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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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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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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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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Beet Pickled & Herbed Deviled Eggs

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 red beet, peeled and chopped 1 cup water ½ cup champagne vinegar (citrus) 2 teaspoons sea salt 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon grainy mustard 1 tablespoon citrus vinegar 1 teaspoon fresh grated horseradish ½ cup (total) chopped chives, tarragon, parsley Salt/pepper Directions In a small saucepan […]

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Beet Pickled & Herbed Deviled Eggs

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 red beet, peeled and chopped 1 cup water ½ cup champagne vinegar (citrus) 2 teaspoons sea salt 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon grainy mustard 1 tablespoon citrus vinegar 1 teaspoon fresh grated horseradish ½ cup (total) chopped chives, tarragon, parsley Salt/pepper Directions In a small saucepan […]

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Blackberry Mole

About 6 servings Ingredients 6 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 heaping tablespoons shelled, skinless peanuts 2 tablespoons whole raw almonds 2 heaping tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds (green) 2 heaping tablespoons raw pecan pieces 1 ounce Ancho chili, cleaned, stemmed, seeded (reserve seeds) 1 ounce pasilla chili, cleaned, stemmed, seeded (reserve seeds) 2 garlic cloves, peeled 3 […]

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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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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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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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Cavatelli with Seared Squid, Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, Baby Arugula and Black Olives

4-6 servings Ingredients For the Cavatelli 1 pound all-purpose flour, or Italian OO flour 1 pound whole-milk ricotta, drained/hung in cheesecloth overnight 4 ounces semolina 3 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, freshly grated Water, just enough to make a firm dough For the Sauce 10½ ounces baby arugula, long stem ends removed 8 ripe plum tomatoes, […]

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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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Coconut Chutney with Mango-Lime Granita

Makes 1½ cups Ingredients 1 cup coconut, freshly grated Zest of one lime Juice of one lime 2 curry leaves 1 thai chili 2 tablespoons brown sugar Directions In a small sauce pan add all ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, stirring constantly until thick and creamy. Cool. Serve over Lime Granita. Mango-Lime […]

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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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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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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 Zucchini, Portabella’s and Eggplant with Lemon Ricotta & Grilled Flatbread

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 zucchinis, sliced long and thin using a mandolin 1 portabella mushroom, sliced thin 1 grilled Japanese eggplant, sliced round and thin Salt & pepper Olive oil 1 cup fresh ricotta 1 tablespoon lemon zest plus 2 teaspoon Grilled flatbread (recipe follows) Directions Follow instructions for the grilled flatbread and keep warm. […]

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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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Hand Rolled Vegan Truffles

Makes 12 truffles Ingredients ½ pound pitted & chopped dates 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon of your favorite Liquor ½ cup cocoa powder ¼ cup cacao nibs ¼ cup finely shredded coconut Directions In a food processor add dates, water, liquor, and salt. Mix on high till it forms a ruff […]

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Heirloom Melon and Prosciutto Wraps with Lemon Thyme Drizzle

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1 heirloom melon, deseeded, peeled and sliced into small wedges 18-20 slices of prosciutto Lemon thyme drizzle (recipe follows) Maldon salt Directions Wrap the prosciutto slices around the melon slices tightly and drizzle with a small amount of the lemon thyme syrup. Lemon Thyme Drizzle Ingredients ¼ cup water 1 cup honey […]

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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 Spring Rolls

Makes 12 rolls Ingredients 12 rice paper wrappers 1 head boston lettuce leaves, white parts removed 2 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch matchsticks 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch matchsticks ½ cup scallions, chopped fine ½ cup semi ripe mango, cut into 1-inch matchsticks ½ cup fresh mint leaves ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves […]

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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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Iced Spicebush Tea

Makes 1 quart Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) leaves don’t dry well, so we only get to enjoy this delicately flavored iced tea during the growing season. Ingredients 6-7 fresh spicebush (Lindera benzoin) leaves 1 quart boiling water Honey to taste Directions Lightly crush the leaves and place them in a heat-proof jar or container. Pour the […]

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Jersey Peach Popsicle Bites

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 cups jersey peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped ½ cup water ½ cup honey Directions In a medium sauce pan place the peaches, honey and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for about 2 minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool. Once cool, blend into […]

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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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Lavender Peach Soda

Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients ¼ cup fresh lavender flowers 2 ripe peaches, chopped 1 cup turbinado sugar or raw unprocessed sugar 1 cup water Ice Water Directions In a medium saucepan combine the flowers, peaches, sugar and water and bring to boil. Reduce heat, and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Take off heat and […]

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Lentil Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing

Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients For the salad 6 cups water 11⁄3 cups French lentils, sorted 2 teaspoons sea salt 2 medium carrots, peeled and finely diced (to the size of the lentils) 1 stalk celery, finely diced (to the size of the lentils) ½ medium red bell pepper, finely diced (to the size of […]

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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-Lime Granita

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 large ripe mangoes, chopped Zest of one lime Juice of 4 limes ½ cup light brown sugar ½ cup water Directions In blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into a shallow metal pan and freeze, making sure to scrape with a fork while freezing to result in an icy freeze.

