Sunday, December 12, 2010

Puffed Wheat Squares

This was always a favorite around our house during Christmas time or any time.
It was very very easy to make and the recipe was almost right on.

I think Mom must have made a double batch as this was thinner than I remember, I was thinner too :-)

Just follow the directions and 1/2 the pan size or double the recipe!

Put it in the fridge to set up and then cut.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Red Navel Mimosa

The segue to this article is totally unintentional.

( Ukrainian Martini to Red Navy)

I have been thinking about the holidays and spring all at the same time !

Over the holidays a friend sends us a box of
mixed oranges as a treat. This gives us the opportunity to try oranges every way imaginable.
This years box contained red navel oranges that have more to do with their colour than the former Soviet Navy.

The taste is spectacular and when you mix them with your favorite champagne you have a bubbly breakfast drink that sets the day on edge, or a least slightly off kilter.

We have a variety of Christmas morning foods like bear-claw pastry and bacon and egg pies that this goes well with.

The recipe is very easy ...


In a champagne glass

3 oz orange juice

3 oz Champagne or sparkling white wine

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ukranian "Dirty" Martini

Rорілка з кріп часник

I was having a discussion with a close friend and commented that I had made a very dirty martini for a Russian stylist over the holidays.

What doesn't happen in Jersey stays in Jersey so thats not the story here.

One thing led to another and it turned into a dirty martini made with Ukranian garlic dill pickle and juice. If you have tasted these dill pickles you will know how delicious and garlicy they are.

I would recommend these in extreme moderation as they are extremely delicious and powerfull.

2 oz vodka
1 oz dill pickle juice with bits of garlic
chill in cocktail mixer with ice

" Shaken not Stirred"

Pour into a chilled cocktail glass

Garnish with 2 baby dills or a pickled garlic clove