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 to have coffee...sip a glass of a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

~Cook Up With donna......and Irina~ No 23

My latest cook up with donna hay and Irina saw me using the Spices Cinnamon and Star Anise 

Green Apples

and the last of the Season's Mandarins

All from this beautiful issue of donna hay magazine No 69 Jun/July 2013
Beautiful in that there are some lovely Flourless Cakes recipes in it.......Perfect for Gluten Free people

The menu......Mandarin and Soy Braised Ribs
Boiled Rice
Red Cabbage
Telegraph Cucumber with Fennel Tips

Spiced Layered Apple Cake

I started off by slicing the apples in my new super-duper Food Processor

Look how beautiful the apple slices look......seeds'n all!!!

I used Rapadura Sugar instead of White Sugar

The apples had to be held down by cans when finished cooking

donna's version above

and my version ready to be chilled for Dessert

Now it's back to work preparing the Ribs

All done now

Red Cabbage

and Cucumber

And here'tis......all ready
And the flavour combinations were just delicious!!!

The Layered Apple Cake was just sublime nice and cold
With or without some Whipped Cream!!!

I love doing these cook ups especially now that Irina has joined me
If you want to join in just leave a comment or email
It's all easy.......just cook something from the latest magazine and blog it!!!

Bon Appetit......Dzintra


ria vogelzang said...

Great pictures!!!!!
They all look so yummie...
Have to take a trip to the kitchen, rightaway.....
Love, Ria.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra....two of my favorite people on the planet cooking up what looks like HEAVEN ON and Irina! That apple cake reminds me of the TARTE TATIN French version that legend says was a mistake; the baker forgot the under crust and at the last minute put a crust on top of the apple mixture in a pan. After the pie was baked, the pie was flipped over, resulting in these pressed and glorious apples with the crust beautifully placed underneath.

It's fall time here now, FINALLY! And thank you my friend, for coming to visit. I hope your blog site is going OK NOW! Anita

Astrid said...

It all looks sooo yummie! And that apple cake.... :)

Judith said...

Gee wiz, what a bommer! Just my luck that you live on the other side of the world! This looks absolutely njammie. Your version or Donna's version, there is no difference. I could almost taste it!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love reading your foodie posts!! Everything looks so delicious. I'm still planning to make the beetroot and goats cheese risotto you shared a few weeks ago.

YONKS said...

Mmmmmmmm, drooling now!

Fiona said...

they do look delicious.....

Terry said...

Apples and cinnamon my favourite smell in the kitchen and your delight is great!!!!!!

Palomasea said...

DZINTRA!!! My lemon/almond/ricotta cake is in the oven as I write!!
(hee...I almost said "as we speak" does feel like I'm right there cooking with you!)

Your styling and photos are GORGEOUS!! I was contemplating the apple cake recipe, but you made it, and looks amazing...I love how you added and cut that strawberry...perfect...
Wasn't it wonderful to have a whole section devoted to gluten-free? I am trying to get away from wheat, and love the almond meal. I must try the apple cake...
Will be posting it tonight...
Bon Appetit chere amie!!!
- Irina :))

Nat Palaskas said...

looking very very yummy! The photos are gorgeous too. You made us all hungry! Thanks for my BD present too xox Nat

Tatkis said...

Everything looks fantastic! Yum!


Palomasea said...

Dzintra, dear, thank you so much for coming by to share in the meal! That was wonderfully fun...
You absolutely must try the cake when you have a chance...and eat it the next day out of the fridge...I promise there won't be a crumb left! :))

Enjoy the weekend, dear friend!!
Love and hugs,
- Irina

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