Can I soften butter with nothing more than a bit of boiling water and a coffee cup or bowl? Watch to find out!
Testing a Lifehack: Mason Jar Noodle Soup
Can I make ramen in a mason jar? If it works, it could be a great make-ahead meal. If it doesn’t, it will be a horrible gloopy mess of flour, curry paste, and vegetables. Let’s see what happens!
Testing a Lifehack: Cutting Watermelon with Dental Floss
Alternate title: Lu Gets Sticky, vol. 2.
As someone who picks up a huge wedge of watermelon and just chomps on it, this lifehack made me curious. Is there a better way to cut up watermelon? I also get to show off the best chef’s knife I’ve ever owned.
Testing a lifehack: Pitting Cherries with a chopstick
Yeah, I could buy a pitter, but that’s just another thing to clutter my tiny kitchen. In this video, I test whether I can pit cherries with a chopstick.
Testing a Lifehack: Dehulling strawberries with a straw
HOLEY STRAWBERRIES! I’ve been seeing this lifehack floating around for a while, and I wanted to see if it actually worked.
Testing a lifehack: making a pouring bag clip from a plastic bottle
Testing a lifehack and gadget: Easy to peel hard boiled eggs
In this episode, I’m testing different ways of making hardboiled eggs easier to peel, and I’m trying out a color changing boiled egg timer. For the first test, I poked a small hole in the bottom of two eggs before boiling. For the second test, I added two tablespoons to the water before boiling. I purchased the egg timer at Poundland when visiting London in 2013, but I have seen them in dollar stores and on Amazon in the US.
Bonus video: 14 minutes of egg boiling condensed to 2.5 minutes. I find it oddly mesmerizing, and you can really see the Egg Timer work its magic.
Testing a lifehack: cutting cherry tomatoes between two lids
In this video, I test a lifehack which purportedly makes it easier and quicker to cut cherry tomatoes in half.
Followup video: A friend of Lu asked whether the lid trick could be used to cut other round things like grapes, so I decided to try it out.
Testing a Lifehack: Loosening a pickle jar with a bottle opener
In this video I demonstrate a life hack that changed my life: an easy way to open jars! Now my pickle addiction can reach its full manifestation.
Testing a Lifehack: Cutting Mushrooms with an Egg Slicer
In this episode of Eat at Lu’s, I decided to try a cooking lifehack.
The egg slicer came from IKEA. A higher quality egg slicer may have yielded better results.
If you happen to know of any cooking hacks or gadgets that you would like me to try, leave them in the comments below.