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Quiet Weekend

Posted Feb 27 2011 7:27pm

I started to feel under the weather on Saturday… so I’ve been taking it easy this week. Napping, doing some small cooking projects  and cleaning the house… sometimes it’s nice to have a week nice this!

A couple of our meals from  this weekend…

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On Saturday, we took a walk to Cristina’s Spice & Specialty Foods.

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I’d never been there and it really an experience!  I was looking for crystalized ginger, but left with a little more-including Zaatar, a spice used in many homemade Mediterranean recipes.

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Ginger was the last thing on my list to make a new truffle recipe I had read about- fig & ginger truffles! I saw these little delectables on Mag-pie’s , and thought they sounded so good I had to try them!

The Ingredients

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I played around with the ingredients- here is what I came up with:

  • 2 cups of dried black mission figs, diced(don’t forget to take off the stems)
  • 1/3 cup of crystalized ginger, diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. of honey
  • 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of GOOD dark chocolate

Put the figs, ginger, cinnamon and honey in a food processor and process for about 45 second or until the ingredients mix together into a large mass. Roll the mixture into small balls, about teaspoon size, and place on a cooking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. 

To melt the chocolate- either heat the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave. It should be completely melted! Roll the fig mixture into the melted chocolate until coated. Place back on the parchment lined cookie sheet, and place in the fridge until set, about 15 minutes. 

Note: the fig ball in the middle of the screen that has not yet been covered!

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These might be my new favorite treats!

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It’s time to see what the ladies are waiting at the Oscars- then off to bed!

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