A to Z Challenge- E

E is for Endive and Elderberry or, a teeny tiny cocktail party.

Stuffed Belgian Endive appetizers
Rinse a head of Belgian Endive and separate the leaves from the core. Arrange these on a tray. Take one can of tuna in olive oil (drain some of the oil off), add 2tbsp mayonnaise, 1tbsp capers, 1 chopped roasted red pepper. Scoop about 1tbsp of the mixture into your endive leaves.

Or fill the leaves with a tsp of labneh (or cream cheese) a bit of red onion and some smoked salmon.


Here's is a recipe for Elderberry Liquor from the fabulous site, Hunter, Gardner, Angler, Cook. In a tumbler, pour 1oz vodka and 1 oz elderberry liquer. Add the juice of 1/2 of a lemon. Top with tonic water and a slice of lemon. If you don't want to make your own elderberry liquor, you could substitute St. Germain (which has a fabulous website) & is made from Elderflower or Kir in this.

The sweet-tartness of this drink is a nice counterpoint to the salty fishiness of Tuna or Salmon. Now you got yourself a party~!


  1. I really don't think I have ever had an elderberry

    Are they tart or sweet?

    Came by from Tales of the Reborn Crafter

  2. I have never had an elderberry before. Sounds yummy!


  3. Elderberries are in the currant, wild blueberry family of tart to sweetness...
    They can be hard to find fresh, but I've seen them frozen and dried quite often.


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