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thepermanentrainpress · 3 days ago
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PHÖENIX LAZARE RELEASES NEW SINGLE
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The Salt Spring Island singer-songwriter always brings a thoughtful warmth, a demeanor that is not only connected to her storytelling, but grateful for each lived chapter. I love the gentle folk pop sound, minimal production and uplifting instruments join in, but it’s kept very organic. I can still imagine the track being crafted over (many) late nights of reflection, and completed on the island overlooking the calm waters. 
“Against All Odds” affirms that your path will be clear with time. While ‘trust the process’ is a mantra you may be tired of hearing, a new perspective that honors an artist’s journey can behold a bright new power. Lazare’s self-produced debut album Gold will be released later this year.
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Written by: Chloe Hoy Photo credit to: Stasia Garraway
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askwhatsforlunch · 6 days ago
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Cheesy Barbecue Sweet Potatoes (Vegetarian)
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It doesn’t take much to make these beautifully Cheesy Barbecue Sweet Potatoes on a warm evening. But the result is a tasty, hearty dinner, to be enjoyed in the garden as the light very slowly dims. So fire up the barbie tonight! Happy Thursday!
Ingredients (serves 2):
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon good quality soft goat’s cheese
1 tablespoon double cream
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
Mature English Cheddar
1 small spring onion
Arrange a layer of coals in the barbecue. Top with a few small branches of wood (applewood gives good taste), and light.
Thoroughly scrub sweet potatoes under cold water. Pat them dry with paper towels. Lay two large sheets of foil onto kitchen counter and place one sweet potato onto each. Prick them all over with a knife. Sprinkle sweet potatoes with coarse sea salt, and drizzle with olive oil. Rub them thoroughly with oil and salt. Wrap each of them tightly with foil. Then, wrap each in a secon sheet of foil. Set aside.
Once the flames are low and embers glowing red, carefully place wrapped sweet potatoes, directly onto the embers, and cook, about 15 minutes. Then, using tongs, turn them on the other side, and cook, a further 15 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine goat’s cheese and double cream. Stir until well-blended. Stir in black pepper. Set aside. Grate about 1/3 cup Mature English Cheddar; set aside. Finely chop green part of the Spring onion; set aside.
Carefully remove the sweet potatoes from the embers, and place them onto serving plates. Unwrap foil, and slit each sweet potato lengthwise in the middle. Open up their skin, and press the flesh slightly with a spoon. Drizzle each generously with goat’s cgoheese cream and sprinkle with Cheddar and chopped Spring onion.
Serve Cheesy Barbecue Sweet Potatoes immediately.
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appleciders · 8 days ago
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rachel and leah and the water...i’m shortcircuiting
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thasdorah · 8 days ago
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* tag drop: ashara dayne.
* muse: ashara dayne / STARFALLEN. * character study: ashara dayne / A GRAVEYARD OF STARS. * isms: ashara dayne / IT IS THE DESTINY OF STARS TO COLLAPSE. * in character: ashara dayne / HER HEART WAS BROKEN. * aesthetic: ashara dayne / SEABREEZE AND STARLIGHT. * physique: ashara dayne / HAUNTING VIOLET EYES. * dynamics: ashara dayne & arthur dayne / LIKE THE SEA WOULD MISS SALT IF THAT WERE TAKEN AWAY. * dynamics: ashara dayne & eddard stark / SPRING HAD COME‚ OR SO THEY THOUGHT.   * dynamics: ashara dayne & elia martell / WE DESERVED A SOFT EPILOGUE.
