14 February 2012

Sweet, Sweet Alchemies

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink... ~Epicurus

Who are you eating and drinking with this week? I am looking forward to breaking bread with fellow violinist, and good friend, Maia of sweet alchemies. She bakes the most scrumptious chocolate cakes as the one pictured above, and I'm quite certain she makes a divine vegetable stew, too.

Last weekend, we had friends round for dinner. I made Sichuan-style sea bass with wok-fried vegetables, Rioja-braised lamb shanks with chorizo and garlic, beetroot soup with feta followed by Maia's delightful orange chocolate brownies. Everyone loved the chocolate orange brownies. I had to fax the recipe to three friends yesterday. Don't be bashful. Go ahead and try this at home. Online Receipe HERE

43 comments:

  1. Those brownies look delicious and wok fried vegetable sound good too! Happy Valentines Day! xo

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  2. It's great idea. Much appreciative.

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  3. I would be 10 kilos thinner if I would follow Epicurus wise thought, LOl.
    happy Saint Valentine´s day

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  4. Oh that looks amazing
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  5. This would be perfect as a decadent breakfast treat on this Valentine's morning. Your menus always sound divine. A happy and delicious day to you!
    Catherine

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  6. that looks delicious!!
    happy valentinesday!
    xo
    MosaMuse

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  7. that brownie looks so good! i love brownies. :)
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  8. A great friend to spend time with. The recipes and menu sound delish!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  9. Those look hard to resist!

    Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo, A

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  10. Yum! The perfect sweet treat!

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  11. That looks scrumptious and I'm not even a lover of sweet things.
    Liking the sound of the beetroot and Feta soup very much! x

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  12. Love that quote! It's so true about life!

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  13. that looks SOOOO freaking sweet! <3

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  14. That looks SUPER yummy! I am looking forward to dinner friday night with a friend. And then spending the weekend with another friend who lives out of state. We will eat, drink, and be merry. It'll be great!

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  15. Thank you so much dearest for the recipe. I know I can always count on you to teach me something new.


    Love Lisa x

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  16. the food you made sounds delicious, it sure beats my 2 day old leftover pizza that I'm having for lunch right now LOL

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  17. Last week's dinner sounds delicious and love the cupcakes, Maia has an awesome blog :)

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  18. Sounds so divine that food - must visit her blog! Happy Valentines dear!

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  19. do u ship internationally? I'll take one please.. lol

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  20. Happy Valentines Day! This looks great! I will be eating and drinking with my fiance and friends, since it's Valentines Day week as well as my birthday week! I hope you are enjoying your day.

    Lynn
    CARMEN VOGUE

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  21. How gorgeous...that looks divine and your meal sounds so fabulous and exquisite...thanks for these wonderful links..and conjuring decadence in my mind..beautiful post!
    Victoria

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  22. Awesome! I will have to try this recipe! Such a great foodie pic!

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  23. Oh my your entire menu sounds lovely! Ahh it would be so fun to have a meal together some time (I made my first batch of chocolate ganache yesterday - how easy and fun!)

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  24. Oooh I want to come eat with you guys if that cake is anything to go by. Xxxx

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  25. Oh, gosh, these brownies sound amazing!!! Thanks for sharing them and all their deliciousness!

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  26. Choclate orange brownies = yum to the max.

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  27. chocolate orange brownies! they sound divine. I'll give them a try the next time I need a brownie fix.

    Emilie
    www.liveeatsmile.blogspot.com

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  28. I want the lamb shanks you speak of! LOL! thanks for stopping by my blog! I have a giveaway if you would like to enter!

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  29. Mmmm yummy. Will try it some time.
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  30. Wow, thanks so much for the shout-out - very kind of you! I couldn't be more delighted that the brownies were such a hit!

    Hope you've been well... I have been so tremendously busy with the concert season. (Just returned from Sequoia, of all places, where we had 2 concerts; plus one on Thursday, and another yesterday; we played the sublime Schubert Quintet!) Must catch up on your wonderful posts!

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  31. Looks absolutely divine:) Have a great day sweets,
    Axox

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  32. this looks so amazing and delicious! I need to make it asap!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
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  33. Mmm the orange chocolate brownies sound super delicious and I am totally going to try them:) Thank you, my dear. Have a fantastic morning. xo

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  34. uuuuuuuuuuh !!!!
    what a tentatation, my little chocolatechippie !

    xxx M.

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  35. I would love to be invited as your guest: the menu sounds delicious!

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  36. They look delicious, i'll sure try that recipe soon!
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