Tuesday, April 9, 2013


This is a very easy and tasty way to cook lamb chops and mint is the perfect partner for them.

Lamb chops  6

Olive oil 6 tablespoons

Vinegar 3 tablespoons

1/2 cup chopped mint

1/2 cup chopped parsley

salt and pepper to taste

Mix the mint and the parsley with the olive oil and the vinegar. Set aside.

Place chops on broiler rack so that there is about 2 to 3 inches distance between top of chops and source of heat. Brown chops on one side, season with salt and pepper, turn and finish cooking on the other side.
When  almost done, spread the mint mixture over the chops and finish cooking.

Chops 1 inch thick require 12 to 15 minutes; 2 inches thick require 18 to 22 minutes.

Serve and enjoy.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


This a delicious cake ideal to enjoy at tea time.


½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1 ¾ cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup buttermilk
Grated rind of 1 orange
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix and sift flour and salt.

Cream butter and sugar, add beaten egg. Add soda to buttermilk and add to butter mixture. Blend in flour, mix well, add vanilla and grated orange rind.

Mix until blended.

Pour into a buttered cake pan.

Bake in moderate oven for 30 to 40 minutes.

For the glazing you need:

 juice of I orange, juice of 1 lemon, ½ cup sugar. Mix this well and when cake is done
and cool pour over it.