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aryburn-trains · 10 days ago
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Glenwood Springs Stop
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Glenwood Springs Stop by Doug Lilly Via Flickr: The Rio Grande Zephyr rolls into its station stop at Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This was one of the longer stops along the way from Denver to Salt Lake City. March 21, 1983
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aryburn-trains · 11 days ago
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Denver & Rio Grande Western, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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Denver & Rio Grande Western, Glenwood Springs, Colorado by Rick Horne Via Flickr: Denver & Rio Grande Western F9A #5771 leads the Rio Grande Zephyr into Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The Rio Grande Zephyr was the last non-Amtrak inter-city passenger train in the United States. Service ceased in 1983. #5771, the operating F unit on the Rio Grande, was retired in 1984 and donated by Southern Pacific to the Colorado Railroad Museum in 1996 where she is on static display. July 15, 1972
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shiningstages · 12 days ago
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Honestly speaking, writing yesterday made me feel so good??? Like I wrote from midnight until 2AM, and then wrote some replies when I woke up yesterday and this morning, and it almost felt like a dark cloud got lifted off of me. Like I was back in middle school / high school when rp was more of my escape from school work and bad thoughts (but in the present I’m escaping from long work hours and bad thoughts; school’s fine for now~). It made me feel so light and calmly happy in a way it hasn’t really felt in probably a couple months? I think even before my laptop battery shenanigans I was just feeling really down and not realizing it until life attacked me, but doing this bit of writing was really nice and helpful for me~
Though sorry to gush only to say that I’m gonna go a bit quiet again; I probably won’t tackle the other things I owe until Tuesday where I just have A Day to sit down and focus on the big stuff (and plus, even though I love school right now, I’m saving my school work to do today / tomorrow~). But I just wanted all of y’all to know how happy being here still makes me, how happy writing makes me, and how (hopefully) hype writing is gonna be when I have the whole of August off from school~!
#;big bubble blowing baby! ( ooc )#( i'm more excited for august than i have been since i first plotted that school schedule out gfhgxfghfgfxj#speaking of scheduling; plotted out when i should hopefully be graduating...fall or spring 2022..........it can't come fast enough fgxcgfxdj#the biggest hurdle for me on that front will be finding internships and getting them approved by my dean / program#might look into those in august; though most definitely have to apply to one before spring 2021 term#why must i have two internships as well?? and do they have to be different?? who knows; i'll ask a counselor in fall#going back to campus for a class too.........spooky~ but i'm vaccinated and prepared! *sparkle emojis*#on the work front; hopefully the 'stealing my to only work at the cafe part' plan goes well#this week i have 35 hours because of my training; and the tl warned me i have a lot of hours next week too#*starting sunday i have 35 hours; and then that next week i should have a lot of hours still#but hopefully after that it's the 20~ hour range that i want (she promised; hopefully she keeps her word...)#that said i'm both excited and terrified to be learning coffee and a big microwave!! though a coworker showed me how to make my drink~#five pumps of caramel; up to the bottom line on expresso; some water (forgot to what line nooo); two salt packets for the grande and venti..#so i remember most of how to make a salted caramel cold brew...i believe in me...i hope i'm not accidentally thrown to the wolves~ )
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askwhatsforlunch · 13 days ago
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Sage and Port Sautéed Chestnuts (Vegetarian)
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We usually eat chestnuts in the Autumn and Winter, when they are in season; even when we haven’t gone in the woods to pick them in their prickly coat! But since every time we go to the store, the cans of chestnuts are still sitting there, we just can’t help but buy a couple. And on days when the fridge and vegetable and fruit baskets are empty, it is nice to have one of those in the larder, and cook something simple but hearty and tasty, like these delicious Sage and Port Sautéed Chestnuts!
Ingredients (serves 2):
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 Spring onion
a bunch fresh sage
2 heaped cups cooked chestnuts (canned, bottled or sous-vide)
1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 1/2 tablespoon good quality White Port
Melt butter with olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
Finely chop Spring onion and sage, and add to the skillet, saving a little chopped green part of the Spring onion. Cook, 1 minute, then stir in the chestnuts. Sauté, about 3 to 4 minutes, until hot, shaking the pan often. Drizzle with White Port, and cook, 1 minute more.
Serve Sage and Port Sautéed Chestnuts hot, sprinkled with chopped green part of Spring onion and small sage leaves.
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patheticgardener · 16 days ago
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Lilacs (Syringa vulgaris)
We’ve been trying to grow lavender for a years with little success, however while I was looking out the window the other day, I noticed the lilacs in full bloom. They have a lovely scent and since we don’t have lavender around, why not use what we have?
