Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cooking Tools

Some things you get and never think about just last forever. My Mom had a ceramic box on the hallway table that we all placed our keys in the minute we walked through the door. She got it at the wedding from some Aunt I never met. It was nicely made. After years it was chipped but we always knew where the keys were.

So it is with the micro-steamer.

The absolutely retro Tupperware micro-steamer.

The bottom bowl takes a cup of water, the middle fresh veg. The middle bowl is basically a colander. I use this at least twice each week without a sign of wear. It turns out perfectly steamed veggies from the microwave every, single time.

It may not be the most artful presentation but it is as dependable as a best friend.

Steamed broccoli or asparagus, spinach or any vegetable and I've even cooked chicken and halibut in this. In fact it's perfect for poaching seafood.


  1. Oh, come on. Even gay chefs should be embarrassed by this. In London you'd have to pay people to take it away from car boot sales.

  2. LOL. Not your color, eh? Honestly it's the best steamer.