Boil Water Using Ice

How To : Boil Water Using Ice

Ice in placed on a sealed FLASK and the water inside starts to boil. Great science fair experiment. 1. Find a FLASK (Something that won't crank due to pressure) 2. Boil water and add it to the flask 3. Seal it and invert the FLASK 4. Place an ice cube or two on top. 5. The co ...more

How To : Boil ice water

This should probably be called the three phase of water. It all started as a students question, "Can you show us the triple point for water? Can you boil ice water?" Well I didn't have the equipment to actually do it, but I came up with this. It is not really the triple poin ...more

How To : Boil water using an almond

With the use of these items: an almond, a wired, tin foil filled with water, and matches, it is possible to boil water and cook over an almond. A wire is needed to tie around the almond so the almond is above your work area. Then, light the almond on fire using the matches. Ho ...more

How To : Hard boil eggs using some easy tips

Tony D'Angelo demonstrates his method of making hard boiled eggs. He starts with room temperature eggs to avoid cracking the shells, adds water to cover them, and adds a little salt and vinegar to prevent the eggs from cracking. Once the water boils, he takes the pot off the h ...more

Ingredients 101 : The Essential Homemade Chicken Stock

The first written account of "stock" as a culinary staple goes back to 1653, when La Varenne's Cookery described boiling mushroom stems and table scraps with other ingredients (such as herbs and basic vegetables) in water to use for sauces. But really, the concept of stock has ...more

How To : Make deviled eggs while avoiding common mistakes

How to make deviled eggs while avoiding common mistakes There are a number of errors that people make when making deviled eggs. First putting the eggs directly into boiling water will cause the egg shells to break. Also not setting a timer while boiling the eggs can lead to o ...more

How To : Peel an Entire Bag of Potatoes in Under a Minute

Have a need for drama? Sick of doing kitchen prep and having no one appreciate just how much work you're doing? Then take a tip from a few seriously lazy cooks and peel a few pounds of potatoes in less than sixty seconds using a power hose, a bucket, a drill, and a cheap toile ...more

How To : Make a Basil in the Rye drink

Forget the Catcher in the Rye, try out this Basil in the Rye, which is a modern take on the classic cocktail Sazarac. If you're willing to try out new mixed drinks, then this is definitely one you need to down. Both delicious and satisfying, with an aromatic feel. And this is ...more

How To : Make hummingbird food

The tiny hummingbird is the only bird that can fly upside down and backwards. Attract these expert fliers to your feeder with this simple nectar recipe. Learn how to make hummingbird food with this how to video. You Will Need * A saucepan * Water * Granulated sugar * And a b ...more

How To : Easily cook vegetables by blanching

The only way to have a perfectly cooked vegetable is by using a simple preparation technique called blanching. Your vegetables will feel tender and crisp, and they'll be maintain their color during the cooking process. Plus, they'll taste better, locking in all of its flavor. ...more

How To : Make a delicious cilantro martini

Making a Martini Zing with Cilantro. There are many herbs that can make interesting martinis. Cilantro is one of the best to create a really unique drink. The ingredients you need are: vodka (the video uses Gray Goose), gin, simple syrup made from equal parts sugar and water b ...more

How To : Easy DIY Gourmet Chocolate Bars

We've showed you how to make Butterfingers and Kit Kats, as well as custom-shaped chocolates, but have you ever thought about making your own gourmet chocolate bars? It's a fairly simple process, once you understand tempering, and there are endless flavor possibilities when y ...more

How To : Peel a tomato, blanch vegetables, & cut carrots

This video shows you how to prepare a few different kinds of vegetables and fruits to cook with. The first thing that this video shows you how to do is peel a tomato. This video shows you a very simple way to do this using only a knife, a pot of boiling water, and a pot of wat ...more

How To : Cook perfect broccoli

In this video, we learn how to cook perfect broccoli. When making broccoli, you want something that is not mushy but not hard and bright green. First, you will need to cut the florets so they are all the same size. From here, boil some water with lots of salt in it. After this ...more

How To : Freeze vegetables

The USDA recommends that adults eat 2 to 3 cups of vegetables a day. Make it easier to enjoy the taste of fresh garden vegetables year round by freezing them. You Will Need: * A vegetable blanching timetable * A large kettle * A wire basket or mesh bag * Ice water * A colander ...more

How To : Get a Car Dent Out with a Pot & Vacuum Cleaner

Instead of taking your car to the mechanic, save yourself some money by going MacGyver and creating your own suction-style car dent puller from objects you've got laying around at home. All you need is a pot (or bucket), a vacuum cleaner, and some tape and you're pretty much s ...more

