Monday 22 October 2012

Episode 38: Time is a Healer

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Show notes:

Thank you to the many well wishes and plenty of chatter that kept me sane whenever I could log in.

Come join 'The Night Circus Along', entirely hosted by lovely group members and making me smile everytime I swing by. 

Off the Needles 
Attending the blocking party were: Annular by Woolly Wormhead using Artist's Palette Merino Cashmere DK, Dry Stone Cowl by Dani Sunshine in BC Yarnings DK SW in the 'charcoal' colourway and a random cowl self designed from leftovers of the BC Yarnings DK SW and Sanguine Gryphon's Skinny Bugga held double in the Katydid colourway.

Linnie by Justyna Lorwowska using Northbound Knitting Superwash Merino Fingering Weight in the 'Moonstone' colourway and Sundara Sock Yarn in the Brown Sugar over Buttermilk colourway.
A matching new born hat out of the fumes of these leftovers. 
Poppy hat by Justine Turner in Tactile Fibres Occidental DK in Meyer Lemon colourway.

On the Needles
Magic Coffee Baby Hat by Tracey Kay in leftovers of the Artist Palette and BC Yarnings DK.
Scylla by Fiona Lucas in a mystery sock yarn. 
Plume by Lisa Mutch in The Uncommon Thread in The Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering in the 'Nimbostratus' Colourway and Silky Merino Fingering in 'Cerulean' Colourway.

Munch Burp, Schlurp
I pull out the casserole dish and treat friends and family to Boozy Beef Stew. 

1. Take diced steak or a preferred cut (it can be a cheaper cut due to the cooking time) and coat with seasoned flour.
2. Brown off in the pan before adding onions, celery and carrots or any other roots you feel like that have a longer cooking time. 
3. Add more vegetables you like. I went for mushrooms and green beans and added garlic here. 
4. Add a dried bay leaf and a bottle of red wine....
5. Stire in a little cornstarch mixture to preference, season and reduce heat or pop in the oven on a low heat for 2-2 1/2 hours. 
6. Take off the lid and return to a higher heat on the stove for 10- 15 mins, stirring occasionally. Add any aromatics at this point: fresh herbs such as rosemary or basil and zest of citrus (lemon works very nicely with rosemary)

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