Friday, January 7, 2011

Cuisinart Placement

Your Cuisinart is an indispensible workhorse in the kitchen. Keep it out on the counter, next to the sink for easy access and cleanup. Rachael is making my favorite macaroni and cheese recipe and using her new food processor for the first time. She's grating cheddar cheese here.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Twas the days after Christmas

Went shopping in Red Bank today, I admit
And what to my wandering eyes did appear
Not a miniature sleigh, nor eight tiny reindeer
It was Bruce* and wife Patti* and happy they were
He carried a red sack that looked filled with loot
As they turned without looking and stepped off the curb
They crossed right in front of me, without even a word
Bruce nodded my way and this I must say
Twas a picture that will forever remain etched in my brain.
*Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Everything but the kitchen sink.

 Why is it most people don’t know how to use a sink. I mean what is a sink? Why does it have a stopper? Why do we have double sinks when we can’t even figure out how a single sink works?  Do you rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher? Do you let the water run down the drain while rinsing? Do you know how many gallons of water are used each time you rinse? Do you have a well that could run dry or better yet, do you pay for water? Well the best reason to use the sink is to conserve our most valuable natural resource, water. How to use a sink: Put the stopper in, fill it with warm water, add some dish soap, one or two pumps will do it. If your rinsing the dishes for the dishwasher, dunk them, swish them around to remove the food particles then load into your dishwasher. If you are hand washing dishes, soap them all up and then rinse all at once. 
How do you wash your dishes?