Slow cooker Kleftico style Lamb

Shoulder lamb
2 garlic cloves sliced
Olive oil
2 large onions halved and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons flour
300 ml lamb stock
150 ml white wine
1/2 lemon thinly sliced
1 tablespoon honey
4 sprigs rosemary
50g dates, stoned and halved (prunes work too)
40g raisins
Salt and pepper

First make sure meat will fit in slowcooker, you may have to cut it at the joint

Preheat

Slit through skin and meat of lamb all over and poke in garlic slices. Heat oil and fry lamb on high until browned.  Put two bits rosemary in base if cooker pot and add the lamb.

Fry onions for 5 mins or so, add flour and mix…mixnin wine stick lemin honey. season.

Put in pot, add raisons amd dates rest of rosemary.  Cook for 7 or 8 hours.  Meat pulls apart with a fork so put in middle of table, serve with green beans and plain boiled pots.

APRICOT TREE – SHOULD IT STAY OR GO?

Its been a while since I’ve been here, just been recharging my batteries

Decided today my garden needed some attention.

Last week I dug up (blood sweat and tears) two big cacti plants.  This has opened up the left hand border and given the dogs somewhere to pee without being speared!

BEFORE

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NOW

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The new wall which had sparse cover from climbers has now filled out so  much it needed a good cut today

BEFORE

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NOW

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I decided my right hand border needed some colour as the foster pups (now thankfully rehomed)  had eaten all my flowers.  Bought some marigolds (my dad’s favourite) some geraniums and a couple of plants that had flowers like busy lizzies but not the same leaves.

 

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So, apricot tree – should it stay or should it go?  Please let me know what you think.

 

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LAST THREE PUPPIES REHOMED

Here are the puppies, Ruff, Tumble and Menace, on their way to be delivered to their new home in the mountains.  Just look at the terrain where they will be able to run and play to their hearts’ content.

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They are now with their new Moroccan family, who call them “my beautiful dogs”, where there are three children, the eldest daughter is training to be a vet.  Perfect.