Raspberries, so they’re healthy. Right.
Tuesday September 08th 2009, 2:36 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare,Friends,Recipes

The big annual Labor Day block party.

Random Hershey’s cookbook cake recipe–using mini muffin pans, it made three dozen.  (Note to self: fancy schmancy Williams Sonoma one?  The pan looks artsy, the results, not so much. Go for plain and round only next time, like the ones shown here.)  Bake 13 minutes.

Ganache: 1 1/4 to 1 1/3 c heavy cream, ~17 oz good dark chocolate (one Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Bittersweet bar.)  Break chocolate by smashing bar (still wrapped!) to the floor repeatedly.  Thwack.  Melt chocolate in cream, stir; will semi-set fairly quickly.

Raspberries: rinsed, then carefully individually dried off.

Three of my neighbors in this square block work at Stanford Hospital. One is about to start a new job in a different department; I told her the names of my favorite nurses she’d be working with and to tell them hello for me.

I didn’t mention that the last time before this month that I finished a pair of socks, it was six years ago, done as a thank you to the highly empathetic B. for being willing to walk in his patients’ shoes. Earlier this year, I found myself saying to someone at the nurses’ station, “I’d know the back of that head anywhere!” and he turned and we had a delighted reunion, IV pole and all.

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Mmm… Those look good. And raspberries will make anything healthy! (And given that dark chocolate are good for you, too, those are practically health food!)

Comment by Jocelyn 09.08.09 @ 3:30 pm

Clearly I live on the wrong block! No block party, no raspberries. Those look yummy!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 09.08.09 @ 4:05 pm

Oh, those look delicious! I could use one right now. 🙂 Wow, I’m super impressed that you are knitting socks, again. I just can’t make me self touch those tiny needles.

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 09.08.09 @ 4:12 pm

I absolutely LOVE chocolate & raspberries together. I know, I know, chocolate goes with anything, but I have a particular weakness for it with raspberries. Those look so scrumptious, I say as my mouth is watering. Excuse me, I must go find something sweet…

Comment by TripletMom 09.08.09 @ 7:17 pm

Looks yummy.

Comment by sherry in idaho 09.08.09 @ 7:34 pm

Chocolate is VERY healthy… Although I admit I like my chocolate and raspberries separate from each other.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 09.08.09 @ 8:12 pm

Chocolate and raspberries — a combination made in Heaven! Are you bringing me one?

Fun –


Having  just moved into his new office, a pompous, new colonel was sitting at his  desk when an airman knocked on the door. Conscious of his new position, he  colonel quickly picked up the phone, told the airman to enter, then said into  the phone, “Yes, General, I’ll be seeing him this afternoon and I’ll pass  along your message. In

the meantime, thank you for your good wishes,  sir.”
Feeling as though he had sufficiently impressed the young enlisted man,  he asked, “What do you want?”

“Nothing important, sir,” the airman  replied, “I’m just here to hook up your telephone.”

Comment by Don Meyer 09.08.09 @ 8:33 pm

I’m drooling those treats are talking to me;) Hugs Darcy

Comment by Darcy 09.08.09 @ 8:47 pm

I’d say those yummy treats must fall into one of the four major food groups…chocolate candy bar, chocolate ice cream, chocolate brownies, and chocolate milk! All you need to go with them is a nice cold glass of ice wine!

Comment by Jody M 09.09.09 @ 5:45 am

I have yet to meet a berry I didn’t like…

Comment by Channon 09.09.09 @ 7:13 am

What a feast for the eyes this blog post is – on more than one level. lol

Thank you for sharing!

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