I have plates two!

It may have come to your notice that any food dish I photograph and put in my blog is in a BOWL!
Hopefully this post will prove otherwise.

Today’s recipe offering is lamb in rosemary and garlic, with new potatoes, carrots, peas and a mushroom gravy.

I am not going to insult anyone on how to cook veg, but I did the lamb in the frying pan, having greased it with a little olive oil first, and added some water. I cooked it slowly so that it didn’t burn on the outside and was soft and tender in the middle. I removed the steaks from the pan and then added 2 stock cubes, a sprig of fresh rosemary, 2 small gloves of garlic and 3 quartered mushrooms to make my sauce/gravy.
Once bubbling, I turned down the heat and returned the lamb to the pan, covered it over with a lid and left it to simmer for ten minutes.

dinner 1 dinner 2

These plates have a diameter of 9 inches (our washing up bowl is only 10 inches across!)

I’d never used fresh rosemary before so put a sprig in with the potatoes and carrots too.
Looking it up on the internet, I read this and now have a jar of dried rosemary in my cupboard aboard.
Check it out.


Rosemary is a good source of iron, calcium and vitamin B6.
It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae along with many other herbs, such as oregano, thyme, basil, and lavender.

The herb has been hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties.
Rosemary was traditionally used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, and promote hair growth.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to I have plates two!

  1. Rosemary and thyme, two of my favorite herbs. Looks lovely.

    • First time I’ve cooked with rosemary. I must admit since moving out of the house and spending more time with our friend (MOH) in the kitchen, I am using more herbs, fresh or otherwise, and I’m really pleased with the results!

  2. colinandray says:

    More yummies! You had better keep your exact location a secret other wise you may be on deck one afternoon and see people lining up to board ………………. for dinner! 🙂

  3. Barb Knowles says:

    Oh man, does this look good! I love lamb.

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