Thursday, August 18, 2005
Wauw! There's a Blog Party Near You!
Greetings from Bayreuth! I'm here with my Dad (and an incredibly slow internet connection - but I found one!) and I just had to be a part of Stephanie's new event: Blog Party! Cook up a tasty, one (two-three-or-four)- bite(s)-sized treat - then blog about it, and send a link to Stephanie. You can even throw a real party if you want to, Lord knows you'll have plenty of ideas as to what to serve, drink and listen to, with the round-ups and editions to come! And if you don't know who else to invite, you can always invite me - tee-hee!
I just told you a little while ago about my tapas-esating sister. Well, so be it, I have a fairly sized repertoire of small morsels, and while I love the whole gather around the big bowl let me ladle you some stew, I also enjoy a perfect little treat, served just for me. One of them is the one pictured above. It's gazpacho (you know, the cold tomato soup) served in a shot-glass, this one served for my cousins 18-th. birthday. I decorate it with just a drop or two of extra virgin olive oil and a small stick of selery (sp?? I am far, far away from a dictionary, sorry;-))
One of the other reasons I also like this event is that we don't have to give specific recipes - and as it is, my gazpacho changes a bit from time to time - simply because I seem to forget what I did the last time. But these are the guidelines:
Plenty of fresh, ripe tomatoes, blanched, skinned and deseeded
Bell peppers, red and yellow (I do not like green ones - I do not!)
Selery (again with the sp?)
Small bit of onion
Salt and pepper
Bread crumbs or stale bread
- all dumped into the food processor, whizzed, and chilled for at least a day (to make the flavors blend together too) Serve like this, or you could make (or buy) little grissini sticks or long croutons - cucumber sticks - whatever. Most importantly, have a GREAT party!
Thanks for the new event-invention Stephanie!
(PS: I'll updtae with all of the appropriate links - this internet-connection is so slow and I have to go to the opera soon!)