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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

~Cook Up With Vicki...No 5~

My new cooking pot...and I'm going to have a lot of fun cooking in it after our new stove arrives tomorrow, YAY!!!

But first...before all the drama it was time to do another Cook Up with Vicki from the Feb/March 2010 issue of Donna Hay magazine...
Vicki and I do a cook up out of every magazine...
easy peasy...just pick a recipe from the latest issue (or any other)...cook it and blog it for us to see!!!
Anybody out there who would like to join us is more than welcome!!!
I have chosen this time...Basil, Lemon and Garlic Roasted Chicken...
for the recipe go over here to Donna's website...
followed by Ginger -Coconut Rice with Palm Sugar...

The last of Mr Armchair's little tomatoes..

Basil from the pot...

Zucchini (courgettes) ready to go...

Have decided to serve it with roast vegies...and added potato...pumpkin and one of my favourties...beetroot!!!


Basil...lemon zest...garlic and oil in the bowl...

Atop the chicken...

At this point Mr Armchair arrives home...sees that it's a cook up and heads to the wine cabinet...And it's a red tonight!!!

Thought I'd do Dessert too this time...rice on,

Nearly there...

Basil, Lemon and Garlic Roasted Chicken together with Vegetables...


Ginger-Coconut Rice with Palm Sugar!!!
I love doing these cook ups with Vicki...and it looks as though my Daughter Jacqueline will join us with the next issue!!!
It is Donna's 50th birthday issue and she is celebrating with an utterly decadent chocolate cake which is on the cover...
On seeing this Jacqueline fell in love with it and she's going to have a go!!!
And I know we're going to have such fun doing this!!!

8 comments:

Pooch Morning Glory said...

so cute that your daughter wants to join in. my oldest daughter loves to cook also. i love when she comes home and cooks for me! your food lookd delish btw. great job
~cheers, laura

Notjustnat said...

Wow, looking very yummie! I have one of thos pot too and it's in red as well. As you know I have been very busy with Bella and family and no time for blogging!!!
Hugs
Nat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra, BASIL......the herb of the GODS. You have kicked off a wonderful season of fine cookin' here....I use basil everyday in the spring and summer, whether it is in pesto, soup, PIZZA of course and I love my pesto with walnuts. Oh dear, I must come back...I gotta run to work, but you have left me with an appetite!!! Bisous dear friend, Anita

catita said...

yum, yum, yum triple yummy!
it looks delicious and i can almost taste it and smell it!
hugs,
marianela
xoxoxoxo

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

Wow! What a spread Dzintra! It looks scrumptious, and I'm so excited that Jacqueline with join us next time! Mr. Armchair always has a great idea to add too! Love the Ginger-Coconut Rick with Palm sugar too. This post drives me straight to my magazine to decide which recipe/s to make! I hope others will join us... doesn't have to be from Donna Hay either. Just pick the recipes, cook it up and post about it. The Mr's in our lives have now jumped in and look forward the cook-ups too. How fun is that!? xxxVicki

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

PS: Love that pot! (:

a good yarn said...

That's a good issue. Your food lloks delicious and I do like those enameled cast iron cooking pots. I've had mine for over 10 years now and it is a faithful servant. I have Donna Hay's birthday issue and haven't made anything from it yet! Too busy enjoying the pictures. Ann :-)

Nezzy said...

My son always help me in the kitchen first, then my daughter. My son taught my beautiful DIL to cook. He's still great in the kitchen. The foodie pics have me droolin' like a hungry mad dog. I love basil..mmmmmm delicious!!!

God bless ya and have a terrific day!!!

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