Recipes By Deborah Davidson
Almost as strong as my love of cheesecake is my fascination with the designs that are revealed in sliced fruits and vegetables. This cheesecake recipe was inspired by the galaxy-like pattern in a cross-section of kiwi fruit.
It's a easy as pie and it looks like a cake! This is a variation of oshi-zushi, a form of sushi made in box molds. This one uses fresh (raw) sashimi salmon, but can be adjusted for smoked salmon or cooked flaked salmon, just by reducing the seasoning in the rice. Try fresh dill weed instead of perilla leaves. Green and pink peppercorns make great garnish for the holidays too.
This is for the Eat Pretty contest. Here's your chance to become familiar with a vegetable that deserves wider recognition. It's delicately shaped, delicately flavored, and plays an honored role in Japanese New Years dishes.
I call them Artsy because they're pretty to look at, and Fartsy because....well.... you know... because they're made from beans. This is a healthy snack that is sure to make kids giggle. Add a little sugar if you really have to have them sweeter.