Almond Butter, Banana & Honey Panini

Makes 4 servings
Ingredients
Hearty, crusty whole grain bread, sliced
½ cup of either almond butter or peanut butter, chunky
2 bananas sliced lengthwise
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon canola oil
Cooking spray
Directions
Preheat Panini grill (or you could use a grill pan with a heavy skillet as a weight). Spray the cooking surface. Brush one side of bread with oil, [...]

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Almond Recovery Smoothie

Makes 4 cups
INGREDIENTS
½ cup raw pre-soaked almonds
2 tablespoons whey or soy protein powder
½ cup mixed blackberries, blueberries, raspberries
1 tablespoon flax seeds or oats (optional)
1 banana, chopped
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup 1% milk, soymilk or almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup low fat plain or vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 cup ice
PREPARATION
Combine all items [...]

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Almond Recovery Smoothie

Makes 4 cups
Ingredients
½ cup raw pre-soaked almonds
2 tablespoons whey or soy protein powder
½ cup mixed blackberries, blueberries, raspberries
1 tablespoon flax seeds or oats (optional)
1 banana, chopped
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup 1% milk, soymilk or almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup low fat plain or vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 cup ice
Directions
Combine all items [...]

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Apple Honey Cava

Makes one cocktail
Ingredients
½ ounce apply honey syrup
Cava
Directions
Place the honey syrup in the bottom of a champagne glass and fill with cava. Stir and garnish with a teaspoon of apple pre soaked in honey syrup, chopped fine.
**apple honey syrup: place ½ cup honey, 1 apple, chopped fine and ½ cup of water in a sauce pan [...]

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Apple Mustard Mint Glazed Ham

Wine Pairing: Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Riesling Gueberschwihr – Organic 2008, Germany.
This almost perfect German Riesling has smoke and stone notes lached with white peach, apple, and lemon zest. It’s zesty and snappy with a white pepper-tinged finish. It is perfect for this ham! Retails for around $18.
INGREDIENTS
For the Brine
One whole bone in fresh ham, skinned [...]

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Apples, Pomogranate Seeds, Honey & Oregano

Fresh fruit pairs beautifully with all sorts of fresh herbs…here’s some combos we think go together like peas in a pod.  After you cooked your fresh fruit concoctions, top them with fresh ricotta, serve with a cheese plate, and of course they’ll pair smashinly with ice cream or sorbet!

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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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Apricot Plout Almond Tart

Serves 6-9
Ingredients
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
½ cup honey
1 cup ground almonds
2 eggs
½ cup heavy cream
Vanilla been scraped, seeds reserved
10 apricots, pitted and halved
8 plouts, pitted and halved
2 sheets of puff pastry, white or whole wheat
Apricot syrup
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Mix together in a large bowl the butter, honey, almonds, vanilla seeds, eggs, and cream until [...]

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Asian Pear with Blue Cheese with Rosemary Honey Drizzle

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
½ cup honey
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine
2 Asian pears, medium size, sliced ¼ inch thick and cut in half (half moon shapes)
4 ounces sweet blue cheese or gorgonzola, crumbled
Maldon sea salt
DIRECTIONS
In a small sauce pan, heat honey and rosemary leaves on simmer for about 5 minutes until warm and honey has been infused [...]

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Asparagus and Ramp Zeppole with Minted Honey

Makes 20-30 small zeppole
Ingredients
1 pound fresh ricotta, drained
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup flour
1 cup shaved and chopped asparagus
½ cup ramps, chopped fine
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
Oil for frying
Minted Chili Honey*
Directions
In a large bowl whisk together the ricotta, eggs, salt, cayenne pepper, baking powder and flour until combined. [...]

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Asparagus Salad with Mimosa and White Wine Vinaigrette

Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
1 pound thin asparagus, 1 inch trimmed from the bottoms
Sea salt or kosher salt
4½ teaspoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced scallion (white part only)
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1⁄8 teaspoon honey
4½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Mimosa (optional)
1 hard-cooked egg
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
DIRECTIONS
Fill a bowl with water and ice. If you have time, [...]

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Balsamic & Rosemary Honey Roasted Root Vegetables

Serves 6
This is an amazingly “winter fresh” tasting dish! Cut and peel the roots according to your own preference and mix and match vegetables according to your local farmers and tastes!
Ingredients
1 medium potato
1 rutabaga
1 turnip
1 orange beet
1 red beet
1 carrot
1 shallot
1 medium red onion
5 cloves garlic
Olive oil
Salt
Cracked black pepper
Balsamic & Rosemary Honey (recipe follows, should [...]

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Balsamic Rosemary Honey

Ingredients
½ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped fine (optional)
Directions
Whisk together all ingredients and let stand for at least 30 minutes before using.

