Apricot Baklava

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 cup walnuts, chopped fine
1 cup apricots, chopped fine
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 cups apricot syrup (recipe follows)
1 package whole-wheat Phyllo pastry (white can be substituted)
1 stick butter, unsalted and melted
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, mix the filling mixture ingredients (walnuts, apricots, and sugar) until well combined and [...]

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Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Cookies (allergen dog treats)

Makes 2 dozen cookies
Ingredients
2 cups whole wheat flour
2⁄3 cup wheat germ
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1 medium banana, mashed
½ cup fresh blueberries, mashed
1 cup milk, skim (almond milk can be substituted)
3 tablespoons honey
1 cup rolled oats
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, wheat germ and flax seeds and mix well. In another large mixing [...]

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Buckwheat Crepes with Greek Yogurt and Fresh Fruit

Makes 8 crepes
Buckwheat adds a delicious sour note to crepes and breads. As a crop, buckwheat gives a boost to the environment because it suppresses weed growth and provides nectar for honeybees. It requires little to no chemical fertilization and actually adds nutrients to the depleted soil on which it’s grown. I like to fold [...]

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Cilantro Lime Curried Yogurt Chicken

Serves 4

Can be eaten as a dish as is or with pita or nan bread. Also can be served over rice or grains.

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Creamy Lime-Sickle Trifle

Makes 4 servings
Ingredients
1 pint 0% Greek Yogurt
4 key limes zest
1 teaspoon agave nectar
1 vanilla bean pod
½ cup flaked almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon golden flax seeds, ground
½ cup of your favorite seasonal fruit (cherries, berries or mango work great)
¼ cup dried coconut
½ cup of granola
10 ginger snap cookies
Directions
In a small mixing bowl, mix together with egg beater [...]

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Fall Fruit Farro Tart

Makes 1 tart, serves 6 to 8 people
Ingredients
1 cup farro, cooked
2 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing pie dish
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
4 medium plums, chopped
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 cups ricotta cheese
2 eggs
Pinch of salt
Freshly grated nutmeg
Plums & Rosemary for decorating the top
Honey creme fresh
Directions
Cook farro until tender, following package instructions, about 30 to 40 [...]

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Fresh Fruit with Coconut & Herbal Honey

Serves 2
INGREDIENTS
½ cup fresh strawberries, sliced
½ cup fresh blackberries
1 red grapefruit, pitted and segmented
1 orange, pitted and segmented
½ cup toasted coconut, shavings
Herbal infused honey (recipe follows)
DIRECTIONS
Place all the fruit in a mixing bowl, and gently toss together with coconut shavings. Place in two serving bowls. Drizzle herbal infused honey on fresh fruit.
Herbal Infused Honey
INGREDIENTS
¼ [...]

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Grilled Pineapple Red Pepper Salsa

Makes approx. 3 cups

Serve with steak, pork, chicken or rice!

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Indian Fruit Punch

Makes about 2½ quarts
INGREDIENTS
2 cups fresh raspberry juice
2 cups fresh strawberry juice
2 cups fresh mango juice
2 cups fresh banana-mango or other banana fruit juice
1 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons grenadine syrup
1 cup heavy cream
DIRECTIONS
Combine all of the ingredients in a large plastic pitcher with a lid and shake to combine. Chill and serve cold.
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Lemon Preserves

Makes 2 ½ cups
Ingredients
3 lemons, de-seeded, and chopped whole, peels included
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped (optional)
Directions
Place all ingredients (except basil) in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for about 45 minutes or until totally soft and thick. Take off heat and [...]

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Mango BBQ Sauce

Makes approx. 3 cups

Use for BBQ ribs, hamburgers, pulled pork, or steaks!

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Persimmons with Brown Sugar and Butter Cream

Serves 1-2
INGREDIENTS
1-2 fuyu persimmons, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine
1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
2 tablespoons raw sugar
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons half and half
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Place all ingredients in the center of a large heavy duty piece of aluminum foil. Fold the aluminum foil edges over like a burrito, [...]

