19 9 / 2014

mrv3000:

ophelia-tagloff:

kestrel337:

Just imagine the Avengers going to Ikea, and Thor is the only one who can pronounce the name of anything. 

This is disproportionately hilarious to me.

#COME LET US ASSEMBLE THE LÖVBACKEN

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19 9 / 2014

"The new girl in my class speaks like German and Dutch mix. But it’s not German and Dutch, it’s gibberish."

An 8 year-old Dutch girl describing Danish (via linguisticsyall)

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18 9 / 2014

wowitsfood:

WHITE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES (BLONDIES)
I used to hate white chocolate. I couldn’t stand the stuff at all. Then, somewhere along the road, my best friend, and co-admin on the blog, managed to convert me through copious amounts of movie nights where white chocolate kept making an appearance. I’m a pretty happy convert now, and this recipe is a winner. They’re just as rich and slightly chewy like brownies, only they’re..well, blondies instead. I dusted them with icing sugar and served them up with some fresh raspberries and pink lemonade.

You’ll need:

  • 180 g. butter, melted
  • 180 g. white chocolate, chopped
  • 180 g. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 120 g. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat your oven to 190 degrees celcius.
Heat water in a pot on the stove. Place a bowl over the water and pour the chocolate in the bowl, so the water will slowly melt the chocolate through the bowl. Stir the chocolate with a spoon one in a while to ensure that it melts thoroughly.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, flour and vanilla until light and fluffy. Pour in the melted butter and mix well. Once the chocolate is melted completely, add it to your batter and mix well again. Transfer the batter to a baking tray, and bake for about 30 minutes. They’re best when allowed to cool completely (if you can keep your hands off of them for that long!)

Original recipe here, it’s in Danish, but I wanted to give some credit. Enjoy!

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13 9 / 2014

wowitsfood:

FOCCACIA WITH ROSEMARY AND SEA SALT
Guys, foccacia is one of my all time favourite things when it comes to baked goods. It’s awesome by itself, you can customize your toppings completely to your liking, not to mention, you can serve it along with most things, and people will totally be impressed with your efforts. Nice. This foccacia is quick to whip up, develops a golden, crisp crust and has a soft and slightly chewy texture.

For the dough:

  • 250 g. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 10 g. dried yeast
  • 200 ml. cold water
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

For the topping:

  • Rosemary/any other topping (I used the dried version, but if you can get your hands on the fresh stuff, do it)
  • Sea salt

Method:
Mix your ingredients in a bowl, either with you hand or a spoon. Mix well until the dough is uniform, add more flour if it’s too sticky, but remember that it should never be too dry. Leave it to rise until it’s doubled in size. I left mine for a couple of hours.
Once your dough has risen, transfer your dough to an oiled baking tray or mould. As you can see, I used a round mould that’s meant for cakes, but it worked wonderfully with this. Spread and flatten the dough to the edges of your tray/mould. Leave it to rise for about another hour.
Preheat your oven to 220 degrees celcius. Brush your foccacia with olive oil and sprinkle on the seasalt and rosemary. Bake it for 20 minutes or until golden and crisp on the outside. Serve on it’s own, or as a side dish to your dinner, which is exactly what I did, and the recipe for that will be up soon, as well!

09 9 / 2014

Porcelain-berry is a deciduous, climbing vine of the grape family which can grow, with support, to a height of 16 feet. The unusual fruits of porcelain-berry, however, distinguish it from similar species. The fruit is hard, with the appearance of porcelain, and changes in color from white to a series of pastel shades of yellow; lilac, and green before finally turning a sky blue. All the colors can often be found on a single fruit cluster.

image sources: x x

(Source: demonologys, via losengeles)

09 9 / 2014

oliviawhen:

What if sleeping beauty became a knight instead? 

A mini project I’ve been thinking about for awhile. You can find a backstory comic [here].

(via flyingfabric)

09 9 / 2014

staxilicious:

artkat:

despairnaegami:

personasanta:

does anybody else think tired and sleepy mean two totally different things

sleepy is cute and dozing off and happy but tired is 10 cups of coffee and murder

image

reblogging because the last graphic comment is FLAWLESS

(Source: fumi-kanno, via flyingfabric)

08 9 / 2014

wetheurban:

DESIGN: The Future of Makeup Has Arrived

Using incredibly precise light projectors, Nobumichi Asai has demonstrated how a person’s face can be digitally altered in real-time.

