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  • Yemini Zhug with Grilled Halloumii

    Yemini Zhug with Grilled Halloumii

    Serves 6 Ingredients ½  teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted 1 teaspoon rainbow pepper corns, toasted 1 cardamom pod, cracked and toasted 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted ½  teaspoon caraway seeds, toasted 2 teaspoons salt 3 cloves garlic 2 cups cilantro leaves 4 -6 hot green chilies, chopped (any type is fine- Serrano, jalapeño, cayenne a combination […]

  • Grapefruit & Fennel Frond Soda

    Grapefruit Fennel Frond Soda Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine ½ cup sugar ¾ cup water 1 cup fresh grapefruit juice ½ cup fresh fennel juice (juiced with fennel fronds)  Ice Seltzer water Directions In a medium sauce pan combine the mint, ginger, sugar […]

  • GREENMARKET GATORADE / HERBAL LEMONADE

    Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup sugar (any kind-raw or turbinado or white) 1 tablespoon lemon zest ½ cup lemon juice ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves ¼ cup fresh basil leaves ¼ cup fresh mint leaves ¼ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves ¼ cup fresh sorrel leaves 4-6 cups seltzer water or […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ginger & Lemon Thyme Rye Mini Pesto Elixir

    ©Nissa Pierson, Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, Gowanus Brooklyn Ingredients 1 cup turbinado sugar simple syrup* ½ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves 1 tablespoon mint leaves 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 2 tablespoons lemon zest Juice of one lemon 1 ounce New York Distilling Company Rye Directions Combine all the ingredients in a blender and […]

  • Herbed Gremolata

    Makes approximately ½ cup Ingredients ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh marjoram, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 3 tablespoons lemon zest (meyer lemon) 1 teaspoon maldon salt ½ teaspoon red chili flakes ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated (optional) […]

  • Potato Gnocchi

    Makes 2 pounds Gnocchi Ingredients 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and baked 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt Directions Mash the potatoes and push through a ricer or food mill. Place the smooth potatoes in a mound on a cutting board. Drizzle a little more than half the egg […]

  • Baked Gnocchi with Butternut Squash & Bacon in a Sage Cream Sauce

    Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound Potato Gnocchi, cooked (recipe follows) 1½ cups butternut squash, roasted, peeled and cubed small 3 slices bacon, fried and crumbled 1 cup purple or Tuscan kale, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped fine ½ cup heavy cream ½ cup parmesan cheese, finely grated 3 tablespoons butter, cubed Salt Pepper […]

  • Ginger Apple Tart Tatin

    Serves 8-10 Traditional Tart Tatin are made with apples and is essentially an upside down pie! Ingredients 1½ cups flour 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar ½ teaspoon cardamom, ground 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, 1 stick cubed and ice cold the other room temperature 4-6 tablespoons ice cold water 5 medium tart apples (pink ladies, […]

  • Green Chili Samosa Bites with Mint Chutney

    Ingredients 1½ lbs red or yellow potatoes, boiled, peeled and cubed Juice of 1 lemon 2-3 green chilies, minced 1 tablespoon cumin powder ½ tablespoon Garam Masala 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon sugar 3 tablespoons canola oil Salt to taste ½ cup frozen peas, defrosted 1 package square wonton wrappers 1 egg, beaten Oil […]

  • Nissa’s Gumbo Z’Herbes

    When Jimmy’s No. 43 came-a-calling with their Gumbo contest in celebration of Mardi Gras and benefitting Chefs for the Marcellus, an organization of food professionals who are fighting against hydrofracking for natural gas in NY in order to protect food and water supplies, I knew I needed something special.  Certainly it is “my thing” to […]

  • Gianduja Buttercream

    Makes about 1 cup buttercream Ingredients 125 grams (4½ ounces or 1 stick + 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, softened 70 grams (2½ ounces or 5 tablespoons) granulted sugar 3 egg yolks at room temperature 2 ounces gianduja Directions Melt the gianduja along with 2 tablespoons water in a double boiler. Set aside to cook to […]

  • Gianduja Macarons

    Makes about 2 dozen Ingredients 215 grams (7½ ounces) confectioners’ sugar 100 grams (3½ ounces) egg whites (about 3 large) at room temperature 130 grams (4½ ounces) peeled, lightly toasted hazelnuts 2 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa 25 grams (2 tablespoons) castor or superfine granulated sugar Pinch salt Gianduja Buttercream (recipe follows) Directions Line cookie sheets […]

