Artichokes with Lemon Aioli Dip

INGREDIENTS
4 globe artichokes
2 lemons
1 recipe lemon aioli (see recipe) or any favorite vinaigrette
DIRECTIONS
Wash the artichokes to remove and grit between the leaves.
Snap off the stems at the base, so the artichokes stand upright. Use kitchen shears to trim the tips of each leaf. Rub the cut leaves with lemon to prevent discoloration.
Cook the artichokes in [...]

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Arugula, Tomato & Lemon Preserves on Ciabatta

Ingredients
Ciabatta bread
Arugula leaves
Tomato slices
Goat cheese
Salt & pepper
Lemon preserves (recipe follows)
Olive oil
Directions
Place arugula leaves on both side of the bread and place a tomato on one side and a tablespoon of lemon preserves on the other. Place a dollop of goat cheese on and season with salt and pepper, place the bread slices together [...]

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Baked Egg & Goat Cheese in Brioche Cups with Tomato Herb Salsa

Serves 6

Ingredients

6 mini brioche rolls
½ cup melted butter
6 eggs
Salt/pepper
3 ounces goat cheese
3 tablespoons fresh chives
Tomato herb salsa (recipe follows)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375° F.
Cut off the tops of the brioche rolls and scoop out a small portion of the inside, enough for a cracked egg to sit and fill the hole. Brush the inside [...]

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Berenjena Rellena (Stuffed Eggplant)

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 medium eggplants
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped fine
¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped fine
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Salt and pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
Serve with chunk of bread
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Cut the eggplants in half and brush with olive oil and sprinkle [...]

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Blackberry Lemon Thyme Sorbet

Makes about 5 cups
Ingredients
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
½ cups fresh lemon thyme leaves
2 cups fresh blackberries
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
½ cup heavy cream
Directions
Make simple syrup in a medium saucepan by combining the sugar and water and lemon thyme. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves, simmer for 5 minutes, take off burner, and allow [...]

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Blueberry Lemon Flax Muffins with Lemon-Flax Streusel Topping

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients

Non-stick cooking spray
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup almond milk
⅓ cup almond oil
½ cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
⅓ cup unrefined cane sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
½ cup flax seeds
For the lemon-flax streusel topping
2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry [...]

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Blueberry Lemon Thyme Ice Cream

All over the world one of the greatest pleasures we share is a mutual love for ice cream, granitas and sorbets. We all crave frozen treats as soon as the weather gets warm and even without the warm weather sometimes!

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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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Cabbage & Bean Salad with Spicy Pesto Vinaigrette

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 cup red cabbage, shredded
½ cup carrots, grated
1 red pepper, sliced thin
1 orange pepper, sliced thin
1 cup sliced radishes
1 cup baby greens
1 red chili pepper (fresh) and chopped
2 cups cannellini beans
¼ cup champagne vinegar
Juice and zest of one lemon
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon basil sauce or pesto
1 teaspoon salt

Directions

Place all vegetable sin a big [...]

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Chicken Breast & Chard with Thyme, Garlic, White Wine & Lemon

Serves 1 – 2
INGREDIENTS
1-2 servings chicken breast, boneless, skinless, sliced
Juice of ½ lemon
2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
3 tablespoons white wine
1 cup chard, chopped
Several thyme sprigs
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 400˚F.
Place sliced chicken breast on prepared foil. Top with juice of ½ lemon, 2 chopped garlic cloves, white wine, chard and thyme.
Wrap and bake for about 20 [...]

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Cilantro Pesto

INGREDIENTS
1 bunch fresh cilantro (approx. 1½ cups)
3-4 cloves fresh garlic
Zest of 2 limes
1 jalapeño pepper, chopped and deseeded (optional)
Juice of 4 limes
Juice of 1 lemon
½ cup walnut oil or olive oil
1 tablespoon cumin
Salt
PREPARATION
In a blender, or with a handheld food processor, combine cilantro, garlic, lime zest, lime juice, lemon juice, jalapeño pepper and oil with [...]

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Citrus Basil Cocktail

Makes 2 drinks

This cocktail is an invigorating drink that will both dazzle and refresh the drinker.

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Citrus Chili Atlantic Mackerel Ceviche

Serves 6
Ingredients
2 pounds Atlantic Mackerel fillets, chopped in large flat pieces
2 teaspoons salt
Juice of 2 lemons
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lime zest
2 teaspoons fresh red chili, de-seeded and chopped super fine
1 teaspoon fresh green chili, de-seeded and chopped superfine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh [...]

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Cucumber & Gazpacho Granita Ice Bites

Makes 20-25 bites

Ingredients

1 cucumber, sliced semi thin
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped tomato
¼ cup white onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons salt

Directions

On a [...]

