Cinnamon Basil Grilled Plums and Sichuan Pepper Ice Cream & Toasted Quinoa Spiced Crumble

Serves 6-8 , makes 1 quart
Ingredients

2 tablespoons fresh cinnamon basil, chopped fine
2-3 tablespoons turbinado sugar
2 teaspoons  Sichuan peppercorns, crushed
1 teaspoon pink salt
2 pounds red flesh plums, halved
½ cup of honey or cinnamon basil syrup  ( Field Apothecary)
2 cups heavy cream
Toasted Quinoa Spiced Crumble
Directions

On a large plate [...]

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Ginger & Fresh Plum Sake Truffles with Black Sesame Seeds

Makes about 30 truffles
Ingredients
½ cup heavy cream
½ teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1 tablespoon brown sugar
¼ cup fresh plums, chopped
2 tablespoons sake
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Black sesame seeds for dusting
Directions
In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, ginger, brown sugar and fresh plums to a simmer, about 3 minutes, using a rubber spatula [...]

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Ginger Apple Cinnamon Bins with Nutmeg Plum Glaze

Makes 2 dozen rolls
Ingredients
For the dough:
5 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup water, hot
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs, beaten
Butter
Ginger-Apple Filling (recipe follows)
Nutmeg Plum Icing (recipe follows)
Directions
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, and ground ginger. In another bowl [...]

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Honey Roasted Onion Tart with Thyme and Topped with Fresh Fig (or Plum)

Serves about 48
Wine Pairing: Tournant Rosé
Ingredients
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed
3 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
¼ cup honey
¼ cup dry white wine
2 large sweet yellow onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
¾ cup crème fraîche
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 [...]

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Polenta Cake with Summer Stone Fruit

INGREDIENTS
1½ cup (6 ounces) all purpose flour
¼ cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup buttermilk
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Combine dry ingredients. Cream butter, sugar, lemon zest until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mix until [...]

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Red Basil White Stone Fruit Sangria

Serves 6-9

Ingredients

1 cup red basil peach syrup (recipe follows)
2 bottles white wine, sauvignon blanc or chenin blanc or white table wine
1 cup Cointreau
1 peach, sliced
1 apricot, sliced
1 plum, sliced
1 nectarine, sliced
¼ cup raspberries
2 cups soda water

Directions

Combine the red basil peach syrup, wine, and cointreau in a large pitcher and stir well. Add the fruit and [...]

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Roasted Stone Fruit with Herbed Meringue

Makes 6 servings
INGREDIENTS
6 each apricots, plums, and peaches, cut in half
2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Herbed meringue, recipe below
Demerara sugar (optional)
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 425˚.
Toss stone fruit with sugar and salt, and roast for 5 minutes.
Reduce oven to 200˚.
Once oven temperature has reduced, spoon rosemary meringue atop roasted plum halves, thyme meringue atop roasted apricot halves and [...]

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Rosemary and Plum Grilled Pork

Serves 6
Ingredients
6 boneless pork loin chops
Salt/pepper
3 plums (black preferred), deseeded, and chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped superfine
2 cloves roasted garlic
½ cup red wine
½ cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
Directions
Season the pork loin chops with salt and pepper and set aside. Heat a grill to hot or pre-heat the oven to 350°F. In [...]

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Rosemary Plum Syrup

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
3 tablespoons rosemary leaves
½ cup sugar
1 cup water
2 ripe plums, pitted and chopped
Directions
Combine the rosemary, sugar, water and plums in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about five minutes. Take off heat, cool and blend until smooth.

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September Roasted Plums with Rosemary Cream

A simple decadent dessert, quick to make and hard to forget, using tasty sweet fall plums.

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Stone Fruit Herbal Sodas

Makes 1 soda
Ingredients
Ice
2 ounces herbal stone fruit syrup of choice
Soda water
Stone fruit garnish of choice
Directions
Pour two ounces of the stone fruit herbal syrup on a large glass filled with ice. Fill with soda water and stir. Add more syrup for added sweetness, stir and garnish with a piece of stone fruit or an herb leaf.
Tarragon [...]

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Summer Fruit Salad with Ginger-Mint Honey Dressing

Makes approx ¾ cup
Ingredients
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon grated ginger
Juice and zest of 1 lime
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine
Fresh seasonal summer fruit: melons, peaches, plums, wedge and chopped
Directions
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients together until blended well. Place the fruit in a large bowl or on a large platter and drizzle the [...]

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