Almond, Black Cherry Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Sandwich

Makes 6 sandwiches
Ingredients
12 Almond cookies
1 cup Black Cherry Ice Cream
9 ounces bitter sweet dark Chocolate
Directions
Place a scoop of ice cream on a almond cookie and place another cookie on top, squeeze down to make a sandwich. Place in freezer on a lined baking sheet for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, chop [...]

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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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Apple Bread Pudding with Golden Raisins

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 loaf Challah bread, crusts removed, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch pieces
1 cup (6 ounces) golden raisins, plumped in hot water for 15 minutes
3 large eggs
¾ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
3 [...]

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Apricot Baklava

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 cup walnuts, chopped fine
1 cup apricots, chopped fine
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 cups apricot syrup (recipe follows)
1 package whole-wheat Phyllo pastry (white can be substituted)
1 stick butter, unsalted and melted
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, mix the filling mixture ingredients (walnuts, apricots, and sugar) until well combined and [...]

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Arroz con Coco

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 cups long white rice
2 cups coconut milk
2 cups water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Directions

Combine all the ingredients into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling cover and reduce to a low temperature. Simmer covered for about 20 minutes and then remove from heat and leave covered [...]

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Baked Herbal Sugar Basic Recipe

Makes 1 ½ cup sugar

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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

Serves 10 to 12
Ingredients
9 tablespoons unsalted butter
1½ cups packed light brown sugar
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 firm-ripe bananas, peeled and cut crosswise into ¾-inch thick slices
¼ cup banana liqueur
½ cup dark rum
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch salt
6 cups (½-inch cubes) day-old French bread
Vanilla ice cream
Caramel Sauce, recipe [...]

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Basic Buttercream

INGREDIENTS
4½ cups sugar
2½ cups egg whites
3 pounds butter
DIRECTIONS
Place a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat, add 2 cups water and bring to a simmer. In large heatproof bowl add sugar and whites, blend. Place bowl over water and continually stir with whisk until temperature is 145°F to 155°F. Take off heat. If using, kitchen [...]

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Basic Pizza Dough

Ingredients
1 packet active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar or honey
Olive oil
Dried herbs (optional)
Directions
In a large bowl gently mix the warm water, yeast and honey until frothy and creamy for about 1-2 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute for activation of the yeast. In a separate large mixing bowl [...]

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Basil Ice Cream

Makes 4 cups

Ingredients

2 cups whole milk
½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
½ cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1 cup heavy cream
Salt

Directions

In a medium sauce pan combine milk, sugar and basil leaves and bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes allowing basil to infuse, take off heat and allow to cool. Transfer [...]

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Basil Lime Sodas & Herbal Melon Ice Cubes

Makes 1 soda
Ingredients
Herbal melon ice cubes
Juice of 1 lime
2 ounces basil lime syrup
Soda water
Melon ball ice cubes
Directions
Squeeze the juice of 1 lime into a large glass filled with herbal melon ice cubes. Place 2 ounces of the basil lime syrup inside and fill with soda water and stir. Add more syrup for added sweetness. Garnish [...]

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Batido de Banana y Fresa (Strawberry Banana Shake)

Makes 3-4 milkshakes
Basically a milkshake, although a much looser version, often served over more ice cubes to keep very cold and fresh. Batidos showcase the fruits often associated with Central America and their rich and sweet flavors that are the very essence of their desserts.
Ingredients
1 cup fresh strawberries, de-stemmed and chopped
1 banana, ripe and cut [...]

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Beignets

Makes about 30
Ingredients
1 package dry yeast
4 tablespoons warm water
3½ cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1 tsp. salt
¼ cup sugar
1¼ cup milk
3 eggs, beaten
¼ cups melted butter
Oil for deep frying
Powdered sugar for dusting
Directions
Combine yeast and warm water, set aside. Whisk flour, salt and sugar. Stir in yeast mix, milk, eggs and butter. Mix until dough is [...]

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Berries and Sugar Crepes

Serves 6
Ingredients
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup milk
1 cup whole-wheat flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup turbinado sugar (white sugar is okay as well)
Raspberries
Blueberries
Blackberries
Strawberries
Creme fresh
Sugar, coarse or regular
Powdered sugar
Directions
In a large bowl toss together whatever berries desired and sprinkle with sugar and let stand. Whisk together melted butter, milk, flour, salt and eggs until smooth and [...]

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Bitterballen & Herbed Mustard

Bitterballen are a staple in old Dutch cooking and have been modernized quite a bit over the years and essentially made a bit healthier. Originally served alongside a Dutch bitter Gin, hence the name, these snacks are seen throughout the country in many different forms. These lovely snacks and medium-sized meals are essentially a fried [...]

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Black Cherry Ice Cream

Makes 4 cups
Ingredients
2 cups heavy cream, whipped to thick consistency
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups ripe black cherries halved
Directions
Make sure the heavy cream is whipped to a thick consistency and mix in sugar and lemon juice and fold in cherries. Freeze by using an ice cream maker or by the hand method, beating [...]

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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 Thyme Sorbet

Makes about 5 cups
Ingredients
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
½ cups fresh lemon thyme leaves
2 cups fresh blueberries
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, allow cooling. [...]

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Blueberry Macaroons with Lemon Buttercream

Makes 1 dozen macaroons
Ingredients
For the outer shells…
1 cup powdered sugar
½ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour)
3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior)
Pinch of salt
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons condensed blueberry puree
1 tablespoon minced dried blueberries
For the lemon buttermilk cream
¼ cup buttermilk
¼ cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon [...]

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Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Makes 1 Bundt Cake
INGREDIENTS
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12⁄3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar for dusting
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9-inch Bundt pan.
In a [...]