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Ensalada de Atun & Anchoas (Tuna and Anchovy Salad)

Recipe adapted from the Food of Spain cookbook by Vikki Harris
Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
½ cup almonds
½ cup hazlenuts
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (Spanish)
6 cloves garlic
3 slices white bread, crusts removed, cut into quarters
2 roasted red peppers, deseeded and destemmed
4 tablespoo ns sherry vinegar (Spanish)
Juice of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped fine
Salt
4 cups baby [...]

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Fish Foil with Veggies and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Makes 4 servings
INGREDIENTS
1 small traditional eggplant or 4 Japanese eggplants, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 whole head of garlic
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
2 medium zucchini, sliced into disks
10 sundried tomatoes
4 (6-ounce) pieces of wild caught salmon or arctic char, deboned [...]

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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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Fresh Herb Pappardelle with Summer Beans, Tomatoes & Fresh Herbs

Serves 6
Ingredients
¼ cup each basil, parsley, mint, tarragon, marjoram, chopped
Plus an additional 1 tablespoon of each for the sprinkle
Olive oil
Pinch of dried crushed red pepper
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups fresh summer shelling beans, shelled and cooked until tender
1 small fennel bulb sliced thin
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (plus 1 tablespoon reserved for garnish)
2 [...]

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Fried Artichokes Jewish Style

Serves 4-6
INGREDIENTS
24 baby artichokes, trimmed
2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
Salt and Red Pepper flakes
Chopped Parsley
Grated parmesan (optional)
Lemon wedges
DIRECTIONS
Pour the oil in to a heavy pot and place over high heat. When the oil reaches 250 degrees, lower the heat.
Fry the artichokes in batches for 3-4 minutes until they soften, remove one and cool briefly, then [...]

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Fritto Misto of Ramps, Asparagus and Fiddleheads with Citrus Mint Aioli

Serves 6

Ingredients

4 cups canola oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Zest of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lime
½- 1 cup ice cold club soda, diluted with 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 ½ to 2 pounds mixed fiddleheads, ramps (or green onions) and asparagus, cleaned and dried
Maldon salt, to season
Citrus Mint [...]

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Frozen Beet Orange Sherbet Sandwiches

Makes 6 sandwiches

Ingredients

2 medium red beets, trimmed peeled and sliced
1 navel orange
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup fresh tarragon leaves
Orange sherbet (recipe follows)

Directions

In a medium saucepan placed sliced beets, juice and zest of the orange, sugar and tarragon and heat to a low boil stirring gently. Cook beets for about 3-5 minutes until tender but still [...]

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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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Garden Flounder Ceviche

Serves 6
Ingredients
2 pounds Flounder fillets, sliced in thin strips or cut into small cubes
1 medium zucchini, chopped super fine
1 medium carrot, chopped super fine
½ medium red onion, chopped fine
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 teaspoon red chili, chopped fine
1 small shallot, chopped fine
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1 tablespoon [...]

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Gazpacho Spaniard with Lemon Cucumber Garnish

Makes one cocktail

Ingredients

For the cucumber-tomato infused vodka
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 tomato cut in half
1 quart vodka
For the lemon cucumbers
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup vodka
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
1 cucumber, sliced (skin on)
For the cocktail
Ice
2 ounces cucumber-tomato infused vodka
1 ounce dry vermouth
½ ounce pickled lemon cucumber juice

Directions

For the cucumber-tomato infused vodka
Combine [...]

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Ger-Nis Garden Potato Salad

Serves 12
Ingredients
6 cups cooked potatoes, cubed (all colors blue, red, and white)
2 cups radishes, chopped
2 cups celery, chopped
1 cup red onions, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup orange bell pepper, chopped
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup fresh dill, chopped
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup lovage, chopped
1 cup crème fraiche
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon fresh horseradish, [...]

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Ger-Nis’ Herbal Mint Julep

Makes 1 drink

Ingredients

Lemon mint brown sugar (recipe follows)
4-5 fresh mint leaves
Crushed or shaved ice
½ ounce lemon mint herbal syrup (recipe follows)
2 ½ ounces bourbon (Makers Mark is our preferred choice)
Crushed or shaved ice

Directions

Wet the rim of a old fashioned or low wide mouth glass with a lemon wedge, dip [...]

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Ginger & Lemon Thyme Rye Mini Pesto Elixir

©Nissa Pierson, Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, Gowanus Brooklyn
Ingredients
1 cup turbinado sugar simple syrup*
½ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves
1 tablespoon mint leaves
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoons lemon zest
Juice of one lemon
1 ounce New York Distilling Company Rye
Directions
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until a smooth pesto-like sauce is created. Add about [...]

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Ginger Lemon Meringue Tarts

Ingredients
4 egg yolks (reseve whites for meringue)
1⁄3 cup cornstarch
1½ cups water
11⁄3 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
½ cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
1 box gingersnap cookies (2 cups)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
4 egg whites
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons sugar
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grind gingersnaps into crumbs. Add butter and press into tart molds. Place on [...]

