Fresh Star-Anise Strawberry Sauce

Makes 1 cup Ingredients ½ cup strawberries ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup water 1 star anise Directions In a medium saucepan combine the strawberries, sugar, water and the star anise and bring to a boil and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until thick and strawberries cooked down. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 […]

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Jamaican Jerk Glazed Ham

Wine Pairing: Charles Joguet, Chinon “clos du Chene Vert” – Organic 2002, France. This highly complex and extremely spicy wine does not overcomplicate the intricate flavors of the jerk glaze and spices, instead they forge an incredibly bold pair suited for bold palettes and the brave of heart, much like the dish itself! Retails for […]

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Mango Banana Spring Rolls with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Makes 6 rolls Ingredients 1 cup sweet red bean paste (recipe follows) 6 small rice paper wrappers 1 semi ripe mango sliced long and thin 2 bananas, halved and sliced into 3 inch long strips about ½ and inch thick Fresh Star Anise Strawberry Sauce (recipe follows) Directions In a large bowl of warm water, […]

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Massaman Beef Curry

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound beef, sliced or cubed (about 1 inch-chunk or sirloin is best) 2 teaspoons grated ginger 1 can 14 ounces unsweetened coconut milk 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce of tamari 1 tablespoon canola oil or peanut oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped small 1 small shallot, chopped […]

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Mulled Hot Apple Cider

Makes 1 quart INGREDIENTS 1 quart fresh apple cider 1 cinnamon stick 3 cloves 1 star anise 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 to 2-inch piece of ginger, sliced thin (peeled or not peeled) PREPARATION Place all items in a large pot on high heat. When mixture begins to boil, reduce heat and simmer for […]

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Pestinos Y Mermalada De Naranja (Fritters with Orange Marmelade)

Recipe adapted from the Cuisines of Spain by Teresa Barrenchea Makes 25 fritters and 2 cups of marmalade INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons salted butter 6 tablespoons sweet white dessert wine 1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice (2 to 3 oranges) 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Pinch of […]

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