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Brandy Milk Punch

Makes 1 pitcher
Ingredients
1 cup brandy
1 cup dark rum
1⁄3 cup white créme de cacao
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups whole milk
Directions
Place all ingredients in a large pitcher and put into tall glasses over ice!
Recipe by Paul Clarke, seriouseats.com (adapted)

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes approximately 30
INGREDIENTS
2¼ cups sifted cake flour, or 2 cups sifted all purpose flour, plus more for your work surface and hands
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons cold unsalted butter, cut into several pieces
2 tablespoons cold lard or vegetable shortening, cut into several pieces
¾ cup cold whole or low-fat [...]

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Buttermilk Pie

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup sugar
2 cups buttermilk
¼ cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
3 eggs, separated
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix flour and sugar together. In a separate bowl, beat yolks until light, and then add to sugar mixture. Add to buttermilk, along with melted butter (slightly cooled so as not to damage eggs).
Beat egg whites [...]

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Cactus Fruit (Prickly Pear) Cilantro Lime Tequila Coolers

Makes 1 cocktail
INGREDIENTS
1½ ounce tequila blanca
1½ ounce Grand Marnier
1 ounce cactus fruit syrup (recipe follows)
1 ounce agave syrup
1 ounce lime syrup (recipe follows)
DIRECTIONS
Add all ingredients into a strainer filled with ice, shake vigorously. Strain through fine mesh strainer. Serve over ice garnish with a lime wedge and cilantro leaves.
Cactus Fruit Syrup
Makes approximately 2 cups
INGREDIENTS
1-2 cactus [...]

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Cactus Fruit (Prickly Pear) Lime Tequila Coolers

Makes 1 cocktail
INGREDIENTS
1½ ounce tequila blanca
1½ ounce Grand Marnier
1 ounce cactus fruit syrup (recipe follows)
1 ounce agave syrup
1 ounce lime syrup (recipe follows)
DIRECTIONS
Add all ingredients into a strainer filled with ice, shake vigorously. Strain through fine mesh strainer.
Serve over ice garnish with a lime wedge.
Cactus Fruit Syrup
Makes approximately 2 cups
INGREDIENTS
1-2 cactus fruit, peeled and chopped
1 [...]

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Calzone Dough

A calzone is simply an Italian savory turnover of sorts that is made by folding pizza dough in half and forming a “pizza pocket”. The pizza pocket is then filled with sauces and/or vegetables combined to create the flavor and textures of your choice.
Ingredients
1½ packets active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon [...]

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Caramel Almond Pear Tart

Makes 1 long rectangular tart
INGREDIENTS
For pie dough
1 sweet pie dough recipe
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1 teaspoon cinnamon
For filling
1½ cups sugar
½ cup pear juice
½ cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup almonds, chopped
2 Bosc pears, peeled, cored, halved, and sliced
DIRECTIONS
To make this dough, use sweet pie dough recipe, and [...]

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Caramel Sauce

Makes ¾ cup
Ingredients
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
½ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons to ¼ cup whole milk
Directions
Combine the sugar, water, and lemon juice in a medium heavy saucepan and cook, stirring, over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Let boil without stirring until the mixture becomes a deep amber color, 2 to [...]

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Caramelized Banana Tartlets with Chocolate Port Sauce

Serves 8-10
INGREDIENTS
½ cup raw hazelnuts
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 bananas, sliced in rounds about ½ inch thick
1 package puff pastry, thawed
4 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
½ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
¼ cup tawny port
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine [...]

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Cardamom Dried Cherry Crumb Cake Bars

Makes 12 bars
INGREDIENTS
For the crumb topping
½ cup all purpose flour
½ cup walnuts, chopped
1⁄3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
½ teaspoon instant espresso
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, cut into pieces
For the cake
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
2⁄3 cup sugar
½ cup dried cherries, chopped
4 ounces melted butter, [...]

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Cardamom-scented Rice Cream with Saffron Drizzle (Firni)

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
5 cups cold water
¼ cup raw basmati rice
4 cups half-and-half
¾ cups sugar
6 whole cardamom pods, seeds removed and ground (or 1⁄3 teaspoon ground cardamom)
½ teaspoon saffron threads
2 tablespoons heavy cream
DIRECTIONS
Combine the water and rice in a large bowl, and let the rice soak overnight. The next day, transfer ¼ cup of the rice water [...]

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Chai

Serves 4 to 6
INGREDIENTS
2 cups milk
1 cup water
1½ tablespoons loose Darjeeling or Earl Grey tea
A 1½-inch piece cinnamon stick, brown in half
9 green cardamom pods, crushed slightly in a mortar and pestle to open
7 whole cloves
A 1½-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into chunks
6 black peppercorns
1 tablespoon sugar
DIRECTIONS
Combine the ingredients in a medium saucepan [...]

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Challah

Makes 1 loaf
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened), plus 2 more tablespoons for top of dough
3½ unbleached bread flour
½ cup warm water (100°F)
1⁄3 cup sugar
¼ cup milk (warmed, 100°F)
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon active dry yeast
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 egg yolk, for egg wash
PREPARATION
Spray a bowl with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. In a medium [...]

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Chicken and Cashews

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
2 pieces skinless boneless chicken thighs, sliced thin
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons canola or peanut oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 small green chili, chopped fine
4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
3 scallions, sliced thin (separate green and white parts)
¾ cup chicken broth
1½ tablespoons soy sauce
1½ [...]

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Chocolate Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Frosting

Serves 12
INGREDIENTS
For the cake
2 cups Guinness
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter
1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups all purpose flour
4 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking soda
1½ teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
11⁄3 cups sour cream
For the icing
2 cups cream cheese, softened
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
¼ cup Irish Cream liqueur
4 cups powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS
For the cake
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter [...]

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Chocolate Nutty Pretzels

Makes 12-15 medium pretzels
INGREDIENTS
1 New York style pretzel dough recipe
Coarse sugar
12 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nuts and/or seeds (hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds or any combination of)
Maldon Salt
DIRECTIONS
Follow the recipe for the pretzels with one exception, before baking sprinkle with coarse sugar instead of pretzel [...]

