Category: Tools & Tricks of the Kitchen

  • Lavender Fairy Dust

    Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1 cup powdered sugar, white 2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers Directions Rub dry lavender flowers between your fingers creating a powder, mix with powdered sugar and voila!

  • Lavender Peach Doughnuts Bites Tossed with Lavender Fairy Dust

    Makes 30 bites Ingredients 2 cups all purpose white flour ¼ cup almond flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons fresh lavender, chopped fine 2 teaspoons sea salt ½ cup whole milk, room temperature ¼ cup plain white Greek yogurt ¼ cup fresh peach puree 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 […]

  • Heirloom Squash & Chili Mint Salad

    Serves 6 Ingredients 5 zucchinis, cut into ribbons (using a mandolin) ½ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 1 -2 teaspoons fresh red chili, deseeded and chopped superfine 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted Salt Directions In a mixing bowl […]

  • Garden Caviar

    Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1 small carrot, peeled and chopped superfine ½ medium green zucchini, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon yellow onion, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons red peppers, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon fresh red chili, chopped superfine (optional) 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh mint chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped superfine […]

  • Chilled Tomato Soup

    Ingredients 8-10 medium heirloom tomatoes, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped Juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons sea salt 4 tablespoons heavy cream 6 large basil leaves Garden caviar (recipe follows) Directions Puree all ingredients in […]

  • Creamy Herbal Ranch Dressing

    Makes approximately 1 cup Ingredients ½ cup mayonnaise ½ cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons mustard (Dijon or regular) 1 teaspoon garlic salt 2 tablespoons grated red onion 1 tablespoon shallot, chopped fine ½ red onion, shredded 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 1 […]

  • Ger-Nis Cobb Salad With Creamy Herbal Ranch Dressing

    Serves 6 Ingredients 6 slices turkey bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled 1 cups turkey breast, cooked and cubed small 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped small 1 cup blue cheese crumbles 1 avocados, ripe but firm, cubed small 1 red peppers, chopped small 1 medium red onion, chopped small 1 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered 2 cups […]

  • Lavender Orange Herbal Iced Tea With Orange Twists

    Makes 1 large pitcher Ingredients ¼ cup fresh lavender flowers 1 tablespoon orange zest ½ cup orange juice 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup turbinado sugar or raw unprocessed sugar 1 cup water 2 earl grey tea bags Ice Water Orange Twists for garnish Directions In a medium saucepan combine the flowers, sugar, orange zest, […]