Blue Cheese and Walnut Spread
Fresh Cranberry Relish
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons wasabi powder
6 ounces sliced smoked salmon (not lox), finely chopped
¼ cup finely diced seeded peeled English hothouse cucumber
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon minced green onion
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon Chinese sesame oil
1 sheet nori, cut into fine strips
Water crackers or Japanese rice crackers
juice and wasabi powder in medium bowl to blend. Mix in salmon,
cucumber, cilantro, green onion, sesame seeds, ginger and sesame
oil. Place salmon tartare on platter. (Can be made 4 hours ahead.
Cover; refrigerate.) Surround with crackers.
Cheese and Walnut Spread
pound blue cheese (such as Stilton or Gorgonzola), crumbled
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 to 1/2 cup Tawny Port
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
In a food
processor blend together the cheese, the butter, and the Port
until the mixture is smooth and in a bowl combine well the cheese
mixture and the walnuts. Transfer the spread to crocks or ramekins.
The spread keeps, covered and chilled, for 3 weeks. Serve the
spread with crackers.
Every year, people around the world eat 2,000,000,000 (two billion)
brownies-this number is based on a 2 inch square. Two billion
brownies would cover an entire football field, 80 feet deep. If
you stacked two billion brownies, you would have a tower that
is 31,000 miles high. Two billion brownies are enough to circle
the earth two and a half times.
1896, you could buy brownies from Sears for 14 cents each.
women bake brownies to feel better for not having enough time
to spend with their families. (Self Magazine)
provides the perfect texture, temperature and creaminess to accompany
brownies. Adults may want to pair brownies with Port, Sherry or
brownie has 200 calories and 1 gram of protein. It is in the top
of the food pyramid.
was used by the Aztec Indians, and used cocoa beans for money.
(two million) tons of chocolate are produced every year around
Brownies: Serves 8
sugar (about 1 cup)
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
4 ounces unsalted butter, melted
4 ounces all-purpose flour (about ¾ cup)
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cocoa
½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup toffee chips
the eggs and sugar until they are frothy. Add the vanilla and
stir well. Add the chocolate and butter and blend well. Stir the
flour, salt and cocoa together in another bowl. Add this mixture
to the chocolate mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips and the
the mixture in a 9x9" baking pan which has been lined with
parchment paper, and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven 25 to
35 minutes, until edges pull away from the pan. Allow to cool
before turning out and cutting.
Fresh Cranberry Relish Serves 8-12
12 ounces fresh cranberries
1 small orange, peel left on, cut into eighths, and seeded
¾ cup baker’s sugar
½ teaspoon orange blossom water
1. Chop the cranberries and the orange in a food processor. Stir in the sugar and orange flower water. Let stand 30 minutes before serving.
2003, Rebecca Ets-Hokin