Friday, 12 February 2016

Limits, what limits?


Food on Friday: Slow Cooker


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 I have recently started using my Slow Cooker again so I thought it would be fun to scour our archives for dishes that are cooked using the slow cooker – or as I used to call it - crockpot.

To add your dishes, just put the name of the dish together with your blog name/name into the first Mr Linky box you will find below.  Then paste the url for your post about it into the second box.

I'll be pinning the dishes to this Pinboard which also has the more than 60 links from the earlier collection in 2012 – now almost 4 years ago. 

Slow and easy – that's the way!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

I guess I'm still learning ...


Need Some Inspiration? Try Valentine's Day Food!

Frozen Chocolate Mousse Hearts

Food on Friday:  Valentine's Day Food was a festival of romance.  I have chosen a few dishes to inspire you today.  If you would like to check all the dishes out at a glance,  just head on over to this Pinboard

Thanks to My Kitchen Stories for Frozen Chocolate Mousse Hearts – how delightful!


And who could resist this Heartbeet Soup – way to go Alecia of Vegetarian & Cooking



MJ of MJ's Kitchen brought us Chocolate Pot with a Hint of Coffee – simply spectacular!


I just loved the idea and look of these Spicy Valentine Cauliflower Hearts by Jo and Sue – so creative!


Willow of Will Cook For Friends brought over some decadent Raspberry Swirl Marshmallows



The last inspiring dish of the day is Red Velvet Cheese Ball by Carlee of Cooking with Carlee

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Slow Fires by Justin Smillie



As you know I'm not big on most cookbooks.  But Slow Fires by Justin Smillie is certainly worth getting out of the library.  Its point of difference is that it deals in real detail with the techniques of braising, roasting and grilling.

Not only that, but it also has lots of recipes which involve those techniques together with interesting side dishes.

Some of the recipes I have kept include his Pork Shanks with Late-Season Tomatoes and Polenta, Olive-Oil Preserved Tuna Belly, Foil Roasted Beets and Carrots and Olive Oil Marinated Blue Cheese. I'll be trying these as soon as I can work up the energy.