  • Ginger & Spice Apple Fitters with Cinnamon Black Pepper Glaze

    Makes about 20 small fritters Ingredients 2 cups flour ½ cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 2  teaspoons cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon all spice ½ teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped fine 2 eggs, beaten ¾ cup milk 2 teaspoons […]

  • Ginger Zucchini Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

    Makes 1 dozen cupcakes Ingredients 1½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon all spice 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons orange zest 2 tablespoons orange juice 2 medium zucchinis, grated (peels left on) ¾ cup olive […]

  • Ginger, Chicken & Shitake Sticky Buns

    Ginger, Chicken & Shitake Sticky Buns

    Dough-Chinese Steamed Buns Ingredients 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1 teaspoon white sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup warm water 11/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Directions 1. Mix together yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/4 cup flour, and […]

  • Ginger Pumpkin Pancakes, Nutmeg Star Anise Butter & Ginger Maple Syrup

    Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 2 teaspoons freshly grated fresh ginger 1 large egg 3/4 cup milk 3/4 cup canned or fresh pumpkin 1/4 cup yogurt 2 tablespoons butter, […]

  • Ginger Apple Cinnamon Bins with Nutmeg Plum Glaze

    Makes 2 dozen rolls Ingredients For the dough: 5 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 2 packages active dry yeast 1/2 cup water, hot 1/2 cup milk 3 eggs, beaten Butter Ginger-Apple Filling (recipe follows) Nutmeg Plum Icing (recipe follows) Directions In […]

  • Ginger-Chicken Foil Packs with Baby Bok Choy

    Serves 6 Ingredients 2 chicken breasts cut into thin strips Salt & Pepper 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup tamari 3-4 baby bok choy heads, leaves 4 shitake mushrooms, chopped 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped fine 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh Thai basil leaves, chopped Direction Pre-heat oven to 350°F degrees. In […]

  • Garlicky Herbed Mashed Potatoes

    Serves 6 Ingredients 4 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed, peeled and chopped medium Salt 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon  nutritional yeast (optional) 1 cup almond or soy milk Freshly cracked black pepper Directions Bring a large pot of salted water with the […]

  • Ginger Lime Shrimp Satay with Chili Honey Sauce

    Serves 6 Ingredients 1½ pounds medium to large sized shrimp Wooden skewers presoaked 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 3 cloves of garlic, grated 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped fine Zest of 1 lime Juice of 3 limes 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon spicy sambal Chili Honey Sauce (recipe follows) Directions Mix the ginger, garlic, lime […]

  • Ginger-Lime Basil Coolers

    Makes One Pitcher Ingredients 2 chunks of fresh ginger the size of a small sized hand each 2 cups fresh basil leaves 1 cup sugar 3-4 lime juiced 2 liters seltzer water 2 cups water Directions Wash and scrub ginger well, remove skin by scraping ginger with a spoon, not worrying too much about getting […]

  • Ginger Lemon Meringue Tarts

    Ingredients 4 egg yolks (reseve whites for meringue) 1⁄3 cup cornstarch 1½ cups water 11⁄3 cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons butter ½ cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 1 box gingersnap cookies (2 cups) 2 tablespoons butter, melted 4 egg whites Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons sugar Directions Pre-heat oven […]

  • Ginger Pear Asian Martini Cocktail (The Gingy)

    Makes 1 cocktail Using a sweeter fuller bodied gin similar to the Old Tom style is perfect for this cocktail highlighting spicy, black pepper and vanilla note. This cocktail is delicate and complex at the same time, like a true Gingy is. Ingredients 2 ounces pear infused old tom gin 1 ounce Canton ginger liquor […]

  • Garden Tomato Clam Fritters with Lemon Aioli

    Makes about 30 fritters Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 cups clams, chopped (canned) 1 egg ¼ cup milk ½ cup tomatoes, chopped fine 2 tablespoons tomato puree ¼ cup red onion, chopped fine Oil for […]

  • Ginger Honey Glaze

    Makes ½ cup Ingredients ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped fine Directions Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a low simmer for about 5 minutes or until mixture is loose and mixed and ginger is infused.

