Whoever invented the slow cooker deserves a medal in my opinion! I love that you can just throw all your ingredients into the pot, switch it on, let the magic happen and a few hours later you get a tasty dish. It also helps that there is minimal washing up…always a winner in my book!
My go to snack is normally a handful of nuts. Any type of nut will do. In fact if you look in my fridge I have a shelf dedicated to nuts, I’ve containers of raw almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, macadamia and seeds too! If you look inside any of my handbags you’ll probably discover some nuts in a wee ziploc bag. Sometimes though I need to add some flavours to the nuts to liven them up a wee bit.
I’ve finally had to admit Summer is over and Autumn is here as I have had to put on my central heating. Every year I try to wait as long as I can in the hope that if I don’t put the heating on we will suddenly get a few more days of glorious warm sunshine.
I do love Autumn though, especially the cold crisp mornings and seeing the different colours as the leaves change. I also love cooking comforting food at this time of year, soups, stews and casseroles. I do still have salads but tend to do warm salads with grilled vegetables and lentils. This sausage and pepper dish is perfect for a cold evening.
I know it has been so long since I have posted a recipe that you may have thought I’d given up the blog. Fear not, I was just taking a wee break as my Dad came over to visit me for a few weeks and as I only see him once a year we had lots of catching up to do. However, I did get a chance to have him test a few recipes I’ve been developing and I’m pleased to say all were successful, so keep a look out for the new recipes coming soon!