Cook’s Illustrated Oven Homefries

I saw this recipe on one of my favourite cooking blogs, Kitchen Simplicity.  They mentioned that they’d found the recipe from Cook’s Illustrated, which always has interesting explanations of why to use a certain technique, so I checked out the original recipe. True to form, I was mystified by Cook’s Illustrated’s inclusion of  baking soda… Continue reading Cook’s Illustrated Oven Homefries

Clean-Out-The-Fridge Slow-Cooker Coconut Curry

This type of slow-cooker curry is one I often make to use up sad-looking vegetables in my fridge.  I also had this odd coconut product – It was in a vacuum plastic bag, and was pretty much solid – quite solid actually – like butter in the fridge.  I normally use a can of coconut… Continue reading Clean-Out-The-Fridge Slow-Cooker Coconut Curry

Marinated Roast Chick Peas with Vegetables

This is a side dish to go with our leftover samosas.  It’s really more of an idea than a recipe, I often do roasted vegetables this way. The vegetables can sit overnight in the fridge with the marinade or for however long you have time for before dinner. Marinated Roast Chick Peas with Vegetables 2… Continue reading Marinated Roast Chick Peas with Vegetables

Slow Cooker Cider-braised Pork Shoulder, with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower

I came up with this dish to use up the last of the cider leftover from our apple butter making.  I’ve also been eating and making a lot of spicy food lately,  and wanted something simpler and more fall-like.  Apple and pork seemed perfect. I usually brown everything before putting it in the slow cooker… Continue reading Slow Cooker Cider-braised Pork Shoulder, with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower