Dane, 44. Columbus, Ohio. Photographer, baker, sketcher, gardener, science fiction fan, Anglophile, big fan of food.

Things you will encounter often should you choose to follow: English TV, bohemian decor, plants and flowers, '80s music, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, John Simm, Life On Mars, Mad Dogs, classic rock, oldies, jazz, mid-century design, photography (mine and otherwise, and usually of something domestic in nature) and food. And the occasional pride in having checked off a massive to do list.

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cacchieressa:

Unwise Purchases

They sit around the house
not doing much of anything: the boxed set
of the complete works of Verdi, unopened.
The complete Proust, unread:

The French-cut silk shirts
which hang like expensive ghosts in the closet
and make me look exactly
like the kind of middle-aged man

who would wear a French-cut silk shirt:

The reflector telescope I thought would unlock
the mysteries of the heavens
but which I only used once or twice
to try to find something heavenly
in the windows of the high-rise down the road,
and which now stares disconsolately at the ceiling
when it could be examining the Crab Nebula:

The 30-day course in Spanish
whose text I never opened,
whose dozen cassette tapes remain unplayed,

save for Tape One, where I never learned
whether the suave American
conversing with a sultry-sounding desk clerk
at a Madrid hotel about the possibility
of obtaining a room
actually managed to check in.

I like to think
that one thing led to another between them
and that by Tape Six or so
they’re happily married
and raising a bilingual child in Seville or Terra Haute.

But I’ll never know.
Suddenly I realize
I have constructed the perfect home
for a sexy, Spanish-speaking astronomer
who reads Proust while listening to Italian arias,

and I wonder if somewhere in this teeming city
there lives a woman with, say,
a fencing foil gathering dust in the corner
near her unused easel, a rainbow of oil paints
drying in their tubes

on the table where the violin
she bought on a whim
lies entombed in the permanent darkness
of its locked case
next to the abandoned chess set,

a woman who has always dreamed of becoming
the kind of woman the man I’ve always dreamed of becoming
has always dreamed of meeting.

And while the two of them discuss star clusters
and Cézanne, while they fence delicately
in Castilian Spanish to the strains of Rigoletto,

she and I will stand in the steamy kitchen,
fixing up a little risotto,
enjoying a modest cabernet,
while talking over a day so ordinary
as to seem miraculous.

~George Bilgere

fenderlust:

thank you Levon

Levon Helm. (May 26, 1940 ~ April 19, 2012)

fenderlust:

thank you Levon

Levon Helm. (May 26, 1940 ~ April 19, 2012)

Grace Slick’s white fringed dress that she wore at Woodstock in 1969. Grace chose the dress in anticipation of a hot August weekend in New York. However, the weather turned out to be wetter than expected, so in order to preserve her outfit until her performance onstage, Grace avoided the rain and mud by secluding herself indoors.

Its Time For Gardening!

ladybonetiern:

[Originally Authored By lunarlace]

Organic Bug Spray:

  • 1/2 cup of any kind of hot peppers
  • 1/2 cup garlic cloves or onions
  • 2 cups water

Combine ingredients and let set for 24 hours. Strain and spray onto foliage. An easy way to make this is to put the ingredients into a tea infuser and drop into a gallon jar/pitcher of water and set in the sun.

Weed killer:

  • 1 gallon vinegar
  • 2 cups Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup dish soap

Combine all together and put it into a spray container, and then spray away those weeds!

Extra Tips:

Don’t throw your eggshells away! They are great for the garden in so many ways! (Bugs don’t like them either!)

Leave wine bottles upside down (with water in them), to water plants at home while traveling or being busy!

Epsom salts in the garden:

When you plant your seeds, sprinkle about one tablespoon of Epsom salts into the planting hole as a fertilizer.

Mix one tablespoon of Epsom salts in a gallon of water, and apply to the root area after planting.

Re-apply the liquid solution when your veggies are in bloom, and do it again when you see small vegetables starting to grow.

Friday, April 18, 2014
catandcauldron:

Sugar Cookies
Here is a simple recipe for sugar cookies made with almond extract.  You can decorate with frosting if you like.  I just kept mine plain and they were perfect with an afternoon cup of tea.
Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
Directions:
In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for 1-2 hours.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. flour-dipped cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Yield: 6-7 dozen.

catandcauldron:

Sugar Cookies

Here is a simple recipe for sugar cookies made with almond extract.  You can decorate with frosting if you like.  I just kept mine plain and they were perfect with an afternoon cup of tea.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for 1-2 hours.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. flour-dipped cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 6-7 dozen.

"With all my knowledge and intuition I could never predict YOU. I can feed the caterpillar, and I can whisper through the chrysalis, but what hatches follows it’s own nature and is beyond me."
Hannibal, Su-Zakana - basically calling Will a beautiful butterfly. (via hannibalcrackers)

Most oddly amusing line of the episode: “Is your social worker in that horse?”

Most deep and touching line of the night: “You didn’t deserve to kill him.”

fiercebunny replied to your post: Is it bad that the whole horse/woman/b…

Going by Bryan Fuller’s twitter feed, I think that was intentional.

Hm, not sure whether I feel dumb or smart now. I’ll go with smart.

Is it bad that the whole horse/woman/bird thing made me think of turducken?

Tonight, on Cookin’ With Hanni: Tilipia Piccata on a bed of fresh spinach. 

Tonight, on Cookin’ With Hanni: Tilipia Piccata on a bed of fresh spinach. 

 
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