Blackcurrant pavlova - pink dye in meringue, topped in sweetened cream and blackcurrants. BC - 200 grams of blackcurrants, Juice of 1 lemon, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 tsp corn-starch - Wash and de-stalk currants, put into pan, add l.juice, boil for one min, add sugar mix til sugar is dissolved. Heat briefly, add corn starch mixed with few tablespoons of cold water. Bring to a boil and set aside. Fruits should be in syrup. If necessary, add a little more flour or water.
Shepherd's Salad: 3 Roma tomatoes, 2 cucumbers, 1 bunch parsley (leaves picked, not chopped), 1/2 cup pitted and halved black olives 1/2 small red onion, 2 tbsp cider vinegar, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 4 tbsp olive oil, Salt and pepper, 8 ounces Greek feta cheese, diced. Toss together all ingredients except feta cheese in a large bowl. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. Toss in the feta cheese just before serving and taste for seasoning and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
Sweet and Sour sauce recipe: 1 cup water, 1 1/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup orange juice. Mix together and boil in saucepan. Once boiling add cornstarch mixed with cold water to boiling mixture. Continue adding cornstarch/water till desired consitency is reached. I used about 2 tsps cornstarch with 1 tbsp water. A few drops of food coloring to add color. Of course I used red so it would resemble the Chinese Buffett sauce. !!