Carambola Cel-Star

Ingredients
2 ½  ounces  fresh star fruit and celery juice ( 1 star fruit, 2 stalks celery, leaves and all)
2 ounces Titos vodka
½ ounce lime juice
½ ounce lovage and lemon thyme syrup*
Star Fruit Garnish
Brooklyn Hemispherical Lemon Bitters
The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters
Directions

In a large glass filled with ice, place the juice, vodka, lime juice and syrup [...]

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El Romero- Italian Celery Root Citrus Coolers

Ingredients
1 lemon, halved and sliced thin
1 lime, halved and sliced thin
1 orange, halved and sliced thin
1 mandarin, halved and sliced thin
8 kumquats, halved
1 medium celery root, peeled and cubed small
2-3 kaffir lime leaves
1 bottle Dorothy Parker Gin (New York Distilling Co.)
*Rosemary Sugar Salt
*Rosemary Syrup
Fresh pink grapefruit juice
Aperol
For the Rosemary Sugar Salt:
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
2 tablespoons [...]

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Fresh Apple Shrub

Ingredients
2 tart apples, peeled and chopped
½ cup raw or turbinado sugar
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
¾ cup apple cider vinegar
Directions
Mash together the apples, sugars, and caraway seeds until a rough applesauce has been formed. Place the mixture in a mason jar and let sit over night in the refrigerator. Add the apple [...]

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Ginger-Beet Cava with Fresh Tarragon Orange Zest

Ingredients
2 orange beets, peeled and chopped
1 sprig of fresh tarragon, a few leaves reserved
Juice of 1 orange
1 tablespoon of orange zest
¼ cup sugar
½ cup water
Champagne or sparkling wine
1 navel orange for garnish
Directions
Combine the beets, tarragon, orange juice, zest, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and [...]

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Ginger-Beet Orange Sodas

Makes 1 pitcher

Ingredients
¼ cup tarragon leaves, chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
½ cup sugar
¾ cup water
1 medium beet, scrubbed
6 oranges, peeled IceSeltzer water
Directions

In a medium sauce pan combine the tarragon, ginger, sugar and water.  Bring to a boil while stirring to dissolve all the sugar.  [...]

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Grapefruit Fennel Salty Dog

Ingredients
Grapefruit Zest  Pink Rim Salt*
Ice3  ounces vodka
4 ounces fresh grapefruit fennel juice ( 1 grapefruit, ¼ cup fennel, handful of fennel fronds)
Directions

Place the zested salt on a small flat plate, moisten the entire circular rim of a highball glass and then gently dip the rim in the salt until the salt is [...]

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Maple & Roasted Parsnip Champagne with Rosemary Dust

Ingredients
2 parsnips, chopped
¼ cup turbinado or raw sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
1 cup water
Champagne or sparkling wine
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 390°F. In a mixing bowl combine the parsnips, sugar, maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of rosemary leaves, then toss together until coated and mixed. Arrange the parsnips on a baking sheet [...]

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Maple & Roasted Parsnip Soda with Rosemary Dust

Ingredients
2 parsnips, chopped
¼ cup turbinado or raw sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
1 cup water
Soda Water
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 390°F. In a mixing bowl combine the parsnips, sugar, maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of rosemary leaves, toss together until coated and mixed. Arrange the parsnips on a baking sheet and roast for [...]

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Oven Caramelized Citrus Sundaes with Vanilla and Sage

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 lemon, halved and sliced
1 lime, halved and sliced
1 mandarin orange, halved and sliced
10 kumquats, halved
1 cup demerara sugar
Handful of fresh sage leaves
1 fresh vanilla bean, split
Vanilla Ice Cream

Directions

Pre heat oven to 400° F.  In a large bowl combine all the citrus halved and sprinkle with ¼ cup [...]

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Oven Caramelized Citrus Sundaes with Vanilla and Sage

Serves 4
Ingredients
1 lemon, halved and sliced
1 lime, halved and sliced
1 mandarin orange, halved and sliced
10 kumquats, halved
1 cup demerara sugar
Handful of fresh sage leaves
1 fresh vanilla bean, split
Vanilla Ice Cream
Directions
Pre heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl combine all the citrus halved and sprinkle with ¼ cup of the sugar and [...]

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Quick Pickled Turnips

Makes 3 cups
Ingredients
2 cups water
¾ cup white vinegar
3 tablespoon kosher salt
2 fresh bay leaves
1 tablespoon coriander seeds, cracked
3-4 turnips, peeled and chopped
1 turnip, peeled and sliced in wheels
1 red beet slice
3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced thin
Directions
In a small sauce pan combine the water, vinegar, and salt and heat until the salt dissolves. To the [...]

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Roasted Cauliflower and Farro Salad with Parsley Vinaigrette

Serves 6
Ingredients
2 cups cauliflower, cut into small florets
1 red pepper, chopped
Olive oil
Salt/pepper
1 cup Tuscan kale or purple kale, sliced thin
1 small red onion, chopped small
2 cups cooked farro
¼ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped small
¼ cup almonds, toasted and chopped
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or white balsamic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 clove garlic, chopped [...]

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Roasted Cauliflower Farro Salad with Feta, Kale and Parsley Lemon Vinaigrette

Serves 6

Ingredients
 
2  cups cauliflower, cut into small florets
 1 red pepper, chopped
Olive oilSalt/pepper
1 cup Tuscan kale or purple kale, sliced thin
1 small red onion, chopped small
2 cups cooked farro
¼ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped small
¼ cup almonds, toasted and chopped
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or white balsamic
2 tablespoons lemon [...]

