Microwave Kitchen Print

Welcome

by Anne Reney-Smith

Microwave Cookery Demonstrations, Recipes, Information and Tips.


Anne trained in Home Economics/Catering at The Elizabeth Gaskell College in Manchester and has worked in Hotels, the Gas and Electricity Boards.

She was involved in the testing and launch of Microwave ovens in the domestic market over 30 years ago, and then retired to have a family.
But carried on as a free-lance Home Economist specialising in Microwave cookery, travelling around the North West and North Wales, giving demonstrations to Women’s groups, organisations, food festivals etc. she has appeared on local radio and written 8 recipe booklets.
She is also a consultant to a local Microwave packaging company.
Contact Anne in her Microwave Kitchen, Tel no 01829 27133501829 271335 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information on how to buy the books, details of Demonstrations or any Microwave query.

You can also like in to Anne's Facebook page for more information.

Anne maintains that the microwave is a fantastic kitchen accessory to create super starters, marvelous main courses, delicious desserts, jams and chutneys even beauty products.
Especially, in these days of energy conservation, the microwave oven will quickly produce healthy meals in a fraction of the time with less running costs, less washing up and no waste.

Anne is a member of The Microwave Technologies Association and her microwave activities have been supported over the years by,
Sharp UK, Lakeland Ltd, Barlow’s Electrical, Zip n Steam, Bellis Bros. Holt.

Recipes of the Month

RABBIT & VEGETABLE CASSEROLE

1 lb Rabbit pieces, cut into 1” cubes
1 large onion sliced
1crushed clove of garlic
4 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
2 sticks of celery, sliced
¼ pt milk
¼ pt chicken stock
1 tablesp of freshly chopped herbs
1 bay leaf
1oz plain flour
1oz butter
S & P
Chopped parsley for garnish

  1. Place the rabbit, onion, garlic, bacon, carrots, celery, milk, stock, herbs and bay leaf in a large M/W bowl, cover with cling film and pierce. M/W for 12 minutes stirring half way through.
  2. Leave to stand for 10 minutes to allow the flavours to intermingle, stir well and M/W again for a further 6 minutes.
  3. Remove the bay leaf and carefully strain off the liquid from the casserole into a jug.
  4. Place the butter in a bowl and M/W approx 30 sec until the butter is melted, using a Lakeland M/W whisk stir in the flour until a roux is formed (a soft ball), gradually add the strained liquid whisking until blended, season to taste, M/W 1-2 minutes until thickened.
  5. Pour over the rabbit and vegetables and M/W a further 2 mins.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped parsley just before serving

ALL RECIPES AND TIMINGS ARE BASED ON 800W OUTPUT OVEN AND COOKED ON HIGH UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

 

MICROWAVE TIP

DRYING HERBS
Remove 12-15 leaves from the stalks, place the leaves in a circle around the edge of the carousel on kitchen paper. M/W 1-2 mins approx turning around occasionally until the leaves feel dry.
Leave the leaves for a couple of hours before placing in an air tight container. Because of the speed of drying the herbs retain their colour effectively.

DRYING FOWERS
Flower petals can be dried in the same way. Always pick the flowers in peak condition, after the dew has dried off, remove the petals and place in a circle around the edge of the carousel on kitchen paper. A large rose should be dry in 1-2 mins when the petals should feel dry. Leave the petals for at least an hour before packing into an airtight container or using for Rose Sugar etc.

Take care when drying herbs etc, because the moisture is extracted so quickly it is like operating an empty oven, which can damage the oven, so place a small cup of water in the middle of the oven tray to avoid any damage.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CONTACT ANNE RENEY-SMITH IN HER MICROWAVE KITCHEN
TEL NO 01829 27133501829 271335 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Useful Links

Microwave Technologies Association
www.microwaveassociation.org.uk/recipes

Planet Science
www.scienceyear.com.outthere/diner/microwave

British Beekeepers Association
http://www.britishbee.org.uk/

BBC Radio Wales
www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northeast/sites/food

Peal o Bells Demonstrations
http://pealobells.co.uk/index.html

Bellis Brothers
http://www.bellisbrothers.co.uk/


Zip’n Steam Microwave Cooking Bags
www.zipnsteam.co.uk


Lakeland Ltd
www.lakeland.co.uk


The Pheasant Inn
www.thepheasantinn.co.uk