No pressure cooking with the Kuhn Rikon Duromatic
No pressure cooking with the Kuhn Rikon Duromatic
Malcolm Harradine

Winter Has Arrived!

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November heralds the start of the frosty mornings and the thought that Christmas is just around the corner! What? Already???!!

At this time of year we naturally start to eat differently,only glancing at the salads and looking towards a bit of comfort food.

Our slow cooker is already out as a permanent fixture and I love the waft of a rich Beef and Red Wine Casserole or a Coq Au Vin bubbling away when I walk into the house. A bit of creamy mash and a bowl full of fresh veg and I am sorted.

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There is no better (and low cal) way to warm up than a good old fashioned bowl of soup. A dollop of fat free creme fraiche on the top or mixed in and you have a healthy lunch in no time at all. Remember you can make a batch and freeze it in bags ready for another day. Great for taking to work and warming up in the microwave when you are ready. My favourite is cream of mushroom with a sprinkle of basil on the top but I have a selection of Soup Recipes you might want to try. Even quicker if you have a machine for the purpose which takes all the effort out of it and a meal in minutes.

Eat well as you will need all the energy for all the Christmas shopping you are about to start!

Mal's Tried and Tested - road testing must- have kitchen products

I am often asked to test products before they even get to market, so off I go into my "lab" to start the testing process. My top 3 considerations are does the product work, would it be used on a regular basis and not just consigned to the back of the cupboard and does it look good? If it gets 3 ticks, then it will appear on what will become a list of my personal "tried and tested" products.

I hope that when you read on and are armed with all the facts, that this helps you to make a considered purchase.

More products are being road tested and added to the website as we speak so before you buy, have a read at my reviews - remember they only get on here if I really rate them! Click onto my Tried and Tested pages for more details which include halogen ovens, pizza ovens, ice cream makers, cone and wafer makers, bake-ware, blenders, cookware, oven-to-tableware, the wonders of silicone, safety products, clever fridge storage and the amazing Anyway Spray for your trigger bottles.

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