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Roasted Grape & Red Onion Kale Farro with Gorgonzola

Serves 4
Ingredients

1 medium red onion, chopped small
2 cups red grapes, halved
1 tablespoon thyme leaves
1 chicken thigh, boneless, skinless, chopped fine (optional)
1 tablespoon black pepper, freshly cracked
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons currant vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups purple and Tuscan kale, chopped small
2 cups farro, cooked
Salt [...]

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Roasted Tomato & Red Lentil Soup with FIRE HOT Yemini Zhug

Serves 6
Ingredients
½  teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon rainbow pepper corns
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1-2 cups red cherry tomatoes, halved
4 cloves garlic, chopped course
1 medium shallot, chopped fine
2 teaspoons smoked paprika ( Turkish variety if you can get your hands on it!)2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups red lentils
2 cups water
3 cups vegetable broth
Salt to taste
Yogurt
Fire Hot [...]

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Rosemary & Roasted Parsnip Maple Sodas with Rosemary Pixie Dust

2 parsnips, chopped
¼ cup turbinado or raw sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
1 cup water
Seltzer water
*Rosemary Pixie Dust
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 390°F. In a mixing bowl combine the parsnips, sugar, maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of rosemary leaves, then toss together until coated and mixed. Arrange the parsnips on [...]

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Salsify Orange Negroni

Ingredients
1 ounce Seneca Drums Gin (Finger Lakes Distilling Co.)
1 ounce Cynar
½ ounce *Salsify Orange Syrup
½ ounce Amberthorn Dry Vermouth (New York Astby Co)
Oven Dried Salsify Stick Garnish
For the Salsify Orange Syrup:
2 salsify roots, chopped
1 cup water
Juice of 1 orange
Zest of 1 orange
½ cup sugar
Directions
In an old fashioned glass filled with ice place the gin and [...]

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Seasonal Roasted Tacos with Roasted Cilantro-Onion Sauce

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed
2 cups cauliflower florets
1 medium red onion, chopped
¼ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
1 cup purple kale leaves, stems removed and chopped fine
1-2 dried chipotle peppers, crushed or chopped fine
Salt/pepper
Avocado oil
6 sprouted corn tortillas
Chipotle cheddar or pepper jack cheese, grated
Roasted Cilantro Onion Sauce (recipe follows)
Directions
Pre heat oven to 400° [...]

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Sprouted Corn Roasted Squash Breakfast Tacos with Peruvian Cilantro Sauce

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
2 cups winter squash, cubed ½ inch
½ red onion, chopped medium
½ red bell pepper, chopped small
1 chipoltle chili pepper, crumbles
Salt and pepper
Avocado oil
2 cups spinach leaves
6 eggs
Sprouted corn tortillas
Peruvian Cilantro Sauce
Directions
Pre heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, toss together the squash, onion, bell pepper, chipotle, salt and pepper with some avocado [...]

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Swedish Apple-Rottabagge

Ingredients
1 bottle of aquavit
1 rutabaga, cubed (about 2 cups worth max)
Lemon juice
*Caraway Syrup
Fresh Apple Shrub
Soda Water
Apple Slice Garnish
For the Caraway Syrup:
2 tablespoons caraway seeds, toasted
1 piece lemon peel
½ cup water
½ cup sugar
Directions
In a large mason jar, combine the aquavit and the rutabaga. Let stand in an ambient temperature dark place for about a week [...]

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Sweet Potato Mash

Ingredients
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed small
1 vanilla bean
1 cinnamon stick
1 bottle Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey
*Balsamic Syrup
*Black Pepper Sugared Pecans
For the Balsamic Syrup:
½ cup balsamic vinegar (high quality)
For the Black Pepper Sugared Pecans:
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup pecans
1 tablespoon raw or turbinado sugar
2 teaspoons black pepper, cracked
Directions
In a large mason jar, place the sweet potato, vanilla [...]

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The (Grape) Pickled Pepper

Ingredients
1 teaspoon black peppercorns, cracked
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves
¾ cup aged white balsamic vinegar
¼ cup water¾ cup turbinado sugar
½ teaspoon pink salt
1 ½ cups red or black grapes
1 ounce fresh red or black grape juice (juicer)
2 ounces Brueckelen Distilling Glorious [...]

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The Dirty Turnip

Ingredients
3 ounces gin
½ ounce dry vermouth
½ ounce pickled turnip brine
Pickled Turnip Wheels
Cilantro leaves for garnish
Directions
In a glass filled with ice, add the gin and vermouth and stir. Add the turnip brine liquid and strain into a martini glass. Place one pickled turnip wheel to float on the top with a cilantro leaf on top of [...]

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Winter Herb Soup Sticks

Makes 24 bread sticks
Ingredients
Basic Pizza Dough (Ger-Nis)
2 clove garlic, chopped fine
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped fine
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped fine
¼ cup parmesan, grated
1 tablespoon black quinoa, toasted
Maldon salt (flake sea salt)
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Prepare [...]

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Winter Herbal Pasta E Fagoili Soup with Fresh Pesto

Serves 8 -12
Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil
½ yellow onion, chopped small
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2 carrots, chopped medium
2 celery ribs, sliced thin
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
1-2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons salt, plus more to taste
6 cups [...]

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Winter Roasted Marinara

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped large
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cups, sugar plum cherry tomatoes, halved
1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped fine
2-3 broccoli stems, peeled and chopped fine
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons, fresh oregano leaves
1 tablespoons fresh marjoram leaves
½ cup kalamata olives, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1 -2 pinches sugar
1 teaspoon red chili [...]

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