Grandpa’s London Underground map While developing Ångström, the unit converter for the iPhone (check it out!), Alex Babaev and I have come up with the Ångström Style System. ÅSS (hey, why not) is a JSON-driven styling engine for Cocoa with Dropbox-synchronization and shake-to-refresh. Playing with the text caret One of the many things we were obsessing over in Ångström was the text caret animation: This is an animated gif, make sure to download the app and look at the real thing. I wanted the caret to stick out much below and above the text. So I wrote Alex a letter explaining my idea in vague terms. This is the final “stylesheet” for the caret, after hours of tweaking: This fragment is actually about 3% of the whole Ångström’s stylesheet. Dropbox sync and shake-to-refresh The two things that make ÅSS particularly awesome are Dropbox sync and shake-to-refresh. But we wanted to make ÅSS a real pleasure to use (no pun intended), eliminating the need not only to rebuild, but even to restart the app.
A Cozy Kitchen Bolo de Chocolate e Beterraba | Receita | Be & Me Cuisine Mai 27th Eu juro, juro mesmo que foi assim que a história deste bolo começou… Pedi ao meu marido para ir à frutaria do bairro comprar, entre várias outras coisas, cebolas roxas. Ele regressa, eu começo a tirar os legumes do saco e eis que me deparo com um saco de beterrabas. “Oh Roger, compraste beterrabas por obra de quem?”, “Beterrabas? Ingredientes: Massa 250 gr de beterraba cozida200 gr de manteiga (usei em partes iguais creme culinário Becel e Vaqueiro líquida)200 gr de chocolate de culinária1 café expresso (usei Nespresso)135 gr de farinha1 colher de sobremesa de fermento em pó3 colheres de sopa de cacau em pó5 ovos (usei biológicos)190 gr de açúcar moreno Ganache de chocolate 200 ml de natas100 gr chocolate 70% (usei o da Lindt)40 gr açúcar em pó Preparação: Modo Tradicional – massa Modo Bimby – massa Ganache Colocar as natas e o chocolate partido em pedaços numa caçarola e deixar derreter em lume médio.Adicionar o açúcar.Deixar arrefecer e reservar. Bon appétit! About the Author, Me
Glazed Poppy Seed Bread | poppy seed bread recipe |That Skinny Chick Can Bake Glazed Poppy Seed Bread We have a friend dealing with some major health issues. I can pray, but I can also offer them something tangible. I dropped this glazed poppy seed bread in their mailbox when he and his wife were spending the day at the doctor’s office…hoping something sweet would bring comfort during this tough week. Winging This & That This recipe was submitted to Katie’s former grade school’s cookbook by one of my dearest girlfriends. Ingredients Adapted from my friend, Pam 2 1/4 cups sugar 1 1/8 cups oil 3 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds 3 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons salt Glaze: 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon almond 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted. Instructions Preheat oven to 350º. Yield: 2 loaves Total time: 2 hours More Wonderful Quick Breads:
55 Celebrities Whose Real Names Will Surprise You You might not have ever heard of “Maurice Micklewhite,” “Olivia Jane Cockburn” or “Diane Hall” — but you’ve certainly heard of the actors who were born with these names. When the Hollywood system started, people commonly took simplified versions of their names to make them easier for people to say. Doris Day is much simpler than “Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff” and Clayton Holmes Grissom picked “Clay Aiken” when signing up for American Idol — because it was just more memorable. Or if you’re Albert Brooks, there’s no fucking possible way you can use your real name — because…well, you’ll see. Here are 55 people whose real names might surprise you. 1. Real Name: Katy Hudson The singer changed her name to avoid confusion with that other Hudson she shares a name with: Kate Hudson. 2. Real Name: Demetria Guynes Her exes were born as “Walter Willis” and “Christopher Kutcher.” 3. Real Name: Albert Einstein The reason for the name change should be pretty obvious. 4. Real Name: Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra
