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Angel Food

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004 -
Apóslâmin ida corbalanyrtne 'lsão rohl'daathiém vá nença iroyssÿrd.

The new canapé concocted for this year's Super Bowl get-together was a big hit. Initially I made three dozen, which were scarfed up in record time, and I was sent back into the kitchen to make another batch. They're easy-peasy to make, but you do need to have a Trader Joe's within your shopping distance.*

'Zaziel's Afternoon Delights

The foundation is a cracker, either a TJ's Pepper & Poppy Seed Water Cracker or one of TJ's Savory Thins. On the cracker spread a thick layer of cream cheese. I'm not horribly particular about my brand of cream cheese, but if I was, I would only use Philadelphia. Into the cream cheese press a small crumbly slice of gorgonzola cheese. Mm-mmm. This is where you humbly thank the angels, Gorgon and Zola, for their Heavenly Gift. You can eat your creation at this point, especially the minimalists among you, since the aperitif has already achieved a spare but yummy grace. But to experience the complete splendor of this mini-masterpiece, you should spread your cheeses with a thin layer of TJ's Wasabi Mayonnaise, and then top it with a slice of Basil Rotola. Which is your basic mozzarella-cheese-and-prosciutto-ham-rolled-up-with-a-bit-of-basil. Use a sharp knife when slicing the roll and wipe the knife clean between slices so that the red prosciutto swirl in the white mozzarella looks pretty.

Trader Joe's also provided the Tangerine Mango Sorbet and Passionfruit Gelato for the High Octane Citrus Slushies that kept the children nicely wired for the whole afternoon and probably half the night. The boring adults drank beer, and there's half a case of Corona left over, which doesn't thrill me. I wish they'd left me with a half-case of the Hefeweizen. Oh, well, I need beer for my TSL Tonic.†


* Shopping distances vary from tribe to tribe, culture to culture. Our clan is a moderately far-ranging group of hunter-gatherers—any distance within eighty miles is a trifle, and anything within a two-and-a-half-hour drive is considered local.

† Tree Shrub Lawn Tonic, a secret recipe given to me by a dying Tibetan holy man, who just happened to be the Master Seedsman and Shrubber of the Golden Terraces and Lost Temple of the Gardening Monks of K'unlun—a secret I have sworn to protect with my life, and use against the Evil Inorganic Chemical Corporations.

Apóslâmin ida corbalanç 'lse nesgla ugaró-cham sa cru ogrulho batãoltha alémvásde.

last eleven:

Resurrection - Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Arts and Letters -
Friday, June 17, 2005
Domestic Obsessions -
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
The Kindness of Strangers -
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
Gone -
Saturday, April 2, 2005
Coming Back, Little By Little -
Saturday, April 2, 2005
Effing Around -
Thursday, March 31, 2005
Explicably Yours -
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Things Too Innumerable To Mention -
Sunday, January 30, 2005
Mr. Armstrong -
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
The Pope in Our Kitchen -
Saturday, October 2, 2004

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