Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

June 9, 2009

A great anti-pasta platter

I have been thumbing through recipe books for cocktail party canapes. I prepared this one saturday night when I entertained Saturday night.. Not only does it look great, it was delicious.
A pretty platter of Artichoke with Aioli , Sweet roasted red peppers, salomi and olives.
I Paired it with a nicely chilled 2007 Oregon King Estates Pino Gris. No fuss and easy to make.
Easy Lemony Aioli Recipe:
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup Light mayonaise or salad dressing
1 T lemon fresh lemon juice
dash of chili powder.
Prepare artichokes & steam in water, with whole or sliced lemon wedges, two garlic whole garlic cloves. * Drain and allow to cool . Peel outer leaves and set aside while you chop the heart of the artichoke and fold into the mayonaise mixture. Spoon a dollop of the aioli onto edge of each artichoke leaf, or serve in individual dipping bowls. Enjoy