Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited! I have been helping my friend Kate (, @gourmetstash on Instagram) prep for the show, which is just adding to my excitement. It’s going to be a fabulous time!
Russian Tea Recipe
* 5 to 6-1/2 cups water
* 1-5/8 cups sugar
* 40 cloves
* 2 cinnamon sticks (optional)
Simmer for 45 minutes
* 4 cups water
* 4 individual bags black tea
Steep for 7 minutes
Mix water & tea
* 12-ounce can frozen condensed orange juics
* 1 quart pineapple juice
* 1/2 cup lemon juice
Can be served hot or cold.
Apparently I came out as 95% Midland and 92% Southern. I’m one mixed up Tennessean.
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements — the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life — weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of the stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”
~ Lawrence M. Krauss
Actually, I love the entire Scapers palette. Maybe someday.
What kind of nerd am I that I didn’t look here first!
I just discovered that it’s only been 9 months since my last post, not the year that I thought. Yay, me. I’m not sure where I plan to go with the blog this round, but it’ll probably be less structured and involve more rambling in the vein of this post. Read at your own peril of boredom. Continue reading
I’ve not made this recipe yet, but I plan to tomorrow. I received a request from a friend, so here is the recipe. I will paste an update after I make it.
First of all, I have never enjoyed an audio book as much as this one. At least half a star is for that alone. The story was quite the exciting romp through the world of the Gentleman Bastards. I don’t know how to say much without spoiling the book for people, but suffice it to say that if you enjoyed The Lies of Locke Lamora you will most likely enjoy Red Seas Under Red Skies. Jean & Locke are definitely up to no good and it doesn’t always work out for them. Still, to paraphrase one of Jean’s more memorable lines, they’re the biggest, baddest motherfuckers in the room.
My 8 year old daughter’s unexpected response to a writing assignment about being female… – Imgur (From reddit.com/r/2XChromosomes)