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Basic Pizza Dough

Ingredients
1 packet active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar or honey
Olive oil
Dried herbs (optional)
Directions
In a large bowl gently mix the warm water, yeast and honey until frothy and creamy for about 1-2 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute for activation of the yeast. In a separate large mixing bowl [...]

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Batido de Banana y Fresa (Strawberry Banana Shake)

Makes 3-4 milkshakes
Basically a milkshake, although a much looser version, often served over more ice cubes to keep very cold and fresh. Batidos showcase the fruits often associated with Central America and their rich and sweet flavors that are the very essence of their desserts.
Ingredients
1 cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped
1 banana, ripe and cut [...]

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Blackberries with Mint & Honey-Crème Drizzle

Serves 6
Ingredients
3 cups fresh blackberries
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup crème fraiche
¼ cup honey
¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
Maldon salt
Mint leaves, for garnish
Directions
Arrange berries in 6 single serving bowls. In a medium bowl, whisk together heavy cream, crème fraiche, honey, and mint until thick and creamy. Spoon over berries and sprinkle with a pinch of salt, 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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Blueberry Lemon Thyme Tea

Makes 1 French press (about 6 cups)
Ingredients

¼ cup dried blueberries (substitute 1 spoonful of fresh)
¼ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves
1 tablespoon dried lemon peel (can substitute 1 slice fresh lemon)
2 tablespoons honey
Hot, just boiling water
Directions

In the French press or another tea pot, place dried or fresh blueberries, lemon thyme leaves, and lemon peel or sliced [...]

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Blueberry Macadamia Nut Granola

Makes approximately 4 cups

Ingredients

4 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil
½ cup honey
3 cups old fashioned oats
½ cup toasted wheat germ
½ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup dark brown sugar
½ cup unsweetened coconut
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
¾ teaspoon salt
½ cup macadamia nuts, toasted
1 cup cardamon nutmeg dried blueberries

Directions

Preheat oven to [...]

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Blueberry Vanilla Cream Yogurt Pops

Makes 6-9 popsicles
Ingredients
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup cream
1 cup vanilla yogurt
½ cup honey
Directions
Blend up all the ingredients and pour into popsicle molds and place in the freezer for at least 6 hours. If you do not have popsicle molds pour into wax paper cups and freeze for about 1 hour. After the hour, place popsicle [...]

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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
Season the duck with ¾ teaspoon salt per pound. Refrigerate 1-2 days. Pat dry.
Brown [...]

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Calzone Dough

A calzone is simply an Italian savory turnover of sorts that is made by folding pizza dough in half and forming a “pizza pocket”. The pizza pocket is then filled with sauces and/or vegetables combined to create the flavor and textures of your choice.
Ingredients
1½ packets active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon [...]

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Caramel Almond Pear Tart

Makes 1 long rectangular tart
INGREDIENTS
For pie dough
1 sweet pie dough recipe
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1 teaspoon cinnamon
For filling
1½ cups sugar
½ cup pear juice
½ cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup almonds, chopped
2 Bosc pears, peeled, cored, halved, and sliced
DIRECTIONS
To make this dough, use sweet pie dough recipe, and [...]

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Cardamon Nutmeg Dried Blueberries

Makes ½ cup dried fruit

Ingredients

1 cup blueberries
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon cardamom pod, seeds removed
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated

Directions

Preheat oven to 225°F. Mix honey, cardamom seeds, and nutmeg in a small bowl. Drizzle on top of blueberries and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in oven for 2 ½ to 3 [...]

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Carrot Orange Mint Sodas

Makes 4 sodas

Ingredients

¼ cup mint leaves, chopped fine
2 cups orange juice
¼ cup honey (optional)
4-6 carrots (medium sized)
Ice
Seltzer water

Directions

Mix together chopped basil leaves, orange juice and honey and set aside. Juice the carrots and mix juice together with the orange and basil mixture. Dived the mixed juice between [...]

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Cava melon Sangria

Makes 1 pitcher
Ingredients
1 cup honeydew melon, balled
1 cup cantaloupe, balled
½ cup galia melon, balled
½ cup basil, chopped
½ cup mint, chopped
¼ cup honey
Juice and zest of one lemon, lime and orange
2 bottles cava or an effervescent white wine
Directions
Muddle basil, mint, honey, zest and juice and combine with wine and melons. Let stand in the refrigerator for [...]

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Cherry Spicy Brown Mustard

Makes 3 cups of mustard
INGREDIENTS
1 cup Founders Brewing Company Cerise Cherry Ale (Grand Rapids, Michigan) or any cherry ale
1 cup malt vinegar
½ cup dried cherries, chopped superfine
½ cup whole brown mustard seeds
2 tablespoons dry mustard
1 tablespoon fresh horseradish, grated
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 [...]

