Archive for November, 2009

Choose a Thermos

My wife wonders how large my thermos collection is going to get. A lot larger, I think. We test each thermos to determine how it performs with leaks, heat retention, ease of use, cleaning, etc. Here’s the minimum you need Lined ¬†with stainless steel (not glass or plastic) Wide mouth (a narrow mouth helps with […]

Electric Kettle Reviews

An electric kettle is a perfect companion to thermos cooking at home. It boils water faster than any other method. Here are the results of our test of boiling 3 cups of water using various methods: Electric Kettle: 3 minutes 23 seconds Microwave: 6 minutes 20 seconds Gas stove: 6 minutes 51 seconds As you […]

Cooking Steel Cut Oats

Steel cut oats (also called pinhead oats, Scotch oats, or Irish oats) are such a step up taste and texture that there’s no comparison to rolled or instant oats. That’s because steel cut oats are made from whole oat groats that have been cut into smaller pieces. In comparison, instant oats are steamed and rolled […]