Cheesy Muffins

Mmm, these are good.  I found this recipe and modified it somewhat:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain, unbleached flour
  • 3/4 cup whole, spelt flour
  • 2 tbs caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1/3 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
  • 1/3 cup cooked, mashed butternut squash
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup of unsalted butter, melted

Mix dry ingredients, mix wet ingredients and then mix together.  Spoon into mini-muffin cases (approximately 24) or regular (approximately 12).  Baked for 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2 out of 3 sons approved.  You can’t win everything.

soulabstracts:

United States of Hypocrisy

soulabstracts:

United States of Hypocrisy

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gotitgrowingon:

mohandasgandhi:

carton-rouge:

84-year-old Occupy Seattle participant Dorli Rainey, pictured above after being pepper sprayed by Seattle Police on November 15th.
She later wrote about the incident:
“Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out. Especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech. Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the women’s movement there were signs which said: “Screw us and we multiply.’”

84. That’s all I have to say.

Stay classy Seattle. And Portland. New York. Oakland. Etc.

gotitgrowingon:

mohandasgandhi:

carton-rouge:

84-year-old Occupy Seattle participant Dorli Rainey, pictured above after being pepper sprayed by Seattle Police on November 15th.

She later wrote about the incident:

“Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out. Especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech. Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the women’s movement there were signs which said: “Screw us and we multiply.’”

84. That’s all I have to say.

Stay classy Seattle. And Portland. New York. Oakland. Etc.

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Unfortunately this passed me by and I didn’t wear purple today.  Next year…

Unfortunately this passed me by and I didn’t wear purple today.  Next year…

ebb-flow:

Feist and her band performing “Graveyard” on CBC Q.

On repeat. So great.

Love this, thanks to ebb-flow for sharing x

aljazeera:

ariherstand:

Occupy Wall Street Official Anthem

“Finally Here” (ft Ari Herstand) by The Roaring

Reblog! keep this going… it’s only getting stronger.

Pay what you want download of this song: http://theroaring.bandcamp.com/

This video was shared with us by a reader who says it is the anthem for the Occupy Wall Street protests. For all the latest see @AJEnglish’s special coverage here

herblondness:

Facts terrify me.

Its a shame this isn’t reproduced with the source BUT, so disturbing and probably factually correct - it wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

herblondness:

Facts terrify me.

Its a shame this isn’t reproduced with the source BUT, so disturbing and probably factually correct - it wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

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greaterthanlapsed:

For example, one featured a guy who steals a little money regularly,  until he has enough money to buy a really fast car - which he promptly  crashes. Another featured a terminal cancer patient whose cancer went  away ‘miraculously’. And another featured a woman who jogged regularly,  and yet on her wedding day she tripped and hurt her leg badly - thus  making her miss her wedding and also stopped her running. The stories  were designed to illustrate events that could be ascribed to moral  justice, divine intervention, or luck/fate. So they read these stories and then asked the listener how the event  could be explained. The surprising thing was that the kids hardly ever  offered up supernatural explanations. Instead, they would say that maybe  the cancer patient slept a lot, which helped her get better. Or, for  the athletic woman who tripped on her wedding day, “because she tripped  over a rock while she was walking. People usually trip over stuff and  fall.”
Adults, on the other hand, readily offered up supernatural explanations.  There was a clear trend, too, as you can see in the graph - the older  the child, the more likely they were to explain these strange happenings  by recourse to the supernatural.
Epiphenom: Supernatural explanations just don’t occur to kids - they need to be taught them
This was a smallish study, but interesting results. I’d feel better about putting more stock in it if we could get similar results with a larger sample size. I’d also be interested to see data on children and adults from different cultures and geographic locations.

Really interesting study.

greaterthanlapsed:

For example, one featured a guy who steals a little money regularly, until he has enough money to buy a really fast car - which he promptly crashes. Another featured a terminal cancer patient whose cancer went away ‘miraculously’. And another featured a woman who jogged regularly, and yet on her wedding day she tripped and hurt her leg badly - thus making her miss her wedding and also stopped her running. The stories were designed to illustrate events that could be ascribed to moral justice, divine intervention, or luck/fate.

So they read these stories and then asked the listener how the event could be explained. The surprising thing was that the kids hardly ever offered up supernatural explanations. Instead, they would say that maybe the cancer patient slept a lot, which helped her get better. Or, for the athletic woman who tripped on her wedding day, “because she tripped over a rock while she was walking. People usually trip over stuff and fall.”

Adults, on the other hand, readily offered up supernatural explanations. There was a clear trend, too, as you can see in the graph - the older the child, the more likely they were to explain these strange happenings by recourse to the supernatural.

Epiphenom: Supernatural explanations just don’t occur to kids - they need to be taught them

This was a smallish study, but interesting results. I’d feel better about putting more stock in it if we could get similar results with a larger sample size. I’d also be interested to see data on children and adults from different cultures and geographic locations.

Really interesting study.

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aljazeera:

Former IMF boss claims immunity in civil case | Dominique Strauss-Kahn says sexual assault charges against him impaired IMF’s ability to tackle global economic crisis.

What a disgusting worm.  I have no words.

aljazeera:

Former IMF boss claims immunity in civil case | Dominique Strauss-Kahn says sexual assault charges against him impaired IMF’s ability to tackle global economic crisis.

What a disgusting worm.  I have no words.

The news that and 8 and 9 year old boy were involved in cage fighting disturbed me - especially as a mom of an 8 year old boy.

It wasn’t the fighting that disturbed me, I have no issue with martial arts for kids, and although I don’t like boxing, I don’t have a real problem with it.  For children its carefully controlled with minimal contact and pads etc.

What disturbed me was that 250 adults turned up to watch the fight - where were their peers?  Why were they fighting in a labour club?  It just seems wrong that two young kids are cage wrestling in an adult environment instead of kicking a football around a field.