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Ginger-Beet Lemonade

Makes one Pitcher
Ingredients

2 cups ginger-beet syrup (ginger, beets, sugar)
2 cups fresh lemon juice
water
Directions

To make the ginger beet syrup place ½ cup freshly grated beets, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger in medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 3-5 minutes. Strain and [...]

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Grilled Salmon with Citrus Herb Crème Fraiche

We’ve taken our favorite salmon recipes and added our favorite seasonal herbs to give you new ways to enjoy wild salmon.

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Harissa & Preserved Lemon Mint Martini

Ingredients
3 ounces gin
½ ounce mint infused dry vermouth (recipe follows)
½ ounce preserved lemon liquid (recipe follows)
2-3 drops harissa (recipe follows)
Preserved lemon garnish
Mint leaf garnish
Directions
In a glass filled with ice place the gin and the vermouth and stir. Add the lemon preserved liquid and strain into a martini glass. Place one preserved lemon segment and a [...]

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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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Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

with Basil Oil Drizzle & Anchovies
Serves 4
Ingredients
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1 clove garlic
½ cup plus extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Squeeze of lemon (optional)
6-8 tomatoes, sliced or wedged
6-8 pieces fresh mozzarella cheese (equivalent to the tomato size)
10-12 anchovies, whole of halved
Maldon sea salt
Directions
In a blender, combine basil leaves, garlic, oil and salt and blend until [...]

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Heirloom Tomato and Pesto Pasta Salad

INGREDIENTS
1lb Pasta, cooked
2 gloves Garlic, minced
4 medium Zucchini, chopped
1½ lbs. Heirloom tomatoes, chopped
2 cups fresh Basil leaves
Juice of one large Lemon
½ cup Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
PREPARATION
In a large sauté pan, over medium heat, sauté garlic, add zucchini and season with salt, cook, 5 to 7 minutes. Add tomatoes, warm through [...]

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Herbed Gremolata

Makes approximately ½ cup

Ingredients

¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh marjoram, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, chopped superfine
3 tablespoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon maldon salt
½ teaspoon red chili flakes

Directions

In a small mixing bowl combine all ingredients and mix well.

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Herbed Lamb Kabobs with Garlicky Mint Yogurt & Mustard Mint Pesto

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
½ cup red onion, chopped fine
2 pounds ground lamb
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Garlicky Mint Yogurt (recipe follow)
Mustard Mint Pesto (recipe follows)

Directions

Preheat broiler to high. [...]

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Herbed Tomato Soup with a Poached Egg

Poached eggs are cooked in a vat of slowly cooking liquid, but they are not boiled.

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Herbs De Provence Crispy Baked Chicken with Lemon Olive Tapenade

Serves 6
Ingredients
6-12 pieces of chicken (wings, legs, boneless thighs and boneless breasts)
Salt & pepper
1 cup buttermilk
Zest and juice of one lemon
2 tablespoons herbs of Provence
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
½ tablespoon fresh marjoram leaves
½ tablespoon fresh savory, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped fine
1 tablespoon lavender flowers
½ tablespoon fennel seeds, crushed
1½ cups panko bread crumbs
½ cup whole-wheat [...]

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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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Hongos y Ajo (Mushrooms & Garlic)

Garlicky mushrooms make a simple yet elegant appetizer.

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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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Israeli Iced Tea (lemon, thyme, sage, mint, black 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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Lamb Chops with Preserved Lemon-Mint Chili Chimichurri or Cucumber Pomegranate Salsa

Serves 6

Ingredients

12 baby lamb chops, French cut and ½ inch thick
Salt
Pepper
Mint oil (½ cup extra virgin olive oil infused with ½ cup fresh mint leaves)
Chimichurri or Salsa (recipes follow)

Directions

Preheat broiler to High. Arrange the baby lamp chops on a sheet pan or in a baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and rub [...]

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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 Fig Compote

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients
1 pound fresh black figs, ripe & sweet, de-stemmed & chopped
1 cup lavender syrup
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine
Directions
Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring often for about 1 hour. [...]

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Lavender Lemon Pastis

Makes 1 drink
Ingredients
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lavender flowers
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 cup sugar
2 ounces pastis (ricard)
4 ounces cold water
Directions
Make the simple syrup by adding the water, lavender, lemon zest and sugar into a medium saucepan and bring to a slow boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Take off heat and strain, let [...]

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Lavender Lemon Sugar Syrup

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon zest
½ cup fresh lavender flowers or 2 tablespoons dried
Directions
In a medium saucepan, over medium-low heat, add sugar, water, lemon zest and lavender flowers warm through until sugar is dissolved. Take syrup off heat and let cool until ready to use.
*Note: If not using sugar syrup, you can simply [...]

