BEWARE: THIS IS A COOKING POST. This is the last time I'll talk about stew in any detail. I promise. I'm just too knackered to think of anything else ...
O I'M ALMOST TOO TIRED TO POST; was almost too tired to log in (why did I come up with such complexicated usernames/passwords don't ask me I'm too tired) in this haze ... of bygone daze ... I'm not high ... blue is the sky ... I'm just tired ... very tired ... what rhymes with tired? Just about nothing useful so I'll drop the versification.
Been cooking beef stew (what's new?).
Got my kilo of annoyingly tinily cubed beef (well it annoyed the butcher & he took ages dicing it) ... then spied Mr Brown's Jamaican curry spices at £1 a 150g pop so I went for that and had a go at cooking my old way which is add spices directly to oil and brown beef in curryspice. This worked a treat and is definitely worth doing, I can now vouch. Tiny diddy baby potatoes, loads of okkra (gumbo to you Yanxx), courgettes (zucchini/zuchini/whateverIdon't even know how2 pronounce that word), 2 old sprouting carrots (but still edible - well (duh!) I wouldn't have... wotevea... urm. What else? O, this is always fried first ie the meat (in curry spices) then meat removed and garlic and onions added - onions! that was it!! - then mushrooms then the courgettes/zuchini if you can be bothered. But you cook it in a slow cooker or big saucepan over low/medium heat for 2-3 hours (I always do 3) herbs go on the chopped tomatoes. I use celery salt instead of boring normal salt. My Maggi "liquid seasoning" made an appearance today. When I summon the energy I'm off to get either dumpling mix or self-raising flower uh? flour and I might even be totally sacreligious and try and make 'em with marge rather than Attora suet. Well I think I've given enough details yet again as if anyone wants 3 versions of the same stew recipe but trust me it does come out genius. And I'm more inclined to like the cookery of others, not my own. So the fact that my stew is superior to all others testifies that despite lifelong self-esteem issues I can actually cook if I can't do nothing else.
gotta get dumplings
is this like Ulysees? A stream of crap?
Sorry consciousness. Only speaking for myself.
Do you know I did actually write out the beginnings of a poast for today but am too weary to be bothered tidying it up for "publication" ...
so there I'll leave you.
If you want a blog recommendation: this one seems to be written by an eight year old Portuguese boy (it's not in English but the photos speak for themselves). OK! Bye!
O my brains!
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