Jay Angler wrote:Inge Leonora-den OudenI smell an experiment coming! All I can suggest is that you try it with a food that's easy to get and cheap. Maybe try cooking that food in the Schlemmertopf and then do the same in a ceramic pot and compare? If there's food there that is steaming, that steam *has* to get out or things explode. There may be more moisture coming out of the Schlemmertopf, but whether it's more than the wool can cope with can be tested. (and hopefully reported on so the others who are using that tool can learn from your experience!)
The problem is: damp wool does not insulate as well as dry wool. Maybe the pot will cool down too quick. I don't know
Putting an absorbant pad between the Schlemmertopf and the silicon mat may help if you think you might actually end up with "drips" rather than just "steam"?
Nicole Anzai wrote:... Anyway I think I have about 30-50m2 to play with in the front and I want to make the most of it. I don't want anybody's land (i'm sure I'd never find any in my area of Japan anyway) but I really want to work through the badges for myself and for fun. It might be a great way to give me the skills and motivation to convert my tiny front garden which is currently mostly just concrete into something productive. I luckily do have wildlife living here already (highlights include lizards and praying mantises).
The PEP probably won't work on such a tiny scale and since I live in an urban setting (though very much on the outskirts of a big city) with a very tiny garden (though big for Japan nowadays, land prices have rocketed) I can't do as much. I'd like to work through a lot of the PEA cooking (i'm vegan) but I already can do many of them. Still it is fun for me to work through. I will say that some of the suggested cooking ones are very western orientated. For example there are different cooking and chopping/slicing techniques in Japan compared to Europe.
Is the PEA free just to work through for leisure purposes?
Sounds like so much fun!!
Jay Angler wrote:Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:When I use my cotton/wool oven mitts to insulate the top of my slow cooker, the steam does make them damp and I have to make sure I dry them out afterwards instead of just putting them in their drawer. I expect if you left your "wool" box open in a sunny spot it would dry out fine, but I'd be wary of putting plastic there - the heat from inside could possibly seep out and create fumes. I have a silicon mat for baking and that I would trust under the pot if you think the moisture will weep through the bottom?
The haybox (in fact it's wool I have in it as insulation, not hay) probably won't work well if the insulation gets humid.
Ashley Cottonwood wrote:I have not been stung or poisoned recently so I made a poultice for emergency use late: