Posted by: lornasass | December 23, 2009


It seems appropriate to be doing this blog while on a flight to Seattle, high above the clouds…Soon it seems that the only place we won’t be able to get internet access will be in the middle of the Sahara desert.

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I’m always amazed at how few people who live at high altitudes have discovered the time-savings boon of using a pressure cooker.    When cooking under pressure, food is normally done in 1/3 or as little as 1/4 the normal cooking time at sea level.  At high altitudes, it will take longer for the cooker to come up to pressure, but according to my high-altitiude informants, timing under pressure remains the same.

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Lentil soup in under half an hour?  Fork-tender pot roast in about 1 hour?

Hope you’ll spread the word to your high-altitude friends.


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