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    Snack Ideas

    I have visitors quite a lot but always seem to make the same snacks for them - sandwiches, sausage rolls, quiche etc.

    I am looking for something a wee bit different - but not too complicated to make.

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    Re: Snack Ideas

    Well you have found the right forum. Have you checked out the thread that starts with this <!post=post,175554 >post<!/post> ?

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    Re: Snack Ideas

    Yes - I did read it - but I dont want to make sandwiches - I want to make something else?

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    Re: Snack Ideas

    I don't suppose they'd enjoy a Jello

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    Re: Snack Ideas

    I am partial to pita breads and dips myself. You can make and freeze the kinds of dips you like. The adjvar referred to <post#=189565>post 189565</post#> makes an excellent dip as well as a sandwich spread.
    I like this eggplant dip and it freezes well.
    Roast a whole eggplant (Bake in a 350 degree oven, until juices run from the eggplant). Scrape the pulp out. (You can freeze the eggplant now and make dip out of it later).
    Combine in food processor or blender.
    Eggplant pulp.
    1/2 finely chopped white onion.
    juice from 1 lemon.
    1 tblspoon oregano ( you can play with this to get the flavour you like)
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper ( you can play with this to get the flavour you like - this isn't a "hot" dip, the pepper is there to "wake up" the other flavours)
    2 - 3 tablespoons olive oil
    After these are throughly combined you will find it is rather watery so, add:
    Enough bread crumbs to firm up the texture for dipping

    Yumm. I'd share Jefferson - but you are too far away. <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/S/evilgrin.gif alt="Yeah, right">
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    Re: about ' ajvar' - Snack Ideas

    Hi,
    Since I am the 'native cook' in the area wher ajvar has been one of the main preserves for decades, I wish to offer a genuine recipe:
    Main ingredients are eggplant and thick green peppers.
    1 kg green peppers
    1 small chilli pepper (optional)
    0.3 kg eggplants
    0.1 liter oil (*not* olive)
    5 grams salt
    5 grams sugar
    0.5 liter vinegar (from vine)

    Remove seeds and cut peppers in halves.
    Peel eggplants and cut in quarters.
    Combine sugar, salt, vinegar - let boil.
    Add eggplant and peppers in several batches and cook eack batch up to 4 minutes.
    Mash cooked vegetables in a food processor and put on hot oil, stearing constantly on low heat for half an hour.

    Put in small (0.2 liter) glass jars and close tightly.

    Ajvar is served as a dip for barbecue, fondue, or just as a spread on the fresh bread.

    Ivana <img src=/S/chef.gif border=0 alt=chef width=19 height=22>

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    Re: Snack Ideas

    Very nice and comfortable for entertaining is a fondue.
    It gives the host/hostesse a possibility to avoid running back and forth to the kitchen while serving the guests.
    Check: http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekl....htm?once=true&

    Ivana <img src=/S/chef.gif border=0 alt=chef width=19 height=22>

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    Re: Snack Ideas

    Welcome to the lounge
    You know, I think you are the first lounger from Croatia. I thought Adjvar had red peppers in it (the jars here are bright red).

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    Re: Snack Ideas

    Thanks for the welcoming . <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35>

    Ajvar can be made with red peppers, but they have a bit sweet taste. It is true that, in order to achieve a nicer colour, the best is to combine green and red ones.

    Ivana <img src=/S/munch.gif border=0 alt=munch width=19 height=17>

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    Re: Snack Ideas

    One of my favorites is a simple fruit dip.

    Soften 8 oz of cream cheeze.
    Mix in 4 oz of sour cream.
    Mix in 7 oz jar of marshmallow cream.

    Serve with various types of fruit or use as the 'sauce' on a fruit pizza.

    This can be frozen but once you taste frozen, you might not want to defrost it.

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    Re: Snack Ideas

    Sounds great, but can I ask what 'marshmallow cream' is? I'm in the UK and I've never heard of it!
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    Re: Snack Ideas

    I'm in the US and I've never heard of it either... is it also known as Fluff?
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    Re: Snack Ideas

    It comes in a jar and it reminds me of the consistency of fudge topping only it is marshmallow. It is usually sitting with the different ice cream toppings in our grocery. I decided to do a search in dictionary.com dictionary.com and it is known as "fluff" as well. Here is one of the pages pages that turned up. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Snack Ideas

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by KTYorke on 22-Apr-03 09:42. fixed the tag)</P>Now that strikes a bell, but I still can't remember precisely what it is!

    I googled to this site but I'm not much the wiser as to what it is or if it's available here!
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    Re: Snack Ideas

    Yup... that's it... well, it's what I was talking about anyway... got it at the local Pathmark. (my fiance likes it with jelly in a sandwich... I'm not a big fan)
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