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Le Pruneau Homme

Ingredients
2 ounces prune infused gin (recipe follows)
2 ounces hum liquor
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce cardamom ginger black pepper syrup (recipe follows)
Sparkling Wine
“Moroccan” Spiced Brown Sugar (recipe follows)
Gin Infused Prunes
Directions
In a shaker filled with ice, place the gin, hum liquor, lemon juice, and syrup and shake vigorously. Strain into an old fashioned martini style glass and [...]

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Lemon & Bay Leaf Prosecco

Ingredients

1 ounce bay leaf simple syrup*
Prosecco
Bay Leaf
Directions
Place 1 ounce of bay leaf syrup in a champagne flute and fill with prosecco.  Stir and garnish with a bay leaf place inverted in the flute so that about 1 ½ inches sticks out of the top as it floats, stem side down.
*Fresh Bay Leaf [...]

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Lemon & Oregano Chicken Greek Salads

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 large chicken breast, sliced thin
Salt
Cracked black pepper
1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups romaine lettuce torn into bite size pieces
1/2 cup calamata olives
1/2 cup feta, crumbled
1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons (for dressing)
Salt and pepper
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Season the chicken sliced with [...]

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Lemon Aioli

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients
1 egg
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
Directions
In a blender or food processor, place egg, zest and juice and chopped garlic. Whirl until garlic is smooth. With the motor running, add the oil in a slow stream, until the [...]

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Lemon Asiago Pesto

Makes 1 ½ c pesto.

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Lemon Balm Rice

Makes 2 Servings

Excellent accompaniment for fish.

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Lemon Basil Granita

All over the world one of the greatest pleasures we share is a mutual love for ice cream, granitas and sorbets. We all crave frozen treats as soon as the weather gets warm and even without the warm weather sometimes!

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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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Lemon Curd

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon corn starch
½ cup lemon juice
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
Pinch of salt
Directions
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a medium low heat, whisking slowly until mixture is thick. Allow to cool and refrigerate.

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Lemon Curd

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon corn starch
½ cup lemon juice
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
Pinch of salt
Directions
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a medium low heat, whisking slowly until mixture is thick. Allow to cool and refrigerate.

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Lemon Mint Rice

Fluff and serve with chicken, fish, or vegetables.

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Lemon Preserves

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

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Lemon Rosemary Soda

Makes 1 large pitcher

Ingredients

For lemon rosemary syrup
2 sprigs rosemary
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon zest
For soda
2 cups lemon juice
2 cups soda water
Ice

Directions

For lemon rosemary syrup
In a small saucepan over medium heat, place all 4 ingredients and warm through until sugar is dissolved. Strain and set aside to cool.
For soda
In a large pitcher, combine [...]

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Lemon Thyme Chardonnay Spritzer

A spritzer is a cool drink that is served with a mixture of fizzy or bubbled liquid along with flat liquid. We know them best as wine spritzers which are an incredibly lovely way to refresh yourself in the summer without adding tons of alcohol.

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Lemon Thyme Coolers

Makes 4 coolers
Ingredients

1 cup Lemon Thyme Simple Syrup
1 tablespoon lemon zest
Juice of 2 lemons
Ice
Seltzer
Lemon thyme leaves
Directions

Place ¼ cup lemon thyme simple syrup in a tall glass, add ½ teaspoon lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice fill the glass with ice and then seltzer, stir well and garnish with lemon thyme leaves.

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Lemon Thyme Pesto Drizzle

Makes 1 cup pesto
Ingredients
¼ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves (substitute basil if you cannot find lemon thyme)
¼ cup fresh parsley leaves
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Ger-Nis Finishing Salt
Directions
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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Lemon Verbena Basil Cava Cooler

This exotic and intoxicating cooler will wow you and it stronger than it tastes so look out!

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Lemon Verbena Ice Cream

All over the world one of the greatest pleasures we share is a mutual love for ice cream, granitas and sorbets. We all crave frozen treats as soon as the weather gets warm and even without the warm weather sometimes!

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Lemon Verbena Sorbet

Makes 4 cups sorbet.

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Lemon-Mint Brown Sugar

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients

1 tablespoon lemon zest, finely grated
1 tablespoon mint, chopped superfine
¾ cup light brown sugar, fine
Directions

Mix the ingredients together and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week!

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Lemon-Mint Herbal Syrup

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients

½ lemon sliced
½ cup fresh mint, chopped
½ cup light brown sugar
½ cup water
Directions

In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil, turn down the heat to a simmer and simmer for about 5 minutes. Strain, and store syrup in the refrigerator for up to [...]

