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Elegant Dessert


An elegant dessert table at M-J’s cocktail buffet holds a cake decorated with French dragée almonds, walnut chocolate brownies, and crisp chocolate-chip cookies.
M-J’s Elegant Appetizers/Appetisers at the Elegant Cook

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Elegant Dessert


An elegant dessert table at M-J’s cocktail buffet holds a cake decorated with French dragée almonds, walnut chocolate brownies, and crisp chocolate-chip cookies.
M-J’s Elegant Appetizers/Appetisers at the Elegant Cook

©M-J de Mesterton

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Elegant Dessert


An elegant dessert table at M-J’s cocktail buffet holds a cake decorated with French dragée almonds, walnut chocolate brownies, and crisp chocolate-chip cookies.
M-J’s Elegant Appetizers/Appetisers at the Elegant Cook

©M-J de Mesterton

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An elegant dessert table at M-J’s cocktail buffet holds a cake decorated with French dragée almonds, walnut chocolate brownies, and crisp chocolate-chip cookies.
M-J’s Elegant Appetizers/Appetisers at the Elegant Cook

©M-J de Mesterton

easy elegant dessert · Elegant Baking · Elegant Brownies · Elegant Buffet · Elegant cake · elegant cuisine · Elegant Décor · Elegant Dessert · Elegant Dragée · Elegant Entertaining · Elegant Party

Elegant Dessert


An elegant dessert table at M-J’s cocktail buffet holds a cake decorated with French dragée almonds, walnut chocolate brownies, and crisp chocolate-chip cookies.
M-J’s Elegant Appetizers/Appetisers at the Elegant Cook

©M-J de Mesterton

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M-J’s Elegant Hommos bi Tahini

M-J’s elegant recipe for hommos bi tahini, hummus bi tahine, tahina or whichever way you prefer to spell chickpea and sesame dip: mash the chickpeas and add sesame paste, preferably a very liquid one with lots of natural oil in it, and squeeze into this mixture the juice of a lemon, add salt, red pepper and olive oil to your taste. Mix until almost smooth. Serve hummus bi tahini with warm pita bread, Moroccan olives, shawarma, and whatever else you have on your meze table. Hummus is a perfect dip for summer entertaining. And without the addition of raw garlic, which no one will miss, this dip is more socially acceptable. The lemon component is very refreshing, the sesame paste is tasty, and the garbanzos (chick-peas) are light and airy. Combining these simple ingredients results in a magical dish that is very popular at parties.
©M-J de Mesterton
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M-J’s elegant recipe for hommos bi tahini, hummus bi tahine, tahina or whichever way you prefer to spell chickpea and sesame dip: mash the chickpeas and add sesame paste, preferably a very liquid one with lots of natural oil in it, and squeeze into this mixture the juice of a lemon, add salt, red pepper and olive oil to your taste. Mix until almost smooth. Serve hummus bi tahini with warm pita bread, Moroccan olives, shawarma, and whatever else you have on your meze table. Hummus is a perfect dip for summer entertaining. And without the addition of raw garlic, which no one will miss, this dip is more socially acceptable. The lemon component is very refreshing, the sesame paste is tasty, and the garbanzos (chick-peas) are light and airy. Combining these simple ingredients results in a magical dish that is very popular at parties.
©M-J de Mesterton
elegant appetiser · Elegant Appetizers · Elegant Cocktail Party · elegant hommos · Elegant Party · Elegant Tahini · hommos · hommos bi tahini · hummus · Hummus bi Tahini

M-J’s Elegant Hommos bi Tahini

M-J’s elegant recipe for hommos bi tahini, hummus bi tahine, tahina or whichever way you prefer to spell chickpea and sesame dip: mash the chickpeas and add sesame paste, preferably a very liquid one with lots of natural oil in it, and squeeze into this mixture the juice of a lemon, add salt, red pepper and olive oil to your taste. Mix until almost smooth. Serve hummus bi tahini with warm pita bread, Moroccan olives, shawarma, and whatever else you have on your meze table. Hummus is a perfect dip for summer entertaining. And without the addition of raw garlic, which no one will miss, this dip is more socially acceptable. The lemon component is very refreshing, the sesame paste is tasty, and the garbanzos (chick-peas) are light and airy. Combining these simple ingredients results in a magical dish that is very popular at parties.
©M-J de Mesterton
elegant appetiser · Elegant Appetizers · Elegant Cocktail Party · elegant hommos · Elegant Party · Elegant Tahini · hommos · hommos bi tahini · hummus · Hummus bi Tahini

