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Notify me of follow-up comments by email. All three of these were big hits at my house and my YouTube fam was really into how easy these dishes were to put together. I built up the pile of sand so it came out deep and cone-shaped. Showing Offers Near You. Place the cream in a pastry bag or zip top bag and refrigerate until ready to use. Therefore any green leafed cultivar can be converted into a variegated, net-veined cultivar without much difficulty. The Lithium ion battery warmer uses electrical power from the Lithium ion battery when the charger is not connected to the vehicle.
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Our intent was to read through all of the posts, analyze them, and write a comprehensive article on the subject. When we started reading the posts, there were about 60 pages or posts. It has since grown to over posts and counting. That said, we choose to start our series on the care and feeding of the Nissan LEAF battery, as it became apparent upon reading the posts of the first several individuals that showed reduced capacity, that many had seemingly neglected to do so.
Unfortunately, ambient temperature is something that an owner can do very little about, unless they choose to move to another location. One significant change from the model year LEAF to was the inclusion of a battery heater as standard equipment. The battery heater is designed to maintain Lithium ion Li-ion battery output in extreme low temperature environments.
Here is the notice regarding the Li-ion battery heater Page EV The Lithium ion battery warmer uses electrical power from the Lithium ion battery when the charger is not connected to the vehicle. Extreme hot temperatures, even for periods as short as one day, may impact battery capacity loss. The effect of extreme cold temperatures can be mitigated to some degree by the use of the on board Li-ion battery heater.
Nissan notes over a dozen specific situations or operations that should either be avoided or performed to optimize Li-ion battery life. Some of these items, are in fact, beyond the control of the vehicle owner.
We would like to point out a couple of things about this list. Although the first bullet point talks about high ambient air temperature, several points later Nissan cautions against sustained high battery temperatures. While intuitively it might seem that a black, unvented steel case would make for a very high battery temperature, there are other factors at play.
First, the battery pack weighs about pounds. This is very dense weight, as opposed to something like pounds of feathers, which would weigh the same but take up quite a bit more room. Kind of like turning an aircraft carrier moving at speed. It takes awhile to change course. The flip side of that is that once a high battery temperature has been achieved, it could take some time to cool down.
Other battery temperature factors could include sustained aggressive acceleration or DC quick charging, which is why Nissan cautions against quick charging too often Hat tip to Stoaty for the battery temperature info.
Our next article in the series will look at the first posts or so, which encompass the first five owners to acknowledge publicly on the My Nissan LEAF forum the loss of one battery capacity segment. Future articles will take us further into the discussion and offer a look into some of the other owners that have experienced LEAF battery capacity loss. My inclination is to believe that there are two factors involved: I have a lot of reading ahead of me.
So it is possible, that the capacity bar display, and the GID and SOC reports from aftermarket capacity monitoring devices are showing, in part, that the BMS is limiting the charge level, to a lower percentage of the total battery capacity.
Thanks for the encouragement. Any large corporation making any product is going to look long and hard at a situation before putting a flag in the ground and making their position known. But I think this topic will be with us for months, if not years, as new battery chemistries are introduced and evaluated. Great job as usual! I told him I loved it but have been following the battery issue closely.
He spoke up and said it was no problem as all you had to do was replace one or two bad cells. Perhaps you can enlighten guys like me in your future posts on battery health. Frank — thank you.
Nissan choosing to collect customer cars and examine these specimens to determine the issues is a huge step in the right direction. Data analysis will have as much to do with the outcome as battery cell analysis. In actual fact the closed case and thermal mass of the battery means that there is significant inertia in the battery pack temperature relative to ambient temperature.
It is not unusual for me to go out at noon when temperature has risen to degrees and find that I still have 5 temperature bars maximum temperature for battery pack of about 75 degrees. So the battery pack can be higher than ambient, the same, or lower depending on the interaction of several factors:. It would easier to read if you included the information from my comment in the body of the article formatted or edited as you see fit —rather than referring to a comment at the bottom—and just eliminated the crossed out sentence.
At most, you could put in Hat tip to Stoaty in parenthesis. I estimate that I get 42 miles to a charge. That is an L2 charge from full to just where I do a mile or so into the reserve. Kathy June 18, at 9: Dan June 18, at 9: Jane June 19, at 5: Debbie June 30, at Jennifer July 6, at 8: Anonymous November 8, at 4: Anonymous August 5, at 7: Terry Longtin September 15, at 4: Anonymous February 10, at 1: Andrea Croyle May 5, at 4: Unknown September 25, at Maggie September 25, at 1: Wildcountry October 31, at 5: Maggie November 2, at Ann and Craig B January 8, at 8: Kim Smith July 3, at 6: James Krog July 26, at Anonymous May 24, at Unknown September 7, at Newer Post Older Post Home.
