Saturday, October 02, 2010

Cookbook Project: Tuna Mousse and a Freebie!

This is a great alternative to regular tuna salad in a brown-bag lunch or bento with some crackers and raw veggies.  Of course it's also good as a party dip - if you do dips which I don't because of the double-dip germiness possibilities, eeeewwwww!  So either make sure it gets spooned out onto plates, or do individual servings.  You can pipe it onto toast points, crackers, zucchini or carrot slices, or into celery cut 1" to 2" long.  Or prepare individual serving sizes using Chinese-style spoons, endive or small butter lettuce leaves, shot glasses, etc.  There are so many creative possibilities.

The recipe for Spuma di Tonno is from Michael Chiarello, not one of my favorite TV personalities but I have to admit he does some nice things with food.

This page was so much fun - not the least because of the visual pun.  Tuna Moose was colored with Copics: B21, B26, Y11, BG72, C1, and C3, and the antlers with E34, E37, E53, and the blender.  Outlined with Sakura Glaze pens; black Glaze topped with Glossy Accents for the eye.  Tuna, antlers, and tuna fish can were all borrowed from other sources.  Font is Qokijo.  The bracket is from ateets Sunporch kit.  Little fish stamped with a couple of SEI inks.

What do you think of the fish hook and journalling page?  The page itself was originally an outline of a pirate map from Lee Hansen Graphics.  She has some wonderful clip art and coloring pages for scrapbooking and other crafts, and they translate well to die-cutting, too.  Check her out, she has fun stuff!  I cut the page from a Basic Grey distressed paper, rubbed some Distress Tea Dye on it and inked the edge with Copic BG72 to help it stand out.  And I love them so much I had to make them available for you as both a free WPC cutting file and a PNG file.  Personal, non-commercial use only, please play nice.  I would love to see what you make with these!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

if that recipe is as good as your page, then i'm for it!!! yummo! how fun.

thank you so much for stopping by my blog on the cdac blog hop. hope you had fun, and look forward to seeing you again soon.

hugs :)

Shirley said...

I absolutely love the tuna moose. This is the funniest thing and even makes me think Tuna Mousse might taste good.

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