Category: Summer Garden Paninis

  • Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

    Makes 1 cup Ingredients 3 tablespoons caramelized onions, chopped fine ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine Black pepper Directions Whisk together all ingredients until emulsified. Season with […]

  • Garden Salad with Sweet Onion Vinaigrette

    Serves 6 Ingredients 4 cups mesclun mix 1 medium carrot, grated 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved ¼ cup pumpkin seeds Sweet Onion Vinaigrette (recipe follows) Directions In a large bowl toss together all the vegetables and dress to desired moisture content with the onion vinaigrette. Sweet Onion Vinaigrette Makes 1 cup Ingredients 3 tablespoons caramelized […]

  • Ciabatta

    Makes 2 loaves Ingredients For sponge ½ teaspoon active dry yeast 2 tablespoons warm water (105°-115°F) 1⁄3 cup room-temperature water 1 cup bread flour For bread ½ teaspoon active dry yeast 2 tablespoons warm milk (105°-115°F) 2⁄3 cups room-temperature water 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups bread flour 1½ teaspoons salt Directions Make sponge In […]

  • Lemon Preserves

    Makes 2 ½ cups Ingredients 3 lemons, de-seeded, and chopped whole, peels included 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped (optional) Directions Place all ingredients (except basil) in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for about 45 minutes or until totally soft and […]

  • Arugula, Tomato & Lemon Preserves on Ciabatta

    Ingredients Ciabatta bread Arugula leaves Tomato slices Goat cheese Salt & pepper Lemon preserves (recipe follows) Olive oil Directions Place arugula leaves on both side of the bread and place a tomato on one side and a tablespoon of lemon preserves on the other. Place a dollop of goat cheese on and season with salt […]

  • Zucchini, Chili & Mint Panini with Parmesan

    Makes 4-6 Paninis Ingredients 2 zucchinis, cut into ribbons (using a mandolin) ½ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon fresh red chili, deseeded and chopped superfine 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted Salt 12-18 slices parmesan cheese Ciabatta […]

  • Dark Whole Wheat

    Makes 2 regular sized loaves Ingredients 2 packages (1 1/2 tablespoons) active dry yeast Pinch of sugar 1/2 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees) 2 cups water 1/4 cup molasses 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 ounce bittersweet dark chocolate 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 3 cups medium rye flour 3 […]

  • Fig Compote

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

  • Caramelized Onions

    Makes 1 cup Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons onions, red or yellow, sliced in rounds and separated 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine 2 tablespoons Madeira, port or sherry (optional) Pinch of salt Directions In a large sauté pan heat the butter and the oil to a medium […]

  • Fontina Prosciutto Panini with Caramelized Onions & Fig Compote on Dark Wheat

    Ingredients 2 sliced of Dark Whole Wheat bread 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened 2 slices fontina cheese, sliced semi thick 2 slices prosciutto 2 tablespoons red caramelized onions (recipe follows) 1 tablespoon fig compote (recipe follows) Directions On the insides of the bread slices place on one side fontina cheese and on the other the […]

  • Tarragon Peach Herbal Iced Tea

    Makes 1 pitcher Tarragon and mint have a history of being a truly refreshing duo in the dead of summer’s heat. The addition of summer sweet peaches only makes for a sweeter ad perhaps more sultry experience! Ingredients ¼ cup fresh tarragon leaves ½ cup fresh mint leaves ½ cup sliced peaches 1 cup turbinado […]