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Category: Elsewhere

Crashed on Quit… agan.


Crashed on quit again.  I’m confused by this.  Why would quitting the app cause a crash so frequently?  This would be like if you worked in an office from 9-5 and every day at 4:59pm  you became filled with rage and ran around throwing chairs and breaking windows.  Then you went home and came back the next day acting like nothing happened.  Only a psychopath would do this.

Elsewhere: Homemade Ricotta Cheese


Serious Eats has a Food Lab feature on how to make Ricotta cheese, where they dispel some myths about temperature and level of difficulty, and confirm something anyone who has ever heated milk on the stovetop already knows:

As milk heats, the proteins and fats on the top surface begin to coagulate, forming a sort of “raft” on the surface. Once it starts getting close to its boiling point, water vapor forms, getting trapped underneath this raft. As soon as enough pressure has built up, the raft goes the only way it can: up and over. This tipping point can occur in a matter of moments, and in fact, it has been independently proven by several renowned chefs and scientists that milk will only boil over when your back is turned.

True dat.

I get water from a tap. Anything else seems silly.

Ron Eade on bottled water:

Yes, I suppose we can mitigate our guilt by tossing plastic bottles into a blue box recycling bin (originally promoted by the packaging industry to put an end to returnable bottles). But the fact that non-renewable petroleum is used to make beverage containers, and then more petrol is used to ship them across the countryside, and still more fossil fuel is consumed to collect and ship them back to a publicly subsidized recycling depot for (presumably) additional processing to make bad lawn furniture, makes bottled water one of the silliest products ever conceived — simply because the product is so unnecessary.

Amen, brother!

Fooducate: Scientists Link Fructose to Obesity, Diabetes in HUMANS

In case you had any doubts, High Fructose Corn Syrup – the cheap stuff that companies have been adding to foods instead of natural sugar for decades – is really really bad for you.  Fooducate (my new favourite food blog) posted an article about a new study, conducted on humans, that has linked HFCS to obesity and diabetes.

Over 10 weeks, 16 volunteers on a strictly controlled diet, including high levels of fructose, produced new fat cells around their heart, liver and other digestive organs. They also showed signs of food-processing abnormalities linked to diabetes and heart disease. Another group of volunteers on the same diet, but with glucose sugar replacing fructose, did not have these problems.

Lay off the soft drinks people – that stuff is poison!