Baked Camembert with Thyme and Garlic Toasts and Maple Glazed Grapes

Serves 9-12 Wine Pairing: Rose D’Anjou Ingredients 1 whole small Camembert cheese 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin 2 sprigs fresh thyme Olive oil Salt and black pepper, freshly ground For garlic toasts 1 baguette 1 garlic clove Extra virgin olive oil For grapes 1 large bunch of red seedless grapes, washed and stemmed 6 sprigs […]

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Brandade

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 pound flaky white fish (haddock, line-caught swordfish, bluefish, scrod, or croaker are the most preferable) Salt and pepper ½ pound waxy white potatoes, peeled and diced 8 cups milk 6 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped 2 fresh bay leaves ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil Black pepper 1 cup chopped fresh parsley […]

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Crostini with Blue Cheese and Pear

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 baguette 1 clove garlic Extra virgin olive oil Salt ¼ cup honey 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine 2 Asian pears, cut in quarters, cored, and sliced thin 4 ounces blue cheese, sliced PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice baguette thinly, and place on baking sheet. Rub each slice with garlic […]

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Fava Bean Puree Costini with Mint and Pea Shoots

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 pounds fava beans 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons water Juice of ½ lemon Salt Pea shoots, for garnish (optional) Baguette, for serving DIRECTIONS Prepare a large bowl of ice water and set aside. To prep and cook fava beans, […]

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Garlic Herb Bread (kid friendly)

Makes one baguette Ingredients ¼ cup basil ¼ cup fresh parsley 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons melted butter ¼ cup olive oil Salt Baguette, sliced Parmesan cheese Directions Pre-heat oven to 350° F. In a blender combine the basil, parsley, garlic and chop. Add the melted butter oil and salt and blend until smooth. With […]

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Herbed Goat Cheese

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 teaspoon salt Black pepper 2 tablespoons of each of the following fresh herbs: parsley, chives, dill, mint, tarragon, thyme, chopped fine 1 long goat cheese log, chilled Baguette, sliced and toasted PREPARATION In a small bowl, mix all ingredients except […]

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Ramp & Wild Mushroom Crostini

Makes 15-20 crostinis INGREDIENTS Olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 9-10 ramps, cleaned and trimmed, chopped fine 1 cup fresh morel mushrooms or other wild mushrooms, cleaned and chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon white wine 1 teaspoon salt […]

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Squid Stewed with Chickpeas and Peppers

Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients Olive oil 1 cup diced white onions 8 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped 1 pound dried chickpeas (soaked overnight) 2 cups canned tomatoes, strained and chopped 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon pimento or smoked paprika 1 tablespoon red chili flakes 2 cups white wine Water 1 pound squid, […]

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Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches (Banh Mi)

Makes 4-6 sandwiches Ingredients ½ cup rice vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt ¼ cup water 1 teapoon lime zest 4 inches of daikon radish, cut in super thin matchsticks about 2 inches long 2 medium carrots, cut into super thin matchsticks about 2 inches long 2 jalapeño peppers, sliced in rings 2 cloves […]

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