Topic Happy Birthday Dancing Doll!
02 Feb 2013 05:45
Quick! Every one hide! Ash is about to arrive at her Surprise Party here!!
Topic Happy Birthday Gav!
14 Jun 2012 13:34
Hope you had a great day Gav :)
09 Jun 2012 10:04
We have a BDSM section in the forums - I think you will find your answers there...
Topic Share Recipes
29 Apr 2012 07:38
Spicy Carbonara-ish Pasta
Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook your pasta. I like linguini or bucitini.
In a large frying pan, render some panchetta thats been cut intonstrips of lardons over medium heat. Add a handful of frozen peas and coom for about 2 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons of butter and 2 finely minced cloves of garlic.
Beat two eggs wth a splash of cream. When the pasta is done, add it to the panand take everythng off the heat. Add beaten eggs and as much Franks Red Hot sauce as you dare. Toss the whole lot carefully together.
Grate over some grated parmaganio, salt and pepper.
Serve yourself, and whomever you're with. Tastes best after a crazy drunken nght, when this recipe was born.
Topic Hangover heaven
29 Apr 2012 07:28
I swear by soup noodles or pasta at the end of the night.
My sister, rugby player and party girl, swears by these crazy Tamarid Pills from Japan.
The problem with thosenis you have to take them before you go out, which takes forsight.
Also makes you pee all sorts of funny colours...
Topic Best beer
28 Apr 2012 08:52
DD! You're in TO! Of all the microbrews around here....
Okay, Canadians represent here- be it known I almost never touch Molson ;)
Steam Whistle is a fabulous, easy Pilsner from right here in Toronto- ultra drankable, but may be difficult to find anywhere else.
MacAlsen is a great bewery in Quebec- in the Wheatbeer category - I favor their St Ambroise Apricot, and if I can find it, The St Ambroise Raspberry.
South of the border, I'm obsessed with Abita, from Louisiana. Purple Haze is what I drink when I find it.
Unless I'm in Boston, then Is Sam Adams anything on tap.
Okay, fine. i love me a Guinness, properly poured, on Tap, never canned.
I swear, I'm not an alcoholic!
Topic Share Recipes
26 Apr 2012 14:35
definitely YUMMY! (sited: http://www.theawl.com/2011/09/crack-brownies)
CRACKED BROWNIES (not crack brownies!! lol)
Turn your oven to 350 degrees.
In a 3- or 4-quart saucepan, melt a stick-and-a-half of butter with 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate. Since these are The Best Ever Brownies you should use the highest-quality chocolate (and butter!) that you can find, though I’ll whisper to you behind my hand that a batch I made using Baker’s, which is basically the Alpo of the unsweetened chocolate world, was met with oohs and aahs and a whole lot of paws surreptitiously darting toward the plate for just one more, I swear this is my last one OH MY GOD I CAN’T STOP WHAT IS IN THESE
Once those two things are melted, turn the heat off and move the pot to a cold burner to let it cool down for a spell.
Now stir in the following things:
A heaping ¼ cup of cocoa powder
2 cups of sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup flour
When that’s all nicely mixed, pour the batter into a 8”x8” square pan that you’ve lined with greased foil such that the foil drapes over the edges of the pan.
That’s pretty much it, except for the secret part. The crack part. Have you guessed yet what it is?
It is salt.
But not just any salt. Maldon salt. Himalayan pink salt also works, as does Sel Gris. Kosher salt does not work; neither does table salt. You need rocks, Jenny from the block. About a teaspoon of ‘em, but kind of eyeball it, giving the top of the brownie batter a pretty good coating with the stuff. Once you’ve done that, put the pan in the oven, let everything bake for 30-35 minutes before cooling for one hour at room temperature, followed by one hour in the refrigerator. Cut them into 16ths.
Have you ever wondered what your friends look and sound like when they orgasm? Because fair warning: you’ll find out, and you should know that before you trot these babies out because it’s actually a really disturbing thing to know. (The silent ones freak me out the most.)
PA between this nd the Nutella Cheesecke i think i love you...
Topic Lush Matching Photo Game:
29 Feb 2012 12:46
Topic Stolen Work?
29 Feb 2012 10:34
I think they're ripping stories off "Lit" as well...I'm over there now and there's a story titled 'What I learned on Lit"
In the interest of "All for One, One for all" of "actual" writing sites, should we let them know??
Topic The ethics of wearing fur or animal skins
23 Feb 2012 07:50
A friend of mine is a clothing designer, and she specializes in re-purposed, recycled fabrics, organic hemp and other "non-cotton" organic fabrics.
She is an environmentalist, strict vegetarian because of her ethical beliefs and 100% organic.
She single handedly owns more vintage fur and leather coats then everyone I know combined.
Her reasoning behind fur is this - all the fur she purchases are vintage and secondhand. These are pieces that an animal has already been killed once, and if she didn't wear them, they will go to a landfill. Fur is warm (important considering our Canadian winters) , it is organic and will decompose at some point. Same as her leather jackets.
