Category: o

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Orange Halva Ice Cream with Ros Al Hanout Brown Sugar Sauce

    Makes 4 cups Ingredients 2 cups whole milk Zest of 2 oranges ¼ cup fresh orange juice ½ cup sugar 4 egg yolks 1½ cup tahini Cup heavy cream Salt Directions In a medium sauce pan combine milk, orange zest, orange juice and sugar and bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for […]

  • Orange Cinnamon Fennel Soda

    In a glass filled with ice mix 1 ounce of fennel seed syrup with 2 ounces fresh orange juice and fill with seltzer and stir! Fennel Seed Syrup Makes 2 cups of syrup Ingredients ¾ cup sugar 1½ cups water ¼ cup orange juice 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 tablespoon fennel seed, crushed Directions Place […]

  • Orange Cinnamon Fennel Cava

    Ingredients 1 ounce orange juice 1 ounce fennel seed syrup (recipe follows) Cava Cinnamon dusting Directions Place one ounce of the orange juice and one ounce of the fennel seed syrup in a champagne glass and fill with cava. Garnish with a dusting of freshly grated cinnamon. Fennel Seed Syrup Makes 2 cups of syrup […]

  • Orange Date Chmpagne Cocktail

    Don’t worry I would never leave you without options for drinking your dates! This one is not the prettiest drink but is quite deliciously sweet and special! First make some date & honey puree, chopped dates boiled with some honey and pureed into a puree. Place about 1 ounce of date puree in a high […]

  • Caramelized Onions & Date Flat Bread Pizza

    Take some premade flat bread and brush it with olive oil. Place a bunch of caramelized red onions on top and Medjool dates (chopped fine). Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese and a little fresh rosemary and salt and bake until golden brown and crispy!

  • Orange, Cranberry & Pecan Muffins

    Ingredients 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup sour cream 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries 1/2 cup chopped pecans  (optional) 1 tablespoon […]

  • Orange Thyme Cranberry Sauce

    Makes 3 cups Ingredients 2 cups fresh cranberries 1 cup light brown sugar or turbinado sugar Zest of 1 orange Juice of one orange ½ cup fresh thyme leaves 1 cinnamon stick ½ cup water Directions Place all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat and cook until cranberries begin to burst. Reduce heat […]

  • Orange Sherbet

    Orange Sherbet

    Makes 4 cups Ingredients 1 cup fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons orange zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 ½ cups whole milk Directions In a blender blend up all ingredients until smooth. Process in an ice cream maker using the manufacturer’s directions.

  • Spring Herbal Osso Bucco & Herbed Gremolata

    Serves 4-6 This lovely & lively dish is perfect for a chilly spring day, perfectly fresh yet warming with loads of fresh herbs and spring vegetables. Ingredients 4-6 cross-cut veal shanks (osso bucco tied with kitchen string) ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine ¼ cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped […]

  • Orange Zest-Ginger Butter

    Makes ½ cup butter Ingredients 1⁄3 cup butter, softened 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon orange zest 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 1 tablespoon light brown sugar Directions In a small mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix well until a smooth butter paste is formed, making sure all the ingredients are well […]

  • Orange, Ginger, Mint Honey Tea

    Makes 1 French press (about 6 cups) Ingredients ¼ cup fresh mint leaves 1 tablespoon dried orange peel (optional) 2 slices fresh orange slices 1 slice fresh or dried ginger 3 tablespoons honey Hot, just boiling water Directions In the French press or another tea pot, place fresh mint leaves, ginger and orange peel and […]

  • Caramelized Onion Tart Bites

    Makes 24 small tarts INGREDIENTS 1 savory pie dough recipe 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups red onion, sliced ½ cup goat cheese 1 tablespoon chives 1 tablespoon parsley Salt/pepper DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out pie to 1⁄8” thickness and with a four-inch (diameter) cup, glass, or cookie cutter, cut out 9 circles per […]

  • Orange Ginger Chocolate Truffles

    Makes about 30 truffles INGREDIENTS ½ cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons orange zest 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped Cocoa powder, for dusting DIRECTIONS In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat the cream, vanilla, orange zest, and ginger to a simmer, take about 3 minutes, […]

  • Crispy Okra Salad (Kararee Bhindi)

    Serves 4 INGREDIENTS Canola oil 1-pound okra, stemmed and thinly sliced lengthwise ½ small red onion, thinly sliced 1 medium or 2 small tomatoes, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves Juice of ½ lemon 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1½ teaspoons chaat masala DIRECTIONS Heat 2 inches of oil in a […]

  • Oranges in Marsala Wine

    Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 cup fresh orange juice, from preparing oranges ½ cup Marsala wine 4 tablespoons sugar Zest from 1 orange 8 seedless oranges, sectioned DIRECTIONS Combine orange juice, Marsala, sugar, orange zest and in a saucepan and simmer 10 minutes over medium heat. Cool and combine with orange sections, chill until […]

  • Olive Oil Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary

    Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds carrots 2 medium turnips (about ½ pound) 2 medium parsnips (about ½ pound) 2 medium red onions (about ½ pound) 2½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or unsalted butter 1 teaspoon organic brown sugar ½ teaspoon sea salt 8 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar […]

  • Tarta de Naranja (Orange Tart)

    This sweet, simple tart highlights the region’s most prized fruit- oranges! Just a taste of these delicate tarts will make you feel like a Valencian!

  • Empanadas de Pulpo (Octopus Pie Pocket)

    In Spain, canned and jarred octopus is a luxury. To use it in empanadas is a delicious way to enjoy the delicacies of the Valencian waters, even from afar. Empanada dough is slightly sweet and thick in texture and does a brilliant job of absorbing the sauces form the inside without becoming soaked.

  • Orzo Marjoram Pasta Salad

    Orzo Marjoram Pasta Salad

    Makes 6 servings INGREDIENTS 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 2 cups cooked orzo pasta ½ cup chopped calamata olives ½ cup chopped green onions ½ cup chopped fresh marjoram 1 teaspoon lemon zest ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup olive oil Salt and pepper ½ cup crumbled feta cheese PREPARATION Mix together all ingredients except […]

  • Herbacious Olives

    Herbacious Olives

    Serves 10 INGREDIENTS ½ cup olive oil Zest and juice of 2 lemons ¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped ¼ cup fresh thyme, chopped ½ tablespoon mustard seeds ½ tablespoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 4 cups of mixed olives PREPARATION Place all ingredients, except olives, in small saucepan over medium-low heat, until warmed […]

  • Orange Citrus Basil Mousse

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  • Octopus and Potato Soup

    INGREDIENTS 2 to 3 pounds of octopus ½ cup of olive oil2 pounds of chopped waxy potatoes1 tablespoon of chopped garlic½ cup of fresh parsley leaves½ cup of white winesalt and pepper PREPARATION Cut two to three pounds of octopus into large pieces and cook for about an hour in a large skillet or Dutch […]

  • Orange Beet Salad with Orange Tarragon Crème Fraiche

    Oranges are the sweetest, most simple snack and yet the greatest secret weapon in the kitchen for both sweet and savory dishes.

  • Orange Fennel Rocolla Salad

    Makes 4 Servings

  • Orange Basil Beet Carpaccio

    Makes 4 servings.

  • Orzo Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

    Makes 6 servings

  • Oven Dried Tomatoes

    Makes 1-2 cups.