Canned Hot Peppers in Tomato Juice

    Every time we visit our relatives in West (-by-God) Virginia, we always took home with us cases of old fashioned canned vegetables from my aunt’s garden. These never last, and over the years we’ve found less and less time to visit. Finally, after hearing my mother complain for the Nth time that she missed her favorite hot peppers, I hit up my aunt on FB and asked her for the recipe. Thankfully (and like all good down-home recipes) the process is fairly simple.

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    y'all he ain't kidding

    I just made this eggnog

    it's so fucking good

    the original recipe doesn't have alcohol but I added in some fireball (which means I didn't need the cloves or cinnamon)

    I actually couldn't find the recipe online anywhere so I had to just take notes from the tiktok, I did have to guess a couple things tho because he doesn't always specify exact measurements

    I'll put the recipe as I did it under a cut, in case anyone wants to use it

    5 egg yolks (save the whites)

    slowly whisk in 1 cup sugar (mine turned out incredibly sweet so maybe tone it back if that's not your vibe)

    2 cups milk 1 cup heavy cream to a pot

    scald milk/cream mix

    slowly stir half the milk/cream mix into the egg/sugar mix

    add combined mix back to pot

    low heat until thick

    add 1/2 cup fireball (or however much you prefer but I personally wouldn't add more than this)

    beat egg whites

    slowly beat in 1 tbsp sugar (maybe a little more? go by feel on this one)

    fold egg whites into the rest of the mix

    2 shakes of nutmeg

    2 teaspoons of vanilla (or less, I just always add extra because I like it)


    leave in fridge to chill


    Kind of scary to think that the average person could make this.


    we should all be making things like this! they are coming.


    Great, we’re giving the angry flying lawnmowers GUNS now


    God I love the future sometimes. Boston Dynamics makes footsoldiers and we take to the skies.


    you can't take the sky from me


    Joey's F-15's are gonna have a bad day when a swarm of hobby drones goes up with the purpose of getting sucked into their engine intakes.


    That is exactly how my ancestors came to America.


    Some of them didn’t even buy tickets. If you stowed away to get here, Ellis Island just said, “Welcome to America.”


    On average 200,000 people would come through Ellis island every year over the course of its operation.

    This is not the same at all. Literally every country in the world enforces immigration laws.

    And it’s easily arguable that Ellis island shouldn’t have been taking so many people in anyway.


    "America didn't have immigration laws a century ago, so we shouldn't have immigration laws now" is a crap argument, especially when you're only making it to "score points" against imaginary critics.

    In reality, many people who support strong borders are themselves modern immigrants. And not just white people. There were also loads of white immigrants after 1924. Many of them Jewish, for obvious reasons.

    And as long as we're recommending things from a century ago, how about explicit discrimination against ethnic minority groups? Do you want to bring that back, or just open borders?


    Since we are apparently so enamored with how things were in 1924.

    I will gladly take this deal; same immigration laws as 1924 and same level of federal government spending and number of employees as 1924.

    Or how about just the same spending ratio to revenue for the federal government as there was in 1924, and the same ratio of federal employees to overall population? Just to preempt people complaining about inflation and population growth.

    Think any liberal will go for it?


    This is why she’s my favorite author.


    Check out Barry Lyndon”, a film whose period interiors were famously shot by period lamp-and-candle lighting (director Stanley Kubrick had to source special lenses with which to do it).

    More recently, some scenes in Wolf Hall” were also shot with period live-flame lighting and IIRC until they got used to it, actors had to be careful how they moved across the sets. However, it’s very atmospheric: there’s one scene where Cromwell is sitting by the fire, brooding about his association with Henry VIII while the candles in the room are put out around him. The effect is more than just visual.

    As someone (I think it was Terry Pratchett) once said: You always need enough light to see how dark it is.”

    A demonstration of getting that out of balance happened in later seasons of Game of Thrones”, most infamously in the complaint-heavy “Battle of Winterfell” episode, whose cinematographer claimed the poor visibility was because “a lot of people don’t know how to tune their TVs properly”.

    So it was nothing to do with him at all, oh dear me no. Wottapillock. Needing to retune a TV to watch one programme but not others shows where the fault lies, and it’s not in the TV.


    We live in rural West Wicklow, Ireland, and it’s 80% certain that when we have a storm, a branch or even an entire tree will fall onto a power line and our lights will go out.

    Usually the engineers have things fixed in an hour or two, but that can be a long dark time in the evenings or nights of October through February, so we always know where the candles and matches are and the oil lamp is always full.

    We also know from experience how much reading can be done by candle-light, and it’s more than you’d think, once there’s a candle right behind you with its light falling on the pages.

    You get more light than you’d expect from both candles and lamps, because for one thing, eyes adapt to dim light. @dduane​ says she can sometimes hear my irises dilating. Yeah, sure…

    For another thing lamps can have accessories. Here’s an example: reflectors to direct light out from the wall into the room. I’ve tried this with a shiny foil pie-dish behind our own Very Modern Swedish Design oil lamp, and it works.


