Can You Microwave Vinegar?

Q. I like to make salad dressings and other seasonings from plain white vinegar. Most of the time they are cold sauces or dressings for salads and such, but sometimes I make a warm dressing or sauce for a stir fry or other warm dish. I typically make these dressings in a small pot on […] Read more »

Can You Microwave Nuts?

Q. I cook a lot, and it seems as though every second recipe calls for toasted nuts of one type or another. Pine nuts, almonds, walnuts- you name it, there’s a recipe that needs them toasted. I don’t have a toaster oven and toasting them in a pan always seems to result in unevenly toasted […] Read more »