For the longest time I have prayed, coveted, lusted, begged almost stolen a slow cooker. I have told my family to get me one as a gift. I really really wanted one. It was the next gadget for me to get after I got a food processor. Unfortunately they were not readily available yet when I wanted one. But that did not stop me from lusting. Sometimes what seems unattainable is what the heart years for the most right? Pinterest has been full of so many slow cooker meals in the last couple of years. When I travelled to the US 2.5 years ago slow cookers were so cheap, like Ksh 3,000, but thinking about carrying all those KGs as opposed to buying and carrying shoes just was not working for me. So I did not buy. In 2014 I got my food processor which I absolutely adore. I use it for so many things. We had a chama (a social group) where we bought kitchen items for each other worth about Ksh. 22,000 per year, and with that I was able to buy a food processor and remain with change for a few items. I really like that chama coz of what it did for me but unfortunately it broke up due to differences within the group :-/. My plan for 2015 was to buy a slow cooker with the money from the chama but with new developments that just seemed like a pipe dream. Until I opened my presents the day after my birthday party. How excited was I???? walalala I jumped up and down like a kid who had just received their favourite toy for christmas. A few of my lovelies from Foodies Club Nairobi (a foodie group on Facebook) had come together and bought me something I had lusted over for sooooo long. I felt so special. Like these people actually think of me, these people who I met on the internet. It actually made me believe that there are good humans out there. Since I got this gadget I have made so much with it, ox tongue, pumpkin soup, slow cooked t bone and mushroom which I think has to be one of my favourites. But my absolute favourite is this slow cooker pulled pork. And do not worry, if you do not have a slow cooker you can still achieve this in your oven or the traditional way in a smoker. It is essential that you use the pork shoulder part of pulled pork. This cut gives maximum flavour and a melt in your mouth texture due to the fat content it has. What I love most about slow cookers is that there is no need to check on your food. Put your food in, start the cooker and go on with your business. I have cooked things overnight while I slpet, all day while I was at work. It really is the easiest thing ever. What kitchen gadgets do you absolutely love? Happy cooking!!