Friday, April 8, 2011

Valentine's Day 2011...Nigella Lawson style!!!

Catching up here on cooking done lately by me due to my broken arm...
thankfully (and very gratefully) I am out of the sling and have commenced physiotherapy...ouch
enough of that now...let's get onto our Valentine's Day dinner this year...

Mr Dolce Vita came home with this lovely bag with treats in of which were these organic handmade chocolates by Lindsay Edmunds...

The menu is out of Nigella Lawson's book Nigella Express...

Avocado Crayfish Cocktail (I used Australian King Prawns)
Duck Breasts with Pomegranate and Mint
Flourless Chocolate Brownies with Hot Chocolate Sauce

JoJo gets very excited about any celebratory occassion...
the table was set at 3.30pm when she arrived home!!!

Mr Dolce Vita's contribution!!!

JoJo's not that keen on a whole half avocado...she was more than happy with a simple Prawn Cocktail...

 Avocado Prawn Cocktail...sprinkled with our own Coriander...

half a Pomegranate...

Duck is not something we cook at home...this is a first...and definitely not the last!!!

All on the plate...and absolutely delicious!!!

Chocolate...Double Cream...Coffee...Golden Syrup heating gently...

Brownies before being cut up...
all so delicious I forgot to take a pic!!!
Thank you so much Nigella...terrific combination of flavours!!!

Bon Appetit...Dzintra


  1. OH MY GOODNESS>...........Here I am, just before I take off to work, and I can take the memory of this divine dinner with me dear friend!!!!! THANK YOU, and I love duck!!!! CHEERS MY DEAR! Anita

  2. What lovely and colourful dinner. Valentin's in April why not. Everything is looking delicious!

  3. I defnitely have to come your way one day and let you cook for me. This looks so délicieuse, lieve Dzintra!
    Have a lovely weekend.

  4. With a dinner like that I'm sure there were people that were itching to drop by to be part of your Valentines Day dinner! :)