Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My creative space - Ooh la la recipes

I'm a bit early this week with "My creative space", but I thought it wouldn't hurt posting a little early for once! *wink*

This week, my creative space has been in the kitchen!! I love to cook and only about 2 and a bit years ago, I could hardly cook a thing! When I first met Rog, I was a terrible cook! He did most of the cooking and I didn't mind it at all!! hehe
After a while I started to enjoy trying out new recipes to make for him and since then I've just kept going and now I love to cook!

This week I've tried out 2 new recipes and they have both been a hit!

Firstly Rog found the web site Gourmet Traveller and we sifted through the recipes for something garlic-y and we came across this one. (Garlic Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic!!!)

(The chicken ready for the oven!)

When I read that the recipe said 40 cloves of garlic, I was like... What the?!!? But after I read on I realized that the cloves were to be cooked unpeeled making the flavour a little more subtle and not as full on. Once the chicken was cooked, the garlic cloves can be squeezed out of their skin and eaten and if you're a garlic lover... they were de-lish!!

(The finished product straight from the oven... MMMMM yummo!)

Teamed with a swag of steamed veggies... this recipe was a winner!!

Now... for dessert! I had a quick flick through Donna Hay's latest magazine for some inspiration and as soon as I made it to her "homemade ice cream" page I was hooked! I am the BIGGEST sucker for ice cream and would eat it all day everyday if it didn't make my clothes too tight for my body! lol

I tried her caramel flavoured ice cream recipe and you know what? Donna Hay... you bloody genius! YUMMMM!!

I'd definitely recommend to check her latest mag edition out, if you do - try the ice cream recipes and tell me how you go! I'm thinking I'm going to go a little further with this basic cream/caramel combo and add some grated up peppermint chocolates, or maybe some honeycomb and other sweets for different flavours!

All this talk about food is making me hungry! I think it's time for dinner!!

Whats on the menu at your place tonight??


  1. Yes, I make this garlic recipe too! It is fantastic!

  2. yum - i am coming past your place to steal a bowl of that ice cream - it looks magical - do you have an ice cream maker machine or by hand?

  3. don't know about all that garlic..but icecream yum! is that from the yellow covered donna hay mag?

  4. There is no way I am looking up that icecream recipe, it sounds like it should come with a health warning, ie STOP! One spoonful of this and you will forget all decorum and eat like a maniac! Or maybe that's just me. Anyway, tonight we're having mussels in a sort of Asian-ish sauce. Come over next week and I'll hopefully have posted the recipe!
    Have a lovely weekend

  5. Hey all, I made the ice cream by hand, I've never used an ice cream machine but I'd be interested to give one a go!

    Carol, yep the recipe is from the yellow covered Donna Hay mag!

    Ellie x


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