Monday, March 14, 2011
Pi Day 3.14
Here's how you can have your pie and be energy efficient too, with a PSA from the Johns Hopkins Sustainability office:
Happy Pi Day! And to celebrate, we’ve got you covered with tips to use less energy when you’re baking that pie of yours.
o Ceramic and glass dishes let you turn down the oven by 25 degrees without extended cooking times because they conduct and hold heat better than metal.
o To keep a dish warm before serving time: put it in the microwave and close the door. The insulation will keep the food warm (but make sure the dish isn’t metal!).
o If you have a convection feature on your oven, take the time to learn how to use it. You can save one-third of the cooking energy.
o If you have an oven light and a clean oven glass door, turn the light on quickly to check your pie’s status instead of opening the door and wasting energy.
Photo credit (and a really yummy-looking Grasshopper Pie recipe):