Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Norwescon 40 Friday Afternoon High Protocol Tea Social Menu

This is the menu for the event. Actual event details can be found on the Facebook or FetLife event pages.


Several of the teas served are blends by the Friday Afternoon tea company. Be sure to stop by their booth in the Dealer Room to sample lots more of their delicious teas, and take some home with you!


Arrival drinks ~
  •   Tea ~ Raven's Blend ~ This blend is comprised of Darjeeling and Ceylon black teas with white tea and blue cornflower. Medium-bodied with a complex, lightly malty flavour.
  • Coffee ~ Organic, fair trade, shade grown, dark roast. 
  • Ice water
  • Shimmering blueberry pomegranate juice spritzers


First course ~ Savouries 
          
 Teas
  • Dragon Lily flowering tea ~ A beautiful, white tea with orange lily petals, which features a velvety, apricot flavour.
  • OMFG ~ This herbal infusion is a blend of Orange, Marigold, Fennel and Ginger.
 Finger sandwiches
  • Open face curried chicken cucumber sandwiches  (GF) ~ An exotic take on the classic, cucumber sandwich: Fresh cucumber slices, topped with curried cranberry chicken salad (curried chicken breast, cranberries, walnuts, organic leeks, and mayonnaise)
  •  Open face curried hummus cucumber sandwiches  (GF, DF, Vegan) ~ The vegan version of the above: Fresh cucumber slices, topped with curried cranberry hummus (curry hummus, walnuts, cranberries and organic leeks)
  • Tomato Provolone Spirals ~ Savoury provolone, peppers, tomatoes & tender spinach wrapped in herb flatbread layered with a seasoned neufchatel cheese spread.
  • Turkey Pepper Jack Spirals ~ Smoked turkey and pepper jack cheese wrapped in flatbread layered with a seasoned neufchatel cheese spread.
  • Turkey, Bacon, Ranch Spirals ~ Smoked Turkey, bacon, tomatoes and tender spinach wrapped in herb flatbread, layered with a ranch-seasoned neufchatel cheese spread.
 Garden & Grain Tray
  • Baby carrots
  • Celery stalks
  • Golden Muscat grapes
  • Tomato medley
  • Pita chips
  • Cracker assortment (GF options)
  • Ranch dip
  • Spinach artichoke dip
  • Hummus (GF, DF, Vegan)

Second Course ~ Scones & Breads

Teas
  • Lavender Dream flowering tea ~ White tea with crisp, aromatic lavender flowers, complemented by tangy hibiscus flowers
  • Queen of Hearts Blend ~ Ceylon black tea, rosebud, rose hip and black peppercorns make this an unusual flowery and spicy blend.
 Treats
  • Mini croissants
  • Scones in a variety of flavours (GF options) ~ served with clotted cream, lemon curd, and apricot preserves.
  • Custom made-to-order pancake cupcake teacakes ~ additives include: dark and/or milk chocolate chunks, dark chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, dark chocolate & mint M&M's, peanut butter cup chunks, walnuts, jams, and more TBA.

Third Course ~ Dessert

Teas
  • Satyr's Blend ~ This ridiculous blend is a bizarre combination of several herbal components, spices, and (whaaaaaat!) dark chocolate chunks! The scent of the dry leaf is wild, foresty and slightly spicy. When brewed, this tisane creates a fascinatingly smooth flavour profile.
    Ingredients: Rooibos, peppermint, chocolate, mate, rose, ginger, lime, peppercorn, clove
  • Dorian Gray ~ Inspired by Friday's favourite Oscar Wilde novel, this blend is as dark, murky and exotic as the character after whom it is named. This one was a big hit at the last NWC Friday Afternoon Tea, and tastes like drinking a cinnamon roll (in a good way)!
    Ingredients: Pu-er black tea, gunpowder green tea, ginger root, blue cornflower
 Desserts
  • Double fudge brownie bites (with or without walnuts)
  • Dark chocolate covered pomegranate, açai blueberry, & almond bites (GF)
  • Assorted cookies and candies

~ Dairy free creamer and sugar substitutes will be on hand. 

~ Gourmet coffee and ice water will be available in addition to or instead of teas.  

~ Please feel free to bring additional food and/or non-alcoholic drinks for yourself or to share, especially if you have special dietary needs/allergies.

~ Please do bear in mind that the snacks, whilst suitable for a light repast, are not meant to be a full meal, so it may be prudent to plan for a light meal shortly following or prior to the Tea.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

House boy/girl

My boy has lost the ability to safely carry out many of the more labour intensive tasks he used to do. As such, I am in the market for a house slave or sub, to pick up the slack.


