November 17, 2013

It’s that time of the year…


Its that time of the year... kitchen kit  My name is Roz but lots call me Rosie.  Welcome to Rosies Home Kitchen.  I moved from the UK to France in 2005, gave up my business and with my husband, Paul, and two sons converted a small cottage in rural Brittany to our home   Half Acre Farm.  It was here after years of ready meals and take aways in the UK I realised that I could cook. Paul also learned he could grow vegetables and plant fruit trees; we also keep our own poultry for meat and eggs. Shortly after finishing the work on our house we was featured in a magazine called Breton and since then Ive been featured in a few magazines for my food.  My two sons now have their own families but live near by and Im now the proud grandmother of two little boys. Both of my daughter in laws are both great cooks.  My cooking is home cooking, but often with a French twist, my videos are not there to impress but inspire, So many people say that they cant cook, but we all can, you just got to give it a go.It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Apparently, for me, it’s time to think about my winter food.

In the winter its not about light, attractive food, its the time for hearty hot meals that leave you feeling warm inside.

Even on the coldest winter evening you can have real pleasure from eating for the season.

My Breville slow cooker is a great piece of kit, cheap cuts of meat bought when on promotion in the summer months and frozen, root veg from my own garden, put the lot in the slow cooker, add stock, then cook overnight on a low heat.

A joint of Beef brisket (belly) bought for the just a couple of Euro’s will provide a steaming plate of stew for four with enough left over to make a soup.

They are easy to find and cheaper than you might think – here’s where I got mine… Breville Slow Cooker

But the slow cooker does so much more than make stews; they have a variety of uses.

This time of year it may be my most important kitchen gadget.

Maybe winter’s not that bad.

Rosie

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