Apple Mustard Mint Glazed Ham

Wine Pairing: Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Riesling Gueberschwihr – Organic 2008, Germany. This almost perfect German Riesling has smoke and stone notes lached with white peach, apple, and lemon zest. It’s zesty and snappy with a white pepper-tinged finish. It is perfect for this ham! Retails for around $18. INGREDIENTS For the Brine One whole bone […]

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Apple, Blue Cheese and Bacon Salad

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 head of butter leaf lettuce (or mesclun mix), leaves roughly torn 1 to 2 tart apples, seeds removed, chopped medium 2 oz, Oregon sweet blue cheese, crumbled by hand 3 pieces thick-cut bacon, cooked and chopped 1 medium red onion, sliced in rounds Red Wine Vinaigrette, recipe follows Salt and freshly […]

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Artichokes with Lemon Aioli Dip

INGREDIENTS 4 globe artichokes 2 lemons 1 recipe lemon aioli (see recipe) or any favorite vinaigrette DIRECTIONS Wash the artichokes to remove and grit between the leaves. Snap off the stems at the base, so the artichokes stand upright. Use kitchen shears to trim the tips of each leaf. Rub the cut leaves with lemon […]

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Asparagus Salad with Mimosa and White Wine Vinaigrette

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 pound thin asparagus, 1 inch trimmed from the bottoms Sea salt or kosher salt 4½ teaspoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon minced scallion (white part only) 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1⁄8 teaspoon honey 4½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground black pepper Mimosa (optional) 1 hard-cooked egg 1 tablespoon finely chopped […]

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Citrus Aioli

Makes approximately ½ cup Ingredients 3 cloves garlic Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lime zest 1 large egg yolk ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard Coarse sea salt ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon canola oil Freshly ground black pepper Directions Place garlic, lemon juice and zest, lime zest, egg […]

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Classic Garlicky Caeser Salad

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 heads of romaine lettuce, roughly chopped 1 large egg 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1½ teaspoons anchovy paste or 4 whole anchovies 1 teaspoon capers 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt 1⁄3 cup […]

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Fish Foil with Veggies and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS 1 small traditional eggplant or 4 Japanese eggplants, cut into 1-inch cubes 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 whole head of garlic 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped 2 medium zucchini, sliced into disks 10 sundried […]

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Green Apple and Celery Salad with Walnuts and Lemon Vinaigrette

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 6 large or 8 medium celery stalks 1⁄3 cup roughly chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 teaspoons honey ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Freshly milled black pepper 1 large Granny smith apple ¼ […]

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Grilled Chicken Paillard with Nectarine Salsa and Peach BBQ Sauce

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless Salt/pepper Peach BBQ Sauce (recipe follows) 2 nectarines, not fully ripe, firm, deseeded and chopped small ½ red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small ½ red onion, chopped small 1 serrano chili, deseeded and chopped fine ½ cup […]

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Orange Mint Pomegranate Salsa

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 8 small lamb chops Salt/pepper ¼ cup orange juice ¼ cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon honey 1 tiny pinch of red chili flakes 2 medium oranges, segmented and chopped coarsely ½ cup pomegranate seeds ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped fine […]

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Herbed Lamb Kabobs with Garlicky Mint Yogurt & Mustard Mint Pesto

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ cup red onion, chopped fine 2 pounds ground lamb 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh […]

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Not Your Mama’s Fried Chicken

4 servings Ingredients 1 egg 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, leaves chopped 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon water Salt & pepper ½ cup sliced almonds ¼ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour 8 chicken tenders ¼ cup Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons honey Juice of 1 lemon Cooking spray Directions Preheat oven at 375˚F. […]

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Panko Crusted Asparagus Spears with Citrus Aioli

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons citrus champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 bunches (about 12 pieces per) asparagus, ends trimmed 1 cup white Japanese-style breadcrumbs (Panko) Directions Preaheat oven to 450°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In […]

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Rampatini

Makes one cocktail Ingredients 2 ounces gin 1 ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled ramp juice Ice Pickled ramps (recipe follows) Directions Shaken: In a shaker combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice and ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with pickled ramp Stirred: In a large glass filled with ice […]

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Ramptini

Makes one cocktail INGREDIENTS 2 ounces gin 1 ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled ramp juice Ice Pickled ramps (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS Shaken: In a shaker combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice and ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with pickled ramp. Stirred: In a large glass filled with ice, […]

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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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Water Cress Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 2 bunches watercress, trimmed, washed, stems torn into 2 inch pieces For vinaigrette 1 tablespoon Dijon Style mustard 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and fresh ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Place the prepared watercress in a large bowl and […]

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Whole Wheat Rigatoni and Vegetables in a Ginger, Soy and Honey Sauce

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound whole wheat pasta dough, cooked For sauce Olive oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 6 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2″ piece of ginger, peeled and julienned 1 red pepper, cored and chopped 1 bunch collard greens, leaves and stems (reserved), chopped ½ pound brown mushrooms, sliced 1½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 […]

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