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Cinnamon Basil Syrup

Makes 1 cup syrup
Ingredients

½ cup to 2 cups sugar
½ cup to 2 cups water
½ cup fresh cinnamon basil leaves

Directions

Place water, sugar and cinnamon basil leaves in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer for a few more minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool. Strain out basil [...]

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Cranberry Gin & Tonics

Makes one drink
INGREDIENTS
1 lime wedge
4-5 cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 teaspoon sugar
2 ounces gin
Tonic water
PREPARATION
Lightly crush the lime wedge, sugar and cranberries in a 10 to 12-ounce glass with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon. Next, add gin. Fill the glass with ice and top off with tonic water. Stir and serve.

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Cucumber and Onion Salad

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 long regular or English cucumbers
2 Vidalia or other sweet onions
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
A pinch of fresh black pepper or crushed red pepper
¼ cup chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, mint, basil, or tarragon
DIRECTIONS
Slice the cucumbers and onions as thin as you can. Mix the sugar, vinegar, and pepper [...]

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Dark Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Makes 1 cake
INGREDIENTS
For cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1½ tablespoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup sugar
1½ tablespoons vanilla extract
3 eggs
1½ cups buttermilk
For frosting
2 cups heavy cream
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
1⁄8 teaspoon salt
1 pound semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
DIRECTIONS
For cake
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare 3 baking pans by buttering [...]

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Makes 12 peanut butter cups
INGREDIENTS
12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Maldon Salt
DIRECTIONS
Cut some cupcake liners so that they are about half their normal size, and place into muffin tins. Heat chocolate in double boiler (sauce pan with water and a metal bowl on top). Spoon some of the melted chocolate [...]

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El Macau (Nicaragua)

The Macau is the Nicaraguan national drink, typically made with Flor De Cana white rum and guava juice. We decided to put our own ginger mango twist on ti in light of featuring our Organic Fair-trade products.

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Empanadas de Guayaba (Guava Pie Pockets)

Makes 15-20 empanadas
Ingredients
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons sugar
12 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into pieces
2 egg yolks
¾ cup water (ice cold)
Guava Jam (recipe follows)
Powdered sugar (optional)
Directions
In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and sugar. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly with crumbles about the size [...]

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Empanadas de Pulpo (Octopus Pie Pocket)

In Spain, canned and jarred octopus is a luxury. To use it in empanadas is a delicious way to enjoy the delicacies of the Valencian waters, even from afar. Empanada dough is slightly sweet and thick in texture and does a brilliant job of absorbing the sauces form the inside without becoming soaked.

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Flan de Leche (Caramel Custard)

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
1 cup sugar
¼ cup water
4 eggs, beaten
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of whole milk
1 fresh vanilla bean, cut open and scraped out
½ cup sugar
Directions
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 6-8 ramekins.
In a medium saucepan combine the sugar and water and bring to a moderately high heat until all sugar dissolves. Continuing to [...]

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Fresh Mint Ice Cream

Makes 4 cups
INGREDIENTS
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh mint, chopped
10 egg yolks
DIRECTIONS
In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk, half and half, sugar, and mint to a boil and reduce heat immediately, and simmer for about 10 minutes stirring gently, allowing mint to steep into [...]

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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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Garden Tomato, Bacon and Basil Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 6 sandwiches

Ingredients

2 tomatoes on the vine, sliced about ¼ inch thick
Basil ice cream (recipe follows)
6 bacon slices, cooked

Directions

On a baking sheet lines with parchment paper, freeze the tomato slices. Place a spoonful or two of the basil ice cream on top of a tomato slice and smash down gently until it covers the bottom [...]

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Ger-Nis Chai & Mango Bubble Teas

Makes 1 drink
INGREDIENTS
¼ strong black tea
¼ cup cooked tapioca pearls
¼ fresh mango syrup or Chai syrup (recipes follow)
¼ cup coconut milk
Crushed ice
DIRECTIONS
Make black tea and allow to cool. Allow to cool in the refrigerator. In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stove. Add the tapioca pearls (make 2 [...]

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Ginger Blackberry Sparkling Wine (Argentina)

Our beautiful blackberries are paired with ginger in this sweet & spicy sparkling wine, it’s both exotic and colorful and the spiciness of the ginger balances nicely with the sweetness of the berries. In Argentina, berries and sparkling wine go hand in hand!

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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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Ginger Squash Cake

Recipe adapted from Susan G. Purdy
Makes 1 Bundt Cake
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
31⁄3 cups flour
1½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground allspice
1½ cups sugar
1¼ cups dark brown sugar, packed
1 cup canola oil
5 large eggs, beaten
2 cups baked Sugar Pie pumpkin or Kabocha squash
2⁄3 cup buttermilk
2 [...]

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Ginger Whipped Cream

Makes approximately 1 cup
INGREDIENTS
1½ cups heavy cream, chilled
A ½” piece of ginger, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS
In a large bowl, add cream, and whip until soft peaks form. Add ginger, sugar, and vanilla, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Serve with lime pie.

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Gingito (Dominican Republic)

Another sweet and peppery addition to the mix. Ginger and basil combine well in this deep dark powerful vixen of a drink!

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Grape Raita

Serves 4 to 6
INGREDIENTS
3 cups plain yogurt
1½ cups seedless grapes, halved
2 teaspoons ground toasted cumin
2 teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika
Salt
For the tempering oil:
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons cumin or black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
6 fresh or 10 frozen curry leaves, torn into pieces (optional)
DIRECTIONS
Whisk the yogurt in a bowl until smooth and [...]

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Grapefruit Tarragon Soda

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
½ cup water
1 cup sugar
2 fresh tarragon sprigs
2 cups fresh grapefruit juice
Ice
Soda water
DIRECTIONS
In a small saucepan over medium heat, add water, sugar, and tarragon, and warm until sugar is dissolved and syrup is infused with tarragon. Strain syrup and cool. Once chilled, add tarragon syrup to grapefruit juice.
To serve, fill a glass with ice [...]

