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Aiming to lead with natural ingredients, no hidden additives and ethically sourced actions. Fueled by coffee.
I believe people matter, everyone leads someone, and all roads lead to coffee.
We’re leading self or others. Leading in an office, a construction site, a playground, a school, a home, a sports field, a university, a pub, a place of worship, a café.
Think of this as a café. All are welcome. It’s a place to discuss and debate, to share knowledge and build connections.
Like eating clean, leading clean is about finding ways to nourish and build health in how we lead, whatever our situation. It’s about learning together. It’s about adding value to the communities in which we live.
I’ve been playing with leading and following for 15 years; sometimes I’m pretty good at it. Sometimes I’m not. Either way I always learn useful things.
Except how to tell jokes well. I’ve never learnt how to do that.
Feel free to drop in anytime.
Good coffee and leading well matter to me.
I made two short blacks this morning. My husband forgot to drink his.
I’m a committed Coffee-the-experience person. When I’m drinking coffee, that’s my whole world. I don’t work and drink coffee. I don’t watch TV and drink coffee. I sit. I drink. I may converse and engage with people while experiencing my coffee, but I don’t do anything else. Forgetting to drink coffee is not an option.
I digress, and this was going to be a short post.
SO…he forgot to drink his coffee. I muttered under my breath at the injustice of another person not appreciating Coffee-the-experience and he said, ‘Keep it; I’ll make an iced coffee later.’
An Iced Coffee? With my Perfect Short Black? An Iced Coffee?
Once I stopped gaping at the absurdity of his idea and stepped off my caffeine soap box, I remembered that coffee-the-experience is different for everyone. Coffee – like leadership – is impacted by the quality of the ingredients, but how it is developed and how it is experienced varies.
I love that about leadership. I can learn to accept that about coffee.
Short stories, memoirs, and thoughts to get me thinking about eventually writing a book.
On a misty morning before the sun is up or any overcast day there waits several miles from shore a haunting dark gray. Lurching like the jilted overflow of a retracting mug in a young waitress’s lovely thin-fingered hand it extends from above and it devours slowly and steadily. Beneath the waves are restless and white caps shatter into 900 seagulls at a time, producing them faster than they can fly off. Many suffer, feathers tarred, honeypot flies pushed under viscous waves. White bodies flailing become adhered, hearts beating louder than their silent submergence. Chaos of singular droplets on curling iron seas, the lurching gray is ever moving closer much like the hours pass through days. The grayness is all pervading yet still several miles from shore, growing heavy and stagnant within and without.
Sometimes late at night I lay in bed
restless haphazard blankets
switching my feet and head
sideways across the bed
legs up the wall
refuse to look at glowing screens
or anything that has numbers or hands on it
Stress does not invade my insomnia anymore
I take time to think about things like
rusty rail road tracks that continue a bit off the edge of a cliff
birthing something out of my head
and the way sounds touch me
I will occasionally become a burrito
light a candle and feel the liquidness of flame on my tongue
position a book within the lackluster, tempermental emission
the book has been 1984
I know this character will die
he hasn’t for the 5 months I’ve spent with him
Spicy Chickpea and Courgette Patties with Beetroot Hummus and Cucumber Mayonnaise | catching up with Homemade With Mess
Ok, so this is pretty much a falafel recipe, but as it is not your typical falafel and I have added a few sneaky extra’s to the mix I figured I couldn’t quite get away with calling it that. It also has a slightly more moist texture and a lovely assortment of different flavours that all work really well together. I have to admit this was a bit of use up recipe, we had very little food I the fridge and so I made the beetroot hummus to add a little colour to the dish, and what a welcome addition it was. I have to say I had eaten most of it before I even got round to cooking the patties, as it is very addictive!
I chose mayonnaise for the cucumber sauce, simply because I didn’t have crème fresh or yoghurt in the fridge, which I thought at the time would probably have worked better. I would however have been wrong about this, and I would definitely say that the mayonnaise is a much better alternative because it is a thicker consistency. Once you blend the cucumber it becomes quite watery and it thins out the mayonnaise perfectly so it is the as thick as a good yoghurt; however any thinner and it wouldn’t be as effective with this dish. Although if you fancy giving it a try with yoghurt I would be interested to find out the outcome.
