I’m starting to wrap up slow-cooker season so I decided I needed to get the rest of the recipes posted.
Someone, who shall remain nameless, is contemplating getting the grills out.
Soon, I hope.
In the meantime he’s been wrestling with rocks / boulders in … Continue reading.....
One of the comments I have occasionally seen about using a slow cooker is that the flavors tend to dissipate with the long, slow cooking time.
On reading those comments my thoughts were: Use more / stronger flavors!
So that’s what I’ve been doing.
This … Continue reading.....
I was meandering around the internet, looking for inspiration, and ran across a recipe for Thai Pork.
It sounded interesting, except for the bird’s-eye (very hot) peppers…. and the fact that it was made in an Instant Pot.
I don’t have an Instant Pot.
I’m … 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.....
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 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.....