Health and Living

Kids and Drinking Water

by Brian L Published 7.31.2014

Ew, Yuck! That is the commentary I received from my five year-old when he tasted the contents of the bedtime cup of water I brought for him. I filled it from the new state-of-the-art carbon filter I recently installed in our upstairs bathroom. We have a Kinetico reverse-osmosis drinking water system downstairs in the kitchen, but I was getting tired of going down nearly every night to refill the boys’ water cups. So when the opportunity presented itself, I thought installing a filter upstairs would save me a few extra steps each night. No such luck. I cannot even sneak it past them. They can instantly tell the difference in taste, and will not drink the water from upstairs.

Boy drinking from water fountain

It is not that our water is necessarily bad-tasting; it is just that the water treated with reverse osmosis is that much better. I recall my daughter asking me why our water tastes so much better than the water at her school. They really can taste the difference, as can my wife and I. And, we’ve had guests from out of town comment on how wonderful our coffee tastes. I’m quick to remind them that it is probably not the coffee, but rather the water that went into it.

So apparently we’ve spoiled our children. They’ve come to appreciate and expect really good drinking water. I guess there are much worse things we could have spoiled them with. Interestingly enough though, the quality of the water is not so important to the boys when it is coming out of a drinking fountain. If they spot a drinking fountain, they instantly become thirsty and will drink heartily. Perhaps to save those steps at night I need to install a drinking fountain upstairs. Except that usually after drinking from a fountain they have dripped water all over themselves and the floor and are now soaking wet. Oh well, boys will be boys.

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Fluoride in Your Drinking Water—How Much is Too Much?

by Diana M Published 3.21.2014

I frequently get calls from people asking about fluoride in their water. Some people call about removing the fluoride, and some call about making sure it remains in their water supply. These opposing opinions piqued my curiosity about fluoride. What is it? How does it get into the water supply? Should it be removed, or is it a good thing to have in your drinking water?

It turns out there are mountains of documentation available on the subject of fluoride, but two points really stayed with me. First, there are all sorts of natural sources of fluoride in addition to intentionally fluoridated water and toothpaste. I had no idea! Second, the debate about the pros and cons of fluoride is endless.

Illustration of smiling girl pointing to a glass of water

As Ed R says in this his post, fluoride can be found naturally in water, food and the atmosphere. In fact, it’s the 13th most abundant element found on earth. 5 major global fluoride belts run through the earth, transversing approximately 31 countries. A percentage of this fluoride is soluble, and ends up in the water supply—even the oceans contain some fluoride.

Fluoride can also be found in the atmosphere. Some of it comes from airborne dust with naturally occurring fluoride, and some comes from industry.

Additionally, fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides used on fruits and vegetables usually contain a level of fluoride. If you’re one of the folks trying to keep your exposure to a minimum, giving the fruits and vegetables a good washing can remove most of the fluoride from produce. Choosing organic produce also eliminates exposure to the pesticides that leave fluoride residues.

So, if I have so much fluoride exposure naturally, why are some water supplies fluoridated intentionally? Well, as early as the late 1800’s, it was noted that children exposed to higher doses of naturally occurring fluoride had healthier teeth. At that time, several studies were launched both overseas and in the US which showed that fluoride’s presence in the mouth could prevent tooth decay. Adding fluoride to water supplies seemed to be the logical approach to dental health, because it resembled the natural method of exposure.

The United States is one of few countries that add fluoride on a consistent basis. Here, the decision to add fluoride to the water is up to the city or town. Grand Rapids, MI was the first city to add fluoride to the water supply in 1945, and many cities and towns followed suit until recently, in 2012, 72% of the US received fluoridated water from their municipalities. But in 2011, approximately 200 cities and towns in the US decided to stop adding fluoride to the water. Not only would removing the fluoride cut costs, but more data was becoming available on the negative aspects of overexposure to fluoride.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), children have the highest risk of over exposure. In a household, the child and adult may consume the same levels of fluoride, but because of the child’s body size and weight, the same dosage can be an overexposure. Children overexposed to fluoride will have “fluorosis”—pittingand/or grey discoloration—of the teeth. One of the concerns of overexposure to adults is bone degradation. It’s believed that too much fluoride will actually weaken bone density. Organizations monitoring the use of fluoride all recommend that we have conversation with our dentists and physicians regarding our personal limits.