For the patties
– 1 slice of slightly stale or bread – roughly torn
– 1 handful flat leaf parsley
– 5 spring onions – roughly chopped
– ½ courgette – grated
– 1 chilli – roughly chopped
– 1 large clove garlic – roughly chipped
– 110g chick peas – I had a 160g drained weight tin and I used the rest of the chick peas in the hummus
– ½ tsp cumin
– 1 tsp dried coriander
– ¼ tsp hot chilli powder
– 2 tbsp lemon juice
– Salt and pepper
– Oil – for frying
For the hummus
– 130g beetroot – peeled and cooked (not in vinegar)
– 50g chickpeas
– 1 tbsp tahini
– 1 tsp horseradish sauce
– 1 tbsp lemon juice
– 1 very small clove garlic
– Salt and pepper
For the cucumber mayonnaise
– ½ cucumber – inner seeded layer discarded and roughly chopped
– 1 tbsp lemon juice
– 1 tsp white wine vinegar
– 1 tsp dried mint
– 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
To make the patties, heat a saucepan with a splash of oil and fry the garlic and chilli’s for a couple of minutes, making sure they don’t burn by stirring regularly
Add the courgette and cook on a medium heat until all the moisture has disappeared
In the meantime blitz together the bread, parsley and the spring onions until you have coarse crumbs
Add the chick peas, spices and courgette mix to the blender and blitz again.
Remove the mixture from the blender, place in a bowl and stir in the lemon juice and seasoning.
Bring the mixture together with your hands and shape into 4 flattish balls.
Place the patties on a plate and put in the fridge to chill and firm up for 20-30 minutes
While the patties are chilling, make the hummus by simply blending all the ingredients together and seasoning to taste
To make the cucumber mayonnaise, follow the same pattern as a lot of this recipe and simply place in a blender and whiz until smooth.
Both the mayonnaise and the hummus can be set aside or chilled until you are ready to serve
Heat a frying pan with about 5mm of oil to a high temperature
Fry the patties for three minutes on each side and serve with some vegetable rice or couscous, fresh salad and the hummus.
Drizzle over the dressing and enjoy
All Things RabydA blog dedicated to the thoughts, opinions, ideas and random madness of Edward W. Raby, Sr. – Pastor, Theologian, Philosopher, Writer, Bodybuilder and Football Fan. \”Yes, the dog is foaming at the mouth. Don\’t worry, He just had pint of beer and is trying to scare you.\” This is a Theology Pub so drink your theology responsibly or have a designated driver to get you home as theology can be as intoxicating as alcohol.
As I continue to work on the world and backgrounds for my fantasy novel one of the most important things I have to consider is the development of my characters and in particular my main character. Part of that is also a consideration of the world the adventure will be set in because that world will only produce certain types of characters. The character should fit the world but stand out because of his or her uniqueness.
For this novel I did not want to have the end of the world kind of struggle that is common these days in fantasy novels where magic is earth shattering and overly domineering in my mind. I just don’t like that kind of novel as much as the more low powered magic novels that are more swords and sorcery adventures. The party of adventurers going off to explore a dungeon still has massive appeal to me Yes, there is Dungeons and Dragons in my background and I have a far different view of it than most Christians who I grew up with and that different view mostly involves all these moralists writing on the blackboard 500 times – ‘it is only a game.”
That said I wanted to stay with what is normal in fantasy novels but drift off the edge where I felt it is needed. My world has the standard races like Dwarves, Elves and Halflings as well as humans. The bad guys are pretty standard as well with orcs, trolls and kobolds. I have some differences of course but the main ideas here are much the same.
I wanted magic to be challenging and more Dungeons and Dragons like in that mages have to memorize the spells but lose that memory once they cast it which requires them to keep a spell book. The exception is faith magic which involves prayer and meditation. I also wanted magic to have limited power and effects. Useful; but not necessarily game changing.
That said, I turned to character development. I am writing a first person point of view novel told from the standpoint of my main character. She is going to find herself alone in the adventure due to certain circumstances and have to rely on herself to not only continue in the adventure but to get home safe. She is not a novice but she is also not the most powerful character that can destroy everything. She must rely on her wits more than her powers and skills to both succeed and stay alive.
