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.