pressure cooker

Friday night flame-out

Posted by on May 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm

A pattern has been brewing for a while in the schema of meal-planning: Despite the best intentions I lack interest in cooking on most Friday nights. We rarely go out on Fridays, preferring to end a busy workweek with a relaxing evening at home.  But that tempo is reflected in the kitchen as well. The […]

Celebrating with ribs and lemon

Posted by on March 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm

I was all ready to throw together an “instant” cake for son #1’s 14th birthday.  But then A Homemade Life is still sitting by my stove.  Molly loves to bake so I knew she’d offer a preferable alternative to a box mix.  Sure enough – French-style yogurt cake with lemon. I debated if I had […]

Soup in a flash and evil banana bread

Posted by on March 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm

The pressure cooker earned its stripes tonight. Three minutes of sauteing and five minutes under pressure rolled up to a rewarding soup.  It doesn’t sound too exciting, but the peasant cabbage and bean soup with kielbasa was delicious.  And healthy. Low fat turkey kielbasa, cabbage, cannellini beans teamed with diced tomatoes, thyme, onion, celery, garlic […]

Breaking in the pressure cooker

Posted by on March 1, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Saving time AND energy seems like an awfully good idea.  I guess I lot of people think so. The pressure cooker my husband ordered as Christmas gift arrived just last week, two months on back order. It was worth the wait! The Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker is a beauty. Fortunately, we decided to christen it […]