Last month, I hosted a virtual zakuski (Russian-style smorgasbord) party. After picking up a bag of red beets, damson plums, and Asian pears from a local farm stand, I came up with a few recipes to celebrate small plates of seasonal foods.
Thanks to Meeta (What’s For Lunch Honey?) for hosting and to everyone who joined the monthly mingle. I only wish the party hadn’t ended so soon…
The zakuski roundup:
Sara Clevering from Three Clever Sisters: Chicken Liver Pate
R & R from Tadka Pasta: Groovy Golden Beets
Kalinda Piper from Wheat-Free Meat-Free: Mushroom Caviar with Buckwheat Blini
plus a few dishes I came up with…
For anyone who likes rich custard, Sally (My Custard Pie) breaks down the alchemy of cooking egg yolks with milk, vanilla, and sugar to make a simple cream on her blog for this month’s mingle.