|raindrops on the kitchen window|
|raw ingredients of the stew|
|chopping the coriander|
|one glass of stout for the meat - one for me. :0)|
|Chopped coriander and stew|
|Leeks and chestnut mushrooms cooked in butter|
The dumplings actually came from a packet and my neighbour’s cat Soufie came round to be with me in the kitchen. Wierd that. She sat quite enthralled with her whiskers on full alert and sat sniffing the air, sucking in great aromatic waves of delicious stew.
|Miss Soufie looking hopeful|
When it was finished I shared some of the meal with my neighbour Anna, had a glass of wine with her and spent the evening watching four hours back to back of Rick Stein’s French Odyssey programmes on two dvds. I had a great night’s sleep and will be enjoying some more of the stew today and tomorrow and the next day.