How to Make Easy Truffle Mushroom Risotto

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Truffle mushroom risotto starring porcini mushrooms ticks all the boxes. Easy to make with affordable, gourmet ingredients like dried porcini & truffle oil. A visit to the magnificent, Modena market in the Emiglio Romagna region, maybe the greatest of Italy’s food bowls, was the inspiration for this simple dish. There we saw the best array of fresh, porcini mushrooms you could possibly hope to find. Large and attractive to the eye, as well as being meaty, earthy, and with an … Read More

Easy Red Wine and Herb Casserole in the Slow Cooker

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For the busy cook, there is nothing better than a slow cooker when approaching the cooler times of the year. And cooking with red wine? It’s easier than you think and this recipe of red wine and herb casserole in the slow cooker is the perfect way to find out! A very popular ingredient in our household when it comes to cooking richly-flavored casseroles, is a bottle of Tasmanian Pinot Noir. Between the Pinot Noir and the slow cooker you … Read More

Coq au Vin in the Slow Cooker: How to Make it Perfectly

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Coq au Vin. This French classic is surprisingly easy to make. Our recipe explains how to perfectly make the French classic dish Coq au Vin in the slow cooker. This recipe, designed for busy people, is just as good as slow cooking Coq au Vin on the stove top. We also pose the question as to whether French cuisine is the world’s most famous? When you look at a list of French classic dishes it is hard to argue against … Read More

You Need to Know How to Make Stir Fried Vegetables

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Don’t underestimate how important it is to master stir fried vegetables. It is a dish that will keep rewarding you well into the future and is such a simple and quick method of cooking, it will pay for itself in spades! Stir fried vegetables make a great side dish or can star as the main event themselves. It delivers crunchy, slightly “al dente” vegetables which are full of flavor and without losing all the goodness of the veggies from being … Read More

This Tom Yum Soup Will Make You Believe You’re In Thailand

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For many people tasting Thai food for the first time, there is a strong chance it will be Tom Yum soup. Often called Hot and Sour soup as well, it is traditionally made with shrimp (prawns). Our recipe today is quick and simple. Only 15 minutes’ preparation time, including making the all-important stock and a further 5 minutes of cooking. No need to go for Thai carry-out, make your own Tom Yum Soup and impress your family and friends. Welcome … Read More

Chicken Stock – Homemade Chicken Broth

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Looking for a reliable chicken stock recipe? This recipe contains the vegetable and herb ingredients that most households have on hand, so why not cook your own stock or broth? We love having freshly made stock on hand, as it gives you a great deal of flexibility when it comes to cooking. Risottos, soups and sauces all become a lot easier when you don’t have to worry about the stock. Yes I know you can use stock or bouillon cubes, … Read More