The addition of peanut butter gives this dish a bit of Thai flavor.
One could also add hot peppers if one was so inclined. I believe those should be added near the end of the cooking time to retain the best flavor.
Contrary to the … Continue reading.....
I was looking for slow cooker recipes online the other day.
I came across a site that said not to use wine in the slow cooker as it doesn’t ‘cook-off’ like it would in a skillet or Dutch oven.
The article stated that the … Continue reading.....
I continue to cook pork in my slow cooker with no prep.
It continues to be fantastic.
Why would I change?
Mon mari (aka: the dishwasher) is pleased that I don’t use any extra skillets.
I’m pleased not to use any extra time.
The only … Continue reading.....
I’ve mentioned in the past that we get very good sauerkraut here.
It could have something to do with ‘Choucroute garnie’ being a rather famous Alsatian dish. For those not familiar with the dish it’s sauerkraut, sausages, ham, pork, and bacon piled high on a … Continue reading.....
I love my small slow cooker.
I can cook 2 pork chops or 4 chicken thighs easily for the two of us with very little work.
I admit I do it the easy way… I don’t brown anything. I just put it all in, cover … Continue reading.....
I was initially skeptical of doing potatoes and winter squashes in the slow cooker.
I was concerned that either the meat would not be as tender as I wanted or the vegetables would be mush.
I now know…. size matters.
For this stew I cut … Continue reading.....
I think our internet is working properly.
I’ve spent hours on the phone explaining the problem (it slows to a crawl every evening).
After suggesting it was my desk lamp, and having me jump through a bazillion hoops they declared themselves ‘puzzled’.
A technician … Continue reading.....
When we lived in the U.S. the ‘Prepared Horseradish’ I bought was strong enough to clear one’s sinuses at 20 paces.
I loved it but used it cautiously.
Here in France the horseradish is mild enough that even I, with the wimpy palate, can eat … Continue reading.....
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 … Continue reading.....