Beet Stem Cake

“I don’t see why a person couldn’t add a handful of diced pears, cubed apples, you name it – maybe even swiss chard. This recipe is easy to use and creates a cake that tastes of Christmas. It also has worked a treat as a breakfast slice, instead of a granola bar. Somehow I believe that if my great-Grandma saw me using beetroot in cake, she’d be very pleased. In regard to this recipe, I did find that the batter needed a little longer time in the oven.”
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Courtesy of Anna Lissiman

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Beignets

Makes about 30 Ingredients 1 package dry yeast 4 tablespoons warm water 3½ cups plus 2 tablespoons flour 1 tsp. salt ¼ cup sugar 1¼ cup milk 3 eggs, beaten ¼ cups melted butter Oil for deep frying Powdered sugar for dusting Directions Combine yeast and warm water, set aside. Whisk flour, salt and sugar. […]

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Buttermilk Pie

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons flour 1 cup sugar 2 cups buttermilk ¼ cup butter, melted and slightly cooled 3 eggs, separated DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix flour and sugar together. In a separate bowl, beat yolks until light, and then add to sugar mixture. Add to buttermilk, along with melted butter (slightly cooled […]

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Chocolate Cake

Makes one cake INGREDIENTS 2 cups flour 1 cup cocoa 1½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 cup light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 3 eggs 1½ teaspoons vanilla 1½ cups buttermilk Basic Buttercream, for frosting DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 2 sheet pans with non-stick […]

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Cornmeal Crust

Ingredients 1½ cups flour ½ cup yellow cornmeal ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces 2 egg yolks 2 tablespoons ice water Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry blender until mixture resembles […]

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Earthy, Grainy Rhubarb-Thyme Crisp (Chock-full of Nuts & Seeds)

Serves 6-8 Ingredients ½ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup whole wheat flour ¼ cup buckwheat flour 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped ½ cup rolled oats ¼ cup quinoa, toasted ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cubed ¼ cup pecans, chopped ¼ cup almonds, chopped 3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds […]

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Eggs Sardou

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 8 poached eggs 8 cooked or canned artichoke bottoms 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup milk 4 cups cleaned spinach leaves Salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce to taste ½ cup minced ham 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 cup Hollandaise Sauce Directions Rinse artichoke bottoms and place in a saucepot. Cover […]

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Ginger Squash Cake

Recipe adapted from Susan G. Purdy Makes 1 Bundt Cake INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 31⁄3 cups flour 1½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoons ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground allspice 1½ cups sugar 1¼ cups dark brown sugar, packed 1 cup canola oil […]

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Grilled Flat Bread

Makes 6 hand sized breads. INGREDIENTS 1½ cups warm water 1 teaspoon active dry yeast 3½ cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons sea salt Olive oil Coarse salt ¼ cup za’ater PREPARATION In a small bowl combine warm water and yeast, whisk a bit to mix and let stand for about 10 minutes or until […]

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Herbed Calamari with Chive Blossom Garlic Aioli

Serves 6-8 Ingredients Vegetable oil for deep frying (about 2 cups) ¼ cup lemon juice ½ cup buttermilk 1 pound squid with tentacles, cleaned and sliced into thin rings ½ cup flour ½ cup cornmeal ½ cup breadcrumbs (fine) 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, […]

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Honey Lavender Fritters With Fig Compote

Makes about 20 -25 fritters Ingredients 1 pound fresh ricotta, drained 3 eggs, beaten 1 vanilla bean scraped, bean scrapings reserved ¼ cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup flour 2 tablespoons lavender flowers (fresh or dried) Oil for frying Lavender Powder *1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers crushed and mixed with ½ cup powdered […]

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Late Summer Garden Chicken and Herbed Dumplings

Everyone’s favorite chicken & dumplings gets a big garden boost from late summer goodies in this healthy recipe!

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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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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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Lemon Bars with Pecan Crust

Makes 24 squares INGREDIENTS For the crust 1 cup flour ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour ½ cup pecans, finely ground 1⁄8 teaspoon kosher salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened ½ cup granulated sugar For lemon layer 4 eggs, at room temperature 1 2⁄3 cups granulated sugar 2 tablespoons (3 to 4 lemons) lemon zest, […]

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Manchengo Cheese & Ham Croquettes

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small medium yellow onion ½ cup flour ¾ cup milk 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 eggs ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 cup Serrano ham, chopped 1 cup manchengo cheese, grated 1 cup bread crumbs Oil for frying Directions In a medium sauce pan, […]

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Pan Fried Zucchini Cakes with Feta and Dill topped with Cherry Tomato Salad and Greek Yogurt Dip