Roberta has her castings tucked throughout her garden. Some of them are left natural concrete, and allowed to weather and collect moss. Others are beautifully painted in gradated colors.
This leaf is approximately 15" across. Her garden plots are framed with wonderful arbors and collected treasures. She tucks old ladders and tools among the plants-- so charming! Here the rungs act as shelves for her handmade concrete planters. Roberta suggested not going all the way to the leaf's edge, but rather making a scalloped finish with small adjacent balls of concrete. Oh my, I do believe it's time to touch up my roots I built up the pile of sand so it came out deep and cone-shaped.
Notice the copper fitting inserted at the bottom; I think this will be a little bird feeder on a pedestal. My second leaf rhubarb , just a small little guy to tuck in my yard somewhere. We added a reddish colorant to the concrete to give it a slight terra cotta tint. Add the eggs one at a time followed by the almond extract.
On a low speed mix in the flour and almond flour. Place the cream in a pastry bag or zip top bag and refrigerate until ready to use.
Place parchment paper on a sheet tray and set out the tart molds. Pipe the almond cream into the tart mold smoothing the top with a small offset spatula. Bake for 20 minutes until the cream has puffed and browned slightly. Put the jam and water into a small saucepan and simmer until it is reduced to a thin syrup.
Place the strawberries around the edge of the tarts and fill into the center to create a flower shape. Finish by brushing on the glaze and enjoy! Add the butter and sugars to a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until fluffy. Next add in the eggs one at a time followed by the vanilla bean paste.
Whisk together the flour and baking soda and add to the wet ingredients be careful not to over mix Add in the oats, cranberries and chocolate chips and mix just until they are incorporated. Using a 1oz scoop portion out the dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake the cookies for 6 minutes then rotate the pans and bake for another 5 minutes or until they are golden brown. Being a clean freak has its benefits, like actually being able to see your clothes in your closet or not panicking when a friend drops in.
But when it comes to food most of us are eating too clean, too clean for our gut health that is. With so many things pasteurized for a longer shelf life we are all missing out on tons of extremely beneficial bacteria that can really impact our digestive health.
I started to learn about probiotics when my friend Midge was visiting me in New York, she told me that she gives each of her kids a little bit of sauerkraut in the morning as a supplement. I was so confused but when she explained that it contains tons of beneficial bacteria that can do everything from support digestion to improve your immune system it made sense to me that you would want to have that in your diet.
On that visit she showed me how to make sauerkraut and kefir at home, it was amazing to learn how it is done. Since then I have learned how to make so many more ferments like kombucha, kimchi, pickles and so on. It is so fun to learn how to make all of these different things but when life gets in the way I do find it hard to make the time to do it myself, luckily I found Farmhouse Culture.
They make their products the way I would myself but I can easily pick them up at the grocery store. I have actually teamed up with Farmhouse Culture to show you 3 different ways you can use the new vegetables in your next meal:. Add the goat cheese, beets, walnuts and top with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, tuna and 2 Tablespoons of the brine from the vegetables. Add in the avocados and mix. Carefully stuff the mix back into the avocado skin and top with the vegetables and some cilantro.
Whisk in the canola oil and finish with black sesame seeds. Add the dressing and top with the peanuts and parsley. All three of these were big hits at my house and my YouTube fam was really into how easy these dishes were to put together. Check out the video below:. Check out Farmhouse Culture you can find which stores near you are stocked up on their products by visiting www.
I had read about the benefits of drinkable collagen like improved skin elasticity and moisture but I had not taken the plunge and tried it. After talking with the brand I realized how easy it is to incorporate into your daily routine and I decided to give it a try. I can totally see a difference in my hair, skin and nails plus it also adds protein to my daily diet.
I have put it into smoothies, coffee, water and now this banana bread! If you are looking to try collagen but haven't yet I highly recommend it, you will see results in as little as 2 weeks!
Now I sound like I'm on an infomercial but I seriously love this stuff and the banana bread it also to die for! Fit your stand mixer with the paddle attachment and cream together the butter and sugars untilthey are fluffy min on high. With the mixer on low add the eggs and vanilla, mix until incorporated then add the bananas and yogurt.