Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Get Snug With These Winter Cooking Tips

Winter will almost be here, and that means that it’s almost time to hibernate!


Ok, so we can’t actually hibernate, but there really is nothing better than getting wrapped up warm on the sofa on a cold winter’s eve. And there are plenty of comfort foods that can help us get even cosier.


Ready to get even more snug this coming winter? All of the following winter cooking tips can help you totally pimp your comfort food and keep the cold at bay!


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Get A Slow Cooker


Don’t already have a slow cooker? Why ever not! These little appliances can help you make lots of delicious stews, casseroles, and curries for very little expense. They use hardly any electricity even though you need to leave them on all day, so won’t cause your energy bills to rise. But the best thing about investing in a slow cooker is that you can have a nice hot meal ready for you as soon as you get home from work!


Learn How To Make Soup


Soup is a winter staple as it is such a warming food. And you can pack in as many veggies as possible so that you can get all those important vitamins that can help you fight off the common cold! The Review Loft has some articles about choosing the best soup maker, and it’s a good idea to buy one if your kitchen skills aren’t that sharp! Start off by learning a basic vegetable soup and before you know it, you’ll be making lots of fancy flavours!


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Get To Know Your Spices


It’s a good idea to learn about all the different spices and how they can be used. Some, such as cinnamon, cardamom, and cumin are used a lot in winter baking, especially Christmas cakes and biscuits. So, once you start using these spices in your baking, your whole home will soon smell like a Christmas wonderland! And you will find that it certainly makes your home a lot cosier!


Get Stocked Up


It is a good idea to stock your cupboards up now while we are still in autumn. Make sure that they are filled with staples that will last the coming months, such as rice, pasta, and flour. That way, you won’t ever have to pop out to the shops when you decide to cook everything - you should already have the basics for all your recipes, and will just need to get specific ingredients for dishes when you do your weekly shop. And not having to pop to the shop so often means that you can stay inside away from the cold and nasty winter weather!


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Treat Yourself


Things can get quite depressing during the winter, so make sure that you indulge in a little sweet treat every now and then. Why not make a pudding? It’s the perfect time of year to tuck into a yummy treacle sponge, for example!


So, winter doesn’t have to be so grim. If you follow these tips, you will find that you can make the dark evenings a lot cosier and tastier!


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