Archive for the 'science' Category
A Breville hand blender, to replace the one which I stole from Erin many years ago. Essential for soups.
I don’t think I’ve ever owned a toaster before.
We are growing the cayenne variety of chilli peppers. Here is my scientific test of the first pepper from this season.
- Soap is simpler to make than you might have thought. You’ll need olive oil, organic palm or coconut oil, and beeswax pellets.
- Heat the ingredients together on the stove to about 54 degrees centigrade stirring regularly.
- Now for the tricky bit. Soap is produced when the oils which are acidic are mixed with lye.
- Lye is sodium hydroxide or caustic soda, a powerful alkali. When powdered lye is added to water it heats up, add the hot lye water to the melted oils, taking great care to avoid splashes as these will burn, and stir until the mixture thickens.
- After this is done, you can add any colourings, fragrance and softening oils – for example, honey and sweet almond oil.
- Pour the raw soap into a mould for setting and curing which is a maturing process needed before the soap is ready and safe to use.
- Finally turn the soap out of the mould and cut to the desired shape.
On my own!
They are starting to preserve the original nissen huts and later brick buildings like this one …
Captured Japanese codebooks:
They have their own Harrier:
and at the end of the day there was a fly-past by a WWII Hurricane:
I’ll have to take N-sama next time!