Category: An Herbal Lunch at Ger-Nis

  • Spring Herbal Pavlova Cups with Rhubarb Rosemary Granita and Beet Lavender Flower Syrup

    Spring Herbal Pavlova Cups with Rhubarb Rosemary Granita and Beet Lavender Flower Syrup

    Serves 6-8 Ingredients For pavlovas 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon fresh sage leaves 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers 3 egg whites 3 tablespoons cold water 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar For granita 2 cups water 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped 1 teaspoon […]

  • Orange Lavender Flower Syrup

    Ingredients ½ cup honey 1 cup water ¼ cup turbinado sugar 1 tablespoon lavender flowers 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped Directions In a small sauce pan, whisk the honey, water, sugar and herbs together while bringing to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, take off […]

  • Raviolis with Ricotta and Mint and Orange Shallot Poppy Seed Butter and Micro Beet Greens

    Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese, drained 1 cup fresh goat cheese 1 tablespoon orange zest 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper Beet Pasta (recipe follows) Orange Shallot Poppy Seed Butter (recipe follows) Olive […]

  • Orange Shallot Poppy Seed Butter

    Makes 2 cups butter Ingredients 1½ sticks butter 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 tablespoon orange zest 12 tablespoons orange juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked Directions Heat all the ingredients in a small sauce pan and stir. Refrigerate until the mixture hardens. In the meantime, in a medium sauté pan, melt […]

  • Fresh Beet Pasta

    Ingredients 3 medium beets, cooked, peeled and chopped fine 3 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt Directions To make dough in a processor blend beets, flour, egg and salt in a food processor until mixture just begins to form a ball (dough should be firm and […]

  • Radishes, Chervil Butter and Herbal Citrus Salts

    Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 stick butter (12 tablespoons) softened ½ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoon fresh chervil leaves, chopped fine 16-20 French breakfast radishes, washed and trimmed Citrus Salt (recipe follows) Directions Combine the butter, salt and chervil in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate to harden. Just prior to serving take the butter out and […]

  • Spring Pea Soup with Chive Blossom Croutons and Pea Flowers

    Serves 10 Ingredients Olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 medium white spring onions, chopped fine 1 teaspoon lemon zest 3 cups fresh spring peas, shelled ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons sugar ¼ cup lemon juice 1⁄3 cup dry white wine 4 cups fresh spring pea stock (recipe follows) […]

  • Chive Blossom Croutons

    Makes 2 cups of croutons Ingredients 2 cups cubed white bread (1½ inch cubes) 3 tablespoons melted butter 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons chive blossom flowers 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and […]

  • Spring Pea Stock

    Makes 4 cups Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter Olive oil 3 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin, green and white parts ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves and stems 2-3 cups pods from fresh peas 4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper Directions Melt butter in a soup pot […]

  • Asparagus and Ramp Zeppole with Minted Honey

    Makes 20-30 small zeppole Ingredients 1 pound fresh ricotta, drained 3 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup flour 1 cup shaved and chopped asparagus ½ cup ramps, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped Oil for frying Minted Chili Honey* Directions In a large bowl […]

  • Ginger Mint Iced Tea

    Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 1 large bunch of fresh mint leaves 1 tablespoon lemon zest ½ cup lemon juice ¼ cup fresh grated ginger 1 cup Honey Syrup* Water Directions Combine all ingredients except water in a pitcher and stir well. Add ice and then fill with water. *Honey Syrup – Whisk together 1 cup […]

  • Spring Sorrel & Lemon Soda Pop

    Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon zest ½ cup lemon juice 1 large bunch fresh sorrel leaves 4-6 cups seltzer water Lemon wheel garnish Directions Combine water, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the temperature to low and […]