February 5th, 2020

blackhat

Silver lining to the lack of snow clouds (weather)

https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Polar-Vortex-Keeps-Cold-Bottled-How-Long-Will-It-Last

An explanation of this incredibly mild past January also notes that the north pole has been frigid and
One bright spot in the relentless far-north chill: it’s given sea ice a chance to make at least a minor recovery, although the long-term outlook for Arctic sea ice in a warming world remains grim. The Arctic’s sea ice extent as of Sunday was well above the average for the date in the 2010s, but well below the average from the 2000s and prior decades.


and they quote this tweet:
Bering Sea #seaice extent from @NSIDC is slowly increasing, but remains below the long term average & last year. But extent isn't everything. Sustained cold weather near the Alaska coast since mid-Dec helping to thicken and stabilize nearshore ice. #akwx #Arctic @Climatologist49 pic.twitter.com/3rt7CPX38Z
— Rick Thoman (@AlaskaWx) January 26, 2020


blackhat

Salt cured egg: cooking

So i've been letting an egg yolk sit in salt and sugar to cure it. (Consider https://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/salt-cured-egg-yolks) But for some reason i thought some people didn't put it in the fridge. So i just left it on the counter to cure. This morning i looked at seven or more recipes and EVERYONE lets the salt cure happen in the fridge.

The egg's been sitting in the salt and sugar for two weeks, and it looks like the expected output. Nothing looks or smells off. Surely this was done BEFORE refrigeration. I don't see why i shouldn't continue. And, i might anyway, but i thought i'd get a sense of general opinion.....