Skunk Bear boots up its time machine, microscope and slow motion camera to explore the science and history of popcorn.
the things you learn! I remember playing with popcorn in chem labs in high school, but did not know the intricate details of what popcorn really is—a liquified and instantaneously set starch. makes it so much more awesome, and confirms its status as epic. also confirms my cravings—in the name of science, I’ll take one for the team.
my valentine’s day gift to myself might be nachos. Or tacos. Or, to fit with the holiday, a choco-taco because everything is better with chocolate.
I love this answer to the age old question, “am I 1% nacho?” Unlike other food questions, such as “how many licks to the center of a tootsie pop?” or “how long can I survive on only pizza?” or “what exactly is in this???”, we can call the person/nacho divide breached, and finally rest at ease.
tomorrow, after revealing v day surprises in the real world, i’ll share what I’ve been up to to celebrate this week!
"don’t let the stars get in your eyes, don’t let the moon break your heart…."
true to form, I went and made conversation hearts, or rather, stars over the weekend. these were lightly orange flavored, and tinted with a hint of yellow, but I’d be happy to experiment further, perhaps adding some zest, and maybe some spices to the mix.
not pictured (because they have been gobbled up already!) was another candy heart test, using freeze dried apple slices and cinnamon. after all, who ever said that valentine’s day is the only time these sweets should be around?
Finished version! Alternative protein sources poster.
in what seems to be a series of “food related but not mine” posts, I bring you this poster, which is really meant more for me to actually use/remember. I have been doing a terrible job of getting protein in my system recently, and these are some helpful suggestions that get the job done!