Barley Risotto with Kale and Sausage

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 4 cups chicken broth Olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, chopped 3 sweet sausages 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, toasted 1 bunch dinosaur kale, chopped coarse 1½ cups barley ¼ cup Asiago cheese, grated 1 tablespoon butter Salt and pepper, to taste PREPARATION In a medium sized saucepot […]

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Beef Pho

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the broth 2 medium onions, chopped large A 1-inch piece of galangal, peeled and chopped 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped 3-5 pounds of good beef bones, preferably leg and knuckle 1 pound beef chuck, cubed 1 cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 3 star anise […]

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Chicken Pho

Serve 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the broth 2 medium onions, chopped large A 1-inch section of galangal, peeled and chopped A 2-inch section of ginger, peeled and chopped 3-5 pounds of chicken pieces, wings and other bones 1 cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 3 star anise 1 cardamom pod, shell removed […]

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Eugene Sausage Pasta

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS Olive oil 6-8 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon dried fennel seeds 1-2 teaspoons dried red chili flakes 1 pound spicy Italian sausage 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped fine (flat leaf) 2 teaspoons salt 1 small can tomato sauce, 6 ounces 1 cup black olives, pitted and sliced 1 cup heavy whipping […]

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Fennel Orange Granola Bars

Makes 10 servings Ingredients Large egg 1 large egg white ¼ cup honey 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups toasted oats ½ cup quinoa ½ cup kasha 1 cup chopped dried fruit (any of the following: cherries, apricots, dates, raisins, figs) […]

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Grape Raita

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 3 cups plain yogurt 1½ cups seedless grapes, halved 2 teaspoons ground toasted cumin 2 teaspoons sugar ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika Salt For the tempering oil: 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons cumin or black mustard seeds 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 6 fresh or 10 frozen curry leaves, […]

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Herbs de Provence

One of the best dried herb mixes!  Wonderful on grilled meats and fish and breads. A fresh version is also a heavenly additive to your summer culinary repertoire. Ingredients 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh summer savory, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped […]

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Indian Cheese in an Herbed Green Sauce

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the paneer 1 pound whole milk ricotta cheese ½ to 1 tablespoon canola oil For the green sauce 1 pound bag fresh spinach, stemmed and washed, or 1 pound frozen spinach, unthawed 1 tablespoon ghee, butter, or canola 3 whole dried red chiles ¾ teaspoon cumin seeds 7 green cardamom pods […]

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Lavender Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Serves 4-6 Ingredients For the brine 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 lemons sliced Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons lavender leaves and flowers ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, cracked 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon of the following herbs, chopped fine: thyme, rosemary, savory, marjoram 1 cup salt 2 gallon hot water (no […]

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Lavender Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Serves 4-6 Ingredients For the brine 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 lemons sliced Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons lavender leaves and flowers ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, cracked 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon of the following herbs, chopped fine; thyme, rosemary, savory, marjoram 1  cup salt 2 gallons hot water (no […]

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Orange Cinnamon Fennel Soda

In a glass filled with ice mix 1 ounce of fennel seed syrup with 2 ounces fresh orange juice and fill with seltzer and stir! Fennel Seed Syrup Makes 2 cups of syrup Ingredients ¾ cup sugar 1½ cups water ¼ cup orange juice 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 tablespoon fennel seed, crushed Directions Place […]

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Pickled Shrimp & Fennel

Serves 9 Ingredients 4 lemons (juice of 4, zest of 2) 1 cup white wine vinegar (lemon champagne vinegar also is great) 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 2 cloves garlic chopped fine 3 fresh bay leaves 1 large fennel […]

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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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Roasted Brook Trout with Fennel and Black Grapes

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 fillets brook trout, rainbow trout, or other super fresh trout 1 bulb fennel Sea or kosher salt Freshly ground white pepper ½ teaspoon fennel seeds Zest of 1 lemon, juice of half 1 tablespoon canola oil ½ cup black grape puree, recipe follows ½ cup black grapes Extra virgin olive oil […]

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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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Sausage Parsley Fennel Meatballs with Tomato Cream Sauce

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the Meatballs 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, ground 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon red chili flakes ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 tablespoons milk Olive oil For the Tomato Cream Sauce 1 (12-ounce) can plain tomato sauce 1 (12-ounce) container heavy whipping cream PREPARATION […]

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Spicy Italian Sausage

Makes 9 sausages INGREDIENTS 2 pounds pork butt, cubed into ½-inch cubes ½ pound pork fat, chunk bacon or fatback 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh marjoram, chopped fine 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon cracked […]

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Spicy Italian Sausage and Olive Linguini

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS Olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 3-4 links of spicy Italian sausage (taken out of casings) (recipe follows) 1½ cups parsley, chopped fine 1 cup black olives, sliced 1 (12 ounce) can plain tomato sauce 1¼ cup heavy whipping cream 1 pound […]

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Spicy Italian Sausage Baked with Tomatoes & Potatoes

Serves 6 (makes 6-9 sausages) INGREDIENTS For the Sausage 2 pounds pork butt, cubed into ½-inch cubes ½ pound pork fat, slab bacon, or fatback 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh marjoram, chopped fine 1 […]

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Spicy Mango Pickle

Makes 1 quart INGREDIENTS 3 medium green (unripe) mangoes, peeled and cut into small cubes ½ cup kosher salt 3 tablespoons turmeric 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds, coarsely ground in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder ½ tablespoon fenugreek seeds, coarsely ground ½ cup cayenne pepper 1 cup canola oil […]

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Tamarind Chutney

Makes about 1¼ cups INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon fennel seeds ½ teaspoon asafetida (optional) ½ teaspoon Garam Masala 2 cups water 1¼ cups sugar 3 tablespoons tamarind concentrate DIRECTIONS Heat the oil and spices in a medium saucepan over medium-high […]

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Tofu Vegetable Pho

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the broth 2 medium onions, chopped large 3 cloves garlic 1 shallot, chopped large A 1-inch piece of galangal, peeled and chopped A 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped 2 small carrots, cut into large pieces 1 cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 3 star anise […]

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