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Coconut Milk Caramel Dark Chocolate Truffle with Toasted Coconut

Makes about 30 truffles
Ingredients
½ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons caramel
1 tablespoon honey
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
Toasted Coconut for Dusting
Directions
In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, coconut milk,caramel and honey to a simmer, about 3 minutes, using a rubber spatula to scrape the side of [...]

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Crispy Flax Granola

Makes 8 servings
Ingredients
2 cups traditional rolled oats
2 tablespoons ground golden flax seeds
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup raisins
¼ cup walnuts
½ cup dried cranberries or cherries
½ cup peanut or almond butter
3 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 lemon, zested
2 tablespoons thyme
1 teaspoon tarragon, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
Cooking spray
Directions
Preheat [...]

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Crostini with Blue Cheese and Pear

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
1 baguette
1 clove garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt
¼ cup honey
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine
2 Asian pears, cut in quarters, cored, and sliced thin
4 ounces blue cheese, sliced
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Slice baguette thinly, and place on baking sheet. Rub each slice with garlic clove, drizzle with olive oil, and lightly season with salt. Bake until [...]

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Dried Ginger Blackberries

Makes ½ cup dried fruit
Ingredients

1 cup blackberries
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 tablespoons honey
Directions

Preheat oven to 225° F. Mix ginger and honey in a small bowl. Brush liquid mixture over berries evenly, and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in oven for 4 to 5 hours or until dried through. Store in [...]

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Dulce De Leche Ice Cream with Strawberries & Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Jalapeno Strawberry Sauce

Makes 3 cups ice cream and ¾ cups of each sauce
INGREDIENTS
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup dulce de leche
5 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup almonds, toasted and chopped
½ cup fresh strawberries, chopped
DIRECTIONS
In a medium sauce pan bring the milk, yolks, and the cream to a boil and remove from heat. [...]

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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)
½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 orange zested
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon toasted fennel [...]

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Fennel, Orange & Mint Salad

Served 6
INGREDIENTS
2 fennel bulbs with fennel fronds
3 navel oranges
½ red onion, sliced thin
¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped fine
1 teaspoon honey
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Maldon salt
Freshly ground pepper
DIRECTIONS
To prepare the fennel, cut off the top stalks and reserve ¼ cup of the fennel fronds and chop (set aside). Next, [...]

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Fresh Dates, Mint Infused Honey & Ricotta

Serves 6
The dessert is one that combines the love of fresh dates with the amazing ricotta and honey found throughout the Middle East, the tea, purely a Tunisian thing, interesting and quite good.
Ingredients
½ cup honey
1/2  cup water
24 fresh Deglet Nuir or Medjul dates, pitted
2 cups fresh ricotta

Directions
In a small saucepan heat [...]

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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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FRESH GINGER LEMON ICED TEA

Sometimes inspiration is sought, and sometimes inspiration appears before you and you must figure out what to do with it. I like both avenues in which it is delivered. Often the later is challenging, but and can also give witness to some of the best creativity one has to offer. We have recently begun to import Organic Ginger form Peru. We are proud to support local indigenous growers in and around the Amazon while they sustainably raise and farm ginger organically for export. Thus ginger has suddenly appeared in my life in large quantities than ever before. Suddenly I use ginger often in my life; I cook with it, bake with it, use it in drinks and even make some bath and beauty recipes with it. That being said I had never worked with it on a grand scale.
I recently brought to the culinary center a pretty substantial amount of ginger. The ginger is so fresh it drips when you cut it open, it is the yellow variety (there is also a white variety of ginger) and the skin is super soft as it is so fresh.
As we are generally against wasting, we can sometimes be found sitting around wondering what to do with all kinds of things and we found ourselves with ginger on the brain. It wasn’t a far stretch to come up with cool refreshing drinks, as its been hot out and we are all pretty thirty around here, and were looking for things that are truly thirst quenching as opposed to just wet. We were tired of lemonade and regular old iced tea. So I remembered the ginger lemon iced tea that I had when I was on the Island of Mauritius and that is where the inspiration began.
We decided we would experiment with ginger drinks; spicy & cooling and ultimately refreshing. The end result our Recipe(s) of the month!

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Fruit, Herb & Nut Parfaits

Serves 4
Ingredients

1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme leaves
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped fine
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla flavor
½ cup blackberries
½ cup strawberries, cut in half and hulled
¼ cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon flax seeds
Directions

In a small saucepan combine the fresh herbs, honey [...]

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Fume Y Flor (Mexico)

Sweet and Smoky is the jest of this one. An intoxicating and powerful drink, its silky and sultry texture with its sweet and smoky vibe, allows one to forget the intoxication factor.

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Ger-Nis Hoisin Sauce

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients
½ cup tamari
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons yuzu rice vinegar
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon Ger-Nis siracha
1 teaspoon black pepper, finely ground
Directions
In a small mixing bowl whisk together all ingredients until smooth and well incorporated. Place in a squeeze bottle for easy use. Store in the refrigerator [...]

