Instant Pot Venison Chili

On my travels this week I’ve come to Northern England where I’m discovering the delights of locally sourced venison meat from Yorkshire. In my home landscape of hills and dales, there is a lot to be celebrated.

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Instant Pot Coq Au Vin a la Julia Child

Four and a half years ago we published our inaugural blog recipe and adaptation of Julia Child’s Coq Au Vin, which remains our most successful to date. Since then we’ve gathered quite a following and created a community around our desire to simplify cooking for the home cook.  Continue reading

Texas Brisket “Slow Cooked Chili”

“Can one imagine Mediterranean food without tomatoes?” Jane Grigson asks in her p1010226
Vegetable book, 1978. Add to that chilis and I declare two of the most used ingredients in my kitchen. Continue reading

Smoky BBQ Pulled Pork

If you’ve been following us recently then you’re familiar with the close of our successful IMG_4831Kickstarter campaign. It has propelled us forward as we busy ourselves with rewards for our backers and a new wave of large orders for Slow Cooker Spice Blends.
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So Simple Greek Chicken & Giveaway

Fun and unexpected – a summary of last weekend’s camping at Devil’s Lake, WI. The IMG_20150718_170707750unexpected came in the form of Saturday night dinner of spear fished bass straight from the lake. We also hadn’t bargained for Timber Rattlesnake sightings either. The boys filleted the fish while sitting at a picnic table in the lake, a far cry from the daily grind back in Chicago. Continue reading