Aug 30 2012

Hard Boil Eggs in the Oven

How To Hard Boil Eggs In The Oven. Huffington Post

 

Next time you want to hard boil eggs, don't start a pot of water to boil. Instead, turn on the oven. Even though the name of these eggs suggests that they should be boiled, it's so much easier -- and some say better -- when baked.

While you could go through the challenge of poking a pin hole into each egg to get it perfectly hard boiled, wouldn't you rather use Alton Brown's much simpler method? Sure, it takes longer to make boiled eggs in the oven, a whole 30 minutes vs. the nine when boiled, but there are perks to this hands-off method. When baked, hard boiled eggs have a creamier texture. Some say that they're even easier to peel.

But the real appeal of baking eggs rather than boiling them is when you need to make a large amount -- like when feeding a big crowd. It's so much easier to cook two or three dozen on an oven rack than in a huge pot of boiling water.

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Aug 30 2012
Aug 29 2012

From darkness to gold

From darkness to gold: Blinded Navy swimmer set to race at Paralympics. TODAY

 

The man who views only black today is visualizing all the colors of his London swims. In his mind, he sees the aqua-blue pool frothy with wakes, the home stretch of the lane lines painted red, and the dark, wide mouths of roaring fans.

Behind prosthetic blue eyes — replacements for the natural pair he lost after an explosion in Afghanistan nearly a year ago — Navy Lt. Brad Snyder soaks in the scenery of a dream realized. The 2012 Paralympics open today in Britain. Snyder races for gold Friday.

“During the Olympics, I read about the races, about (Michael) Phelps and (Ryan) Lochte and Missy Franklin. I heard the commentary and used that to pull out the details to produce this image,” Snyder said. “But instead of reading about Lochte, I just implanted myself in there.

“I imagine stepping onto the block, hearing “take your mark,” the sound of the start, hopping in the pool then just being smooth and strong down the middle of the lane, executing some good turns, and hitting the pad at the end. I’m imagining success. I’m imagining the good feeling that comes with competing well.”

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