What other comfort food can be more satisfying on a cold winter day, than a nice bowl of hot stew, served with a fresh piece of your favorite bread. Preparing stew the old fashion way could be time consuming, but it only takes 15 minutes in a pressure cooker.
As I mentioned in my home page, I enjoy good humor, and will try to post a “family friendly” joke/humor/words of wisdom of the month. January – words of wisdom: Remember: You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop
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.
Recently I came across a very interesting article in Reader’s Digest. It stated that the death rate from heart disease and stroke, in the United States, significantly decreased within the last 50 years, however the cardiovascular diseases are still hunting us, and are on an increase due to obesity and diabetes. The article was quite lengthy, so I decided to at least post the list of the suggested ways to reduce heart disease and stroke:
I enjoy baking cakes, and stacking them up into multi-layer tortes. However, layering cakes evenly could to be quite challenging. Once again, I was on a lookout for a gadget which would come to my rescue, and I found the “Cake Leveler”. It precisely levels and tortes cakes up to 10 inches wide, and adjusts up to 2 inches high (contains 10 notches).
It is quite simple, but works like magic. It is a “must have” for every cake decorator. The easy-to-adjust wire, which is stretched between two, notched for adjustment, legs of the holder, cuts perfect layers, while reducing crumbs.