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Friday, July 15, 2011

A New Project...and Cook Up With Vicki No 11...Spiced Beef Pie followed by Stitching on the Bay...

Here's some fabric that I bought back in 2003...can't believe it's been that long that I have had it...
just perfect colours for Winter...and cozy and farmhousey and full of one of my favourite vegetables...pumpkins!!!  

Not gone to waste though sitting there...I have pulled it out...admired it and put it back...and then this week starting cutting it out for a little Patchwork Travel Case...
one for me and one for my Daughter!!!





Isn't it just so cute...gorgeous warm colours!!!


I have never tired of looking at it after all these years so hopefully will have the cases done real soon!!!


After quite a few months (due to my broken arm) I have managed a Cook Up With Vicki...
Vicki and I thought we'd do a Cook Up with each new issue of Donna Hay magazine when we could manage it...anyone can join in if they like...just cook something from the magazine and blog it!!!
This time I chose Spiced Beef Pies (above)...no pastry base or top...
just some torn bread sprinkled atop the beef...



and being gluten free I had some Deeks Onion and Parmesan bread in the freezer...perfect!!!


Before going into the oven..


and just out...


Served with Sour Cream and Coriander...and I added Cauliflower Cheese!!!
This dish is perfect for the cold weather and tasty too...along with a glass of red wine!!!

Tomorrow I'm off to a day of Stitching...Stitching on the Bay hosted by Fiona and Sylvia and I'm looking forward to that...
then having my little Grandson Ryan here for the week...
so it's all go for the weekend and next week...

Happy Stitching...and Bon Appetit, Dzintra

13 comments:

Notjustnat said...

The veges fabric go well with the cooking theme. The winter pie is perfact for the cold weather we have at the moment. Enjoy Nat xoxo

Simone de Klerk said...

Love the autumn fabrics! And what a lovely job you did again on cooking with Vicki! This must all taste so good :D

Chookyblue...... said...

nice food..........

have a great time with Sylvia and Fiona........tell them i said Hi........wished I could come.........

Terry said...

Looks and sounds like your on the mend BIG TIME. Hip Hip Hooray.
Enjoy next week but remember to stop when necessary.
Have a good one.

Zuly said...

mmm....mmmm....mmm qué delicia de comida!
Las telas preciosas!
Feliz fin de semana,
Zuly Castillo

Astrid said...

Lovely autumn-ly fabrics! It reminds me I have something similar and I have in mind a pumpkin stitchery from an Australian magazine.. Hmmm.... So tempting to start a new project, isn't is?! :) Yummy food!
Wonderful weekend to you and yours!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING DEAREST! Thank you so much for visiting me yesterday; I was out for most of the day and evening. Your fabrics are so beautiful and THAT RECIPE IS WOW!!! Tell me about this CAULIFLOWER CHEESE? That sounds DELICIOUS TO ME! What a wonderful recipe for FUN, FOOD, FAMILY and magic. Have a lovely day my sweet Dzintra. How are you feeling? Anita

rosie said...

Yummy....sure beats shearers meals I'll be cooking this week some time!!

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Love the pumpkin fabric, good luck with the sewing. Your meal looks so delicious. Love cauliflower cheese, one of my favourite dishes.
Enjoy your time with Ryan.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra, that Cauliflower Cheese recipes sounds ASTOUNDING! Here is one for you:

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER!!!

Steam the cauliflower just a tad. Toss in OLIVE OIL and GARLIC and PAREMESAN CHEESE....roast in the oven until tender. YUMMMMMALICIOUS!!!

So glad to hear that you are well and that you are seeing and FEELING progress!

HAPPY DAY to you my sweet!! Anita

Rachaeldaisy said...

What cute pumpkiny fabric! It's great that youre your houng to use it. I sometimes wonder if the longer fabrics stay in the cupboard the harder it is to use them. As though you just get used to them being there. Your pie looks delicious! I like the idea of chunky bread crumbs as the topping. Have a lovely week with your grandchildren.

Jeni said...

Dzintra what lovely fabric ....
And also I miss your call for Dinner againnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn ohhhhhhhhhhhh
Nooooooooooooooooooo

aubirdwoman said...

thanks for visiting Dzintra :)
your cooking looks superb you wouldn't like to come and cook for me would you?lol
I see you are reading Water for Elephants. five stars from me have you read The Kite Flyer and the Ladies Detective Agency books are just so good for a light hearted read in between the serious stuff. Keep well.

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