Chocolate Yummy

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Talk about four tiers of heaven! Chocolate Yummy:  Vanilla Cream Cheese spread across a Roasted Pecan Shortbread Crust,  topped with dark chocolate custard and adorned with Freshly whipped cream and more chocolate.  What a perfect wrap-up to Charlie’s farewell dinner of century egg-chicken congee paired with lemon-honey ginger beer.

Here’s the link to the recipe on Charlie’s blog:
http://charles-fortner.blogspot.com/2012/05/chocolate-yummy.html?m=1

Indulgent Pesto Mushrooms

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Stem/clean some Cremini/Portobello Mushrooms. (They’re actually the same mushroom, just different ages!)

Arrange Shrooms on a plate and cover with a bowl.

Microwave for 30-45 sec.

Fill warmed Mushrooms with Basil Pesto and, if on-hand, top it off with a candied Jalapeño.

Again, cover the plate and microwave for another 1.5-2 minutes at about 1000MW.

For additional umami, garnish with roasted seaweed (Kizami Nori きざみのり).