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Masa Fresca

Makes 2 pounds of Masa – enough to make at least 24 small tortillas INGREDIENTS 1 pound dried corn Water 1 teaspoon cal (mineral lime) PREPARATION Rinse the corn, and put it into a pot with enough water to cover the kernels by at least 1-inch. Add the cal, and bring the water up to […]

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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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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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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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Pickled Green Beans

Ingredients ½ pound green beans, trimmed ½ cup water ¾ cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon horseradish 1 medium tomato, crushed 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon zest Directions Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook green beans until tender or about 3-4 minutes. Place in an ice bath until completely chilled. […]

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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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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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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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Rosemary and Plum Grilled Pork

Serves 6 Ingredients 6 boneless pork loin chops Salt/pepper 3 plums (black preferred), deseeded, and chopped 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped superfine 2 cloves roasted garlic ½ cup red wine ½ cup water 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves Directions Season the pork loin chops with salt and pepper and set aside. […]

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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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Salsa Rojo (Red Sauce)

Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium dried red chilies, seeded and chopped (stems included) ½ a medium yellow onion, chopped ½ a poblano pepper, seeded and chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped ½ tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves 1 clove garlic, chopped ½ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon cumin […]

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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 Remoulade

Serves 8 Ingredients For the Old Bay Steamed Shrimp 4 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning 1 cup vinegar 1 cup water 2 pounds shrimp, in shells For the Remoulade Sauce 1½ cups mayonnaise ¼ cup diced celery ½ cup sliced green onions 2 tablespoons minced garlic ½ cup Creole mustard (such as Zatarain’s) ¼ cup chopped […]

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Silver-Dollar Walnut Cakes with Berry Compote and Lemon Ricotta

Serves 4 Ingredients For the Pancake Mix 1½ cups buckwheat flour 1½ tablespoons agave nectar ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1¼ cups almond milk, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup chopped […]

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Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Basil Calzone

Makes 4-6 calzones Ingredients 1 Ger-Nis Calzone Dough Recipe 2 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, deseeded and chopped Olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, chopped 1 fresh red chili pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup fresh basil leaves 2 cups […]

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Spring Carrot Soup with Cilantro-Lime Créme Fraiche

Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 tablespoons canola or olive oil 1 clove garlic, chopped fine Zest of 1-2 limes (reserve half of the cream fraiche) 3 medium carrots, chopped, peels on 1 cup water Juice of ½ a lime Salt Black pepper Cilantro-Lime Créme Fraiche, to garnish (recipe follows) Directions In a heavy bottomed soup pot […]

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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 Creamsicles

Makes 6-9 popsicles Ingredients 1 pint fresh strawberries, stems removed and chopped 1⁄3 cup honey 1⁄3 cup water 4 egg yolks 1 cup cream 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon orange zest 1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions In a medium sauce pan place the strawberries, honey and water and bring to […]

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Sweet Chili Sauce

Makes 1 cup Ingredients ¼ cup rice wine vinegar 1 cup roasted red pepper puree 2 teaspoons garlic, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons red chili paste 1 tablespoon lime juice 4 tablespoons hot water 2 tablespoons light brown sugar Salt Directions In a mixing bowl whisk together all ingredients until […]

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Sweet Pea Puree

For babies 4-6 months INGREDIENTS 1 cup fresh organic sweet peas Filtered water DIRECTIONS Steam or boil the peas in the filtered water for about 6-8 minutes or until soft. Mash the peas well using a few tablespoons of the filtered pea water. Push the mashed peas through a fine mesh strainer or food mill […]

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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 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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Thai Poached Chili-Lemongrass-Ginger Mint Shrimp with Fresh Sweet Chili Sauce

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 cups water 1 tablespoon ginger, sliced thin 1 tablespoon lemon grass, sliced thin 3 sprigs of fresh mint 1 thai red chili, sliced 2 limes (1 sliced, 1 wedged) 1 pound medium sized shrimp Sweet Chili Sauce Directions In a medium sauce pan add the water, lime, ginger, lemon grass, mint […]

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The Beet Bloody Mary

Makes 1 pitcher of bloody mary mix Ingredients 5 red beets, washed and scrubbed 3 carrots, washed and scrubbed 1 large bunch parsley 2 cups water 1½ tablespoons fresh horseradish, grated 1 teaspoon celery seeds 1 tablespoon lime zest 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon citrus champagne vinegar Juice of 2 lemons Juice of 2 […]

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Trofie Al Pesto

Serves 6 Trofie is a simple rolled flour and water pasta widely seen in the Lingurian cuisine. It’s like Linguaria’s version of Gnocchi. It’s a hand rolled pasta typically served with pesto and because of the extreme labor intensity is generally served in small portions. Trofie is not widely available outside of Italy and is […]

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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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White Bean, Onion and Rosemary Soup

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS ½ pound (about 1½ cups) cannellini beans, soaked overnight and drained 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large yellow onions, sliced thin 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 3 sprigs of fresh thyme 1 sprig of fresh rosemary 2 fresh bay leaves 4 cups vegetable broth or water Salt Pepper Extra-virgin olive oil DIRECTIONS […]

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