Father’s Day – 2011

This is terrible… I just realised that I don’t have a photo of My Dad!!!!

Saturday 18th June 2011.  

With our move from South Africa to the United Kingdom, a couple of boxes got lost with a lot of family photos in it 😦

(Sunday:  19th – I found a photo of my Dad Yeahhhhh …..)

…… …I do, however, have some photos of my hubby (who is a Father) wearing different hats. 

 I took these today.  ..

I am also going to share some recipes of what our lunch will be for Fathers Day, which is tomorrow.

I am using pictures of previous recipes made and one from the Internet:    http://jansonhong.co.uk

My Hubby LOVES Chinese or Oriental food and the following are some of his favourites:

Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup

Serves:  4 (depending on your portion size:)


200 g chicken breast fillets
1 teaspoon of salt
2 egg whites
3 cups of chicken stock, preferably home-made
1 cup of creamed corn
1 tablespoon of cornflour
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
2 spring onions, diagonally sliced

wash chicken thoroughly, under cold water
pat dry with absorbent paper and place in a food processor bowl
process until smooth
add the salt

lightly beat the egg whites in a small bowl until foamy
fold the egg whites into the chicken mince

bring the chicken stock to the boil and add the creamed corn
dissolve the cornflour in a little water and add to the soup, stirring until the mixture thickens

reduce the heat and add the chicken mixture, breaking it up with a whisk.
allow to heat through, without boiling, for about 3 minutes.
season to taste with soy
serve sprinkled with the sliced spring onion


Warm the dish just before serving
Home-made chicken stock can be frozen ready for use at any time

Sweet and Sour Pork



1 kg of lean pork
oil for frying
sweet and sour sauce

cut the meat into cm cubes and sprinkle with salt and pepper
dredge with flour
fry meat slowly in oil till well done
prepare sweet and sour sauce and leave meat in the sauce for a few hours
heat well before serving and serve meat in the sauce


1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 sweet green pepper
25 ml of vegetable oil
2 small carrots, finely chopped
125 ml syrup from canned pineapples
125 ml vinegar
125 ml sweet wine
125 ml tomato puree or 12.5 ml soy sauce
50 ml brown sugar
25 – 37.5 ml of cornflour, mixed with some cold water
250 ml canned pineapple cubes
25 ml preserved ginger or ginger pickle

slice the onion and garlic
remove the pips from the green pepper and slice into rings
add the pineapple syrup, vinegar, wine, tomato puree, soy sauce and sugar
simmer for 10 minutes and stir occasionally
stir in the cornflour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring continuously
add the pineapple cubes, ginger, salt and pepper
Serve with the pork

Almond Jelly
(Actually, the almond part is for me 🙂


2 cups of cold water
a third cup of Castor sugar
2 teaspoons of agar agar
150 ml, can of evaporated milk
a half a teaspoon of almond essence
3 fresh mandarins, peeled and segmented or 300 g fresh cherries, pitted and chilled

place water and sugar in a small pan
sprinkle on the agar agar powder
bring to the boil, simmer for 1 minute
add the evaporated milk and essence

pour into a shallow pan to set
chill for at least an hour

cut the jelly into diamond shapes and serve with the fruit


Cook one day ahead

agar agar is similar to gelatin but does not need refrigeration to help it set
if it is unavailable, use 3 teaspoons of gelatin sprinkled over a half a cup of cold water to soften
pour into the water and sugar mixture
bring to the boil, then remove from the heat
there is no need to simmer
proceed with the method; refrigeration time will be approximately 5 hours
Home-made chicken stock can be frozen ready for use at any time

To find out more about agar agar, use the following link:  The British Larder  http://www.britishlarder.co.uk/how-to-use-agar-agar/#axzz1PdUzDZ76

Naughty:  I like to add fresh cream poured over my almond jelly and fruit 🙂 (Big smile ….)

ENJOY and have a Happy and Blessed Fathers Day! xx

5 Responses to “Father’s Day – 2011”
  1. Marie Noelle says:

    The almond jelly recipe is so great! I really want to try it! I've never had this before but I love almonds!

  2. Lisa Taylor says:

    Oh that almond jelly is going on my "to cook" list! Sounds wonderful.And I love the photos of your husband! He looks great in every one of those hats!Blessings,

  3. Ummm I literally just ordered Asian food because I was inspired by this!!!SO GOOD!!!!

  4. Niqui says:

    What a wonderful post!Now that's read it, I am salivating! Time for an early lunch I think!!Thanx for the inspiration!Have a super day(^^,)Love Niqui xx

  5. Janine says:

    Hello lovely friend. Wow but you know how to spoil a good man xxx Love you LOTS. Janine

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