According to the World Health Organization, the average adult is naturally exposed to approximately .6 milligrams of fluoride per day using an un-fluoridated water supply. Their target exposure guidelines suggest that .8-1.2 milligrams per litre per day will maximize the benefits of fluoride and minimize any possible harmful effects. In the US, the EPA has set a maximum contamination level of 4 milligrams per liter per day. If you’re not sure whether your water is fluoridated or how much fluoride it might contain, you can check with your water supplier. They will have published detailed reports about the contents of your water.

Now, when people call about fluoride in their water, I know more about what they might be thinking. As with anything found in and around water, we at Kinetico encourage you to learn about the water in your home and how it affects your life. Take charge of the water you drink, as your body is the ultimate water filter.

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Steve Schimoler: Cooking with Kinetico Water—Superbowl Pizza Dough Recipe

by Guest Bloggers Published 1.30.2014

Based on Steve’s passion for cooking, innovation and creating the best flavor in his recipes, he realizes that no ingredient is to be overlooked, including water. In 2012, Steve teamed with Kinetico to prove the notion that purified water is core to creating great-tasting dishes in his restaurant and in the home. Read more about culinary expert Steve Schimoler.

Chef Steve Schimoler

When I think about having friends over for a Super Bowl party, one word comes to mind: pizza. The biggest football event of the year doesn’t seem complete unless pizza is on the menu.

Homemade pizza dough is actually pretty simple to make…with the main ingredients being flour and—you guessed it—water. But you don’t want to use just any water. Purified water will help ensure that the taste of the dough is free from minerals and true to its flavor. Plus, water that it too hard can lead to stiffer dough whereas very soft water can create a slow-rising, weaker dough. Purified water ensures that the dough turns out as intended.

Of course, water temperature and the amount used can play key roles in the quality of the dough, as well as the temperature and humidity in your kitchen as it will effect the proofing and “rise” of your dough. It may take a few experiments to get the dough consistency you’re looking for… or as you search for alternate crust styles. But it’s worth it in the end as there is nothing really like working with the supple texture of the dough as you knead it and work it with your fingers.

The only other advice I’ll give is to be careful: once you start making your own pizza dough, you won’t want to eat any other kind ever again.

Superbowl Sunday Pizza Dough

Ingredients:

Kinetico Reverse Osmosis Water (110°F to 115°F) 2/3 cup
Sugar 1 tsp.
Fast Rise Yeast or Active Dry Yeast 1/8 oz. package
Bread Flour 1 3/4 cups
Salt 1/2 tsp.
Cornmeal (optional) 1 TBSP

Directions:

  • Combine water and sugar in small bowl; stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Sprinkle yeast on top; stir to combine.
  • Let stand 5 to 10 minutes or until foamy.
  • Combine flour and salt in medium bowl.
  • Stir in yeast mixture.
  • Mix until mixture forms soft dough.
  • Remove dough to lightly floured surface.
  • Knead 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic, adding additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed.
  • Place dough in medium bowl coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Turn dough in bowl so top is coated with cooking spray; cover with towel or plastic wrap.
  • Let rise in warm place 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  • Punch dough down; place on lightly floured surface and knead about 2 minutes or until smooth.
  • Pat dough into flat disc about 7 inches in diameter.
  • Let rest 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Pat and gently stretch dough from edges until dough seems to not stretch anymore.
  • Let rest 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Continue patting and stretching until dough is 12 to 14 inches in diameter.

You’re ready to assemble your pizza now and feel free to improvise with your toppings, but I tend to go with the straight up Marinara and Mozzarella style. You can use a pizza pan to bake on, but I prefer using a pizza stone that’s already in the preheated 500 degree oven and using a pizza peel, slide the pie onto the stone and bake till it starts to blister on the crust and the cheese is fully melted and starts to bubble. Eat right away! Enjoy.


What do you do when you turn on the faucet and there is no water?

by Brian L Published 1.16.2014

It is one of those phrases that probably strikes fear into the hearts of millions, but many others have never been concerned with. Since moving to our 168 year old house, I’ve heard it more than enough times. “There’s no water.” And while I hate to be told about it, what seems even worse is to have the water completely shut off for no apparent reason while you are actively using it. That always puts a lump in my throat. It is so easy to take running water for granted. We just open a tap, and there it is: our own personal Old Faithful. And we’ve really come to depend on it being there whenever we want it. But my wife and I have learned that the well water supply in our old home is not quite as reliable as city water.

