The passionate pursuit of an active retirement

A Deerfield Limerick

I dreamt of a home in my prime With friends who also have time To treasure each day. No, it’s not a cliché. The mountains are home – how sublime!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

For the Cook!

We looked for a resident’s suggested recipe and found this treasure. This cookbook was a wedding present for Renee and Scotty Latty in 1955.

Irish Stew

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 10 hrs
Total Time: 10 hrs 30 mins


1 pound lean boneless lamb 1 tablespoon cooking oil 2 1/2 cup peeled turnip cut into 1/2 inch pieces (2 medium) 1 1/2 cup carrot cut into 1/2 inch pieces (3 medium) 1 1/2 cup peeled potato cut into 1/2 inch pieces (2 medium) 2 medium onions, cut into wedges 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed 3 cup beef broth


Step 1
Cut meat into 1 inch pieces. In a large skillet brown meat, half at a time, in hot oil. Drain fat. In a 3 1/2 or 4 quart slow cooker stir together turnip, carrot, potato, onion, tapioca, salt, pepper, and thyme. Stir in meat and the beef broth.

Step 2
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. Makes 4 or 5 servings.

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