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Greek Style Baklava

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
For the filling
1 cup walnuts, chopped fine
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla
For the pastry
1 package phyllo pastry
1 stick butter, unsalted and melted
For the syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cinnamon sticks
½ cup tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
In a mixing bowl, mix the filling mixture ingredients until well [...]

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Grilled Chicken Paillard with Nectarine Salsa and Peach BBQ Sauce

Serves 6
Ingredients
4 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
Salt/pepper
Peach BBQ Sauce (recipe follows)
2 nectarines, not fully ripe, firm, deseeded and chopped small
½ red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small
1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small
½ red onion, chopped small
1 serrano chili, deseeded and chopped fine
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine
Juice of 2 limes
1 teaspoon salt
Directions
Pound the [...]

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Grilled Herbal Pomegranate Lamb Sausage with Figs and Green Salad

Serves 6-9 (makes 6-9 sausages)
INGREDIENTS
For the Sausage
2 pounds lamb, cubed into ½-inch cubes
½ pound pork fat or lamb fat
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
¼ cup red wine
1⁄3 cup fresh mint leaves
1⁄3 cup feta cheese, crumbled and par frozen
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1⁄3 cup pomegranate seeds, [...]

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Guava Jam

Ingredients

2 cups guavas, chopped fine (skins, seeds and all) (about 10 guavas)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 pinch of salt

Directions

Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan on low heat and cook for about 10 minutes or until all ingredients are cooked down. Turn up heat to medium and boil for another 10 [...]

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Herb crusted Chicken with Caramelized Onion Jam on Ciabatta

Serves 4 to 6
INGREDIENTS
For herb crusted chicken
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped fine
Zest of 1 lemon
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups arugula leaves, for sandwich
Ciabatta, recipe follows
For caramelized onion jam
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 sweet onions, sliced thin
3 tablespoons sugar
¼ cup sherry vinegar
¼ cup water
Salt
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven [...]

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Herbal Lemony Iced Tea (Italian Style with Prosecco)

Makes 1 pitcher
Ingredients
1 cup basil leaves
1 cup parsley leaves
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
½ cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 lemon sliced in rings
1 bottle prosecco
Directions
In a medium sauce pan add basil, parsley, sugar and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 8 minutes. Turn off heat, cool and blend, strain. [...]

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Herbal Lemony Iced Tea (Italian Style with Prosecco)

Makes 1 pitcher
Ingredients
1 cup basil leaves
1 cup parsley leaves
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
½ cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 lemon sliced in rings
1 bottle prosecco
Directions
In a medium sauce pan add basil, parsley, sugar and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 8 minutes. Turn off heat cool and blend, strain. [...]

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Herbal Ouzo Lemonade

Makes one pitcher of lemonade

Ingredients

½ cup fresh tarragon leaves, 1 tablespoon reserved
½ cup fresh mint leaves, 1 tablespoon reserved
½ cup fresh thai basil leaves, 1 tablespoon reserved
1⁄3 cup water
1⁄3 cup sugar
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup simple syrup
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1½ cups ouzo
Ice

Directions

In a medium sauce pan place the fresh herbs (leave the reserved herbs [...]

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Herbal Simple Syrup

Makes 2 cups

Ingredients

1 cup sugar (any type of sugar will work)
1 cup water
1 cup fresh herbs leaves & stems

Directions

Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for approximately 5-10 minutes depending on how potent you wish the syrup to be.

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Herbal Sugar Cubes

Use other types of sugar, turbando, raw cane, etc. and other herbs: Red Basil Sugar cubes, Citrus basil sugar cubes, Mintsugar cubes, Lemon mint sugar cubes, Blood Orange Lemon Thyme Sugar cubes…

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Honey Lavender Fritters With Fig Compote

Makes about 20 -25 fritters
Ingredients
1 pound fresh ricotta, drained
3 eggs, beaten
1 vanilla bean scraped, bean scrapings reserved
¼ cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons lavender flowers (fresh or dried)
Oil for frying
Lavender Powder *1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers crushed and mixed with ½ cup powdered sugar
Fig Compote (recipe follows)
Directions
In a large bowl whisk together the [...]

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Honey Pecan Sticky Buns

Makes 6
INGREDIENTS
1 stick of unsalted butter
½ cup honey (plus more from drizzling)
½ cup brown rice syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup mascarpone cheese
½ cup creme fraiche
Store bought frozen puff pastry (thawed and brought to room temperature)
½ cup chopped and toasted pecans
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Melt butter over the stove. Stir in honey, brown rice syrup, and sugar, and [...]

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Honey Pecan Sticky Buns

Makes 6 buns
INGREDIENTS
1 stick of unsalted butter
½ cup honey (plus more for drizzling)
½ cup brown rice syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup mascarpone cheese
½ cup creme fraiche
Store bought frozen puff pastry (thawed and brought to room temperature)
½ cup chopped and toasted pecans
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Melt butter over the stove. Stir in hoeny, brown rice syrup, and sugar, [...]

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Horracha de Arroz con Mango (Mango Rice Milk)

Makes 12 drinks
Ingredients
2 cups rice
6 cups water
1 cup mango puree
¾ cup sugar
2 teaspoons freshly grated cinnamon
1 fresh vanilla bean
Directions
Soak the rice overnight in the six cups of water. In batches in a blender blend the rice and water mixture until smooth about 2-3 minutes. With a fine mesh strainer, strain the mixture into a large [...]

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Indian Lemonade

Makes 1½ Quarts
INGREDIENTS
3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
41⁄3 cup water
2 cups sugar
1 cup lemon, lime, or Key Lime juice, or any combination
DIRECTIONS
Combine the ginger and 1⁄3 cup water in a blender, and process to a paste. Strain through a very fine strainer or stainer lined with cheesecloth, and set this ginger essence aside. [...]

