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Matcha Tea Macarons
* Ingredients *
100g egg whites3g egg white powder125g almond meal125g icing sugar2 teaspoons of matcha tea powderFor the syrup:150g sugar and 50ml water
* Directions *
Process the almond meal and icing sugar together.  In a mixer, whip half the egg whites to soft peaks.  Meanwhile, in a saucepan bring the water and sugar for the syrup to 117C (or 242F) on a candy thermometer.  Once ready, slowly add the boiling syrup to the egg whites and continue to whip on medium speed until they thick and shiny and are completely cooled (about 10 minutes).  At the final changes of whipping the meringue, and add the matcha tea powder.  Mix the remaining egg whites to the sifted almond mixture and fold into the meringue in four parts.Pipe macarons on lined baking sheets. Double up your baking sheets if you do not have professional grade quality.  Let your macarons sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes. Bake at 140C or 280F for 15-18 minutes.  Fill with ganache or filling of your choice.  Refrigerate to set.
{ Chocolate ganache }
* Ingredients *
120g dark chocolate, chopped1/2 cup heavy cream
* Directions *
Heat cream until bubbles form around the edge of the pan.  Pour over the chocolate.  Let sit for 2-3 minutes and then stir.  Let cool then transfer to the refrigerator to thicken.

theantidote:

Matcha Tea Macarons

* Ingredients *

100g egg whites
3g egg white powder
125g almond meal
125g icing sugar
2 teaspoons of matcha tea powder
For the syrup:
150g sugar and 50ml water

* Directions *

Process the almond meal and icing sugar together.ย  In a mixer, whip half the egg whites to soft peaks.ย  Meanwhile, in a saucepan bring the water and sugar for the syrup to 117C (or 242F) on a candy thermometer.ย  Once ready, slowly add the boiling syrup to the egg whites and continue to whip on medium speed until they thick and shiny and are completely cooled (about 10 minutes).ย  At the final changes of whipping the meringue, and add the matcha tea powder.ย  Mix the remaining egg whites to the sifted almond mixture and fold into the meringue in four parts.
Pipe macarons on lined baking sheets. Double up your baking sheets if you do not have professional grade quality.ย  Let your macarons sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes. Bake at 140C or 280F for 15-18 minutes.ย  Fill with ganache or filling of your choice.ย  Refrigerate to set.

{ Chocolate ganache }

* Ingredients *

120g dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream

* Directions *

Heat cream until bubbles form around the edge of the pan.ย  Pour over the chocolate.ย  Let sit for 2-3 minutes and then stir.ย  Let cool then transfer to the refrigerator to thicken.

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When in doubt, drink some tea and relax. :D This is my go-to solution for stress and making big life decisions haha. ๐Ÿ˜œ โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿต

When in doubt, drink some tea and relax. :D This is my go-to solution for stress and making big life decisions haha. ๐Ÿ˜œ โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿต

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Acid attack survivors in India model new clothing range for powerful photoshoot

Survivors of acid attacks in India have become the face of a new clothing range designed by a woman who had acid thrown in her face while she was asleep four years ago.Delhi-based designer Rupa and her friends Rita, Sonam, Laxmi and Chanchal modelled the clothes from her new range, Rupa Designs, for photographer Rahul Saharan.

Rupa suffered extensive injuries when her stepmother threw acid in her face while she was sleeping in 2008.

She was allegedly left without any medical aid for six hours before her uncle found her and transported her to hospital, where she underwent eleven operations and spent three months being cared for.

This is so beautiful

healthfitnesshumour:

Stretches For A Flexible Back

Flexibility in your back is important for many sports, including gymnastics. Increasing your flexibility can only be accomplished over time and can be a very difficult or very easy task depending on your body type. All of these stretches have many names and are found in many disciplines, and they will all help increase your flexibility. I quickly run through all these stretches and boy do they feel good on the back.

1. Pike Stretch - Sit on the floor with legs straight in front of you.ย Lean forward and try to touch your toes. This stretches both the hamstrings, leg muscles, and the lower back. To make this more difficult, keep your back completely straight as you lean over.

2. Standing Pike Stretch -While standing erect, bend forward at the waist and reach towards the ground. Bend forward far enough to feel a comfortable stretch in the back and legs.

3. Camel Pose - While standing or kneeling with your feet (or knees) shoulder width apart push your hips forward and lean back until you feel a stretch.ย This can be done with or without supporting yourself with your hands.

4. Cat Stretch - Kneel with your arms on the floor in front of you shoulder width apart.ย Push your spine to the ceiling and hold, then push your spine down and lift your head.

5. Advanced Cat Stretch - Do an advanced cat stretch.ย Start as with the cat stretch, but slowly slide your arms forward on the mat while arching your back until you get your shoulders to touch the ground.

6. Seal Stretch - Lie on your stomach with your elbows bent and hands by your sides. Slowly straighten your arms and tilt your head back.

7. Basket Stretch - While on your stomach, bend your knees and reach behind you to grab your ankles. Lift up up with your arms and feet.ย 

TIPS:ย 

  • Donโ€™t force your back to bend too far; it could cause major damage. Start off with small back stretches and work your way up. Stay safe!

  • Itโ€™s important to remember to begin stretching slowly to ensure your muscles donโ€™t become too sore.

  • Make a goal for how flexible you want to become. When you achieve your goal, celebrate and set a new one.

  • Donโ€™t push it. Your back isnโ€™t going to become flexible over night.

  • Do exercises to strengthen and stretch your stomach muscles. Your back and stomach work together, so what you do for one will effect the other.

  • Not everyone has a very flexible back, practice frequently for 15 or 30 minute sessions.

  • Decide what stretches are best for you and how often you will do them. If you always do the same stretches every day it will get boring, change it up a bit and you will be more likely to continue.

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hiroshimalated:

Please keep this circulating. Cops are getting more and more brazen, know your rights!

good to know

my brother is a police officer and these are all v true and things he made sure i knew but also remember the police can lie lie lie. the best thing, as mentioned, is to yell โ€œi do not consentโ€ repeatedly and hope someone will hear and act as an eyewitness for you

this is super important and we need to circulate this especially with the upcoming chicago raid ?? we need to do everything we can to protect possible victims of police brutality and hate crimes. it is not okay to break the law that goes for the people being arrested and the people arresting. stay safe.