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Slow Cooker Poached Pears

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September 22, 2019

Not so much a recipe as a general idea. I will post a recipe at a later date, when I have finished experimenting.

I had long believed that pears needed to be ripening before you can do anything with them. In fact I just checked a few websites that indicated that to cook pears, they should be ripe.

But I came across a recipe by Delia Smith which indicated that unripened pears could be poached.
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Pear Harvest

This is the latest harvest from the pear tree in my garden.

I already have a dozen pears in the fridge, to facilitate ripening (they will be coming out in a day or two, and going into a paper bag).

This batch is the pick of the large un-fallen fruit, plus...

Instant Pot Adventure #2 – Pressure Cooked Chicken

My first use of the Instant Pot as a pressure cooker would be to cook a whole chicken.

Instant Pot Adventure #1 – Beef Stew

I've cooked many beef stews, so this is nothing new.

But it is my first one in my Instant Pot.

Pasta Evangelists – Delivery

So my delivery from Pasta Evangelists arrived today. Pictures follow.

My first reaction was "where are the cooking instructions?" But each meal is colour coded with a dot, and in the enclosed booklet, full details are given - a lengthy description, ingredients and cooking instructions.

Pasta Evangelists

I originally set up this blog to encourage me to cook more from scratch. I still like to do so, but there are other times when you just want a plate of delicious food delivered to you.

Pasta Evangelists sell "artisan" pasta online, delivered to your door. It is a bit pricey, at...

The header for a recipe in mobile mode

Improved Recipe Layouts Are Here

Two years ago, I added a recipe module to the food adventure website.

I did this partly to kickstart me into posting some useful content on there, as my tendency to post to social media instead has seen the site withering on the vine.

But the main reason was to make a...