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Lemon-Mint Striped Bass Ceviche

Serves 6
Ingredients
2 pounds striped bass fillets, cut into thin slivers or strips
2 teaspoons salt
Juice of 2 lemons
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon orange zest
¼ cup fresh orange juice
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, citrus flavor preferred
1 medium red onion, halved and sliced thin
1 cup black cured olives, pitted and halved
1 cup fresh mint, chopped
Black pepper
Directions
In a [...]

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Lemony Gold Beet Barley Risotto

Serves 6
Barley replaces the traditional Arborio rice here for a textured, nutty-tasting whole-grain risotto. Soaking the barley overnight reduces its cooking time. Gold beets have a sweet, mellow flavor. When roasted with the skin intact, their beautiful color is preserved. Wait to salt the risotto until you’ve added the ricotta salata; as the name implies, [...]

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Lemony Pesto Verde

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients
3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped fine
1 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh red chili, chopped fine (optional)
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
1 teaspoons wholegrain mustard
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Directions
In a small bowl whisk together all ingredients and let stand [...]

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Lemony Whole Wheat Chips

Serves 4
Ingredients

10-12 whole wheat tortillas, cut into 3 inch triangles
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon canola oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt
Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut tortillas and place in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl mix the parsley, oil, lemon juice and salt, mix well and then toss over tortillas. Lay tortillas flat on [...]

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Limoncello Mint Granita

Makes about 3 cups of granita

Ingredients

1 cup lemon sugar syrup (recipe follows)
½ cup limoncello
¼ cup fresh mint, chopped fine

Directions

Combine all ingredients and pour into an 8-by-8-inch glass baking dish. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until the mixture is firm. Using the tines of a fork, scrape the mixture into small serving bowls [...]

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Limoncello Mint  Granita

Italy is known for being a country filled with food influence and amazing cuisine and Sicily definitely holds its own in this area. There is a wide range of food power on this tiny island due to its proximity to its surrounding countries, Africa, Spain and Greece…

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Little Lemony Fried Anchovies or Bait fish with Thai Basil Pesto Cocktail Sauce

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 pound fresh anchovies or bait fish
1 teaspoon lime zest
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped fine
2 teaspoons fresh garlic, chopped fine
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 thai chili, sliced thin
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons salt
Oil for frying
Thai Basil Pesto Cocktail Sauce (recipe follows)
Lemon Wedges
Directions
First prepare the anchovies or baitfish by cutting or pulling off [...]

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Maple & Meyer Lemon Bourboun Sauce

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
2 teaspoons Meyer lemon zest
1 tablespoon corn starch
½ cup Meyer lemon juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons *Buffalo Trace White Dog Bourboun
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
Pinch of salt
*Hemispherical Meyer Lemon Bitters
Directions
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a medium-low heat, whisking slowly until mixture is thick. Allow to cool [...]

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Marjoram Orzo Salad

Makes 4 Servings

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Mediterranean Fish Rub

This is also wonderful on broccoli.

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Meyer Lemon Chicken Salad Croissants

Meyer lemons can be quite amazing in savory dishes where the acidity needs to be more subtle.

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Meyer Lemon Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Serves 4
Ingredients
½ cup créme fraiche
Juice and zest of 1 Meyer lemon
¼ cup of chopped parsley, chives and basil (in total)
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 cup of roasted chicken, cubed or shredded
Directions
Mix ½ cup créme fraiche and the juice and zest of one Meyer lemon together with ¼ cup of chopped parsley, chives and basil. Add [...]

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Meyer Lemon Parfaits with Fresh Blueberries, Toasted Coconut, and Bay Leaf Whipped Cream

For dessert, keep it fresh and simple

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Mutton Holler Swamp Coolers

Makes one gallon of non alcoholic mixer
Ingredients
Zest of 5 limes
Zest of 4 lemons
Juice of 10 limes
Juice of 10 lemons
2 cups mint simple syrup
1 cup cucumber puree (cucumbers pureed)
1 cup strawberry puree (strawberries pureed)
4 cups water
4 cups seltzer water
Ice
Cucumber slices, strawberry sliced, lemon slices and mint leaves
Cucumber infused gin for the alcoholic drinks (cucumber slices infused [...]

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Orange Sherbet

Makes 4 cups
Ingredients

1 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons orange zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups whole milk
Directions

In a blender blend up all ingredients until smooth. Process in an ice cream maker using the manufacturer’s directions.

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

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

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Pickled Asparagus with Mint & Lemon

Makes 1 bunch pickled asparagus

In a world where dinner parties, picnics, holiday & religious gatherings, and lazy Sundays still prevail, a beautiful glass jar of homemade pickled vegetables or fruits makes a unique and thoughtful gift.

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Pistachio Tarragon Pesto Chicken Skewers

Serves 8
Wine Pairing: Syrah
Ingredients
½ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted natural pistachios
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 medium garlic clove, peeled
¼ cup olive oil
16 1-inch pieces red onion (1/3 inch thick)
16 1-inch squares red bell pepper
8 lemon slices, halved
1 pound chicken tenders (about 8 large)
8 metal or wooden skewers (soak in [...]

