Carambola Cel-Star

February 2nd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Ingredients

2 ½  ounces  fresh star fruit and celery juice ( 1 star fruit, 2 stalks celery, leaves and all)
2 ounces Titos vodka
½ ounce lime juice
½ ounce lovage and lemon thyme syrup*
Star Fruit Garnish
Brooklyn Hemispherical Lemon Bitters
The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters

Directions

In a large glass filled with ice, place the juice, vodka, lime juice and syrup and stir well.  Strain into a martini style glass.  Add two drops of lemon bitters and two drops of celery bitters, garnish with a thin slice of the star fruit.


*Lovage and Lemon Thyme Syrup- combine a handful of Lovage ( or celery leaves) and lemon thyme in  a sauce pan with 1 cup water and 1 cup white sugar and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.  Take off heat, let cool completely.  Strain and refrigerate.

Prosecco with Lovage Syrup

August 3rd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

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 assemble the sodas place 1-2 ounces of the lovage syrup in a champagne glass and fill with sparkling wine, garnish with a lovage leaf and a small lemon peel.

Ger-Nis Garden Potato Salad

July 22nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

087

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, grated
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon celery seeds
3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
Salt/pepper
Paprika
4 hard boiled eggs, sliced

Directions

In a large mixing bowl mix all potatoes, radishes, celery, onions, carrots and peppers. In another small mixing bowl mix dill, parsley, lovage, crème fraiche, lemon, horseradish, mustard seeds, celery seeds, vinegar and salt and pepper. Mix bowl of potatoes and vegetables with dressing and sprinkle with paprika for garnish. Garnish with sliced hard boiled eggs and fresh herbs.

Mixed Herb Bloody Marys

October 22nd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 qrt Bloody Mary Mix

INGREDIENTS

1 qrt tomato juice
¼ c cilantro
¼ chives
¼ tarragon
¼ parsely
¼ lovage
¼ c fresh grated horseradish juice
zests of one lime and one lemon
salt and pepper
a dash of citrus champagne vinegar

PREPARATION

Heartier fare is needed for this drink so a brunch of steak and eggs is the perfect dazzler for any Sunday morning. Blend 1 qrt tomato juice with ¼ c of each of the following herbs: cilantro, chives, tarragon, parsely, and lovage. Add ¼ c fresh grated horseradish juice and the zests of one lime and one lemon, salt, pepper and a dash of citrus champagne vinegar. Blend well. Drink as is or for each drink add 2 oz vodka and garnish with a few chive sprigs and a section of lime.

Lovage Cream Potato Salad

October 13th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 6 servings.

INGREDIENTS

3 c cubed cooked potatoes
1 c  chopped radishes
1 c chopped celry
½ c chopped red onions
½ c chopped carrots
¼ c chopped dill
½ c chopped lovage
1 c crème fresh
Juice of 1 lemon
1 T  FreshGrated horseradish
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp celry seeds
3 T champagne vinegar
Salt/pepper
paprika

PREPARATION

In a small mixing bowl mix dill, lovage, crème fresh,mustard, mustard sees, celery seeds, vinegar and salt and pepper.  In another large mixing bowl mix all potatoes and vegetables.  Mix together with dressing and sprinkle with paprika for garnish.

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