Benefits of Slow Cookers That You Might Not Know

Doing the housework is never an easy job, even with housewives. There are a variety of kitchen appliances to get acquainted with. Each one has its own benefit but people often say that the more effective a tool is, the more skillful you have to be. So does the slow cooker. It can be bought with just a reasonable price and very easy to use, but it’s quite a task of challenge if you want to use it efficiency.

Slow cookers can’t be the good slow cookers without a skillful hand. That’s why you should have a look at some small facts about this kitchen appliance in this article, so that you can have some deeper understanding and some small tips and tricks to use it effectively. This appliance is quite easy to use, but are you sure you have mastered using it?

  1. Liquid while cooking with slow cooker.

cooking with slow cookerSome people think that the water inside the slow cooker will be evaporated away while cooking in such high pressure, but it’s not true. The slow cookers are designed with tight sealed lid which keep the liquid inside and there is no severe evaporation at all. So if you don’t have to cook any large amount of food, just need the amount of additional liquid below one third of the volume of the slow cooker. There is a simple tip about pouring the liquid inside the cooker: the liquid should be just enough to cover the meat as well as the vegetable. You can estimate them just by looking. It’s quite easy.

If the liquid is too much, there would be two cases happen. The first one is the evaporated and leaked liquid while cooking, and the other one is the food won’t be cooked properly. That’s why you should not fill the slow cooker with too much liquid. Just remember to consider the volume of the cooker to have the best adjustments.

  1. How about thickening the ingredients?

We sometimes encounter some problems with processing the ingredients before cooking them. Just like the liquid, you don’t have to do much with the food if you are using a slow cooker. You don’t have to coat the meat with flour or oil, just season them a little bit so that the smell would be nice and the taste would be properly. The best flour to use for dishes cooked by slow cooker is cornflower. Another way you can do with the ingredients is stir them a bit so that the color of the meat would be perfect.

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A ceramic nonstick cookware: ceramic pans

Ceramic pans emerged as an alternative to Teflon.
reivews why should you buy a ceramic nonstick cookware?
At the time Teflon and was a breakthrough in the kitchen as it allowed cooking without food sticking, so that even the cook novice was able to make a simple omelet easily.
Over time, (after cooking utensils with Teflon-coated around the world), they began to have doubts about whether it was healthy cooking with this type of non-stick material.
A chemical presenting in Teflon, perfluorooctanoic acid, is contaminant (not biodegradable), potentially carcinogenic to humans. Even, it has been linked to infertility, immune disorders and problems of prenatal growth.
In this context, it was where they began looking for alternatives to Teflon, thus resulting in the ceramic pans which quickly became a gap in the market.
These are some of the questions you should ask before you buy a ceramic pan.

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On The Road – Part 1

On this, our fourth day on the road, nearly 1,000 miles since saying goodbye to New Jersey, I think it’s about time for an update. Since this blog is all about food, I’ll spare you the countless photos of scenery, bridges and other assorted artifacts of semi-historical significance and get right to the good stuff.

On Tuesday, our first day on the road, we drove about 450 miles to the resort town of Nags Head, NC, located in the slender chain of islands and barrier reefs known as the Outer Banks. Passing through Maryland on our way to NC, a mandatory lunch stop for blue crabs was required. The crabs we had at Crabs To Go, located on US 50 just west of Ocean City, were remarkable for their freshness (they were cooked alive, right before our eyes), flavor (just the right amount of Old Bay seasoning) and messiness (I mean that in the best way possible).

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My basic home brewing system

I have several friends who are into the art of make home brew, but to make that leap, I have been looking for many lectures and articles on basic principles to find out what to buy, where and at what price.

After three years making beer, and searching for how to buy the equipment and materials on the Internet, I have not yet found any physical store which sell the materials to make home brewing beer. However, we can still make the purchase and our Internet card will be our tools for shopping.

You can make the purchase of equipment and materials on Cervesera Artesenca page because they have an extensive catalog of products which are both equipment and materials for both beginners and advanced homebrewers at the best prices. One drawback is the limited information about the products. The first thing we need is your computer.

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What can you do with salt?

Salt is good for the fries or to give extra flavor to the soup, but did you know there are so many other uses for salt?

Wine on your carpet

Is there wine spilled on your carpet or rug? Wash the area with clean water and a sponge. Is red wine throw first white wine before you start cleaning? Sprinkle salt over it and then leave it for 10 minutes, now you can suck it so.


You want to give your broom a longer life, you have a straw broom? Grab a bucket with hot water and add a little salt in here, put your broom now 20 minutes in this bucket. Dry them, and they will last longer and the straw will last longer.

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Grow your own banana plants

It may sound strange to breed in a banana plant when you are not in tropical country. Not all varieties will do equally well here, but Musa Dwarf Cavendish is easy to grow in our climate with proper care and attention. They also are growing pretty fast and they are real eye catching in home involving an idyllic tropical atmosphere. When you own a Musa Dwarf Cavendish, then it is not difficult to multiply your banana plant populations rapidly.

Musa Dwarf Cavendish

Musa Acuminata Dwarf Cavendish, such as full name, is a cultivar of the commercial banana plant from which you can get the fruits in the supermarket. However, this’ dwarf’ is much smaller, as the name suggests. The commercial plant can be about 7 to 9 meters high in the nature, the Dwarf Cavendish can “only” grow to 2.5 meters. This makes it unlike its big brother. The Dwarf Cavendish originated in Southeast Asia and is among the palm species.

The apparent trunk is the center of the plant from which new leaves are pushed upwards. With each new leaf is formed, the apparent strain grows in thickness. A mature plant therefore has a thicker and firmer than young banana plant stem. The plant’s leaves can be up to four meters long. Young, newly formed leaves can get a red glow that later moves it away again. Mature leaves have a (bright) green color. Some leaves may form a dark-colored mottled print which resembles camouflage.

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