Winter has arrived which means it’s time to start using the slow cooker regularly.
For me, the main appeal of the slow cooker, aside from tender meat, is tossing all the food in with no prep.
I would probably love a Thermomix (but not for 1200.00 euro)…..
For now I am very happy with the results from my little slow cooker even without the suggested browning and pre-cooking.
Chicken with Tomatoes and Capers, Slow Cooker
Total time: 5 hours
- 4 chicken thighs, skinless
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 1 rib celery, chopped
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 1 tbs capers
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp lemon pepper salt
- 1 tsp marjoram
- 1 cup (8oz, 240gr) tomatoes, peeled, chopped
- Put onion and celery in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Lay chicken on top.
- Sprinkle capers, paprika, marjoram and lemon juice over chicken.
- Top with tomatoes.
- Cover and cook on low for 4 1/2 – 5 hours.
- When ready, remove to a platter and serve.
Last week when I was playing tourist we visited one of our local wineries.
Chateau Monbazillac is near Bergerac. One can tour the chateau, taste wines and enjoy the views overlooking the city. One of our favorites is a sweet wine that is lovely with foie gras…. In case you’re wondering.
We’ve been in the chateau several times and each time there is something new – more furniture, more art, etc.
But this time I saw something that totally baffled me:
I have no idea if it’s a sculpture or a toy.
It looks like a skull attached to 2 twisted human lower legs with a hand at the end.
It has antlers and tiny hands (no comments, please…) below the head and a string in the foot-hand (hand-foot?) attached to balloons.
On one side is the usual sign saying ‘Do not touch’.
On the other sign it says ‘Le Sergon’..
I have not been able to find anything, in French or English, to give me a clue as to what ‘Le Sergon’ is or means.
It looks like it should be a mythical creature or something from a fairy tale (or monster tale).
I remain clueless.
And it’s so ugly…..
And why is it on a rug?