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Indian Rose Milk

Serves 6 to 8
INGREDIENTS
1 pound unsprayed or pesticide-free, fragrant and dried rose petals, washed and drained
4 cups water
2 cups sugar, or to taste
½ cup rose water
4 cups chilled whole milk
DIRECTIONS
Combine the rose petals and the water in a large pot. Bring to a boil, and cook until the water is reduced by about one-half. Strain [...]

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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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Lavender Lemonade

Makes ½ Gallon

Ingredients

1 cup lavender lemon sugar syrup, recipe below (see note*)
1 cup lemon juice (10 to 12 big juicy lemons)
1 tablespoon fresh lavender flowers
5 cups water
2 cups sparkling water

Directions

In a one gallon pitcher combine lavender lemon sugar syrup, lemon juice, lavender flowers, water, and sparkling water, stir well. Serve over ice with lavender wand.

Lavender [...]

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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-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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Lemonade

Makes 1 Gallon
INGREDIENTS
2 cups lemon sugar syrup, recipe below
2 tablespoons lemon zest
2 cups lemon juice (20 big juicy lemons)
12 cups water
PREPARATION
In a one gallon pitcher combine lemon sugar syrup, lemon zest, lemon juice, and water, stir well.
Serve over ice with lemon wedge.
Lemon Sugar Syrup
INGREDIENTS
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon zest
PREPARATION
In a medium saucepan, over [...]

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Light Mint Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Drizzle and Chocolate-Mint Leaves

Serves 10
INGREDIENTS
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh mint, chopped
10 egg yolks
1 dark mint chocolate bar, chopped into pieces
10 fresh mint leaves, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
For mint ice cream
In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk, half and half, sugar, and mint to a boil and reduce heat immediately, and simmer for [...]

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Lili’s Vegan Banana Muffins with Pecans & Dark Rum

Makes 12-18 muffins
INGREDIENTS
Dry
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
Wet
4 overripe bananas, smashed
¾ cup melted earth balance (or vegetable oil)
2 eggs-worth Ener-g brand egg replacer
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
½ dram dark rum
To Finish
½ cup pecans, chopped fine
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Smash bananas with a fork until [...]

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Limeade

Makes ½ Gallon
INGREDIENTS
1 cup lime sugar syrup, recipe below (see note*)
2 tablespoons lime zest
½ cup lime juice (10 to 15 juicy limes)
7 cups water
PREPARATION
In a half gallon pitcher combine lime sugar syrup, lime zest, lime juice, and water, stir well.
Serve over ice with lime wedge.
Lime Sugar Syrup
INGREDIENTS
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lime zest
PREPARATION
In a [...]

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Local New Jersey Strawberry Jam

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
½ cup rose wine or water
Directions
Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small sauce pan, continue to boil a few minutes, around 3-4 and then reduce heat to a simmer and let reduce by half until desired consistency, [...]

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Local New York Blackberry Jam

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
2 cups fresh blackberries
1 cup sugar
3 fresh bay leaves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
½ cup red wine or water
Directions
Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small sauce pan, continue to boil a few minutes, around 3-4 and then reduce heat to a simmer and let reduce by half until desired consistency, [...]

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Mango Lassi

Serves 4 to 6
INGREDIENTS
3 cups plain yogurt
Juice of ½ lemon
1 cup canned mango pulp (preferably Ratna Alfonso brand)
½ cup cold water
20 ice cubes
¼ cup sugar, or to taste
DIRECTIONS
Combine all ingredients in a blender, and process until the yogurt is frothy and the ice is is crushed into small pieces. Taste for sugar. Serve in tall [...]

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Mango Mint Sorbet

INGREDIENTS
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
½ cups chopped mint
2 cups fresh mango, peeled, deseeded and chopped
Zest and juice of 1 lime
¼ cup heavy cream
DIRECTIONS
Make simple syrup in a medium saucepan by combining the sugar and water and chopped mint. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves, simmer for 5 minutes, take off burner, add lime zest [...]

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Mango Sage BBQ Sugar

Sprinkle pork, chicken or baby back ribs with the sugar concoction before or during grilling.

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Mint Ice Cream with Fresh Orange-Beet Swirls

Makes 5 cups
INGREDIENTS
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh mint, chopped
10 egg yolks
1 medium red beet, cooked and peeled and cubed
½ cup orange juice
½ cup sugar
DIRECTIONS
In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk, half and half, sugar and mint to a boil and reduce heat immediately, and simmer for about [...]

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Minted Iced Cocoa

Makes 4 iced cocoas

Ingredients

4 cups skim milk
½ cup fresh mint leaves
¼ cup sugar
4 ounces dark chocolate

Directions

In a medium sauce pan combine the milk, mint leaves and sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 5-7 minutes. Remove mint leaves and add dark chocolate, whisking continuously until all [...]

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Molten Chocolate Cake with Cardamom Cream

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
½ cup butter
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (baking squares are best)
¼ cup heavy cream
½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
¼ cup sugar
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 8 6-ounce ramekins with a generous amount of butter, and sprinkle with sugar.
Over a double boiler, combine butter, chocolate, and cream. Heat over low heat, stirring [...]

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Natural Cola

Makes many colas
Ingredients
3-4 cloves
1 cup molasses
2 cinnamon sticks
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
Seltzer water
Directions
In a sauce pan combine cloves and molasses and simmer for about eight minutes, take off heat and cool, discard cloves. At the same time combine the cinnamon sticks, water and sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about [...]

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Nectarine Mint Syrup

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
½ cup mint
½ cup sugar
1 cup water
1 ripe nectarine, pitted and chopped
Directions
Combine the mint, sugar, water and nectarine 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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New York Street Pretzels

Makes 12-15 medium pretzels
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon sugar
1 package active dry yeast
1½ cups warm water
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
1 large egg, beaten
Pretzel salt
DIRECTIONS
Mix together sugar, yeast and water in a metal or glass mixing bowl until frothy. Let sit until foamy, about 5-7 minutes. In another large mixing bowl [...]