How To : 40 Damn Cool Things You Can Do with Eggs

All day I dream of eggs: scrambled, poached, over easy, hard-boiled, fried, baked, raw... Okay, the last one is a joke (unless you're Gaston, which means that you eat five dozen of them and you're roughly the size of a barge). But eggs are freaking good in just about any cooki ...more

How To : Chill a Beer Ice Cold in Seconds with Ice & Salt

If you've just done a beer run for a party and come back with a bunch of beer that isn't cold, forget the bathtub, toilet tank, freezer or whatever method you use to quick-chill your brews and try this super easy fix instead. You can have ice cold beers in seconds by using a ...more

How To : Make almond arugula pesto

Chef John from Food wishes shows the steps to make almond arugula pesto. An excellent summary is given below. Take a bowl of salted water and boil it. Add the arugula leaves (try to find bigger leaves for strong aroma) to the water and let it boil. Transfer the leaves to ice w ...more

How To : Serve absinthe in the historically accurate way

Few liquors have as romantic a past as the mysterious absinthe. This video shows you the history of this drink (somtimes called the Green Fairy), and then how to prepare (or louche) the drink properly. Remember to use ice cold water, and only set it on fire if you're using lau ...more

How To : Boil blue crabs at home, Cajun style

In this tutorial, we learn how to boil blue crab with home with Beryl Stokes. Before you begin, place the crabs in ice water for at least 30 minutes. Next, boil a large pot with water and a medium pot with water. Prepare your ingredients which are: white vinegar, Tabasco sauce ...more

How To : Make bubbling acid with ammonia and dry ice

In the mood for a little mad science? In this home-science how-to from Steve Spangler, we learn how to prepare a bubbly, color-changing concoction using water, ammonia, a universal indicator (cabbage juice will do fine), dry ice, gloves and two plastic cups. Now, repeat the pr ...more

How To : Make Mexican corn on the cob

Today we are going to learn how to make corn on the cob the Mexican way. Make sure you get sweet corn from the market. It is also possible to make this recipe using loose corn. Add some salt and some butter to boiling water and boil the corn cobs. When the corn is cooked, spre ...more

How To : Make fresh homemade tofu

Ever wonder how tofu is made? Well here is a how-to video that shows you the step by step process of making fresh homemade tofu from scratch. All you really need to make tofu is dried soybeans and a little arm strength. Ingredients for tofu: 150g Dried Soy Beans 2g Calcium Su ...more

How To : Instantly make hot ice

Watch this amazing video tutorial to learn how to instantly make ice. This is a simple experiment turning a liquid to a solid with just a touch. Just find some sodium acetate and water to start. Boil it, then chill it, then touch it! And in an instant you have ice! If you want ...more

How To : Make a Mojito cocktail

Simon Adams from H20 and Videojug demonstrates how to make a Mojito cocktail. A zesty, minty, lemon-filled explosion - make your taste buds dance with this refreshing thirst-quencher! A popular drink amongst cocktail lovers. To make it, put the sugar in the highball glass. Tea ...more

How To : Make a classic shrimp cocktail

This recipe is for a shrimp cocktail like none other you have ever tasted! Ingredients you will need for the Court Bouillon: Water Onions Garlic Lemon Bay leaf Peppercorns Tarragon sprigs Old bay seasoning Salt First we are going to make a poaching liquid for fish c ...more

How To : Make ammonium nitrate with NaHSO4 and nitrate salt

Okay, so you don't necessarily have to make ammonium nitrate to have ammonium nitrate — ammonium nitrate can simply be obtained from fertilizers and instant cold packs. Making homemade NH4NO3 can be much more expensive then buying it, but this video is not meant to be a viable ...more

How To : Make a simple cheese and onion pie

In this edition of Titli's Busy Kitchen, Titli Nihaan shows us how to make a cheese and onion pie. This is a great comfort food and it's really quick and easy to make. Here's what you'll need: 400 grams sliced onions, 400 grams grated cheese, 500 grams of pastry (we're using r ...more

How To : Apply a homemade sugar wax and remove hair

Need to eliminate those pesky leg hairs but want to bypass the credit card bill? Then read below for a homemade sugar wax recipe and watch the video to learn how to rip off your hair! This particular method of making a sugar wax involves a gas stove, sugar, lemon juice, and w ...more

How To : Make and roll pastry for a double crusted pie

Watch this how-to video and learn how to make flawless, homemade pie crust pastry. Also learn how to roll it out for a double crusted pie. Homemade pies will never be the same again with this pie pastry recipe. Ingredients for pie crust: 3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose flour 1/2 ...more

