If you don’t know what the Instant Pot is, it is an electric pressure cooker. I’ve only just recently gotten myself one (it was a black Friday present to myself and Christmas was too crazy for much cooking at home) but so far I’m really enjoying discovering what it can do. So since I’m discovering it and I have a blog, why not take you all along with me right?
So for Christmas I finally got a sous vide set up! After much research I had decided on the Anova Precision Cooker. Why did I decide on this one? Great reviews, a good stable app, it also works with Google Home, WiFi and Bluetooth (remember I’m a geek!) and it has more than enough capacity for our uses here at home. The sale on boxing day also didn’t hurt it’s chances with me.
I’ve spent some time toying with it, regrettably not enough; but free time is limited in my life. Steak has been a popular sous vide item so far but I wanted to try these little egg bites that I’ve seen around.
Grazing stations come in all different forms which is why there gets to be so much creativity. So what’s the difference between a grazing station and a buffet? Grazing is the new fad term. At least that’s my humble opinion. Not that it’s been a bad thing, the evolution of buffets to these beautiful spreads is definitely a good thing (not stealing anyone’s catch phrases here).
A ladies tea with finger sandwiches, lots of little sweets and scones with flavoured butters.
So what recipe and tips to dive into now?
Picking up where we left off last time, which if you haven’t read up check out part one and an Alice in Wonderland themed grazing table.
This table was for a Sunday afternoon event and it has a little bit of everything to please a diverse crowd. But it does the job of showing off some of the upcoming tips I’ve got!
Grazing Stations are something I love working with for a few reasons
- They’re so much fun!
- They let myself and the team have some creative free rein
- They can work with any theme
- What a great way to let people taste a little bit of a lot of things, some of them new
- They’re a great gathering point at a party
There is so much that can be going on with one of these, I think this is a really great starting point for a little series of posts highlighting the simple to the more involved aspects including recipes and ideas.