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Tiny not-crock test #1

Tested out my tiny not-crock pot. As several people suggested, I put water in it to see what it would do. When I first plugged it in (it has neither power switch nor temperature control) there was soon a worrying scent of burning plastic. I got nervous and unplugged it. Still, I didn't want to give up, so I tried it again. I guess all that plastic burned up the first time, because the smell didn't come back. :-) With the lid on and some time, it was not able to boil the water, but brought it up to a consistent point where steam rose up from the surface.

I also tried, rather clumsily, to melt some chocolate in it for the purposes of dipping fruit and marshmallows. I probably went about it totally wrong-- everyone says fondue-type things are much harder to execute than you'd first think --just putting some heavy cream and some chocolate morsels into the crock. They did melt eventually, and there was no burning or boiling or anything, but they didn't mix up smoothly. I probably should have heated the cream first on its own and then added the chips, or something. But I find this encouraging. I think it will be possible to make melty-things in this with a little process tweaking. 


About Me

My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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