I have a primary slave who is, and will likely remain, First Boy (AKA alpha slave).

(I am also actively seeking a lesbian or bisexual kajira (female slave) to add to my household as a personal slave. Click here for more information regarding that position.)
 


Applicants wishing to be considered will:
  • Take the time and effort to read this post, and my Fetlife profile in their entirety, before contacting me.
  • Write a well worded, polite, and concise introduction, using proper spelling (UK or US spellings are fine, and if English is not your first language, that will be taken into consideration. It is the effort I am concerned with!), grammar, capitalisation and punctuation, telling me why you wish to serve me and what qualifications, skills, and/or traits you possess.
  • Be rigorously and entirely honest; Both with me and in all areas of their lives. (Note: This does NOT mean giving out your personal information before we are ready to move to that level! That is simply foolish, and I have no use for a stupid or foolish slave!)
  • Have a sincere desire to serve, please, and obey.
  • Practice good personal hygiene and grooming.
  • Be drama free.
  • Have and maintain their own living quarters. This will not be a live-in position.
  • Be mature and capable of independence.
  • Like, and be able to be around animals, especially dogs. 
  • Not try to "usurp", or  otherwise displace my first slave in any way. He was here first, and his position will be respected. 
  • Be physically able to perform heavier household duties, requiring manual labour, on a regular basis.
My house slave/sub will primarily perform domestic duties and assist my personal slave(s) with such. Domestic service will include things such as cleaning, organizing, yard work, household repairs, doing any lifting, carrying, and heavy work associated with building or assembling furniture, and the like. Depending on circumstances, I MAY choose, at my discretion, to permit the house slave to perform more personal tasks for me and/or my personal slave(s), however, this should not be expected, nor will it be required if personal service is not for you.

This position is very much focussed on service for the sake of service, more so than usual. Occasional BDSM play is a  possibility, however, priority for that goes to personal slaves. Knowing that I am pleased with your work should be your biggest motivation. 

I am willing to accept a salve or a full or part time sub for this position. 
The difference is that a slave will be owned, fully, with all the loss of rights that entails; A full time sub will have certain rules and expectations always in place, whether or not they are in my presence, and a part time sub will only be expected to submit to and obey during scheduled times with me. 

Either way, when in my presence, I  expect obedience, not necessarily without question, though without undue hesitation or unnecessary questioning, and to provide me, promptly, with any information that is relevant to the situation.
I also expect respect and deference to be shown to me at all times.



Prior training is not necessary, although it is definitely a plus. A sincere desire to learn, obey, and be pleasing is far more important to me than prior training. I will train you to suit my preferences, either way.

Bear in mind that your position will exist in order to make MY life more pleasant and convenient, not yours. I would like my sub/slave to be fulfilled by their service to me, however, it is not about you. It is about ME.
I am not interested in solving all your problems for you, relieving you of your responsibilities as an adult, or excessive micromanaging.
 That said, I will provide guidance, encouragement, and support in areas of self improvement, with the expectation that you will do the footwork required.


Any potential slave will be interviewed and we will communicate online, followed by telephone contact, to see if it seems like we are compatible.
If it seems likely, we will arrange to meet in a neutral and public location, where we will talk further and get to know one another a bit more. If that meeting is productive and positive, we will meet again, as many times as needed for both of us to feel comfortable moving to the next level.
If all that goes well, the slave will undergo a probation period, during which, they will receive training and will serve me as though in my collar, until such a time as it is determined a more long-term situation is in order. 


Questions in response to this post are welcome, AFTER you have read the entire post and my profile, to see if your question has already been answered.

Responses that contain "net speak", lack of punctuation, S/slashy T/typing, or rudeness will likely be ignored, as will questions that are already answered in this post or my profile.

