Frugal living is back in vogue. Poor job prospects, investment losses and a dismal future have everyone worried. The first cutbacks are the luxuries that were thought to be necessities. The average homeowner has a number of choices to help him weather the current economic state and come out of it unscathed.
Equipment – Next, make sure that whatever equipment you use to make your coffee is thoroughly cleaned before use. Get rid of any residual coffee grounds or coffee oil. I use a good quality electric coffee percolator and get great results.
Many people before leaving turn on a so called burglar light which is the light over the kitchen sink. You might as well hang a sign on the front door you are not home! If you use an answering electric percolator machine never leave a message that you are not home. Instead say you can not come to the phone right now or leave a message. If you do not have a machine, turn down the volume on your telephones before leaving so it can not be heard from outside which another dead giveaway indicating nobody is home.
Are you prepared to put in a little bit of extra effort for authenticity? Then percolator coffee maker is the one for you. These come in electric and stovetop. The stovetop variety is in just about every kitchen in Italy and according to the Italians, the most authentic way of drinking espresso. These percolator coffee maker come in different sizes depending on how many people you are making coffee for. They are also simple in their design, thus easy to use, maintain and clean.
Possibly you haven’t done this, but leaving a glass carafe in the sink for a day then doing dishes that evening offers a pretty good chance you could crack that carafe. Especially if you’re loading more dishes in on top of that carafe through the day. Of course we can all leave it on the counter, or in the coffee maker, but bottom line is coffee maker carafes aren’t indestructible especially those made of glass.
However, one day as I was browsing the shelves in a local antique store my eyes caught a gorgeous sterling silver coffee pot, and I fell in love with it. This antique coffee pot was beautiful. It was smooth and shiny, almost like new. The previous owner must have taken very good care of it.
Arrange the roasted squash on a platter and garnish with the red onion, cherry tomatoes, Parmesan, and basil leaves. Drizzle with the lemon vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper.