Friday, December 23, 2011

Last Minute Odds and Ends

Dried Cherries ... Set out a small bowl of them next to the Brie; they go wonderfully well together. So does a daub of fig jam on Brie. But not both together!

I stole this from a local bistro - a bowl of mixed olives with a handful of dried cherries thrown in. The olive "juice" softens the cherries a bit. Dishes of almonds and cashews round out the bar scene.

Candied Pecans - I set a small bowl of them next to Richie's homemade pumpkin pie right by the Trader Joe's pumpkin ice cream. It's a "soft" pumpkin pie spices taste and the chopped candied pecans add a good finishing touch. A little crunch to the soft textures of the pie and the ice cream.

Update: This morning at the gym, I walked over to the monkey bars, got the correct name for this silliness and Googled it - you can laugh, too, if you go to "

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