These newfangled microwave ovens…

What, besides baking potatoes, are they good for? Does anyone have any good recipes involving real food?

Today I am headed to the Redpath Waterfront Festival to tour the decks of a number of tall ships. I am exceedingly fortunate that I am able to legitimately call this part of my workday, as most of the ships in the Fleet of Nations on the world of Stormwrack are, in fact, tall ships. So ahoy, Mateys!
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About Alyx Dellamonica

After twenty-two years in Vancouver, B.C., I've recently moved to Toronto Ontario, where I make my living writing science fiction and fantasy; I also review books and teach writing online at UCLA. I'm a legally married lesbian, a coffee snob, and I wake up at an appallingly early hour.

8 Responses to These newfangled microwave ovens…

  1. Kier Salmon says:

    Microwaves and tall ships… a tall order. By the way… sadness because your bio says you live in Vancover BC….. and you are not longer there.

  2. elainemari says:

    I use the microwave for cooking potatoes in jackets ..broccoli, microwave same as potato. I reheat dinner sometimes or heat up leftovers, 2 -3 mins for large plate. Heat milk for coffee for 25 secs. As for real food, noap. I don’t think it’s very good at real food.

  3. robin says:

    for years I have used my oven mostly for storing pots and cooking a once-a-year turkey. All my cooking is done by stovetop, microwave and toaster/convection oven. Yes, the microwave is good for leftovers but it’s best for vegetables – you don’t lose nutrients like you do cooking in water or steaming.

    for instance . . . corn on the cob: keep the husk on, microwave for three minutes for one, five minutes for two. The corn steams inside the husk.

    frozen peas: pop in glass container with a couple tablespoons water and cover lightly. Microwave four minutes. They come out tasting like fresh ones.

    brownies/lava cake in a cup!

    when I have a minute I’ll send some recipes and cooking times.

  4. brashley46 says:

    I have a copy of Madame Benoit’s Microwave Cookbook … it is nigh onto thirty-five years old, but the recipes are still superb, as you would expect from Jehane Benoit. I can do damn-near-perfect real hollandaise in five minutes assembly plus thirty seconds cooking time.

  5. brashley46 says:

    Sandie and I were down at the tall ships on Thursday … today I went down to Steam On Queen alone, as the intermittent rain would have done her electric wheelchair no damn good at all. Funny thing about the ships, all of the 1812-era ships (replicas) were Yanks. Were there no noteworthy British ships on Lake Ontario, or is it that nobody has repro’d one?