No, not the hippo – tho’ she and her delightful friend George spent much time tickling my fancy when Our Small Person was smaller – Martha Stewart. Say what you will about her business practices*, but that lady can write one fantastic recipe.

On today’s menu, it’s Irish Stew, made with lamb from the little bitty Mediterranean market, and thyme I grew in my windowsill. I like to add more thyme than she does, but whatevs, it’s still her recipe, and my hat is off to her. The pot of nomminess has made it from the stovetop to the oven, and in two hours, we have company coming over to enjoy with us.  =D

Click the piccy to go to the recipe.

(that’s the before-oven picture, btw.)

*And those terrible neutral shades she insists on painting every room EVAR.