calebtheraconteur:

qonorrhea:

raspberryripples:

This scares me.

but imagine going into a store and being like “yes i need three thousand knives”

When people at work ask me how I’m doing.

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via the4freedoms)

Brownie Nanaimo Bars

Cherry Walnut Brownie

Ingredients:

  • 227 grams (8 ounces) semisweet chocolate
  • 113 grams (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 150 grams (2/3 cup) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla
  • 125 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 100 grams dried tart cherries
  • 100 grams walnuts, chopped
  1. Line a 9”x13” (or two smaller pans, I used two large loaf pans) with parchment paper and grease lightly. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter together by microwaving in repeated 30 second increments until the chocolate has melted. Stir until smooth and then cool.
  3. Whisk in the sugar, followed by the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Stir in the vanilla and then the flour.
  5. Stir in cherries and walnuts
  6. Pour into pan and bake, checking every 15 minutes with a toothpick until it comes out clean (~30-45 minutes).
  7. Cool completely in the pan. You can put it in the freezer for 20 minutes if you’re short on time.
Nanaimo Bar Filling
Ingredients
  • 130 grams (1/2 cup + 1 tbsp) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tbsp cream or evaporated milk
  • 3 - 4 tbsp vanilla custard powder
  • 200 grams (~1 and 2/3 cups) icing sugar
  1. With an electric mixer, cream butter, cream, 3 tbsp custard powder, and icing sugar until smooth and fluffy. If the filling seems too loose, add another tablespoon of custard powder and mix until smooth.
  2. Spread the filling over the brownies, cover the pan with cling wrap, and put in the fridge while you make the chocolate glaze.
Chocolate Glaze
Ingredients
  • 4 oz of chocolate
  • 2 tbsp butter
  1. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler.
  2. Once melted let it cool a bit and then, while still liquid, pour it over the filling and spread with a spatula or spoon so it’s one even layer.
  3. Cool in fridge for 20 to 30 minutes.
References:
-http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/recipes/desserts/item/757-chocolate-brownies-recipe
-http://www.nanaimo.ca/EN/main/visitors/NanaimoBars.html

Free Ticket

Are you or someone you know a Leafs fan? Are you free tomorrow night? Do you want to go to a the preseason game game at the ACC on Wednesday evening?
If yes, I have an extra ticket that I’m willing to give away for free. Message me if interested. 
Morning kitty!

Morning kitty!

Weekend baking: yeasted pear upside-down cake with buckwheat honey caramel

Weekend baking: yeasted pear upside-down cake with buckwheat honey caramel

Spent the day hiking at Killbear Provincial Park. Finally back to cell reception land.

Spent the day hiking at Killbear Provincial Park. Finally back to cell reception land.

Poached eggs on avocado toast, kale and strawberry smoothie, and coffee with almond milk #breakfast

Poached eggs on avocado toast, kale and strawberry smoothie, and coffee with almond milk #breakfast

Tags: breakfast

So I spent most of my run today thinking of all the twitter reaction to this blog post (http://jenlc13.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/hockey-twitter-social-change-2/) and while most of what’s worth being said about it has already been said, I just have a thought for all the people using it to prop up the idea that ladies need to calm down and explain things rationally or else they’re damaging the discourse.Maybe it’s worth considering why the women you’re trying to talk to are reacting with emotion rather than the calm, rational debate/explanation you want?

I completely agree with the idea that screaming someone down is not particularly persuasive, but can you be rational and try to figure out why that’s the reaction you’re getting instead of getting pouty and defensive? Unless you’re of the belief that women are particularly emotionally unstable, there’s got to be a reason that a lot of women are expressing frustration or anger at your confusion or “harmless” questions. Maybe, it’s because sexual harrassment is a very real and hurtful experience for some women? Maybe the women you’re talking to have had to slog through calming themselves down to have discussions with concern trolls, devil’s advocates, and general assholes only to realize that they’ve wasted hours of time and emotional energy on people who don’t give a fuck, and you sound just like those other dudes? Maybe you’re actually derailing the conversation?

So if you’re a well meaning dude, try to give that a moment’s thought before you go talking about the culture of outrage or damaging the discourse. Your defensive reaction isn’t particularly helpful or kind either.

Back at home. Cat still occupying yoga mat.

Back at home. Cat still occupying yoga mat.