  • Garden Coleslaw

    Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1 cup mayonnaise ½ cup plain yogurt ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 3 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons celery seeds 2 teaspoons dill weed 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 teaspoon salt 1 cup green cabbage, shredded 1 cup nappa cabbage, shredded 2 cups red cabbage, shredded 2 medium carrots, shredded 1 medium […]

  • Garden Tomato Clam Fritters with Lemon Aioli

    Makes about 30 fritters Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 cups clams, chopped (canned) 1 egg ¼ cup milk ½ cup tomatoes, chopped fine 2 tablespoons tomato puree ¼ cup red onion, chopped fine Oil for […]

  • Ger-Nis Sriracha

    Makes 1 cup Ingredients 4-5 red chilies, seeds intact and chopped 3 thai green chilies, seeds intact and chopped 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 teaspoons tamari 1⁄3 cup rice vinegar, yuzu-flavored preferred ¼ cup water (more as needed) 1 tablespoon salt 2 teaspoons lime zest Juice of ½ […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ginger & Fresh Plum Sake Truffles with Black Sesame Seeds

    Makes about 30 truffles Ingredients ½ cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 tablespoon brown sugar ¼ cup fresh plums, chopped 2 tablespoons sake 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped Black sesame seeds for dusting Directions In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the heavy cream, vanilla, ginger, brown sugar and fresh plums […]

  • Ginger Spice Butter

    Makes ½ cup Ingredients ½ stick butter, softened 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg, grated 1 teaspoon fresh cinnamon, grated Directions In a small bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Spread on warm muffins.

  • Ginger Carrot Wholegrain Pancakes

    Makes 6-8 cakes Ingredients 1½ cups whole wheat flour 1½ cups 1% milk ½ cup wheat bran ½ cup carrot puree (cooked & blended carrots) ½ cup buckwheat flour 3 large eggs ¼ cup all purpose flour 2 tablespoons lowfat plain yogurt ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon grated ginger Directions In a large bowl, […]

  • Garden Flounder Ceviche

    Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds Flounder fillets, sliced in thin strips or cut into small cubes 1 medium zucchini, chopped super fine 1 medium carrot, chopped super fine ½ medium red onion, chopped fine 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 teaspoon red chili, chopped fine 1 small shallot, chopped fine 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon […]

  • Garden Baked Beans

    Garden Baked Beans

    Serves 12 Ingredients 2 pounds dry beans or 3 pounds fresh (cranberry, navy, yellow, eye, heirlooms in general are best) 2 sprigs fresh thyme Olive oil 3 cloves fresh garlic 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 red onion, chopped 1 green onion, chopped 2 teaspoons salt ½ cup molasses 1 cup dark amber beer ¼ […]

  • Ger-Nis Jerk Cole Slaw

    Ger-Nis Jerk Cole Slaw

    Serves 12 Ingredients For the dressing 1 clove garlic, chopped fine ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon habanero pepper, deseeded and chopped ½ teaspoon lime zest ½ teaspoon orange zest 1 pinch allspice, ground 1 pinch nutmeg, freshly grated 1 pinch cinnamon, freshly grated ½ teaspoon black pepper, ground 1 pinch salt […]

  • Ger-Nis Garden Potato Salad

    Ger-Nis Garden Potato Salad

    Serves 12 Ingredients 6 cups cooked potatoes, cubed (all colors blue, red, and white) 2 cups radishes, chopped 2 cups celery, chopped 1 cup red onions, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup orange bell pepper, chopped 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped 1 cup fresh dill, chopped 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 cup […]

  • Classic Guacamole

    Serves 2-3 people Ingredients 2 tablespoons white onions, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh Serrano chili, minced ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ cup chopped cilantro, divided 1 large avocado A squeeze of lime Directions Mash the onion, chili, salt, and half the cilantro to a paste consistency. Score the flesh of the avocado halves in a […]

  • Grilled Corn with Stick Roasted Jalapeno Butter

    Soak corn with the husks on in water for at least 5 hours.  We kept ours in a bucket in the river.  Place on a grill of hot coals and cook turning a few times for about 10 minutes.  Husks will char.  In the mean time stick a jalapeno on a stick or a skewer […]

  • Grilled Summer Vegetables with Wood Sorrel Butter

    Serves 4 A colorful combination of summer’s wild and cultivated ingredients, this recipe combines the smokiness of grilled vegetables with the lemony tang of wood sorrel (Oxalis). I use a stovetop cast iron grill for these veggies, but if you’ve already got the outdoor grill fired up by all means use it. For outdoor grilling, […]

