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Old 02-04-2013, 11:02 AM   #65881
 
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Also, this recipe is pretty much exactly my usual for biscuits:
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2...ey-butter.html

I think I use more butter is the only real difference.

This one for when I want to make them a little more special:
http://www.projectfoodie.com/spotlig...every-day.html

The truth is I hardly ever make them the same way twice. I play around with them, and I use what I have on-hand.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:08 AM   #65882
 
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that is so me, I realized that people go through body wash all the time, I still have the same bottle from a year ago....
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:45 AM   #65883
 
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Yussssss, bless this flawless post:

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I always wondered when I would get this question and now I finally have, so I decided to do it some justice:

Disclaimer because apparently every essay in this fandom needs a disclaimer: the love triangle was painful on multiple levels and I wish the romance had been different.

That being said, here's why I ship Makorra:

Mako and Korra have complementing personalities and fit very, very well with each other. This isn't a case of opposites attracting or people dating their carbon copies - they're both determined, resolute, and stubborn people, who stand up and fight for the ones they love. These similarities make it possible for them to understand each other when **** goes down. For example, when Korra's call-out of Amon at the rally fails, Mako wants to retreat, but then backs her up (and fires the first shot) when it becomes clear that she's going to take Amon's bait and try to save the Air Family, people she cares about deeply. This is not a foreign motivation to Mako, and understanding and sympathizing why your partner takes the risks and makes the choices they do is instrumental to a good relationship.

On top of this, their stubbornness means that they don't take **** from each other: witness the entirety of episode seven. Korra refuses to compromise her belief with respect to Hiroshi Sato even for the friendship of the boy she's in love with, and Mako refuses to compromise his faith in the man who supported his only livelihood and his girlfriend's happiness, even for his best friend and teammate. In episode three, he calls her out on her comment about having nothing and for asking if he's some kind of criminal, basically checking her naivete about poverty and privilege. And, when they are honest with their feelings, it's for better or for worse, but this means they will be honest with each other.

Mako and Korra also have traits that make up for what the other lacks: Korra has a joie de vivre that Mako does not, a passion and enthusiasm for life, an outgoing spirit; all this without being a Manic Pixie Dream Girl because she gets down to serious business when she needs to, and sometimes she needs his comfort just as much as he might need hers. Mako has the level-headedness and strategic mind that Korra does not; when she wants to charge into battle, he curbs her impulsiveness and comes up with the plan of attack. Even if they weren't romantically involved, Mako is a perfect partner for Korra as the Avatar, because he can keep up with her on a level of firebending talent (that fabulous fire-fueled wall run) and he's her intellectual lancer.

And THEN there is the part where Mako's relationship with Korra is instrumental to her character development: Korra takes an immense amount of pride in being the Avatar, such that her entire sense of self is dependent on it; but when Mako meets her he doesn't care that she's the Avatar. He doesn't lavish praise on Korra until she backs up her self-confidence with her first pro-bending match - this is essentially what Lin Bei Fong does, as well. This must have been a total mindwarp for Korra: someone who doesn't trip over themselves to worship her, someone who will give her respect based on what she does outside of the title. And then we get to the end of the season, where Mako tells her that he doesn't care that she's the Avatar or not, he loves her anyway - he loves Korra, not the Avatar, which is incredibly significant to her development. Korra believes that people love her because she's the Avatar, and because she's not, she's no longer worthy of love; and Mako tells her otherwise: 'you are loved because of YOU and not because of the title.'

Furthermore, this ship hits a lot of narrative kinks for me: brooding boy, lively girl, dudes in distress, strong, assertive women; he saves her, she saves him. They're equals. They make mistakes, they fight, they have fun together, and they make each other happy. People deserve love and they deserve to be with people who love them back. At the end of all of this, Mako and Korra made each other happy, and I think they'll continue to make each other happy.

