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of cooking from scratch with locally sourced
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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sous Vide Eggs

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November 24, 2014
Sous Vide Eggs

For my tea tonight: 2 sous vide eggs, on lightly seasoned fried egg noodles.

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Codlo is here

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November 21, 2014
Codlo is here

My Codlo device arrived on Wednesday. This is a gadget that turns a rice cooker or slow cooker into a Sous Vide bath. The Codlo plugs into the wall, and the cooker is plugged into the Codlo. Setting the cooker to its "High" setting means that it is always on, and so the cooking...
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Ribs

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November 15, 2014

I used to say that I couldn't be bothered with ribs, stupid fiddly bits of bone with not enough meat on them. Then I was introduced to the beef short-rib; first in Barbecoa, in London, and later in my own home.

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3 in 1 Slow Cooker

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November 3, 2014
3 in 1 Slow Cooker

About a year ago, I upgraded my single-person slow cooker to a 6.5L beastie. I've never regretted it, and have been getting good use out of it. Rather than have my little slow cooker on the go almost every day through winter, I can do a big stew, and then refrigerate or freeze portions,...
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Butcher Recommendations

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November 3, 2014

Over on the British BBQ Society Forums, they have been compiling a list of BBQ-friendly butchers; which has since been converted into a Google Maps listing.

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Economy or Marketing?

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November 2, 2014
Economy or Marketing?

Most of the supermarkets have an economy brand. For Tesco, it's "Everyday Value"; for ASDA, "Smart Price"; for Sainsbury, it's their "Basics" range.

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Pellet Costs

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November 2, 2014
Pellet Costs

The grill that I use mainly is a Traeger Lil Tex Pellet Grill. It uses wood pellets as both a fuel and smoke source. The pellets are similar to those used for biofuel boilers, but need to be made from clean wood, with no bark or sweepings, and manufactured using food-grade (i.e. vegetable) lubricants,...
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