Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Winter warmth

I am doing some more crochet, this time dishcloths. The pattern I am using is from Miss Abigails Hope Chest . The pattern for the dishcloth is Granny square dishcloth and is very easy to follow.

The last couple of days the weather has been turning more and more towards winter. Autumn is ending and there is a call for food like warming, hearty stews, for suppertime.

The stew is very simple Irish stew type version. Brown your meat first in a pan, then add to pot of water (stock), carrots, potatoes. Bring to boil. When potatoes and carrots are soft add in peas, beans, celery and onion. Mix up plain flour into a paste and add to pot. Stir to thicken. You can add dumplings on top if you like. This stew is always best the next day as the flavours settle through and taste much better.

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