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The Pumpkin risotto

This is definitely the pumpkin season so today I’m going to write a post amount one of my favorite autumn/ winter dishes. Ideal for an easy and light Halloween lunch!  This is a recipe that is originally from the north … Continue reading

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A few interesting questions about canning

I have been doing some canning lately. So, I wanted to share some interesting questions (and answers) you can encounter when canning. How safe is it to eat canned food that was frozen and then thawed? Freezing should not harm … Continue reading

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How to prepare your jars and lids for canning

When preserving fruits and vegetables it’s important to use clean and sterile equipment. In this post I’m going to talk about canning jar preparation. Basically, when deciding whether you need to sterilize the jars or not depeds upon the processing … Continue reading

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Grilling with a gas grill

With the approaching of spring and summer grilling becomes a cooking option again. Yesterday I took my Q 100 Weber portable gas grill out and made a tasty and delicious lunch (grilled chicken and grilled vegetables). The Weber Q 100 … Continue reading

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Staub vs. Le Creuset ? Which one to choose?

Staub and LeCreuset are both famous manufacturers of Dutch ovens. What is exactly the difference between them?  Read here. The weight: Le Creuset is lighter than Staub and therefore easier to maneuver. Le Creuset has a slightly thinner construction which … Continue reading

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How to choose the right pressure cooker?

Today you can find various pressure cooker brands on the market and sometimes the difference between them is just in one single detail. Some details can  really make the difference! So, what are the factors you should consider when buying a pressure cooker? … Continue reading

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Pressure cooker cheese cake recipe

This is a really simple and fast recipe you can making using your pressure cooker. I make mine using a 7-inch springform pan and my 7-quart pressure cooker (you can use 6-quart or larger pressure cookers).   First of all you … Continue reading

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Do you need to soak the beans before pressure cooking them?

My main motive for buying a pressure cooker was shortening the cooking times of vegetables and meats. One of my favorite ingredients in the kitchen are beans. If you didn’t know it, beans are one of the best foods you can … Continue reading

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What factors you should consider when canning

Now that the Christmas season has ended I start to think about spring and all the tasty fruits and vegetables that the warmer season brings. This is the time of the year that I begin to think about canning. Whether you are … Continue reading

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More about caring for your Dutch oven

A few days ago I wrote a post on how to clean your Dutch oven.  In this post you will find some further tips on how to properly care for your enamel cast iron Dutch oven. In the past cast … Continue reading

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