This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cook Up With Vicki...No 2!!!

Recently Vicki and I have decided to each do a Cook Up from the latest Donna Hay magazine...this one being June/July 2009 issue
If anyone wants to join us...no rules...just cook up something from the latest magazine and blog about it... I have chosen
Pork with Caramelized Pears and Parsnip
Roasted Balsamic Beetroot
Brussel Sprouts in melted Butter with Parsley
Sticky Date Pudding
Vegies all set to go...
The beetroot was delicious...

Pear and Parsnip...

Pork atop the Pear and Parsnip...
What a flavoursome dish this was...

Brussel Sprouts...


I couldn't tell you the last time I had a pudding like this...
this one was made from Gluten Free flour and crikey was it good!!!
It's not too often one can find a gluten free pudding like this on a menu...
I have put the recipes up on my food blog...My Dolce Vita if anyone is interested...

15 comments:

Mildred said...

That looks delicious. Those are such pretty beets too. Hope you have a nice week Dzintra.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh Dzintra, this looks delicious! Your photos, as usual, make it all the more enticing! Now I'd better get crack'n on the recipes I've chosen! With summer here, and all the goings-on of vacations and visits from friends and family, it's been racing by so crazy fast.

I hope others will join us in the cook ups! For any American readers, you can find Donna Hay magazines at Borders Bookstores everywhere. (Donna Hay's magazines are simply the best!) (:

Thank you for posting Dzintra! You've spurred me on! (: XO Vicki

Kath said...

I know it's not polite to drool....Kath x

The Faerie Queen said...

oh my gosh that looks just delicious. you have made me feel hungry now!! hugz xxx

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, want to come my way for a holiday. A cooking holiday that is. It all looks so yummy. Happy days.

Fer said...

Sticky Date Pudding... yuuuuuummmm!

a good yarn said...

Thanks Dzintra! Everything looks mouth-wateringly delicious. Pork chops are a favourite. I'm delighted that you could have a gluten free sticky date pudding. Ann :)

Micki said...

As always, it makes my mouth water. Yummy!
Micki

Notjustnat said...

Looking very yummy!!! I will be your dinner guest anytime Dzintra. I agree with Vicki that your photos makes it all inviting - Hugs Nat

Sandi said...

Looks like a great winter dish. Love the colour of the beetroot.

Annabelle said...

Hi Dzintra,
I love all of the food you've created. I may just try one or two of the recipes this coming week , we are on holidays for the next two weeks but unfortunately I can't do too much walking so keeping house may be the ticket for me. Glad you like the banner but maybe your title could be added onto the scroll where "Story Book" is written, just let me know if you would like me to adjust it for you.
Hugs Annabelle

Clarity said...

That pudding looks scrumptious. Thank you for offering congratulations, it was sweet! Now for some gluten free flour...

Annabelle said...

The background is perfect but I feel your blog name disrupts the scene and you cant make out the title. Maybe adding a canvas frame with room for the title would work better.
Hugs Annabelle

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Dzintra, thank you for visiting....my you have cooked up a storm......love sticky date pudding...warm regards lyn

Millie said...

What a fab idea of teaming up pears with the pork Dzintra - that's a real must to do in my books! And what can I say about the Sticky Date Pud, our all time fave here @ Casa Millie de MOTH. You are a star, no doubt about it, I'll be sending you a Masterchef audition form next week.
Millie ^_^

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