Man staring into his shower head, frustrated

The first time we were stuck without water was before we had even fully moved into the house. We had decided to throw a family party on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend after spending the summer working on our new, old house. On the day before the party, I thought it would be nice to get our new water softener installed so we would have soft water for our visitors. No problem, I shut off the water and plumbed it in. The only mistake I made was at one point I opened the main shut off valve before everything was connected. I figured at the time, this is fine, because I had turned off the water pump and depressurized the lines before starting anyway. When I opened the valve however, I was surprised to hear air hissing through the open pipe. I thought nothing of it and continued my plumbing. Once I was done and turned on the water pump, it would run, but there was no water. I opened up the top of the pipe going down into the well and discovered it was full of nothing but air. Well, it made sense that a pump for water won’t pump air, I figured I needed to fill the pipe with water to prime the pump. The first thing that crossed my mind was that this would be a lot easier if I had running water…I got a few jugs of water from my in-laws’ house, but no matter how fast I poured it into that pipe, I could not fill it. That is when I learned about foot valves. There is a valve at the bottom of the inlet pipe within the well that allows water to come into the pipe, but does not allow water to flow back out. Fortunately, the pipe in my well is plastic, so my father-in-law and I were able to pull it up by hand. After pulling up 60+ feet of pipe, there we found the disintegrated remains of a foot valve. It was a little nerve racking trying to find a replacement on Sunday morning of a holiday weekend, but once installed, it was quite simple to fill up the pipe and prime the pump. Phew! We had water again and before company started arriving no less!

Obviously, that was not our only no-water event. In fact, every time the power goes out we have no water. But the first time the water went off unexpectedly when we were using it, we were filling the bathtub to give our infant twins a bath. One minute the water is running fine, the next minute, the room was silent. Not even a trickle was coming out of the tap. I started to wonder how we were going to wash the babies, take a shower, wash dishes, etc. When, all of a sudden, the water came back on and seemed fine. It ran without slowing at all and filled up the tub. The next day we experienced more of the same. Water then no water, then water again. I started to wonder if our well was drying up, and began cursing the ski resort that shares the hill we live atop. They must be bringing down the water table, feeding our precious water to their snow machines. But I eventually concluded that could not be the cause, because when the water comes back on, it stays on. What I eventually found when I started looking further into the issue, is a small metal adapter screwed into the pump was full of rust. Within the pump itself, the hole leading to this fitting was completely plugged with rust. This adapter has a small plastic tube that carries water to the pressure switch responsible for turning the pump on and off. The rust was so thick it was restricting water from flowing freely out of the tube and indicating to the pressure switch, that there is a low pressure condition. So the pump would not come on until the water slowly seeped its way into the tube. The adapter is made of some alloy because it does not rust, and it is screwed into the well pump which is cast iron. I recall (perhaps from a long-ago chemistry class) that dissimilar metals in contact with each other can cause a galvanic reaction, which essentially causes excessive corrosion. Since every couple of years, I have to clean out this rust to keep our water flowing steadily, but we don’t really seem to have much iron in our water, I’m confident this is the cause. One of these days, I really need to replace that adapter with a plastic one which should hopefully eliminate the galvanic action and therefore the disruptions to our water supply.