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Pick Your Own Fruit Crisp

INGREDIENTS
Crumble topping
1 stick butter, cut in small pieces
1 cup whole-wheat flour
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup brown sugar
chopped nuts/seeds, optional
½ tsp vanilla extract
PREPARATION
Preheat at 375˚F.
Combine all ingredients for topping. Sprinkle fruit with sugar and place in ramekin, top with crumble. Bake for 15 minutes.

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Pink Grapefruit Champagne Ice

Makes approx. 4 cups

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Polenta Cake with Summer Stone Fruit

INGREDIENTS
1½ cup (6 ounces) all purpose flour
¼ cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup buttermilk
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Combine dry ingredients. Cream butter, sugar, lemon zest until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mix until [...]

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Red Basil White Stone Fruit Sangria

Serves 6-9

Ingredients

1 cup red basil peach syrup (recipe follows)
2 bottles white wine, sauvignon blanc or chenin blanc or white table wine
1 cup Cointreau
1 peach, sliced
1 apricot, sliced
1 plum, sliced
1 nectarine, sliced
¼ cup raspberries
2 cups soda water

Directions

Combine the red basil peach syrup, wine, and cointreau in a large pitcher and stir well. Add the fruit and [...]

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Roasted Pears with Sweet Maple Cream

Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
4 ripe pears, cut in half lengthwise, seeded
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ cup fresh thyme sprigs
Salt
For yogurt cream:
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup plain Greek yogurt, 2%
Salt
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 450°F.
In a cast iron or heavy bottomed skillet, add the butter, maple syrup, [...]

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Roasted Stone Fruit with Herbed Meringue

Makes 6 servings
INGREDIENTS
6 each apricots, plums, and peaches, cut in half
2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Herbed meringue, recipe below
Demerara sugar (optional)
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 425˚.
Toss stone fruit with sugar and salt, and roast for 5 minutes.
Reduce oven to 200˚.
Once oven temperature has reduced, spoon rosemary meringue atop roasted plum halves, thyme meringue atop roasted apricot halves and [...]

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Shortbread Cookies with Winter Herbs and Dried Fruit

Makes 3 dozen cookies
Ingredients
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon coarse salt
3½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine
10 tablespoons (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 large egg
½ cup dried cherries, chopped
Fine sanding sugar for sprinkling
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt [...]

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Spicy Avocado Dressing

Makes approx. 1 cup

Serve on a chicken Caesar with red peppers , serve over fajitas or over fish tacos!

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Spicy Summer Fruit Muffins

Makes 12 muffins
Ingredients
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons fresh nutmeg, grated
2 teaspoons fresh cinnamon, grated
½ teaspoon (a pinch) ground cloves
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup light brown sugar
⅓ cup honey
1 cup soy yogurt
¼ cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 cup fresh [...]

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Stone Fruit Herbal Sodas

Makes 1 soda
Ingredients
Ice
2 ounces herbal stone fruit syrup of choice
Soda water
Stone fruit garnish of choice
Directions
Pour two ounces of the stone fruit herbal syrup on a large glass filled with ice. Fill with soda water and stir. Add more syrup for added sweetness, stir and garnish with a piece of stone fruit or an herb leaf.
Tarragon [...]

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Strawberry Creamsicles

Makes 6-9 popsicles

Ingredients

1 pint fresh strawberries, stems removed and chopped
1⁄3 cup honey
1⁄3 cup water
4 egg yolks
1 cup cream
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon orange zest
1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a medium sauce pan place the strawberries, honey and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for about 10 minutes. [...]

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Summer Fruit Salad with Ginger-Mint Honey Dressing

Makes approx ¾ cup
Ingredients
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon grated ginger
Juice and zest of 1 lime
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine
Fresh seasonal summer fruit: melons, peaches, plums, wedge and chopped
Directions
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients together until blended well. Place the fruit in a large bowl or on a large platter and drizzle the [...]

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Vanilla Ice Cream with Caramelized Pears and Hazelnuts

Serves 4

Serve pear mixture warm over a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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