Braised Duck Legs with Figs Lime and Honey

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 duck legs, trimmed of excess fat Salt 12 large shallots, peeled and left whole, roots trimmed 12 dried figs 2 branches fresh rosemary 4 tablespoons honey 4 quarter-size slices fresh ginger 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1-2 cups duck stock DIRECTIONS […]

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Braised Sauerkraut Apples and Onions with Fried Tempeh/ Smoked Whitefish

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For tempeh 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 8 ounces tempeh, sliced crosswise into 8 pieces ½ cup dry white wine 1 teaspoon smoked paprika ¾ teaspoon smoked sea salt or sea salt For sauerkraut 4 tablespoons (frac12; stick) unsalted butter 3 cups thinly sliced onions ½ cup diced carrots ½ cup diced […]

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Chicken Cacciatore

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 4 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in 2 chicken wings, skin on, bone in Sea salt Black pepper ½ cup flour (for dredging) Olive oil 3 cloves of garlic, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped medium 2 medium carrots, chopped medium 2 ribs of […]

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Goat Cheese, Watercress and Mixed Spring Pea Risotto with Pea Shoots

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 5 cups vegetable broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup watercress, chopped ¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled Salt Freshly ground pepper Pea shoots, for garnish DIRECTIONS In a medium sized saucepot heat chicken broth […]

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Pea & Lemon Risotto with Mint Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 5 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper Mint Butter (Recipe follows) Directions In a medium sized saucepot, […]

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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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Sauteed Baby Artichokes with Garlic and Mint

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 16 baby artichokes, trimmed, stems left on if possible, halved and rubbed with lemon 6 cloves garlic, peeled 2 sprigs fresh thyme ¾ cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped Sea salt or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Warm the oil […]

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Spring Pea Risotto with Prosciutto and Basil & Mint Butter

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the pea risotto 5 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 5 slices of prosciutto cut in small pieces 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper For the basil & mint butter […]

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Wild Mushroom Herb Gravy

Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup mixed wild mushrooms, sliced and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, […]

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