I have also discovered over the years, that although the most common well-pumps installed these days seem to be submersible pumps that are designed to be under water, our jet-pump is not one of those and does not run at all when it is under water. The first time this happened (yes it has happened a few times now), my wife had gotten up before me to take a shower. She quickly came back into the room to recite “there is no water”. Since it was a chilly December morning, I went down to the basement first to see if I could determine a cause. I didn’t really expect to find anything there, but I didn’t want to go outside through the cold and snow to the well house just yet. What I saw caught me off guard. In our basement, there is an old abandoned pipe running along one wall near the floor. I had always figured since it was no longer connected to anything, that this was a leaky or plugged pipe bringing water in from the well house that had been abandoned in place of the now plastic piping doing that duty. Well, this morning, there was water dripping out of that old pipe. Now, I had to go outside to see what was going on. When I opened the well house and removed the insulation, the only thing I could see is water. The entire foundation had filled up with water, completely submerging the well pump. So I was at the home center as soon as they opened, buying a portable sump pump I could connect to a garden hose. It took over an hour to pump out all the water. After it had emptied, I reset the breaker for the pump that had tripped and the pump started right back up again. So why did my well house fill with water? Once the pump came on, I discovered that the fiberglass pressure reserve tank had a pinhole leak in it. I had assumed at first that the sump pump within the well house had failed and that this leak filled up the foundation slowly, so I rigged up my new portable pump with an external float switch and plugged it in. That one did not work either. There was no power to the outlet it was plugged into. I checked all the breakers and they were all on except the one feeding the large room off of the kitchen where I was doing some remodeling. The breaker was labeled “Living Room” on the panel, although this room is clearly not the living room. After verifying all the electrical connections in the room were safely terminated, I turned on that “living room” breaker and the sump pump came to life. Why on earth is the sump pump connected to the same circuit that feeds what the previous owners considered the living room?? I have no idea. That is just one of the joys of older homes I guess. I have also since learned that even without a leak in the newly replaced reserve tank or anywhere else, a heavy rain or melting snow provides enough water to flood the well house when the “rigged-up” portable sump pump fails to turn on. Since this has just recently happened once again, I hope to correct this situation by installing a permanent pump this week before it gets any colder.

As I’m writing this, I see I’ve mentioned a few different things that I need to deal with at some point in the future. This brings me to another phrase heard often. Years ago, I thought I understood what people meant when they said that “with old houses you are never done, because there is always something that needs to be worked on”. Since it seems that no matter where I look at home I see something else that needs attention, it’s clear that back then I had no idea what they meant. But I now I truly understand.

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How My Conditioned Water Turned Me Into a Water Snob

by Diana M Published 1.2.2014

My name is Diana and I’m a water snob. After having water treatment equipment installed in my home and living with the difference the equipment can make, I’ve become accustomed to a certain condition of water.

I expect my home and self to have a clean, fresh appearance. My conditioned water helps me to achieve my expectations. Conditioned water eliminates the hardness minerals that cause unsightly stains and soap scum build up. Build up that can be in the plumbing, on tubs, sinks and faucets, in water using appliances and even on our skin and hair and clothes.

I have no use of harsh cleaning agents in my bathroom, kitchen, laundry and self. I use eco friendly cleaners and much less of them. The cleaners are not fighting the grime in the dishwasher or clothes washer, they are concentrating strictly on the item needing to be cleaned. This leaves my dinnerware and clothing looking new, my home looking fresh and clean; as does my hair and skin. My use of skin lotions and hair conditioners is minimal and I’m pleased at how much longer they last.

Water snobbery includes expectations for the water used in our home that we don’t always see—‘working water’ as it’s known in the industry. I know that the plumbing running through my walls is filled with water flowing freely without internal build up or corrosion. I know that my water using appliances are operating at peak performance.

Illustration of water snobs

These luxuries are now expectations. I expect the water out of my drinking water faucet to be clean, crisp, and refreshing with no unpleasant after (or during) taste. I expect my drinking water to inspire me to drink more water.

I take my water snobbery with me everywhere I go. The town in which I live has 4 car washes. I’m in the snow belt, so there are a lot of dirty cars here in the winter. Just 1 of the car washes uses reverse osmosis water. Reverse osmosis removes almost every dissolved mineral, metal or chemical that might be in a water supply. I wait as long as I must to use this car wash instead of the others. It makes no sense to me to pay to wash my car only to arrive home and see it covered in spots.

I pre-judge a restaurant and its food simply by looking at the table. If the dinnerware is clean and spot-free, I expect an enjoyable meal. I imagine that my soup will not be tainted with unwanted flavors from the water and I will not have the need to polish my fork under the table to remove unsightly spots. Based solely on the sparkle of the tableware, I feel the establishment is clean and I can relax.

I also know that when the check for the meal arrives, I won’t be paying inflated prices that cover the costs of inefficiently operated appliances within the restaurant. Water heaters and dishwashers use much more energy when their operating components are coated with hardness minerals. The dishwashers will also use much more detergents and the establishment operators will probably select detergents with harsher cleaning additives to work against the hard water and perform their intended job.

