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bibliotecaria-d:

Anyone have any good applesauce recipes using mediocre eating (not baking) apples? Richness of flavor appreciated.

Peel and chop up about 2 pounds of apples.  Make them big chunks if you can, but you’ll want to keep as much of the fruit as you can.  Just avoid putting in the core (those corer things that cut the apple into 8 slices are cool).  Stick the apple chunks in a pot.  Add about a cup of water, and the juice of one lemon.   Then I do a quarter cup of dark brown sugar, and a quarter cup of maple syrup (the real stuff, not the corn syrup with maple flavoring).  If you don’t have the syrup, just do a half cup of the brown sugar.  My aunt does a half teaspoon of vanilla extract, and my mom does almond extract.  Both are yummy.  I personally like spicier applesauce, so I do about a 1/4 tsp of nutmeg and a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.  But you can play with the warm spices as much as you like.  Clove and Allspice are also good.  but too much clove can make your tongue go numb (yes, that’s personal experience talking).

Stir the apples to mix it all up, then cover the pot and cook over medium/med-high heat for um…. about 20-25 minutes.  When you take the lid off it should look that some of the apples have gone all broken up and mushy, while some are still big chunks (but really soft and tender.  Just like this is really good with porkchops).   If you like chunky applesauce, I’d use a potato masher to mash it up right in the pot.  If you like it smoother (like my nephew), let it cool some, then dump in a blender or food processor and blend it until it looks like what you want it to.

Side note, My ex-girlfriend used to cook the apples with raisins, too.  So that’s an option if you like raisins

This sounds really good.

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mousathe14:

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brianthuff:

Is there anything a natural 20 can’t do?

This is a poster idea I developed to show off the amazingness of tabletop rpgs.

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"You attempt to pickpocket the man, but accidentally pull down his pants instead."

"You reach out to push the orc off the bridge, but instead lightly caress his back. He is uncomfortable."

"You try to stab the guard, but you stab your crotch instead. Roll fortitude."

"You say your name is Bob and not Jim. Your lie is misinterpreted and they now believe you are a serial killer."

"You swing your axe, but it slips from your fingers and sails across the room."

"In an attempt to dodge the incoming arrows, you jump into the swarm.”

"You bull rush the enemy but miss and jump off of the cliff."

"You try to land on your feet but you land on your sword instead."

"While providing first aid, your hand slips and you stab him in the heart. He dies instantly."

I CANT BREATHE

(via cattywhompus)

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temporaryglitch:

TRANSFORMERS HAT GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the anniversary of the G1 cartoon and to celebrate the fact that I knit like a silly spider lady when stressed, I am giving away two hats!

This post is for the Decepticon hat! The Autobot giveaway is over here.

These hats are hand knitted with 100% acrylic yarn and a polyester felt applique. They’re pretty big and they’re like a hug on your head, and they’ve been knitted using the Capucine pattern!

It is important to note that these hats come from a cat, bird, and yeti friendly home!

Rules:

  • Likes and reblogs both count.
  • You don’t have to be following me, but it would be nice if you did!
  • Mutuals will receive an extra, lovingly knitted gift.
  • No giveaway blogs, please.
  • Should you win, you must have your ask box open and you must be willing to give me a valid mailing address. How am I supposed to send you these head-hugs otherwise?
  • It is possible to win both hats, but only if you are actually randomly picked twice; once for each giveaway.

A winner will be randomly selected and notified via ask box or fan mail on Wednesday, October 8th.

Good luck!

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temporaryglitch:

TRANSFORMERS HAT GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the anniversary of the G1 cartoon and to celebrate the fact that I knit like a silly spider lady when stressed, I am giving away two hats!

This post is for the Autobot hat! The Decepticon giveaway is over here.

These hats are hand knitted with 100% acrylic yarn and a polyester felt applique. They’re pretty big and they’re like a hug on your head, and they’ve been knitted using the Capucine pattern!

It is important to note that these hats come from a cat, bird, and yeti friendly home!

