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. […]

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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. […]

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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 â…› teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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