I say she because the main character is a woman. A half-elf woman who has both the skills of a thief from living on the streets and the skills of a mage from having a private mentor who teaches her. She is agile, sneaky and clever. Being half elf she also has certain immunities like being immune to poison, disease and certain forms of magic. Being human she shares some of their passions. She can indeed handle a sword and knife but those are always last resorts to her when all else fails. I like the kind of things she can do but being alone in the adventure will hopefully stretch her understandings of herself.
I also want the novel to have some realistic elements that give the ideas a more modern flavor. I want some grim elements, sexual situations and real world type problems to be a part of the story so it will have more of an adult focus. The world the character is in is hostile and gritty not the more clean worlds you see in juvenile fiction. I am not so much going for originality as I am going for a story I can finish.
Now all that is left is to get a basic plot outline down that is flexible as I write because sometimes during the writing process new ideas come up that are better than the original.
During November I will be, as I have stated before, be participating in National Novel Writing Month. The good news for you is it will not stop my blogging what I normally do but it might cut into other activities. In November though most of the Rabyd Writers will be reports on how I am doing. It’s that accountability thing I keep working for each year.
Blessings and Cheers!
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It’s been so long since last i saw your face, listened as you spoke to me,
I remember all the things you taught me, Watched shows with you back then.
Rides in your car to the beach and many other special places,
Life with you was always great, at the same time never so perfect.
Each day i saw you as you would say a short goodbye,
My day as a child was spent doing childish things.
At the end of the passing day i would await your return,
Sit down and rest with a beer and a show just before dinner.
You taught me right, reminded me when i did wrong,
A friend when i wanted, a father when most needed.
It’s been so long, much to long since last we played,
I saw you yesterday, when the sun went down you were gone.
In 1976, four boys walked into a jungle. Only three came back alive.
Back then, as the son of a diplomat, he was part of an elite social circle. But during a weekend of whispered secrets and dares in a decaying jungle mansion staffed by the descendants of slaves
, Nate’s innocence was torn apart.
The survivors of that gathering blamed what happened on a myth, an unseen terror from the bush. No one believed them. But now. almost forty years later, is the truth finally about to come out?
Within hours of arriving back on the island, Nate becomes convinced he’s being followed. He soon discovers that his search for answers could cost him his sanity as well as his life, as he realises that some childhood nightmares never go away.
Can childhood nightmares haunt you for the rest of your life? How much do you need to believe in a monster for it to become real? The Clearing is a dark and atmospheric psychological thriller, full of intrigue, terror and superstition, which examines our deepest fears of the unknown. A potent mix of the friendship and bravery of Stand By Me and the betrayals and fear of Angel Heart.
Don’t know what it will all be about but stick around and find out..
I’ve always loved writing ever since I realized I was good at it (at least I hope I am). I remember a time when writing essays for school were enjoyable because of the challenge they posed. Somewhere along the line I lost that sense of passion. Writing has become a burden. No matter how hard I tried it only became harder. Writer’s block to me has always been about the lack of inspiration. Perhaps I do have a lack of inspiration? Or is it something more? Whatever it may be, I intend to bring back my love of writing. And this is the purpose of this blog.
I’m fascinated with night photography. Ever since I learned about long exposure my fingers have been twitchy to capture landscape shots by night. There is something memorizing about about seeing a beautiful city during the dark hours. All those glittering lights and all those towers. It was one of the reasons I was sad to leave Paris so soon as I never got the chance to see Paris by night.
Last night I asked my father to take me out to get a shot of the Boston skyline view. He took me to memorial drive and I hurriedly captured some photos. Here are my results.
My sister told me her and a friend were talking about the food they ate during Iftar (iftar is breakfast in Arabic and refers to breaking fast during ramadan). A friend of theirs over heard them talking about Iftar and gushed about how much he loves Ramadan food. He relates how his Algerian friends would often share their “ramadan food” with him. The statement “Ramadan food” made us giggle because there is really no such thing as Ramadan Food. The food we eat during Ramadan is simply just food we happen to have during that time. Its food that can be eaten any time of the year but for some the holy month festivities is made special by these certain delicacies.
Also its hard to pinpoint certain items as being particular to Ramadan since every culture and every family and every individual does things differently.
My family chooses to have a huge feast when it is time to eat and that will be the only meal of the day. We wake up before the sun comes up and just hurridly eat anything we find. Cookies, bread, fruits.. and plenty of water. My family in Morocco? They prefer a lighter iftar. Before the sun comes up they have a huge dish (tajine of fish or chicken are often the choices). I honestly don’t know how they do it. I hate eating right when I wake up!
