My Favorite Food Lab

My favorite food lab was probably the Omelet because it was one of the most tastiest food that I’ve ever made. I especially liked how the cheese melted in my mouth. The omelet that I made tasted a little salty and cheesy. It had a combination between a stretchy and a crunchy feeling because of the cheese and the veggie. The omelet looked very appetizing because I could see all of the ingredients inside the egg like cheese and veggies, also the spinach decoration made the dish look five times better. The food smelled like cooked egg and veggies. The omelet didn’t make any sound that stood out but it sometimes made a crunchy sound because of the veggies. The most successful moment I had while making the dish was dicing the veggies because they were all cut in similar shapes and sizes. My most unsuccessful moment was when I was flipping the egg and accidentally made a hole in the middle which I covered up later with spinach. I probably could have avoided the problem if I maybe waited a little longer for the egg to cook or flipped the egg more slowly next time. I was very proud of the food that I made because it was the first food that actually tasted good when I made it.

The Most Successful Recipe

The most successful food I ever made in cooking class was probably the Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies because I made the food very easily compared to the other recipes and the final product of the food was very good. One of the successful moments I had was preparing and making the food in general because me and my partner both knew what we were doing without any problems and we moved very quickly. We probably could’ve finished more faster if me and my partner communicated a little more. I also think me and my partner made our dough very well because the cookie’s surfaces was completely smooth with no holes or cracks and the cookies turned out soft, almost in perfect circle. Our cookies defiantly met the product standards because it looked and tasted very appealing as it should and they all had similar shapes and sizes. The cookies tasted mostly like chocolates and felt soft. They had a very faint smell of chocolate, but I couldn’t smell anything strong. The cookies looked very appealing especially after their Halloween decoration. They were almost in a perfect circle and had a smooth texture. I didn’t have any big challenges to overcome but me and my partner did have trouble getting a big chunk of dough off of the electric mixer, so we had to use a fork and a rubber spatula to get the dough out. I am very proud of the fact that I, and my partner was the one who made the cookies. I was expecting the cookies to look a little crumbled, but I was very happy when they turned out nicely. This is probably one of the best looking food I have ever created so far. A new method I used to make the cookies was the Rolled Cookie method. I did not use any new method or equipment when making the cookies.

The Most Challenging Recipe

I think the most challenging food I ever had to make in school was probably the Crust Skillet Pizza. The reason why I picked this as my most challenging recipe is because I remember I had lots of problems with following the recipe correctly compared to the other. One of the challenging parts I had while making the pizza was rolling the dough into a round shape. me and my partner tried using the rolling pin to roll out the dough evenly, but when I was finished, the dough looked more like a rectangle with no edges than a circle, so we had to try again which this time, I did an okay job and managed to create a circle shape. Another challenge me and my partner had to face was when we accidentally over cooked the bottom of the pizza because the heat was set a little over than what the recipe told us. We couldn’t fix this problem so we just had to live with it. Both of the problems could have been avoided by being more mindful, double checking our recipes to see if we were on the right track and asking for help. Thankfully the pizza wasn’t too burnt so we enjoyed our meal with extra crunchiness. We also had trouble deciding on what ingredient we were going to pick to make the pizza tastier and prettier, but me and my partner decided to pick whatever ingredient we wanted and hoped it would play out nicely. Maybe next time we could have been more prepared by planning ahead of time. The pizza tasted mostly like tomato and cheese, as expected, and the veggies gave the pizza extra fresh and crunchy taste. The pizza felt soft on the top and a little hard on the bottom because we burnt it a little. For me, the pizza looked okay. I feel like we could’ve done better with the presentation by adding more colorful ingredients that stood out from the tomato sauce and cheese like green peppers or olives. The most successful part of this recipe was the final product of the cheese. The cheese was very soft and was very stretchy, just the way I like any other pizza, which felt and tasted amazing. I am proud of the fact that me and my partner was able to communicate our way through the problems by talking and helping each other.

Safety and sanitation

I made an omelet in my foods lab a few weeks ago and I think this is my favorite food out of all of the other ones I’ve made. The cheese melting in my mouth was so good. The lab went pretty smoothly except for when I forgot some of the steps to my omelet. I probably didn’t pay attention to what my teacher told me… Thankfully, my partner was there remind me what I was supposed to do. After that, I started taking notes of anything important my teacher said during the demonstration.

Safety and sanitation is very important when cooking. The most concerning part in the foods lab is people spreading germs and making everyone sick. Especially now we have to be more careful because of the new Covid-19 virus. I made sure everything was clean by washing my hands and putting on an apron. By washing my hands and wearing an apron, it keeps the germs on my body off of the food or the ingredient that I will be eating.

Communication

Few days ago, me and my partner made a nutritious breakfast hash. I think the cooking lab went well because the food tasted pretty good. I had an easy time chopping the vegetables because I payed attention to my teacher when she was demonstrating on how to cut them. Although, I sometimes forgot in what order I had to put the veggies into the frying pan. I simply checked my recipe or asked my partner for some help. I think its important to communicate back and forth with your partner because you can notify and solve any problems together and create an organized plan before you start cooking. You can find good communication skill in busy restaurants where the cooks have to constantly communicate with each other in order to keep track of everyone’s progress and notify any problems immediately to everyone. If we couldn’t talk while cooking, things would get very disorganized because neither me or my partner would have a clear idea on what to do. For example, I might accidentally add extra salt in the food when my partner already added some. We would spend much more time trying to solve a problem because we both can’t talk and help each other. I would solve the problem by creating an organized step-by step plan on what I and my partner should be doing. The picture above demonstrates a good communication skill because me and my partner were able to create a plan and work as a team in order to make this tasty meal.

