well the little oscar shindig was fun. we had plenty of drinks, food and knitting! of course the only thing i took pictures of was the food. doh! so are you ready for the stinky cheese? ok, i promise it is worth making, especially if you like gorgonzola cheese.Gorgonzola Cheese Spread with Tomato Relish
3 oz. cream cheese
3 oz. gorgonzola cheese
1 Tb Milk or half and half
1 large garlic clove
4 medium roma tomatoes
1/2 of an onion
salt and pepper to season
Finely chop the garlic and put aside. Cut roma tomatoes into quarters. Remove seeds and soft insides. Cut into thin sticks and dice into fine pieces. Dice onion into similar size pieces as the tomato. In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and season to taste.
In the bowl of a food processor combine the cream cheese & gorgonzola. Add in the milk. If mixture is still too thick, add milk until desired consistency. Process until fairly smooth. Spread is complete.
Slice baguette thinly. Layer bread with gorgonzola spread and the tomato relish.
i had to come up with this recipe on my own. i knew a gal a few years back who made something very similar and always called it the stinky cheese dip because of the pungent gorgonzola. i lost the recipe shortly after she gave it to me and have since lost contact with her. this was my attempt to recreate it.
and how about one more? my favorite dessert.Russian Cream
1 C plus 3 Tb Heavy Cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 envelope plain gelatin
1/2 pint sour cream
1/2 t vanilla
Mix together cream, sugar and gelatin in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool until slightly thickened. Fold in sour cream and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. Pour into individual cups or mold and chill for at least 4 hours.
i serve mine with raspberry sauce, but it does well with any berry topping.
here is a pic of the inside of the dessert. i have a hard time describing it. the texture is extremely smooth, but it is thick because of the gelatin. however, it isn't like jello or pudding. just try it, YUM!!
my friend denise and i spent a great day downtown recently. we had lunch at the tom douglas restaurant lola
. afterwards we popped across the street to pick up dessert at his dahlia bakery
. And besides amazingly good food, i also picked up some yarn.
i admit the color looked more green in the store than it does in "real" light, but i still like it. i am guessing this will be another pair of broadripples if some other amazing fixation pattern doesn't come out.
and in preparation for another noni bag
the counterpane bag is off the needles and like my last noni bag, needs a lining!