Blackberry-Basil Buckwheat Flax Crepes with Basil Sweet Cream

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 cups blackberries ½ cup turbinado sugar ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped 2 cups 2% milk 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw 1 teaspoon sea salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ½ cup buckwheat flour ¾ cup all purpose flour 1 tablespoon golden flaxseeds 3 eggs Basil Sweet Cream (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS […]

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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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Caramelized Apple Buckwheat Crepes with Light Rosemary Cream

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For the crepes 2 cups 2% milk 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw 1 teaspoon sea salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted ½ cup buckwheat flour ¾ cup all purpose flour 1 tablespoon golden flaxseeds 3 eggs DIRECTIONS Whisk together all ingredients until a smooth batter is formed. Batter will be much […]

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Ginger Cardamom Pear Jam

INGREDIENTS 1 pound pears, semi ripe, peeled, cored and chopped and put in lemon water (to keep from browning) 2 cups sugar in the raw 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 cardamom pod, split and seeds removed 1 egg white, for brushing tops of pop tarts […]

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Pickled Red Onions

Makes 2 cups INGREDIENTS 1 large red onion, cut in half and sliced thin 1 jalapeño, sliced in half, deseeded and sliced thin ½ cup lime juice Zest of one lime ¼ cup citrus champagne vinegar or white vinegar ½ cup water ½ cup sugar in the raw 3 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black peppercorns […]

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Pomegranate Ginger Champagne Cocktail

Makes 1 cocktail INGREDIENTS 1 cup pomegranate juice 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine 4 tablespoons light brown sugar or sugar in the raw Prosecco, Cava or Champagne DIRECTIONS In a small saucepan, combine pomegranate juice, ginger, and sugar. Bring to a boil, making sure that all sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat, and […]

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Pomegranate Sage Manhattan

Makes 1 cocktail INGREDIENTS For cocktail 2 sage leaves 1 ounce rye or bourbon ½ ounce sweet vermouth Dash of angostura bitters 1 pomegranate bourbon dried cherries, for garnish For the pomegranate bourbon dried cherries 1 cup pomegranate juice ½ cup sugar-in-the-raw ½ cup rye or bourbon 1 cup dried cherries DIRECTIONS Rub and crinkle […]

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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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Roasted Pork Loin with Onion Cherry Sage Sauce

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For the pork loin 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 2 fresh bay leaves, veins stems removed 2 teaspoon juniper berries 2 tablespoons orange zest 1 tablespoon coarse salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 3-pound pork loin 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon hazelnut oil or olive oil ½ […]

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Spicy Moroccan Cauliflower Latke with Preserved Lemons and Mint Marmalade

These are Moroccan inspired latkes with a tangy mint sauce adds interest and an exotic twist.

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Torte de Jamon Iberico y Sevollas Rojas (Red Onion & Iberico Ham Tart)

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 medium red onions, sliced thin in rounds 1 sheet puff pastry, pre made 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw 8 to 10 slices Iberico ham 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water and pinch of salt Salt and […]

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