M-J’s Elegant Hommos bi Tahini

M-J’s elegant recipe for hommos bi tahini, hummus bi tahine, tahina or whichever way you prefer to spell chickpea and sesame dip: mash the chickpeas and add sesame paste, preferably a very liquid one with lots of natural oil in it, and squeeze into this mixture the juice of a lemon, add salt, red pepper and olive oil to your taste. Mix until almost smooth. Serve hummus bi tahini with warm pita bread, Moroccan olives, shawarma, and whatever else you have on your meze table. Hummus is a perfect dip for summer entertaining. And without the addition of raw garlic, which no one will miss, this dip is more socially acceptable. The lemon component is very refreshing, the sesame paste is tasty, and the garbanzos (chick-peas) are light and airy. Combining these simple ingredients results in a magical dish that is very popular at parties.
©M-J de Mesterton
elegant appetiser · Elegant Appetizers · Elegant Cocktail Party · elegant hommos · Elegant Party · Elegant Tahini · hommos · hommos bi tahini · hummus · Hummus bi Tahini

M-J’s Elegant Hommos bi Tahini

M-J’s elegant recipe for hommos bi tahini, hummus bi tahine, tahina or whichever way you prefer to spell chickpea and sesame dip: mash the chickpeas and add sesame paste, preferably a very liquid one with lots of natural oil in it, and squeeze into this mixture the juice of a lemon, add salt, red pepper and olive oil to your taste. Mix until almost smooth. Serve hummus bi tahini with warm pita bread, Moroccan olives, shawarma, and whatever else you have on your meze table. Hummus is a perfect dip for summer entertaining. And without the addition of raw garlic, which no one will miss, this dip is more socially acceptable. The lemon component is very refreshing, the sesame paste is tasty, and the garbanzos (chick-peas) are light and airy. Combining these simple ingredients results in a magical dish that is very popular at parties.
©M-J de Mesterton
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Elegant Salad for a Summer Luncheon

An Ideal Summer Luncheon: Greek Salad with the Bread of Your Choice
An Elegant Greek Salad with Cucumbers, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, Olive Oil and Vinegar
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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. Optionally, you may drizzle olive oil over the tahini.
People find tahini sauce very pleasing in the summer months, and it is economical to make, since the sesame paste expands greatly when mixed with water and lemon juice.
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Live the Elegant “Pouch” Lifestyle…

…with beautiful pouches in various materials. Organize and protect your silver, jewels, brushes and watches; make sachets; present little party-favours in pretty little fabric bags. Go “green” with canvas or burlap pouches, or go for the glitz and glamour of organza. Use fabric pouches to store your lingerie for travel.

Elegant Canvas Pouches by PouchMart of CaliforniaThere are so many potential uses for pouches that I shall just give you the link to PouchMart in California, and you can dream up your own uses for them. The prices are fantastic for all the elegant drawstring pouches they offer, both plain and fancy. Buy them in multiples of ten or twelve, for about a dollar or less apiece. Have fun putting your stuff in pouches!

©M-J de Mesterton 2010

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Apple Tart, Pie and Antique Noritake

Elegant Apple Pie
M-J de Mesterton’s Elegant Apple Pie with Appliqué

Antique Noritake
Apple Tart and Antique Noritake, by M-J de Mesterton

M-J’s Recipe for Elegant Apple Pie Appears on The Elegant Cook

M-J's Original Almond-Lemon Flavoured Faerie Cakes
M-J’s Original Almond-Lemon Flavoured Faerie Cakes

Below: Hosting a Tea Party; Formal Tea; the True Definition of “High Tea” is “Workingman’s Supper”

Afternoon Tea, Explained ("High Tea" is Merely a Workman's Supper)
Afternoon Tea, Explained
(“High Tea” is Merely a Workman’s Supper)
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Delicious, Economical British Classics Presented by Elaine Lemm

Here are three classic British recipes presented in video form by Elaine Lemm on about.com: the Cornish Pasty (a favourite in my family for four generations, which I made for English-Speaking Union parties at my house many times); Bakewell Tart (invented in Bakewell, England), an elegant dessert, the taste of which  reminds me of Danish pastry; and Irish Colcannon–a vitamin-rich, green-and-white dish that could serve as an economical meal, which contains three vegetables. Note that Ms Lemm crimps her pasties on top. Cornish style dictates that pasties be crimped on their sides.