Just had a wonderful meat delivery from Donald Russell. I was a little concerned, as it had been delayed a day by DHL, but Russells assured me that their frozen shipping packaging is good for 48 hours. Indeed, when it arrived, it was still frozen.
The Ninja Foodi is a combined pressure cooker, slow cooker and air fryer. It manages this by having two lids. The Air Fryer lid is permanently attached, hinged at one side, and containing a powerful heating element and fan. With that raised out of the way, you can use the Pressure Cooker lid, which locks on to the cooker.
I’ve just replaced my Ninja Air Fryer with a Ninja Foodi – more on that, later. It was a sensible move, in that it combined the functions of at least 3 large counter top devices – Air Fryer, Instant Pot and Slow Cooker – into one. My old Air Fryer and trusty Morphy Richards Sear & Stew slow cooker are going into storage, freeing up much needed space in my kitchen. My Instant Pot has been donated to some very grateful neighbours, who are going to make good use of it.
Just had my first ripe tomato from this year’s plants.
Seven years ago, I bought a ProQ Cold Smoking Kit, which consisted of a ProQ Cold Smoke Generator – a square metal mesh maze, which you load with wood dust and slowly burns from the outside to the centre – and a smoking chamber.
That smoking chamber, surprisingly, was made of cardboard. The new one is galvanised steel.
Food Adventure has a new WordPress theme. For a long time we were on the Magazine Premium theme, until it broke the features I was trying to use. I then reverted to the free Magazine Basic theme, which I was happy with, until I realised it was not displaying comments. […]
As mentioned on my Facebook page a few days ago, high winds knocked over my tomato plants. Quite a few branches broken, but non of the main stems. I stood them up again and did a quick tidy the day after, which yielded me a small bag of green tomatoes […]
It’s been a few years since I last grew tomatoes, and I’d forgotten many of the little things I had learned. Mainly on how to remove suckers before they became major fruit-bearing parts of the plant, and how to keep the plant neat. As a result, my tomatoes have been […]
Gadget Man strikes again!. To be fair to myself, for someone who likes to cook, I’ve managed a long time without a food processor.
I was actually looking at this very bundle a couple of months back, and had mentally bookmarked it as something to consider for the Black Friday deals. But today, Amazon told me it was in their one-day deal – reduced by 25% – and I had 4.5 hours to decide. Didn’t take me nearly that long.
I thought it would be interesting to document the various stages my back garden has been in, both good and bad.
(Note: despite the title, this post is somewhat long!)