Chicken Thighs in Red Wine, Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

I do have a proper recipe for Slow Cooker Coq au Vin but this is an easy version. I am seriously getting into easy cooking lately. I actually bought ready-made puff pastry nibbles for our first course last weekend. I was in the frozen food store picking up scallops for our New Year’s Eve dinner … Continue reading…

Lamb Shanks in Red Wine, Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks

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 or even seen a lamb shank, but I wanted them. … Continue reading…

Lamb Steaks in Red Wine; new sacs

Lamb Steaks in Red Wine

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 just wanted the Food Police to know that I know … Continue reading…

Venison in Red Wine, Slow Cooker; more Gaudi

Venison in Red Wine, Slow Cooker

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 recipes for venison in the slow cooker. In my defense, my … Continue reading…

Braised Lamb in Red Wine; help needed, please

Braised Lamb in Red Wine

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. The original recipe calls for the lamb to be  slowly … Continue reading…

Venison, Carrot, Red Wine Risotto; winter

Venison Risotto

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 leftover beef roast – or even ground beef cooked with … Continue reading…

Slow Cooker Pork in Red Wine

Slow Cooker Pork in Red Wine

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. Oops……. The article stated that the wine would impart an ‘unpleasant alcohol’ taste to the food. … Continue reading…