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Okra and beef stew

Okra is a vegetable that you either love it or hate it. In our house everyone loves t, it must be genetics. In Turkey where I grow up okras are very small maybe the biggest one is about an inch long which means that it is a chore to shave the tops of each one before cooking them. Yes we do not cut them off, we just shave a thin layer off from the top so the vegetable does not release all it's lovey saliva (!) into the sauce. When I first moved to London I was cooking the big okras that were available in food markets and supermarkets. I have never seen okras that big in Turkey when i was growing up. I was quite happy though as the bigger they are the easier it gets to clean them before cooki

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