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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 â…“ cup honey […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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, […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 â…“ cup honey 1 cup soy yogurt ¼ […]

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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 â…“ 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 â…“ 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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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