But I told you I hated it the last time you made it!

Corned Beef with the rest.

So the title of this post is what my daughter said to me last night when I placed the platter on the table in front of her.

She was starving and the look of horror on her face turned my smile upside down!

You see I was convinced that she loved this the last time I made it and I had a picture in my my head of the two of us eating corned beef and mustard rolls for lunch the next day – apparently not!

I had made this especially for her! – ok – maybe I made it for me so I could enjoy a corned beef, mustard & horseradish roll for lunch on Monday.

She had a huge bacon sanga, HP sauce with potatoes and carrots on the side!

I didn’t just stud an onion with cloves but added whole garam masala spices to the stock which gave it the most amazing flavor as well as making our tongues slightly numb from the star anise – awesome Winter days ahead!

Ok, now I need to ask a favour. I need awesome ideas for slow cooked weekend Winter food from you out there in blogland.

Send me your ideas for good old fashioned hearty food…please….

Signing off – have taken the day off work to catch up on things I can never get done during the week – can’t wait for corned beef roll for lunch.


  • 1½ kg Corned beef Silverside
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 10 whole black peppercorns
  • garam masala – whole spices
  • little fat carrots
  • small cute potatoes (cut in half)
  • Big fat round onion studded with cloves
  • sauerkraut
  • horseradish


Place corned beef and flavouring ingredients in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water.

Bring slowly to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently over low heat for 2 1/2 hours or until beef is tender.

Add potatoes and carrots and continue to cook for another 30 mins or so.

Remove beef from pan and carve against the grain and serve with veg, sauerkraut, mustard and horseradish – die happy!



my plate with white sauce

my plate with white sauce