7.22.2010

vitello tonnato (cold veal roast with tuna sauce) - via pressure cooker

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I have gotten such an enthusiastic response to my pressure cooker recipes that I posted this one, and many more new ones, on my new blog dedicated to pressure cooking.  Come and visit hip pressure cooking... and make a pressure cooker recipe request, or post your own!


The white wine and aromatics used in the braise are forcefully injected in the meat under pressure making this Italian cold roast juicy and delicious from the inside out! It takes only 20 minutes to cook under pressure (versus one and a half hours on the stovetop), 20 minutes to cool, and a little more than an hour to chill in the refrigerator.

7.21.2010

I almost lost Ctrl...

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...when my 2-year-old daughter removed all of the keys from the keyboard of my laptop.  Yes, all of them! In just 10 unsupervised minutes. After a house-wide search we found it under the couch... but it refuses to stick back on.  So, watch out, from now on my blogging is going to be out of Ctrl.

7.13.2010

hang some starfish with... a hanger!

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I wanted to liven up an empty corner above my refrigerator. And had just the things from my local shell store.   Since these are real and not ceramic starfish they needed a good seal to keep the humidity of cooking from re-hydrating them.  I could have gone with a clear seal, but since I'm going for a modern elegant look I painted them white for more contrast.

7.11.2010

why I blog

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I ran across this question online today: Who inspired you to blog?  I answered it in the little comment field, but I couldn´t stop thinking about it.  Many said that other blogs inspired them to blog.  Well.. I started this blog in 2003 and there were very few interesting blogs to inspire.

7.08.2010

the 7-minute risotto - via pressure cooker!

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I have gotten such an enthusiastic response to my pressure cooker recipes that I posted this one, and many more new ones, on my new blog dedicated to pressure cooking. Come and visit hip pressure cooking... and make a pressure cooker recipe request, or post your own!


I present you with an Italian-approved risotto pressure cooker recipe. The rice comes out creamy and delicious just like the original - faster, and without all that stirring and baby-sitting.  This technique will not  result in boiled rice and will only take 20 minutes from start to finish.