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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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Oranges in Marsala Wine

Serves 4 to 6
INGREDIENTS
1 cup fresh orange juice, from preparing oranges
½ cup Marsala wine
4 tablespoons sugar
Zest from 1 orange
8 seedless oranges, sectioned
DIRECTIONS
Combine orange juice, Marsala, sugar, orange zest and in a saucepan and simmer 10 minutes over medium heat. Cool and combine with orange sections, chill until ready to serve.
© Recipe Property of Peter Berley

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Pasteles de Tres Leches con Mango (Three Milk & Mango Cake)

Serves 6-9
Ingredients
1½ cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
½ cup butter, soft
1 cup sugar
6 eggs
1 vanilla bean, cut and scraped (insides reserved)
2 cups mango, ripe and chopped small
½ cup vanilla brown sugar syrup (¼ cup water, ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 vanilla bean [...]

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Pear and Cranberry Galette

Makes 1 large Galette
INGREDIENTS
For the Pastry:
2½ cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
14 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into chunks
1 large egg yolk
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons ice-cold sweet wine
For the Galette Filling:
6-8 pears, cored and cut in wedges, ½-inch thick
¾ cup fresh cranberries
½ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 [...]

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Pear Ginger Pot Pie Pockets

A quick take on the pot pie, somewhere in the middle between a hot pocket and a pop tart but perfect for a quick sweet and spicy snack.

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Pear Riesling Cast Iron Gallette with Cardamom Whipped Cream

Serves 6-8
INGREDIENTS
For the Pastry:
1½ cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
10 tablespoons (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1 large egg yolk
1 to 3 tablespoons ice-cold Oregon Riesling wine
For the Gallette
6-8 pears, cored and cut in wedges, ½-inch thick
½ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
Pinch of [...]

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Pecan Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Makes 1 8×12 cake
INGREDIENTS
For the streusel
1⁄3 cup all purpose flour
½ cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, cold and cut into pieces
1 cup pecans, chopped
For the coffee cake
4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, softened
½ cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 [...]

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Persian Lime-Ginger Soda

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 cups lime juice, freshly squeezed
1½ cups sugar
1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
Ice
Soda water
DIRECTIONS
In a small saucepan over medium heat, add lime juice, sugar, and ginger, and warm until sugar is dissolved and syrup is infused with ginger. Strain, and cool.
To serve, fill a glass with ice, and add 3 to 4 [...]

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Peruvian Pisco Sour (Peru)

Many of our products this time of year are coming from Peru including the mangoes, in light of this we thought we would add a little mango & basil to our pisco sours and top it off with some ginger bitters!

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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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Pomegranate Glazed Grilled Eggplant with Feta and Mint

Serves 4.
INGREDIENTS
1 medium eggplant, sliced into 1 inch sliced of the whole eggplant
Salt
½ cup pomegranate syrup
½ cup feta cubed into bite size pieces
½ cup fresh mint leaves torn into little bits
PREPARATION
Prepare a grill to medium heat. Sprinkle eggplant with salt and brush with pomegranates syrup. Grill on both sides until the eggplant has grill marks [...]

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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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Puff Pastry Pear Tart

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup sugar in the raw
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
2 Bosc pears, peeled, cored, quartered and sliced thin
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut in cubes
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly butter a baking sheet. Set aside.
Sprinkle a [...]

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Pumpkin Sage Risotto

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
1¾ cups chicken broth
1¾ cups water
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup fresh sage leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups fresh pumpkin, peeled and seeded, cut into ¼-inch cubes
¾ cup Arborio rice
½ cup Parmesan Reggiano, grated
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Freshly grated nutmeg
Salt and pepper, to taste
PREPARATION
In a medium sized saucepot heat chicken broth and [...]

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Pumpkin Tart with Maple Sage Crust and Cnadied Sage Leaves

Makes 1 tart, serves 6 to 8 people
INGREDIENTS
For pie dough
1 sweet pie dough recipe
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1 tablespoon maple syrup
For filling
1½ cup pumpkin, cooked
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 pinch cloves, ground
1 pinch salt
3 eggs, beaten
½ cup heavy cream
Maple Sugar Fried Sage Leaves, fore garnish (recipe follows)
DIRECTIONS
Using sweet pie [...]

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Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Makes 1 loaf
INGREDIENTS
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon all spice
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
2 eggs, at room temparature
1⁄3 cup water
1½ cups sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
½ vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350°F and position rack in center. Butter [...]

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Pumpkin Walnut Bread

Makes 1 Loaf
INGREDIENTS
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon all spice
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
2 eggs, at room temperature
1⁄3 cup water
1½ cups sugar
1 cup sugar pie pumpkin puree, pre-roasted
½ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350°F and position rack [...]

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Quick Preserved Lemons

Makes 4 cups
INGREDIENTS
10 lemons, scrubbed of wax
2 tablespoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons sugar
DIRECTIONS
Slice lemons, including peel, removing as many seeds as possible. Put the lemons and their juice in a bowl, and sprinkle with the salt and sugar. Toss well, and transfer to a jar. Let the mixture sit for at least 3 hours at room [...]

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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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Ramptini

Makes one cocktail
INGREDIENTS
2 ounces gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
½ ounce pickled ramp juice
Ice
Pickled ramps (recipe follows)
DIRECTIONS
Shaken: In a shaker combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice and ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with pickled ramp.
Stirred: In a large glass filled with ice, combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice stir gently. [...]

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Raspados de Frutas Tropical (Tropical Fruit Snow Cones)

Makes quite a few snow cones
Most of us don’t have ice scrapers in our kitchen for snow cones so this raspado recipe is modified to utilize the tools we all typically have in our kitchen while still being able to enjoy the authentic taste of a snow cone!
Ingredients
For a mango raspado
2 mangoes, ripe, peeled, deseeded [...]

