Tuesday, May 22, 2012


We love to do science experiments at home whenever we can.  Remember the Magic Milk?  On Monday, since we were all home for Victoria Day, we decided to have some fun.

First, I picked up a Magic Paper Tree from the dollar store.

I don't know what chemicals are in the liquid that react to create the crystals, but it's fun to watch.

Next we "coloured" some celery.  We tried red and blue, but the red just turned brownish and wasn't nearly as exciting as the blue.

Then we made cannister rockets.  You can't see it in the video, but it shoots up about 8 feet!

We also made a Diet Coke Geyser with Mentos.  We didn't get a video of the first one and today it was raining.  I would love to be able to do something this complicated one day!

I've come across a few more experiments that I want to do, thanks to Pinterest.  What is your favorite at-home science activity?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Daring Kitchen - Boeuf Bourguignon

Blog-checking lines: Our May 2012 Daring Cooks’ hostess was Fabi of fabsfood. Fabi challenged us to make Boeuf Bourguignon, a classic French stew originating from the Burgundy region of France.

My first Julia Child recipe, and a classic one at that!  Boeuf Bourguignon is a beef stew with mushrooms and onions, cooked in red wine, preferably from the Burgundy area of France.  It is a relatively simple stew to make, and like most stews, does well to sit for a day or two so that the flavours can develop.

I served the stew with garlic mashed potatoes and Frenched green beans

Be sure to check out the full recipe at The Daring Kitchen.  There is even a vegetarian version!