  • Goat Cheese Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

    Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 small shallot, chopped fine 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar 1 pinch chili flakes ½-1 cup goat cheese 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 jar piquillo peppers Olive oil & garlic Sherry vinegar garnish Salt Directions In a medium bowl, […]

  • Fresh Ginger Whole-Wheat Nutmeg Butter Cookies

    Makes 6-9 cookies Ingredients ¼ cup butter, soft ¼ cup turbinado sugar or raw unprocessed sugar 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg yolk ¾ cup whole-wheat flour Pinch of salt Directions Pre-heat oven to 375°F. In a small mixing bowl […]

  • Guava Jam

    Ingredients 2 cups guavas, chopped fine (skins, seeds and all) (about 10 guavas) 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 pinch of salt Directions Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan on low heat and cook for about 10 minutes or until all ingredients are cooked down. Turn up heat […]

  • Empanadas de Guayaba (Guava Pie Pockets)

    Makes 15-20 empanadas Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 3 tablespoons sugar 12 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into pieces 2 egg yolks ¾ cup water (ice cold) Guava Jam (recipe follows) Powdered sugar (optional) Directions In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and sugar. Cut in the butter using a pastry […]

  • Ger-Nis Mild Curry Seasoning

    Makes 1 cup A delicious yet mild curry seasoning that can be made and stored for up to six months in a glass jar for future use! Ingredients 4 tablespoons ground cumin 4 tablespoons ground coriander 5 tablespoons ground turmeric 2 teaspoons ground mild mustard powder 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground mace 1 […]

  • Garden Tomato, Bacon and Basil Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Makes 6 sandwiches Ingredients 2 tomatoes on the vine, sliced about ¼ inch thick Basil ice cream (recipe follows) 6 bacon slices, cooked Directions On a baking sheet lines with parchment paper, freeze the tomato slices. Place a spoonful or two of the basil ice cream on top of a tomato slice and smash down […]

  • Ginger Cream Cheese Ice Cream

    Makes 4 cups Ingredients 1 cup cream cheese 1½ cup whole milk ¾ cup sugar 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoons orange zest 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Pinch of salt ½ cup heavy cream Directions In a blender, blend cream cheese, whole milk, sugar, orange juice and zest, nutmeg […]

  • Spring Garlic Bread Sticks

    Makes 24 bread sticks Ingredients Basic Pizza Dough (Ger-Nis) 1 cup spring garlic, chopped 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped fine ¼ cup parmesan, grated 1 tablespoon red chili flakes Maldon salt (flake sea salt) Directions Pre-heat oven […]

  • Spring Gratin of White Asparagus

    Serves 8 Adapted from Skye Gyngel Ingredients ¼ cup butter Salt 12-14 white asparagus spears, trimmed 2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, plus 1 tablespoon reserved 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ½ cup créme fraiche ¾ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs ½ cup pecorino cheese Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. […]

  • Gallo Pintos

    Serves 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons lard or canola oil 1 medium white onion, chopped fine 2 cups cooked black beans, drained but cooking liquid reserved 2 cups long grain rice, cooked Salt ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine (optional) Directions In a large skillet, heat oil to medium, add onions and sauté until edges start […]

  • Ger-Nis’ Herbal Mint Julep

    Makes 1 drink Ingredients Lemon mint brown sugar (recipe follows) 4-5 fresh mint leaves Crushed or shaved ice ½ ounce lemon mint herbal syrup (recipe follows) 2 ½ ounces bourbon (Makers Mark is our preferred choice) Crushed or shaved ice Directions Wet the rim of a old fashioned or low wide mouth glass with a […]

  • Goat Cheese, Watercress and Mixed Spring Pea Risotto with Pea Shoots

    Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 5 cups vegetable broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup watercress, chopped ¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled Salt Freshly ground pepper Pea shoots, for garnish DIRECTIONS In a medium sized saucepot heat chicken broth […]

  • Grapefruit Parsley & Lemon Thyme

    INGREDIENTS ½ cup fresh parsley leaves ½ cup fresh lemon-thyme leaves ¼ cup grapefruit juice DIRECTIONS Press the parsley and lemon-thyme through a juicer. Mix herb juice and grapefruit juice in a small glass.

