phobias

sirtophatthethird:

wayfaring-mermaid:

specialagentofthelamb:

This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!

Preach!

WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THIS?!

SO MANY OTHER COUNTRIES EITHER PAY FOR THEIR POPULATIONS’ EDUCATION OR JUST WRITE OFF THE BILL IF DOESN’T GET PAID FOR.

THE WAY THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM WORKS IS BACKWARDS AND MANGLED.

I am so proud to say that this woman comes from my home state of Massachusetts and a good friend of mine worked in her campaign and knows her very well.

She’s incredible.

theantidote
theantidote:

PEAR & ALMOND FRANGIPANE TART
5 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scarped out with the tip of a knife
1/2 tsp almond essence
peel from 1 lemon
3 Berre Bosc or William pears
Pastry:
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup icing sugar
60g chilled butter, chopped
1 egg yolk (keep white)
1/2 tsp almond essence
1 tbsp ice water
Frangipane:
100g butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg and 1 egg yolk
1 1/3 cups ground almond
1 tbsp plain flour
1/2 tsp almond essence
1/4 cup icing sugar for dusting
250ml softly whipped cream 
1 tbsp Amaretto or similar liqueur
1 tbsp icing sugar 
(optional to serve)
Put all ingredients (including vanilla bean seeds) except the pears in a big wide pot and bring to the boil stirring for a few minutes to dissolve sugar, then reduce to a simmer. In the meantime carefully peel your pears then put all together into the simmering liquid, if they are not fully covered add a little more water to cover them. Leave to cook for about 10 minutes if you have already ripe pears, 20 minutes for almost ripe pears and 35 minutes for absolutely rock hard. Test for doneness by piercing one to ensure the it is just soft but not mushy. Once the pears are cooked, remove carefully with a slotted spoon and put in a container, standing upright, and pour poaching liquid around to cover. Once cool core and cut into eighths- you may not use every piece, but the left over slices are delicious!

theantidote:

PEAR & ALMOND FRANGIPANE TART

5 cups water

1 cup sugar

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scarped out with the tip of a knife

1/2 tsp almond essence

peel from 1 lemon

3 Berre Bosc or William pears

Pastry:

1 cup plain flour

1/4 cup ground almonds

1/2 cup icing sugar

60g chilled butter, chopped

1 egg yolk (keep white)

1/2 tsp almond essence

1 tbsp ice water

Frangipane:

100g butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 egg and 1 egg yolk

1 1/3 cups ground almond

1 tbsp plain flour

1/2 tsp almond essence

1/4 cup icing sugar for dusting

250ml softly whipped cream 

1 tbsp Amaretto or similar liqueur

1 tbsp icing sugar 

(optional to serve)

Put all ingredients (including vanilla bean seeds) except the pears in a big wide pot and bring to the boil stirring for a few minutes to dissolve sugar, then reduce to a simmer. In the meantime carefully peel your pears then put all together into the simmering liquid, if they are not fully covered add a little more water to cover them. Leave to cook for about 10 minutes if you have already ripe pears, 20 minutes for almost ripe pears and 35 minutes for absolutely rock hard. Test for doneness by piercing one to ensure the it is just soft but not mushy. Once the pears are cooked, remove carefully with a slotted spoon and put in a container, standing upright, and pour poaching liquid around to cover. Once cool core and cut into eighths- you may not use every piece, but the left over slices are delicious!

student-slice

student-slice:

I’ve had a craving for Cinnamon rolls for so long and i’ve finally taken the time to put something together to get rid of it. My mum gave me my first cinnamon roll on a family outing about 10 years ago and I’ve loved them ever since. 

400g Warm Water

850g Plain Flous

14g Dried Yeast

1 tsp Salt

2 Eggs

1 Tbsp Cinnamon 

7 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

300g Sugar

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water along with and 150g sugar. Add the salt and half of the flour.

Stir for a few minutes then beat in the eggs and oil. Stir in the remaining flour, a little at a time making sure it’s full mixed in before adding more. 

The dough will come together. Onto a lightly floured surface turn out the dough and knead until it feels elastic, this usually takes about 5 minutes.

Let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size (1 Hour)

In a bowl, stir together the remaining sugar and 1 table spoon of cinnamon

Kneed the dough and spend some time working it to create a large sheet of dough using a rolling pin. Spread the cinnamon sugar mixture across the dough. Then roll up the log into a pinwheel. Cut into piece (Should make about 12)

Place the wheels in a lightly greased 9x13 in baking tin. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, again about an hour.

Preheat oven to 180 C or Gas mark 4.

Bake for 30 Minutes. 

They wouldn’t be the same without the icing

50g Cream cheese

100g (softened Butter)

Tsp Vanilla essence

40ml milk

200g Icing sugar

Beat the cream cheese and butter till soft, add in the milk and vanilla then slowly mix in the icing sugar. Poor over while the rolls are still warm and leave to set !  

I neeeeeed to make these!!!!!!

phobias
imnewlolhi:

craphat:

lucygoub:

Transformation Tuesday! So I’ve lost 14 lbs in the past 3 weeks using this natural cleanse. So glad my friend recommended it to me!

Omg let me just say your story inspired me! So I saw that the site was doing a promotion and giving a bottle for free, so I said why not and gave it a try. I swear i can feel the difference after a week already. They’re still offering a free bottle, so what have you got to lose?


GONNA LOOK SO GOOD IN MY SWIMSUIT NOW YAAAAAAAS


You looked much more beautiful 3 weeks ago..

imnewlolhi:

craphat:

lucygoub:

Transformation Tuesday! So I’ve lost 14 lbs in the past 3 weeks using this natural cleanseSo glad my friend recommended it to me!

Omg let me just say your story inspired me! So I saw that the site was doing a promotion and giving a bottle for free, so I said why not and gave it a try. I swear i can feel the difference after a week already. They’re still offering a free bottle, so what have you got to lose?

GONNA LOOK SO GOOD IN MY SWIMSUIT NOW YAAAAAAAS

You looked much more beautiful 3 weeks ago..