After I got my first slow cooker I started googling recipes (of course).
I saw lots of recipes for delectable-looking lamb shanks.
On the cooking channel Jamie Oliver was making ‘tender, fall apart lamb shanks’.
I wanted lamb shanks….. Not that I had ever eaten … Continue reading.....
Calling these lamb steaks is really not correct. They are slices from the bigger end of a leg of lamb, with the small leg bone in.
The French call them ‘leg cutlets’ or ‘leg slices’, neither term being one I really want to use.
I … Continue reading.....
It’s like not looking at an accident. I don’t want to but I look anyway.
After discovering that the bright pundits of the day decry using wine in the slow cooker one would have thought I’d learned my lesson.
One would be wrong.
I googled … Continue reading.....
Slow-cooking lamb in wine is typical all over France.
But this is not a slow cooker recipe…. This is a stove-top recipe.
One has to shake things up a bit from time to time.
This uses red wine, similar to the version made in Avignon. … Continue reading.....
We had a venison roast over the holidays, which, of course, resulted in venison leftovers.
When we have leftovers I make risotto.
Most risottos use white wine but when I have venison or lamb I like to use red,
This would also be great with … 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.....
My potager is closed for the winter.
I managed to keep it productive for much longer than usual this year.
Strangely, I’ve been picking enough green beans every day for the last month to feed the village – more than I picked at the height … Continue reading.....
That lovely Venison Roast that I did in the slow cooker resulted in some lovely venison leftovers.
There were also leftover mushrooms and carrots.
A risotto seemed to be the logical solution…. a hearty, red wine risotto.
I tossed in a little fresh spinach at … Continue reading.....
Soup season is over, mon mari prefers not to eat pasta (notice how nicely I phrase that) so I officially declare it ‘Risotto Season’.
If I had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my live it would be a toss-up between … Continue reading.....
Even though we’re no longer in the suit and briefcase trenches I still like easy mid-week dinners.
I’m happy to spend a few hours in the kitchen on the weekends making something a bit more complicated, but, unless it’s hands-off, in the oven, cooking on … Continue reading.....