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08 9 / 2014

wowitsfood:

JAM FILLED PANCAKE CONES WITH SPINACH CURD
Usually these pancakes would be found in the company of ice cream, but occasionally it’s nice with some variation. I used raspberry jam and a variation of lemon curd this time.

The pancakes

  • 3 eggs
  • 2sp lemon or orange juice
  • 1sp oil
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 5dl milk (alternative 3dl milk and 2dl water, if you prefer that)
  • 50g margarine or butter (this is really a matter of personal taste)
  • 1/2tsp cinamon
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 170g flour
  • 100g boiled rice (this mainly adds to the texture and gives you a bit more “food” per pancake - you can substitute with 50g flour if you prefer)

These are easy: mix it all in a bowl and its ready for the frying pan. It’s a good idea to use a small amount of margarine when frying - especially for the first one, after that you might skip it. 

The Spinach Curd

  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • the juice of 1/2 a lemon (at least 3sp)
  • 4 basil leafs
  • 110g sugar
  • 1egg
  • 50-60g butter

Blend the spinach, basil leafs and lemon juice. Mix the liquid with the egg and sugar and put it in a pot over low heat. Stir constantly while adding the butter a little at the time. Make sure that it does not boil. Once the liquid starts thickening, take it off the stove (after about 10-15min). If you want to get rid of the small fragments of spinach, run it through a sieve before letting it cool. 

08 9 / 2014

"

Q: Do I have to kill the snake?
A: University guidelines state that you have to “defeat” the snake. There are many ways to accomplish this. Lots of students choose to wrestle the snake. Some construct decoys and elaborate traps to confuse and then ensnare the snake. One student brought a flute and played a song to lull the snake to sleep. Then he threw the snake out a window.

Q: Does everyone fight the same snake?
A: No. You will fight one of the many snakes that are kept on campus by the facilities department.

Q: Are the snakes big?
A: We have lots of different snakes. The quality of your work determines which snake you will fight. The better your thesis is, the smaller the snake will be.

Q: Does my thesis adviser pick the snake?
A: No. Your adviser just tells the guy who picks the snakes how good your thesis was.

Q: What does it mean if I get a small snake that is also very strong?
A: Snake-picking is not an exact science. The size of the snake is the main factor. The snake may be very strong, or it may be very weak. It may be of Asian, African, or South American origin. It may constrict its victims and then swallow them whole, or it may use venom to blind and/or paralyze its prey. You shouldn’t read too much into these other characteristics. Although if you get a poisonous snake, it often means that there was a problem with the formatting of your bibliography.

Q: When and where do I fight the snake? Does the school have some kind of pit or arena for snake fights?
A: You fight the snake in the room you have reserved for your defense. The fight generally starts after you have finished answering questions about your thesis. However, the snake will be lurking in the room the whole time and it can strike at any point. If the snake attacks prematurely it’s obviously better to defeat it and get back to the rest of your defense as quickly as possible.

Q: Would someone who wrote a bad thesis and defeated a large snake get the same grade as someone who wrote a good thesis and defeated a small snake?
A: Yes.

Q: So then couldn’t you just fight a snake in lieu of actually writing a thesis?
A: Technically, yes. But in that case the snake would be very big. Very big, indeed.

Q: Could the snake kill me?
A: That almost never happens. But if you’re worried, just make sure that you write a good thesis.

Q: Why do I have to do this?
A: Snake fighting is one of the great traditions of higher education. It may seem somewhat antiquated and silly, like the robes we wear at graduation, but fighting a snake is an important part of the history and culture of every reputable university. Almost everyone with an advanced degree has gone through this process. Notable figures such as John Foster Dulles, Philip Roth, and Doris Kearns Goodwin (to name but a few) have all had to defeat at least one snake in single combat.

Q: This whole snake thing is just a metaphor, right?
A: I assure you, the snakes are very real.

"

"The Snake Fight Portion of Your Thesis Defense" by Luke Burns (via inevitablerecursion)

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