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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 â…“ 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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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