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Ger-Nis Muesli with Honey, Banana Chips, Pepitas & Coconut

Makes approximately 4 cups

Ingredients

2 cups old fashioned oats
½ cup bran flakes
½ cup corn flakes
½ cup flax seeds
1 cup pepitas
½ cup unsweetened coconut
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup honey
1 cup honey banana chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 275°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, bran and corn flakes, flax seeds, pepitas, coconut and salt. Spread evenly on a [...]

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Ginger and Apple Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
1 (2 pound) pork tenderloin
Salt
¼ cup honey
3 tablespoons apple cider
2 tablespoons Dijon
2 to 3 apples, chopped superfine
2 (3-inch) pieces ginger, peeled and chopped superfine
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
3 tablespoons canola oil
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Season porl tenderloin generously with salt. In a small bowl combine honey, apple cider and mustard, mix well. In a separate [...]

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Ginger Carrot Muffins with Ginger-Spice Butter

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients

For the ginger carrot muffins
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 [...]

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Ginger Honey Mint Dressing

Serve over fresh tropical fruit like spring mangoes, papaya and pineapples……

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Ginger Lime Shrimp Satay with Chili Honey Sauce

Serves 6
Ingredients
1½ pounds medium to large sized shrimp
Wooden skewers presoaked
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
3 cloves of garlic, grated
2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped fine
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 3 limes
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon spicy sambal
Chili Honey Sauce (recipe follows)
Directions
Mix the ginger, garlic, lime juice and zest, salt and sambal together in a bowl until well combined. [...]

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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
5 large eggs, beaten
2 cups baked Sugar Pie pumpkin or Kabocha squash
2⁄3 cup buttermilk
2 [...]

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Greek Style Baklava

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
For the filling
1 cup walnuts, chopped fine
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
For the pastry
1 package phyllo pastry
1 stick butter, unsalted and melted
For the syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cinnamon sticks
½ cup tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, mix the filling mixture ingredients until well [...]

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Green Apple and Celery Salad with Walnuts and Lemon Vinaigrette

Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
6 large or 8 medium celery stalks
1⁄3 cup roughly chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 teaspoons honey
½ teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly milled black pepper
1 large Granny smith apple
¼ cup finely chopped celery leaves
DIRECTIONS
Peel away and discard any tough fibers from [...]

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Grilled Chicken Paillard with Nectarine Salsa and Peach BBQ Sauce

Serves 6
Ingredients
4 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
Salt/pepper
Peach BBQ Sauce (recipe follows)
2 nectarines, not fully ripe, firm, deseeded and chopped small
½ red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small
1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small
½ red onion, chopped small
1 serrano chili, deseeded and chopped fine
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine
Juice of 2 limes
1 teaspoon salt
Directions
Pound the [...]

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Orange Mint Pomegranate Salsa

Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
8 small lamb chops
Salt/pepper
¼ cup orange juice
¼ cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 tiny pinch of red chili flakes
2 medium oranges, segmented and chopped coarsely
½ cup pomegranate seeds
¼ cup fresh mint, chopped fine
Couple of pinches of salt & pepper
PREPARATION
Prepare grill and place salt and pepper on [...]

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Grilled Stone Fruit with Honey Herb Cream

Serves 6-9
Ingredients
5-6 stone fruits, halved
½ cup turbinado sugar
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup créme fraiche
¼ cup honey
¼ cup fresh herbs of choice
Directions
Place the halved stone fruit cut side up on a large baking sheet and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Let stand for about 10 minutes. Grill the stone fruits cut side down on a grill for [...]

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Grilled White Eggplant with Peanut Sauce and Cilantro Red Pepper Relish

Serves 6
Ingredients
2 small white eggplants (about 1 pound each) cut into ½ inch thick slices the long way
Sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 shallot, chopped fine
2 red chilis, deseeded and chopped fine
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 tablespoons tamari
2 tablespoons yuzi rice vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
Cilantro Red Pepper Relish (recipe follows)
Directions
Lay the eggplant down [...]

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Heirloom Melon and Prosciutto Wraps with Lemon Thyme Drizzle

Serves 6-9
Ingredients
1 heirloom melon, deseeded, peeled and sliced into small wedges
18-20 slices of prosciutto
Lemon thyme drizzle (recipe follows)
Maldon salt
Directions
Wrap the prosciutto slices around the melon slices tightly and drizzle with a small amount of the lemon thyme syrup.
Lemon Thyme Drizzle
Ingredients
¼ cup water
1 cup honey
4 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme leaves
Directions
In a small sauce pan heat honey [...]