  • Ger-Nis Tabasco

    Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, deseeded and chopped 3 jalapeño peppers, roasted, peeled and chopped 1 can chipotle chilies in adobo, chopped 3 cloves garlic, roasted 1 tablespoon salt 1 cup citrus champagne vinegar ½ cup water Zest of 2 limes Juice of 3 limes 1 teaspoon smoked salt Directions In a medium sauce pan, […]

  • Grapefruit & Thyme Winter Rev Up

    Ingredients ½ cup fresh thyme leaves ¼ cup fresh mint leaves ¼ cup grapefruit zest 1 cup Epsom salts Directions Prepare a piece of cheesecloth by cutting it into a 12 X 12 inch square and set aside. Crumble up all herbs, releasing all the oils. Lay the cheese cloth out flat, and pile the […]

  • Garlic Herb Bread (kid friendly)

    Makes one baguette Ingredients ¼ cup basil ¼ cup fresh parsley 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons melted butter ¼ cup olive oil Salt Baguette, sliced Parmesan cheese Directions Pre-heat oven to 350° F. In a blender combine the basil, parsley, garlic and chop. Add the melted butter oil and salt and blend until smooth. With […]

  • Ginger-Beet Lemonade

    Makes one Pitcher Ingredients 2 cups ginger-beet syrup (ginger, beets, sugar) 2 cups fresh lemon juice water Directions To make the ginger beet syrup place ½ cup freshly grated beets, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger in medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for […]

  • Ginger Blackberry Buttermilk Scones

    Makes 6 scones Ingredients 2 â…“ cups all purpose flour â…“ teaspoon baking soda ½ tablespoon baking powder ¾ teaspoon salt ¼ cup sugar ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1-inch cubes ¾ cups buttermilk 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger ¾ cups dried ginger blackberries, chopped 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, […]

  • Ger-Nis Muesli with Honey, Banana Chips, Pepitas & Coconut

    Makes approximately 4 cups Ingredients 2 cups old fashioned oats ½ cup bran flakes ½ cup corn flakes ½ cup flax seeds 1 cup pepitas ½ cup unsweetened coconut ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup honey 1 cup honey banana chips Directions Preheat oven to 275°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, bran and corn […]

  • Green Garlic Pesto

    Makes approximately 1 cup Ingredients ¼ pound of fresh green garlic, dark tips trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, stems removed 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ cup toasted pine nuts ¼ cup pecorino romano cheese, finely grated ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Directions In a […]

  • Gazpacho Spaniard with Lemon Cucumber Garnish

    Makes one cocktail Ingredients For the cucumber-tomato infused vodka 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced 1 tomato cut in half 1 quart vodka For the lemon cucumbers 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ cup vodka ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon sugar 1 cucumber, sliced (skin on) For the cocktail Ice 2 ounces cucumber-tomato […]

  • Grand Marnier Soufflé

    Serves 8 Ingredients â…“ cup orange jam or marmalade 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier 1 cup egg whites Crème Anglaise, to serve (recipe follows) Directions Preheat oven to 350ËšF. Prepare 6 ounce ramekins by buttering and sugaring the inside. Tap out excess sugar. In a small bowl, whisk orange jam or marmalade and Grand Marnier together. […]

  • Guatemalan Chirmol

    Makes approximately 1 ½ cups Ingredients 2 green onions 3 small vine ripened tomatoes 1 cup fresh corn 1 clove garlic 1 jalapeno pepper ¼ cup canola oil Juice of 1 lime ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon salt Directions Heat the oven to broil and on a baking sheet place green onions, tomatoes, […]

  • Ginger Carrot Muffins with Ginger-Spice Butter

    Makes 12 muffins Ingredients For the ginger carrot muffins 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons fresh nutmeg, grated 2 teaspoons fresh cinnamon, grated ½ teaspoon (a pinch) ground cloves ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup light brown sugar â…“ cup honey […]

  • Gold Beet Goat Cheese Ravioli or Tortellini with Spring Herb Broth

    Serves 6 Ingredients For the ravioli & tortellini 1 cup gold beets, steamed until soft and mashed 1 tablespoon orange zest 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped fine […]

  • Ger-Nis Fresh Pasta Dough

    Makes approximately 1 pound of pasta Ingredients 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 flour, eggs, and salt in a food processor until mixture just begins to form a ball (dough should be firm, but not sticky). Process […]

