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Saturday, July 23, 2016

~Cook Up for my Dad~

It's been ages since I've done a Cook Up
This time I did one last night for my dear Dad/mīļš Papiņš
 who is no longer here on Earth with us
It just felt the right thing to do and complete with a Birthday Cake to boot



But first, and very important...which Apron to use
Just this week I received this apron from Trish who recently went over to Provence, France
I already had bought one from there but of course I needed another lol
I also used a Tea Towel with Provence embroidered on it that I purchased whilst over there
Thanks so much Trish......much appreciated!!!


I chose the brown one to use on this Cook Up


My Menu from donna hay magazine Issue 87 Jun/July 2016
(this is why I needed the Quince Paste Annette (no blog))!

Pork and Sauerkraut Meatballs with Quince Glaze 
Savoy Colcannon
Marble Chai Bundt Cake with Maple Syrup


Mr Armchair set the Wine scene


Adding Sauerkraut to the Meatballs gave a real depth of flavour
Next time I'd like to double the Glaze......it was delicious
I'm a bit like Manu Fieldel (French Chef in Australia) and love my Glazes/Sauces lol



The Meatballs here with the Colcannon

Colcannon (Irish: cál ceannann, meaning "white-headed cabbage") is a traditional Irish dish mainly consisting of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage. It is also the name of a song about the dish.
(from Wikipedia)

In this dish I used Savoy Cabbage, Leek and Pure Jersey Cream from Tilba

And here is part of the verse.......

Did you ever eat Colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream?
With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream.........
(Wikipedia)

It was very delicious.......together a lovely tasty combination


I ground up Spices for Chai Tea to put into the Cake


And here 'tis
Happy Birthday mils Papins/loving Dad


And to top it off.......Warm Maple Syrup
Also ideal to have with some Cream, Custard or even Ice Cream if you so wish

Recipe for Marble Chai Bundt Cake with Maple Syrup over here


And to keep it all real
Mr Armchair as I sat down took a photo
no make up, no hair neatly done lol!!!!

Lab Apptit......Bon Appetit
Dzintra xo

6 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh darling friend, this is such a kind tribute to your "papin!" Absolutely beautiful. I made a sweet little cake yesterday following the recipe from Sugar et Al blog and Instagram; Sonali is in AUSTRALIA! YOU must follow her! I made her two ingredient chocolate cake with only 165g of a chocolate bar and three eggs. Go to her blog and look for the TWO INGREDIENT chocolate cake. YOU will love it. Totally flourless!

Thank you dear one for visiting my blog. Enjoy your day, enjoy the memories of your dear father.

RitaGri said...

Gardas pusdienas, pieminot Tavu tēti. Ar tradicionālu Latvijas garšu - skābiem kāpostiem.

Diane-crewe said...

ooooo... sounds wonderful .. glad you enjoyed it x

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your cook ups always looks so mouth watering.

shez said...

Oh wow Dzintra it all looks so yummy ,your cooking is amazing and how gorgeous of Trish to pick you up an apron,Bon Appetit my friend xx

Susan said...

I've just eaten lunch and now I am so hungry just reading all that!!

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