Archives for: July 2008, 25
I'm really hoping that Ribbit's signature quote won't be true for hubby and I because people, the beef is on its way. A side of beef (I could probably find out its previous name, but don't want to know it that well) grown organically and biodynamically by a local farmer, taken to the abbatoir then cut up by my new friendly butcher. Gluten, preservative and nasty-free sausages will be coming our way (about 15kg) along with mince, heaps of puppy bones and a couple of whole lambs from the same growers. I'm so excited.
To prepare for the potential beef deluge, this week I decided to finally use our slow-cooker. You see, there was a bit of a saga when we bought the slow cooker - it took 3 months to finally get it (I kid you not, 3 months) and thus winter was over by the time it arrived. So, this week we had beef stew. It was fantastic. We coated the beef in millet flour and browned it first. We put the beef, carrots, sweet potato, green beans, fresh peas, broccoli stems and chard stalks in with water and slow cooked it on high for probably 8 hours. I added a slight bit of arrowroot powder and took the lid off then it cooked down over another 6 hours until it was thick and luscious. Hubby even enjoyed it without any flavourings other than salt & pepper. I'm looking forward to using it much more as the stew was great as a breakfast for me.
Well, that's the latest news over here. Healthwise, it looks like the passing out was due to a mild arrhythmia that was exacerbated by the coughing, however we're going to do an EEG again because they're a little worried that there are seizures involved as well. It's off for more testing - ick. In good news though, I'm passing out less, so hopefully it's going to resolve itself without too much intervention.