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Food Glorious Food: Family Recipes for the Nation's recipe book food glorious food

Favourite Dishes 

The recipe book  is out to accompany the series Food Glorious Food on ITV starting at the end of February.  Guess what, we are in there, the Kotlich has produced the goods again.  The recipe that we entered into the competition, at the Malvern Autumn show, has made the recipe book.

Say no more, watch the programme.

 


 

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February edition of Garden Illustrated - the one you want to buy.P1010069gardensillustrated

Looking for a good spring read, and some ideas for outdoor cooking this year? 

Maybe a Hot tub,  some colourful enamel or a Kotlich?


Gardens Illustrated is putting it all on show in the Shop Front this month.  Keep warm and make the most of you outdoor space


with a wonderful selection of  enamel ware from the Outdoor Kitchen

 

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Preserving thoughout the year - in the Kotlich

My trusty husband got a jolly fire going yesterday in the snow.  Yep, more marmalade needsPhoto0693jamblackcurrantsfb to be made, although I can't think why I have loads left from last year.  The Kotlich lends itself to a communal event, and although there were only 2 of us, we sat round enjoying our lentil soup during the boiling proces.  We were surrounded by very chatty and busy sparrows.

This made me think of all the other preserving we do in the Kotlich.  Some thoughts for the year ahead.

  • Rhubarb and ginger - March onwards
  • Gooseberry and elderflower jam - May - June ish.
  • Strawberry jam - as soon as.......
  • Blackcurrant, redcurrant jams and jellies - July, August.
  • Blackberry and Apple - as soon as ..........
  • Crab apple jellies - make a great base for different flavours and a wonderful colour.
  • Quince jelly or cheese - very expensive pots in the deli these days, but we can make it ourselves!!
   

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Marmalade in the Kotlich - that time of year again.

If you have never made Marmalade in your Kotlich it is time you had a go.  Take your Kotlich with marmaladefavourite recipe and just go through the procedure outside in your Kotlich instead of in the kitchen.

  • The most important thing is to have a good fire going and some spare wood to add to the fire as your oranges boil.
  • Start in good time so that unlike me you won't be waiting for it to set in semi darkness!!
  • Have a good workbench for all the chopping and scooping out etc.
  • Sterilize your jars in the oven inside and put your lids (all recycled) into sterilizing fluid.
  • Gather all your ingredients and implements together outside before you start.
  • Add any quirky flavours that might improve your flavour, grapefruit, chili or ginger!

Good luck, you may now enter your jars in for the Marmalade Awards

 

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Happy New year from the Outdoor Kitchen 

The Kotlich is having a New Year burst of excitement.  Watch  out for Gardens Illustrated February issue! The Kotlich is in use and various colourful enamel will be glowing like jewels.

Look out for the FoodieBugle on line food magazine! 

Photo0797salmon_and_summer_vegefbNews is that The Hungry sailors will also set sail again and hopefully will be enjoying some Kotlich Cooking as they play among the coastal islands around Britains varied cliffs and beaches.

The Outdoor Kitchen is collaborating with, hopefully, several different Food Festivals, to hold Kotlich Cooking Competitions.  Our first one will be on July 13th The Mortimer Country Food Fair at Brampton Bryan, South Shropshire.

As each fair heaves into view through the year, we will be posting where you can buy a Kotlich and see the Outdoor Kitchen demonstrating

I hope we can brew up a great year for outdoor cooking.

   

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