kitchen-in-the-cottage:

Lavender Shortbread Cookies
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh lavender
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions:
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the lavender, mint and lemon zest. Combine the flour, cornstarch and salt; mix into the batter until well blended. Divide dough into two balls, wrap in plastic wrap and flatten to about 1inch thick. Refrigerate until firm, about 1hour.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Cookie stamps will work well on these too. Place on cookie sheets.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, just until cookies begin to brown at the edges. Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Recipe makes 2 dozen cookies. Source.

kitchen-in-the-cottage:

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh lavender
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the lavender, mint and lemon zest. Combine the flour, cornstarch and salt; mix into the batter until well blended. Divide dough into two balls, wrap in plastic wrap and flatten to about 1inch thick. Refrigerate until firm, about 1hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Cookie stamps will work well on these too. Place on cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, just until cookies begin to brown at the edges. Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Recipe makes 2 dozen cookies. Source.

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girldwarf:

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7 Things Women Writers are sick of hearing.

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"Why is your lead always a girl?"

"Who’s her love interest, then?"

"What kind of young adult do you write?" (I don’t write YA…)

"Oh, you do fantasy? Like Twilight?"

"Women just can’t write men. I mean, men can kind of do both just because it’s been done so much, but women always write men too girly."

"Are you going to hide your name like JK Rowling so you can get published?"

AND THE WORST ONE: Upon hearing my writing group is predominantly women… “Oh, I don’t think that’s for me. I do serious writing.”

"Does anyone actually buy these?"

"You know, these are actually pretty good!"

Neither of these would be memorable as backhanded compliments except that they are literally ALWAYS from men. 1-3 times per convention.

godtie:

alrighty so i got a huge haul of cute guy clothes today and someone asked for pics of them so!!

I got three shirts (i promise the horizontal stripped one looks better in person), two pairs of chinos, a really great pair of jeans, and four pairs of shorts.

Ok but real talk for a minute all you trans AFAB people who have bigger hips and trouble finding ways to conceal them:

Disclaimer: These are all pics without my compression shorts on. They don’t do much, but they do enough to make a difference. Even without them on most of these pants fit well and I’m able to pass male pretty well.

But thats not what I’m here to talk to you about!! I’m here to talk to you about some HELLA jeans.

So my boyfriend has a pair of jeans that hide his hips and fit really well and when I was shopping today, I found the same jeans. I got excited because wow hey, maybe these will work for me too!! My mum helped me find a pair that fit (pants, jeans, and short sizes can often vary for us! It’s a different cut, so you gotta experiment.) And low and behold, they are WONDERFUL. They are a superb cut that hides hips well while fitting comfortably, along with being a dark color that helps slim! I definitely recommend them for any AFAB person who has been having the same difficulties.

They are Aeropostal’s Bowery Slim Straight, as seen in the first three pictures. I’m about 5’5” and ~115-120lbs and the jeans I’m wearing are a 30/32 fit (i probably could have gone with a 30/30 but they didn’t have any available).

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