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Can you cook with a clay pot on a glass topped stove?

I would use a diffuser which is a metal plate that goes on top stove. There are many kinds out there. I would get the kind that you would use if you had an induction stove.

Jun 17, 2011
auroragirl in Cookware

A Problem with Pomaireware Clay Pots

SInce this product is also sold in California which has very tough standards, the rep was correctl. Only clay is used. All clay pots have a smell since they are basically dirt. Maybe you should stay with other products.

Jun 17, 2011
auroragirl in Cookware

A Problem with Pomaireware Clay Pots

If this is a Pop o Pot, then you need to use it only in the microwave. Use 1 teaspoon of olive oil and heat on high for 1 minute. Then add 1/4 cup of any kind of real popcorn and start with 6 minutes on high. Every microwave is different. List until only a few are popping and note the time. If there are too many old maids, then you need to increase the time in 15 second increments. This is a trial and error sort of thing

Jun 17, 2011
auroragirl in Cookware

A Problem with Pomaireware Clay Pots

Hi, I agree with alfonso v. The only difference is that I have never cured any of my pots. I cannot think of what the weird taste would be. Maybe the beans were old. You must let the pots airdry after washing them. Use a mild detergent and gently scrub with a teflon pad. The earthy taste actually should give the pot a warm sense *hard to describe). Let me now how it went with the milk

Jun 17, 2011
auroragirl in Cookware

Where to get the best green chili in Denver?

You might want to try Consuelos on Elizabeth. She is a sister to the originator of Santiagos. They are also from New Mexico. I used to go up to Ft Collins once a month on business. I made it a point to eat there.

May 09, 2010
auroragirl in Mountain States

Where to get the best green chili in Denver?

Little Anitas from Albuquerque tops my list of green chili places. The stuff sopapillas are to die for. Get something else and a small basket appears with honey. I lived in NM for many years and it is like going home

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Little Anita's
5545 Wadsworth Byp, Arvada, CO 80002

May 09, 2010
auroragirl in Mountain States

Where do I take 15 football fans to eat?

The place is called Interstate. It is located around Santa Fe and 10th. Great food, relaxed atmosphere. Carnivores, herbivores alike will love it. They also have tv screens to catch the aftergame stuff.

May 09, 2010
auroragirl in Mountain States

I am ready to tackle the meatloaf/mashed potatoes meal! Help!

Why not be inventive and make a Shepherds pie. You still have the ground meat and the mashed potatoes. We add a layer of hardboiled eggs and top it all with a sprinkle of parmesian cheese. Looks for recipes. Ours is a Chilean versions using sauted onions, raisens, black olives. In Chile it is called Pastel de Papa. It gives a new twist to ground beef.

Apr 14, 2010
auroragirl in Home Cooking

A Problem with Pomaireware Clay Pots

I have been cooking in Pomaireware clay products for over 5 years. I actually was in the town of Pomaire in Chile. They use only clay to make the products-no glue, no glaze, no anthing but clay. Some clays need to be cured just like cast iron. These do not. The smell is dirt. It is an earthy smell and somewhat disappears after usage. But you will always smell the earthiness. That's what I love about cooking in the clay. The house gets a warmth to it. I agree with both the other people. You just may have a sensitive nose.

Mar 31, 2010
auroragirl in Cookware

Best single pan for a Shepherd's Pie?

I use a clay lasagna pan from Chile. It is called Pomaireware. I use another pot for the potatoes. But the Pomaireware I use on the stove to saute the onions, ground beef, etc. then I just top off with the potatoes. The whole think then goes into the oven. I also make a Chilean dish called Pastel de Choclo which uses chicken and corn. The food comes to the table hot and hot soapy water to clean it up.

Oct 18, 2009
auroragirl in Cookware