Category: The Winter Herbal Kitchen

  • Shortbread Cookies with Winter Herbs and Dried Fruit

    Makes 3 dozen cookies Ingredients 2¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon coarse salt 3½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine 10 tablespoons (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons heavy cream 1 large egg ½ cup dried cherries, chopped Fine sanding sugar for sprinkling […]

  • Sicilian-Style Herbed Meatballs with Herbed Polenta

    Serves 6-8 Meatballs Ingredients Olive oil 1 lb ground beef 1 lb spicy Italian sausage, ground 1 bulb garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) ½ cup fresh basil, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) ½ cup fresh marjoram, chopped fine (2 […]

  • Herbed Polenta

    Serves 6 Ingredients 6 cups water Salt 2 cups yellow or white cornmeal ½ cup parmesan, grated ½ cup milk ½ stick (4 tablespoons) butter 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped Freshly cracked black pepper Directions Bring water and salt in a heavy […]

  • Kale and Apple Salad with Walnut-Herb Dressing

    Serves 6 This is an amazing take on the classic waldorf salad, its modern and sassy and showcases the earthy flavors of kale! Ingredients 3 cups raw kale (purple or lacinato), jullianned ½ cup celery, sliced thin 2 tart apples, cored and chopped small ½ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped coarse, plus 2 tablespoons chopped […]

  • Baked Herbal Goat Cheese with Tomatoes and Kalamata Olive Bread

    Serves 6 Ingredients 1 can crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine ½ teaspoon salt 4 ounces goat cheese Cracked black pepper Chopped herbs for garnish Directions Pre heat oven to 375°F. In a mixing bowl mix together tomatoes, […]

  • Cranberry & Thyme Sparkler

    Serves 6 Ingredients ½ cup cranberries ½ cup sugar ½ cup water 1 few fresh thyme sprigs 1 cinnamon stick Sparkling water or sparkling wine Cranberries and thyme leaves for garnish Directions Combine the cranberries, sugar, water, fresh thyme and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan and heat to high heat. Stir until the sugar […]