recipe weekend

Sep. 17th, 2017 08:29 pm
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Something I've cooked recently: Not a lot. I've been on a mission to eat all the summer peaches and tomatoes, and so there's been a lot of bread + tomatoes dressed with olive oil, and bread + tomatoes and mozzarella dressed with olive oil, and bread + tomatoes and ricotta dressed with olive oil. Also I have been "roasting" lots of red bell peppers under the broiler; I should freeze some, because I don't love the jarred kind.

I have baked a couple of nice things with peaches. Last weekend I made this peach and almond upside-down cake. I made a few modifications, as I tend to do: I increased the almond meal to 100 grams and cut the flour down to 155 grams, reduced the sugar in the cake batter to about 180 grams, omitted the almond extract since I didn't have any, and added about half a teaspoon of cardamom to the batter. It turned out very well despite the changes; the cake is a bit crumbly due to the extra almond meal but I don't mind that, and it's definitely sweet enough for my taste despite the reduced sugar.

Today I finally made a recipe I've wanted to try literally for years: Peach Slump with Ricotta Dumplings, from The Joy of Cooking.

more info and recipe under the cut )

Something I have concrete plans to cook in the near future: I don't have any concrete plans, except to keep eating tomatoes and peaches while they last.

Something I vaguely intend to cook someday: tomatoes and peaches aside, I am looking forward to autumn cooking. I want to bake my favorite apple cake again, and maybe a pumpkin roll or pumpkin muffins, and cook chicken with olives and preserved lemon, and make soups and bake bread. And maybe I'll try that Ottolenghi recipe for roasted vegetable tart, although I should probably do that soon while the veggies are still in season.

poll for a Sunday night

Sep. 10th, 2017 06:59 pm
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Default)
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A semi-serious poll to conclude the weekend. You can guess how much I'm looking forward to Monday morning.

People here via their network or whatever should feel free to answer too--it doesn't matter if I know you or not.


Poll #18799 Sunday Night Blues
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 15


Do you feel sad on Sunday night (or whatever night is the end of your weekend) because you have to go to work the next day?

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Yes, always or almost always
5 (33.3%)

Yes, sometimes
8 (53.3%)

Yes, rarely
1 (6.7%)

Never or almost never
1 (6.7%)

If you get the Sunday night blues, when do they generally start?

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Sunday evening
10 (71.4%)

Sunday mid-day
3 (21.4%)

Sunday morning
0 (0.0%)

Saturday
1 (7.1%)

If you get the Sunday Night Blues, do you think you'd feel differently if you liked your job more?

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Yes
6 (42.9%)

No
8 (57.1%)

Has this poll made you even more depressed about going to work tomorrow?

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Yes
5 (35.7%)

No
9 (64.3%)

Whose fault is it?

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Capitalism
13 (92.9%)

Human nature
2 (14.3%)

My boss's
4 (28.6%)

My coworkers'
3 (21.4%)

My own
2 (14.3%)

The patriarchy
5 (35.7%)

Other, which I might choose to explain in comments
1 (7.1%)

prompts, please?

Sep. 9th, 2017 07:58 pm
kindkit: Horatio (Nicholas Farrell) reads Hamlet's letter, text: Hamlet faxed me a soliloquy! (Hamlet: Horatio gets a fax)
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I'm trying to ease back into writing fanfic, and I could really use prompts to help inspire me. Some of you have already offered prompts, and thank you so much!!, but I'd love to have lots more.

So this is another post for prompts. Please don't hesitate. Leave more than one if you'd like! And it doesn't matter if I've already written something inspired by one of your prompts.

Prompts can be anything you'd like, but I find it most helpful if you give me a fandom, a character or two and/or a pairing, and a little something for me to work with, such as a word, a brief situation, a bit of poetry or song lyrics or other quotation. If you're not sure if I know a particular fandom, you can PM me if you like or you can just leave the prompt anyway. Basically: don't be shy, I'd love any and all prompts you can think of.

At the moment I'm writing drabbles, but hopefully as I start to feel more confident I'll expand into ficlets.

I probably won't be able to write something for every prompt, but I can guarantee I'll be grateful for every prompt.

Thank you!

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