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Pound Cake

For dessert, try a simple pound cake complimented with some fresh strawberries in basil syrup.

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Preserved Lemon, Mint, and Chili Chimichurri

Makes approximately 1 cup

Ingredients

1 to 2 garlic cloves
¼- ½ cup preserved lemons
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 long red chili, deseeded and chopped
⅓ cup champagne vinegar
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt, to taste
Directions

Combine all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth.

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Preserved Lemons & Preserved Lemon Mint Granita

Refreshing lemon drink…

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Prosecco with Lovage Syrup

Ingredients
½ cup lovage leaves and more for garnish
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Sparkling wine
Lemon peel
Directions

Place water, sugar and lovage leaves in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for a few more minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Bottle and refrigerate.
*To [...]

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Quince and Apple Tart with Half White Flour Crust

Serves 4 to 6
INGREDIENTS
For the crust
2 cups Cayuga Organics farmer ground half white flour
½ teaspoon sea or kosher salt
½ cup sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small dice, and very well chilled
¼ cup ice water
DIRECTIONS
Combine flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine.
Add butter, and blend 15 to 20 [...]

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Rhubarb Lemonade

Makes one Pitcher
Ingredients

2 cups rhubarb syrup (rhubarb, sugar)
2 cups fresh lemon juice
water
Directions

To make the rhubarb syrup place ½ cup fresh rhubarb chopped, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 3-5 minutes. Strain and cool. In a large pitcher combine [...]

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Rhubarb Mint Spritzer

Makes 1 gallon

Ingredients

1 pound rhubarb, ends trimmed and cut into ½ inch pieces
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
Ice
Seltzer water

Directions

Combine the rhubarb, lemon zest, lemon juice, mint, sugar and the water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for [...]

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Roast Chicken with Lemon & Compound Herb Butter and Roasted Vegetables

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
1 3 to 4-pound chicken
2 small lemons, quartered
For Compound Butter
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
2 to 3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
3 onions, quartered
5 carrots, peeled and chopped in 1-inch pieces
PREPARATION
Preheat oven [...]

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Roasted Herbal Chicken with Lemon and Ginger

As the weather starts to cool and the wind begins to gust, we shut the windows and sweaters come out of hibernation.  Leave your diet behind, because fall is right around the corner, which means slightly richer, more decadent cooking awaiting our palettes…

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Roasted Spring Vegetable Salsa and Whole Wheat Chips

Makes 2-3 cups salsa
Ingredients

2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2 small spring onions, chopped fine
½ cup fennel bulb, chopped fine
1 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped fine
3 spears of asparagus, chopped fine
½ cup fresh peas
½ cup carrots, chopped fine
¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine
½ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped fine
1 tablespoon chopped chives, chopped fine
2 tablespoons [...]

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Romano Beans with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes, Garlic and Olive Tapenade

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
1 pound Romano beans, cleaned and cut into 3 inch sections (steamed to aldente)
1 pint cherry tomatoes (all different varieties) lightly grilled and sliced in half
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
Juice of one lemon
¼ cup olive oil
Sea Salt course
Cracked Black Pepper
Olive Tapenade (recipe follows)
PREPARATION
Mix beans, tomatoes and garlic in a large salad bowl. Dress with olive [...]

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Rosemary Potato Latkes with Rosemary Apple Chutney

This is a semi-traditional potato latke recipe with a modern version of applesauce to go with it.

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Salsa Verde

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients
3 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh red chili, chopped fine
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Directions
In a small bowl whisk together all ingredients and let stand for ten minutes before serving.

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Santorini Chicken Soulvaki

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Scallop Crudo Lemon Shooters

Chili Mint Scallop Crudo with Shaved Baby Fennel and Ginger
Serves 6
Ingredients
6 large scallops, (side muscle removed) and sliced thin and cut into strips
2 teaspoons salt
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of ½ orange
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 teaspoon ginger, chopped fine or grated
2 [...]

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Seafood Spaghetti with Herbed Lemon Cream Sauce

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter, plus 1 additional tablespoon of butter
5 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2 shallots, chopped fine
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon chili flakes
3 squid bodies (calamari) cleaned and sliced into thin rings
½ pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed
½ pound baby scallops
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine, stems removed
¼ cup fresh [...]