Here are a few photos of my “ramadan food”. I haven’t been able to do much photography but Ramadan has provided me some food photography practice.
Welcome to a new friend: Exquisite Gift Baskets-so breathtaking, the recipient thinks it’s too beautiful to open.
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The difference is in the details! Imagine giving a gourmet gift basket so breathtaking, the recipient thinks it’s too beautiful to open. That happens all the time at Exquisite Gift Baskets! Our gift baskets are made when your order is placed not mass-produced and placed on a pallet in some big warehouse somewhere to collect dust.
Our gift baskets contain an assortment hand selected and coordinated by our designers. Enhanced with seasonal floral accents or themed products for specific occasions, each design is topped off with a beautiful bow that is hand-tied just for your basket. We can even incorporate your company’s logo items into the basket if you like.
At Exquisite Gift Baskets, each basket is hand made, hand-wrapped and inspected to make sure product selection, product placement, wrapping, bows and overall 360 degree presentation is as perfect as it can be. When it comes to our commitment to quality, excellence, and personal touch – we enjoy serving you with our very, very best!
In 1925, Hemingway published his first collection of short stories in the U.S., which was followed by his well-received 1926 debut novel “The Sun Also Rises”. Between 1929 & 1937 “A Farewell to Arms”, “Death in the Afternoon”, “Green Hills of Africa”, and “To Have and Have Not” were published. In 1940 his acclaimed “For Whom the Bell Tolls” was published.
Hemingway’s last significant work, “The Old Man and the Sea” was published in 1952, which awarded him the Pulitzer Prize in 1953, he also won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954
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On this day in 1799, during Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria. The stone contained fragments of passages written in three different scripts: Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic.
It was French Egyptologist Jean-Francois Champollion who ultimately deciphered the hieroglyphics. Once the Rosetta Stone inscriptions were translated, the language and culture of ancient Egypt was suddenly open to scientists as never before.
the recipes of Persian foods in English and Italian
Bow Tie Pastry(Papillon Pasticceria)
The first recipe is in Italian and the second in English(follow the written)
(226 g) Pasta sfoglia Pasta
1/4 tazza di zucchero in polvere
1 – Nessuno.
1-Stendere la doug in 2 x 1 ft rettangolo di sfoglia sottile.
2 – Tagliare a piccoli 1 x 2 pollici (2,5 x 5 cm).
3 – Twist le fette dal centro (come mostrato nel video)
4 – Mettere il composto in una pentola infarinata.
5 – Preriscaldare il forno a 350 º F (176 º C) e cuocere per 20 o fino a doratura.
6 – Lasciate che i biscotti si raffreddano
7 – polvere i biscotti con lo zucchero in polvere per coprire la superficie.
8 – Agitare i biscotti di liberarsi di eccesso di polvere di zucchero.
(226 g) Puff Pastry Dough
1/4 Cup Sugar Powder
1-Roll the doug into 2 x 1 ft rectangle thin sheet.
2- Cut into smaller 1 x 2 inches (2.5 x 5 cm).
3- Twist the slices from the center (as shown in the video)
4- Place the batter into a floured cookware.
5- Preheat the oven to 350º F (176º C) and bake for 20 or until golden.
6- let the cookies cool down
7- Dust the cookies with sugar powder to cover the surface.
8- Shake the cookies to rid of excessive sugar powder.
stew okra(stufato di okra(gambo)
The first recipe is in Italian and the second in English(follow the written)
carne di manzo a pezzettini
1 piccola cipolla
2 spicchi di aglio
1 cucchiaio di concentrato di pomodoro
Sale e peperoncino
1 cucchiaio di succo di limone
1 grossa patata
6 cucchiai di olio Continue reading
Posted on June 20, 2013
meatballs stuffed(polpette ripieno)
The first recipe is in Italian and the second in English(follow the written)
1/3 tazza dividere piselli gialli
1/2 libbre (226g) Ground Beef
1/2 mazzetto: santoreggia, dragoncello, erba cipollina e porro 1/8 mazzetto di menta
1/3 di tazza di riso
La curcuma, sale, terra Peperoncino, persiano mix di spezie (Advieh)
Noci, albicocche secche, Barberries secchi
1 cucchiaio di pasta di pomodoro
olio vegetale(girasole o mais) Continue reading
[Terry: I have a question. Why does food always taste better when the recipe is written in Italian?]