  • Gambas al Ajillo

    Serves 10 Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 chili peppers, dried Pinch of cayenne or red pepper 20 pieces of medium-size shrimp, peeled and cleaned Bread, for serving Directions In a small sauté pan, over medium heat add olive oil. Cook garlic cloves, chili peppers, and cayenne pepper. Add shrimp and […]

  • Grilled Fresh Mozzarella Cheese with Basil Pesto

    Serves 4 Ingredients 8 slices of country white bread Basil pesto, recipe follows 8 slices of homemade mozzarella, sliced in 3” rounds 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions To assemble sandwich, smear insides of bread slices with pesto. Arrange a layer of mozzarella slices over the top and then place another piece of bread on top […]

  • Green Chili Chicken Tamales with Cilantro Sauce

    Makes 20 tamales Ingredients For the green chili chicken 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 fresh bay leaf 2 cups water 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lime zest ½ pound (2-3) chicken thighs, boneless and skinless 2 poblano chilies, roasted, peeled, deseeded and chopped 1-2 jalapenos, […]

  • German Currywurst

    German Fast Food with a healthy twist Serves 4 Ingredients Olive oil 1 clove garlic, chopped fine 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine ¼ cup yellow onion, chopped fine 1 tablespoon cumin powder 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, ground 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds, ground 1 teaspoon fennel […]

  • Ginger Whipped Cream

    Makes approximately 1 cup INGREDIENTS 1½ cups heavy cream, chilled A ½” piece of ginger, peeled and grated 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, add cream, and whip until soft peaks form. Add ginger, sugar, and vanilla, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Serve with lime pie.

  • Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

    Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 4 cup mixed greens 2 Ruby red grapefruits 2 avocados, chopped 2 tablespoons avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil Maldon salt Freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS On a large platter, arrange mixed greens. To prepare the grapefruit segments, use a serrated knife to slice off both ends of each orange, and then […]

  • Persian Lime-Ginger Soda

    Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 cups lime juice, freshly squeezed 1½ cups sugar 1 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced Ice Soda water DIRECTIONS In a small saucepan over medium heat, add lime juice, sugar, and ginger, and warm until sugar is dissolved and syrup is infused with ginger. Strain, and cool. To serve, fill […]

  • Grapefruit Tarragon Soda

    Serves 8 INGREDIENTS ½ cup water 1 cup sugar 2 fresh tarragon sprigs 2 cups fresh grapefruit juice Ice Soda water DIRECTIONS In a small saucepan over medium heat, add water, sugar, and tarragon, and warm until sugar is dissolved and syrup is infused with tarragon. Strain syrup and cool. Once chilled, add tarragon syrup […]

  • Fresh Guacamole

    Makes approximately 1½ cups INGREDIENTS 4 avocados, ripe and soft, but not mushy ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped fine ¼ cup white onions, chopped fine 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon cumin powder Salt Juice of 3 limes DIRECTIONS In a large mixing bowl mash avocados one […]

  • Gingito (Dominican Republic)

    Another sweet and peppery addition to the mix. Ginger and basil combine well in this deep dark powerful vixen of a drink!

  • Ginger Blackberry Sparkling Wine (Argentina)

    Our beautiful blackberries are paired with ginger in this sweet & spicy sparkling wine, it’s both exotic and colorful and the spiciness of the ginger balances nicely with the sweetness of the berries. In Argentina, berries and sparkling wine go hand in hand!

  • Grape Raita

    Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 3 cups plain yogurt 1½ cups seedless grapes, halved 2 teaspoons ground toasted cumin 2 teaspoons sugar ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika Salt For the tempering oil: 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons cumin or black mustard seeds 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 6 fresh or 10 frozen curry leaves, […]

  • Garam Masala

    Makes about ¾ cup INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon dried miniature rosebuds (optional) A 1-inch piece cinnamon stick, broken into pieces 2 bay leaves ¼ cup cumin seeds 1⁄3 cup coriander seeds 1 tablespoon green cardamom pods 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns 2 tablespoon whole cloves 1 dried red chile ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1⁄8 teaspoon […]

  • Ginger Cardamom Pear Jam

    INGREDIENTS 1 pound pears, semi ripe, peeled, cored and chopped and put in lemon water (to keep from browning) 2 cups sugar in the raw 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 cardamom pod, split and seeds removed 1 egg white, for brushing tops of pop tarts […]

