Do frozen mozzarella sticks waffle? Watch to find out!
Testing a lifehack: The Fizzy Soda Can Cure
Does tapping the top of a shaken can of soda actually do anything? Watch to find out!
Testing a Lifehack: DIY Butter
In this video, I build up my arm muscles and make homemade butter! It’s surprisingly easy.
To make the butter, I used 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, a 1 pint jar, and 5 minutes of shaking. After a little more research, I found out that the purpose of the bowl of water was just to rinse the buttermilk from the butter so that it doesn’t go bad as quickly. If you prefer salted butter, you can add salt after rinsing the finished butter, or you can add herbs or press it into a mold. It will store in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.
Testing a Lifehack: Using a Coffee Cup to Soften Butter
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.