At the beginning, I didn't care, but as the season went on, I found myself rooting for them, my abrasive, brooding firebender and my hard-headed, open-hearted Avatar. So when they finally did get together, I was thrilled - a forgotten street urchin who had to fight for everything he had, loved by the spirit of the world herself, and a girl chosen by fate to be all-powerful, finally loved for who she really is.

I ship it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:04 PM   #65884
 
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Great. That baking powder is brand new.

And I'm not saying that I didn't get rise. I may have. Who the **** knows. They just aren't wonderful like I wanted them to be. I will try these recipes to see what happens.

I'm determined to make them and make them good. If I die alone and no one knows it, I want to die with good food having fed me up until the end.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:21 PM   #65885
 
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I killed my rice cooker a couple of months ago. I thought I would be okay without it, but I miss it.

#pleasedontmakeofmeforlikingaricecooker
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:34 PM   #65886
 
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I killed my rice cooker a couple of months ago. I thought I would be okay without it, but I miss it.

#pleasedontmakeofmeforlikingaricecooker
I love my rice cooker. Much nicer than having to spend an hour or more watching a rice pot after a long day at work. I am incapable of making rice on the stove without boiling it over horribly..

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:40 PM   #65887
 
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:36 PM   #65888
 
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I killed my rice cooker a couple of months ago. I thought I would be okay without it, but I miss it.

#pleasedontmakeofmeforlikingaricecooker
I love my rice cooker. Much nicer than having to spend an hour or more watching a rice pot after a long day at work. I am incapable of making rice on the stove without boiling it over horribly..

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An hour? I spend 25 mins max cooking rice.

Boil water
Chuck in rice
Bring back to boil
When boiling reduce to simmer for however long your rice takes.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:40 PM   #65889
 
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^Well, glad someone else said it!
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:41 PM   #65890
 
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I cook it correctly? Yay I win the rice.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:43 PM   #65891
 
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I mean, I cook it a little differently (the way Dominicans and actually Persians basically do), but yeah, it only takes 25-30 minutes, and most of that unwatched.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:03 PM   #65892
 
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I'm still happy about my rice cooking.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:05 PM   #65893
 
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I don't know. Brown rice usually asks for a half hour. Takes a solid 20 minutes to get the water boiling. Then I stand there for most of the time it is cooking, periodically lifting the lid so it doesn't bubble all over my stove top.

I can't turn the burner down any lower, but it boils over like crazy.

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #65894
 
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soooo I have this OTHER guy's from class number to send him notes. UGH. he ain't cute!

But in sexy news my right boob gently grazed my sexy fb's shoulder, when I helped him in class because he asked me for help...because I am smart and sexy and cool.

In jerk chicken news, I'm eating a jamaican jerk chicken wrap from this sandwhich place...hmm.


MY FEET STINK.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #65895
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Y'ALL WILL NOT EVEN BELIEVE WHAT JUST HAPPENED!

As I was leaving school today (like, I hadn't even gotten onto non-campus roads yet) someone HIT INTO MY BUMPER AT A STOP SIGN.

Yes, the very same bumper that took a month to fix!

HAHAHAHAHA

The good news is there's little to no damage... Also, I got that "first scratch" out of the way. So now, if it gets scratched in the future, it'll just be like "well, the paint wasn't perfect anyway!"
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The bf just left this morning for san fran for work. He won't be back until Thursday night and I'm already missing him. A lot. I'm pathetic.

The good news is that hopefully I'll use this time to do things I have fallen behind on. Damn he is like a drug.

Oh and my coworker shaved and it's freaking me out. He looks so different.
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MY FEET STINK.
You could try showering every once in a while.



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I can't believe the smell, thank goodness I didn't take my shoes off in lab (why would I do that anyway LOL?) ughhhh it smells like STINKY FEET. I can't stop smelling my shoes...

for your beewax I'm going to shower later anyway because I'm going spinning.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:44 PM   #65899
 
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Brown rice does take longer. I counter this by soaking. It doesn't just cut the time, but it produces much better rice because it cooks more evenly and requires less liquid so it turns out drier and fluffier.
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#goawaystovetopricecookers

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