Tidbit of the day:
Using cold tap water is safer than using hot tap water for cooking. This lies in the fact that hot tap water may have been (and most likely was) sitting in your water heater for some time, allowing it to obtain more impurities and increased lead amounts. The difference in the amount of time the hot water vs. cold water would take to boil is minimal, so it is best to use cold water whenever possible. If you have a filter on your faucet, this is not as large of a concern since filters are built to, well, filter impurities including lead. However, filtering hot water will most likely decrease the life of your filter because of the extra strain.
So remember, the few extra minutes it takes for cold water to boil is worth it!!
Quote of the day:
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson–
Yet another short, sweet and deep quote from our fellow veg Ralph Waldo Emerson!!!