Rules:

  • Likes and reblogs both count.
  • You don’t have to be following me, but it would be nice if you did!
  • Mutuals will receive an extra, lovingly knitted gift.
  • No giveaway blogs, please.
  • Should you win, you must have your ask box open and you must be willing to give me a valid mailing address. How am I supposed to send you these head-hugs otherwise?
  • It is possible to win both hats, but only if you are actually randomly picked twice; once for each giveaway.

A winner will be randomly selected and notified via ask box or fan mail on Wednesday, October 8th.

Good luck!

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The Internet Slowdown is coming, and it’s going to be huge.

bibliotecaria-d:

fight4future:

Hey there,

Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo, Mozilla, Namecheap, Foursquare, imgur, and reddit.

Will you join too?

Everyone has a role in the Internet Slowdown. Click here to find out what YOU can do.

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Oh, but that’s not all that happened this morning. Just a few hours ago I got a phone call from a number in Washington, DC. The person on the other end tried to ask some questions without identifying themselves, but when I asked outright they told me they were from NCTA — yep, as in the National Cable Television Association, aka Comcast’s lobbying army.

 They wanted to know when we would be announcing the names of the companies participating in the September 10th net neutrality protest. I suggested they take a look at the front page of The Guardian, or at this op-ed by the CEO of Etsy in Wired, and mentioned they may want to check out this TIME Magazine article. Then I hung up.

After the call, I couldn’t stop smiling. I’ve been organizing for many years and one thing I’ve learned is that powerful enemies only start contacting you when they’re scared. If they don’t think you’re being effective, they ignore you.

Friends, we are giving some of the most powerful interests in the world a run for their money. And they have tons of money. We’ve got Comcast & company shaken up and scared. This is our chance to to drive the message home and win this once and for all.

All the tools you need for the battle are here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th

If you’ve got a website, blog, or Tumblr run the “slowdown” widget on your site to symbolically show your users a “loading” message and help people understand what the Web could be like without net neutrality. If you don’t have a site, change your profile pic to the “loading” symbol, so that the entire Internet is alive with protest on September 10th, and forward this email to everyone you know to spread the word.

The truth is, unlike Comcast and their cronies, we have nothing to hide. A report from the Sunlight Foundation yesterday showed that 99% of comments the FCC has received are in support of net neutrality. The public agrees, and hell hath no fury like the Internet scorned. As I write this email, I’m feeling more hopeful about our chances of victory in the battle for net neutrality than I have since we started this fight.

Last chance. We need you for the Internet Slowdown on September 10th. Are you in?

We can win this, and when we do, it’s a victory we can put in the history books.

For the Internet,
-Evan Greer at Fight for the Future

P.S. Our friends at Namecheap are really throwing down in the fight for net neutrality. Check out the awesome video they just put up at NetNeutrality.com (nice URL right?), wait til you get to the part where people are riding on toilets chasing wall street bankers up a bike ramp.

P.P.S. There’s still time to get your very own #TeamInternet t-shirt or hoodie. Go here and reserve yours before they’re gone! http://teespring.com/stores/team-internet

I live in a place where the country restricts access to the internet. I mention it, and people who live elsewhere get all huffy because they insist the right to access the internet unrestricted is so important. Well, what do you think this is? Instead of cutting off access by government ban, they’re doing it with a monetary amount. Unless you can afford to pay, you’re on your own.

Remember that this is an awareness campaign. It’s useless without actual action: emails, phone calls, pestering your local news, nagging CNN, getting on your Senator or Congressman’s back.

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deltadromeus:

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Yo if anyone’s interested in one of these for there dragon I’m up for doing them for literally like 10k or so. As I just ran out of funds for sniping.

ohhh! Me! These are cute. Can you do Blessed, Unnamed, and Jacek? I can remove items and skins if needed. Draketeeth #69673 on FR. Feel free to message me with a revised quote or a “no” for this trio if any of the markings are more work than your examples. :)

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