June 6, 2013 · by homemadewithmess · in Fish, Food, Italian, Main Course, Photography, Salmon, Thai. ·
I love gnocchi yet I have rarely made it before, I think I have made it once but I guess it can’t have been that great as it wasn’t memorable. This receipt however, I will remember and it was sooooo tasty. It really adds something when you add herbs and parmesan to it, because you turn what could be something quite bland and doughy into a lovely soft little flavoursome treat. My one word of advice would be to make them as small as I describe below, I made mine pretty big and they do swell slightly when you cook them.
You may find that this is a large quantity for 2 people, but make it anyway as you can always have another meal from it the next day, or even freeze them for the future!
My husband and I created this blog to post, share and discuss all things food. This includes food that we have made ourselves or friends to places we really enjoy eating at! This is an opportunity for us to share with you the things we love….FOOD!
Reblogged from Holdsworth & Walter: Basil is pesto’s requisite ingredient, yet Bon Appétit’s June 2013 cover recipe substitutes the herb with the less pungent flat-leafed parsley. This lighter version of […]
My friend and I went to a lovely Lebanese restaurant in White City Westfield. The place looked amazing with its Arabian decor and dark wood interior. The food was equally as amazing if a little […]
My husband made this delicious home-made vegetarian pizza last night. Pizza Dough Ingredients 650g plain white flour 1 tbsp salt 2 dried yeast sachets 1/2 tbsp golden caster sugar 50ml warm milk […]
This was my first attempt at making Vanilla Custard Tart Puffs. I had a packet of puff pastry rolls in my fridge and a strange craving for custard so I decided to combine […]
Chicken Shawama is a great meal to serve friends and family! It is so quick and easy to prepare and you can leave in the fridge to marinate overnight until […]
My husband prepared this tuna salad for me to take into work. It is a very healthy, delicious and filling light lunch. Salad Ingredient Tuna Few slices of cucumber 3 […]
This is a great meal to make for those busy days when you’re on the go. It is quick and simple to put together and takes no time to cook! […]
My friend and I went to a lovely Lebanese restaurant in White City Westfield. The place looked amazing with its Arabian decor and dark wood interior. The food was equally as amazing if a little pricier than the other restaurants in the area. We ordered a bowl of olives and garlic prawns to share. My friend being a guy ordered the usual mixed grill that consisted of big chunks of chicken and lamb (Lamb, Shish Taouk and Kaftah) served with a side of chips. I decided to be a little more adventurous rather than play it safe.
I ordered the King Prawns which consists of delicious grilled prawns marinated in olive oil, served with special chef sauce and Lebanese rice.
The presentation was beautiful and the prawns went very well with the tomato-y sauce and the rice.
So this is how it is/ok!
a lifestyle blog!
I was born and raised in Pakistan. Before , after and during my Masters in Marketing from London , I had started working. By the time I turned 25, I had worked in 3 continents of the world: Asia, Europe and North America.
I am a daughter, sister, advertising professional, masters in marketing, avid fashionista, devoted foodie, graduate in economics and finance, certified personal shopper and fashion stylist, self-proclaimed poet, curious traveler, music buff, friend and one of the most random and memorable person you would ever meet.
As a child, I wanted to be a pilot, doctor, scientist, actress, air hostess until my father said that my aim should be to become a good human being and that’s exactly what I am striving to be.
Hello, I am Cheeni (which literally means sugar in Urdu) and I am here to share my thoughts and experiences about anything and everything! From Cheeni Thoughts and Beyond…
Welcome to Cheeni Thoughts – A Lifestyle Blog!
I had boycotted bananas for a long time before I began training. On the strict orders of my instructor I started having a banana between lunch and training. Frankly speaking, I love them now owing to their numerous health benefits and NO! I am not even a monkey. Not yet…
Here is quick look at how beneficial bananas are for the human body and otherwise:
Source of Fibre
A single banana has about 3 grams of fibre. Dietary fibre helps in feeling fuller longer and also keep digestive processes running efficiently.
Satisfy your sweet tooth
An average banana has 110 calories and can fulfill your sweet tooth cravings without ruining your diet and training.
