Apéritif de Lillet Cannelle Basilic

Makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

1 ounce cucumber infused gin
2 ounces lillet blanc
½ ounce blood orange juice
½ ounce cinnamon basil syrup
Garnish with cucumbers marinated in cinnamon basil and lillet blanc
Cinnamon basil leaves for garnish

Directions

In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin, lillet, blood orange juice and cinamon basil syrup. Shake [...]

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Beet Ravioli with Orange Poppy Seed Butter

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 large red beets, roasted and peeled, chopped fine
½ cup Ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon orange zest
Pasta sheets (Recipe on Ger-Nis site)
1 stick butter
2 medium shallots, chopped fine
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon white wine
1 teaspoon salt
PREPARATION
In a small bowl, combine beets, cheese, and orange zest. Season with salt, and set aside.
Using fresh [...]

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Carrot & Ginger Cream Cheese Ice Cream Baby Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 20 sandwiches

Ingredients

2 large carrots
1 cup ginger Cream Cheese Ice Cream (recipe follows)

Directions

Take the top parts of the carrots and slice them in rounds thin but not paper thin, at least 1 inch wide. Arrange 10 slices of carrots on a lined baking sheet. Place a small spoon full of the ice cream [...]

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Carrot Beet Orange, Herb Morning Drink

Try some fall beet and herb favorites…………

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Carrot Orange Mint Sodas

Makes 4 sodas

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

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Cinnamon Orange Basil Sweet Rolls

Some of our favorite winter herbal bread baking recipes.

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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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Citrus Miso Dipping Sauce

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients
2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine
2 teaspoons ginger, chopped superfine
1 tablespoon honey
¼ cup yuzo rice vinegar (plain rice vinegar okay)
Juice of one lime
¼ cup orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
3 tablespoons sesame oil
¼ tamari
¼ cup miso paste
Directions
Whisk together all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until emulsified and well mixed.

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Citrus Thai Basil Iced Tea

Makes 4-6 drinks
Ingredients
2 Thai tea bags
2 tablespoons orange zest
½ cup orange juice
½ cup thai basil leaves
½ cup turbinado sugar
4 cups water
1 cup coconut milk
Ice
Directions
In a large sauce pan place the tea bags, orange zest, juice, thai basil leaves, sugar and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for [...]

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Dried Strawberry Basil Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes 6 biscuits

Ingredients

3 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into cubes
1 ½ cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons orange zest
3 tablespoons orange juice, freshly squeezed
3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, sliced into thin strips
½ cup sweet vanilla dried strawberries

Directions

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt [...]

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Earl Grey Tea Madeleines with Orange Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients
5 tablespoons unsalted butter plus additional for molds, at room temperature
2 tablespoons loose tea or tea from 2 tea bags (preferably Earl Grey)
¾ cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 large eggs
1⁄3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon finely grated lemon peel (packed)
For glaze

¾ cup semi sweet chocolate
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons [...]

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Earthy, Grainy Rhubarb-Thyme Crisp (Chock-full of Nuts & Seeds)

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup buckwheat flour
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
½ cup rolled oats
¼ cup quinoa, toasted
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
¼ cup pecans, chopped
¼ cup almonds, chopped
3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1 egg, beaten
3 cups fresh rhubarb, cut into [...]

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Fennel, Orange & Mint Salad

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

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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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Ger-Nis Jerk Cole Slaw

Serves 12
Ingredients
For the dressing
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
½ teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon habanero pepper, deseeded and chopped
½ teaspoon lime zest
½ teaspoon orange zest
1 pinch allspice, ground
1 pinch nutmeg, freshly grated
1 pinch cinnamon, freshly grated
½ teaspoon black pepper, ground
1 pinch salt
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoons lime [...]

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Ginger & Orange Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Makes 2 dozen doughnuts
*Recipe adapted from Donna Hay
Ingredients
1 package active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
1 cup warm milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon orange zest
3 tablespoons butter, melted
4 ¼ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, beaten
Vegetable oil for frying
For the glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
½ cup butter, melted
¼ [...]

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Ginger Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Makes 4 cups

Ingredients

1 cup cream cheese
1½ cup whole milk
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoons orange zest
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of salt
½ cup heavy cream

Directions

In a blender, blend cream cheese, whole milk, sugar, orange juice and zest, nutmeg and salt until very smooth in texture. Transfer to a medium mixing [...]

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Grand Marnier Soufflé

Serves 8

Ingredients

⅓ cup orange jam or marmalade
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
1 cup egg whites
Crème Anglaise, to serve (recipe follows)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Prepare 6 ounce ramekins by buttering and sugaring the inside. Tap out excess sugar.
In a small bowl, whisk orange jam or marmalade and Grand Marnier together. In a large separate bowl, [...]

