Word of the day: THINKO – a careless error in thinking, a mental typo (via @qikipedia)
Those little innocent looking peppercorns are Sichuan Peppercorns. They numb your tongue. They remind me of my father, who lived in Sichuan province for many years. I made 2 preparations: one toasted and ground in the mortar and pestle to garnish and the other to flavour the cooking oil.
Because it’s wok cooking, mise-en-place is very important. All the cooking happens extremely quickly and with a good deal of smoke!
In gay slang, a “friend of Dorothy” is a gay man.
During the 1980s, the US military conducted a massive investigation to find out who Dorothy was.
#PrideMonth (via @qikipedia)
This week’s treadmill show is… Stranger Things
Language is always on the move. Here’s a great list of LGBTQIA2S+ terms from the UK that might help you keep up.
It’s pretty terrible but it’s fun to see the special effects from almost 30 years ago. There are three TV movies and a series. I fear that I’m going to watch them all. 🙄🤓
#OTD in 1184 BC, the city of Troy is sacked and burned – according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
The legend of the Trojan War is one of the most notable themes from ancient Greek literature and forms the basis of Homer’s Iliad. (via @xruiztru)
Are you tired of the using the same repertoire of swears as everyone else? If so, then look no further than a historical dictionary.
— Read on whynow.co.uk/read/susie-dents-top-tens-10-brilliant-swearwords
How rock and roll bands got their names. (via @etymology_nerd)
Pan Roasted Cod on Simmered Cannellini Beans with a Golden Garlic, Aleppo Pepper, and Vinegar Sauce