Shutterbean Pumpkin Pancakes I’ve made so many pumpkin recipes over the years between my blog and Cooking With Pumpkin. But I’ve never shared a recipe for pumpkin pancakes on my blog. Time to change that. The pancakes are soft, fluffy, and are packed with pumpkin and the flavors of fall. They’re pleasantly spiced with cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg. The pancakes are easy and follow standard pancake-making protocol. The milk is Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk and I love it. I recently used it inDairy-Free Soft and Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes, Soft Vegan Pumpkin Cake, Soft and Fluffy Strawberry Banana Cake, Thick and Fudgy Peanut Butter Smoothies, Vegan Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins, Fluffy Vegan Coconut Oil Banana Muffins, 50-Calorie Copycat Skinny Caramel Frappuccinos, Honey Cornbread Muffins and more. All Silk products are dairy-free and gluten-free and I like that Silk is committed to and believes in the benefits of a plant-based diet. I ‘fried’ them with non-stick cooking spray. Print Save Pumpkin Pancakes
Banana Bread - The Holistic Manicurist This Banana Bread is perfect when you are in need of a bit of comfort food. It is naturally sweet, wonderfully cakey and filling. I have never had much of a sweet tooth but since cleaning up my diet I have cut out all of the cakes and biscuits that were included in my diet. This made me realise that I did crave sweet things now and again so I have gradually come up with recipes to fill the gap. This was the first recipe I perfected and is still one of my favourites. Ingredients 3 very ripe bananas1 ½ cups spelt flour1 ½ tsp baking powder½ tsp bicarbonate of soda2 tsp cinnamon1 cup dates¾ cup coconut oil3 eggs½ cup honey This mixture can also be used to make cup cakes, I just pour the mixture straight into the bun tin compartments. Method Tips: This Banana Bread is gorgeous when it is still warm and spread with butter. The Beauty Benefits of Banana Bread
30 Fabulous Ways To Tell A Person You Want To Have Sex Whether you’ve known your sex person for 10 minutes or 10 years, it’s always a little bit awkward to bring sex up and get the lube flowing. It’s like, how do you transition from a nice, cozy dinner or a stimulating conversation about architecture to a ribald horizontal romp? Sometimes it’s as easy as sending a text message like “sex” on your way home from work or inviting him over to “watch a movie.” 1. shenanigan My Ex and I used to refer to it as “Stir-fry”, as in “hey honey, do you want to come over tonight for some stir-fry?” 2. gravey727 Ill give myself an erection, get under the covers and then make a ‘tent’ with my hard on. 3. “Hold my dick.” 4. “Are you also not so tired?” 5. My ex and I used “laundry” as our code word for sex. 6. restless2298 “You wanna go get weird?” 7. “You wanna put on the Cisco cd…” 8. “You’re on my “to do” list.” 9. My ex told me once, “Get ready, I Naired my asshole today.” 10. hasitcum2this My GF said to me “I’m gona milk you with my labia!”
The Fauxmartha NECTARINE TART WITH RYE-CORNMEAL CRUST I'm dog earring interesting recipes in food magazines like a crazy lady. I have a catering job coming up and a particular mini-person has kept me from cooking all that much. Simple things, I have managed to get basic dinners together, but I haven't tried many new items unfortunately. NECTARINE TART WITH RYE-CORNMEAL CRUST // Makes 4 smallish tarts Crust recipe adapted from September 2014 Food + Wine I used nectarines because the ones at our local farm are still incredible. // Dough //1 cup unbleached all purpose flour3/4 cup rye flour1/4 cup cornmeal2 Tbsp. natural cane sugar1 tsp. sea salt14 Tbsp. cold, unsalted butter, cubed1/3 cup ice water// Filling //3 ripe nectarines2 ripe plums1/2 a vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juicequick grate of fresh nutmeg1/4 cup natural cane sugar, divided2 Tbsp. unbleached all purpose flourTurbinado Sugar, for sprinkling// Maple Creme Fraiche //1/3 cup creme fraiche1 Tbsp. real maple syrup1/8 tsp. almond extract
The Grits Blog: It's My Blogiversary!! + Mini Pumpkin Pies + Giveaway Hello Grits Blog Readers! I'm Brita from B.Britnell which is mostly a food blog with an occasional random post thrown in there. I'm passionate about cooking good food with local and seasonal ingredients and I'm even more passionate about photographing the experience and sharing it with my readers. I've known Ashley pretty much since the beginning of my blog and I'm SO excited to be sharing a blogiversary with her. So, to celebrate, I have a pie recipe for you today! One of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is make classic foods in mini form. For more delicious recipes, you can follow me on Bloglovin', Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. If you make these little pies, make sure to tweet/ insta a picture to Ash and me!! One of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is make classic foods in mini form. I added the braided crust on as an after thought and I'm SO glad I did. I happened to have some extra dough left after cutting out all of the pie crusts so I went for it. PS!
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