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Herbal Berry Antioxidant Smoothie

Makes 2-10 ounce smoothie
INGREDIENTS
¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
¼ cup fresh or frozen raspberries
¼ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
¼ cup fresh or frozen blackberries
½ cup pomegranate juice
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup honey
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

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Herbal Honey Mustard Dressing

Serve with a butter leaf lettuce and red onion salad

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Herbed Honey Mustard

Makes 1½ cups

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Hoisin-Drenched Vegetable Medley

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
1½ tablespoons canola or peanut oil
1 bunch scallions, sliced thin (reserve ¼ cup to garnish)
A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 small chili, sliced thin
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 cup snow peas
1 cup snap peas
2 tablespoons mirin
3½ tablespoons tamari
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 [...]

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Honey & Lavender Champagne

Serves 4-5
Ingredients
1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers
½ cup wildflower honey
Lavender wands
Cold sparkling wine
Directions
In a small sauce pan combine the lavender flowers with the honey and heat on low.  Let infuse warmly for about 10 minutes.  Let stand for another 10 minutes and then scoop out the flowers and discard.  Let the lavender infused honey stand at [...]

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Honey Banana Cups

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients

3 semi-ripe bananas, sliced thin
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
Directions

Preheat oven to 225°F. Mix lemon juice and honey in a small bowl using a whisk. Brush liquid mixture over bananas evenly, and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in oven for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until dried [...]

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Honey Crème Fig Energy Bars

Makes 18-20 bars
INGREDIENTS
2 cups rolled oats
½ cup chopped dried figs
¼ cup chopped almonds
¼ cup flax seeds
¾ cup whey or soy protein powder
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup almond oil
¼ cup wheat bran
¼ cup brown rice syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Prepare a half [...]

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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 sugar
Fig Compote (recipe follows)
Directions
In a large bowl whisk together the [...]

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Honey Mint Iced Tea

In the summer we get hot, and when we get hot our natural tendency is to drink something refreshing. Experts may tell us that water is the best thing to drink, but we human beings get bored with the same old thing even if it is good for us. Drinking tea has come back into fashion and we are surrounded by a vast amount of information about the health benefits of tea. Summer is a brilliant time to make the best of your body’s need for healthy liquid while taking advantage of the profound positive health impact of drinking tea and fresh herbs. Teas made of dried herbs contain powerful antioxidants, vitamins and loads of other good stuff that can be turned into a cooling summer drink that is the perfect solution to a hot day. It is a healthy alternative to a sugary soda pop or high fructose juice drink!

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Honey Mustard Herb Barbecue Sauce

This is an extremely fresh and very herby recipe that is excellent on chicken and steaks, but it is truly perfection on grilled onions.

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Honey Pecan Sticky Buns

Makes 6
INGREDIENTS
1 stick of unsalted butter
½ cup honey (plus more from drizzling)
½ cup brown rice syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup mascarpone cheese
½ cup creme fraiche
Store bought frozen puff pastry (thawed and brought to room temperature)
½ cup chopped and toasted pecans
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Melt butter over the stove. Stir in honey, brown rice syrup, and sugar, and [...]

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Honey Pecan Sticky Buns

Makes 6 buns
INGREDIENTS
1 stick of unsalted butter
½ cup honey (plus more for drizzling)
½ cup brown rice syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup mascarpone cheese
½ cup creme fraiche
Store bought frozen puff pastry (thawed and brought to room temperature)
½ cup chopped and toasted pecans
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Melt butter over the stove. Stir in hoeny, brown rice syrup, and sugar, [...]

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Honey Ricotta Bourboun Fritter with Dried Fig & Pear Bourboun Sauce

Makes about 25 fritters

Ingredients

1 pound fresh ricotta, drained
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons *Buffalo Trace Bourboun
Oil for frying
Dried Fig & Pear Compote (recipe follows)

Directions

In a large bowl whisk together the ricotta, eggs, vanilla, sugar, baking powder, flour anf bourboun until combined. Refrigerate the batter for one hour. Heat [...]

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Honey Roasted Onion Tart with Thyme and Topped with Fresh Fig (or Plum)

Serves about 48
Wine Pairing: Tournant Rosé
Ingredients
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed
3 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
¼ cup honey
¼ cup dry white wine
2 large sweet yellow onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
¾ cup crème fraîche
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 [...]

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Iced Spicebush Tea

Makes 1 quart
Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) leaves don’t dry well, so we only get to enjoy this delicately flavored iced tea during the growing season.
Ingredients
6-7 fresh spicebush (Lindera benzoin) leaves
1 quart boiling water
Honey to taste
Directions
Lightly crush the leaves and place them in a heat-proof jar or container. Pour the boiling water over the spicebush leaves. Cover [...]

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Israeli Herbal Tea

Makes 1 French press (about 6 cups)

Ingredients

1 black tea bag
¼ cup fresh sage leaves
¼ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
½ lemon sliced
3 tablespoons honey
Hot, just boiling water

Directions

In the French press or another tea pot, place the tea bag, fresh mint, sage and lemon thyme and sliced lemons. Pour just boiled [...]