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Raspberry Buttermilk Gelato

Makes 3 cups
Ingredients
1 vanilla bean, halved and scraped
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¾ turbinado or raw unprocessed sugar
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup raspberries, pureed
Directions
In a medium sauce pan combine the sugar and corn starch on medium heat and whisk in the buttermilk and the cream, whisking continuously until the gelato base begins to thicken and bubble. [...]

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Raw Herbal Sugar Basic Recipe

Makes 1 ½ cup sugar

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Red Basil Peach Syrup

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients

½ cup red basil leaves
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 ripe peach, chopped

Directions

Combine the basil, sugar, water and peaches 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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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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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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Roasted Brook Trout with Fennel and Black Grapes

Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
2 fillets brook trout, rainbow trout, or other super fresh trout
1 bulb fennel
Sea or kosher salt
Freshly ground white pepper
½ teaspoon fennel seeds
Zest of 1 lemon, juice of half
1 tablespoon canola oil
½ cup black grape puree, recipe follows
½ cup black grapes
Extra virgin olive oil
Maldon sea salt
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Make sure trout has been cleaned of [...]

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Rosemary Chocolate Soufflés

Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon butter, softened
¾ cup sugar, plus one tablespoon
4 tablespoons flour
¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped super fine, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Sea salt
2 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into little pieces
1 cup milk
2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped fine
2 egg yolks
5 egg whites
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 425°F. Butter 4 (8 [...]

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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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Santorini Dried Tomatoes

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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Santorini Dried Tomatoes

Makes 1 pound of dried tomatoes
Ingredients
Olive oil
1 pound Santorini tomatoes (or very good quality cherry tomatoes), sliced in half
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
Directions
Preheat the oven to 170°F. On a greased or lined baking sheet, place the cherry tomatoes flesh side up very close to [...]

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Savory Pie Dough (Pate Brisée)

Makes 1 large pie crust or two tart shells
Ingredients
2½ cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
2 to 4 tablespoons ice water

Directions
In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add ice [...]

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Semita de Piña (Pineapple Tart)

Makes about 12 tarts
Semita is the most popular pastry in El Salvador and its basically a bread dough filled with jam. The most popular filling is pineapple utilizing El Salvador’s sweet pineapples!
Ingredients
1 cup milk
½ cup butter, unsalted
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1⁄3 cup warm water
1 package active dry yeast
5 cup all purpose flour
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon [...]

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Shrimp with Sweet Basil, Purple Eggplant and Peppers

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
3 tablespoons mirin
2 tablespoons soy sauce
A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 tablespoons canola or peanut oil
1 purple eggplant, cubed
1 red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup water
1 small chili, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1½ tablespoons black soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1½ tablespoons water
¼ cup [...]

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Sichuan-Style Green Beans

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
½ cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons black soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1½ pounds green beans, trimmed
2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil
2 scallions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 small chili, sliced thin
DIRECTIONS
Prepare a large bowl with ice and water and set aside. In a small bowl, [...]

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Southern-Style Collard Greens

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
Smoked ham hock (optional)
2 bunches fresh young collards, washed free of any grit
1 onion, chopped medium 1 tablespoon bacon grease or vegetable oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 red chili pepper, or ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
½ cup water, plus more as needed
Pepper vinegar, for serving
DIRECTIONS
If using the ham hock, simmer [...]

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Sparkling Lemonade

Makes 1 Gallon
INGREDIENTS
2 cups lemon juice (20 big juicy lemons)
1 tablespoon baking soda
2 cups lemon sugar syrup, recipe below (see note*)
2 tablespoons lemon zest
6 cups water
6 cups sparkling water
PREPARATION
In a one gallon pitcher combine lemon juice, baking soda, lemon sugar syrup, lemon zest, and water, stir well.
Serve over ice with herb sugared lemon wedge.
Lemon Sugar [...]

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Spicy Cherry Pretzel Knots

Makes 30 knots
INGREDIENTS
For the knots
½ cup warm water (105° to 115°F)
1¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
¼ cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons golden brown sugar (packed)
¾ teaspoon sugar
1½ teaspoons vegetable oil
¼ cup spicy mustard
1⁄3 cup dried cherries, chopped fine
2 cups bread flour
1½ teaspoons salt
Nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray
For the [...]

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Spicy Horseradish Herb Pretzels

Makes 12-15 medium pretzels
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon sugar
1 package active dry yeast
1½ cups warm water
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh horseradish, grated
2 tablespoons of each of the following fresh herbs, chopped: thyme, marjoram, chives, parsley, tarragon
1 large egg, beaten
¼ cup fresh chives, chopped fine, for garnish
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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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Strawberry Basil Cream Macaroons with Sugar Fried Basil Leaves

Makes 1 dozen macaroons
Ingredients
For the outer shells…
¾ cup powdered sugar
¾ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour)
3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior)
Pinch of salt
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons condensed strawberry puree
For the basil cream
1 cup basil leaves
½ cup water
½ cup sugar
1½ cups butter, room temperature
1 cup [...]

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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 Quinoa Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

1 cup black quinoa
¼ cup rolled oats
1 cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1/3 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon flax seeds
¼ cup almonds, chopped fine
1/3 cup almond oil
½ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ cup almond milk
1 egg, beaten
1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped fine

Directions

Preheat oven to 375° F. [...]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup

Ingredients

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tart with Blood Orange Thyme Glaze

Makes 6 tartlets
Ingredients
Sweet Pie Dough-6 tartlet shells baked
2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and kept whole
1 cup rhubarb, sliced
2 tablespoon thyme leaves
2 tablespoons blood orange zest
1⁄3 cup sugar
½ cup blood orange juice
1 cup créme fresh
½ cup honey
Directions
In a medium saucepan combine rhubarb, sugar, blood orange juice, 1 tablespoon thyme leaves and 1 tablespoon zest. Cook on [...]

