This was a great family meal on a cool night. I used a 1.5kg blade roast, wine rather than the apple juice and stirred in about 2 cups of peas about 15 minutes before serving. I cooked it for a total of two hours, when everything was very tender. I think if you cooked it for a further 2 to 2/2 hours as in step 7 everything would be too mush for our tastes. I chose to add the parsley just at the end.