Alet Gardner

Alet Gardner

Hi there! I am an South African expat, living in the lovely Kent countryside in the UK.
I love everything meaningful and beautiful - so I try my hand at photography, painting, embroidery, needlework, cooking and writing.

My inspiration for all of this: the people that I love,
and the love that God has for me.

Sunday, 18 November 2012 16:01

Elmarie

Elmarie is a dear friend – a tiny bundle of love and laughter, ideas and inspiration.  She is married to a gentle giant and has two young adult children taking on the great big world. 

Sunday, 21 October 2012 18:16

Chicken with parsnips, rice and courgette

Serves two.

 

Ingredients:

 

For chicken:

1 poussin or chicken portions of your choice for two

juice of ½ lemon

drizzle of olive oil

10ml of Nomu One-for-all Rub (or a mixture of salt, onion, black pepper, garlic, coriander, sugar, mustard, parsley, rosemary, thyme, cumin – you may use whatever of these you have available, but don’t skimp on the rosemary)

 

For parsnips:

2 parsnips

salt and black pepper to taste

15ml honey

drizzle of olive oil

 

Rice:

125ml brown rice

250-375ml hot water

salt to taste

1 bay leaf

 

Courgettes:

Depending on size, use ½ large or 2-4 small courgettes

3cm piece of fresh ginger

15ml finely chopped mint leaves

 

Sunday, 14 October 2012 15:20

Dessert idea 1

Tired of the old fruit salad and cream?

Sunday, 14 October 2012 15:04

Beef stew with juniper berries

Beef stew with juniper berries,

served with mashed potato, aubergine and asparagus

 

I was inspired by a recipe in the Country Living magazine and have blessed my husband countless times with this lovely braised beef dish. 

 

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking: 3-4 hours (maybe longer for shin)

Cuts: I prefer shin as it cooks to a lovely rich tenderness , but flank has lovely long, loose grains and ‘ox cheek’ or onglet is equally successful.  Cubed stewing steak won’t look as good when dished up. 

Sunday, 09 September 2012 15:16

Lazy Sunday morning

A lazy Sunday morning breakfast on a glorious English summer’s day – on our patio. 

Saturday, 01 September 2012 15:25

BBQ leftovers

What to do with those leftover BBQ steaks?

I used two leftover steaks that were medium done, had been in the freezer, and were looking dreary.

It doesn’t matter exactly how much of the rest you add – it’s all a matter of taste.  I had butternut and fresh pineapple available and did the ‘Ready, steady, cook’ thing. 

 

Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:59

Carin

Carin is my eldest daughter – a stunning woman, married to the stunningiest Brit and has two stunning boys who are growing up on Jersey in the Channel Isles. 

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 07:35

Vision

The difference between a vision and a daydream is the audacity to act - Stephen Furtick

Wednesday, 04 July 2012 06:17

Groot hoogtes

Ons moet mekaar tot groot hoogtes aanspoor,

nie teen die mure uitdryf nie!

Let us encourage each other to attain great heights,

rather that driving each other up the walls.  

Thursday, 14 June 2012 00:30

About Me

 Alet GardnerHi there! I am an South African expat, living in the lovely Kent countryside in the UK.
I love everything meaningful and beautiful - so I try my hand at photography, painting, embroidery, needlework, cooking and writing.

My inspiration for all of this: the people that I love,
and the love that God has for me.

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