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Smokey Eggplant Mousse

One of the truly most decadent dishes I have ever tasted in Israel is the many versions of eggplant mousse. A longtime fan of baba ganoush, I was skeptical a few years ago when I tried my first version of this classic Middle Eastern staple in a mousse form. I am not the biggest fan of French technique cooking; I find the raw grittiness of food in a more pure form typically attracts me greater than dishes that are over concocted. But even so, I am willing to try anything (except liver), and so I did. To my amazement, I fell in love with eggplant made into a mousse. There is something so luxurious about the texture and taste. There are several different version of the dish of course and I typically and happy with most, some more lemony, others more cuminy, while my favorites tend to be smoky and herbaceous tasting with lots of sumac and paparika. I guess the point to all of this is don’t underestimate the mousse and certainlyy let’s keep eating baba ganoush, but don’t overlook a smokey eggplant mousse if you come across one and this recipe is my best recollection of the best I have had, combined with hot grilled flat bread you can sit in complete luxury even all alone, and indulge in this one of a kind dish.

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Spaghetti Squash with Parsley Pesto

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
1 medium spaghetti squash
½ cup walnuts or peacans, toasted
2 garlic cloves
2 cups fresh parsley leaves
¼ to ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice and zest of one lemon
½ cups Asiago cheese, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 375°F.
With a knife, slice three to four little slits into each squash so it won’t explode while [...]

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Spanish Seville Squid Cocktail

Serves 6
Ingredients
2 pounds cleaned squid, sliced in rings
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon zest
Olive oil
½ medium Spanish onion, sliced thin
½ cup red bell peppers, slices thin
½ cup orange bell peppers sliced thin
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (gold ones especially nice)
1 cup Spanish black olives, pitted and halved
Juice of 2 lemons
1 tablespoon shallot, chopped fine
¼ cup [...]

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Spicy Moroccan Cauliflower Latkes with Preserved Lemons & Mint Marmalade

Here are a few of our favorite latke recipes with a modern herbal twist. Each recipe is uniquely herbalized and is accompanied by its own unique serving sauce. We have latkes for all palette types and occasions, including sweet, savory, robust and fresh, and light. All of these recipes will create a new modern symbol of celebration for your Hanukah traditions.

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Spinach Herb Ricotta Cannelloni with Fresh Tomatoes and Lemon

Homemade pasta is incredibly easy and quick to make, offering the options for flavor diversity. It is simple and cheap and with very few tools needed, we recommend every kitchen being equipped with a pasta maker/pasta roller, they are relatively inexpensive and they allow you to roll the pasta extremely thin and cut the pasta evenly. Of course you can do it all by hand as well.

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Spinach Ricotta Tortellini with Lemon Olive Oil, Black Pepper Tomatoes

Serves 6

Ingredients

For the tortellini
2 cups fresh spinach, steamed and chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ cup ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 Ger-Nis fresh pasta recipe
For the lemon olive oil, black pepper tomatoes
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon zest
½ cup fresh tomatoes (cherry tomatoes halved or other tomatoes cut [...]

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Spring Daisy

Makes 1 drink

Ingredients

Ice
2 ounces cucumber infused gin
1 ounce strawberry rhubarb syrup
1 ounce herbal syrup (parsley mint)
1 ounce lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Lemon slices

Directions

In a shaker filled with ice, place all ingredients and shake vigorously. Pour into a low-ball glass and place a lemon slice like a lid over the drink.

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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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Spring Herbal Osso Bucco & Herbed Gremolata

Serves 4-6
This lovely & lively dish is perfect for a chilly spring day, perfectly fresh yet warming with loads of fresh herbs and spring vegetables.
Ingredients
4-6 cross-cut veal shanks (osso bucco tied with kitchen string)
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine
¼ cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 sprigs onions, whites [...]

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Spring Sorrel & Lemon Soda Pop

Makes 1 pitcher
Ingredients
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest
½ cup lemon juice
1 large bunch fresh sorrel leaves
4-6 cups seltzer water
Lemon wheel garnish
Directions
Combine water, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the temperature to low and simmer for about 5 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool [...]

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Stewed Squid with Salsa Verde

Serves 6
Ingredients
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh red chili, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 pounds fresh squid, cleaned and sliced thick
6-8 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 cup chickpeas, cooked
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
2 teaspoons salt
½ cup white wine
Salsa Verde for serving (recipe follows)
Directions
In a large sauté pan, heat [...]

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Strawberry and Lemon Buttermilk Scones

Makes 6 scones

Ingredients

¾ cups strawberries, destemmed and chopped
2 teaspoons sugar
2 ⅓ cups of flour
⅓ teaspoon of baking soda
½ tablespoon of baking powder
¼ cup sugar
¾ teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1-inch cubes
¾ cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Coarse or raw turbinado sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to [...]

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Strawberry Basil Fizzy

Makes 1 pitcher

Ingredients

½ cup fresh strawberries, chopped fine
½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped fine
½ cup sugar, chopped fine
½ cup water
Zest of 1 lime or lemon
Juice of 1 lime or lemon
2 cups ice
Seltzer water

Directions

In a small saucepan combine strawberries, basil sugar and water and bring to a boil, reduce and simmer for about 3-4 minutes. [...]

