Concord Grape Jack O’Lantern Punch

Makes 1 big pumpkin’s worth of punch Ingredients 2 cups turbinado or raw sugar 2 cups water 2 cups fresh concord grapes, smashed 3 cardamom pods, crushed 2 cinnamon sticks, cracked 2 teaspoons nutmeg, freshly grated 1 inch piece of ginger, sliced thin Large Jack O Lantern, seeds removed and cleaned but not carved ( […]

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“Baja Style” Spicy Purple Kale Pesto Sauce

Makes 2 cups pesto Ingredients ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted 2 cups purple kale, stems removed and chopped 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup red onion, chopped fine ½ cup avocado or olive oil Zest of 1 lime, juice of two 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 jalapeño, chopped (seeds […]

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Cornmeal Crust Ricotta Fig Tartlets

Makes 6 Tartlets Ingredients 1 batch cornmeal crust, refrigerated 1 pound fresh ricotta cheese 2 eggs¼ cup raw sugar 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped Pinch of cinnamon 1 teaspoon orange zest 1 pint of fresh figs, cut in half ½  teaspoon lavender flowers (optional) Directions Make sure the batch of cornmeal […]

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DARK CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN TRUFFLES WITH SPICED PUMPKIN SEEDS

Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoon ground spiced pumpkin seeds ¼ cup pumpkin puree½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nut meg ½ teaspoon ground white pepper 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet  dark chocolate, chopped cocoa powder mixed with a little pumpkin […]

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El Romero- Italian Celery Root Citrus Coolers

Ingredients 1 lemon, halved and sliced thin 1 lime, halved and sliced thin 1 orange, halved and sliced thin 1 mandarin, halved and sliced thin 8 kumquats, halved 1 medium celery root, peeled and cubed small 2-3 kaffir lime leaves 1 bottle Dorothy Parker Gin (New York Distilling Co.) *Rosemary Sugar Salt *Rosemary Syrup Fresh […]

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Fresh Apple Shrub

Ingredients 2 tart apples, peeled and chopped ½ cup raw or turbinado sugar 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon caraway seeds ¾ cup apple cider vinegar Directions Mash together the apples, sugars, and caraway seeds until a rough applesauce has been formed. Place the mixture in a mason jar and let sit over night […]

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Ginger-Beet Cava with Fresh Tarragon Orange Zest

Ingredients 2 orange beets, peeled and chopped 1 sprig of fresh tarragon, a few leaves reserved Juice of 1 orange 1 tablespoon of orange zest ¼ cup sugar ½ cup water Champagne or sparkling wine 1 navel orange for garnish Directions Combine the beets, tarragon, orange juice, zest, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan […]

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Mango Negroni

2 ounces mango infused gin* 1 ounce campari 1/2  ounce sweet vermouth Mango slice garnish In a rocks glass stir together the gin, campari and sweet vermouth.  Fill with ice and garnish with a slice of mango. *Mango infused Gin-Place one ripe mango (chopped)  in a mason jar and fill with gin and allow to […]

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Maple & Roasted Parsnip Champagne with Rosemary Dust

Ingredients 2 parsnips, chopped ¼ cup turbinado or raw sugar 3 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves 1 cup water Champagne or sparkling wine Directions Pre-heat oven to 390°F. In a mixing bowl combine the parsnips, sugar, maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of rosemary leaves, then toss together until coated and mixed. Arrange […]

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Orange Thyme Cranberry Sauce

Makes 3 cups Ingredients 2 cups fresh cranberries 1 cup light brown sugar or turbinado sugar Zest of 1 orange Juice of one orange ½ cup fresh thyme leaves 1 cinnamon stick ½ cup water Directions Place all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat and cook until cranberries begin to burst. Reduce heat […]

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Pan Fried (Herbal) Cod Tacos with “Baja Style” Spicy Purple Kale Pesto Sauce and Pickled Red Cabbage

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 cups red cabbage, shredded Juice of 2 limes 2 teaspoons salt 4 pieces of cod, local & sustainable Salt and pepper 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped superfine ½ cup whole wheat flour 1 cup panko bread crumbs Canola oil Dried Red Chili […]

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PUMPKIN CANNELLONI WITH CARAMELIZED PUMPKIN SPICED ONIONS AND CONCORD GRAPE SAUCE

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 6 fresh sage leaves, chopped fine ½ cup hazelnuts, toasted 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups pumpkin, prebaked, peeled and  pureed ½ cup parmesan cheese 12  premade  fresh pasta sheets Melted butter Pumpkin […]

