Busy Friday.

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Hello everybody.

Such a busy day,usually Fridays are lazy and quiet but this one was the opposite.

Started with breakfast with my friend who came by to give a German lesson to my son,followed by coffee for sure.

wp-1460140071175.jpg yummy healthy breakfast.

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Then preparing today’s last minute order, falafel rolls and great  depression vanilla cake with pineapples and roasted coconuts on top.

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Directly after that I assembled a strawberry pavlova as dessert after lunch which was a big tasty mansaf.

wp-1460140050577.jpg Mansaf  :)

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Lively nice Spring day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Big Happy Lunch

Hello everybody.
Big family gathering, happy lively and full of love and old memories.

Mom made roasted lamb, I did my famous rice ( chicken, veggies with curry rice), spinach cheese pastries and mini pavlovas which turned out really cute.

Love you all, always a pleasure to meet.

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wpid-wp-1429031454290.jpeg chicken curry rice

wpid-wp-1429031462113.jpeg roasted lamb.

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wpid-wp-1429031488941.jpeg  successful table thank God!

wpid-wp-1429031529065.jpeg  mini pavlovas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Nuts cake and Pavlova.

Hello everybody .

No cooking today cause each one is invited somewhere and hubby went hunting.

I did two desserts though,a chocolate nuts cream cake for my friend’s sister birthday and a fruit Pavlova to take with me to my uncle’s house for dinner.

All looked yummy, hope taste is as good !

20150402_114927 Happy birthday sweet Lulu :)

20150402_144043 fruit,nuts and blueberries Pavlova.

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Canelloni with Spinach and Pavlova.

Hello everybody.
It’s always a pleasure to cook a pasta dish, last night’s Italian aromas are still lingering in my mouth so I decided to cook cannelloni today.

Did it as my friend once told me,tomatoes in the bottom not on top of stuffed pasta, really yummy.

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Dessert was another pavlova cause first time it was eaten quickly and we had guests so my kids ate only the leftover crumbles, love this dessert so easy to do and really good looking, seriously it’s very elegant.

 

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Cannelloni recipe:

Ingredients and method:
*1 pack cannelloni.
* 1 can chopped tomatoes.
* 1 spring onion or leek.
* 2 big ripe red tomatoes.
For cannelloni filling:
* 2 chopped chicken breasts.
* 1 cup spinach.
* 2-3 cups thick white sauce ( 2 big spoons butter,  2 big spoons flour, 2-3 cups milk.)
* cube of white or fetta or ricotta cheese.
* some grated parmesan.
* mozzarella or kashkaval chesse for topping.

* start by making the filling cause it must cool before you use it.
* sautee chicken pieces with some oil.add salt and pepper till golden.
* make the white sauce by adding flour to heated butter, stir well till golden then add milk slowly and whisking at the same time.take care cause it may clott , if so use electric whisker to make it creamy.
* add spinach and chicken, cheeses then season to taste.
* keep uncovered to cool.
* make the tomato sauce by frying chopped onions, adding tomatoes (2 kinds) and salt, pepper, chilli, paprika as you like.
* leave for 15-20 to cook.
* stuff cannellonis with filling with a small spoon or as I do….wear a disposable glove and stuff..much more quicker:)
* arrange over tomatoes then put them covered in a medium heated oven 45-50 minutes.
* note: I actually added a bit of water on top  during baking cause I felt pasta is drying.
* sprinkle with cheese and roast till it melts.

 

 

Pavlova.

Hello everybody.

We’re having visitors for lunch today,dear cousins of my husband who doesn’t come often so a big special meal is done.

As a change In did fish with rice (صياديه),chili potatoes,fettuccine with cream and another After Eight cake.
My sister in-law made kibbeh with eggplants and Ceazar salad.

I also made Pavlova,a meringue based dessert named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, crisp crust and soft light inside topped with cream and fruits. Origin of this is debatable between Australia and New Zealand but formal research indicates New Zealand as the source.

Ingredients and method :
# 6 egg whites (at room temperature)
* 1 1/2 cups sugar.
* 1/2 tsp lemon juice.
* 1/2 tsp white vinegar.
* 1 tsp vanilla.
* 2 table spoons corn flour.

* whisk egg whites till frothy white and stiff. (6-7 minutes)
* add sugar gradually then rest of ingredients.
* on a piece of wax paper drop the mixture in a heap circular shape and try to make peaks.
* bake in a low heated oven for 1 1/2 hours.
* keep the pavlova in the oven till it cools completely.
* beat 1 pack of fresh cream with a pack of whipping cream or sugar till it double in size.
* top cream over pavlova then add fruits like strawberries, kiwi,pomegranate or berries then serve immediately.

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wpid-wp-1422986694537.jpeg  crisp shell, I think my oven was very hot cause it should stay white.

wpid-wp-1422986799648.jpeg Fish with rice.

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wpid-wp-1422986754300.jpeg  kibbeh with eggplants.

wpid-wp-1422986745812.jpeg chili potatoes.

wpid-wp-1422986778897.jpeg  chicken with cream fettuccine.

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