Testing a Gadget: EggXact Peel

In this video, I test out the EggXact Peel for its intended use opening eggs, and then I fail in kiwi class.

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Egg Dyeing Techniques

In this video, I use some interesting techniques that I got from the Home and Gardens website to make some very pretty dyed eggs. The first technique is to swirl rubber cement on the eggs before dyeing. The second technique is supposed to give a tie-dye look to the egg. And the third technique gives a cool speckled/splattered look to the eggs. To prepare my dye, I used 1 cup of boiling water, two tablespoons of white vinegar, and about 40 drops of food coloring.  For the third technique, I added 1 tablespoon of oil to the dye bath and swirled the oil around before I put the egg in.

There was a little mishap with the pink egg that I put the rubber cement on.  I was having some trouble getting the salty rubber cement off the egg, so I tried to rinse it off.  Unfortunately, that also rinsed off some of the dye.  I put it back in the dye bath, so it would be a little more blue.  I think it turned out kind of neat, but it doesn’t really show off the rubber cement technique very well any more.

Testing Banana Slicers

The title of the video pretty much tells you everything you need to know. I’m going to test two different banana slicers, one where I just push a banana shapped cutter down over the banana and another where I have to insert the banana in the cutter. Which cutter will be victorious? Will I end up injured again? Will I ever buy anything useful from Wish? How many times will Scout walk in front of the camera? Watch to find out the answers to these and many more questions!

Testing a Recipe: Pulled Banana Peel

In this video, I ask the question “Are banana peels edible?” by making pulled banana peel.

Here’s my recipe:
4 banana peels, stems removed, white pith scraped out
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp brown sugar
pinch ground cumin
pinch cayenne pepper
pinch chili powder
pinch paprika
1/4 cup water
3 shakes liquid smoke
1/4 cup barbecue sauce

Shred banana peels with a fork.
Heat olive oil in pan, add banana peels. Stir to coat banana peels with oil. Add spices, stir for a few seconds until spices become fragrant. Add water.

Cook until banana peel begins to soften.
Add liquid smoke. Continue cooking.

Add your favorite barbecue sauce.

Continue cooking until liquid reduces and banana peels are soft.

Serve with vinegar slaw or pineapple salsa.

Link to the inspiration video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYPXkrWy7iY