I have been inspired to get blogging again (albeit on my daughter's laptop as mine has definitely given up the ghost) by the latest post on Emma's blog (at silverpebble-jewellery.blogspot.com - for some reason this computer will not let me do a proper link , grrrrr!). Its about trying to make Autumn/Winter more bearable with a series of posts at the beginning of the month from now until February on the joys of winter - such as lovely fires, long winter walks, mouthwatering receipes, etc. There is a flickr site to join but i have forgotten the link so you'll just have to visit Emma's blog.
Here are a few photos to get going with -
Also one of my favourite receipes is one by Jamie Oliver for a mouthwatering stew - i have tweaked it to fit into my family's tastebuds! Its all in one pot which is just wonderful.
Stewing or braising beef - enough for 4 say 600gms
Onions - chopped 2
3 carrots - cut into chunks
2 parsnips, as above
half a bottle of red wine
about 350ml of stock - I use vegetable
pototoes - small ones, halved (i use charlotte pototoes and leave skin on)
2 tbsps of tomato puree
Firstly you fry the onions for a few minutes, then add the beef (which you toss in flour first) and all the veg, the wine , stock and puree - bring to boil and put in oven at 150 for about 3 hours. The smell when it starts cooking is unbelievable! You can add whatever veg you like. You can check it after two hours just to make sure its not going dry. I then serve it in big bowls with fresh hunks of bread - lovely!
Right off now to light the woodburner and cook a roast!