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Sour Cherry Jam -- from Food in Jars: Preserving Food in Small Batches Year-Round by Marisa McClellan

Ingredients )

Directions )

Yield: 3 pint jars -- or 2 pint jars, 2 half-pint jars, 2 quarter-pint jars.
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Batard of sourdough, cheddar scone, lemon bite, 2 quarts of sour cherries, 2 quarts of red sweet cherries, 1 pint of yellow sweet cherries, 3lbs of blueberries, 2 pints of black raspberries, 1.5 lb rhubarb bag of spring mixed greens, pint of fingerling potatoes, spring cheese, mixed milk morbier cheese, 2 hardneck garlic bulbs, pint of apricots,
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(and it's 87F past 9 PM, and the low's supposed to be 67F at 5 AM))

I'm mellllllllting

Harry Potter trends on AO3

Jun. 25th, 2017 06:05 pm
beatrice_otter: Luna Lovegood, Hermione Granger, Cho Chang (Girls of Potter)
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I read Harry Potter fic, even though I'm pretty sure I've never managed to read any of the novels all the way through, or watch any of the movies start to finish.  Whatever, that's fandom.

Anyway, I periodically go through looking for new fic on AO3, and the best way (imo) to do this is to click on the Harry Potter works tag, sort by date, and then put "kudos>100" (or whatever other kudos threshhold you choose, today I picked 1000 because it's such a huge fandom) so you only get stuff a lot of people have liked.  (If you just go "sort by hits" or "sort by kudos" in a fandom as old as Harry Potter, you only get the oldy-goldies, which I've mostly read already or know I won't like.)

I also have AO3 Savior, a greasmonkey script added on to my browser that allows me to blacklist tags and such.  Items tagged with stuff I don't want to see show up in Works lists as blocked, with reason for blocking.

I went looking for Harry Potter fic today.  Apparently, a VERY high percentage of popular fic right now has either character bashing or Voldemort sexytimes.  Also!  I have "*/Tom Riddle" and "Tom Riddle/* both blacklisted (the asterisk tells it to block anything there, so I don't have to go through and list alllll the possible Tom Riddle pairings).  But apparently, if I want to block threesomes with Riddle, I have to ALSO blacklist "*/Tom Riddle/*"

Why do so many people want to write and read about Voldie sexytimes?!?  I do not get it!  I'm not judging, you do you, but gah.

(The bashing is, alas, a Harry Potter trend of longstanding.  Thank you to everyone who a) realizes that that is what you are doing and b) tags it properly.)
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We were invited to post early, so here is my and Wren's Cap RBB:

Tony Stark and the Mysterious Marksman (18510 words) by Sineala
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel (Comics), Marvel Noir
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Tony Stark
Characters: Tony Stark, James "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers, Invaders (Team), Nick Fury, Carol Danvers, Victor von Doom
Additional Tags: Action/Adventure, Secret Identity, Identity Porn, World War II, Hero Worship, Doombots, Latveria, Snipers, Explosions, Canon-Typical Violence
Summary: The year is 1943, and the war is swinging into an unexpected front: the Allies need to get their hands on every magical item they can find before someone else does. There's no one more qualified for the job than Tony Stark, former adventurer for Marvels magazine. When Nick Fury sends him on his latest mission, Tony finally gets the chance to work with Captain America... and the guy won't stop extolling the wonders of his partner, some kid called Bucky. But when Tony gets back to base, he meets someone even better than the Bucky of Cap's stories: an enigmatic -- and incredibly handsome -- marksman by the name of James Barnes.

That's right, it's Marvel Noir Winteriron identity porn! I've never written Winteriron before, but this was a lot of fun! It was written to accompany Wren's gorgeous art, which you can view here. (The stargazing art was the original art, she drew the sniping art to go with the story, and the art at the end she drew to have more Noir art and I asked if I could steal it and put that scene in. So I did.) I originally wasn't even going to write for this, but the art just won me over (because OMG NOIR) and then I had an identity porn idea and... all of this happened.

I hope all three of you who like this pairing will appreciate this story. :D You probably don't need to know anything about Marvel Noir; I explain it at the beginning if you're curious.

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Jul. 12th, 2014 10:47 pm
beradan: Icon: image of Captain America taken from the comic book Captain America: The Fighting Avenger (Default)
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Today’s trip to IKEA was quite an experience and I now have, and have successfully assembled, an INGOLF.

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Jul. 13th, 2014 10:47 pm
beradan: Icon: image of Captain America taken from the comic book Captain America: The Fighting Avenger (Default)
[personal profile] beradan
There is a sheep-shearing contest on TV.

I did not know these things existed.

On character design

Aug. 1st, 2014 10:39 pm
beradan: Icon: image of Captain America taken from the comic book Captain America: The Fighting Avenger (Default)
[personal profile] beradan
if you are ever called upon to design a costume for a long-haired person who needs to engage in any kind of strenuous activity (for notable example see Tauriel, but it is not confined to females nor necessarily to fantasy),

please, for the love of whatever will motivate you most strongly, let them put their hair up.

do not make me do a longer and less efficient rant about why going into battle and/or climbing mountains and/or chasing criminals and/or fleeing annoyed wildlife and/or especially shooting a bow with long hair STREAMING IN THE WIND behind you is a good way to get hurt or killed or at least end up in a world of tangle-induced pain.

braids are an improvement but not necessarily perfect because while it will keep the little wispies out of the way, a braid has pretty significant momentum and will swing round and hit you in the face.

plus it is an excellent handle.

and leaving it all down is just

no.

you will die.

and your enemies will be finding hair in their dungeons a hundred years later, which might be a nice side benefit, but is it really worth dying for?

you can be pretty and swishy afterwards.

thank you for your time.

Time for noms!

Aug. 17th, 2014 10:14 pm

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Aug. 22nd, 2014 10:09 pm
beradan: Icon: image of Captain America taken from the comic book Captain America: The Fighting Avenger (Default)
[personal profile] beradan
Starting to move stuff into my brother's old room so I can paint my room.

Today is book day.

I think they breed during the night…
neotoma: Loki from Thistil Mistil Kistil being a dingbat (Loki-Dingbat)
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Sweet Cherry Ketchup/BBQ Sauce -- from Saveur, 28 August 2013

Ingredients )


Instructions )

Yield 3 to 4 half-pint jars; I got 3 half-pint jars and 1 quarter-pint jar today. [personal profile] ellen_fremedon informs me that this is excellent on tofu as well as meat.

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Jun. 4th, 2014 04:18 pm
beradan: Icon: image of Captain America taken from the comic book Captain America: The Fighting Avenger (Default)
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So in other news I have a job. I'll be doing scanning/file organization for a local business, which is expected to continue on to a part-time proofreading/paper wrangling thing. It’s not full-time or anything but HEY IT’S A START.

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Jun. 17th, 2014 03:53 pm
beradan: Icon: image of Captain America taken from the comic book Captain America: The Fighting Avenger (Default)
[personal profile] beradan
Apparently I am now watching a show about necromancy and pie.

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May. 2nd, 2014 03:40 pm
beradan: Icon: image of Captain America taken from the comic book Captain America: The Fighting Avenger (Default)
[personal profile] beradan
Going into my last college exam not fully prepared, which is weird because I am basically Hermione and I never do this, but I am also so very very done and my brain just won’t take anymore.
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