Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hello! Because it is supposed to snow tomorrow in Brooklyn, instead of writing about springy food to eat, I will be writing about Americas favorite snowy day drink: hot chocolate. I can't remember where I heard this (or maybe I read it somewhere) but SOMEWHERE I learned that there is a different between hot chocolate and hot cocoa. (Yes, there really is a difference, I am not just making this up.) Hot chocolate is made with milk, whereas hot cocoa, is mostly water and cocoa powder. It is disturbing to me that anyone would want to drink chocolate-flavored water, but in the interest of cutting down on our methane production, I appreciate the effort.

One other thing I have been wondering recently is: what is the difference between warm chocolate milk, and hot chocolate? If you have any clue leave a comment.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring has sprung! (Not in NYC of course.) The first things that come to my mind when I think Spring are 
1) Bunnies 
2) Flowers 1
3) Farmers Market 
And when I think farmers market, I think 
1) Salad
2) Salads 
3) Many Salads

I think it would be slightly strange of me to give you a salad recipe, but I will provide you with a few simple salad formulas. 

Salad 1: Very Simple 
Math Form 
Greens + Olive Oil + Vinegar + Salt = Salad 

Physics Form 


Salad 2: Still Simple 

Math Form 
Greens + Fruit (by Fruit, I mean vegetables) + Dressing of Choice = Salad 

Physics Form 

Salad 3: Not Just Vegetables (Recipe for Magic Salad) 

Math Form 
Canned Tuna + Boiled Potatoes + Lettuce + Optional Tomatoes + Olives + Optional Anchovies + Olive Oil = Magic Salad 

Physics Form 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

On Wednesday, I baked peanut butter cookies for a bake sale at school. I completely forgot about my blog, or taking pictures of my cookies, but this morning I remembered! (But unfortunately, no pictures.) According to my friends who were tending the bake sale, my cookies completely sold out, and Mr.Osborne (a seventh grade math teacher) bought four.  I thought I would share the recipe with you guys so maybe you can sell them at school bake sales. (Or eat them all yourself...)

1 egg                                                                                                      
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter (whichever kind you like)                      
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl, until you can't see any of the egg anymore. Mold into balls the size of small ping pong balls (for lack of a better phrase) and place them on a buttered baking sheet. 
Take a fork, and squish the balls of dough one way with the tongs, and the other way to make a lattice-type pattern. Bake your cookies in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

History of Meals on Saturday


Hi guys! My mom gave me the idea this morning to research what people historically ate on Saturdays. So I did a little searching, and this is what I found out:

In Colonial times (in America), at noon on Saturdays, beans were sent to the baker, to bake in his oven. On Sunday morning, the beans (now bean porridge) were brought back to customers with some brown bread. You ate gruel if you were so poor you had to water down your porridge so it lasted longer.


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Monday, March 2, 2015

More Pie!

It's March! And National Banana Cream Pie Day! I found a few recipes online, but i'm sick, so I haven't been able to try these. If you try one, please let me know how it was, and why you did or didn't like it. Click Banana for the first recipe, Cream for the second, and Pie for the third.  Also check out epicurious for more recipes for anything. (If you haven't already.)