  • Ginger Sage Maple Glazed Ham

    Wine Pairing: Domaine de la Chevalerie, Bourgueill “Cuvee Chavalerie” – Organic 2001, France. This is an old Cab Franc Producer that has been producing traditional Cab Francs for generations. This wine is super robust, extremely herbaceous, and quite elegant. It is extremely compatible with the potent sage and ginger and excellent with the saltiness of […]

  • Grilled Herbal Pomegranate Lamb Sausage with Figs and Green Salad

    Serves 6-9 (makes 6-9 sausages) INGREDIENTS For the Sausage 2 pounds lamb, cubed into ½-inch cubes ½ pound pork fat or lamb fat 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup red wine 1⁄3 cup fresh mint leaves 1⁄3 cup feta cheese, crumbled and par frozen 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon salt 1 […]

  • Ginger Infused Mulled Wine

    Makes 1½ liters of mulled wine INGREDIENTS 2 bottles dark red wine (Syrah, Zinfandel or Cabernet Franc) 1 cup pear brandy 1 medium Valencia orange, sliced 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced thin 2 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick ¼ cup brown sugar PREPARATION Place all ingredients in a large pot and simmer […]

  • Green Chili Gravy

    Makes 2 cups of gravy INGREDIENTS 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed, cut into quarters 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chicken broth 3 poblano chili peppers, roasted, seeded and chopped 1 jalapeño pepper, roasted, seeded and chopped 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves ½ cup heavy whipping cream Juice and zest of 1 lime […]

  • Ginger Brown Rice Coconut Milk Mango Risotto

    Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup fresh mango, peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 cup short-grain brown rice, rinsed 1 cup coconut milk 2 cups milk, warmed 1 vanilla bean, split ¼ cup shredded coconut PREPARATION In a medium-size saucepot over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and […]

  • Ginger Squash Cake

    Ginger Squash Cake

    Recipe adapted from Susan G. Purdy Makes 1 Bundt Cake INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 31⁄3 cups flour 1½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoons ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground allspice 1½ cups sugar 1¼ cups dark brown sugar, packed 1 cup canola oil […]

  • Ginger and Apple Crusted Pork Tenderloin

    Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 (2 pound) pork tenderloin Salt ¼ cup honey 3 tablespoons apple cider 2 tablespoons Dijon 2 to 3 apples, chopped superfine 2 (3-inch) pieces ginger, peeled and chopped superfine 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 3 tablespoons canola oil PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400°F. Season porl tenderloin generously with salt. In a […]

  • Grilled Lamb Chops with Orange Mint Pomegranate Salsa

    Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 8 small lamb chops Salt/pepper ¼ cup orange juice ¼ cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon honey 1 tiny pinch of red chili flakes 2 medium oranges, segmented and chopped coarsely ½ cup pomegranate seeds ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped fine […]

  • Grilled Flat Bread

    Grilled Flat Bread

    Makes 6 hand sized breads. INGREDIENTS 1½ cups warm water 1 teaspoon active dry yeast 3½ cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons sea salt Olive oil Coarse salt ¼ cup za’ater PREPARATION In a small bowl combine warm water and yeast, whisk a bit to mix and let stand for about 10 minutes or until […]

  • Ginger Ale

    Ginger Ale

    Sometimes inspiration is sought, and sometimes inspiration appears before you and you must figure out what to do with it. I like both avenues in which it is delivered. Often the later is challenging, but and can also give witness to some of the best creativity one has to offer. We have recently begun to import Organic Ginger form Peru. We are proud to support local indigenous growers in and around the Amazon while they sustainably raise and farm ginger organically for export. Thus ginger has suddenly appeared in my life in large quantities than ever before. Suddenly I use ginger often in my life; I cook with it, bake with it, use it in drinks and even make some bath and beauty recipes with it. That being said I had never worked with it on a grand scale. I recently brought to the culinary center a pretty substantial amount of ginger. The ginger is so fresh it drips when you cut it open, it is the yellow variety (there is also a white variety of ginger) and the skin is super soft as it is so fresh. As we are generally against wasting, we can sometimes be found sitting around wondering what to do with all kinds of things and we found ourselves with ginger on the brain. It wasn’t a far stretch to come up with cool refreshing drinks, as its been hot out and we are all pretty thirty around here, and were looking for things that are truly thirst quenching as opposed to just wet. We were tired of lemonade and regular old iced tea. So I remembered the ginger lemon iced tea that I had when I was on the Island of Mauritius and that is where the inspiration began. We decided we would experiment with ginger drinks; spicy & cooling and ultimately refreshing. The end result our Recipe(s) of the month!

