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, February 9, 2010

Cook Up With Vicki...No 5

I recently participated in a Cook Up with Vicki , this latest one being from the December/January issue of Donna Hay magazine...

Anyone is welcome to join us if they like...just make something from the mag and blog it!!!




First of all...pick some Thyme from our pot out the back...this one being a mix of lemon thyme and orange thyme...


Veggies all ready...


for roasting...


I had just prepared the vegetables and Hubby arrives home...sees it's a Cook Up and straightaway gets the wine and some glasses...
He's keen to get into it but I say hold on...pics have to be taken for the blog!!!


Entree is Prawns with Lime Mayonnaise...


Broccolini and Green Beans gently on the heat...


Sage and Prosciutto Corn Cakes...


Here's what they looked like out of the pan...that's a Kaffir Lime Leaf on the bottom as I couldn't get any Sage leaves...


Greens with Crispy Sage Butter

Tray Roasted Vegetables
Sage and Prosciutto Corn Cakes...


If you'd like to see the recipes for the Greens, and the Tray Roasted Vegetables go over to My Dolce Vita, my food blog...

Those tray roasted vegies were oh-so delicious, I can see them becoming a firm favourite here...especially in Winter time!!!

And to surprise me Hubby bought home this little book for me by Elizabeth Bard ,

Lunch in Paris...

If you follow the link it will take you to Elizabeth's Blog which I actually commented on and she got back to me!!!
I believe she is in Melbourne at the moment and coming up to Sydney...but I don't think I'll get there...

Happy Cooking...Dzintra

21 comments:

Notjustnat said...

That meal is fit the for a king! I love the look of that bubbly! The bake veges is my favorite. Enjoy - Hugs Nat

Janey said...

I will be catching the next flight...
Your food looks wonderful my friend. xxx

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

The food looks delicious D especially the roasted veggies. Yum.
I am sorry to read of your loss and hope that time will help to heal the saddened heart... until once again we are united in Heaven.
Susan X

Pooch Morning Glory said...

dzintra,
its so nice to see garden veggies and herbs from the garden. soon here....

im definitely going to look for the recipes.
i will probably ask you if the corn cake one isnt posted...

and, lucky you. i like a man who #1 brings surprises and, #2 is keen for the wine but will wait for the photo op.

have a really good day
~laura

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Everything looks so delicious. Your husband must really enjoy these special nights. I'm a broccolini fan, too.

Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Dzintra.

Catherine

Fer said...

YUM-O!! I love roasted vegies, but how can you use the oven in all this heat?!! :D

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dzintra, I just ate dinner and I mean it, I AM HUNGRY AGAIN! I love vegetables soaking in olive oil, but butter here will do! And all of your lovely comestibles are TDF. Cook away my dearest! Bisous, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW Dzintra! YOU CAME FAST!!!!! Bless you and your loved ones! Anita

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

Oh Dzintra this looks soooo delicious! I haven't received my Feb/Mar issue yet... can't wait! Wow, your Thyme looks beautiful... and all those vegies! Yum! I think your hubby is on the right track with the wine... and he's such a sweet guy to bring you that book. Just right for Valentine's Day... do you celebrate it there? Those corn cakes are to die for! Kaffir lime... perfect substitute! Great post Dzintra! xxxVicki

Clarity said...

Dzintra - you bring culinary beauty I missed.

The root vegetables, green and yummy prawns look delish, pls share recipes, x.

a good yarn said...

I didn't buy this issue - boy do I regret that. I do have the next issue though. These dishes look so appetising. Ann :-)

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra, Lovely feast,enjoy seeing what you and Vickie have been up to. I also am looking at how you presented the dishes. Love the dishes you put them in. Thinking of you all tomorrow.

Kim said...

I could most definitely jump into the pages of these delicious foods...every one is enticing! Just found your blog and I will keep checking! Thank you

Leslie said...

Lovely looking food...especially the fresh veggies all roasted up so nice. We are in Winter here now and snow snow snow. Looking forward to Spring and a new garden again. When I make the roasted veggies I always include parsnips too.
Everything looks so delicious.
Cheers!
Leslie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dzintra
Look at your lovely new background.. just what we need!! Now those corn cakes.. look scrumptious... I wonder if they have wheat in them... if they are corn cakes..??? please say No!! then I'll be driving down there to snack on them.. looks pretty good!!!

Have fun xx Julie

Kim said...

Dzintra, I am so happy you stopped by my blog and I made you feel like you were with me on my trip. Come any time!
I'm glad I am eating my lunch cause I would be trying to lick the computer screen right now to get a taste of those roasted veggies. I'm really enjoying your blog!xo

Kim said...

By the way, I love the Salt Water Cure!

Jeni said...

I say Dzintra
my bags are pack...and i will be sitting at your table ...my friend
how are you also?????

Kim said...

Thanks for stopping by again! I am with you, I might want to be in the covered wagon for a day, but definitely a flapper..with the beaded dress dancing the Charleston all night long at Gatsby's mansion. Oh, yes that is my dream! With a dreamy man! I'll have to take my Michael! He'd love it!

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, Dzintra, what a wonderful meal that is you made!It looks absolutely stunning and will taste like that too, I can imagine.
How sweet of your DH to buy you that book! Happy you (O:

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Dzintra, havent been around lately, but love your blog and all you do re the cooking.My blogging tme is taken up with my polymer clay work and going all over the world to see others work. Your photos are just georgeous, and very mouth watering to say the least.
Love those corn cakes they make a great addition to any meal, that I must try some time. Keep up the yummy work.
bye love
Elizabeth K.

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