Wednesday, May 25, 2016

WOYWW 364 - 7th Anniversary and ATC swap and T for Tuesday

Thanks to Nikki for making the badges for us

I don't have a desk to show off as its full of dumped rubbish and not worth showing off,  but I do have food to show off from the weekend for those food lovers of the deskers land.

So we had a family gathering on the weekend and everyone brought a dish and it was oh so yummy. I've been training hubby to make this Indian bread, not sure why he is giving me the stink eye lol. I've used the paella pan (recipe below) to make Indian tomato chutney.

Some of the yummy foods that was shared, curry chicken, curry eggplant, curry pork and prawns. My famous marinated prawn dish (I say famous because it appeared in a recipe book called HOMECOOKED FEASTS)

 Fried rice and Malaysian dish that is made for New years

 The desserts were to die for, Malaysian jelly, hummingbird cake, banana cake, trifle and sago dessert


Joining up with Julia's Stamping Ground and linking up with Lunch Lady Jan while Julia goes off on holiday to recupaerate-fancy that great timing!!!

So I have some ATCs if anyone would like to swap. Instructions on the ATC are HERE. Swaps arranged with the following people already- . thank you Jill I received your beautiful one organised. If you'd like to swap with me, email me
I have 9 to swap:
1. Jill Bersey,
2. Annie Powis (wipso)
3. Patsy Paterno?
4. Nikki Carpenter
5. Sandra De
6. Lisca Meijer

Last week Lisca posted her Paella recipe on her desk post and I tried it that night. this is the result as I have never made it before but for some strange reason I already owned a paella pan hahahaha. Here is her recipe again:
Paella  -           Lisca Meijer

Olive oil
Onion or leek sliced
1 red bell pepper chopped
100g chorizo or chicken breast
a few strands of saffron or tsp turmeric
300g rice (Paella rice or risotto rice or even long grain rice)
1 litre hot fish or chicken stock
1 tbsp tomato paste or chopped up tomato
200g frozen peas
400g frozen mixed seafood or fresh

Heat oil in  deep fry pan, soften onion or leek and chopped pepper without browning. Add meat and fry for 2 mins. Stir in  turmeric or saffron, add rice and mix until coated with oil, pour in stock and add tomato paste. Bring to boil and simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally.

Tip in the peas and cook for another 5 mins, then stir in seafood to heat through for a few minutes until rice is cooked. Basmati rice will cook quickest. Check for seasoning and serve with lemon wedges.

Use the heaviest pan you have. Its important not to let the rice cook dry, add water if the rice looks dry before it is cooked. Keep stirring and keep an eye on it. When the rice is cooked the stock should be evaporated and you are practically frying the rice. In Valencia they even let the bottom burn so it gets crunchy.


  1. wow, so much gorgeous looking food... and a not very happy hubby - does he not want to join the gang?!! can't link either, so no number yet! Helen

  2. Wow! What a feast! That looks really tempting! I am sending you an ATC, as I'm above you in the link up. Won't you come and visit and pick a card from my selection? Hummingbird cake? I'd have to look for a recipe for that one. Sounds fancy! Happy anniversary! patsy

  3. Look at all the food such a great looking feast perhaps he's giving the stink eye to match his shirt in the cross fire of your camera lol
    Hugs Nikki Happy WOYWW #7

  4. Morning Bridget glad the atc arrived ok . I sent it early because I wasn't sure how long it would take to get to you. Happy woyww jill #14

  5. Happy WOYWW! Sorry you had problems linking this morning, it's really weird because me and a few others had no issues at all. Anyway, glad it got sorted.
    Now all that delicious looking food has just made me hungry but it's your hubby's face that really cracked me up!!
    Hugs, LLJ xxxx

  6. So glad I could only look at this lot - if I could have accessed it, the scales would have really sworn at me!!

  7. Oh what a feast! my mouth is watering now! I am determined to get round all the desks in celebration of the fun we have with all our mad WOYWW friends so here I am! Happy 7th WOYWW anniversary - here's to many more! x Jo

