1960s Christmas Party Canapés

This elegant dip straight out of the 1960s has two ingredients: pineapple and cream cheese. Drain and chop the pineapple–I prefer the canned type without added sugar–and blend with sightly-softened cream cheese. The crackers you serve with this cream-cheese-pineapple dip ought to be the original, plain Ritz brand. Acceptable substitutes are Townhouse or Waverly crackers….

Remember Rational Standard Dress-Sizes?

Some of the styles offered by New York City’s Bergdorf Goodman in 1948 started at size 12, and went up to size 20. Originally, “plus sizes” were anything above size twenty. In 1948, this black silk dress was offered at Bergdorf Goodman in sizes 10–16. If a woman wanted something smaller, she had to shop in the children’s section.
©M-J de Mesterton 2011

Home Bar Essentials: Advice on Stocking Your Bar, from Gregory Dal Piaz

Home Bar Essentials: Advice on Stocking Your Bar, from Gregory Dal Piaz

Home Bar Essentials: Advice on Stocking Your Bar, from Gregory Dal Piaz

Home Bar Essentials: Advice on Stocking Your Bar, from Gregory Dal Piaz

Elegant Home-Made Tortilla Chips

Home-made tortilla chips have a taste and texture all their own, that cannot be duplicated by anything available in the snack section of your grocery store. M-J de Mesterton tells you how to make this versatile American appetizer.

Elegant Tahini Sauce

M-J’s Simple Recipe for Elegant Tahini Sauce Sesame paste mixed with lemon juice, water, salt and the merest hint of garlic powder makes an elegant tahini dip or sauce for mezedes, or pre-prandial appetisers. Use this elegant and simple tahini sauce as a dip for flat-breads, steamed cauliflower, celery, other fresh vegetables, and fried potatoes….

Cauliflower and Its Health-Benefits

Cancer-Inhibiting Compounds Abound in Cruciferous Vegetables, Including Cauliflower 11 Jun Article about Cauliflower in George Mateljan’s World’s Healthiest Foods Serve steamed cauliflower with tahini sauce for a delicious, health-promoting snack or vegetable dish.~~M-J