Detergents that can end up back in the water supply perpetuating the water problem, but we can discuss the life cycle of water another time.

I’m not alone as a water snob. This is a common fate of folks in the water treatment industry. A coworker and I were discussing a work-related trip she had been on. One look into her Hard Water Hotel bathroom told her volumes about her next morning.

From the stains in the bathroom, she knew that her morning beverage was not going to be the flavor she expected, it would be tainted by whatever stained the bathroom. She knew she could possibly be in for a bad hair day from the lingering minerals in her hair and that little bottle of shampoo was definitely not going to get her far. Her skin would probably feel tight, dry and itchy. What ended up surprising her was spotting on her pedicure and the amount of time required to buff her freshly painted digits of the hardness.

Are you a water snob? Do you share any of the characteristics of a water snob? Or do you have water heater elements that burn out before their expected time? Do you use a lot of ‘elbow grease’ cleaning the shower? It’s not just about seeing spots, although the aesthetics are huge. It’s also about efficiency with time, energy and environment. I would encourage everyone to be a water snob.

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Steve Schimoler: Cooking with Kinetico Water—Mulled Tea & Cider Recipe

by Guest Bloggers Published 12.6.2013

Based on Steve’s passion for cooking, innovation and creating the best flavor in his recipes, he realizes that no ingredient is to be overlooked, including water. In 2012, Steve teamed with Kinetico to prove the notion that purified water is core to creating great-tasting dishes in his restaurant and in the home. Read more about culinary expert Steve Schimoler.

I love the smell of mulled tea and cider cooking on the stove. It makes the whole house smell wonderful. For this recipe, you’ll need fresh oranges, cinnamon sticks…and a few spices. Plus, be sure to use reverse osmosis water to achieve the best taste possible. Enjoy!

Mulled Tea and Cider

Ingredients:

Kinetico Reverse Osmosis Water 1 qt.
Earl Grey Tea 6 bags
Apple Cider 1 cup, diced
Fresh Oranges 1 orange, sliced
Clove 5 pieces
Cardamom 5 pieces
Fresh Ginger Root 2 TBSP
Cinnamon Sticks 3 sticks

Preparation:

  • Add the water and cider to a sauce pot with the tea bags and bring to a boil.
  • Add all the other ingredients and boil for 1 minute.
  • Reduce flame to a low and simmer for 15–20 minutes.
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer and serve.

Steve Schimoler: Cooking with Kinetico Water—Corn Bread Stuffing Recipe

by Guest Bloggers Published 11.22.2013

Based on Steve’s passion for cooking, innovation and creating the best flavor in his recipes, he realizes that no ingredient is to be overlooked, including water. In 2012, Steve teamed with Kinetico to prove the notion that purified water is core to creating great-tasting dishes in his restaurant and in the home. Read more about culinary expert Steve Schimoler.

Stuffing is loved by everyone in my family—even if each of us believes we have the best recipe. My favorite is this corn bread stuffing. I even use it on sandwiches at the restaurant. Make a batch for your guests and be prepared for rave reviews.

Corn Bread Stuffing

Ingredients:

Corn Bread 2 qts, 1" cubes
Unsalted Butter 4 TBSP
Celery 1 cup, diced
Onions 1.5 cups, diced
Carrots 1 cup, diced
Kinetico Reverse Osmosis Water 3 cups
Honey 2 oz.
Fresh Sage 1 TBSP, minced
Fresh Rosemary 1 TBSP

Preparation:

  • Make the corn bread per your recipe, let dry overnight and cube into 1 inch by 1 inch cubes.
  • Dice all the vegetables and sauté in a large sauté pan till they just start to brown on the edges.
  • Add the 3 cups of RO Water.
  • Season with Salt and pepper and add the sage and rosemary, simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable mixture to the corn bread and add the honey and gently fold till just mixed.
  • Place in ovenproof casserole dish and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Can Soft Water Relieve Eczema Symptoms?

by Brian L Published 11.21.2013

This past summer my cousin Cindy and her two young daughters visited us from southern Florida. One of the things we talked about was her daughter Sissy’s eczema. The itching at times is almost unbearable especially in the heat of the Florida summer. And to top it all off, some children are starting to pick on her about the appearance of her skin. I remembered reading recently about a study done by Kinetico and “talkeczema”, one of the UK’s largest eczema support groups. Some members of "talkeczema" received a Kinetico water softener for a three month trial. At the end of the study, a substantial majority of the participants reported less itching and reduced severity of their eczema. Since she mentioned that she was considering an extreme move to Alaska for relief from the eczema, I suggested to Cindy that it might be worth it to give a water softener a try. I know from my own travels to Florida that the water there has seemed quite hard, so I was sure there was room for some improvement in that area. I had no idea how dramatic the changes would be.

