I made a traditional Romanian dish called Mamaliga cu Branza. We have it quite a bit. It tastes better than it looks. It is a quick meal to eat but it also tastes good. We often have it on Sundays. Both my parents had it when they were growing up in Romania. We want to keep preparing Romanian foods and we don’t want to forget all the things my family went through back in Romania. My family has always been preparing this dish, so I don’t know when the tradition started. The best part of this tradition is that my family gathers together to have a meal that we all enjoy eating. A challenge that I had when making this dish was having to constantly stir the cornmeal in the water so that it didn’t become clumpy. The greatest success was having it taste the same as when my mom or grandma makes it. I am proud that I made it smooth just the way my family likes it.
I decided to make cinnamon rolls. They were sweet but not too sweet, they were moist and they had a slightly sweet smell. If I were to make this dish again, I would take them out of the oven quicker. A problem that I had was that I rolled them from the wrong side. I fixed this by just unrolling it and wiping all of the butter off of the sides. My greatest success with this dish is that my whole family likes them. I am most proud of how they looked. I thought that they looked pretty good for the first time making cinnamon rolls.
While making this dish, my greatest success was looking through my house and seeing what I already had that I could use for the Buddha bowl. I used the sauce and the vegetables that I already had at home. A challenge that I had was probably making sure everything was as neat as possible. I over came this challenge by taking as much time as I needed. I feel like I tried my best and made it as organized as I could. There were many flavours and it looks pretty colourful and neat.
Cooking at Home: Banana Bread Muffins
I decided to make banana bread muffins for this home lab. They were soft, tasted sweet, and had a nice smell. I used the same recipe that we used in class. If I were to make these muffins again, I would add chocolate chips next time. A problem that I had was that the recipe didn’t make enough for my family to all have a few, so I doubled the recipe. My greatest success with this dish was that the muffins weren’t dry. I am most proud at the fact that I didn’t need help, and I didn’t feel worried at all while making them.
Cooking at Home:Crepes
I chose to make crepes. They were sweet, buttery, soft and had a sweet smell. I would make these again but for next time I would add less Nutella in the center because they were too sweet for most of my family and I would also add something on top of the whipped cream but I didn’t have anything to add on top. A problem that I had while making them was that the butter wasn’t at room temperature when I mixed it with the rest of the ingredients so the batter turned out clumpy. To fix this problem I put the bowl on top of the stove and heated it a bit to melt the butter and then I went ahead and mixed it all together. My greatest success when making this dish was that I added butter which gave the crepes a better taste. The thing I am most proud about is that they cooked just right.
Cooking at Home:Scones
I decided to make scones. They were soft, buttery and had a slightly sweet smell. They cooked to a golden brown colour. I would make this dish again and something I would change for next time is to make them less thin. I flattened them too much before putting them in the oven. A problem that I had was that the scones took a long to cook. I just kept putting them back into the oven to fully cook them. My greatest success was the taste. My family seemed to like them. I am most proud at the fact that I made them without anyone’s help.
Cooking at Home
I made vanilla cupcakes for this lab. I used a recipe that I had all the ingredients for. The cupcakes were soft and not dry. The smell was sweet but not overpowering. They tasted good but I would add more vanilla next time for more flavour. A I problem was not having enough batter for everyone to have cupcakes. To fix this, I doubled the recipe. The greatest success with these cupcakes was the icing because my family seemed to enjoy it.
I chose Alexander Fleming because he was a physician-scientist and I think that would be an interesting job to have. He had many brilliant discoveries and even discovered penicillin by accident! I chose A_Fleming1928 for his Instagram account because the year 1928 was when he discovered penicillin.
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Brown, Kevin. “Alexander Fleming.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 17 Oct. 2019, www.britannica.com/biography/Alexander-Fleming.
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Tan, Siang Yong, and Yvonne Tatsumura. “Alexander Fleming (1881-1955): Discoverer of Penicillin.” Singapore Medical Journal, Singapore Medical Association, July 2015, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4520913/.
My Digital Footprint
When I search up my name, all that pops up is my Instagram. I am actually surprised that there isn’t anything else. I don’t use many social media platforms, that may be why.
An example of something that uses cautious sharing of information that is in my digital footprint is my Instagram. My Instagram is set to private, so that only my followers can see my account. I also make sure that I know everyone that follows me. I don’t post anything that could have a negative impact in my life. I don’t share anything personal like passwords.
How might your digital footprint affect your family and friends?
My digital footprint can allow my family and friends to communicate with me through my social media. They can see how I am doing and check in on me. We can chat and send each other things that we like. We can keep in touch with social media. My digital footprint has a good impact towards my family.
How might your digital footprint your affect job and career prospects?
People can see that I am close to my family through my social media. They can see that I take social media seriously and am mature. They can see that I don’t fool around with the internet. All that pops up is my Instagram when I search up my name, so it can’t have a negative impact with my future and career prospects.
The Northwest Rebellion of 1885
I knew that my information was reliable because I used a citation machine and I looked at different cites to see if they had the same information. I chose my medium by looking through the different ones that had timelines. I chose canva because it had the most space for paragraphs and looked the neatest in my opinion. It was geared towards my audience because it’s easy to understand and there is a lot of information. I would refine my project in the furture by finding a timeline templated that has seven spots for paragraphs instead of five, so that I can include all seven paragraphs on one page instead of two pages.
“Louis Riel (1844-1885) – Find A Grave Memorial.” Find A Grave, www.findagrave.com/memorial/4228/louis-riel.
“1813.” Battles 1812, 4 Nov. 2014, battles1812.wordpress.com/1813-2/.
Belshaw, John Douglas. “Canadian History: Post-Confederation.” Canadian History PostConfederation, BCcampus, 17 May 2016, opentextbc.ca/postconfederation/chapter/2-8-louis-riel-after-1870/.
Torontoist. “Historicist: Toronto Troops in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885.” Torontoist, 13 July 2013, torontoist.com/2013/07/historicist-toronto-troops-in-the-north-west-rebellion-of-1885/.
“Battle of Batoche.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 2 Jan. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Batoche.
“North-West Rebellion.” North-West Rebellion | The Canadian Encyclopedia, www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/north-west-rebellion.
“Battle of Fish Creek.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 13 Jan. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fish_Creek.
Beal, Bob and Rod Macleod. “North-West Rebellion”. The Canadian Encyclopedia, 22 February 2019, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/north-west-rebellion. Accessed 10 January 2020.
Macleod, Rod, et al. “North-West Rebellion.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 14 July 2017, www.britannica.com/event/North-West-Rebellion.
Canadian Geographic. “1885 Northwest Resistance.” Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada, Canadian Geographic, 15 June 2018, indigenouspeoplesatlasofcanada.ca/article/1885-northwest-resistance/.