Monday, January 25, 2016

Trying out my Nomiku: Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin!

Ever since I read THIS article, in which HervĂ© This convinced me that the only way to properly cook a hard boiled egg is at 65°C, I have been trying to find an affordable immersion circulator to maintain temperatures in water over long periods of time. I used to work in a lab, so I initially started my search looking at lab equipment. I look into buying heated stirring plates and water baths, but they mostly made the $400 price tag of a Sous Vide Supreme look cheap. A few months ago, a friend told me about this Kickstarter project for the Nomiku. Now, it isn't a cheap option by any means, but it's $199 price tag is somewhat easier to swallow than the other options on the market. I gave in and bought one because it was the cheapest option I'd seen, and I'd been looking for years. I finally gave it a test run this weekend!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Read Harder Challenge 2016

Last year I endeavored to read 100 books. Not only did I reach that goal, but I surpassed it by reading a total of 131 books. For 2016, I'm taking things a little easier. I'm not giving up on having any reading goals, but instead I'm choosing to participate in a reading challenge. Meet the The 2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Film Review: Sita Sings the Blues

Have you ever watched a film you would never choose for yourself just because someone hands the DVD to you? I'm not saying I would never choose to watch "Sita Sings the Blues" on my own, but I can admit that it was unlikely I would've picked it for myself left to my own devices. Thankfully, a coworker plopped the DVD into my hands last week and said, "Hey, I liked this." I immediately decided to take the DVD home. My coworker saw my intent and asked, "What if you don't like it?" I replied that if I didn't like it, then I would stop watching it. I didn't stop watching it.