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!!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

~Cook Up with donna hay and Irina..Peppered Snapper with White Bean Puree and Caramelized Fennel

Black Cherries in Pomegranate Molasses, Vinegar, Rapadura Sugar and Cinnamon ready to go onto the stove......part of my latest Cook Up with donna hay magazine

The Menu was:

Black Cherry Compote with Brie
Peppered Snapper with White Bean Puree and Caramelized Fennel
Glazed Chocolate Bundt Cake

All from this gorgeous issue of donna hay magazine Issue 70 August/Sep 2013
Oh how I loved this issue.......some issues are just like that and I have to go through them a few times before deciding!!!

The Compote ready for the Brie
We had South Cape Brie an Australian Cheese and Whitestone Blue from New Zealand

How delicious was this with the Cheese!!!

Fennel sliced and in Vinegar ready to cook

The recipe called for Malt Vinegar which I didn't use as it isn't gluten free so I looked up 
Cooks Thesauras which is an invaluable resource when you want to substitute an ingredient for another due to dietary requirements or simply if you don't have it at home and wonder what else you can use......In this case White Wine Vinegar or Cider Vinegar was a good replacement so I went with the White Wine one as that was the one I had......

All ready now with the Snapper sitting atop the White Bean Puree
This was delicious and more so since I had never made it before and a nice change from potatoes/rice/pasta

And the Bundt cake made with organic 70% chocolate bought in chunks from Rustic Pantry

Absolutely divine!!!

Irina has joined me in doing these cook ups from Donna's magazine
All you have to do is make something from the current issue and blog it......easy peasy!!!
If you would like to join us just drop me a line.......
The lovely Irina has a cook up from the same magazine at the moment if you want to pop over and have a look at what she has made.........

Bon Appetit.......Dzintra 


Palomasea said...

Dear mouth is WATERING! Oh my goodness....extraordinary, Dzintra! I must try these as well, some of my favorite foods....cherries, cheese, snapper, and of course the cake! Fantastic.
Did you use canned or bottled...or fresh cherries?
This is such an exciting adventure, thank you again so very much...doing the cook-ups with you has certainly made me more adventurous in the kitchen..and I'm having so much fun! :)

I understand what you mean regarding time for blogging....same situation here....
I hope warm days will be back soon, dearest Dzintra...I'm off to catch up with your posts...
Love to you!
- Irina

Rachaeldaisy said...

What an amazing meal!! Every course looked so delicious and so special! Thank you for inspiring us yet again.

Susan said...

It all looks scrumptious. Thanks for the tip about the Cooks Thesaurus.

Fiona said...

looks just delicious...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD AFTERNOON DZINTRA! I was over at Irina's just a few days ago to see her beautiful recipe, and now here you are! That cake looks so fudgy and perfect, and I love red snapper! White bean purée is a favorite in my home and I've not tried the fennel yet!

And for the cherries? Aren't they just the most divine fruit? I still eat them from the frozen bunch I have. LOVELY WITH CHOCOLATE!

Bravo my friends! Anita

Nat Palaskas said...

Love the look of snapper and white bean puree. I love white been more than potato so I must try and get a recipe for it - Yum Dzintra - Hugs Nat

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

My goodness you are amazing....everything looks so darn good

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