How To : Make korokke pan (croquette bun)

Watch this video to learn how to make a tasty snack made from simple ingredients. Peel potatoes; should they have any sprouts remove them. Cut each potato into 2 or 3 pieces. Chop onion finely. Cut horizontally several times; repeat procedure vertically. Chop cabbage into fine ...more

How To : Boil water without a pot

Stranded somewhere without a pot but need to boil some water? This video will teach you how to boil water without a pot using a plastic bottle. Boil water without a pot. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com

How To : Make a gaseous and bubbling pumpkin

Dr. Diana teaches you how to turn your "hum drum" pumpkin into a gaseous, bubbly pumpkin using dry ice, warm water and soap for your Halloween party. For another tutorial on this same dry ice and pumpkin principle, check out "How To Use dry ice for halloween special effects." ...more

How To : Make Filipino sago at gulaman (sweet beverage)

Ingredients: 2-3 cups sago 2 pcs gulaman 3 cups water 3 cups sugar ice-cold water or crushed ice To cook sago: In a saucepan, boil water and put in uncooked sago. Stir constantly to prevent them from sticking. Drain and rinse. Set aside. To cook gulaman: Boil water in a ...more

How To : Peel a potato with Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island

Dawn Wells, aka Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island, demonstrates a unique way to peel an Idaho potato...without the use of a potato peeler! Watch this video tutorial from Idaho Potatoes to learn how to use a knife to peel a potato, but not just a knife... you'll boil the potato t ...more

How To : Make a shrimp boil

Things You'll Need: Measuring spoons, 5 zipper plastic sandwich bags, 1 oz. lagniappe water, 4 large cloves of garlic (cut in half), Zatarain's Garlic and Onion Liquid Shrimp and Crab Boil, 3 bay leaves, measuring cup, 2 lemons, 5 oz. salt, ice, large pot, 5 lbs. large shrimp ...more

How To : Make a whiskey sour cocktail

This video describes how to make a whiskey sour cocktail. First take the following ingredients Bourbon Whiskey, Lemon Juice, Gomme Syrup, Cocktail Glass, Strainer, and Shaker. Now take Cocktail glass with full of "Ice cubes", and stir it well and using "strainer" filter the wa ...more

How To : Make a coal burned container

John Campbell shows you how to make an all natural bowl with spout using hot coals to burn the desired shape into a block of wood. First you'll need to make a straw from a cattail stock by burning through the center with a hot coat hanger. John next demonstrates how to use thi ...more

How To : Make Pastry Dough Pie Crust with Hubert Keller

Ingredients For a one-crust pie: 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon baking powder 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut in 1/2-inch pieces, well-chilled 2 tablespoons shortening (Crisco), cut in 1/2-inch pieces, well-chilled 2 to 4 tablespoons ice ...more

How To : Make mango pie

This video shows how to make a mango pie. The ingredients are canned mango pulp, whipped light cream, Ready Crust, unflavored gelatin, a pinch of citric acid is optional and a cup of water. Boil the water and add the gelatin and citric acid if you are using it. Mix well. Add t ...more

How To : Distill your own water at home

In this video, a man shows us a Do-it-yourself method of distilling water. You will need heat resistant containers, tubing, and a rubber washer. You need to run the tubing through the rubber washer, and place that on top of the heat resistant beaker. Then, you use a container ...more

How To : Chill a beer in 20 seconds

How To Chill your favorite drink instantly using household items. Need an ice cold beer. Craving a cold glass of water? This is easy to chill your beer using air dusters. Chill your beer by inserting the can into a plastic jug and then filling the plastic container with the co ...more

How To : How to Make a Dry Ice Crystal Ball - DadLabs.com

In this video, we learn how to mow to Make a Dry Ice Crystal Ball! This is a fun activity you can do with your kids and that you will enjoy as well. To start, you will need to take some Dawn dish soap that doesn't have soap and isn't anti-bacterial. After this, put this in wat ...more

How To : Cook Jamaican style rice and peas

Watch this cooking how to video as Tracy cooks some authentic Jamaican rice and peas. This recipe is super hearty, you can make it any day of the week. Follow along with this Jamaican cooking lesson to learn how to make rice and peas. Ingredients for rice and peas: 3 cups of ...more

How To : Make perfect ramen noodles

This video is a demonstration of how to make the perfect ramen noodles. The requirements for the recipe are 2 packets of ramen noodles, milk and vegetable oil. Using butter instead of oil enhances the taste of this recipe. Water is heated in a pan and the noddles are added to ...more

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