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PUMPKIN ICE CREAM WITH MAPLE & SAGE GLAZED PECAN NIBBLES

Makes 4 cups Ingredients 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream ½ cup sugar in the raw 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon salt4 egg yolks, whisked 1 cup pumpkin puree Maple & Sage Glazed Pecan Nibbles (recipe follows) […]

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Pumpkin Taquitos with Dried Cherry Mole Sauce

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 cups fresh pumpkin, cubed about 1 ½ inches 1 small red shallot, chopped 1 dried chipotle chili (preferably mecca variety), crumbled 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly grated Avocado oil 16 soft corn tortillas, small Maldon salt Fresh local […]

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Quick Herb Rolls

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 T baking powder ½ tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 stick cold unsalted butter cut into cubes ¾ c -1 c buttermilk ¼ cup fresh herbs of choice, chopped fine Directions Preheat oven to 425°F and lightly grease a baking sheet. Into a large bowl mix together flour, […]

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Quick Pickled Turnips

Makes 3 cups Ingredients 2 cups water ¾ cup white vinegar 3 tablespoon kosher salt 2 fresh bay leaves 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, cracked 3-4 turnips, peeled and chopped 1 turnip, peeled and sliced in wheels 1 red beet slice 3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced thin Directions In a small sauce pan combine the […]

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Roasted Carrot & Parsnip, Beef & Sundried Tomato Tacos with Red Chili Parsley Chimichurri

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 pound skirt steak 2 medium carrots, cut into thin 2 inch strips 2 medium parsnips, cut into thin two inch strips ½ medium white onion, halved and sliced ½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped fine (good quality ones) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked 1 teaspoon […]

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Roasted Cauliflower & Spinach Whole Wheat Tacos with Tomatillo Sauce

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon cumin 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon lime zest 2 cups cauliflower florets (bite size) 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced 2 cups baby spinach Whole wheat tortillas Sharp cheddar cheese (I use a local raw jalapeno) Lime […]

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Rosemary & Concord Ginger Shortbread with Fairy Dust

Makes 6 dozen cookies Ingredients 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon coarse salt 1  teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine 10 tablespoons (1 ¼ sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2 tablespoons Concord Grape Ginger Jam ( Recipe Follows) 1 large […]

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Salsify Orange Negroni

Ingredients 1 ounce Seneca Drums Gin (Finger Lakes Distilling Co.) 1 ounce Cynar ½ ounce *Salsify Orange Syrup ½ ounce Amberthorn Dry Vermouth (New York Astby Co) Oven Dried Salsify Stick Garnish For the Salsify Orange Syrup: 2 salsify roots, chopped 1 cup water Juice of 1 orange Zest of 1 orange ½ cup sugar […]

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Sprouted Corn Roasted Squash Breakfast Tacos with Peruvian Cilantro Sauce

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 2 cups winter squash, cubed ½ inch ½ red onion, chopped medium ½ red bell pepper, chopped small 1 chipoltle chili pepper, crumbles Salt and pepper Avocado oil 2 cups spinach leaves 6 eggs Sprouted corn tortillas Peruvian Cilantro Sauce Directions Pre heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, toss […]

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Swedish Apple-Rottabagge

Ingredients 1 bottle of aquavit 1 rutabaga, cubed (about 2 cups worth max) Lemon juice *Caraway Syrup Fresh Apple Shrub Soda Water Apple Slice Garnish For the Caraway Syrup: 2 tablespoons caraway seeds, toasted 1 piece lemon peel ½ cup water ½ cup sugar Directions In a large mason jar, combine the aquavit and the […]

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Sweet Potato Mash

Ingredients 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed small 1 vanilla bean 1 cinnamon stick 1 bottle Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey *Balsamic Syrup *Black Pepper Sugared Pecans For the Balsamic Syrup: ½ cup balsamic vinegar (high quality) For the Black Pepper Sugared Pecans: 1 tablespoon butter ½ cup pecans 1 tablespoon raw or turbinado sugar 2 […]

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The Dirty Turnip

Ingredients 3 ounces gin ½ ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled turnip brine Pickled Turnip Wheels Cilantro leaves for garnish Directions In a glass filled with ice, add the gin and vermouth and stir. Add the turnip brine liquid and strain into a martini glass. Place one pickled turnip wheel to float on the top […]

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