Friday, April 06, 2007

More Slow Cooker Cooking

I'm so glad I resurrected my slow cooker and bought Fresh From The Vegetarian Slow Cooker. I've been having a fun time playing around with the two. This time I made Barbecued Seitan and Layered Vegetables.

Although this wasn't my absolute favorite recipe from the book so far, it was still very good and very flavourful. I will make this again, but tweak it to my tastes. I found the vegetables to be a bit overdone, so next time I will add them in later so they don't cook so long.

The slow cooking sauce was delicious and it smothered, among other things, seitan slices, potatoes, carrots, zucchini, peppers - a real 'cowboy cookout' kind of meal. But I'm no cowboy, so I had this with my dinner.

This wine is from Fontanafredda in the Piedmont region of Italy. A delicious blend of barbera and nebbiolo varieties, this medium bodied wine was a great match for the slow cooked BBQ dinner.


On a different note....countdown to the playoffs! This one is going to be a real nail-biter. My beloved Leafs are in a neck and neck race with 4 other teams for the last playoff spot. After an exciting overtime win against Philadelphia the other night, there are only two regular season games left for Toronto. Tonight they play the Islanders which is one of the teams they're battling with. Then, the mother of all season finales - with only 1 point separating them in the standings, on Saturday night, playing the last regular season game of the year, my Leafs play the ultimate rival.
Sacrebleu!! I'm praying hard. Go Leafs Go!

This is just a gratuitous photo for Kleopatra. It's (as she called him) stone cold gorgeous, Alberta-born, fellow Pisces, Darcy Tucker.

Just a bit of trivia for ya - Darcy was drafted by the dreaded Montreal Canadiens in 1993 and played for a couple of years with their farm team, affectionately called the Baby Habs, which was located in my hometown of Fredericton. I wasn't living there at the time though, dammit! Also, Darcy is a wine lover & avid collector.


KleoPatra said...

Hey, Carrie, i have a question for you: Can Darcy marry me?


I'm so in lust. He is insanely good looking, and yes, stone cold gorgeous.

And just as my stomach was gurgling at your food photo of the slow-cooked BBQ seitan & layered veggies, too. That REALLY looks good. (Almost as good as Mr. Tucker.)


I'm rootin' on the Leafs, gonna get from my nephew the trusty blanket you snaggged for me and start sleeping with it for good luck!

Unknown said...

This dish looks delish! Fontanna Fredda makes great wine. Their barolo (100% nebbiolo) is also really good, but I don't know if it's vegan or not (so it's been a while since I had it). There's a rumour going around that Brad Pitt might actually buy Fontanafredda. Mmmm, wine and celebrities.

Tanya Kristine said...

darcy is also a dish.

I'll have a darcy sandwich to go please.

i like the wine label. i'm giong to start designing them.

MeloMeals said...

Love the slow cooker meal... and the pic too..

aTxVegn said...

He is such a pretty boy! Post those kinds of photos for all of us anytime!

I always forget about my slow cooker. Your barbecue looks great and thanks for reminding me to use my crockpot!

Michelle Ann said...

I'm with Tanya...I will have an order of the Darcy and a glass of that wine.

Does Darcy still have all his teeth???