Saturday, March 18, 2023

Most Efficient (and Safest) Uses of Kitchen Appliances

We all love kitchen appliances!


Always put liquid ingredients in first, then smallest solid pieces, finishing with the largest. If ice cubes are on the ingredient list, they go in last.

Cool hot foods if possible before blending. If you must blend hot liquids, use the Low or Pulse setting, then gradually increase the speed if necessary. Be sure to keep the lid on, as steam can form and cause the contents to squirt out like lava.


Clean spills as soon as the oven has cooled. Don’t allow them to harden or bake on.

Keep that drawer under the oven empty unless you are keeping cooked food warm while the rest of the meal is cooking. Pots and pans stored the warming drawer can have their finish ruined as they heat up with the rest of the oven.


Load the dishwasher properly for the cleanest wash. For more information:

Wait to run the dishwasher until it is fully loaded to save water and energy. 

Never put new items with stickers on them in the dishwasher. Yes, the labels will peel off. But the adhesive from the stickers can clog up the dishwasher’s filter and pump.


Use round dishes. Square corners don’t heat as evenly and food there can overcook.

Stir salt in before microwaving; don’t leave it on the surface. Otherwise the surface layer can be dried out.

Don’t expect optimal Wi-Fi while using the microwave. They interfere with each other.

For more microwave tips:

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Healthinfo Island Displays and Exhibits for March 2023

You can teleport to any of the eight displays and exhibits using the SLURLs in this blog entry. Click on the poster with the same name as the title of the poster set, and you will get a notecard that contains all the text of the posters plus descriptions of the images. 

If you click each poster, you will get a message with additional information and live links.

To go directly to Healthinfo Island, click on either the SLURL or the picture of the poster.

Central Pavilion of Healthinfo Island

Check out the calming breathing exercise on the back wall!

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Trisomy Awareness Month

Swim for Your Health


National Nutrition Month


Somatic Stretching

Stomach Flu, or Something Else?


Thanks to Mook for assistance with the posters this month.