1) gather up the above, including a bouquet garni; 2) chop up the veggies
3) dreg your stewing beef in flour; and, 4) brown on all sides
5) saute the onions, and; 6) add in the carrots and celery to soften
7) add in salt/pepper, tomato paste and English dry mustard; 8) and pour in a pint of Guinness
9) bring to a boil and add the beef back in; 10) slow cook, covered, in the oven for hours and hours on end
this is not another movie, but a book I’ve been reading. As some may
know, I used to give walking tours of Mt Pleasant Cemetery to staff/friends when I
worked in an office right by the Yonge Street gate; it was one of my
main training grounds for running while training for Ironman USA: Lake
Placid in 2004; and, I’ve been fascinated by the flowering crabtrees
just by the white “Mt. Pleasant” sign off Yonge Street for years.
Mike Filey’s book is great for anyone interested in the history, flora
and folks buried within the cemetery and I would recommend you pick it
up. Failing that, I could be convinced to host a Toronto Xangan tour of
the cemetery when (read: if) the snow ever stops flying.