Pot-au-feu

Over @ Fuelmyblog we are making a global cookbook. The bloggers are invited to submit a recipe that is local to them. Here is my recipe of Pot-au-feu, a lovely meaty stew perfect in the winter months and so very yummy…

 

 

 

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What you will need:
3-4 pounds lean beef,
1 pound short ribs of beef
1 pound shin bone or other soup bones
1 peeled yellow onion stuck with three cloves
1 clove garlic
6 whole peppercorns
1-2 tablespoons salt
6 sprigs fresh parsley
1 bunch celery, sliced into 2-inch lengths with leaves reserved (about 2 cups)
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried thyme
6 carrots, peeled and sliced into 2-inch lengths
4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 small turnips, peeled and quartered
3-4 leeks, washed and cut into 2-inch lengths (optional)

Place the meat and soup bones in a large soup pot and cover with cold water. Add the onion, garlic, peppercorns, salt, parsley, celery leaves, bay leaves, and thyme. Bring to a boil. After five minutes, skim off any foam that has risen to the surface. Add all veg exept the potatoes that you will add half an hour before serving. Cover and simmer for two hours.

How do you feel today?

This sums up  how I feel inside..In fact just looking at it makes me laugh and gives me that little needed distance between my frustrations and what the problem really is….

Things are frustrating over at Fuel with a site not running as smooth as it should. I take it way too personally and when it does not work and there is nothing I physically can do about it I feel like that boy….

Of course a team of specially trained geniuses are onto it so I will just have to wait till it passes, I wonder what that boy would do next?

There is so much sulking one can do…

To our users …do bear with us and accept our apologies.

what a busy day I had…

I knew today would be a busy one when I started looking through my window…

I first woke to see flowers spelling I love you, I then looked through my kitchen patio door and saw a bird.

On my way to work, I stopped to stare at a group of bears, I also had a nice chat with a gorilla.

I decided to pick up my lunch at the Greenary Mall in Mumbai. I worked on my computer overlooking Monument Square in Indianapolis.

On the way back I watched 5000 acres burn then had a bit of a set back when my car hit a tramway in Helsinki, this meant I had to take the bus down Congress Street in Boston. I decided to take a flight home to London. I finally got home to find my two year old ready to jump off the window. When I thought to myself I can finally relax for dinner, a Zebra winked at me….

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