But, Spring will come when it comes, no matter my pining so I decided to salute the last days of Winter with none other than my favorite slow cooked dish that will warm any heart still in the cold.
This is one of those recipes you just 'chuck it all in' and press cook.
750ml of red wine
2 Tbs plain flour
2 onions chopped.
4 garlic cloves crushed
Pesto, home made or store brought, it is the hero of this dish.
Your favourite beef cut that you love to stew.
Cut your beef into bite size chunks and coat in the flour.
In a fry pan, coated with a touch of olive oil, cook the beef in batches till browned.
In a large saucepan or slow cooker, place your onion, garlic, beef and add enough red wine to just cover the meat. Add some beef stock (powdered in this case), and season with salt and pepper. Leave to cook for a good 8hrs.
Serve with mashed potato and your fav pesto sauce. I am telling you, this is Delish! :)
What is your favourite winter dish to warm 'cold hearts'?
A big shout out to Natalie from tea for six: http://teaforsix.com/2011/08/20/lemon-delicious-slice/
Natalie has cooked my favourite lemon slice recipe on her amazing blog. Follow the link and check it out and while you're there check out her other amazing and delicious food, and why not follow. She is inspiring.