a weekend's cooking

We had already set aside Saturday evening to make a batch of Pete’s Wondrous Chilli – the beans were boiled and slow-cookered on Friday night, and we set to and made it yesterday afternoon.  4lbs of lovely Dexter stewing beef was turned into 10 really rather generous portions; we shall have  some for supper tonight,…

slow cooked breast of lamb

Still on the freezer clearout, we liberated a rolled breast of salt marsh lamb, and a cooked chicken breast.  This is what I did with the lamb. Put some haricot beans to soak overnight, then simmered them for 30 minutes. Browned the lamb in some groundnut oil. Into the slow cooker went: lamb, beans, one…

lamb massaman

We’re trying to clear out the freezer in the shed, so we can replace it with another, smaller one.  And there was a shoulder of lamb, so I thought I’d give this a go. for the massaman sauce: 4 dried chillis, soaked in boiling water for about  20 minutes 1 tsp each cumin seeds, coriander…