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Saturday, September 12, 2009

It's Back To The Drawing Board For Me...er, I Mean The Kitchen!!!

As most of you know I have recently undertaken a Cookery Course at my local Technical College (TAFE)....as part of my course last year I had to do some service periods/work experience and I couldn't manage this at the time as I had just had surgery...
I am back at TAFE now for a certain amount of hours with my old teacher to finish off this course together with a bunch of new students...and I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed myself being back there again!!!
Must be something about that kitchen...or just perhaps the food...or just being with like-minded people... Today we cooked Lunch for the Mantle Restaurant at TAFE...
above is the whiteboard with all the courses on and the Teacher has started to allocate a meal for each student...
Asparagus waiting to be prepared for being wrapped in Puff Pastry with Gruyere Cheese...

I was allocated Lambs Brains served with Lemon Pepper Sauce and Confit Tomatoes...
Here is the sauce being made...

Cod waiting for the oven...

Calamari being quickly pan fried...

Creamy Potato Bake ready...


Lambs Brains...crumbed and served with the Lemon Pepper Sauce and Tomato Confit...

Calamari with Lime Juice and Coriander...


Sue presenting her Asparagus wrapped in Puff Pastry with Gruyere Cheese...

Cottage Pie...

Baked Fillet of Cod with Stewed Tomato Spaghetti Zucchini and Pesto Butter Sauce...

Pasta Carbonara...

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Pineapple and Saffron Compote...

Lemon Meringue Pie...

Steamed Golden Syrup Pudding with Anglaise Sauce...
Ordinarily I would've posted this on my other blog My Dolce Vita but I am a bit behind on that one so thought I would post it here...and I vow to keep up with this one!!!

18 comments:

Mildred said...

Everything looks so wonderful! My favorite would have to be lemon meringue pie. Wishing you a lovely weekend Dzintra.

Kath said...

That's one pasta and one lemon meringue at this table please :) Kath xx ps my word verification was "fattip" how apt, ha ha

Kerri said...

Oh yummy. You can cook in my kitchen any time.

Fer said...

Ummm, I'd love to try the asparagus but you can keep the lambs brains!!

The rest looks absolutely delish. :)

The Faerie Queen said...

Yummy yummy, Beautiful foods, and now I have just realized I am hungry.
Happy weekend my friend. hugs xxx

Notjustnat said...

What have I missing out? Yummy yummy yum yum!!! You have been busy my dear Queen? Enjoy your weekend and put your feet up after all that cookin - hugs Nat

Micki said...

Could you please fly to Ireland and cook us some of these dishes!
Yummy!
Micki

Granny Lyn said...

I'd like a double order to go, please! you could air mail it to me and it still might be warm by the time it gets here,,,tee hee

you must love all the different tastes, and the presentations are beautiful!

Mrs Quilty said...

What a gorgeous looking meal! Would somebody come and just cook for me? Everything looks amazing!

Lurline said...

It all looks so wonderful - I'll have the lamb's brains please!
Hugs - Lurline♥

a good yarn said...

All delicious - I'll pass on the Lambs Brains though, if you don't mind. The asparagus in puff looks wonderful. Any chance of the recipe? As always the desserts are stunning. Cheers, Ann :)

Simone de Klerk said...

I am hungry and I am looking at this. That is not fair *LOL* It all looks so good and so nicely served. It must feel good, to be back, I think, being able to make and look at such lovely 'creations'.

Clarity said...

Oh Dzintra, how gorgeous is it?

I am swooning for the calamari and all the desserts - Must have that steamed pudding recipe - please, sigh. Thank you for this feast for the eyes.

And your lovely words to me.

Sandi said...

Ooh, it all looks delish! Lovely presentation! It wouldn't be so bad to be back there again. :)

Bev C said...

Oh Dzintra everthing looks so yummy but I will have to pass on the lambs brains!!! Can I just go straight to the sweets? Happy cooking.

Sue said...

Wow, that all looks so delish. Even the lamb's brain might tempt me.

DAWNIE said...

so when are you signing up for the next Masterchef series. Food loook good

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Yum! That looks really good! :D I bet everyone asks to come over to your place for dinner! :)

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