    Smooth or parabolic reflectors concentrate their light (for a given value of concentrate, which is a pretty low value at that) while flatter fluted ones like these scatter the light over a wider area, though it’s less bright as a result:


    This candle-holder has both a reflector and a magnifying lens, almost certainly to illuminate close or even medical work of some sort rather than light a room.


    And then there’s this, which a lot of people saw and didn’t recognise, because it’s often described in tones of librarian horror as a beverage in the rare documents collection.


    There IS a beverage, that’s in the beaker, but the spherical bottle is a light magnifier, and Gandalf would arrange a candle behind it for close study.

    Here’s one being used - with a lightbulb - by a woodblock carver.


    And here’s the effect it produces.


    Here’s a four-sphere version used with a candle (all the fittings can be screwed up and down to get the candle and magnifiers properly lined up) and another one in use by a lacemaker.


    Finally, here’s something I tried last night in our own kitchen, using a water-filled decanter. It’s not perfectly spherical so didn’t create the full effect, but it certainly impressed me, especially since I’d locked the camera so its automatic settings didn’t change to match light levels.

    This is the effect with candles placed “normally”.


    But when one candle is behind the sphere, this happens.


     It also threw a long teardrop of concentrated light across the worktop; the photos of the woodcarver show that much better.

    Poor-people lighting involved things like rushlights or tallow dips. They were awkward things, because they didn’t last long, needed constant adjustment, didn’t give much light and were smelly. But they were cheap, and that’s what mattered most.


    They’re often mentioned in historical and fantasy fiction but seldom explained: a rushlight is a length of spongy pith from inside a rush plant, dried then dipped in tallow (or lard, or mutton-fat), hence both its names.

    Here’s Jason Kingsley making one.


    Play the system


    That's a twist.


    I love that LGBT groups are more concerned about somebody misusing the law than they are about the fact that it's easier for a man to change his gender than it is for him to gain custody of his own children.

    One of those seems to be more of an issue, and solving it would solve the other.


    There are so many entitled moms out there that think the world owes them something for doing something pretty much every mammal ever has done and they make their whole entire identity about being a mom and its like. Girl you CHOSE that if you live in a country where you can get an abortion you chose to have a kid dont expect everyone to clap? The deification of motherhood goes hand in hand with misogyny btw like the whole idea of motherhood being divine and the cosmic womb etc. like ur objectifying women and associating breeding with godliness.


    This is unbelievably stupid.

    - Motherhood is a common thing, but it is an incredibly difficult and excruciating thing that is 100% responsible for the continuation of society and producing 100% of the human capital necessary to farm your food, fix your shit, and even to make the social media and you waste your life on. It is the among the most indispensable jobs in the economy you live in. It should be cherished and recognized for the work that entails.

    - Motherhood only glorified among other mothers, because in every other aspect of society it is equated with social powerlessness and ugliness. Motherhood makes your boobs sag and your tummy pudgy and changes your body from the idealized thin infertile teenager plastered on magazines. Society does not reward mothers. It views them as used up and pregnancy as a body horror. You would know this if you were a mom.

    - Mothers make mothering their entire personality because they are forced to withdraw from society and devote their lives exclusively to their children, who are hardly considered people in most places. Most public places are hostile or unsafe for children, like their developmentally normal babbles and cries and the biologically normal practice of breastfeeding. Very few social structures exist to help mothers do their job as mothers along with anything else that might fulfill them or give them identity, and as a result many are forced to stay out of the public and consume. Previous societies, like the medievals, saw mothers maintaining trades and businesses because the village family structure and agricultural economy supported them to do both. Presently being a working mother is considered the norm despite the fact that the village family structure hardly exists anymore - most are forced to outsource one of their jobs to others, by paying for nannies or daycare or service people to maintain their home, and perinatal depression and anxiety are exceedingly common. And if they choose to not work, they are throwing their life away by not slaving away for an employer somewhere because for some reason that’s apparently more valuable. The fact that mothers don’t earn an income is a common reason to dismiss and frown on the role, despite how indispensable it is to society at large. For these reasons mothers can’t help but only be mothers.

    - You are essentially openly acknowledging that abortion is the crutch that helps us ignore these things. “Mothers shouldn’t feel entitled to respect, because even if mothering is hard, they could have simply killed their child in utero and escaped the difficulties imposed by society.” I don’t know, perhaps we could make mothering less absolutely excruciating?

    Your post is disgusting and you should feel bad. What’s really misogynist is taking a perfectly normal healthy phenomenon of mothering and pregnancy, so deeply intertwined with the experiences and joys and sorrows of women throughout time, and unilaterally shitting on the joy women have in voluntarily sacrificing themselves to it, because you are terribly allergic to the concept of you exercising such selflessness for another human being.


    “And they say that a hero can save us”


    Roof Koreans continue to protect us all. What a Made in America fairy tale we’ve got here.


    Can you imagine if an armed Asian protected his life and property from rioters in this day and age?

    We got a taste of it with Rittenhouse. Not that it hasnt been #woke to turn on Asians in the past.


    I get the feeling that they’d just ignore it, because it doesn’t fit the Narrative. 

     Unless they somehow spun the attack into a racial hate crime, and downplayed the “BLM rioters” part.