Pressure Cooking


My main post for today is over at the Simple, Green, Frugal Co-op and focuses on one of my favourite cooking implements, the pressure cooker.

Please take the time to check it out.  It is titled “Saving Energy in the Kitchen”.  I have also included a recipe for my simple beef stew.  It tastes sensational.

We have been using the pressure cooker about twice a week now that it is winter, and the beauty of it is that it cooks so fast (saving energy), tastes fantastic (locks in flavour), and you can use cheap cuts of meat because the cooking process breaks down the sinews in the meat and would make boot leather tender!  Most meals take less than 25 minutes tops to cook.

If you can get your hands on one without costing you a small fortune, then I highly recommend that you make the investment.  Quick, wholesome meals made at home with great ingredients.  What more could one ask for.



  1. says

    Hi Gavin, I have to agree with you, I have tried making my soup in a slow cooker and have gone back to using my old faithful pressure cooker. It tastes so much better when cooked under pressure. I don’t know why it is so, but it does.

  2. Danni says

    Gav, do you know much about slow cookers? Pressure cookers scare the hell out of me too!

    I use my slow cooker a lot in winter but it does have to be on for many hours. DO they use much power?

  3. says

    What a brave man you are, my granny had one and most of what she cooked seemed to end up on the ceiling. I’m terrified of them.

    BTW How’s your wife these days?

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