eve11: (dw_twelve_equations)
2017-10-09 09:12 pm

Fic rec!

Cooling their Heels by moon_custafer

Doctor Who, an adventure story with Twelve and Bill. It's a WIP but it's delightful so far; great OCs and a breezy, compact but surprisingly descriptive writing style.


And a bonus, a short and complete piece: feel the beat from the tambourine by triplesalto. One time Bill dances, one time the Doctor dances, and one time they dance together.
eve11: (Default)
2017-09-17 05:36 pm

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All caught up on Game of Thrones. It took 3 weeks but I watched them all. Now I'm waiting with the rest of everyone for season 8.

random spoilers )
eve11: (dw_twelve_equations)
2017-07-04 10:51 pm

Fic Rec!

This one hits all the right notes: And The Last Age Should Show Your Heart by Quanna.

The Doctor saves the Master, one final time, and gives her the universe to look after in his place.

A post 'the Doctor Falls' AU in which the Doctor dies, and the Master goes on; without hope, without witness, without reward.
eve11: (dw_tardis_beautiful_idiot)
2017-06-17 07:47 pm

Quick Rec: Love, that Loosener of Limbs, by amatalefay

Haven't done this in a while, but there are enough of you on my flist that I know will enjoy this piece, and it's super duper short and possibly easily overlooked, but it's also brilliant so I'mma point it out just in case you missed it. Love, That Loosener of Limbs by amatalefay. Bill meets Sappho.
eve11: (chance)
2017-05-10 07:18 pm
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eggplant sticks

1 eggplant
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/4 c seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 tsp salt
ground black pepper

Peel and slice eggplant into thin sticks. Toss in a bowl to coat with olive oil. Sprinkle other ingredients, toss to coat, bake at 400 ~17 minutes or until desired doneness.
eve11: (chance)
2017-05-07 10:04 am
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Dairy free coconut custard

Custard recipe

1 can trader joe’s coconut cream
6 egg yolks
1 egg
1/3 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt (approx)
a few grates of fresh nutmeg
0.5 - 1 tbsp flour or 1 tsp cornstarch if needed

Whisk the eggs all together in a bowl and set aside. Scrape/pour the coconut cream into a double boiler and heat at med-high nearly to boiling but do not boil. It will smooth out and integrate the milk and the cream. When the coconut milk is hot, whisk in vanilla, salt, nutmeg and sugar. Temper the egg yolks by taking a few tablespoons at of the hot milk mixture and pouring them in the egg yolk bowl, stirring vigorously. (do this a few times until the yolks have heated up a bit). Slowly pour the tempered egg yolks back into the milk on the stove, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring at least every minute or so, until the mixture thickens. It should be pourable but thicker than e.g. a Hollandaise sauce. Set the mixture aside and let it cool. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Temperature is important in this recipe. The milk needs to be very hot at the beginning and the milk/egg mixture needs to reach a certain temperature before the thickening occurs (like I think 180 degrees). Stove temperatures vary (I tried this with medium and low heat and my custard didn’t get hot fast enough and didn’t set, so I have upped the heat in the recipe directions).

If the mix isn’t thickening or gets to a sauce consistency and then stops thickening, first try turning up the temp on the double boiler. Second try spooning a little bit of the mix into a tablespoon of flour (or tsp of corn starch), whisking that to a paste—to keep it lump free— and whisking that back into the mix.

If the mix hasn’t set after it’s been chilled (this happened to mine), you can re-heat it on the double boiler and try the fix-its above, and it should be okay as long as you’re careful. It might separate out a bit of the fat (oil) from the coconut but the result is still edible. Highly recommend trying to get it to set correctly the first time.

Paleo custard recipe that I adapted (paleo doesn’t use granulated sugar, but I do): http://meritandfork.com/paleo-dairy-free-vanilla-custard/
Problems and solutions for custard: https://www.craftybaking.com/learn/baked-goods/custard/problems-and-solutions
eve11: (chance)
2017-04-26 07:22 pm
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dairy free mushroom gravy (easily substitute to make vegan as well)

All measurements approximate

6 to 7 oz assorted mushrooms
1 cup beef broth (sub. vegetable broth for vegan)
3 tbsp red lotus cashew sour cream
1 tbsp bacon bits (omit for vegan)
1 tbsp earth balance
1 tbsp flour
lemon juice to taste (maybe 2 tsp?)

melt earth balance in med-high pan, add mushrooms and cook down. Sprinkle with flour and mix around until it's incorporated.

Whisk together broth, cashew cream and lemon juice. Add to pan and simmer until thickened and mushrooms are to desired doneness.
eve11: (chance)
2017-04-04 10:31 pm

LJ news

Here is a statement on the recent LJ TOS stuff. Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] frelling_tralk.

I'm probably staying put. Though I do have a Dreamwidth account here, which has all my stuff imported up through the end of 2016. Though the pictures are all just links to the LJ versions. I should probably use a Photos account or something.

Anyway, if you do start up a Dreamwidth account, pls friend me?
eve11: (dw_twelve_equations)
2017-02-22 02:48 pm

Interesting talk.

Tumblr, boy bands, fandom conspiracies, fic... and programmers!

How the Tech Sector could move in One Direction
eve11: (chance)
2017-01-25 08:43 am

Screw this

How do I get my LJ friends page back to how it was???? I had a style I quite liked and now they've gone and changed it to looking horrible.

ETA: Now it is mysteriously back to what it was. I don't get it.
eve11: (chance)
2017-01-24 08:31 pm
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White bean chicken chili

Combined two recipes,
This salsa Verde recipe and this recipe.

We had one 7-oz can of mild green chilis. We didn't have those light green jalapeños, so we used 2 green banana peppers and one dark green jalapeño instead. I used Adobo seasoning instead of garlic salt. And I didn't have as much oregano as it called for in the chili recipe. I went light on the red pepper flakes and instead used about 1/2 of the salsa verde stirred in to the broth, seasoned to taste. I used 3 undrained cans and 2 drained cans of the beans.

It came out really good. We're going to freeze the rest and bring it on our hockey friends ski trip. I am slowly accumulating stuff that I know I can eat for it, lol.

recipes reposted below in case they go away
recipes )
eve11: (chance)
2017-01-24 08:00 pm

The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words

OMG for those who need a laugh before it's back to reality...