Sunday, November 08, 2009

In Her Shoes

Today I was honored and privileged to be a guest on In Her Shoes. This radio program airs Sundays at 1pm on 1240 AM.
Shelley Mielock and Tiffany Dowling host the show, “getting straight to the point on platforms that matter to women.” They asked me to give some tips for entertaining during the holidays. I have never had the opportunity to appear on a radio or television program so it was an exciting new event for me.

Just a few of the tips from the show:
When you are entertaining and short on time, think about using premade deli or restaurant items and serving in your own bowl or platter. Garnish with fresh herbs or edible flowers (available with herbs in several markets).

Another fun option is to make fruit skewers with a few of your favorite in-season fruits and serve with one of the following dips:

Cream Cheese Dip
8 ounces plain cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar or 1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine until smooth. Serve at room temperature.

Maple Dip
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamonPinch of ground cloves

Combine thoroughly and serve warmed.

Orange-Ginger Dip
1/2 cup of orange juice, if using fresh orange zest first
1 Tablespoon of lime juice, if using fresh lime zest first
8 ounces plain Greek yogurt (like because strained, if using regular, allow to strain through cheese cloth or coffee filter)
1/2 - 1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger, to taste

Combine the orange juice, lime juice and zest from both fruit (if using) in a small skillet and cook over medium-high heat until reduced to 2 Tablespoons. Allow to cool.

Add reduce juice and ginger to yogurt. Serve at room temperature.

To listen to the program in its entirety, go to In Her Shoes and listen to the November 8 broadcast. The show airs live from the studio next to Grand Traverse Chocolate and Coffee Company in the Stadium District.

1 comment:

Adige said...

Sounds like a yummy year!