St Patrick’s Day Guinness Stew

Guinness Stew Guinness Stew

St Patrick’s Day is later this week and we started celebrating early in the castle. I had beef and vegetables on hand to make a pot of stew and my P.S. (Purchaser of Spirits) had a bottle of Guinness on hand. “Booze stew!” we gasped, our eyes wide in excitement. This was not our first attempt at making stew with a beer. We’d made an Oktoberfest Stew a few years ago. A German version instead of Irish. Continue reading

Oktoberfest Stew

Oktoberfest Stew | Lady Melady: My Castle, My Food

Oktoberfest Stew | Lady Melady: My Castle, My Food

I ran across this recipe and thought it would be great to try for Oktoberfest.  Then I got busy and the next thing I knew it was November.  Oops!  Life has a way of moving too fast some months.  Novemberfest is now a thing in our castle, especially with the discovery of this hearty soup!  So much flavor and relatively easy to make (Call it rustic and skip peeling the potatoes!) Continue reading

Braised Hunter’s Stew

Braised Hunters Stew Braised Hunters Stew

Braising has become my new favorite food technique.  As much as I swore I’d never use the Dutch ovens my P.S. (Purchaser of Stew ware/ hubby) brought home, I find I like to throw stuff in them and see what results.  I still think Dutch ovens are super heavy to lift down from where they’re stored, and to wash them isn’t pleasant.  But the food coming out of them has been fabulous. Continue reading