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Jersey Peach Popsicle Bites

Serves 6
Ingredients
2 cups jersey peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped
½ cup water
½ cup honey
Directions
In a medium sauce pan place the peaches, honey and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for about 2 minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool. Once cool, blend into a smooth puree. Place into popsicle [...]

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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 more, possible less)
2 chickens, cut, 4 breasts, 4 legs, 4 thighs and [...]

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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 more, possibly less)
2 chickens, cut, 4 breasts, 4 legs, 4 thighs and [...]

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Lavender-Honey Mustard

Makes 2 cups mustard
INGREDIENTS
1 cup Brasserie Dupont Bière de Miel biologique (Belgium) or any Belgium style honey beer
½ cup malt vinegar
¼ cup black mustard seeds
¼ cup dry mustard
¼ cup honey
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon lavender flowers
DIRECTIONS
In a medium bowl whisk together beer, vinegar and mustard seeds. [...]

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Lemon Cake with Mint Honey Cream

Serves 6-8
INGREDIENTS
For cake batter
4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 cup plain yogurt
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2¼ cups sugar
5 eggs
For mint honey cream
1½ cups heavy cream, cold
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven [...]

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Lentil Spiced Snack Bars

Makes 16 bars
Ingredients
1 large egg
1 large egg white
½ cup light brown sugar
½ cup honey
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground clove
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups toasted oats
1 cup chopped dried fruit (any of the following: cherries, apricots, dates, raisins, figs)
½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1 cup lentils [...]

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Lo-Cal Milkshake

Serves 6

Ingredients

½ cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped (optional flavor choice)
2 tablespoons chocolate powder (optional flavor choice)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups low fat milk
1 cup ice
¼ cup honey
1 pinch of salt

Directions
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

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Mango Agua Fresca

Makes 1 gallon
INGREDIENTS
2 ripe mangoes, peeled, deseeded and pureed
Zest and juice of 2-3 limes
½ cup honey or light brown sugar
1 cup hot water
Gallon of ice cold water
DIRECTIONS
In a gallon pitcher combine the pureed mangoes, the lime juice and zest and the hot water, add the sugar or honey and stir until totally dissolved. Fill pitcher [...]

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Mango Mint Smoothie

Makes 2-10 ounce smoothies
INGREDIENTS
2 ripe mangoes, peeled, seed removed, and chopped
½ cup fresh mint leaves
½ cup water
½ cup ice
Juice of one lime
3 tablespoons honey
DIRECTIONS
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

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Meatballs with Pomegranate Sauce

Makes 30 mini meatballs
INGREDIENTS
½ small onion, finely chopped
½ tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ cup shelled pistachios, finely chopped
½ tablespoon cumin
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
1 tablespoon salt
½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
½ lb ground lamb
¼ cup fresh tarragon, roughly chopped
½ lb ground turkey
½ tablespoon lemon juice
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ tablespoon black pepper
Pomegranate sauce, recipe below
PREPARATION
Preheat oven [...]

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Moisturizing Honey Mint Foot Sweat Lodge

Spending a little bit of time taking care of one’s feet is quite simple. Usually our homes have everything we need for a gentle and relaxing foot bath & home pedicure that will beat even the most expensive salon treatments! And its only 5 simple steps…….

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Orange, Ginger, Mint Honey Tea

Makes 1 French press (about 6 cups)
Ingredients

¼ cup fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon dried orange peel (optional)
2 slices fresh orange slices
1 slice fresh or dried ginger
3 tablespoons honey
Hot, just boiling water
Directions

In the French press or another tea pot, place fresh mint leaves, ginger and orange peel and sliced oranges. Pour just boiled water over all [...]

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Peach Carpaccio With Thyme Honey Crème

Carpaccio, traditionally a dish of thinly sliced raw fish or beef, has come a long way. This season’s hot herb trend is more than just plain old carpaccio, it’s a showcase of flavor creativity and is no longer reserved for just beef and fish.

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Peanut Butter and Dried Fruit Protein Oatmeal

Makes 4 servings
INGREDIENTS
1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter
¼ cup dried cranberries or raisins
3 tablespoons honey
¼ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
DIRECTIONS
Combine oats, water, and salt in an uncovered pot. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Oats can sometimes foam over the pot; if [...]

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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 salt
2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra
¾ cup olive [...]

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Pomegranate & Tangerine Granita

Makes 3 cups.
INGREDIENTS
1 cup fresh pomegranate juice
2 cups fresh tangerine juice, pulp included
½ cup honey
PREPARATION
Whisk together honey and about ½ cup of the tangerine juice until honey is dissolved, add remaining juice. Pour into a metal pan with sides and allow to freeze, scraping with a fork occasionally. To serve scrape with fork. Garnish with [...]