I will never purchase a brand new fur jacket- It is barbaric what they do to the animals for their fur, but her reasoning has led me to get a vintage fur coat instead of a new high tech jacket.
Topic The worst thing a guy has done on a date with u?
30 Jan 2012 06:57
He suggested a waffle house, which was fine, ordered everything off the menu, outright admitted he didn't have cash on him, Then I was stupid enough to go play pool with him, where he promptly kicked my ass, which would have been fine if he didn't feel the need to "school me. He took me home on the subway - didn't exit the turnstile so he'll save a token, and asked for a kiss, which I gave, and it was like kissing a cold, dead fish.
What can I say- I was 22 and stupid!
Topic I love meat!
30 Jan 2012 06:48
Like the fabulous DLizzy I will admit to being a full on omnivore. ( I'm Chinese- there are far too many good things t eat!). In the last few years though, I've started to take more care about what I eat - I will take a great roasted eggplant over just an okay steak any day of the week. Also started being vegetarian for breakfast and lunch and saving the carnivore nature for dinner only.
So I guess this makes me bi??
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm putting down my tomato/avocado/old cheddar on multigrain (!) and seeking out a two inch think rib eye steak for dinner ....
Oh oh oh!! And red wine goes with everything!!!
20 Jan 2012 04:16
I read traditional Chinese, and I always, ALWAYS caution people against getting character tats. The Asian languages doesnt "work" the same way english does- one character does not always have one meaning. It's always grammatically better to string a whole phrase together. There is no ONE character that means (and these are the ones I've see) beautiful, sisters, strength, thoughtful, mysterious. It takes two or three characters sometimes- there's the context too, and different characters is used in different context. There is one word for love, but ther are so many people with that tat it's cliche.
And then there is the issue of the handwriting. I've seen it so badly done akin to the handwriting of a three year old. Asian handwriting - be it Chinese or Japanese , takes years to perfect. Its Hard for me to explain the nuance.
My suggestion is unless your tattoo artist is Asian, or you're getting your tattoo in Hong Kong or Tokyo, go with somthing in English, French, Spanish....
Topic Welcome, to the Lush Wine Bar!
13 Jan 2012 21:27
Sooo what's everyone up to this weekend??
I have as tasting with a pastry chef friend of mine tomorrow
Topic Welcome, to the Lush Wine Bar!
12 Jan 2012 18:41
I found our House Red!!! It's a seriously sexy cab Sav :)
Topic What did you have for lunch?
12 Jan 2012 11:29
Hot damn a you folks down "south" have the best greasy, junky foods EVER! Seriously!!!
I made do with a plate of meatballs and fries at the local Ikea while waiting for my car's oil change... (no, my car is not getting serviced at Ikea, just so happens its the closest place that serves food and coffee)
Topic What's for dinner tonight?
10 Jan 2012 08:57
Flank Steak, Slow roasted Beets and Truffle Mash :)
mmmmm trufle mash...
Topic Beautiful / sexy food
29 Dec 2011 06:17
Bumpady Bump - becasue I'm a total food nerd and loves this thread ;)
10 Jun 2011 13:46
I believe in Soulmates, but I also believe that who they are changes as you grow as a person.
The first guy I thought was my soulmate- we moved beyond the ability to have a relationship with each other. I love him, and I refer to him as "The Love of my Life" still. I now know that an intimate relationship with him would end in tears, and most likely bloodshed.
I married the second man I thought was my soulmate. We're still married, and he knows me better then anyone else, and he loves me for all the eccentric, neurotic and impulsive person that I can be. But there is a gap in my life, and growing wider and changing as I change as a person.
I met a man not to long ago, and he can finish a sentence before I even start it, look into my eyes and know what I'm thinking, and holds my hand when I need it held most. This man could very well be the latest incarnation of my soulmate, but I think the term 'Twin Self" is more appropriate, and describes the connection between us. But physical distance, as well as my current status, makes that impossible.
Topic Beautiful / sexy food
09 May 2011 20:15
Not a picture, but food related: On Writing about food
I was once told the act of eating and sex are closely related: both invlove the insertion of something warm into one's body, and we get a fulfillment of sorts out of both, and from that deduction, we can only assume that food writing and erotic writing is closely related.
On that note, these are my two favorite genres to write :)
From the forward of MFK Fisher's "Gastronomical Me" - my inspiration/ aspiration:
People ask me: Why do you write about food, and eating and drinking? Why don't you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way others do. They ask it accusingly, as if I were somehow gross, unfaithful to the honor of my craft. The easiest answer is to say that, like most humans, I am hungry. But there is more than that. It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it ..."
Topic Stories Versus Poems
11 Mar 2011 07:31
been following this one from the sidelines...
Nicola, why don't we just put this to the vote?? :-D
*EDIT* - okay, obviosuly I wasn't paying attention ;) the people have spoken!!
And SPRITE!! You S**T Disturber!!