  • FRESH GINGER LEMON ICED TEA

    FRESH GINGER LEMON ICED TEA

    Sometimes inspiration is sought, and sometimes inspiration appears before you and you must figure out what to do with it. I like both avenues in which it is delivered. Often the later is challenging, but and can also give witness to some of the best creativity one has to offer. We have recently begun to import Organic Ginger form Peru. We are proud to support local indigenous growers in and around the Amazon while they sustainably raise and farm ginger organically for export. Thus ginger has suddenly appeared in my life in large quantities than ever before. Suddenly I use ginger often in my life; I cook with it, bake with it, use it in drinks and even make some bath and beauty recipes with it. That being said I had never worked with it on a grand scale. I recently brought to the culinary center a pretty substantial amount of ginger. The ginger is so fresh it drips when you cut it open, it is the yellow variety (there is also a white variety of ginger) and the skin is super soft as it is so fresh. As we are generally against wasting, we can sometimes be found sitting around wondering what to do with all kinds of things and we found ourselves with ginger on the brain. It wasn’t a far stretch to come up with cool refreshing drinks, as its been hot out and we are all pretty thirty around here, and were looking for things that are truly thirst quenching as opposed to just wet. We were tired of lemonade and regular old iced tea. So I remembered the ginger lemon iced tea that I had when I was on the Island of Mauritius and that is where the inspiration began. We decided we would experiment with ginger drinks; spicy & cooling and ultimately refreshing. The end result our Recipe(s) of the month!

  • Ginger Beet Prosecco

    Sweet earthy and spicy this recipe is sure to bring decadence back into your summer dinner parties with its exotic flavor and deep fusica color!

  • Grilled Chicken with Lemon Thyme Asiago Pesto

    Grilled Chicken with Lemon Thyme Asiago Pesto

    Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 6 each chicken breasts, pounded flat Zest and juice of 2 lemons Salt and pepper Lemon thyme Asiago pesto, recipe below PREPARATION Marinate chicken breasts in lemon juice, zest, salt and pepper for approximately 30 minutes. Grill and drizzle with lemon thyme Asiago pesto. Serve immediately. Lemon Thyme Asiago Pesto Makes 1 […]

  • Grape Leaves

    Grape Leaves

    Makes 24 INGREDIENTS 2 (1 lb) jars grape leaves or pack of 12 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2 cups cooked basmati rice ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled sautéed with onions and garlic cooled Salt and pepper, to taste 5 scallions, roughly chopped Yogurt Sauce, recipe below PREPARATION Preheat oven to 450ËšF. In a large […]

  • Ginger Carrot Wholegrain Pancakes with Ginger Maple Syrup

    Makes 6-8 cakes INGREDIENTS 1½ cups whole wheat flour 1½ cups 1% milk ½ cup wheat bran ½ cup carrot puree (cooked & blended carrots) ½ cup buckwheat flour 3 large eggs ¼ cup all purpose flour 2 tablespoons lowfat plain yogurt ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon grated ginger PREPARATION In a large bowl, […]

  • Herbed Goat Cheese

    Herbed Goat Cheese

    Serves 10 INGREDIENTS ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 teaspoon salt Black pepper 2 tablespoons of each of the following fresh herbs: parsley, chives, dill, mint, tarragon, thyme, chopped fine 1 long goat cheese log, chilled PREPARATION In a small bowl, mix all ingredients except goat cheese. Place chilled […]

  • Grapefruit Ginger Spritzer with Red Basil

    Start off the afternoon or evening by greeting your hard-working guests with a fresh and fruity spritzer, setting the tone for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation.  The goal is to provide an oasis within your home, be it a small apartment or a home in the country, the atmosphere should feel tranquil and peaceful.  As the day progresses, food will nourish the soul, so keep it light to keep your quests floating and feeling great all day long.  Get inspired by your mood to create a menu that includes a sweet & savory salad, flaky white fish and a creamy yogurt inspired dessert all peppered with fresh herbs for a green, earthy flavor.

  • Green Herb Gazpacho

    There is no food more reminiscent of summer, more cooling in the scorching heat, than gazpacho.  In the late summer, when local tomatoes are tasty and plentiful, it’s one of the easiest, most impressive and refreshing light meals.