**While the parts of your appearance that you have no immediate control over are largely unimportant, I insist that you make the effort to properly bathe and groom yourself daily, and wear clean clothing when in my presence. I understand that many of us cannot afford "nice" clothing, but it had better be clean and neat!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

The chain is broken

Dear abusive, controlling, bigoted, pathetic waste of oxygen and flesh,

Your methods don't work any more.
They don't work on me, our daughters, or, most especially, our grandchildren.
You are reaping what you have sown, and your former victims have all woken up to our/their own worth and truth.
We will no longer accept blame or responsibility for your or any other adult's actions.
We will not allow you to wield our old, misplaced guilt as a weapon.
We do not accept your world view of what is "right", "normal", or "sane". You have never modelled behaviour that is any of those things, nor have you demonstrated any evidence that you even know what those things mean.
We see your threats as what they are - the feeble blustering of a school yard bully who has finally been stood up to and is long past their prime.
We are no longer afraid of you.
We will not walk on eggshells, careful not to anger you, for fear of what you might do in retaliation.
You have no power over us, or anyone but yourself - if that.
You are a hypocrite of the highest order - accusing your daughter of "abusing" your grandchild by respecting her choices, in the same breath as spewing vile, profane insults against your own child, as you have since she was small, for the crime of not being cowed by your threats.
You attribute going against your will to "mental illness", and tell her to "break the chain".
News flash! The chain is broken!
You were the weak link.
You had a choice. You had love and support. You could have chosen a different path and broken the cycle yourself. You chose instead to continue it.

We have moved on to live in the light and revel in truth and freedom, while you choose to remain in the dark, dank cage of your own creation, moving toward your inevitable, lonely, miserable death.
Like your father before you, you will be destined to die totally alone even if surrounded by your family, a thing to be pitied, rather than feared, let alone respected.
Your legacy will be your children's relief that you are gone, even though they may grieve what might have been, had you chosen differently.

We are not broken. We are whole. We have chosen life. We are not and will not be victims.


Saturday, 28 January 2017

Roast Fingerling Potatoes & Winter Veggies

This blend of PNW winter crop veggies from my most recent Terra Organics delivery roasts up in a warm, mellow, hearty, and most delicious manner. A perfect complement to cold, winter nights!


Fresh, organic ingredients. So pretty!


Roast Fingerling Potatoes & Winter Veggies


Ingredients:
  • 1.5 lbs fingerling potatoes, whole or halved to maintain uniform size
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into individual florets (keep leaves!)
  • ¼ lb (or so) braising mix, roughly chopped
  • ½ leaves from cauliflower (put the rest in with your leftover braising mix, or use in soups, stir fry, roasted veggies, etc.)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ – 1 leek, thinly sliced (ringwise)
  • 2-3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ Tbs dried, roasted red peppers
  • 1 sprig chopped or 1 pinch/dash dried coriander
  • 1 sprig chopped or 1 pinch/dash dried dill
  • crumbled feta, to taste
  • fresh ground pepper medley to taste
  • sea salt to taste



Directions:
  • Put all veggies and feta in small-med roasting pan or Dutch oven
  • Add feta
  • Drizzle generously with olive oil
  • Add herbs & spices
  • Toss well so everything is mixed and coated with oil and spices
Ready to go in the oven.
  • Bake, uncovered in 350° oven for about an hour and a half to 2 hours, stirring/tossing gently every 40 minutes or so, to make sure everything roasts evenly
  • It's done when potatoes & cauliflower are tender and golden browned, and greens are wilted and slightly crisped on the edges.
  • Enjoy!

    Done! Mmmmmm.
     Makes 6 servings (Though you'll probably want to double it – or more – for more than three people)
 
Notes:
  • If veggies are browning faster than getting tender, cover with foil or roaster lid until tender, then finish under broiler for a few minutes for any final browning.
  • This dish goes GREAT with roast beef!
  • Add some chicken breast or medium-firm tofu to the mix to turn this into a one dish meal
  • Omit cheese, for a completely vegan dish, or substitute/add parmesan, goat or sheep cheese, etc to change it up a bit
  • Remember; Anything that you can roast in the oven, you can roast in the grill or fire!!


Sunday, 27 November 2016

IRC Profile

So, here's a quick "about me" before you make assumptions and barge into my PM box with them.


  • My name is Khaos. I'm 45 and live in the Seattle area.
  • I am not a slave.
  • I am a free woman. I am not a "Domme" or a "sub". I am a naturally dominant woman, who knows her place in the order of nature. This means that I am conditionally deferential to free/dominant men, and may submit to certain men, in private, at my own discretion. I will frequently use "Sir", as a term of respect, and will be deferential and generally respectful to free men until/unless they give me cause to withdraw it, at which time, I will do my best to remain civil, at the very least. That said, my patience is not infinite.
  • I am not submissive to women. If you are free/dom/domme, I will treat you an an equal.
  • DO NOT PM me looking for kink, sex, wank fodder, "asl", cybering, hookups, or any type of online role play. I am not interested. 
  • I have NO sexual or romantic interest in submissive males. At all. Period. No, you are not the exception, no matter how good you think you are.
  • The ONLY use I may have for an additional male slave is a beast of burden who will take care of the heavier manual labour which has become too much for my slave boy.
  • If I am on a chat server, it is because I am looking for intelligent conversation or to chat in specific rooms, not because I am "bored". 
  • I will not carry the conversation for you if you messaged me. If you want to talk about something interesting, great. It's up to you to come up with something engaging.
If you want to know quite a bit more about me, especially if you would like to avoid being ignored, blocked, trolled, or mocked, you should probably read my full profile and linked writings on FetLife. I put quite a lot of time and effort into writing those, so I wouldn't have to have the same, old, stale Q&A sessions over and over.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

