NO BULLSHIT guide to Math and Physics

http://minireference.com/

A new type of textbook

A com­pact text­book that ex­plains cal­cu­lus and me­chan­ics clearly and in­tu­itively.

Calculus and mechanics together

Cal­cu­lus and me­chan­ics are of­ten taught as sep­a­rate sub­jects. It shouldn’t be like that. If you learn cal­cu­lus with­out me­chan­ics, it will be bor­ing. If you learn physics with­out cal­cu­lus, you won’t truly un­der­stand.

By learn­ing both sub­jects in par­al­lel, you will be able to un­der­stand con­cepts much bet­ter.

7/8/12: Roasted Peach

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to standard base:

  1. Peel & slice 3 peaches, then roast with a few tablespoons of sugar and a little lemon juice in a 400F oven for 10 minutes or so, until soft.
  2. Puree the peaches until smooth (I got about 3/4 of a cup), then add to the prepared base.
  3. Chill thoroughly & spin.

Notes:

I should have waited for the peaches I had to ripen more — the taste was not as strongly peachy as I had hoped for. Next time.

6/8/12: Angry Samoans

Angry Samoans.

Cherry Vanilla with Girl Scout ‘Samoas’ cookies blended in. This is my second batch of this one.

Standard base + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 box Samoas cookies, chopped.

Cherries

  1. Make a 1:1 simple syrup (boil 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar to dissolve)
  2. Pour syrup over ~1 cup chopped dried bing cherries (got mine from Trader Joe’s)
  3. Chill overnight.

Spin the ice cream, then mix in the cookie pieces and cherries with a little of the syrup as you go.

 

5/20/12: Lime Rickey

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Standard base, plus:

zest of 2 limes, mixed into the base

Lime Syrup

combine 1/2c lime juice with 2 tablespoons sugar, heat to dissolve completely, then chill. Add the lime syrup at the beginning of spinning the ice cream.

Raspberry Swirl

(based on recipe in the Bi-Rite book)

Cook 12 oz raspberries (I used a bag of frozen organic berries) with 2/3 cup sugar, mixing to dissolve the sugar, and continue cooking until much of the liquid has evaporated. I should have cooked this down more — it wants to be a very jammy consistency for the right texture in the finished product. When packing the finished ice cream, swirl the raspberry goo in as you go.

Notes:

The kids complained because it wasn’t green. Sorry, kids.

6/3/12: Malted Milk Balls

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To standard base add:

1/4 c ovaltine chocolate malt powder
1/8 tsp. Vanilla extract

after spinning, mix in:
1/2 c chopped malted milk balls

 

Notes for next time:

More of the chocolate malt powder, I think.

Verdict after finishing the quart: This may be the family’s favorite one yet. I’m overcoming my lifelong aversion to ice cream with stuff mixed into it.