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Quinoa Apple Salad with Curry Dressing

Serves 4
Martha Stewart
INGREDIENTS
¼ cup raw whole almonds
1 cup white quinoa
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
1 teaspoon curry powder
¼ teaspoon coarse salt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons dried currants
1 small McIntosh apple, cut into 1⁄8-inch-thick wedges
¼ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped, plus more for garnish
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven [...]

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Raspados de Frutas Tropical (Tropical Fruit Snow Cones)

Makes quite a few snow cones
Most of us don’t have ice scrapers in our kitchen for snow cones so this raspado recipe is modified to utilize the tools we all typically have in our kitchen while still being able to enjoy the authentic taste of a snow cone!
Ingredients
For a mango raspado
2 mangoes, ripe, peeled, deseeded [...]

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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, peeled and roughly chopped (about 8 cups)
2 teaspoons [...]

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Silver-Dollar Walnut Cakes with Berry Compote and Lemon Ricotta

Serves 4
Ingredients
For the Pancake Mix
1½ cups buckwheat flour
1½ tablespoons agave nectar
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1¼ cups almond milk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup chopped walnuts
Cooking spray
For the Berry Compote
½ pint blueberries
½ pint strawberries sliced
½ pint raspberries
1 tablespoon [...]

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Spicy Figs & Honey Sparkling Wine

Ingredients
1 ounce Spicy Bourbon Fig Honey (recipe follows)
Sparkling wine
Black Peppercorn Garnish
Directions
In a champagne glass place 1 ounce of the syrup and fill with sparkling wine. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg dust and a dried fig.
Spicy Bourbon Figs Honey
Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
½ cup bourbon
½ cup dried figs, chopped
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons black peppercorns, cracked
1 teaspoon freshly grated [...]

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Spicy Moroccan Cauliflower Latke with Preserved Lemons and Mint Marmalade

These are Moroccan inspired latkes with a tangy mint sauce adds interest and an exotic twist.

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Spicy Rhubarb Compote

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients
¾ cup rhubarb, sliced thin
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped fine
1 teaspoon orange zest
¼ cup orange juice
Directions
In a medium sauce pan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmering boil and allow rhubarb to cook down until soft and syrupy, or about 10 minutes.

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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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Spring Greens & Fennel Salad with Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette

Serves 6

Ingredients

3 cups spring greens
1 fennel bulb, sliced thin
3 tablespoons fresh dill leaves
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves
⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt/pepper

Directions

In a large salad bowl combine the greens, the fennel and the fresh herbs and toss together [...]

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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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Strawberry Rhubarb Tart with Blood Orange Thyme Glaze

Makes 6 tartlets
Ingredients
Sweet Pie Dough-6 tartlet shells baked
2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and kept whole
1 cup rhubarb, sliced
2 tablespoon thyme leaves
2 tablespoons blood orange zest
1⁄3 cup sugar
½ cup blood orange juice
1 cup créme fresh
½ cup honey
Directions
In a medium saucepan combine rhubarb, sugar, blood orange juice, 1 tablespoon thyme leaves and 1 tablespoon zest. Cook on [...]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tartlets with Honey Crème Fresh

Makes 6 tartlets

Ingredients

Sweet Pie Dough (1 recipe- for one large tart)
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 cup rhubarb, sliced
⅓ cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup crème fresh
¼ cup honey

Directions

Preheat oven to 375° F. Place the pie dough into 6 little tart shells, making sure it is smooth and even out [...]

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Strawberry Thyme Ginger & Lemon Tea

Makes 1 french press (about 6 cups)

Ingredients

¼ cup dried strawberries (substitute 2 fresh strawberries, sliced)
¼ cup fresh thyme leaves
1 slice dried ginger or 1 slice fresh ginger
½ lemon sliced
2 tablespoons honey
Hot, just boiling water

Directions

In the French press or another tea pot, place dried or fresh strawberries, thyme leaves, ginger and sliced lemons. Pour just [...]

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Strawberry Thyme Ginger & Lemon Tea

Makes 1 french press (about 6 cups)
Ingredients
¼ cup dried strawberries (substitute 2 fresh strawberries, sliced)
¼ cup fresh thyme leaves
1 slice dried ginger or 1 slice fresh ginger
½ lemon sliced
2 tablespoons honey
Hot, just boiling water
Directions
In the Fresh press or another tea pot, place dried or fresh strawberries, thyme leaves, ginger and sliced lemons. Pour just boiling [...]

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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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Sundried Tomato & Herb Chicken Sausage Pizzas

Makes 3 10-inch pizzas
INGREDIENTS
2 pounds boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cubed
½ pound pork fat, cubed (optional)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
½ medium yellow onion, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped fine
2 tablespoons salt
Casings, of your choice
Canola or olive oil
Pizza Dough (recipe follows)
Fresh Tomato or Pizza Sauce (recipe follows)
Cheese, of [...]