TW - LIFE!

What the hell is up with EVERYTHING needing to carry a "trigger warning" these days?

I mean, I get having them there for potentially unexpected or particularly graphic accounts of violence or major trauma, but lately, I've been seeing things tagged with "TW" for pretty much anything which could be the least bit potentially offensive. 

Have we become so soft, so weak, in our climate controlled, PC, Darwin thwarting, warning label & nanny law intensive, padded cells of modern society, that we are now unable to tolerate even reading about anything that is unpleasant or challenges our beliefs, values, or traditions, for fear of having it trigger crippling, traumatic, responses?

Just in the last week, I've seen posts all over social networks with TWs for ableism, fat shaming, slut shaming, mis-gendering, racism, drug war, capitalism, governmental overreach, anti-feminism, contempt for others' beliefs, homophobia, and a host of other things that, while not
nice, I fail to see why they require a warning label.

What's next? Do I need a TW before I view the latest home furnishings catalogue, lest my eyes be violated by a print or colour I dislike? 
What about the menus at restaurants!? Shouldn't I be warned that there may be items offered which I find disgusting?

I have seen multiple instances of un-censored, frank discussion of troubling topics being labelled as, "violent", "unsafe", and "enabling rape culture". Seriously!? TALKING or writing about unpleasantness is violent and unsafe now?

In that case, the required/recommended reading lists for middle school and high school age children is certain to bring about world crisis, 'cause not a single one of those book lists contain trigger warnings! Yet.

This bullshit is just another nail in the coffin of freedom, personal sovereignty/accountability, and survival of the human species as anything more than slaves/drones. 

We already live in a world where our morning coffee comes with warnings that it may be hot, the chainsaw manual warns us not to hold the business end whilst using, and the strollers at the mall advise not to place the baby in the little shopping bag on the back, among myriad other warnings to keep stupid people from suing when their idiocy injures them. And then, of course, there are the laws popping up, prohibiting the sale of extra large soft drinks, use of trans fats, smoking, even in the cigar bar (and, in some places, your own vehicle!), and various other things, "for our own good".

Kids' sports programmes and playgrounds are being stripped of anything that might, possibly, result in so much as a bruise, scrape, or sprain, let ALONE the possibility of a broken bone or other, more serious injury, while more and more children are obese, malnourished, and completely physically unfit from playing virtual sports at a game console instead of risking going outdoors. Schools pass students to the next grade when they are not ready, and hand out high school diplomas to the illiterate and thoroughly uneducated, because failing them might damage their delicate little psyches.

WAKE THE FUCK UP, SHEEPLE!!!

Life is full of disappointing, unpleasant, painful, dangerous, and downright fucked up shit! 
Burying your head in the sand or putting your virtual fingers in your virtual ears will not make it go away. Cushioning all the badness with warnings, nanny laws, and censoring only serves to create a society of weak willed, overly fragile, easily victimised herd of human cattle, ripe for the slaughter. 

Anything can be "triggering" for someone, somewhere. That is the nature of surviving traumatic events. What ever happened to, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger"? 
There are plenty of things which, to most people, are perfectly normal, mundane places, things, scenery, phrases, etc, that remind me of past trauma. A significant number of them can actually trigger my PTSD, but this is my issue to manage. It is not the job of everyone in the world to pussyfoot around me in case I might be upset by something, and it is not my job to censor my speech or writing to avoid the possibility of offending someone, somewhere. 

No, this is not a free pass to say whatever insensitive, crass, derogatory, or discriminatory thing that we want, without repercussion. Being anti-PC should not be used as an excuse for being a douchebarrel or lacking tact and diplomacy, and there are some things that are well understood to be not cool to say - ever! But the DISCUSSION of those things should be fair game.

So, yeah. Here's a fucking trigger warning.
Life's a bitch, then you die!!