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Chasechik
15 July 2012 @ 10:54 pm
6 eggs, boiled
1 pickled jalapeno
1 tsp each: ancho, cayenne, tumeric
2 tsp each: mustard, red pepper flakes
1 dash cider vinegar
1/4 cup oil

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Cut eggs in half and remove shell. Put yolks in separate bowl. Store whites.

Dice jalapeno. Add to yolks. Add oil. Mash with fork. Add cider and spices. Mash with fork.

Spoon yolk blend into yolks. If desired, garnish with paprika and fresh basil leaves. Serve chilled.
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Chasechik
11 June 2012 @ 09:55 pm
Title: Did You Expect Me to Dodge?
Rating: PG
Pairings: Hardison/Eliot/Parker, Sophie/Nate
Summary: The ability to render oneself intangible at will occasionally turns up as a superpower. These questions you have? Don't ask them.
Notes: Takes place before The Empath and We Can Rebuild Him, but after Entropy and Chaos Magic.
Also, this series has at least two more installments and they're both already written.

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the music falling in where it is wanted: Jonathon Coulton - Code Monkey
 
 
Chasechik
09 June 2012 @ 10:33 am
Occupation Records is live!




BUY THIS.

Seriously. You pay what you can and the money goes to protest efforts in North America and Europe.

I bought this this morning and I can say that honestly, I love the music. There's a little bit of everything folk - from Peggy Seeger's 50's throwback "Doggone, Occupation is On," to King Blues' punkish "We Are Fucking Angry," to Tom Morello's surprisingly cheerful (and angry) "World Wide Rebel Songs." Even if you only like one song, know that this is money going right to protesters - it's helping us buy medical supplies, food, and necessary items to help change the world. Even if you can only donate 99 cents for the whole album, that's money to a good cause.

(And yes, the musicians all donated their music to the cause. None of the money is going back to them because that's how they want it.)
 
 
the music falling in where it is wanted: Eddie Morton - Union Jack
 
 
Chasechik
21 May 2012 @ 08:32 am
Title: A How-To Manual for Bonding
Author: chasingtides
Fandom: Leverage
Characters: Parker/Hardison, Eliot, Sophie
Rating: G
Prompt: Parker's cool with his body as it is; besides, sometimes it's handy in his line of work. He just wishes Sophie'd give up the girl bonding crap.

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Chasechik
19 May 2012 @ 07:17 am
Title: Locks on the Door
Author: chasingtides
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters: Dean, Sam, and John Winchester
Rating: PG-13
Prompt: Sam, Dean, and John (at least one of whom is queer), five conversations about sex.

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Chasechik
Title: Be Better Off Than You Are
Fandom: Avengers (Movie Verse)
Characters: Tony Stark, Steve Rogers
Summary: Some people are less than pleased when they learn how Captain America spent his May Day.
Notes: Copious politics

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Chasechik
09 May 2012 @ 10:03 pm
Because I haven't tossed out a recipe out there in a while, I present:

Dark Secret Fire Cider*
1 quart cider vinegar
5 dried cayenne peppers
2 cloves garlic
1 chunk ginger
1 spoonful horseradish
1/4 white onion
tumeric
rosemary
sage
thyme
oregano
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In a pot, heat up the vinegar. I advise making multiple quarts at a time, but that's me. Add, immediately, peppers, garlic, ginger, horseradish, onion. Stir until pungent. Add at least a generous spoonful of each spice. Decant into quart sized mason jars, with solid items intact. If you have metal lids, protect them with wax paper.

Each morning (or evening, or both) heat the jar in a pot of warm water for three to five days.

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Fire Cider
1 quart cider vinegar
5 dried cayenne peppers
2 cloves garlic
1 chunk ginger
1 spoonful horseradish
1/4 white onion
tumeric
rosemary
sage
thyme
oregano
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Put everything but the vinegar in a mason jar. Pour vinegar over. Leave in a cool dry place, shaking daily, for two months. If you have metal lids, protect them with wax paper.

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Fire Cider is so-called because it's hot like fire. It's good medicine - clears the sinuses, wards off headaches, and boosts the immune system. Take a spoonful (or shot) daily. Add it for flavor (without salt or filler) to soups, marinades, and rice. Mix it with whiskey or a Bloody Mary for an extra kick.


*So-called because of a facebook conversation where I offered a friend Fire Cider in five days. He wanted to know what dark secrets I knew to make this happen.
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Chasechik
01 April 2012 @ 09:37 pm
I don't know how to ride a bike.

I would like to ride a bike. (I live in the city. Gas is expensive. It's good for my health. Lots of reasons.)

Caveat: I have a Parkinsonsism that severely effects my balance. I've tried learning to ride before and mostly hurt myself a lot. I never got off training wheels. (And I'm not biking through the city on training wheel because I have got some kind of pride.)

Research so far says: tandem bikes (I have no one to tandem with) and trikes (and I don't have $300+ to drop on a bike I don't know I can use).

I'm not asking for a solution so much as resources. A place where I can raise money for a trike? Someone who helps cripples ride bikes in the Philly area? Something?
 
 
Chasechik
11 March 2012 @ 12:06 pm
Anyone know anything about netbooks?

I want a cheapee one to bring to Occupation and marches - just word processing and internet. Advice? Links? Anything?
 
 
Chasechik
30 September 2011 @ 11:14 pm
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Chasechik
28 September 2011 @ 11:38 pm
Title: Call It a Tribe
Rating: PG-13
Universe: St Nicholas' Home for Troubled Youth, follows several months after Mr Banana
Pairings: Nate/Sophie, Eliot/Parker
Summary: Parker doesn't want to go to prom. No, Parker really doesn't want to go to prom.

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.Collapse )
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the music falling in where it is wanted: Aberfeldy - Summer's Gone
 
 
 
Chasechik
24 September 2011 @ 11:14 pm
Title: Entropy and Chaos Magic
Rating: PG
Prompt: Leverage, team!fic, they're superheros (with pyrokinesis, telekinesis, etc)
Summary: "One should always look for any possible alternative
to the exercise of destructive magic, for to be forced into the
position of having to use it is a position of weakness."
Notes: Takes place before The Empath and We Can Rebuild Him.

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Chasechik
24 September 2011 @ 02:23 pm
Title: Collaboration
Rating: PG
Summary: Leverage/The Magnificent Seven ATF verse, Eliot/Vin, they used to be bounty hunting partners
Notes: I'm already working on a sequel that's about Ezra and Parker because apparently I have nothing else to do on a Saturday.

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the music falling in where it is wanted: Metallica - Wherever I May Roam
 
 
Chasechik
24 September 2011 @ 12:25 am
Title: Mr Banana
Universe: St Nicholas Home for Troubled Youth
Rating: PG
Pairing: Nate/Sophie, Eliot/Parker
Warnings: Mention of child abuse
Summary: Three weeks after moving to Boston, Alec's principal wants a parent-teacher conference.

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Chasechik
22 September 2011 @ 04:19 pm
Title: Preacher's Daughter
Rating: PG
Pairings: Nate/Sophie, Eliot/Parker, Hardison/books
Summary: The Wild Wild West

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Chasechik
19 September 2011 @ 11:20 pm
Title: We Can Rebuild Him
Rating: PG-13 for sexual references
Pairing: Hardison/Parker/Eliot, implied Nate/Sophie
Summary: "We have the technology. We have the capability... Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster."
Notes: Hardison's story, companion to The Empath. Thanks to hannasus for the beta.

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the music falling in where it is wanted: Sarah Brightman - Eden