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Friday, September 24, 2010

~Cook Up With Vicki No 8~

Another cook up with Vicki has just happened...this time all sorts of things kept happening...
especially the pics which are not too clear...rather blurry but hey...it all tasted good...
And that's the main thing...right!!!
The menu from the latest edition of Donna Hay magazine...August/September 2010...

We had...
Spiced Lamb Cutlets with Carrot and Sesame Salad
Polenta Crusted Potatoes
Asparagus with Almond Butter
Raspberry Trifle
and while I was on a roll I made a Chocolate Ganache Tart...

Beautiful tender cutlets...

Polenta Crusted Potatoes...

Almonds toasting...
My newest Gluten Free find...Sweet Shortcrust Pastry from The Pastry Pantry ...

I sprinkled cocoa onto the pastry...

Chocolate all set...

Madeira Cake made with gluten free flour...

Cake rounds into bottom of dessert dish...

Berries atop...I used raspberries and black cherries...

Another round of cake on top...

Pour on custard...add whipped cream and toasted almonds and I'm in Trifle Heaven!!!


(Blurry) Spiced Lamb Cutlets with Carrot and Sesame Salad...

Mr Armchair's contribution when he saw it was a cook up dinner!!!

And here's Cheers across cyberspace to Vicki and Hubby!!!
Anyone who would like to join us it's easy...
Just cook something up from the latest Donna Hay mag and blog it!!!
Now I'm off to rehearsals all weekend for Cabaret!!!
Bon Appetit and Happy Stitching!!!

13 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Wow yum! I will put in an order for this menu when we come! That triffle is to die for. Did I see you used frozen barries? I came across a book by Donna Hay here at my library, it calls Donna Hay Seasons. It looks good I wanted to get it for myself - Hugs Nat

Fer said...

YUM!!

Simone de Klerk said...

I'll go for all those sweet parts! And ... a nice glass of wine. I'll drink to you tonight (o:
PS: keep watching the post
PSS: Lots of fun at the rehearsals.

Nancy said...

That menu sounds fantastic !

Astrid said...

Dzintra, you're killing me! (lol) I've not had my breakfast yet, and I got to read and see all this yummy food! It looks so yummy, and I'm sure it was!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DZINTRA MY DEAR, DEAR FRIEND! Oh, what a wild and busy week I have had...to exhausting and I have even missed new posts...I don't like doing that! But your visit made my evening...but I went to bed immediately! THANK YOU FOR VISITING, THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND COMMENTS, and you like those blue boots? They were fun to draw!!!! There is simply too much fun to be had! This feast looks yummy, as always dearest! I JUST ATE BREAKFAST and I am already looking at this with a grumble in my stomach! WOW!!!!

Have a lovely weekend dear friend, Anita

DAWNIE said...

this really does like you have cooked up a storm - blurry or not - they look fabulous - you are making me hungry, so its off tot he pantry for me now.

Micki said...

All of it looks incredible, but I am partial to the desserts. Thanks for sharing!
Micki

Margaret said...

You had me drooling by the time I got to the last photo of the trifle. Well done , great cook up.

Jeni said...

fantastic ! food..and I have been waiting with my hat a coat...you didnt ring!!!!!!!!! oh never mind my friend ....I will have to just cook my silerside.....keep the good work up...yumo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OHHH!!!teeeeheeee! I used to love to put my theatrical makeup on, and on others!!!!! HAVE SO MUCH FUN!!! Anita

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Trifle is a great desert isn't it. Maybe the wine had a little to do with the blurry recipes!!!! Seriously it all looks delicious.
Happy cooking.
Bev.xoxo

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

OH Dzintra this looks scrumptious as always! How do you keep up with all you do? Cabaret, sewing, cooking!? I'm swamped with work and goings on... have had not a moment to get back on my blog, but I so love coming here to see what you're doing! Please keep cooking... I promise, I'll get back in soon. I just got my new Donna Hay (plus, I have the last one that I've not had time to cook from yet... but I will!lol) xxx Vicki

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