What I would like to be as an adult is either a technician, scientist, or inventor. As a technician, I would help people with their power (if it decides to go wonky), and sell solar panels, battery backups, and other supplies that are useful in solar panel arrays. As a scientist, I would become a Doctor-Scientist and build a “nanocast” that instantly heals the broken bone or sprain. As an inventor, I would, of course, invent things that would help mankind greatly, like a non-dying light bulb, a non-fraying electrical cord, nanotechnological objects (for example, a computer that attaches to the keyboard and is flexible, like these tablets.), and so forth. These noble professions are very expensive; I’d find the money to pay somehow. I think that these are such awesome positions, and I would love to have at least one of them someday!
This is an optional post, but someone asked me how to use wordpress and post, so I decided to put up a post on how to get wordpress going and how to post.
First, go to wordpress.com by either copying and pasting or clicking in this link: https//www.wordpress.com/ and enter in the things needed on the form that will show up. Then you can either get a host or simply use your blog. I will simply use the blog, and you can go to the dashboard with your password and username, and then you’re in your dashboard. This is the back end of your blog. you will see a bar on the right that has these things in order from top to bottom: Dashboard, Store, Posts, Media, Links, Pages, Comments, Feedback, Appearance, Users, Tools, Settings, and Collapse menu. The one you will first go to is the Posts button, and it will show a dropdown on the left of the button. Click on Add New and it will take you to the writing window, and you can copy and paste or simply write from there. That’s your first post!
Today I will describe my daily routine. In the morning, I get up and go eat breakfast at around 7:00 or 8:30, and afterwards do my chores & responsibilities from some area between 8:30 to 9:00. Nine o’ clock is time for school. I go to school, and do my schoolwork from 9:00 to around 4:00, which is Handwriting, English, Science, ABC, Coding or Spanish, Piano, Math, and Bible; those are not in the order that I do them. By the time I finish school, it’s normally somewhere around 4:00 PM. Next I can play and do my evening chores, and kill some time via videogames if I finished school before four. When that’s out of the way, I can horse around with my brother until dinnertime, around 7:00. After dinner, we get our nighttime clothes on, brush our teeth, and go to bed at 8:00. That’s my normal routine.
Today I will introduce you how to set up a YouTube account, and then how to post a video on your channel tomorrow. First, you will need a gmail account. If you already have one, skip this part. To set up a Gmail account/Google account, go to “gmail sign up” on google. (to go to google on pretty much every browser, simply type “Google.com” in the top search bar.) Then click on “create your google account – sign in” on the second row. this will take you to a sign in page that will ask you to either create an account, which you will do if you do not have an account. If you do have an account already, (like me) then sign in at the bottom. this will take you to the “yes you’ve been approved” page or “you have not been approved” page. If not, then it will tell you why you haven’t been approved. the common mistakes are the “prove your’e not a robot” box, or that the username is already taken. then go to “youtube.com” and it should take you straight to the sign in page. sign in with your account info, and hit the button beneath it. this will take you to your YouTube page. this is where you can post videos, comment on your posts, or even edit them. tomorrow, I will introduce you to the Interface, and tell you how to post your first video.
Today I made Hot Cross (Swirly) Buns. My brother and I called them Hot cross Swirly Buns because I put swirls of icing on top of the x’s because I had more icing. Well, let’s start at the beginning. What you need: 500g flour, 2 tsp salt, 75g sugar, 2 tsp dried yeast, 40g unsalted butter, 2 medium eggs – beaten
120ml full fat milk, warm, 120ml cool water, 100g sultanas, 80g Cook’s Ingredients mixed peel, Zest of 2 oranges, 1 eating apple – cored and cut into small cubes, 1 pear – cored and cut into small cubes, 2 tsp ground cinnamon
For the crosses:, 75g plain flour, 75g water, 75g Apricot jam to glaze (I used different ones) and a good bit of time. I used different ingredients, but here’s the recipe that they say to use:
1. Tip the flour into a large mixing bowl, add the salt and sugar to one side of the bowl and the yeast to the other. Add the butter, eggs, milk and half the water. Use the finger’s of one hand to mix the ingredients together.
2. Add the remaining water a little at a time until you have a soft, sticky dough and all the flour is incorporated. You may not need all the water.
3. Oil a clean work surface. Tip the dough onto the oil and begin to knead. Continue kneading for 10 minutes. The dough will become less sticky and feel smooth and silky when ready. Put the dough into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover until the dough has doubled in size. This will take between 1 – 3 hours.
4. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and scatter the sultanas, mixed peel, orange zest, apple, pear and cinnamon on top. Knead in until evenly distributed throughout the dough. Place the dough back in the bowl and leave to rise for an hour.
5. Fold the dough inwards repeatedly until all the air is knocked out. Divide into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls. Place them fairly close together on one or two trays lined with parchment paper. Place each tray inside a clean plastic bag and leave to rise for one hour, or until double in size.
6. Preheat the oven to 220C, gas mark 7. For the crosses, mix the flour and water together to form a pipable paste. Using a piping bag fitted with a fine plain nozzle, pipe crosses on the buns. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Mix the apricot jam with a little hot water, sieve and brush over the warm buns. Cool on a wire rack.
I have had a lot of fun while working on food science, and have gained lots of experience in cooking, like figuring out I need more practice in the smoothie department, cooking up a bowl of salsa that everyone liked, eating some delicious coleslaw, learning how to make potato chips, and even the sliced baked potato as the second project! Later after each one, at least one person had at least one question or comment on the meal, appetizer, or snack. This feedback was what made my recipes better, and I will keep learning how to cook even after food science is over. I have also made some ice cream when I finished food science, and the bonus recipes too! I will miss food science, and I hope to be posting some art soon.