCE FICTION DOUBLE FEATURE.

And so many other great vids -- you can find them here. And reveals are tomorrow!

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