Plum and Custard Tart



What finer thing to do with a glut of plums than serve them in a fabulous tart like this?

A bed of sweet shortcrust pastry was filled with a creme patissiere (egg yolks, cream, sugar, vanilla) to provide a base for plums which were stoned, and roasted until sweet.

The trick to this is for the pastry to be baked blind until it is completely done, and left to cool. The creme patissiere and plums should also be cooked and cooled before the tart is assembled. 




Columbia University Student Will Drag Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Gone

"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here. 

So, I just want to go into HOW MUCH Columbia and the NYPD has failed, and revictimized, Emma Sulkowitz.

In her school hearing, Sulkowitz ” had to explain to the three administrators on the panel how anal rape worked. She told them she had been hit across the face, choked and pinned down, but, she said, one still seemed confused about how it was possible for someone to penetrate her there without lubricant. Sulkowicz said she had to draw them a diagram.”

"Her best friend was meant to be at the hearing; Sulkowicz had chosen her as her one “supporter.” But her friend was kicked out of that role for talking about the case, according to Sulkowicz, in violation of the university’s confidentiality policy. As punishment, her friend was also put on probation and made to write two reflection papers: one from the perspective of Sulkowicz and another from the accused."


- Two other women at Columbia have accused this guy of sexual assault/rape. But he’s been found not responsible in all instances, and is still on campus

- When she went to the police, one officer said: “”You invited him into your room. That’s not the legal definition of rape.”

- Another officer told her friends, who came with her: ““For every single rape I’ve had, I’ve had 20 that are total bull——,” he added. “It’s also my type of job to get to the truth. If that means being harsh about it, that’s what I do.”

And that’s.

I want to set literally everything on fire.


"I will love you as a thief loves a gallery and as a crow loves a murder, as a cloud loves bats and as a range loves braes. I will love you as misfortune loves orphans, as fire loves innocence, and as justice loves to sit and watch while everything goes wrong."

Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters (via bethchild)

(Source: dangerous-muse, via gettingridoftheb)

Anonymous Asked:
imagine a dragon who hoarded librarians and every so often knights come to rescue them and the librarians get very upset because the dragon is quiet and reshelves everything neatly and the knights are Very Annoying




can I just

Yes please?

This is wonderful, assuming the dragon also shelves things correctly. Lord knows that the knights wouldn’t.



Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College


You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via cognitivedissonance)


So that we may call for His relief, and invite the Healer into our pain. To cure the heart and wipe the mark of Cain. While Pharaohs have the cravings of their lust; satisfied with their empires of dust. - Rumi


So that we may call for His relief, and invite the Healer into our pain. To cure the heart and wipe the mark of Cain. While Pharaohs have the cravings of their lust; satisfied with their empires of dust. - Rumi


Happiness Severity Index

(Rebekah Remington)


Though in the lower standard deviation, I fall, the statistician says,

within the normal range of happiness. Therefore, no drugs today.


What about tomorrow? What if doodling stars isn’t enough?

Will I be asked to color the rainbow one more time?


Name three wishes that might come true?

List everything I’ve been given within a minute?


Though within the normal range of happiness, I score poor

on bird appreciation, poor on oboe joy. My responses, in fact,


seem to indicate an overall confusion concerning joy itself.

What did I mean that during parties I choose the sofa


like a sick cat? That when tattoos are dispensed I’m first

in line? That books full of other people’s misery


make the beach infinitely more pleasant? Stargazing is another weakness.

Too much I examine the patch of dirt where nothing grows


where buried curiosa aren’t deep enough, though in Short Answer

I’m all for dancing alone in a silken robe. Friends call.


Mostly the machine answers. Mozart makes me cry.

I kill spiders without guilt. To make up for this


I take the kids to the golden arches play area.

A positive indicator. Also, interest in the existential


is minimal. I approve of make-up and ice cream.

When I wake early, I get out of bed. When I wallow


in planetary counterpoint, it never lasts. And here’s what really saves me:

if I were a ghost I’d be Casper. If I were a tradition


I’d be a dreidel. I like the rain. When the boat drifts off

I wave. When the dog runs off I follow.