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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

~A Gardener's Journal......Block H...and Dinner to Celebrate~


I'm nearly there...
Presenting Block H of A Gardener's Journal by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched
I am part of Stitch-a-long hosted by Chookyblue for this quilt
Woo Hoo one to go.........and I'm excited!!!!!


Violet Wreath


Seed Packets


All together in the block


And waiting for Block I to join in to the rest of this beautiful quilt!!!!!


So after photographing the block I thought this was worth a special meal
I used Donna Hay's 50th issue birthday edition
and chose Veal Cutlets with Sherry Mushrooms and Giant Yorkshire Pudding

I had done this meal in a Cook Up before over here


I'm not a big mushroom fan but I have recently discovered Swiss Brown mushrooms and love them!!!


Yorkshire Pudding all cooked
Mr Armchair, JoJo and I think we should have this pudd more often!!!



Together with vegies a great meal on a cold night....
and I like a lot of sauce!!!

I thought I would include the recipe for Yorkshire Pudding...this one is a gluten free one and is adapted from the donna hay magazine

~  3/4C gluten free plain flour
~1/4t sea salt
~ 2 eggs
~ 2/3C milk
~ 2/3C water
~ 2 T oil...I used coconut oil which made for a very interesting flavour

Oven 220c
18cm round cake pan
Cook 25-30m
Serves 4-6

~  Place flour, salt, eggs milk and water in bowl and whisk to combine
~  Set aside for 30m
~  Pour oil into cake tin and heat in oven for 5m
~  Pour batter into tin and cook for 25-30m or until puffed and golden
~  Serve immediately


Some gluten free pastry from Rick's Pantry


Together with some Pampas Pastry


Topped with Strawberries and Cream......pure indulgence!!!

Bon Appetit......and Happy Stitching ~Dzintra~

13 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...to the quilt Dzintra and yummo

Susan said...

Your quilt is looking so good - love the rich fabrics. As for the cooking - wish I could come for dinner, it looks superb.

shez said...

love your quilt Dzintra you are doing so well,that plate is to die for,yummy.xx

Kath said...

Yorkshire pud is my husbands speciality, we eat it most Sundays. I'm so happy you discovered it :-)

I love your quilt. I am a realy sucker for red in a quilt, it always looks so homely.

Annie said...

Such a clever lady - a talented stitcher and accomplished cook.....I'm very....peckish now I've been subjected to those photos of a wonderful looking dessert!!!!!

Zuly said...

mmmmm deliciuos!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING MY DEAR! I was thinking of you as I was watching the mens' vollyball event last night and the LATVIAN TEAM WON!!!! Now for these mushrooms......I LOVE THEM, any old way. And Yorkshire pudding....I have never ever had it! Your art work is again done so beautifully and I can just tell you are enjoying your time before YOUR summer gets there! Ours is waning yet so beautiful.....be well my sweet! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh I must try it; I want to TASTE England as I have tasted FRANCE.....thank you my dear! Anita

Chookyblue...... said...

so how quick can you get the last block stitched.....it's looking great..

delicious food too......

Ann's ~ 'a photo a day for 100 days' said...

That looks like the most delicious dinner that we would eat. Your dessert looks absolutely yummy and I am going to look at the recipe now. I also like the Swiss brown mushrooms and actually tonight I am cooking eye fillet steaks with a mushroom sauce, roast potatoes and sweet potato, green beans and broccoli. Dessert is left over passionfruit sponge! I do think I will make your dessert tomorrow. I promise next year I will join in for your cooking sessions (if you are still doing them), this year has been hectic. Ann x

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Oh your quilt is so beautiful, you must be so pleased with the way it is turning out. Lovely meal for a cold night.

Lots of sauce, Manu and you would be best friends.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Rachaeldaisy said...

I've learnt to read your delicious posts after I've eaten. Oh my golly that meal looks so tasty!! Your block is so cute and fun!! I love those little seed packets and wheel barrow of flowers. It's hard to believe you only have one block to go!

Palomasea said...

Dear friend, your quilt is beautiful! I love the colors...and the details are so sweet and lovely!
You know how much your gorgeous food presentations inspire me :))
Going back to the book store soon to look again!
Sending love to you,
- Irina

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