Then went to the hair salon - decided I wasn't ready for a cut yet. She cut an amazing amount off Matt, incredible, she did all the things like ears and eyebrows. She also took a straight razor to his neck. Could have cut his throat with that. I forgot, she made me a cup of green tea whilst I was waiting. I was very impressed. She is a very nice woman. Matt doesn't remember going to her before, but he was impressed with her today. Well, when I had my hair cut she did the stringing I mentioned. Fascinating how she gets the string to vibrate and pull out chin hairs etc. Never seen that done before.
I might mention that it is bloody cold outside too. Coldest I have felt in a while.
Today, as I said, I have to go to the Cannabis doc for a renewed scrip. In the afternoon, I want to study the document the superintendent says he has from the Landlords and Tenants Board giving our landlords the right to increase the rent by 4.8%. If this is true, I will be making a noise about why none of us have been so advised by the Board. That, in our case, is over $60 a month. That is going to put a big strain on our budget although, I forgot, Matt just got a $5/month increase on his work pension. Makes the raise $55 I guess!!!
As so often happens, the picture grabbed me on this recipe. Not sure if I can get Spanish chorizo. I know I can get Portuguese but am not sure it is quite the same thing. My mother always had some on hand when they lived in Spain and we used to chomp on it all the time.
Chorizo and Potato Stew
This is the hearty, rustic, and deeply warming comfort food you'll be craving on all snowy days. Yes, it’s a large amount of paprika, but it serves as a base flavor for the stew and gives it a deep red color
6 bacon slices, chopped
2 medium sweet onions, finely chopped
8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 Tbs tomato paste
2 ½ lb russet potatoes, peeled, cut into ¾" pieces
2 lb smoked Spanish chorizo, cut into rounds, halved into half-moons
1 lb button mushrooms, cut into ½"-thick wedges
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
? cup hot smoked Spanish paprika
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream
2 cups torn dill
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Cook bacon in a large pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown but not yet crisp, 5–7 minutes. Transfer to paper towels.
2. Add onions to same pot and cook, stirring often, until golden and softened, 8–10 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring, until slightly darkened in color, about 2 minutes. Return bacon to pot, then add potatoes, chorizo, mushrooms, broth, paprika, and cayenne and bring to a boil. Reduce heat so liquid is at a bare simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, 25–30 minutes. Remove from heat; season with salt.
3. Stir sour cream and 2 Tbsp. water in a small bowl to combine; season with salt.
4. Divide stew among bowls and top with sour cream, dill, and a few grinds of pepper.
Source: Bon Appétit
Have a great day