Tag: herb

  • Spring Herbal Pavlova Cups with Rhubarb Rosemary Granita and Beet Lavender Flower Syrup

    Spring Herbal Pavlova Cups with Rhubarb Rosemary Granita and Beet Lavender Flower Syrup

    Serves 6-8 Ingredients For pavlovas 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon fresh sage leaves 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers 3 egg whites 3 tablespoons cold water 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar For granita 2 cups water 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped 1 teaspoon […]

  • Radishes, Chervil Butter and Herbal Citrus Salts

    Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 stick butter (12 tablespoons) softened ½ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoon fresh chervil leaves, chopped fine 16-20 French breakfast radishes, washed and trimmed Citrus Salt (recipe follows) Directions Combine the butter, salt and chervil in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate to harden. Just prior to serving take the butter out and […]

  • Chive Blossom Croutons

    Makes 2 cups of croutons Ingredients 2 cups cubed white bread (1½ inch cubes) 3 tablespoons melted butter 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons chive blossom flowers 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and […]

  • Asparagus & Mint Pesto

    Makes approximately 2½ cups Ingredients 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed (½ inch off only) and chopped ½ cup fresh mint leaves, stems removed and chopped 2 teaspoons lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ cup raw almonds ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1½ teaspoons salt Directions Place all ingredients, except the oil, in food […]

  • Russian Rhubard Grass

    ©Nissa Pierson, Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, Gowanus Brooklyn Ingredients 1 bunch fresh mint 1 bunch fresh parsley 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 ounces gin (New York Distilling Company – Dorothy Parker) ½ ounce Gran Classico 1 ounce Rhubarb Pink Peppercorn Honey Nectar* ½ ounce lemon juice Lemon wheel garnish Pink Peppercorn Parsley Sugar* Brooklyn […]

  • Herbal Zaiquiri

    ©Zachary Sharaga, Louis 649, Alphabet City Manhattan Ingredients 2 ounces white rum 1 ounce lime juice 1 ounce fresh sorrel simple syrup* Directions Shake all ingredients together in a shaker. Strain into a chilled flure glass. Garnish by inserting a blade of sorrel vertically into flute. (Break stem off of sorrel blade so that an […]

  • My Darling Lemon Thyme

    ©Brendan Casey, Quarter Bar, South Slope Brooklyn Ingredients 1½ ounce gin (New York Distilling Company-Dorothy Parker) ½ ounce Carpano Antica Vermouth 2 drops of lavender infused green chartreuse* ½ ounce lemon thyme ½ ounce lemon thyme brown sugar syrup* Lemon peel Directions Add all the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and double strain […]

  • 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 […]

  • Balsamic & Rosemary Honey Roasted Root Vegetables

    Serves 6 This is an amazingly “winter fresh” tasting dish! Cut and peel the roots according to your own preference and mix and match vegetables according to your local farmers and tastes! Ingredients 1 medium potato 1 rutabaga 1 turnip 1 orange beet 1 red beet 1 carrot 1 shallot 1 medium red onion 5 […]

  • Pan Roasted Bass with Tropical Mango Salsa and Coconut Cilantro Rice

    Serves 4 Ingredients Ger-Nis Herb Chili Pepper 1 tangerine 4 4-ounce bass fillets, skin on (no more than two inches thick) Avocado oil or olive oil 1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed small 1 cup ripe but firm mango, cubed small ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped small ¼ cup red onion, chopped fine ¼ cup […]

  • Coconut Cilantro Rice

    Serves 4 Ingredients 2 cups long white rice 2 cups coconut milk 2 cups water 2 tablespoos sugar 1 teaspoon Ger-Nis Chili Herb Pepper 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped fine Directions Combine all the ingredients, except the cilantro, into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling cover and reduce […]

  • Lemon Thyme Pesto Drizzle

    Makes 1 cup pesto Ingredients ¼ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves (substitute basil if you cannot find lemon thyme) ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon Ger-Nis Finishing Salt Directions Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

  • Ger-Nis Citrus Herb Cracked Black Pepper

    Makes 1 cup salts Ingredients ¼ cup maldon salt 3 tablespoons lemon zest* 1 tablespoon lime zest* 1 tablespoon orange zest* 2 teaspoons red chili flakes ½ cup black pepper corns 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine *Use organic unwaxed citrus, make sure […]

