Episode 38: Time is a Healer

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Show notes:

Thank you to the many well wishes and plenty of chatter that kept me sane whenever I could log in.

Come join '

The Night Circus Along

', entirely hosted by lovely group members and making me smile everytime I swing by. 

Off the Needles

Attending the blocking party were:

Annular

by Woolly Wormhead using Artist's Palette

Merino Cashmere DK

,

Dry Stone Cowl

by Dani Sunshine in

BC Yarnings DK SW

in the 'charcoal' colourway and a

random cowl

self designed from leftovers of the BC Yarnings DK SW and

Sanguine Gryphon

'

s Skinny Bugga held double in the Katydid colourway.

Linnie

by Justyna Lorwowska using

Northbound Knitting

Superwash Merino Fingering Weight in the 'Moonstone' colourway and

Sundara Sock Yarn

in the Brown Sugar over Buttermilk colourway.

A matching new born hat out of the

fumes

of these leftovers. 

Poppy

hat by Justine Turner in Tactile Fibres

Occidental DK

in Meyer Lemon colourway.

On the Needles

Magic Coffee Baby Hat

by Tracey Kay in leftovers of the Artist Palette and BC Yarnings DK.

Scylla

by Fiona Lucas in a mystery sock yarn. 

Plume

by Lisa Mutch in The Uncommon Thread in The Uncommon Thread

Posh Fingering

in the 'Nimbostratus' Colourway and

Silky Merino

Fingering in 'Cerulean' Colourway.

Munch Burp, Schlurp

I pull out the casserole dish and treat friends and family to Boozy Beef Stew. 

1. Take diced steak or a preferred cut (it can be a cheaper cut due to the cooking time) and coat with seasoned flour.

2. Brown off in the pan before adding onions, celery and carrots or any other roots you feel like that have a longer cooking time. 

3. Add more vegetables you like. I went for mushrooms and green beans and added garlic here. 

4. Add a dried bay leaf and a bottle of red wine....

5. Stire in a little cornstarch mixture to preference, season and reduce heat or pop in the oven on a low heat for 2-2 1/2 hours. 

6. Take off the lid and return to a higher heat on the stove for 10- 15 mins, stirring occasionally. Add any aromatics at this point: fresh herbs such as rosemary or basil and zest of citrus (lemon works very nicely with rosemary)

Songs:

Fly, Fly, Fly by Adrina Thorpe, available on

Music Alley

Underdogs by Jen Foster, available on

Music Alley

.

Contact me at:

aplayfulday@gmail.com

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