There is nothing better in the winter than a crisp and energetic walk followed by walking in your front door and getting cozy with a hearty bowl of stew in front of the fire.
School started back last week, so its a return to regular dog walks with Teddy. Although we’ve been dodging the rain, sleet and snow showers all week! After I popped my stew in the oven yesterday, Teddy and I found a break in the clouds to get out and stretch our legs and I grabbed a few snaps of the glimmer of sun that broke through the clouds before it disappeared again.
The great thing about this stew is that once all the veg is chopped and the ingredients are measured out, it’s as simple as throwing it all into the pan and leaving it to cook in the oven. This is great served with fresh crusty bread.
Keep warm and enjoy!
Ahhhhh - Gill Murray you angel! You've hit the nail right on the head this week with this amazing stew. Slow cooked until it melts in your mouth, this for me is the food of the gods!
I think one pot, slow cooked dishes are amazing at this ime of year. Like Gill says, how can you go wrong throwing it all into a pot and letting it cook?
For me, its all about the quality of the beef and as I spent an hour or so in the company of Beaton Lindsay from Lindsay's The Butchers on Monday I'm going to fly the flag for your local butcher shop. You'll pay a little more but the beef will be dry hung, matured on the bone and packed full of flavour. They'll also have trimmed it well before popping into the display chill so you'll lose less of it when you get home.
Beaton's beef comes from George McFadzean's farm in Perth and is guaranteed local. Now that's what I call a #PerthLoveFest!
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Nicki xBy Nicola Martin