Party Recipes and Notes

Just a quick aside to those of you who attended the BBQ here yesterday and asked me for recipes – like I said, nearly everything I made has been blogged about before, but to save you some time from looking through the archives, here’s a quick list of links to the recipes.

The pears were drizzled with Lavender Honey from Mockingbird Meadows. You can buy it at her stand at the Worthington Farmers Market.

The cheeses that were on the cheese plate were Rogue River Blue, Cypress Grove Purple Haze, Brie with Rohini’s Medium Hot Cranberry Chutney, Rembrandt (Aged Gouda), and Port Salut. You can get Rogue River Blue at Curds and Whey at the North Market, and the Cypress Grove can be found practically anywhere (it’s on sale right now for $5.99 at the Whole Foods on Lane Ave). Brie and Port Salut can be found in any supermarket. The only place I’ve been able to find the Rembrandt locally is Giant Eagle. Rohini’s Chutney can be purchased on Saturday at the Worthington Farmers Market or Wednesdays at the Westerville Farmer’s Market.

I haven’t blogged about the fruit dip yet, but it’s a simple recipe – 1 box of Jello Vanilla Pudding mix to 1 small container of Cool Whip to 1 pint of sour cream. Mix it all together and chill overnight. I made my version low-fat/low-sugar by using light sour cream, Cool Whip Lite, and No Sugar Added Vanilla pudding.  The little yellow orbs that were on the fruit plate next to the grapes were ground cherries. I got them this past weekend at the North Market farmers market at the Wayward Seed Farms stand. The grape variety was Canadice, also available at the North Market Farmers Market at the Orchard of Bill and Vicky Thomas. The yellow fleshed watermelon is from Wish Well Farms (also North Market Farmers Market).

The variety of wine I poured was Piemonte Moscato 2005 and/or 2007. It’s currently my favorite wine. It’s available for $9.99/bottle at Grapes of Mirth in the North Market.

I hope this has answered any questions you all had about what was served. If you have any more, don’t hesitate to ask. I had a wonderful time, thank you everyone who came and brought something for making the party a success! (Anne, could I please have your yogurt cheese recipe? It was wonderful!)

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