Deserted Island Archive

Trista Patterson brings the world to her island

TristaPattersonPhoto (1)Trista Patterson has been a kayak guide in Italy, a Fulbright Scholar and worked with the United Nations. For all that, she calls Sitka home and joined us on Earbones February 22nd to share the 10 songs that she would choose to have if stranded on a deserted island. Of course she also brought in a dessert recipe to share, because it is always better to have a sweet something when dancing on your island. Here is a recording of the show, a list of Trista’s music and the a recipe for an exquisite chocolate tarte~

Trist’s Songs
1) The xx – Islands
2) Lenine – Na Pressão
3) Jovanotti – L’ombelico del Mondo
4) Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
5) Noir Desire – Des Visages Des Figures
6) House of Pain – Jump Around
7) Pavarotti – Rigoletto La Donna
8) Lykke Li – Dance Dance Dance
9) Edith Piaf – Non, Je ne Regrette Rien
10) Peggy Lee – I Don’t Know Enough About You

Dessert! Tarte au chocolat chez Judith
Pastry shell (or shortbread recipe, pressed into shallow pie tin)
1 c Almond paste

3 1/4 cups crème fraiche
1/3 cup whole milk/cream
10 oz dark dessert chocolate (the good stuff)
1 large egg (or two small)

Press almond paste into pastry shell

Combine crème fraiche and cream in double boiler
add in broken pieces of chocolate, melt them in
when melted, add lightly whisked eggs egg/s
pour into shell

bake @ 300-350 for 10 mins, let cool to set


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