A year in review, through Vinny’s favorite pictures. The pictures are a fun way to index some of the posts you liked best. Should old acquaintance be forgot… click through and remember! More
09 Jan 2013 2 Comments
20 Feb 2012 6 Comments
Last year we saw how much fun we can have, turning plain old cornstarch into OObleck. How about we have some more of the same? More
05 Feb 2012 Leave a comment
in Holiday foods, science, Side dishes, stories Tags: alkaline, chemistry, children, Chinese, duck eggs, experiments, New Years, play, preservation, protein, sulfur, thousand year old eggs, traditions
With the Chinese new year just behind us, I invited some friends over to help me look into that famous Asian delicacy, 1000-year-old duck eggs. When the gang arrived, I pulled the brown, grassy ovals from the cupboard.
“These can’t be duck eggs!” Isla gasped.
“They look more like duck-billed dino eggs to me,” Will agreed. More
27 Jan 2012 8 Comments
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Thank you, Michael Pollan, for this simple advice. You’ve researched the heck out of the Western diet to show us it’s this easy to eat for better health. We just need to stop eating packaged food… especially those with packages boasting health benefits. And although you want us to eat more plants, you don’t make us give up on meat completely. Thank goodness! More
18 Jan 2012 7 Comments
James Bond may have taken his martinis stirred. But in a recent egg custard duel, Stirred came in a far second-best behind Baked!
See for yourself. More
09 Jan 2012 2 Comments
I hate to admit this, but baking can be a bit iffy. Sometimes pie crusts turn out flaky. But other times, they end up as hard to chew as a bathtub mat. More
15 Dec 2011 2 Comments
How you serve up a meal is often more important than what you serve. Food that looks different from what you’d expect can put you off. Or, it might just be fascinating!
Rumor has it that prospectors ate blue eggs during the gold rush… More
08 Jul 2011 Leave a comment
Cornstarch is a pretty boring food. This silky powder has no taste, no smell and no color. But it has one special thing going for it. It gets sticky when it’s wet. More
04 Jun 2011 Leave a comment
If you really need to have a sweetener, choose maple syrup. It’s good! And now there is some proof that it might also be good for you. More
16 Jan 2011 Leave a comment
Which foods do you turn to when you need cheering up? Donuts, maybe? Better think again. More
08 Dec 2010 Leave a comment
The papers are talking today about a new study on omega-6 fats. Seems scientists had been telling people with heart problems to eat lots of omega-6 fats. But this new study suggests maybe they were wrong. More