Apple Bit Créme Fraiche

Makes 1½ cups
Ingredients
1 cup créme fraiche
1 medium apple, peeled, cored and chopped superfine
2 tablespoons apple cider
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Directions
Mix together all the ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and creamy.

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Blackberries with Mint & Honey-Crème Drizzle

Serves 6
Ingredients
3 cups fresh blackberries
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup crème fraiche
¼ cup honey
¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
Maldon salt
Mint leaves, for garnish
Directions
Arrange berries in 6 single serving bowls. In a medium bowl, whisk together heavy cream, crème fraiche, honey, and mint until thick and creamy. Spoon over berries and sprinkle with a pinch of salt, and [...]

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Blackberry-Basil Buckwheat Flax Crepes with Basil Sweet Cream

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 cups blackberries
½ cup turbinado sugar
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
2 cups 2% milk
1 tablespoon sugar in the raw
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ cup buckwheat flour
¾ cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon golden flaxseeds
3 eggs
Basil Sweet Cream (recipe follows)
DIRECTIONS
In a medium bowl mix the sugar, basil and blackberries and let stand. Whisk together [...]

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Caramelized Apple Buckwheat Crepes with Light Rosemary Cream

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
For the crepes
2 cups 2% milk
1 tablespoon sugar in the raw
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ cup buckwheat flour
¾ cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon golden flaxseeds
3 eggs
DIRECTIONS
Whisk together all ingredients until a smooth batter is formed. Batter will be much thinner than pancake batter. Place in refrigerator for about 30 minutes or [...]

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Celery Root Potage with Fried Shallots, Fresh Sage and Apple Bit Créme Fraiche and Crispy Shallots

Serves 8
Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 medium leek, sliced thin
1 medium red onion, chopped small
2 small or 1 medium celery root (2-3 pounds total), peeled and cubed small
1 medium apple, peeled, cored and chopped
Salt
Cracked black pepper
¼ cup apple cider
2 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
2 cups water
Apple Bit Créme Fraiche [...]

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Fish Tacos with Cilantro Crème Fraiche

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
For Sauce
1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped fine (set aside half for tacos)
½ cup crème fraiche
½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine
Pinch of lime zest
Juice of 2 limes
Pinch of cumin
2 teaspoons salt
For Tacos
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium red onion, cut in half and sliced thin
½ jalapeño, reserved from sauce
1½ pounds halibut or snapper fillet (or [...]

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Ger-Nis Garden Potato Salad

Serves 12
Ingredients
6 cups cooked potatoes, cubed (all colors blue, red, and white)
2 cups radishes, chopped
2 cups celery, chopped
1 cup red onions, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup orange bell pepper, chopped
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup fresh dill, chopped
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup lovage, chopped
1 cup crème fraiche
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon fresh horseradish, [...]

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Grilled Stone Fruit with Honey Herb Cream

Serves 6-9
Ingredients
5-6 stone fruits, halved
½ cup turbinado sugar
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup créme fraiche
¼ cup honey
¼ cup fresh herbs of choice
Directions
Place the halved stone fruit cut side up on a large baking sheet and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Let stand for about 10 minutes. Grill the stone fruits cut side down on a grill for [...]

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Honey Pecan Sticky Buns

Makes 6
INGREDIENTS
1 stick of unsalted butter
½ cup honey (plus more from drizzling)
½ cup brown rice syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup mascarpone cheese
½ cup creme fraiche
Store bought frozen puff pastry (thawed and brought to room temperature)
½ cup chopped and toasted pecans
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Melt butter over the stove. Stir in honey, brown rice syrup, and sugar, and [...]

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Honey Pecan Sticky Buns

Makes 6 buns
INGREDIENTS
1 stick of unsalted butter
½ cup honey (plus more for drizzling)
½ cup brown rice syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup mascarpone cheese
½ cup creme fraiche
Store bought frozen puff pastry (thawed and brought to room temperature)
½ cup chopped and toasted pecans
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Melt butter over the stove. Stir in hoeny, brown rice syrup, and sugar, [...]

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Honey Roasted Onion Tart with Thyme and Topped with Fresh Fig (or Plum)

Serves about 48
Wine Pairing: Tournant Rosé
Ingredients
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed
3 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
¼ cup honey
¼ cup dry white wine
2 large sweet yellow onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
¾ cup crème fraîche
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 [...]

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Mushroom Herb Leek Puff Pastry Tartlets

Makes 8
INGREDIENTS
1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
3 tablespoons butter
1 small leek (white and light green only), cut into 2″ strips
2 cups mixed mushrooms, chopped or sliced (depending on mushroom)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup fresh thyme leaves
¼ cup crème fraiche
1 teaspoon lemon zest
¼ cup gruyere cheese
Salt and pepper
DIRECTIONS
Remove one sheet of puff pastry, and [...]

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Potage of Spring Greens, with Green Garlic and Mint

Serves 4-6
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cups onions, finely chopped
6 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
Salt
1 small potato, peeled and diced
1 bunch dandelion greens
1 large bunch arugula
4 cups vegetable stock or water
1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach
½ cup fresh mint leaves
½ cup créme fraiche
DIRECTIONS
Combine the oil, onions, and garlic in a heavy saucepan over [...]

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Root Vegetable Potage with Spiced Créme Fraiche and Honey-Crisped Walnuts

Serves 4 to 6
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 pound onions, roughly chopped (about 4 cups)
4 to 6 peeled garlic cloves
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
Sea salt or kosher salt
2 pounds assorted winter root vegetables, such as rutabaga, carrot, parsnip, turnip, celery root, and sunchokes, peeled and roughly chopped (about 8 cups)
2 teaspoons [...]

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Spring Carrot Soup with Cilantro-Lime Créme Fraiche

Serves 1-2
Ingredients
1 tablespoons canola or olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
Zest of 1-2 limes (reserve half of the cream fraiche)
3 medium carrots, chopped, peels on
1 cup water
Juice of ½ a lime
Salt
Black pepper
Cilantro-Lime Créme Fraiche, to garnish (recipe follows)
Directions
In a heavy bottomed soup pot over medium heat, add oil. Cook garlic and onions for a few [...]

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Spring Gratin of White Asparagus

Serves 8
Adapted from Skye Gyngel
Ingredients
¼ cup butter
Salt
12-14 white asparagus spears, trimmed
2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, plus 1 tablespoon reserved
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
½ cup créme fraiche
¾ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
½ cup pecorino cheese
Directions
Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease a baking dish with butter and sprinkle with salt. Place the trimmed asparagus [...]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tartlets with Honey Crème Fresh

Makes 6 tartlets

Ingredients

Sweet Pie Dough (1 recipe- for one large tart)
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 cup rhubarb, sliced
⅓ cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup crème fresh
¼ cup honey

Directions

Preheat oven to 375° F. Place the pie dough into 6 little tart shells, making sure it is smooth and even out [...]

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Strawberry-Lemon Thyme Rhubarb Tartlets with Honey Creme Fresh

Makes 6 tartlets.
INGREDIENTS
Sweet Pie Dough (1 recipe for one large tart) (add 2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme)
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 cup rhubarb, sliced
¼ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves
1⁄3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup créme fresh
¼ cup honey
DIRECTIONS
Pre heat oven to 375°F. Place the pie dough into 6 little [...]

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Winter Squash Potage with Spiced Créme Fraiche

Serves 4 to 6
INGREDIENTS
For soup
3 pounds winter squash (such as kabocha, acorn, or butternut), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large or 2 medium Spanish onions, chopped (2 cups)
Sea salt or kosher salt
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 quart vegetable stock, or water
½ cup apple cider [...]

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