Five simple fucking ingredients in this bitch right here. This is some good shit to make when you are feeling bougie as fuck. High-fructose corn syrup? Naw son, I don’t play that. Hit this with some vodka though, different story. Max relax.
5 cups of water
1/2 -3/4 cup sugar (yeah, it is fucking lemonade. without the sugar it is just real sour fucking water)
3/4 cup Meyer lemon juice, about 6 lemons (you can just use the regular lemons at the store too, not a dealbreaker)
juice of half a lime
4 sprigs of fresh lavender
Bring the water to a boil in a medium pot. Add the sugar and simmer that shit on a low heat for about 5 minutes. Make sure to stir it on the regular. The sugar should be all dissolved in the water by now with no little fucking grains rolling around in there. Turn off the heat and stir in the lemon juice, lime juice, and lavender. Let it cool until it is around room temperature. Take the lavender pieces out but use a fucking spoon and not your fingers if you are going to serve that shit to other people. Put the lemonade in the fridge to cool down all the way. Serve with lemon wedges and a pinch of dried lavender if you want it to look fucking impressive.
makes about 1 quart of chill the fuck out
From the East End to the West Coast.
Recipes, lessons learned, photos.
“This was his last moment on earth. He tried to fly away, but he was too young. He was someone. And he wanted to live.” - Mikko Alanne from Twitter
This is what happens in the egg industry. All male chicks are put into industrial blenders while still alive (or suffocated in bags). This happens even when your eggs are labelled “free range” or “humane.” Go vegan today.
Nothing is worth the mass-slaughter of newborns.
Stop.. buying.. eggs..
Wang Yue, a senior at Dalian Industry University, uses her paintbrush to turn ugly tree holes into lovely views in Shijiazhuang, capital city of Hebei Province.
Wang Yue calls the tree-hole paintings “meitu” which means “beautiful journey.” The paintings on the trees have brightened the city during the dull, grey winter.
[CW: rape culture, self-worth issues due to bigotry]
If you are a woman, if you’re a person of colour, if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you are a person of size, if you are a person of intelligence, if you are a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world.
…And it’s going to be really hard to find messages of self-love and support anywhere. Especially women’s and gay men’s culture. It’s all about how you have to look a certain way or else you’re worthless. You know when you look in the mirror and you think ‘oh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know, that’s not your authentic self? But that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard earned money and spend it at the mall on some turn-around creme that doesn’t turn around shit.
When you don’t have self-esteem you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for, you will hesitate to ask for a raise, you will hesitate to call yourself an American, you will hesitate to report a rape, you will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote, you will hesitate to dream. For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution and our revolution is long overdue.
Margaret Cho (via thechocolatebrigade)
I’ve read this a hundred times and reblogged it before, but who cares - let’s start today with this in mind.
Dairy is a dirty business. There is no such thing as a “laughing cow”, dairy cows are not “happy”, they do not live in sunny green meadows, nor do they stroll casually along beaches at sunset, nor work in factories cheerfully packing up butter “made by cows”. These television adverts are grossly deceptive and depict scenes far from the ugly truth. Cows only produce milk because they’ve had a baby. Their milk is supposed to be for their calves, but in the dairy industry calves are considered ‘unwanted by-products’.. When you drink milk you condemn an innocent calf to death and its mother to a life of slavery. The abuse and suffering that we inflict upon dairy cows is nothing short of appalling.