  8. Wow! That food looks really scrumptious! I'm so glad the paella turned out OK. It looks OK I just hope it tasted as good as it looks.
    I am very excited about the ATC swap. We had agreed to swap a while ago but I can't see my name on your list. Don't forget!
    Happy 7th anniversary,

  9. Some yummy tucker there, do love hummingbird cake!
    Happy WOYWW 7!!! And thanks for popping over!
    Shaz in Oz.x #8

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  10. Ohhh yummy that all looks so delicious. I have popped an atc in the post and now of course I am kicking myself for not checking your address from 2015??? Are you still at the same PO Box ??? silly me
    sandra de @37

  11. Wow you have been busy. Lots of yummy food. It's great fun to get together and share food.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #45

  12. Amazing food on show! Very happy WOYWW 7! Take care Zo xx 41

  13. Hello Bridget and happy 7th WOYWW anniversary. The food looks delicious and what fun to have everyone over for dinner. Have a great week and thanks for visiting me earlier. Hugs~Anne L #3

  14. WOW! What a fabulous looking feast! And how fun to have a get together! Thanks for the visit and Happy 7th WOYWW anniversary!
    Carol N #4

  15. Oh my! What a spread! Have a great week! Chrisx 57

  16. Wow what a lot of lovely food!! yes, hubby doesn't look overly pleased in that photo!! Happy Anniversary, Cindy #48 xx

  17. Now I am feeling hungry! My plan for today is to visit everyone even if it takes till midnight! But you might know the one day when I planned to sit and do this people keep coming, post men x 3, friends x 2, workman x 1 and my hubby in and out, dogs decided they needed to go out more than usual but I will get there Lol! Have a great woyww 7th Anniversary, Angela x30

  18. WOW Bridget that is quite a feast.I dont think I've seen so much wonderful food with such glorious names like hummingbird cake ...sounds and looks delicious.Thanks for visiting me earleier today and a very happy Anniverary WOYWW to you,I am late but getting there LOL... hugs Andrea #6

  19. Hi Bridget, those dishes look amazing. What a party that must have been. Have a great week, Happy Anniversary, Hugs, Shaz #8 xx

  20. Fabulous looking spread! What a lot of food. Elaine no. 33

  21. all the food looks so good. I think I gained 10 pounds looking at it. Thanks for the recipe, I'll have to give it a try!
    Happy anniversary!!
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #2

  22. So Not FAIR to arrive at your wonderful blog post at 10:00 pm my time (Pacific Mountain time in Canada) to find a FEAST for my tastebuds, but only through my EYES! I am salivating as I write and will be asking my mate to make me some hot buttered POPCORN please... grin I would LOVE if you popped by for a visit (she says smiling and waving madly!) Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary! Scrapbook Lynne Mizera, WOYWW#58

  23. Oh dear, not a food lover so skipped to the comments quickly - LOL Happy WOYWW 7th anniversary BJ#20

  24. Somehow I missed your link up to T Stands For Tuesday, but I'm glad I finally made it here, because this is the BEST desk so far. Everything looks SO good and I know you were full after sampling all that food.

    Thanks for sharing your "desk" with us for T and happy 7th WOYWW anniversary.

  25. Happy Anniversary! I just finished lunch, and your post made me hungry again! Thanks for sharing the recipes. Enjoy the weekend.
    -K #60

  26. Hi Bridget, I'm sorry I haven’t managed to comment earlier, once again life got in the way! However, I have promised myself to get round all the desks this week to celebrate our 7 years of WOYWW friendship - so here I am. All that delicious looking food and I'm on a diet!!! Seriously, such a feast must have gone down a treat with the guests. I just had to chuckle at the look on your husband's face ... maybe he is camera shy when he is cooking :) Have a great weekend, Elizabeth x #66


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