I started to make diy salt scrubs at home, I’ve been slowly perfecting the right recipe. First, I used kosher salt, sugar, and essential oil. Essential oil needs to be mixed with a carrier oil to be applied topically; so I tried coconut oil, however I found coconut oil is comedogenic (i.e. clogs pores). So I changed the recipe to sea salt, epsom salt, glycerin oil, and I’ve been using dried hibiscus leaves, basically loose tea leaves for scent. It is a significantly better recipe however, I’m not a fan of the staining from the tea leaves. Which is where the lilacs come in! They are only around for a short period of time in the spring, so we harvested a bunch of the flowers and are trying 4 separate ways of preserving them: freezing, air drying, in coconut oil, and in honey. Lilac flowers are also edible. so we will be posting the various things we try to do with these beautiful, fragrant, flowers!
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askwhatsforlunch · 17 days ago
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Honey Glazed Carrots and Turnips
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These gorgeously Honey Glazed Carrots and Turnips make an excellent side to your Sunday roast, whether it is Roast Beef, Roast Chicken, or even Baked Salmon. Lighter than roasted vegetables, and still full of vitamins as they are cooked in their skin, they are perfect for a Springtime luncheon. Happy Sunday!
Ingredients (serves 2):
6 small carrots
8 small turnips
1/, teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 sprig fresh sage (about 4 leaves)
2 heaped tablespoons frgrant honey (like Manuka Honey)
2 1/2 cups water
Thoroughly scrub carrots and turnips under cold water, and place them in a large saucepan. Add coarse sea salt, fresh sage and Manuka Honey. Cover with water.
Cut a circle of baking paper roughly the size of the saucepan, cut a hole in the middle of it, and fit onto the carrots and turnips. Place saucepan on the stove, and cook over medium heat until water has almost completely evaporated, and carrots and turnips are tender, about 30 to 35 minutes. 
Discard baking paper, and continue cooking over a medium flame, until remaning liquid reduces and beatifully coats the vegetables, 5 to 10 minutes.
Serve Honey Glazed Carrots and Turnips hot, as a side to Roast Lamb. 
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michael-massa-micon · a month ago
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Florida Blenny - April 2021 I would never have known that I had taken any pictures of a Blenny if a woman hadn’t been staring down into the water and saying to her husband, “Oh, he’s so cute.” When I walked over and asked them what they were looking at, she poinnted out a small fish that was hiding in a hole in the sand at her feet. The Blenny almost never leave their holes, and for that reason their eyes are forward on their faces so they can better see the opening to their hole. With their large eyes facing forward, they have an almost human look to their faces and thus might be considered “cute.” The first image is of a school of fish I took before I knew that there was also a Blenny hiding in the sand beneath the swimming fish. The second image is the Blenny that was hiding beneath the woman. And the third image is the male half of a Blenny couple. He has come out of the hole while she goes in to deposit eggs. They move really fast and I wasn’t able to get an image of both of them out of the hole. Evidently after she has deposited her eggs in his hole, she scurries back home to her hole a short distance away leaving the male to watch over the eggs and the hatchlings. MWM
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michael-massa-micon · a month ago
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Swimming Area at Salt Springs - April 2021 This image of the swimming area at Salt Springs clearly shows why reservations at the campground are sometimes difficult to get and why people are willing to pay $11.00 a person for a day use pass to this park. The wooded areas above the walls are a park with picnic tables, etc. Use of the swimming area is included in the campground fees, so many people camp especially for the purpose us using the swiming/picnic area. MWM
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michael-massa-micon · a month ago
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Opening to Salt Springs - April 2021 The swimming area at Salt Springs is very shallow and suitable for small children, but the actual springs themselves are very deep and turbulent. I used my old Kodak Sport underwater camera to get these images. The first image shows the opening to one of the Salt Springs. While I was holding my camera underwater taking these images, a young man dove to the bottom of the spring opening. I included an image with him in frame to give a better indication of the size of the spring. MWM
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michael-massa-micon · a month ago
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Tussock Moth Caterpillars - April 2021 The Tussock Moth is common in the area around the Salt Springs Campground at the Ocala National Forest in Florida. And while we were there it was the season for Tussock Moth Caterpillars (Orgyia leucostigma). They were everywhere. And there are apparently at least three distinct types depending upon the exact subtype of Tussock Moth. I used my macro lens to get these images. The caterpillars themselves are only about a half-inch long, but they seem to get on everything. MWM
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