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Strawberry Buckwheat Crepes With Lemon Thyme Sweet Cream

Here are a few of our latest ideas for spring’s best & most herby, fresh & light desserts!

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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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Summer Herb Chimichurri, Grilled Potato Salad

Serves 4
Ingredients
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
¼ cup fresh oregano, chopped
¼ cup fresh thyme leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium shallot, chopped
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
½ -3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups watercress
1 pound grilled baby [...]

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Sweet Corn Aioli

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
2 egg yolks
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon citrus champagne vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup fresh sweet corn kernels
1 teaspoon salt
Directions
In a blender or food processor, place egg and garlic. Whirl until garlic is smooth. With the motor running, add the oil in a slow stream, [...]

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Sweet Corn Aioli Lobster Rolls

Serves 4-6
Ingredients
1 ½ pounds lobster meat, cooked, large chucks and cold
½ cup sweet corn kernels
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 teaspoon salt
Juice of 1 lemon
½ -3/4 cup sweet corn lemon aioli (recipe follows)
Hot Dog buns
Directions
In a mixing bowl combine the lobster meat, corn and fresh [...]

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Sweet Herbal Mimosas (Lemon Thyme Orange & Basil Tangerine)

Makes 1 mimosa

Ingredients

1 ounce herbal syrup (lemon thyme or basil), recipe follows
2 ounces fresh juice (orange or tangerine)
4-6 ounces champagne, prosecco or cava

Directions

In a champagne class combine the herbal syrup and the citrus juice and fill glass with champagne, cava or prosecco.

Herbal Simple Syrup
Makes 2 cups

Ingredients

1 cup sugar (any type of sugar will work)
1 [...]

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The 007 with Herbed Olive Garnish

Makes one cocktail

Ingredients

For the 007
2 ounces gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
½ ounce herbed olive juice
Ice
3 herbed olives, for garnish
For the herbed olives
Garlic stuffed olives
¼ cup champagne vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped fine
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

For the 007
In a shaker combine [...]

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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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The Halle Berry with Lemon Zested Frozen Blueberry Garnish

Makes one cocktail

Ingredients

For the raspberry infused vodka
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 quart of vodka
For the lemon blueberries
½ cup vodka
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh blueberries
For the cocktail
Ice
2 ounces raspberry infused vodka
1 ounce sweet vermouth
1 ounce blueberry juice

Directions

For the raspberry infused vodka
Combine the ingredients in a quart container and [...]

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Warm Tomato Herb Salsa

Makes 1 cup of salsa

Ingredients

Olive oil
½ medium yellow onion, chopped fine
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped fine
1 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked

Directions

In a medium sauté pan, heat the oil to a medium high heat, add the onions and sauté [...]

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White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Makes 2 cups dressing
Ingredients
¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup blended oil (canola based)
½ shallot, minced
Salt and pepper to taste (about ½ teaspoon of each)
Directions
In a medium bowl whisk together ingredients until well incorporated and emulsified, season with salt and pepper to taste.
*Recipe property of Polo Dobkins

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Whole Roast Duck with Spiced Maple Glaze

Serves 2
INGREDIENTS
1 duck, excess fat removed
1 cup chicken or duck stock
¼ cup maple syrup
1 cup orange juice
Zest of 1 orange
1 stick cinnamon
2 cloves
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
½ a lemon
DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Prick the duck all over with a fork (this will allow the excess fat to render out of the duck).
Season the duck [...]

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Whole Trout Stuffed With Lemon and Parsley

You can put virtually anything in a foil packet dinner – whatever inspires you at the market or in your ‘fridge. To get your creative juices flowing, here’s a few ideas to play around with. Simple and delicious!

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Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Fresh Spring Market Vegetables in a Lemony Herb Broth

Homemade pasta is incredibly easy and quick to make, offering the options for flavor diversity. It is simple and cheap and with very few tools needed, we recommend every kitchen being equipped with a pasta maker/pasta roller, they are relatively inexpensive and they allow you to roll the pasta extremely thin and cut the pasta evenly. Of course you can do it all by hand as well.

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Wild Ramp-Basil Pesto

Makes approximately 1 cup
Ingredients

¼ pound of wild ramps, cleaned and ends trimmed and chopped
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, stems removed
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup toasted walnuts
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt
Directions

In a blender place the ramps, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice and pulse a few times until it gets chopped up pretty [...]

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Wild Ramp-Basil Pesto & Whole Wheat Pappardelle

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

¼ pound of wild ramps, cleaned, ends trimmed and chopped
¼ cup fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup toasted walnuts
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt
1 pound whole wheat pappardelle, cooked

Directions

In a blender place the ramps, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice and pulse a few times until it gets chopped up pretty [...]

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