This “class” is literally three minutes long. Both videos look like they came from Makeful and neither are very good. One is about making a donut wall….with actual donuts. It looks stupid. The other was about making floral donuts with candied flowers. I mean, it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t particularly inspired. It kind of reminded me of those baking hacks you see on instagram. Seriously, what is Bluprint even doing? These things from Makeful are terrible.
I couldn’t really get past the host, Elizabeth Andoh. There was something condescending I got from her. Perhaps that’s just me. As much as I love Japanese culture, I have an intolerance for most seafood and soy, which rules out about 90% of recipes. So that was another reason I struggled. If you love Japanese food, this might be up your alley, she does go into a lot of Japanese concepts and doing things the Japanese way. Also, not sure if this matters to you, but she is not Japanese. She married a Japanese man and has lived in Japan for several decades. I’m not saying that she doesn’t know her stuff, but something about a white woman acting as a expert on Japanese cooking just rubs me the wrong way. Also, that really was her only credential, well, that and writing a book, for her expertise in Japanese cuisine. There wasn’t any mention of formal training.
I won’t be following my regular format because I didn’t watch the entire class. The first video is good. Bruce Aidells is really knowledgeable about steaks and the first video really gets into a lot about the different cuts of beef and what they’re best for. The most of the other videos are recipes involving those different steaks and how they are best cooked. You have to be really into steak to enjoy this class. I got bored after the first couple of videos. Also, he strictly focuses on cooking steak medium rare. So you will need to do outside research to find out, using his methods, how to tell if your steak is cooked how you like it. It’s $40 and you get a lot of material for the price, but if you don’t LOVE steak then it’s probably best to use your bluprint unlimited or a youtube video.
I have a lot of smokers in my family and even with lung cancer, they don’t quit. It smells foul and it destroys them. I will never smoke in my life, I’ve seen the damages that it has done.
I take my dog for a walk most days of the week, barring heat waves and snow days. We walk around the neighborhood, sometimes farther out, her walk can vary between 1.5 and 3 miles. It all depends on the weather and my energy level.
I started a new job roughly 3 months after leaving the DMV job and now I work for a school district near me. I really like my job, it can be trying some days, depending on which kids I’m working with, but it’s very rewarding. I’m once again in a library and I really feel like I’m learning a lot. I may even go for a teaching certificate, if I can get a scholarship from my union. Overall, I think my new job is a much better fit for me and I’m grateful for it.
I used Credit Karma to find out. It technically only goes over 2 of the three major credit scores, but still! You can also look at your credit report for free once a year, but that doesn’t tell you your credit score.