Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Cooking



In my quest to get my mind off my horrible school situations, I’ve started my holiday baking. I like to buy beautiful produce and display it on my kitchen counter to get me in the mood.
My mom has a Meyer lemon tree, so that’s why all the lemon stuff (these are a beautiful, very yellow, sweet fruit)
Here’s what I’m up to:
• Meyer lemon marmalade
• Garlic and rosemary jelly
• Challah with candied fruit and pecans
• Homemade applesauce with lemon rind
• Latkes (for Hanukah)
• Roasts (to show off my marmalade and jelly)
• Tahini sweet rolls (for holiday mornings)
• Deviled eggs with anise
• Pecan pie and chocolate mousse pie (for Christmas Eve)
• Raisin pie, for myself, and to remember my gramps, who loved this pie
What about you? Any suggestions for anise, as I have a beautiful plant in my garden?
(plate and jars from Ikea)

5 comments:

Susan said...

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DBG said...

How about "sour cream anise ice cream" as seen on the blog Haverchuk?

http://haverchuk.blogspot.com/2005/10/ice-cream-project-sour-cream-anise-ice.html

It's delicious, as are the other flavors mentioned at the bottom.

kloeamongtheturks said...

Dear Susan and DBG,
Thanks so much for reading.
About the ice cream, my anise is not seed, its like celery root. So I don't think ice cream with anise root chunks will be possible...
But!
reminds me of my grandfather's favorite ice cream, licorice. And yes, it was black.
Yum.

namastenancy said...

What about anise and celery salad? I make a fennel/celery/radish salad with an oil and vinegar dressing which I love. OR - if you are feeling ambitions, you can made fennel (or anise) sausage or dressing.

kloeamongtheturks said...

I realized I mixed up anise and fennel... or are they the same? Sausage is probably beyond me, but the salad sounds great. Thanks, Nancy!