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Orange Mint Pomegranate Salsa

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

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Jerk chicken Slaw

Serves 6
Ingredients
For the dressing
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
½ teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon habanero pepper, deseeded and chopped
½ teaspoon lime zest
½ teaspoon orange zest
1 pinch allspice, ground
1 pinch nutmeg, freshly grated
1 pinch cinnamon, freshly grated
½ teaspoon black pepper, ground
1 pinch salt
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoons [...]

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Jerk Chicken Slaw

Serves 6
Ingredients
For the dressing
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
½ teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon habanero pepper, deseeded and chopped
½ teaspoon lime zest
½ teaspoon orange zest
1 pinch allspice, ground
1 pinch nutmeg, freshly grated
1 pinch cinnamon, freshly grated
½ teaspoon black pepper, ground
1 pinch salt
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoons [...]

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Moroccan “Krak” Tea

Ingredients

3 ounces Kraken rum
½ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce orange juice
2-3 mint leaves
1 ounce orange peel black pepper syrup (recipe follows)
2 ounces homemade ginger ale
Sparkling wine
“Moroccan” Spiced Candied Kumquats (recipe follows)

Directions

Mix together the kraken, lemon juice, orange juice, mint leaves, ginger ale and syrup and pour into an old fashioned or short class. Fill the glass [...]

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Orange Basil Beet Carpaccio

Makes 4 servings.

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Orange Beet Salad with Orange Tarragon Crème Fraiche

Oranges are the sweetest, most simple snack and yet the greatest secret weapon in the kitchen for both sweet and savory dishes.

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Orange Cinnamon Fennel Cava

Ingredients
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce fennel seed syrup (recipe follows)
Cava
Cinnamon dusting
Directions
Place one ounce of the orange juice and one ounce of the fennel seed syrup in a champagne glass and fill with cava. Garnish with a dusting of freshly grated cinnamon.
Fennel Seed Syrup
Makes 2 cups of syrup
Ingredients
¾ cup sugar
1½ cups water
¼ cup orange juice
1 tablespoon [...]

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Orange Cinnamon Fennel Soda

In a glass filled with ice mix 1 ounce of fennel seed syrup with 2 ounces fresh orange juice and fill with seltzer and stir!
Fennel Seed Syrup
Makes 2 cups of syrup
Ingredients
¾ cup sugar
1½ cups water
¼ cup orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 tablespoon fennel seed, crushed
Directions
Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a [...]

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Orange Citrus Basil Mousse

Please enjoy some of these herbal mousse ideas!

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Orange Fennel Rocolla Salad

Makes 4 Servings

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Orange Lavender Flower Syrup

Ingredients
½ cup honey
1 cup water
¼ cup turbinado sugar
1 tablespoon lavender flowers
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
Directions
In a small sauce pan, whisk the honey, water, sugar and herbs together while bringing to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, take off heat and allow to cool.

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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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Orange, Cranberry & Pecan Muffins

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pecans  (optional)
1 tablespoon orange [...]

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Orange, Ginger, Mint Honey Tea

Makes 1 French press (about 6 cups)
Ingredients

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

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

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Pestinos Y Mermalada De Naranja (Fritters with Orange Marmelade)

Recipe adapted from the Cuisines of Spain by Teresa Barrenchea
Makes 25 fritters and 2 cups of marmalade
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons salted butter
6 tablespoons sweet white dessert wine
1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice (2 to 3 oranges)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra
¾ cup olive [...]

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Raviolis with Ricotta and Mint and Orange Shallot Poppy Seed Butter and Micro Beet Greens

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
1 cup fresh ricotta cheese, drained
1 cup fresh goat cheese
1 tablespoon orange zest
3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 medium shallot, chopped fine
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
Beet Pasta (recipe follows)
Orange Shallot Poppy Seed Butter (recipe follows)
Olive Oil
Micro Beet Greens
Directions
Mix the ricotta, goat cheese, orange zest and fresh herbs [...]

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Spring Herbal Pavlova Cups with Rhubarb Rosemary Granita and Beet Lavender Flower Syrup

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
For pavlovas
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon fresh sage leaves
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers
3 egg whites
3 tablespoons cold water
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
For granita
2 cups water
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers
1 tablespoon lemon [...]

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Steamed Asparagus with Citrus Salt & Olive Oil

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

1 pound (abut 30-40 medium spears) fresh green asparagus, ends trimmed
1 teaspoons lemon zest, plus 2 teaspoons extra
Salt
¼ cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon maldon salt

Directions

Bring 2 inches of water in a large skillet to a rapid boil. Toss in 1 teaspoon of [...]

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Strawberry Shortcake With Orange-Basil Biscuits and Sweet Pesto Cream

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

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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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Tarragon Beet Raviolis with Orange Butter and Shallots

Try some fall beet and herb favorites…………

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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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Winter Herb & Citrus Yogurt Granita

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

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