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Strawberry-Lemon Thyme Rhubarb Tartlets with Honey Creme Fresh

Makes 6 tartlets.
INGREDIENTS
Sweet Pie Dough (1 recipe for one large tart) (add 2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme)
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 cup rhubarb, sliced
¼ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves
1⁄3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup créme fresh
¼ cup honey
DIRECTIONS
Pre heat oven to 375°F. Place the pie dough into 6 little [...]

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Sundried Tomato & Herb Chicken Sausage Pizzas

Makes 3 10-inch pizzas
INGREDIENTS
2 pounds boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cubed
½ pound pork fat, cubed (optional)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
½ medium yellow onion, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped fine
2 tablespoons salt
Casings, of your choice
Canola or olive oil
Pizza Dough (recipe follows)
Fresh Tomato or Pizza Sauce (recipe follows)
Cheese, of [...]

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Sweet Pie Dough (Pate Sucrée)

Makes 1 pie crust or tart shell large or 8 tartlets
Ingredients
1½ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
1 egg yolk
1 to 2 tablespoons ice water
Directions
In a medium bowl, combine flour and sugar. Next, cut in butter with a pastry blender or two forks until mixture resembles coarse [...]

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Sweet Vanilla Dried Strawberries

Makes 1 cup dried fruit

Ingredients

2 cups strawberries, destemmed and sliced thin
3 tablespoons sugar
1 vanilla bean, scraped (bean discarded)

Directions

Preheat oven to 225°F. Mix vanilla bean scraping with sugar in a small bowl. Lay on top of prepared strawberries, and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in oven for 2 ½ to 3 hours [...]

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Tamarind Chutney

Makes about 1¼ cups
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon fennel seeds
½ teaspoon asafetida (optional)
½ teaspoon Garam Masala
2 cups water
1¼ cups sugar
3 tablespoons tamarind concentrate
DIRECTIONS
Heat the oil and spices in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, and cook until the spices are fragrant and lightly toasted, about 1 [...]

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Tarragon Apricot Bubbly & Blueberry Tarragon Bubbly

Makes several bubbly drinks
Ingredients
½ cup fresh blueberries (smashed) or fresh apricots (chopped)
3 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves
½ cup raw or unprocessed sugar
½ cup water
Cava, champagne or prosecco
Blueberries for garnish
Directions
In a medium saucepan combine the apricots or blueberries, tarragon, sugar and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Take off [...]

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Tarragon Beet Salad

Serves 2
INGREDIENTS
1 cup mixed baby lettuces
2 medium beets, cooked, trimmed and sliced
1 red grapefruit, peeled, pitted and segmented
1 navel or cara orange, peeled, pitted and segmented
1 small shallot, chopped fine
¼ cup champagne vinegar
¼ cup fresh tarragon, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
3 tablespoons almond oil
Juice of 1 medium orange
Pinch of sugar, salt and fresh cracked pepper
1 [...]

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Tarragon Peach Ice Cream

Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients

2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar
4 egg yolks, beaten
3 large ripe peaches pitted and peeled and pureed or mashed (¼ cup reserved for nectar)
1 cup tarragon peach nectar (recipe follows)
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped

Directions

In a heavy saucepan on medium heat, heat the cream until just about to boil but do not let [...]

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Tarragon Peach Syrup

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
3 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves only
½ cup sugar
1 cup water
1 ripe peach, pitted and chopped
Directions
Combine the tarragon, sugar, water and peaches 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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Tomato Macaroons with Lemon Olive Oil Savory Buttercream

Makes 1 dozen macaroons
For the outer shells…
1 cup powdered sugar
½ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour)
3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior)
Pinch of salt
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons tomato powder (recipe follows)
1 tablespoon dried basil
For the lemon olive oil cream
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup [...]

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Vanilla Cake

Makes one cake
INGREDIENTS
3 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
5 eggs
1½ teaspoons vanilla
1¼ cups buttermilk
Lemon curd, for filling
Basic Buttercream, for frosting
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare 2 sheet pans with non-stick spray and parchment paper. Set aside. In a large bowl, sift all dry ingredients together. In another bowl, [...]

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Vanilla-Saffron Rice Pudding & Rhubarb Compote with Orange Zest Ginger Butter

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon saffron threads
1 teaspoon fresh ginger
2 teaspoon orange zest
1 cardamom pod (seeds only)
1 cup jasmine rice
½ cup sugar
2 cups milk
Vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
Rhubarb Compote (Recipe Follows)
Orange Zest Ginger Butter (Recipe Follows)
Directions
In a medium sauce pan, heat the butter on medium heat and sauté the saffron, ginger, zest and cardamom [...]

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Watermelon Lime & Mint Granita

Makes 3 cups
Ingredients
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
½ cup fresh mint leaves
Juice and zest of 2 limes
2 cups watermelon
Directions
In a blender place all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a low metal dish with sides and freeze. After the first hour, using a fork, scrape puree every 20-30 minutes while it freezes. This should [...]

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Watermelon Mint Lime Cubes

Serves 6
Ingredients
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 2 limes
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped fine
½ cup raw sugar or regular sugar
2 cups watermelon cubed into ½ inch cubes
Directions
In a mixing bowl combine the lime zest, mint, lime juice, and sugar and whisk until all sugar is incorporated. Place the watermelon cubes in a large bowl and [...]

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Watermelon Rind Pickles

Makes a large batch of pickles
Ingredients
Seedless red watermelon rind with a touch of red flesh left on (entire watermelon)
1 cup salt
1 teaspoon alum powder (pickling preservative for crispness/totally optional)
1 quart cold water
3 cups white distilled vinegar
2 cinnamon sticks
15 cloves
3 cups sugar
Directions
In a large mixing bowl combine the salt and cold water and mix or whisk [...]

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White Chocolate Lavender Peach Macaroons

Makes 1 dozen macaroons
Ingredients
For the outer shells…
1 cup powdered sugar
¼ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour)
3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior)
Pinch of salt
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons white cocoa powder
2 tablespoons crushed dried lavender flowers
For the lavender peach cream
1 teaspoon lavender powder (dried lavender flowers [...]

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