As per a research by Colorado State University, potassium is essential for a smooth nerve and muscle function. It also facilitates the balance of fluids in the body along with preventing painful cramps after rigorous exercise.
An average banana has approximately 400 mg potassium packed in it!
Fat & Cholesterol
Bananas are completely free from any fat and cholesterol and are a great natural and healthy diet!
Mashed bananas are one of the most widely used baby foods especially when they are introduced to solid foods. They are easy to digest and a source of important nutrients when suffering from indigestion or a virus without straining the stomach too much.
Manganese aids in bone health and speedy metabolism. Bananas are a great source of manganese, as one medium banana provides about 3 mg. Adults on average need 1.8 and 2.3 mg of manganese daily.
Carbs are instant energy. Eating a bananas before or after a workout is the best way to feel energized!
Vitamin C & Vitamin B-6
An average banana has 10 mg of vitamin C which boosts immune system, cell health and improves and facilitates the absorption of other nutrients.
Our body needs vitamin B-6 to grow new cells. An average banana supplies 35% of daily B-6 requirement
Overcomes Depression & helps in reducing PMS symptoms
Bananas help combat depression due high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin ( the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter).
Moreover, it not only lifts your mood but also reduce PMS symptoms, as it regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation. You listening ladies?
- Banana skin relieves against itching as a result of insect bites.
- Bananas aid in lowering body temperature and can be eaten when running a fever or just to cool down on a hot day!
- It helps in quitting smoking as it contains high levels of potassium and magnesium which helps in quitting.
- Helps in removing a wart by putting the inside of a banana peel on the wart and tapping it.
- Rubbing the inside of banana peel on leather shoes and handbags makes them shine instantly!
I am a Wrestler of the Muse.
My stories and characters are dark but never silenced.
I see ghosts and tell their tales. I look into the face of darkness where angels fear to tread.
I am a dark fiction writer with the heart of a poet and the soul of a gypsy while the ancient rhythms of Africa, the birthplace of storytellers, courses through my veins. Wanting to be either a pathologist or a criminal psychologist, life took me on a few twists and turns while studying journalism and after a couple of meandering offshoots that did not involve fiction, fiction finally chose me when I was asked to write a short story for a NZ anthology (which was a National Award Winner).
I now live on the beautiful East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island and I am lucky enough to call the Pacific Ocean my backyard. I can often be found wandering the cliff tops above the crashing ocean and walking through the lush farmlands that surround the area. But with a heart caught between two lands, the sunburned, ancient Africa and the lush, green islands of New Zealand, I find my true home within the white pages covered in ink. My fiction is caught between the dark and mysterious, the truth and the what ifs, secrets and reality, shadows and light.
I really do see ghosts and my loved ones believe ghosts and extreme weather phenomenon follow me around. I grew up spending holidays and weekends at my grandparents’ large old farm homestead which had a hidden wing that was haunted. These early experiences with haunted homes ignited my imagination and started a spark that made me question what else is out there that we couldn’t see, what is around us observing us? Why could I see these ghosts/spirits and many others couldn’t? The spark was lit and the stories started coming as fast as I could write them down and they still keep coming.
One of these real life experiences sparked The Redgates Secrets, my debut 6 part novella series.
via About | Kim Koning.
I am a Percolating Writer-in-progress, poet, coffee addict, sun-lover & adventurer.
percolating is a form of:
percolated, past participle; percolated, past tense; percolates, 3rd person singular present; percolating, present participle
- (of information or an idea or feeling) Spread gradually through an area or group of people
- – this issue has percolated into the public consciousness
- (of coffee) Be prepared in a percolator
- – he put some coffee on to percolate
- Prepare (coffee) in a percolator
- – freshly percolated coffee
- Be or become full of lively activity or excitement
- – the night was percolating with an expectant energy
My Survival Fuels are:
(Mead-schmead…this is the true nectar of the gods…mmmh fresh coffee…)
(Who does not love miniature bite-size cakes? I can have more than just my “cake-singular” I can have cakes and not feel too guilty.)
(Make this rich, dark and bitter-sweet…and by the slab-ful.)
(It must be red…Don’t you know that Red makes writers write much faster?!)
For your safety and for this writer’s sanity, make sure all of these are always within my reach…
Lightning strikes dust
Finger of God touches Man
© Kim Koning.
