Fig Compote

Ingredients 1 pound fresh black figs, ripe & sweet, de-stemmed & chopped 1 cup simple syrup 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cinnamon stick 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine (optional) Directions Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring […]

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Fontina Prosciutto Panini with Caramelized Onions & Fig Compote on Dark Wheat

Ingredients 2 sliced of Dark Whole Wheat bread 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened 2 slices fontina cheese, sliced semi thick 2 slices prosciutto 2 tablespoons red caramelized onions (recipe follows) 1 tablespoon fig compote (recipe follows) Directions On the insides of the bread slices place on one side fontina cheese and on the other the […]

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Honey Lavender Fritters With Fig Compote

Makes about 20 -25 fritters Ingredients 1 pound fresh ricotta, drained 3 eggs, beaten 1 vanilla bean scraped, bean scrapings reserved ¼ cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup flour 2 tablespoons lavender flowers (fresh or dried) Oil for frying Lavender Powder *1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers crushed and mixed with ½ cup powdered […]

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Medjool Compote (Sweet)

Makes 2½ cups Ingredients 2 cups Medjool dates, chopped fine 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 tablespoon orange zest ¼ cup fresh orange juice ¼ cup hot water 2 tablespoons honey 1 cinnamon stock 2 star anise Directions Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir and place tempeature […]

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Polenta Cake with Summer Stone Fruit

INGREDIENTS 1½ cup (6 ounces) all purpose flour ¼ cup yellow cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 6 tablespoons butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ cup buttermilk PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350˚F. Combine dry ingredients. Cream butter, […]

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Silver-Dollar Walnut Cakes with Berry Compote and Lemon Ricotta

Serves 4 Ingredients For the Pancake Mix 1½ cups buckwheat flour 1½ tablespoons agave nectar ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1¼ cups almond milk, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup chopped […]

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Spicy Rhubarb Compote

Makes 1 cup Ingredients ¾ cup rhubarb, sliced thin 3 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 teaspoon orange zest ¼ cup orange juice Directions In a medium sauce pan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmering boil and allow rhubarb to cook down until soft […]

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