Saturday, June 7, 2008

What can you do with a cup of cream?

I signed up to receive emails from this wildly enthusiastic science guy a while ago. Recently, I found that he had updated his website and sent all list members a link to his video experiment of the week. This week’s experiment was so awesome, that we finally ponied up and paid the $20 a YEAR (!) to be members.

I saved the experiment for this weekend knowing that someone in the house would be particularly interested in making his own fresh, sweet cream butter anytime he felt like it. Boy, was I right.
Compound butters, here we come!

Enjoy (both the butter AND the science)!


Kim said...

I've also seen it where there is a marble inside too. I'm totally signing up!

Rational Jenn said...

Oh, my son is going to love that! Never heard of this guy, so thanks for the tip. :o)

LB said...

By the way, the experiment was a great success! Every bit as easy as he made it appear and I love understanding why it works.

C. August said...

I'm going to by some heavy cream and some fresh bread on the way home tonight. How cool!

I know A. is too young to understand most of the science, but she loves to help cook. I bet she'll think it's neat.

C. August said...

Yes, I'm going to walk right on by that heavy cream. Nope. Not gonna buy it.

Ugh. Theirs knot much worser then mixing up you're bys and buys. Oh well. I'll just let buygones be bi-gones.

LB said...

If it's any consolation, I didn't even notice it and was thinking - that's what we were missing - fresh bread!

But I understand - I hate it when I do that, almost as much as I hate it when I somehow don't close my html tags.

Rational Jenn said...

We made our butter this morning--it was fun and delicious! Ryan loved the buttermilk, too. The only problem is that he now wants to open a butter shop and make fresh butter for everyone we know to buy. Such an enterprising guy, that one.

Thanks for the link--we'll be checking out more experiments as we get a chance.

LB said...

Thanks for letting me know. I was wondering if anyone had done it yet. We ran out yesterday, so it's off to make some more.

Tell Ryan about compound butters - I'm quite sure those will be his big sellers!