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Pickled Dates with Litchi Creme

12 ounces pitted dates
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon 5-spice
1/4 cup apple cider or Calvados
1 small orange, thinly sliced

Litchi Creme
4 ounces mascarpone, or softened cream cheese
4 teaspoons powdered sugar
12 canned litchis, finely minced
4 teaspoons liquid from litchi can

1) In a small bowl, toss dates with spices until evenly coated.  Pour over with cider or Calvados, and let soak for 1 hour.

2) In a 2nd bowl, beat together litchi creme ingredients until light and fluffy.  Spoon mixture into a piping bag fitted with a small nozzle.

3) Pipe filling into center of each date.  Once filled, chill dates until ready to serve.  Garnish with orange slices.
Nordamerikanska Blåbärssoppa

7 cups fresh or thawed blueberries
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
8 cups apple juice
1 large Russet or blue potato, peeled and grated
1 pinch salt.
2 sticks cinnamon
heavy cream

1) Combine apple juice, 3 cups blueberries, and potato in a soup pot over high heat, stirring until a rolling boil is achieved.   Add in cinnamon sticks.  Let simmer, cover, at low for 2 hours.

2) Raise heat to medium, stir in sugar, 3 more cups blueberries, and salt.  Continue stirring until second batch of blueberries burst.

3) Let cool to desired temperature, then ladle into 4 bowls.  Garnish each bowl with remaining blueberries, and a large dollop of cream.
Arcane Treatise 316
This is a variation of a Swedish health/dessert/breakfast soup that origionally uses bilberries, the rare, super expensive relative of (American) blueberries.

In the Meanwhile

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 27, 2015, 7:59 PM

While I figure out what to do for commissions next month, I'm going to post the themes for each day of Inktober now.
1) Pumpkin Monster
2) Watermelon Vampire
3) Dinosaur Ghost
4) Virus Monster
5) Witches
6) Mask Monsters
7) Sarcophagus Monsters
8) Vampire Sphinx
9) Werelion
10) Terrorbirds
11) Undead Fish
12) Candy Monster
13) Scary Tree
14) Fungus Demon
15) Spider Monster
16) Satan eurystomus
17) Scary Trilobite
18) Frankenlizard
19) Alien Monster
20) Mutant Fish
21) Werehyena
22) Oni
23) Tiger-Rat Chimera
24) Bat Monster
25) Werewolf
26) Ayakashi
27) Nucklavee
28) Owls
29) Scarlet Emperor
30) Evil Sorcerer
31) Evil Cat

Tell me what you think of this list.

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Stanton F. Fink
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I'm attempting to shake out all of the little thingies in my head.

Current Residence: Southern California, Favourite style of art: Woodblock, Operating System: Windows, MP3 player of choice: Real Player, Shell of choice: Nautilus, Thatcheria mirabilis, Trigonostoma cooperii, Wallpaper of choice: Anything with fish in it, Skin of choice: Keratin-based, Favourite cartoon character: The Real Ghostbusters, The Animaniacs, Personal Quote: "Driving with her is more dangerous that being married to Liza Minelli"




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