Redgates Secrets (The Redgates Secrets, #1)
Ash-Eater’s Fugue, Anno 2021 (The Firebird’s Requiem, #1)
Goes with anything.
Pay attention to what you like. I remember drinking cabernet and chardonnay because that’s what everyone drank, until one day I realized they don’t taste good. Zinfindel and pinot grigio for me! Also, merlot, riesling, malbec, shiraz…
If you order a bottle at a restaurant that you really like, take a picture of the label so you’ll remember it.
Ordering wine off a menu takes practice. But if you can do it with confidence, you’ll impress everyone at the table.
When the waiter pours you a taste from the bottle you ordered, you don’t have to stare at it and sniff it and swirl it around and pretend like that’s telling you anything. Just take a taste to make sure the bottle isn’t off.
Welcome to a new friend: The World’s Top 10 Best Ever Kit Kat Cakes | The Worlds top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!
Welcome to “The Top 10 of Anything and Everything” What you are seeing below is my own personal opinion of what makes the top 10 of various items, images, products and just about anything and everything. It is NOT a serious poll or official list, it is just to make my readers smile. Nothing more, nothing less. So read on and enjoy
The World’s Top 10 Best Ever Kit Kat Cakes
Not so long ago, while at a party for my friend, his girlfriend had decided to make him a cake. Nothing unusual about that you say! We this is not meant to disrespect her in anyway but it was public knowledge that she was a terrible cook. It was always my friend that cooked all the meals and so for her to tell us she had “hand made the cake from scratch” We did not expect much. But what she had made that day was actually a commonly made cake with it’s images going viral whenever a new one was made! Enough of the talk, because it brings me the greatest pleasure to bring you…
The World’s Top 10 Best Ever Kit Kat Cakes
10 – This little piggy Kit Kat cake is one of the newest one the scene! Amazing for sure and if you want to you can make it right now by clicking here–>. (source)
As if Friday night’s insanity wasn’t enough, on Saturday 6th Street was closed off for a street festival and paint covered participants from a color run that morning were wandering around. The bars were open and people were selling beer out of ice filled barrels on the street. [NB, the dizzy rooster girls were asked if it was OK before I started shooting.]
In which my boo and I nerd out hardcore about Harry Potter.
Break Room Stories (BRS) bringing you waiter stories and more since 2012. More specifically our site is a waiter blog intended to give anyone in the food service industry the opportunity to share the most ridiculous story you have. Funny, gross, horrible, embarrassing it’s all fair game. We post stories about everything from the most intense waiter rants and bartender pet peeves to a little staff on staff action and host nightmares. The more unique, hilarious, shocking, or ridiculous the better.
BRS was founded by a notorious group of individuals who have worked or currently work in the food service industry. We all come from various walks of life but the one thing we have in common (besides putting up with the bullshit of being in the service industry) was the tendency to get a little chatty in the Break Room of our respective establishments. If it happened to one of us we all heard about it. It was after years of abuse and story after story that we decided to get the rest of the serving community together to see what trouble other servers were getting themselves into.
So what happens when you combine the general public, their food, and give them the opportunity to exploit the people who serve them? You get the restaurant service industry. We mean you waitresses, waiters or servers, bartenders, bar backs, hosts, bussers, cooks, managers or anyone else that puts up with so much grief for that paycheck.
We reserve the right to post portions of your story without duplicating the entire thing. It’s not because the entire thing isn’t funny, but the funniest stories are those we can all relate to.
Our goal was and is to create a site that was revealing in nature while concealing the identity of everyone involved. This is why we will only post your first name to accompany your Break Room Story. We don’t want anyone to get fired because they are venting on our site.
We don’t want stories that are offensive to the point of being viciously personal, racist, exceedingly profane, violent or excessively graphic in nature. It’s a very hard thing to judge, but we’ll do our best.
But that’s not all! We also bring you a variety of media that you can check up on to make your shift (or entire life) better. Random picture galleries, random videos, funny videos and other little nuggets to help you smile : )
For more, check out our Terms of Service for full details of our legal policy. In short, please recognize that BRS, our advertisers and anyone who promotes with us is doing so purely for entertainment purposes. In other words, we’re not your parents, your employer, or your probation officer.
Welcome to Break Room Stories, enjoy!