Tag: fruit

  • 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 […]

  • Fall Fruit Farro Tart

    Makes 1 tart, serves 6 to 8 people Ingredients 1 cup farro, cooked 2 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing pie dish 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped 4 medium plums, chopped 2 teaspoons cinnamon 3 cups ricotta cheese 2 eggs Pinch of salt Freshly grated nutmeg Plums & Rosemary for decorating the top Honey creme […]

  • Buckwheat Crepes with Greek Yogurt and Fresh Fruit

    Makes 8 crepes Buckwheat adds a delicious sour note to crepes and breads. As a crop, buckwheat gives a boost to the environment because it suppresses weed growth and provides nectar for honeybees. It requires little to no chemical fertilization and actually adds nutrients to the depleted soil on which it’s grown. I like to […]

  • Apricot Baklava

    Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup walnuts, chopped fine 1 cup apricots, chopped fine ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoon freshly grated cinnamon ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 cups apricot syrup (recipe follows) 1 package whole-wheat Phyllo pastry (white can be substituted) 1 stick butter, unsalted and melted Directions Pre-heat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, mix […]

  • 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 […]

  • Stone Fruit Herbal Sodas

    Makes 1 soda Ingredients Ice 2 ounces herbal stone fruit syrup of choice Soda water Stone fruit garnish of choice Directions Pour two ounces of the stone fruit herbal syrup on a large glass filled with ice. Fill with soda water and stir. Add more syrup for added sweetness, stir and garnish with a piece […]

  • Summer Fruit Salad with Ginger-Mint Honey Dressing

    Makes approx ¾ cup Ingredients ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon grated ginger Juice and zest of 1 lime 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine Fresh seasonal summer fruit: melons, peaches, plums, wedge and chopped Directions In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients together until blended well. Place the fruit in a large bowl […]

  • Spicy Summer Fruit Muffins

    Makes 12 muffins Ingredients 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 1 cup soy yogurt ¼ […]

  • Creamy Lime-Sickle Trifle

    Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 pint 0% Greek Yogurt 4 key limes zest 1 teaspoon agave nectar 1 vanilla bean pod ½ cup flaked almonds, toasted 1 tablespoon golden flax seeds, ground ½ cup of your favorite seasonal fruit (cherries, berries or mango work great) ¼ cup dried coconut ½ cup of granola 10 ginger […]

  • Red Basil White Stone Fruit Sangria

    Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1 cup red basil peach syrup (recipe follows) 2 bottles white wine, sauvignon blanc or chenin blanc or white table wine 1 cup Cointreau 1 peach, sliced 1 apricot, sliced 1 plum, sliced 1 nectarine, sliced ¼ cup raspberries 2 cups soda water Directions Combine the red basil peach syrup, wine, and […]

  • Strawberry Creamsicles

    Strawberry Creamsicles

    Makes 6-9 popsicles Ingredients 1 pint fresh strawberries, stems removed and chopped 1⁄3 cup honey 1⁄3 cup water 4 egg yolks 1 cup cream 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon orange zest 1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions In a medium sauce pan place the strawberries, honey and water and bring to […]

  • Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Cookies (allergen dog treats)

    Makes 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat flour 2⁄3 cup wheat germ 2 tablespoons flax seeds 1 medium banana, mashed ½ cup fresh blueberries, mashed 1 cup milk, skim (almond milk can be substituted) 3 tablespoons honey 1 cup rolled oats Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, […]

  • Fresh Fruit with Coconut & Herbal Honey

    Serves 2 INGREDIENTS ½ cup fresh strawberries, sliced ½ cup fresh blackberries 1 red grapefruit, pitted and segmented 1 orange, pitted and segmented ½ cup toasted coconut, shavings Herbal infused honey (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS Place all the fruit in a mixing bowl, and gently toss together with coconut shavings. Place in two serving bowls. Drizzle […]

  • Persimmons with Brown Sugar and Butter Cream

    Serves 1-2 INGREDIENTS 1-2 fuyu persimmons, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 2 tablespoons raw sugar 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons half and half DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F. Place all ingredients in the center of a large heavy duty piece of […]

  • Indian Fruit Punch

    Makes about 2½ quarts INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh raspberry juice 2 cups fresh strawberry juice 2 cups fresh mango juice 2 cups fresh banana-mango or other banana fruit juice 1 cup fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons grenadine syrup 1 cup heavy cream DIRECTIONS Combine all of the ingredients in a large plastic pitcher with a […]

  • Roasted Pears with Sweet Maple Cream

    Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 ripe pears, cut in half lengthwise, seeded 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ½ cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons brown sugar ¼ cup fresh thyme sprigs Salt For yogurt cream: 1 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, 2% Salt PREPARATION […]

  • Pick Your Own Fruit Crisp

    Pick Your Own Fruit Crisp

    INGREDIENTS Crumble topping 1 stick butter, cut in small pieces 1 cup whole-wheat flour 3 teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup brown sugar chopped nuts/seeds, optional ½ tsp vanilla extract PREPARATION Preheat at 375ËšF. Combine all ingredients for topping. Sprinkle fruit with sugar and place in ramekin, top with crumble. […]

  • Roasted Stone Fruit with Herbed Meringue

    Roasted Stone Fruit with Herbed Meringue

    Makes 6 servings INGREDIENTS 6 each apricots, plums, and peaches, cut in half 2 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt Herbed meringue, recipe below Demerara sugar (optional) PREPARATION Preheat oven to 425Ëš. Toss stone fruit with sugar and salt, and roast for 5 minutes. Reduce oven to 200Ëš. Once oven temperature has reduced, spoon rosemary meringue […]

  • Polenta Cake with Summer Stone Fruit

    Polenta Cake with Summer Stone Fruit

    INGREDIENTS 1½ cup (6 ounces) all purpose flour ¼ cup yellow cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 6 tablespoons butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ cup buttermilk PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350ËšF. Combine dry ingredients. Cream butter, […]

  • Pink Grapefruit Champagne Ice

    Makes approx. 4 cups

  • Spicy Avocado Dressing

    Makes approx. 1 cup

    Serve on a chicken Caesar with red peppers , serve over fajitas or over fish tacos!

  • Vanilla Ice Cream with Caramelized Pears and Hazelnuts

    Serves 4

    Serve pear mixture warm over a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.

  • Mango BBQ Sauce

    Makes approx. 3 cups

    Use for BBQ ribs, hamburgers, pulled pork, or steaks!

  • Grilled Pineapple Red Pepper Salsa

    Makes approx. 3 cups

    Serve with steak, pork, chicken or rice!

  • Cilantro Lime Curried Yogurt Chicken

    Serves 4

    Can be eaten as a dish as is or with pita or nan bread. Also can be served over rice or grains.