I've been building up the garden with compost and also bits of chard wood. Its very good for your garden, along with ash but not to much ash. Chard wood does a whole new thing to your garden. I first heard about the ancient ways of gardening called Terra Preta, its adding biochar as an amendment to your garden soil;
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So in my garden I'm making little burn spots , cook my food cover the fire with soil to burn out and not have to move it from firepit to garden. So I also started two biochar as well as cook our meal .
I made two dishes one a chicken in wine and another is ,oh boy peach cobbler.
I don't drink wine mostly because it makes my nose numb and I get really sleepy but I've been hearing how good it is to cook with so I gave it a shot and yum yum was the chicken tasty. Such a different flavor this wine gave the chicken.
Here is the cheap bottle of wine I got , I'm sure not a wine connoisseur so I just went by the pretty label, thought it looked good with all the leaves falling.
Well they say to cook with wine that you like so hubby and I had a sip
I didn't care for it but hubby did. I like coffee :)
So cooking the chicken in the pot tell brown, I only used half a chicken breast b/c I didn't know how this was going to go.
Then the chopped onions cooked a little. I cooked both the chicken and the onions using the chicken skin for fat , then removed . Worked out good.
After adding the chicken back into the oven w/ the onions I added the wine and pulled off the fire to simmer with just a few coals underneath of the oven.
No need for putting coals ontop of this dish. Simmering in the garden
I checked and tasted and knew this was going to be good.
Now while the chicken was cooking I worked on the peach cobbler and had that on another little firepit.
Peach cobbler cooking, almost done
On this dish I put coals on the top to make it more like a oven ad get that nice brown on top.
Ta Da!! Its done, a little to brown on the bottom , but not to bad for first time, yum
I also tossed on a couple of potatoes and an onion wrapped in foil. Slice those taters in almost half and pry open and tuck in some butter, sprinkle with pepper. The onion quartered, add sugar and butter. Oh these have a smell that will make the wood critters go crazy. Yum good! Just toss em in the coals and check with fork.
Dinner, hubby and I ate outside, it was a beautiful fall day and dinner was delis
Cup of peach cobbler, oh this was good
Thoughts on camp cooking and cooking with wine. I loved it. Food is always good cookedoutside.
I did do a little over cooking aka burnt on taters and cobbler, but still was able to eat.
I would do a cooking in wine again using different wines. I love cooked onions and the onions did not have a good flavor but the chicken was excellent. So its experimenting with this dish.
I used a simple cobbler recipe and very easy . If you need recipe let me know , most your cookbooks have cobbler recipes. So nothing fancy with this one , just turn out very good.
I thought I'd do a cookout this weekend but my workshop has been going non stop, getting out some Thanksgiving rush jobs out. I'll get a left over turkey recipe and make a dish , oh turkey pot pie in the Dutch oven sounds good to me.
I would like to hear your thoughts on cooking with wine. Got a good dish to share.
Doesn't need to have wine, so share those Dutch Oven recipes.
Thanks for stopping by , have a great week coming up !