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.

Safety and Sanitation

For Safety and Sanitation I chose the eggs. This lab went well, we all worked together and tried our best. All the eggs in the group cooked well. A challenge was having everyone cook their egg at the same time, because it is a small space. But it turned out better than we thought. The safety and sanitation concerns for this lab are that we needed to cut they bread with a rather large knife, and we had to make sure that the eggs were cooked so that we weren’t eating raw egg. Having are hands clean is extremely important. To make sure that we were being safe while cutting the bread, we tucked our fingers in to make sure we were being safe while using the knife. We then washed our dishes well to make sure that they were clean for the next group using the appliances. It is important to be clean and while cooking so that no one gets sick or injured. We want to have a good time cooking with no one getting hurt.

Communication

This lab was chocolate chip cookies. It went well because we were all excited to start foods. We went through our recipe step by step so our cookies turned out well. Our group measured everything correctly and we understood what we needed to do. We need communication while cooking so that we can finish what we are trying to make, and finish well. Communication is when a group of people talk together, share ideas, help each other, and working together. Problems that can come during a lab of group member aren’t communicating are getting multiple same ingredients, taking wrong measurements, having the stove not preheated, and not doing the task you were meant to do thinking that your partner is doing it. There are many things that can go wrong. You can solve these problems by checking in with group members, making sure your partner is doing what they are supposed to be doing, and helping out your group members. This photo shows that my group communicated well while making the chocolate cookies because we had the right ingredients, it was the right amount, and they turned out well.

My Favourite Food Experience

My favourite food experience was when my mom and I made sugar cookies. It was near Christmas and when I asked my mom if we could make cookies. She suggested sugar cookies and I agreed. We looked for a recipe online that we liked and we started to make them. They turned out better than I thought. The cookies were sweet but not too sweet, they weren’t dry but they were soft. Everyone enjoyed them so I was happy about that.

Insta-Scientist

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.

Citations

Healio. “Penicillin: An Accidental Discovery Changed the Course of Medicine.” Healio, 10 Aug. 2008, www.healio.com/endocrinology/news/print/endocrine-today/%7B15afd2a1-2084-4ca6-a4e6-7185f5c4cfb0%7D/penicillin-an-accidental-discovery-changed-the-course-of-medicine

Brown, Kevin. “Alexander Fleming.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 17 Oct. 2019, www.britannica.com/biography/Alexander-Fleming

“Alexander Fleming.” Science History Institute, 5 Dec. 2017, www.sciencehistory.org/historical-profile/alexander-fleming

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

Reflection

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.  

Image Citations

“Louis Riel (1844-1885) – Find A Grave Memorial.” Find A Gravewww.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 Encyclopediawww.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. 

Timeline Citations

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/.