Cindy sums it up better than I ever could, "I cannot believe the change in Sissy's skin. About a week after installing the softener I stopped using [the antihistamine], a couple weeks later I stopped the steroid cream. Today her skin is absolutely beautiful. There are some spots still healing, but she no longer scratches." When Cindy had some problems with the installation and was told that there might be a lot of work involved in getting the system to work correctly in her older home, she had this to say, "The thought of not having the soft water was devastating to me as it would be like washing Sissy in battery acid." Fortunately, the installation issues were resolved without having to revert back to hard water.

Sissy's eczema before soft water

Sissy's knees and hands before…

Sissy's eczema after soft water

…and after

So there you have it. I’m no water expert, nor am I a doctor. All I know is the water softener helped to relieve my young cousin’s skin condition. I get the feeling that there is no way Cindy would ever choose to live in a house without soft water again. She had this to say, "I am extremely happy with the Kinetico product. Take a look at the attached pictures, the improvement in her skin is unbelievable. She is much more comfortable as well. The more the word gets out there about water softeners and eczema the more children and adults can be helped."

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Steve Schimoler: Cooking with Kinetico Water—Cranberry Compote Recipe

by Guest Bloggers Published 11.18.2013

Based on Steve’s passion for cooking, innovation and creating the best flavor in his recipes, he realizes that no ingredient is to be overlooked, including water. In 2012, Steve teamed with Kinetico to prove the notion that purified water is core to creating great-tasting dishes in his restaurant and in the home. Read more about culinary expert Steve Schimoler.

I’ve experimented over the years with how to make the best cranberry side dish, and I finally found it. I love this cranberry compote—and the best part is, you can make it days in advance!

Cranberry Compote

Ingredients:

Sugar 1 cup
Fresh or Frozen Cranberries 1 lb.
RO Water 1 qt
Vegetable Oil 1 TBSP
Minced Onion 3 TBSP
Orange Zest 2 oranges
Orange Juice 2 oranges
Fresh Rosemary 1 TBSP, minced
Pepper pinch
Salt ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • In a large sauté pan or sauce pot, add the oil and onions and sauté for 2 minutes till tender.
  • Add the sugar and cook while stirring for about 3 minutes until the sugar just starts to turn golden brown.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20–30 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken. Remove and place in clean container and refrigerate at least 4–5 hours before use.

Steve Schimoler: Cooking with Kinetico Water—Holiday Gravy Recipe

by Guest Bloggers Published 11.11.2013

Based on Steve’s passion for cooking, innovation and creating the best flavor in his recipes, he realizes that no ingredient is to be overlooked, including water. In 2012, Steve teamed with Kinetico to prove the notion that purified water is core to creating great-tasting dishes in his restaurant and in the home. Read more about culinary expert Steve Schimoler.

Making your own gravy seems time-consuming, but it’s worth the effort because it makes all the difference in your holiday meal. The only debate you might face is how thick…or thin to make it. But if you’re doing the cooking, it’s your call.

Holiday Gravy

Ingredients:

Chicken Stock 2 quarts
Unsalted Butter 2 TBSP
Shallots or Onion 2 TBSP, minced
Dijon Mustard 1 TBSP
Corn Starch 3 TBSP
Kinetico Reverse Osmosis Water 4 TBSP

Preparation:

  • Sauté the shallots with the butter for 2 minutes while stirring.
  • Add the Chicken stock and Dijon Mustard and bring to a boil.
  • Blend the corn starch and RO water till milky and smooth.
  • Whisk in the starch and reduce heat to simmer and wisk continually till it starts to thicken
  • Add the tarragon and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately or store refrigerated for 2–3 days.

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