Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Carrot cream soup

the tea lights come in a few different scents. i like the green one. It's in Apple Sauce. A little like when you have Apple Pie baking in the oven- it makes one feel a sense of .. contentment.

Spiced Beef Brisket

1/2 cup sugar
a teaspoon each of ground nutmeg,all spice, garlic, ginger
some olive oil
salt to taste
2 cups of beef stock
marinate in fridge for half a day minimum before roasting

with Vegetable Stew

( wedges of carrots, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, celery and button mushrooms in beef stock )
1 sprig fresh rosemary, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 bay leaf, salt to taste

* personally, i always do the Asian stew version ie with Hoi Sin/Oyster sauce and Chinese Wine, lots of Chinese Wine.

Tropical Fruit Salad
(pineapple, banana, star fruit, Hawaiian papaya, lycees, mangoes, pulp of passion fruits)

In Ginger Syrup

rind of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons finely shredded ginger

to chill before serving

pretty tea cup and pot that stacks and break away

Chocolate Pound Cake

to top a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream before serving

( please e mail me if full recipe & Method is required. )



Anonymous said...

I love the scent of apple too. It's warm and homey!

SILVER said...

One can never go wrong with apples, for sure!

Judy said...

Apples are one of my favorite things. I love anything made with them, pies, cakes, cookies, candles. The food looks just wonderful.

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Oh, those all look scrumptious!! Yum! I love fruit salad in the summer. Now I'm hungry. :o)
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a blessed day. ♥ ∞

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That looks delicious! My aunt used to make a mean beef brisket, but this one might just surpass hers!

Thanks for sharing...


Sheila :-)

FANCY said...


Yummie...I cant stop eating with my eyes and the recipe of the chocolate pound cake I just must have it...The pictures on this goodies thingy gives vibrations of passion and promises of satisfaction. ;)
I also want to say thank you for your comment in our group blog Contemplation" every week there is a new contributor and the changes is done late Monday evening or early Tuesday. I hope to see you back again.

SILVER said...

Judy- apples are really so great for cooking. The sour tangy taste is welcoming for days when appetite for food is a little down.

Sparky- nice to have you. come back anytime.there's always food in the house ;)

Sheila- ooh.. i think my head just exploded.

Fancy- i like your part "goodies thingy gives vibrations of passion and promises of satisfaction."

you do make it sound so sexy. is it the beef brisket?

I have promised a new friend, Braja of Lost and Found in India that i will try to stay off not eating beef for a week.. so definitely no beef recipi or pictures related here for the next one week ..
so no McDonalds' Quarter Pounder either ..or...steaks at the Grill House..and.. what did i promise her exactly?

BECKY said...

Wow!! All of this looks great!! Thanks for poppin' by my blog!! I'll be following so I can stop back frequently!!

I went off of everything except raw fresh fruit and veggies for 5 months a couple of years ago...never felt better...until I had that first bite of steak fresh off the grill!!

Hope you have an awesome Thursday!!

SILVER said...

ooh..Becky.. please.. don't tempt !

just the sound of the cows having a greeat moo-ing time playing in the field outside makes my knees go weak.. did you just say, "steak" or did i imagine reading that a while ago?

Femin Susan said...

I love apples.they look yummy.

Dawn said...

That brisket sounds so yummy!

Patti Cakes said...

I like that candle holder. When do we eat.

I'm home in bed today. Watching TV and blogging.

Leigh said...

I wanted to personally thank you for becoming a "follower" of my blog. I am always humbled that anyone would care enough to read it.

Thank you so much-because it led me to your great blog! I love new friends!

Leigh, Tales From Bloggeritaville

SILVER said...

Femin Susan- another apple fan! I knew apples just can't go wrong! It happens to be Adam's weakness too, Btw. ;)

Dawn- wait till you taste it. Your ears will move.
It's a Chinese saying to mean, yummy.

SILVER said...

Leigh- thank YOU for hopping in too-you do have a great blog. I did visit your others, esp the one Baby's Gone Shopin' :)

I do read your blog. It's like seeing an old friend- love your kids' pix, about your friends, activities, table set-up.. sometimes, it's as if i was there..

I should try to make my "presence" more felt, huh in the Comment section- sometimes, i run out of words. days when i don't- a full page is not enough! ha!

SILVER said...

Patti Cakes- yeah, candle holders, even the simple ones are so great. They do create an ambiance and add to the pleasure of the senses.

hmm.. and soon, dear.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the scent of apples baking!! And I love the recipes. And your dishes, everything!!!

SILVER said...

yeah.. me too! a big time apple fan.

~CC Catherine said...

Silver, I am "SO" glad you stopped by my place, it's how I found you today!(Thanks for visiting) Your blog is "Fabulous"! I was reading over quite a few posts and am fascinated by your photography, recipes, great sense of humor...and EVERYTHING! I'm following your blog now... and will add you to my blog roll so I know when you've posted! I see Miss Shiela (Q.Magpie)left you a comment, what a sweet lady she is to be stopping by! ;) You be blessed...and keep writing! You're a natural! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

Anonymous said...

What a yummy post! I love apple scents, too!

So blessed! said...

Thanks Silver, for dropping by my blog and the nice comment. Some days are harder than others to find the blessings that we have, but they are always there...may have to search a little harder. I stopped by your blog and am sending up a prayer for you and your boys. Your blog is lovely. Writing is a great outlet for us ladies. Stop by again...so blessed to meet you!

SILVER said...

CC Catherine- thanks for hopping in to our FOOD WAGON. Cool to have you aboard!

ooh.. how kind..

SILVER said...

Hi there Twisted Serenity- (how cool is that?) yeah, me too, the apple thing, i mean.

So Blessed: you bet. ditto!

kimmcl said...

HELLO!! I was SO glad to see that you visited my blog! I can tell I'm going to love visiting yours - we have alot in common. Your "about me" is right on - aromas and being outdoors. I also got a chuckle out of your son's comments. Thanks for sharing.

kimmcl said...

Btw, how did you get so many followers so quickly? I might have to resort to bribery to get people to follow mine - LOL!!

SILVER said...
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Marie Reed said...

I'm officially starving now! I am obsessed with scented candles! I'm going to light one while I read some more of your posts!

SILVER said...

yeah..scented candles do mess up one's head doesn't it? It can be sensual, romantic or just FAMISHED BRAIN CELLS UNCLENCHING..

Beth E. said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. Please feel free to come back, anytime! :o)

~CC Catherine said...

I came back by to visit and was reading this post for a second time today. ;) Yup! I would love to try that Chocolate pound cake if you could share the recipe. It sounds super! I have a recipe on my blog this week for Buttermilk Scones if you'd like to try them....they are a favorite of many I bake for. ~Ciao for now! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups" ;)

Silver said...

Beth E- you bet!

CC Catherine- ok, give me a day or two.. will go unlock the junk in the attic to recover those ancient age old secrets..and will get back to you, ok! Did you say, Buttermilk scones? Yippee! will check that out soon!