Herb Crusted Dijon Pork with Prunes

The Zen lab is busier than usual as we prepare a new series of 5 minute prep recipes for all of our spice blends. Continue reading

Soupe Au Pistou

Now that we’ve moved back across the pond, I’m in search of a replacement for my Chicago community garden. I miss picking-my-own from my pint sized bed. In the meantime, with an abundance of fresh, locally grown English produce, I picked up some peas – in their crunchy, edible shells – for this great French summer soup.
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Summer Coq Au Riesling

In my first post since migrating back across the pond to Oxford, England I’m happy to report that I took delivery of my UK compliant Instant Pot and slow cooker this week. It has become an even more attractive cooking method because our temporary kitchen is compact and bijou.

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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

Slow Cooker Chicken Provençal for Two

Happy, dazed and “in a fog” is how I felt when I brought my first newborn, Lily, home fromP1000180
the hospital. I was pretty much useless in any other capacity than as a new mum and despite an enormous appetite I had little enthusiasm for cooking. Continue reading