Japanese matcha tea 抹茶

Japanese matcha tea 抹茶

Distribution of dark matter in the universe, as simulated with a novel, high-resolution algorithm at the Kavli Institute of Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. (Via Space.com)

Credit: AMNH. They also have a friendly video introducing dark matter:

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"one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, a star."

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Claude Debussy - Rêverie

François Chaplin

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The Boat by Dan Casado

The Boat by Dan Casado

"Don’t waste your time with explanations. People only hear what they want to hear."

Paul Coello

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Avocado Tartare with Roast Beets, Basil + Dukkah

serves: makes almost 2 cups-worth of tartare
notes: You want the avocado to be ripe, but not so ripe that it’s soft and mushy. 

roasted beets:
3 medium beets, scrubbed
juice of 1 lime, divided
extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tsp dukkah spice (here’s a link to make your own!)

avocado tartare ingredients:
1 small red onion, small dice
2 tbsp capers, minced
3 sprigs of basil, chopped
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 tsp sherry vinegar
small splash of tamari soy sauce
salt + pepper
1 medium, just-ripe avocado

flat parsley leaves for serving (optional)
extra diced red onion

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside. Wrap each of the beets in foil and place them on the sheet. Roast for about 40 minutes or until a knife can be inserted into the beets with minimal resistance. Remove the sheet from the oven, open up the foil on the beets a bit and allow them to cool. You can peel the beets at this point if you like.

Once the beets have cooled enough, slice them up and toss them with half the lime juice, some olive oil, salt, pepper and dukkah. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the diced red onion, capers, basil, mustard, sherry vinegar, tamari, salt, pepper and a big splash of extra virgin olive oil. Cut the avocado down the middle and remove the pit. Carefully peel the exterior, trying to preserve the integrity of the flesh. Dice it up somewhat small and toss it into the bowl with the capers, mustard, sherry vinegar etc. Squeeze in the rest of the lime juice. Toss everything to combine, check for seasoning, and adjust accordingly.

Serve the avocado tartare with the beets, crackers/crostini, parsley leaves, and diced onion.

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Coffee with Audrey

"It is hard to fight with one’s heart’s desires; whatever it wishes to get, it purchases at the cost of the soul."

Lawrence Durrell, Justine

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Love is a continuous dance, 

started by hearts synchronous rhythm
A collaborated choreography,
trying to perform as one
Swaying interminably to the capricious sound of life’s drums
Moving to the raw beat
of unpredictable emotions…
a perpetual rehearsal,
persevering to elevate Loves pact
to a corebound soul-connection

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"Be thine own palace,
or the world’s thy jail."

John Donne

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