In general, it doesn’t seem like a nursing home dining room would be the place where a person would encounter fine gourmet. But on a visit to my mother’s retirement center some time ago, the residents were served Braised Red Cabbage. The cabbage was finely shredded, tender, just a little sweet and seasoned just right. It was divine and I’ve been trying to duplicate the recipe ever since.
Valentine’s Day calls for a special dessert. I’m making an Ice Cream Brownie Cake. This started out as a birthday cake. For Valentine’s Day, I’m attempting a special effect by making it in the shape of a “dome”. The dessert has a brownie base and is topped with an ice cream dome and covered with a special brittle, magic chocolate shell. I added a few Maraschino cherries for effect. It you are a chocolate lover, this cake is delicious.
Teff is an ancient grain and a staple food in the diet of the people of Ethiopia. It has been around for thousands of years. The grain is high protein and very healthy. I’ve been searching for ways to use teff flour decided to experiment with making crackers. I served them with Golden Delicious apples for a healthy snack this winter.