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!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

~Cook Up with donna hay and Irina~


Another Cook Up happened just before Christmas here


from donna hay magazine Issue 71 Oct/Nov 2013
On the menu was Mustard and Fennel Port Skewers with Pea Hummus
Vanilla Sponge Cake with Cream and Passionfruit


I served it with a bit of Beetroot Dip
So very, very tasty!!!



Donna's sponge


and mine
This was a bit of a challenge as I hadn't made a sponge cake forever but I substituted for gluten free flour and it was delicious.....especially with that tangy passionfruit!!!



Irina has joined me in these cook ups and I'm loving her choices
Anyone is welcome to join
All you have to do is cook something from the current donna hay magazine and blog it......

Bon Appetit
Dzintra

17 comments:

Anita said...

All that food is so yummy!!!
Cheers, Anita.

Susan said...

Fabulous effort Dzintra. I'm just looking through Donna's new book for hubby's birthday dinner. It's hard to choose!

shez said...

boy this looks so yummy,i buy the books and i dont cook from them you have me inspired to start going through them,thankyou Dzintra.xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Dzintra! How you manage to cook then photograph what you make is beyond me! I've wanted to do as such, but I think that it is so cold here that once I cook, we set our meal down on the table and go at it immediately or else the food gets cold! AND it's usually dark when we eat, so I have not good natural lighting for photography....but that CAKE looks amazing! How fun...I miss Irina, as I have not seen her in so long.

Thank you my friend, for coming to visit! YES, beauty is everywhere, found anywhere if we just look hard enough!

Anne M said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous Dzintra. I love pork but don't usually buy it. I think I'll try that.

Anne xx

Nat Palaskas said...

Looks delicious as always Dzintra - Hugs Nat

Roseanne said...

It all looks very yummy.

Maree: said...

Glad the GF Flour Worked I'm now Interested in using GF not always sure how they work out
Your Sponge looks Gorgeous
Cheers

Lynn said...

Making me hungry just looking at the pictures!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a beautiful looking meal, I love how you've styled the photos. The dishes all sound so tasty!! I'm always interested to hear how your changes for gluten free go, The sponge certainly looks light and fluffy!!

Fiona said...

ooh delicious...
Hugz

Sue-Anne said...

Yum! Now I'm hungry and I've only just ahd breakfast! Your sponge looks just as good as Donna Hay's!!!

suzeblack said...

Wow Dzintra, they look amazing! I love Donna Hay magazine, too. Not long til Nundle now...on the countdown :)

Jenny said...

The food looks amazing.

Margaret Stickland said...

Certainly a great sponge. Stay Happy and cook well.

Relyn Lawson said...

I have been going back and rereading old posts of mine and comments from "old friend" bloggers that I had lost touch with. It's nice to come here and rediscover you, my friend. Hello again. I'm off to go magazine shopping. I need to explore Donna Hay.

Palomasea said...

I am SOOO late!!! Forgive me! :)
This looks fantastic, Dzintra!! Such gorgeous colors...and I love passion fruit so much.
Ok, this week I shop for the ingredients...woo hoo! :)
I will be thinking of you as I cook, my friend...
And I'll post right away....
Bon Appetit!
xoxoxoxo

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