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|My New Book: "What's Cooking"|
In theory, water in a covered pot should boil faster because as water changes to steam, it absorbs energy, which it carries away from the pot as it vaporizes. In a closed pot, most of the steam is trapped so it condenses (or turns back to water) on the lid and releases its captive energy inside the pot. To find out if the lid made a perceptible difference in practice, we did two tests. In the first, we put 2 quarts of water in each of two identical pots, submerged temperature probes in each, and then put a lid on one. We heated both pots over high heat on identical burners with timers running. The water in the covered pot took 10 minutes and 30 seconds to come to a boil (212 degrees), while the uncovered water took 13 minutes and 20 seconds—about 25 percent longer. We repeated the test with 2 gallons of water in 3-gallon stock pots to see if more water made more of a difference. It did. The covered water boiled in 26 minutes and 20 seconds, while the uncovered water took 34 minutes and 42 seconds—about 30 percent longer. Problem solved.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Water boils faster in covered pots. The more water you have in the pot the more of a difference the lid will make. When boiling water in a pot for which you have no lid, cover it with a baking sheet or aluminum foil.
Water boils about 30% faster with a lid.
Source: Cook’s Country April/May 2012
My Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce
Photo: © 2013 Anthony Sepe. All Rights Reserved
Photo: © 2013 Anthony Sepe. All Rights Reserved.
Here's some homemade applesauce! It is so good, and here's what I did.
3 # McIntosh Apples, cored
100% Orange Juice (not from concentrate, no pulp)
Ground Cinnamon Spice (per tolerance)
Pumpkin Pie Spice (per tolerance)
1. Cored apples and placed them (with the skin on) in a deep pot on the stove. (Leaving the skins on gives the applesauce a nice tinge of the red color and fiber.)
2. Poured pure 100% orange juice (not from concentrate, no pulp) over the apples to just cover them. Brought the apples to a boil; turned down the heat to low until soft.
3. Added: ground cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, and stirred well.
4. Removed from heat. Poured into blender and pulsed about 10-12 times, until the skins were blenderized and applesauce was smooth.
5. Poured into serving dish and served warm. Enjoy!
Hope you try it! -Anthony
Thank you for your service. What a beautiful world we live in because of your service and your sacrifice!
Who says that there’s no such thing as a free lunch—or even a free dinner? Today, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar Restaurants around the country are offering a free meal for veterans and military active-duty personnel.
With many years of this kind of promotion and with that in mind, restaurants are in “all-hands-on-deck” mode. The restaurants have been completely decorated in patriotic themes, and all staff will be wearing read, white and blue.
To qualify for the free meal, customers must bring military identification, such as a Uniform Services Identification Card, Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, current leave and earnings statement, veterans’ organization card, a photograph in uniform, a DD214 form, a commendation. Or, just wear their uniforms.
Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe
Registered Dietitian Liz Weiss combines pizza and buffalo chicken for a unique, tasty treat.
Serving Size: 1 (186 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Source: Cheesecake Factory
The Appetite Tool for Older Adults
Good nutrition is important at any age, but it is vital for older adults. Many older adults are at risk for not getting the nutrition they need. Use this tool to learn more about your appetite.
Add up the number s for each answer to get the total score. If your score is:
8-16 - You may be at risk for eating and appetite concerns. Talk to your doctor to see if a professional evaluation is right for you.
17-28 - You may have some eating habit and appetite concerns. Talk to your doctor about any eating habits or appetite concerns you might have
Greater than 28 - Good! You don't seem to have any eating habit or appetite concerns. Take this checklist with you to your doctor.
Source: New Screening Tool Detects Appetite Problems in Senior Adults.. American Dietetic Association, accessed June, 2011.
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