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!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

~Cook up with Donna Hay and Vicki (No 16)~

How I love doing a Cook Up With Vicki and Donna Hay!!!




The menu:  Creamy Cauliflower Soup from a previous Cook Up...
Recipe can be found in donna hay magazine Issue 51 June/July 2010

Beef, Oregano and Tomato Meatballs with Quinoa
Dark Chocolate and Ouzo Pots with Pomegranate Syrup


from Issue 62 April/May 2012



The soup...


The Quinoa...
I have eaten before but not cooked with it!!!
The verdict......absolutely delicious and we are going to have it more often around here now...
Full of calcium......Vitamins B & E......Iron and lots of other goodness... 
and the best, it's gluten free!!!


Basil thyme and oregano from our little herb patch...



The meatballs...



 The dish...


 Mr Armchair's contribution!!!


And the most delicious dessert......the chocolate and pomegranate!!!
I love pomegranates!!!

Bon Appetit......I hope everyone gets to have something nice to eat this weekend  
 ~Dzintra~


12 comments:

Sue said...

Oh dear, I'm reading this post and eating toast with peanut paste for breakkie. Can I come over for dinner?

shez said...

oh my Dzintra,i want to come and live at your house,yummy.xx

Susan said...

Oh yum! What time should I come round? It looks superb.

Simone de Klerk said...

You have so much talent, making a wonderful dinner. Never tried pommegranate before.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Yum!!! it all looks so good. You are such a good cook Dzintra! I'd never thought of pomegranite with chocolate, it looks delicious. You've inspired me to put quinoa on my shopping list. I used to cook with it years ago but not in a very long time!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH I REMEMBER THIS SOUP! And the meatballs....OMGOODNESS, with fresh herbs???? I have basil, thyme and oregano in my garden NOW and must use some tonight for a meatloaf!!!!!!!

Hello sweet friend! Enjoying your weather? We are coming along with our building and painting project and I will soon be taking a small blog break due to out of town guests coming.

Have a lovely day! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there precious one!!! THANK YOU FOR VISITING and my blog break begins TODAY! AHHH! I will miss you all. Oh I must make that soup while my guest is with me, IF the weather permits! Last night, I HAD to make some tomato soup; I LOVE THE STUFF, but wow was it too hot to eat soup!!!!

BIG HUGS, Anita

Kaisievic said...

Your dinner looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us. i am full now!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ohhhhh my dearest Dzintra, soon you will have YOUR SUMMER, for ours is at full strength, but will wane in about two months. That time will FLY FAST!!!

Isn't that aqua drink just fabulous????

LOVE TO YOU! Anita

Amish Stories said...

Hi Queen and how are you making out with that Shoofly pie Recipe! Richard

Ann's ~ 'a photo a day for 365 days' said...

Absolutely delicious!!! I love the way you show a before and after. You are very talented Dzintra, well done to be such an accomplished cook.

Palomasea said...

Hello dear Dzintra....oooh, this all looks so yummy!!! You never disappoint with the gorgeous cooking!
As dear Anita says, it is too hot to cook right now...even with the A/C we are sweltering...but we'll get through it, and this is the issue I am determined to get my hands on....chocolate cake, here I come! :))
Sending love to you!
- Irina

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