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Sweet Mango Curry Truffles with Sweet Curry Powder

Makes about 30 truffles
Ingredients
½ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon curry powder
½ teaspoon fresh chili, chopped superfine
1 tablespoon honey
½ cup stone fresh mango puree or chopped ripe mango
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
Sweet curry Powder for dusting (*3 teaspoon curry powder mixed with ¼ cup powdered sugar)
Directions
In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat [...]

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Tarragon & Cardamom Poached Pears with Frothed Rose Water Milk and Pistachios

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 cups water
¼ cup rosewater (2 tablespoons reserved)
½ cup honey, plus 1 tablespoon
¼ cup fresh tarragon leaves, chopped fine
4 Bosc pears, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
1 cup 2% milk
2 pods of cardamom (seeds inside)
½ cup dried cherries
½ cup pistachios, shelled and chopped fine
DIRECTIONS
Heat the water, rosewater and ½ cup honey in a large [...]

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Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Serves 4
Ingredients
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 cup chicken breast, cooked and shredded
1 cup red grapes, haled
½ medium red onion, chopped
¼ cup fresh tarragon, chopped
Whole grain toast

Directions
In a medium bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, honey, vinegar salt and pepper until smooth and creamy. Mix in [...]

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Tarta de Naranja (Orange Tart)

This sweet, simple tart highlights the region’s most prized fruit- oranges! Just a taste of these delicate tarts will make you feel like a Valencian!

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The Bollywood with Star of Anise Vodka with Curried Grape Garnish

Makes one cocktail
Ingredients

For the star of anise infused vodka
5 whole star anise
1 quart vodka
For the curried grapes
½ cup anise syrup (sugar, water and star anise into a simple syrup)
¼ cup vodka
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup of whole black or purple grapes
For the cocktail
Ice
2 ½ ounces anise infused vodka
1 ½ ounce curried grapes [...]

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Turkey Jerky (travel dog treats)

Makes 3 cups of treats
Ingredients
2 pounds turkey breast, sliced thin
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped fine
Directions
Pound the sliced turkey breasts with a meat pounder until thin. Set aside. In a small mixing bowl whisk together, garlic, honey, soy sauce [...]

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Vanilla-Saffron Rice Pudding & Rhubarb Compote with Orange Zest Ginger Butter

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon saffron threads
1 teaspoon fresh ginger
2 teaspoon orange zest
1 cardamom pod (seeds only)
1 cup jasmine rice
½ cup sugar
2 cups milk
Vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
Rhubarb Compote (Recipe Follows)
Orange Zest Ginger Butter (Recipe Follows)
Directions
In a medium sauce pan, heat the butter on medium heat and sauté the saffron, ginger, zest and cardamom [...]

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Velvety Chesnut Soup with Grape Honey

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
For the soup
1 cup whole chestnuts, roasted and peeled
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon pumpkin oil
1 small shallot, chopped fine
½ of a sweet yellow onion, chopped fine
¼ cup celery, chopped fine
1 medium parsnip, peeled and chopped fine
Salt
1 bouquet garni of fresh herbs in a cheesecloth sack: parsley, thyme, rosemary (a few springs of each)
2 fresh bay [...]

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Whipped Greek Yogurt Parfait

Makes 4 servings
INGREDIENTS
1 cup Greek yogurt
½ cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 crisp apple, diced
1 ripe pear, diced
¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted
DIRECTIONS
Place yogurt, whipping cream, honey, and dried spices into a cold mixing bowl. Whip with hand beater until mixture resembles whipping cream. Take a dessert [...]

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Whole Wheat Rigatoni and Vegetables in a Ginger, Soy and Honey Sauce

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
1 pound whole wheat pasta dough, cooked
For sauce
Olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2″ piece of ginger, peeled and julienned
1 red pepper, cored and chopped
1 bunch collard greens, leaves and stems (reserved), chopped
½ pound brown mushrooms, sliced
1½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
Kosher salt
Pepper
DIRECTIONS
In a large sauté pan, over medium [...]

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Winter Herb & Citrus Yogurt Granita

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
½ cup honey
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 cup fresh citrus juice (tangerine, lime, Meyer lemon, orange, or combinations are excellent)
¼ cup citrus zest
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine
DIRECTIONS
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until well combined. Pour in a shallow metal pan and allow [...]

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Yogurt Panna Cotta with Lavendar Honey

Start off the afternoon or evening by greeting your hard-working guests with a fresh and fruity spritzer, setting the tone for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation.  The goal is to provide an oasis within your home, be it a small apartment or a home in the country, the atmosphere should feel tranquil and peaceful.  As the day progresses, food will nourish the soul, so keep it light to keep your quests floating and feeling great all day long.  Get inspired by your mood to create a menu that includes a sweet & savory salad, flaky white fish and a creamy yogurt inspired dessert all peppered with fresh herbs for a green, earthy flavor.

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