Sunday, February 28, 2021

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Balsamic Glaze


Ahh Brussel Sprouts, they are not just for Thanksgiving! Of course because
they are cabbage in miniature I adore them, but do not let my bias sway you,
try them yourself with three wonderful flavors that compliment them perfectly:
balsamic glaze, blue cheese and walnuts!

The best part of this dish is that it feels gourmet and elegant and yet requires so little effort, other than preparing the sprouts. But once that is done and they are in the oven baking to crisp perfection, then you are just making the finishing touches, and oh what touches they are!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Berry Semifreddo - Italian Soft Frozen Dessert


Ice cream makers are one of those gadgets that all too often sit and collect dust, am I right? Well here is a delicious (semi) frozen treat that is made gadget free!

Semifreddo is four basic ingredients and then add flavoring. Except for the freezing part, it takes less than 20 minutes preparation and then 8 hours later, presto! Deliciousness!

While preparation involves working with a double boiler (one pan with simmering water in it and a bowl on top with the ingredients) once you have created this magic, you realize it isn't as intimidating as it sounds.

My versions have only used berries, and frozen actually work better if you are more interested in the swirl of flavor as opposed to chunks of berries. If you search the web you can add in all sorts of stuff from chocolate and peanut butter to crushed candy, whatever delights you!