Sunday, 29 June 2014

Lamb Stew

Lamb Stew

Is your mouth watering? It should be, this lamb stew is DEVINE! It took me a year to perfect too. 

I browned diced lamp rump in a frying pan with olive oil and garlic. 

Then I fried up some carrots, zucchini and mushrooms in the same pan after I took the lamb out.

 I changed the lamb and vegetables over to a large heavy base sauce pan and made a gravy in the frying pan with the juices. This makes a lovely rich gravy. 

Add gravy and some chopped tomatoes to sauce pan and simmer for a couple of hours. Check ever now and then to make sure there is still liquid. 

Adding sultanas is a nice touch.

I serve over brown rice or pasta. 


Thursday, 26 June 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me...

When my baby cousin Grace was born I was racking my brains thinking of something to create for her and send interstate. I was inspired by a fabric bird mobile in a Prima magazine. I used paper instead of fabric. I used the templates to cut out little birds in a few different patterns and added stitching detail around the edges. Then I threaded a selection of beads onto tiger tail and attached the birds along the length.

Of course I made another one for big sister Honor so she does not feel left out. Might have to make one for myself too!