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Favorite Pressure Cooker recipes

Boiled eggs ! Technique and times here :

This really works and completely solves an old kitchen bugaboo of mine : hard-to-peel eggs. She does her eggs on low pressure, and with my single pressure (high) Fagor that's not an option. I reduce the time under pressure by a minute and it works fine.

She also has a very useful cooking time chart elsewhere on the site, showing times for both low and high pressure for about anything you can think of.

Mar 22, 2012
TwoDogsDad in Home Cooking

Coffee Grinder for Aeropress

I've had this Cuisinart for a couple years now, it works fine with both Aeropress and drip coffeemaker.

Feb 16, 2012
TwoDogsDad in Cookware

ISO: Unique Hot Dog Toppings

Here you go - Around the world in 80 dogs from BonAppetit in 2009.

Aug 15, 2011
TwoDogsDad in Home Cooking

Drinks, Dinner and a Movie...Perfect Pairings.

Fried chicken, fried okra, chocolate pie, iced tea. "The Help"

Aug 15, 2011
TwoDogsDad in General Topics

Does anyone use the Chefs Choice M130 knife sharpener?

Not true. On the 130 stage 2 is a simple steel. It doesn't "sharpen" per se, it merely aligns the edge the same as a handheld steel does, and is what you want for day-to-day maintenance. Stage 3 is a stropping stage, used to further refine the aligned edge obtained from stage 2. I wouldn't call what it does sharpening as much as polishing for less drag in the cut.

Jun 10, 2011
TwoDogsDad in Cookware

San Fran and Napa Valley Vacation - Fresh, healthy, affordable choices?

Sorry to hear that. We were there early last summer and it was great. What happened ?

San Fran and Napa Valley Vacation - Fresh, healthy, affordable choices?

Ubuntu in downtown Napa. All vegetarian, all delicious.

Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

Is it yummy to steam butternut squash? And does it take forever?

Forgive me for asking the obvious - when steaming your sweet potatoes did you have a lid on the pot ? If you have a good-fitting lid you shouldn't run out of water before they are done.

Mar 14, 2011
TwoDogsDad in Home Cooking

Does anyone use the Chefs Choice M130 knife sharpener?

I've had a 130 for 5 years or so. I'm completely satisfied with it. I use it on Wusthofs, a Tojiro Gyuto, a couple of Shuns and a motley collection of other knives. It's quick and the edges I get are just fine for my purposes. Yeah, the knife fanatics sneer bud I'd rather spend my time cooking than sharpening.

Feb 24, 2011
TwoDogsDad in Cookware