Digital Footprint

https://sway.office.com/ycsDVQpXF4wuCKQR

(I tried to use Sway to make it look like an infographics template, but it won’t let me embed it. If the link doesn’t work, I can go to the tech center on Monday and get help. I wrote down all of the information that was supposed to be on Sway for clear evaluation in case Sway doesn’t open).

Digital Footprint

57 percent of the whole population has access to the internet and probably use it every single day. Every time you search something up on google or post videos or pictures on social media, you leave something behind called a digital footprint. Digital footprints are basically anything that you do that gets permanently left on the internet unless you or someone delete it, kind of like a search history. We normally don’t care about digital footprints, but they reveal a lot about us. Its important to care about your digital footprint because sometimes, people might judge you because of what you searched online (although its bad to judge people). Sometimes, organizations might track your digital footprint and sell it to another company for its commercial values and you have no way of stopping it. In worst case scenario, your digital footprint can be used to commit crimes such as identity theft.

I wasn’t surprised when I searched my name on google and found no information about myself. I only found my Instagram account after I typed my name with quotation and this counts as a cautious sharing of information. Judging by how little my I was exposed online, I think I’ve been keeping my digital footprint pretty clean. I feel confident about not leaving any personal digital footprints because I use common strategies to protect myself from being exposed on-line. For example, I set all of my social media to private and I only post or comment online if I am okay if the whole world sees it.

Judging by how little I was exposed online, I don’t think my digital footprint will have a bad impact on my future. I usually only post photography stuff on my social media. This would be helpful if I wanted to become a photographer, because my employers will know that I at least have some experience in photography and that would boost my chances of being hired. If my family saw my social media account, they would probably want me to take photography lessons so I can grow my talent and turn it into a career.

How do I protect my digital footprint?

1. Don’t post or comment online if you are not okay with people that you know seeing it:

Its almost impossible to not have any digital footprint if you are using the internet frequently. Whether you like it or not, some of your digital footprints will be exposed without you even knowing it. For example, your employer will probably check your digital footprint to see what kind of a person you are and that will impact your chances of getting hired or not. In case these things happen, you should always be okay to share your digital footprint with others.

2. Set your social media account to “friends can view only”

Even though its sometimes tempting to turn your social media account to public to make your posts get seen more, this will create a huge digital footprint. Random strangers will be able to look at your personal lives anytime they want. Your digital footprints on social media can even help criminals commit identity theft and kidnapping. You should make sure only the people that you know and trust can see your post.

3. Monitor your own digital footprint

Lets be honest. No one really pays attention to our digital footprints and sometimes we even forget about how much our information are being exposed on the internet. Its really important to monitor how much your digital footprint has been exposed online. Try searching your name on google and see if any information about you shows up. If there is too much information about you, you may want to start deleting some of your personal information before its too late.

American Revolutionary War

-IMAGES

1. “The Events Leading to Independence.” Ushistory.org, Independence Hall Association, http://www.ushistory.org/us/9.asp.

2 “Tea Parties: Obamacare=Higher Taxes.” A Conservative Wanderer, 17 July 2009, https://conservativewanderer.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/tea-parties-obamacarehigher-taxes/.

3. Anderson, Pete, et al. “2013: It’s Time to Commemorate the 1763 Royal Proclamation.” Active History, 3 Feb. 2013, http://activehistory.ca/2013/02/2013-its-time-to-commemorate-the-1763-royal-proclamation/.

4. Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 20 Sept. 2019, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Give_me_liberty,_or_give_me_death!

5. “The French Alliance.” Ushistory.org, Independence Hall Association, http://www.ushistory.org/us/11h.asp.

-WEBSITES

1. History.com Editors. “Boston Tea Party.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 27 Oct. 2009, https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/boston-tea-party

2. Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Intolerable Acts.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., https://www.britannica.com/event/Intolerable-Acts.

3. “Patrick Henry.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 14 Aug. 2019, https://www.biography.com/political-figure/patrick-henry.

4. Benedict Arnold: A Traitor, but Once a Patriot.” U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report, https://www.usnews.com/news/national/articles/2008/06/27/benedict-arnold-a-traitor-but-once-a-patriot.

5.The American Revolution – OverSimplified (Part 1) – YouTube. 30 Aug. 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzALIXcY4pg.

-REFLECTION

A) I know my information are reliable because I only used websites that were reasonably new so that I don’t have any outdated information. I know that the information from History.com and www.usnews.com are a little bit outdated, but History.com updated their information on January 30, 2019 and I used informations from www.usnews.com because their websites are well known and they used quotes from university professors which means that the information from this website is probably real.

I also read/watched through the whole article/video to look for any grammar or spelling mistakes because if there is too much then I know that the person who wrote this website is probably unprofessional or didn’t double check before uploading this website. I compared my website to other websites to see if the information matches. If it does, then I know that my information is valid.

B) I chose Sway because I wanted my work to feel more like a presentation. I was originally going to do use PowerPoint but I felt like that was too much for it. Sway was a great option for me because it was similar and simpler than PowerPoint. I can use different templates and background pictures from Sway to create a timeline like presentation.

C) I was satisfied with the result of my design because I was able to create a simple, but yet very clean looking timeline. I was originally going to make my timeline look something like a PowerPoint presentation and I think I succeed in making my work look like that. However, I wish there was an easier way of resizing the pictures on Sway

D) If I had another chance to do this assignment, I would search for more than 5 reliable websites and come up with new strategies on how to make sure your information is reliable.

Inspiring image

A Meaningful Life

I got this off of google image. This image inspires me to help others in need because the guy on the right is trying to help the other guy even though he must be really tired from climbing the mountain. Just like that, I want to be able to help others no matter what situation I’m in.