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Winter warmers - soup in the Kotlich

winter warmers kotlich soupsIt may not be snowing with you but winter warmers such as soups and stews are on the menu in our house and outside in the Kotlich. 

Cold weather should not put off a Kotlich cook. Root vegetables, kales and the celery family make mouth wateringly delicious soups and if you have a Kotlich you can work in the garden and your winter warmer will just bubble away until you are ready.

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James Strawbridge judges Game cooking Competition

James Strawbridge judgingJames Strawbridge survives the appalling weather at Newark Park on October 13th.  Kotlich cooking has never been so tough.

Five contestants braved the weather conditions on the top of the Cotswold to see who could produce the best Game dish cooked over an open fire. The "can do" spirit and amazing bravado shown by the contestants was fantastic.

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Enamel fire pits - simple solutions

enamel fire pits for comparison The growing popularity of firepits, which is best and what can you burn in them?

When choosing your fire pit you need to decide if you are going to cook over it and if so how big does it need to be?  There is also the question of what you need to burn in it, have you got a good supply and what is going to be its main use, keeping warm or cooking?  Are you going to move it about a lot, does it need to go undercover in winter and is it safe for children?

My two guiding themes are always usefullness and look.  So it should be nice to look at and very practical, according to your needs.

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Outdoor kitchen visits Humble by Nature

Photo1604forblogtopgateThe outdoor kitchen visited Humble by Nature Farm last month, specifically to inspect the Humble Hideaway shepherds camp.

I arrived at teh farm, on the top of the hill, on a beautiful sunny day with wonderful views all around. Kate had ordered a Kotlich cooking set which I decided to deliver myself so I could see this newly set up camp. I was not disappointed.  It was absolutely charming, surrounded and sheltered on one side by an old mossy Monmouthshire wall and some forestry.  The camp has some old willows and alders that provide dappled shade.  There is a neatly cut and laid hedge on three sides and brilliantly made gates and fences. 

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Why, where and what I cook in my Kotlich

IMGP2280camplanacreblogtop Why I cook outside
  • It's becomes play, it builds family cohesion and memories. Your community will flourish round a Kotlich.

  • It's builds links with nature and the whole food process, through scents, touch, sounds and taste.

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