Those of us who enjoy cooking, are always on a lookout for new gadgets, cookware and kitchen appliances, and other useful tools which would make the job easier, faster and still result with a scrumptious meal to put on the table.
I am on that list as well, and even though I already enjoy using my pressure cooker and a slow-cooker/crockpot, I came across yet another very useful kitchen appliance, the rice cooker.
I always loved my mom’s homemade pasta, especially in her homemade chicken or tomato soup. I also started to make my own pasta for my family, and they love it. It is simple to make, and out of 2 cups of flour, you get enough pasta for a family of four. Talking about saving money and having great tasting food!
Of course I was doing it the hard way, until one day my daughter presented me with an Imperia Pasta Maker Machine, and making pasta has not been the same since.
If you have been reading my posts, you already know that I love my pressure cooker, but I also use a slow cooker on my days off, especially when I am busy catching up on housework, gardening, or crafts. It is such a wonderful way to have your dinner cook “all by itself”, while you go about your business.
I have been using a slow cooker for many years now. I used to have a Sunbeam Crocker Cooker-Fryer for a very long time, but recently I have purchased a Rival Crock-Pot. I love it so much, that I even purchased one for each of my children, to get them started experimenting with this cooking method.
I am an avid tea drinker, and while most people start their morning with a cup of coffee, I begin my day with a fresh cup of hot herbal tea, sweetened with a teaspoon of honey (Orange Blossom Honey is my favorite).
I use a spoon infuser to prepare my cup of tea, and it is a fun and simple process.
The single most convenient, time and energy saving piece of cookware in my kitchen is my pressure cooker. Most of my meals are ready in 15 minutes, which is at least a third of the time it would take to prepare them the usual way. Presto Pressure Cooker was my first pot I ever bought, and used it for over 20 years. During this time I only had to replace the gasket, and the pressure regulator (which I misplaced). Last year I finally let it retire, and replaced it with Splendid 2 in 1 Pressure Cooker by Fagor.