A year of Lost In Thought

Friday 1st January 2016

I can't believe it's been a year already. Here's a round-up of my first fifty posts, with my favourites and the most viewed posts in case you missed any.

 

My favourite posts

I've learned so much this year, it's really hard to pick out my favourite posts from the last twelve months.

  1. Coconutella - You have to try making this! See below for a simpler recipe
  2. Making a knife - I learned so much about metal that day
  3. Tesla testing - Every time I see one of these drive past my heart races
  4. Making soap - Some nasty chemicals but a great learning experience
  5. Making salt from seawater - A pretty simple one but great results

 

Most viewed posts

Over 5,000 different people have read my blog in the last year! These are the ones that people have read most:

 

Coconutella

Since I wrote the Coconutella post I've refined the recipe and made it much simpler, here's an updated recipe:

  • 170g smooth hazel butter (like Biona)
  • 340g chocolate - milk or plain depending on what you like
  • 3tbsp coconut oil

Melt the chocolate in a microwave and then mix all the ingredients together. Done!

 

Monopoly

A real high point of this year was a reader who sent me a photo of her finished Tomopoly that she'd made from my Custom Monopoly files!

 

Plans for 2016

Here are some of the things I'm hoping to do this coming year:

  • Make tomato ketchup
  • Try a flotation tank
  • Make a ferrofluid
  • Learn to write left handed
  • Eat brains!


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