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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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