Strange sequence of events at Starbucks

Jerry doesn’t know what he keeps witnessing.

The derryX protein frappe!

Here’s a simple, effective, and delicious protein shake recipe!

The Charles F. Lucas Confectionery and Wine Bar – Troy, NY

derryX checks out the trendiest spot in Troy…

Mio Posto – Saratoga, NY

Is Mio Posto a place for me?

derryX’s Tiramisu!

derryX gives away some of his time tested secrets to making tiramisu!

Garde Manger (derryX in Montreal – Part 2)

derryX hops the border and explores Montreal…Part 2

The derryX Espresso Experience

derryX outlines the cursory mechanics of “The derryX Espresso Experience”…

How to eat Cannoli on a diet…

derryX deconstructs the cannolo…

The Puerto Rico Recap – Day 1

derryX recaps his trip to Puerto Rico – Day 1

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Not that anybody needs to know, but a major job function that I have is performing chemical analysis by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC or LC). This is an analytical technique used to monitor purity of many different classes of compounds, such as pharmaceuticals, foods, petroleum and oils (which are better analyzed by gas chromatography), proteins, and the list goes on and on. So that you can all understand, I will describe LC in the simplest terms possible – and (sorry to be cliché) I ask that you stay with me, because I can guarantee you will learn something. LC separates compounds in a mixture. An LC instrument is comprised of a pump, an injector, a column otherwise called stationary phaseRead More