I don’t know – am I still doing this meme? I can pretty much guarantee that I won’t finish it. The last few challenges seem to be to write a day, a week, a month, and a year in great detail. That’s not only a lot of work, but seems counter-intuitive to maintaining a blog. Isn’t the whole point of this blog to keep everyone up to date on the interesting stuff that happens in our lives?! Who wants to read the in-between crap?

Oh sure, I could write it, but I’m also the only one who would likely read it. So I think I’m gonna bail on most of the rest of this meme, and maybe find one that has more interesting questions.

Still, there are a few entries left that might be worth doing – and this one (Day 21 – A Recipe) just happens to coincide with something that happened in NB.

On Saturday, we decided we would make dinner for my ‘rents, but we didn’t bring any of our tested recipes. Thank heavens for the internet and for smart phones. We downloaded the AllRecipes app and off we headed to the Dieppe Farmers market to see what was fresh.

Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks with braised carrots and over-roasted baby red potatoes.

You already know that we found a local lamb farmer. We punched that into the iPhone and came up with a bunch of yummy-sounding recipes before finally settling on Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks (click for the recipe).

Shanks in hand, we made our way around the market gathering the rest of our ingredients – aided by the iPhone – before heading home to start dinner. We were a bit late getting started though, which caused us tp rush a few steps. The result was a nice tender shank with a sauce that needed a bit more work.

It’s a recipe we’ll likely try again though, to see if we can perfect it. It just needed more time to reduce the sauce (it was a bit too runny to really coat the meat and just pooled on the plate). The flavour was nice, but reducing would have helped make it a little bolder. We would probably take a bit more time to caramelize the onions and garlic, too. Not sure yet what other ingredients might help.

If any of you try it with more success, let us know what you did.


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