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The SLOW Week 2

April 10, 2017

Hello Monday! Here is the second installment of The SLOW Week. If you missed last week’s explanation and information click here.

S-Shop reusable produce bags. Most everyone nowadays owns a few reusable shopping bags now it’s time to move beyond that. There are two types of bags, mesh and cloth, both are better options than one-time use plastic. I personally prefer cloth as they can be washed over and over again, I put them in a mesh lingerie bag and wash with my kitchen towels. If you are crafty you can make them!

last week I encouraged you to try a new vegetable. I did the same and cooked up rapini-it was delicious.  

LLearn how to handle a knife. As I mentioned in my post last week, a sharp knife is better than a dull one. It helps to know how to properly hold a knife so that you avoid cutting yourself.

O-Own-an instant-read thermometer. Grilling season is upon us and an instant-read thermometer is an inexpensive piece of equipment that is vital to have on hand. The benefits of an instant-read versus a leave- in thermometer are that you need only insert the tip rather than about an inch of a leave-in thermometer. An instant read typically calculates the temperature much faster and more accurately.

W-Watch-Michael Pollan is best known for his book The Omnivores Dilemma. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend you do so. His book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation has been turned into a Netflix series. He explores cooking by four elements; fire, water, air and earth. It’s a fascinating journey.

Have a great week!

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