FONDUE: ideas, set, party, recipes – here’s one for chocolate & fruit*

Vol. 3,  No. 46,  Wednesday February 13th 2013


(Antonietta’s Kitchen*)

“the art of food, wine, family & more*”

By Antonietta La Posta

 TITLE: “FONDUE: ideas, set, party, recipes – here’s one for chocolate & fruit* TIMES*”


I love chocolate, no matter how it’s served.  Fruit covered with chocolate is a healthy dish, don’t you agree?  With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, this is a romantic dish to serve, especially for a party for two!   (Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series on kitchen, recipes.)


  1. Semi-sweet chocolate
  2. Butter
  3. Sweetened condensed milk
  4. Water
  5. Vanilla extract
  6. Ceylon cinnamon
  7. Fruits:
  • Strawberries are the erotic fruit
  • Pineapple slices
  • Melon slices:
    • Honey dew -I call it the Honey-do-it or
    • Cantaloupe
  1. Crackers
  • Whole wheat – they’re healthy
  • Multi grain – they’re healthy

Why I prefer Lactantia Olivina brand 1.9 lb. 850g

I prefer Lactantia Olivina brand because its label says that it’s non hydrogenated, low in saturated fatty acids, trans fat free, source of omega -3 polyunsaturates, cholesterol free, plus it has extra light flavoured olive oil. It also tastes good.

Why I prefer Surfin brand pure vanilla extract 56 ml.

I like that its ingredients are water, alcohol, vanilla bean extractives. It also tastes good.


To make and serve fondue, you need

  • Saucepan
  • Serving platter
  • Fondue pot in which small pieces of food are desigend to be dipped into chocolate, cheese, etc. (Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –

Why I prefer Cast Iron Fondue Set, $39.95 – Crate&Barrel

To give you a specific reference, I have checked on-line and I found information on this Cast Iron Fondue Set– Product BergHOFF Neo 12-Piece Cast Iron Fondue Set price $39.95, Style # Y4489. (

Antonietta’s Recipe of the Month –


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Ceylon cinnamon


  1. Place 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate in a saucepan;
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of butter;
  3. Add (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk;
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of  water;
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon;
  6. Heat on stove-top burner at medium heat;
  7. Stir maximum 5 minutes;
  8. Remove from stove;
  9. Add vanilla extract;

10.  Light Fondue pot; and

11.  Serve with fruit & crackers on platter.


Today, I’m suggesting a dessert in two courses. I’m describing the first above. As to the second, I’ll leave it to your imagination.

Take this dish out for a spin and tell me if you agree.

And that’s my food favorite for the week, what’s yours? *


PREVIEW (tentatively scheduled for Monday, February18th 2013): Now that it’s the season for Love, I will consider the question that has perplexed women since the time of Eve. Once she was with Adam, and before the apple biting incident, should she or should she not, play Cupid and fix up her unmarried girl friend or work mate with one of Adam’s single buddies? What happens if he turns out to be a jerk? Or worse still, What happens if it works out and they get married and in the end, he turns out to be an abuser?  I think that we should talk. You know where to find me next Monday – here in this space. (Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series on relationships, romance, dating and marriage.)


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