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 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.