Fresh Herb Pappardelle with Summer Beans, Tomatoes & Fresh Herbs

Serves 6 Ingredients ¼ cup each basil, parsley, mint, tarragon, marjoram, chopped Plus an additional 1 tablespoon of each for the sprinkle Olive oil Pinch of dried crushed red pepper 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 2 cups fresh summer shelling beans, shelled and cooked until tender 1 small fennel bulb sliced thin 2 tablespoons fresh […]

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Italian Fig Soda

Ingredients 5 ripe black figs, ripe, sweet and quartered ½ cup turbinado sugar 1 cup water Soda water Ice Directions Place water, sugar and figs 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. Blend the mixture […]

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Lavender Fig Compote

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1 pound fresh black figs, ripe & sweet, de-stemmed & chopped 1 cup lavender syrup 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cinnamon stick 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine Directions Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer […]

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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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Salsa Verde

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 3 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon fresh red chili, chopped fine 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Directions In a small bowl whisk […]

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Stewed Squid with Salsa Verde

Serves 6 Ingredients 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh red chili, chopped 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 pounds fresh squid, cleaned and sliced thick 6-8 plum tomatoes, chopped 1 cup chickpeas, cooked 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves 2 teaspoons salt ½ […]

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