From the Garden to the Kitchen
Yardboy, June is the month that graduation celebrations abound, and this cheese ball recipe is sure to become a favorite with our readers. It serves 15-20, can be done ahead and is always a winner. It’s a good way to use those onion chives that need trimming back, too.
CELEBRATION CHEESE BALL (Process in food processor or with mixer.)
2 cups extra sharp cheddar
8 oz cream cheese, softened
4 oz (1 cup) blue cheese, crumbled
½ stick butter, softened or margarine
1 good tablespoon Worcestershire
Tabasco to taste – start with a teaspoon
1 large garlic clove, minced
Palm full of fresh parsley, chopped
½ cup chives (chopped) or substitute green onions
Now you can either roll this into a ball or pack into crocks.
Serve with crackers, crudités, bagel chips, etc.
Gilding the Lily: Roll in fresh chopped parsley and minced chives before serving.
-Rita Heikenfeld, CCP / Herbalist www.abouteating.com
[Do we compromise in our marriage? Sure. There is an amiable arrangement between Rita and I whereby we agree to let her have her own way. -Frank Heikenfeld]
OBKB. That’s it for this week. Now do yourself a favor. Go out and plant a tree, and then have the best week and weekend of your life. See ya. RW, the Yardboy. (Join us every Saturday morning 6-9am, In the Garden, on 55KRC The Talk Station.)