Makes about 25 small cakes Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc Ingredients 4 zucchini (about 1 ½ pounds) 5 or 6 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped fine 9 ounces feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped fine 1 cup all purpose flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 eggs, beaten 2 or […]

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Pasta Dough

INGREDIENTS 2 pounds flour ½ teaspoon salt 4 eggs, beaten 1 cup warm water DIRECTIONS In a medium sized bowl or on a clean countertop, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the flour, add the slightly beaten eggs, and mix. Then add warm water. Mixture should form a stiff dough. On a lightly […]

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Pear Riesling Cast Iron Gallette with Cardamom Whipped Cream

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the Pastry: 1½ cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 10 tablespoons (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces 1 large egg yolk 1 to 3 tablespoons ice-cold Oregon Riesling wine For the Gallette 6-8 pears, cored and cut in wedges, ½-inch thick ½ cup […]

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Pescado Frito

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 ½ -2 pounds whole fish (sea bass, snapper) 1 clove garlic, mashed 1 chili, chopped fine 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon coarse salt ¾ cup whole-wheat flour ¼ cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper Vegetable oil Lime wedges Directions In the body of the fish cut shallow criss-cross […]

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Pestinos Y Mermalada De Naranja (Fritters with Orange Marmelade)

Recipe adapted from the Cuisines of Spain by Teresa Barrenchea Makes 25 fritters and 2 cups of marmalade INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons salted butter 6 tablespoons sweet white dessert wine 1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice (2 to 3 oranges) 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Pinch of […]

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Plain Pie Crust

INGREDIENTS 2½ cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add ice water […]

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Pork Fried Rice

Serves 4-5 Ingredients Oil (sesame, canola or peanut) 1 pound pork loin, cut into small ½-inch cubes Flour for dusting pork Salt/pepper 2 carrots, chopped small (diced) 1 red bell pepper, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons ginger, chopped fine 4 scallions, sliced 4 cups rice, cooked and cold Soy sauce Sriracha […]

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Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Makes 1 loaf INGREDIENTS 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon all spice ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon salt 2 eggs, at room temparature 1⁄3 cup water 1½ cups sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin puree ½ vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

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Purple Majesty Potato Latkes with Tomato Cumin Sour Cream

Makes 20 medium latkes. INGREDIENTS 5-6 medium blue potatoes, washed, peeled and grated 1 medium white onion, grated 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped fine 2 eggs beaten ½ cup all purpose flour 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper vegetable oil PREPARATION In a large mixing bowl, combine […]

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Quince and Apple Tart with Half White Flour Crust

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For the crust 2 cups Cayuga Organics farmer ground half white flour ½ teaspoon sea or kosher salt ½ cup sugar 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small dice, and very well chilled ¼ cup ice water DIRECTIONS Combine flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. […]

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Rosemary Chocolate Soufflés

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter, softened ¾ cup sugar, plus one tablespoon 4 tablespoons flour ¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped super fine, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish 1 tablespoon cocoa powder Sea salt 2 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into little pieces 1 cup milk 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped fine 2 egg yolks […]

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Rustic Rye Apricot & Cherry Gallette

Makes 1-2 inch gallette Ingredients 1 cup dark rye flour 1 cup flour 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1½ sticks unsalted butter, cold and cubed 1 tablespoon apricot puree 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 cup ice water 10 apricots, sliced 1 cup cherries, pitted and halved ½ cup raw suconat sugar 2 […]

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Spicy Corn Fritters with Sweet Red Pepper Sauce

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 3/4 cup all purpose flour ¼ cup course corn meal 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs ¾ cup milk or buttermilk 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lime zest ½ cup poblano pepper, chopped fine 2 teaspoons Serrano peppers, chopped superfine 4 cups sweet corn kernels (fresh) 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped super […]

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Strawberry Quinoa Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 cup black quinoa ¼ cup rolled oats 1 cup all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 1/3 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon flax seeds ¼ cup almonds, chopped fine 1/3 cup almond oil ½ cup sugar ¼ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¼ cup […]

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Trofie Al Pesto

Serves 6 Trofie is a simple rolled flour and water pasta widely seen in the Lingurian cuisine. It’s like Linguaria’s version of Gnocchi. It’s a hand rolled pasta typically served with pesto and because of the extreme labor intensity is generally served in small portions. Trofie is not widely available outside of Italy and is […]

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Waffle Cones

Makes about 12 cones Ingredients 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1½ cup powdered sugar 1½ cup flour 1 tablespoon corn starch ½ teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Directions In a medium bowl whisk together the cream and vanilla until the heavy cream begins to get thick, it will […]

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Whole Grain or Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Ingredients 1½ cups flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry […]

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