When Is Rapid Not Rapid?

Someone on Fb was giving away a Dash Rapid Egg Cooker.  I don’t go in for kitchen single-use gadgets but I hit the search engines to see what rapid could mean since a hard-cooked egg only takes ten minutes in boiling water.

I found this video of someone praising the utility of the device:

So, you see from the video that this device will hard-cook eggs in a little more than sixteen minutes.  Very impressive.

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Space Miners Ltd

Ok, get your spacesuite out of the closet again; it’s time to get rich.

Get in on the asteroid goldrush before anyone else!

Asterank

This site provides estimates for the potential values and profits for a number of near-Earth objects suitable for mining.  Get there before the competition!  Make trillions!  Yes, T trillions.  You can send my commission via PayPal.

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Lies but by Whom?

Facebook wants me to know this has been fact checked by independent checkers, but it tells nothing about what fact is in question nor who has done the checking.  That’s easy and cheap.

Joe Rogan and Douglas Murray
Joe Rogan and Douglas Murray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7uqHosIj4s

Facebook offers only this link as explanation:

Fact Check: Western Wildfires Are NOT Evidence Of A Coordinated Antifa Campaign To ‘Burn The Country Down’

facebook
facebook

I’ve watched the entire discussion.  Neither of them makes the claim outlined in the article.  Please watch the entire discussion for yourself and make your own decision.  Inform yourself.

Go forth.

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Mom’s Chocolate Zucchini Bread

My mom makes chocolate zucchini bread.  Well, she did when we were kids.  I don’t think they eat so much dessert foods now that we’re grown.  Regardless, I asked her to send me the old recipe.  The poor card has seen better days!

Ingredients
Ingredients
Directions
Directions

I’ll do my best to get those interpreted correctly here.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ C flour (unsifted)
  • 2 C sugar
  • ½ C cocoa [presumably Dutch processed but certainly powder]
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ½ t baking powder
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 ½ t [baking] soda
  • 2 t orange peel (grated) [zest]
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 2 C zucchini (shredded)
  • ¾ C butter or margarine [seriously, butter though]
  • ½ C milk
  • [ewe] 1 C pecans or walnuts (chopped) [No nuts!  obviously optional]

Directions:

  • Pour [something] greased and floured [something] [maybe cake] pan or Bundt pan
  • [over]
  • Bake 350° for 1 hr
  • Cool in pan for 15 min
  • Turn out on wire rack
  • Cool thoroughly
  • Glaze

Glaze:

  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 3 T milk
  • 1 t vanilla

I have no specific memory have actually eating it, but I know we greatly enjoyed doing so.

Enjoy!

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A little artist has all the tragic unhappiness and sorrows of a great artist and he is not a great artist.

–– Gertrude Stein from The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas in Complete Works of Gertrude Stein p 777

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