  • Ger-Nis Citrus Herb Finishing Salt

    Makes 1 cup salts Ingredients ¾ cup maldon salt 1 tablespoon lemon zest* 1 tablespoon lime zest* 1 teaspoon orange zest* 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped superfine 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme leaves, chopped superfine *Use organic unwaxed citrus, make sure citrus and herbs are completely dry. […]

  • Herbed Cous Cous

    Ingredients 2 cups Israeli couscous Olive oil 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped ½ cup red bell pepper, finely chopped Salt/pepper 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon butter ¾ cup sliced crimini or brown button mushrooms 2 cups […]

  • Moroccan Harissa Herbal Stew

    Ingredients 1 lb of lamb meat cut into 1 inch cubes 1 large yellow onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained 5 large tomatoes, chopped 1 cup red lentils ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro ½ cup chopped fresh parsley ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Juice and […]

  • Meyer Lemon Cupcakes with Herbal Icing

    Makes 18 cupcakes Ingredients 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon meyer lemon zest 3 sticks butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla 1¼ cups buttermilk ¼ cup meyer lemon juice 4 eggs Herbal Icing Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 piece muffin tins. […]

  • Meyer Lemon Herbal Icing

    Makes 1½ cups Ingredients 1 cup powdered sugar ¼ cup meyer lemon juice 2 teaspoons fresh mint, chopped fine 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped fine Directions Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy.

  • 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) […]

  • Bay Leaf Créme Brulee

    Makes 6 ramekins One of the most traditional of the French desserts a rich custard with a glass like burnt sugar topping! Ingredients 2 cups of whole milk 2 cups of heavy cream 12 fresh bay leaves 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped out (seeds reserved) 3 large eggs 5 large egg yolks ¾ […]

  • Chicken & Herb Dumpling Soup

    Serves 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons butter 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, chopped small 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch strips, lightly dusted with whole wheat flour 1 bunch green onions, sliced 3 stalks of celery, chopped small 2 medium carrots, chopped small 1 […]

  • Herb Dumplings

    Ingredients 1 cup flour 1½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed very small ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine Directions In a mixing bowl combine dry ingredients and stir well. Add butter and using […]

  • Red Cabbage Herbed Pot Stickers with Miso Citrus Dipping Sauce

    Makes about 20 pot stickers Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 2 teaspoons ginger, chopped superfine ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped superfine 1 cup shredded red cabbage ¼ cup mung bean sprouts or sprouted mung beans 2 tablespoons fresh Thai basil, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped superfine 3 tablespoons tamari 3 tablespoons […]

  • Citrus Herb Buttermilk Doughnut Holes with Citrus Brown Sugar Coating

    Makes 30 – 40 doughnut holes Ingredients 3 ¾  cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 cup sugar 1 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoon lemon juice 3 eggs 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped fine 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped fine […]

  • Herb & Kale Home Fries

    Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, cubed into ½ inch cubes (peels on) 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cups purple kale, chopped 1 teaspoon Smoked paprika Olive oil Salt/pepper 2 tablespoons butter Directions Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, enough to […]

  • Leek & Fine Herbs Frittata

    Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon fresh chives, tarragon, parsley and chervil, chopped fine 5 large eggs Salt/pepper Chili flakes, optional Olive oil 1 medium leek, sliced in half and chopped fine Directions Mix eggs together well in a bowl, add herbs, salt, pepper and chili flakes, if using. In a non stick skillet heat 1 […]

  • Herby Meatloaf

    Serves 4 Ingredients 2 pounds extra lean ground beef 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped fine 2 green onions, chopped (including green parts) ½ cup fresh parsley leaves 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 2 tablespoons lemon thyme or regular thyme 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons […]

  • Herbed Parsnip Oven Fries

    Serves 4-6 Ingredients 5 medium parsnips, peeled and sliced into thin strips (French fries) 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 1-2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine Maldon or flake salt Directions Pre heat oven to 425°F. Place the parsnips in a large mixing bowl […]

  • 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 […]

  • Icelandic Herb & Moss Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

    Serves 12 Ingredients For the dressing 2 cups buttermilk 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 garlic clove, peeled 1 sprig dill, finely chopped ¼ cup grapeseed oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste For serving A variety of Icelandic flowers, herbs and moss that could include purslane, wood sorrel, dill, Icelandic moss, […]

  • Summer Squash Soup with Mint Pesto

    Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 medium zucchini, chopped 2 patty pan squash, chopped 1 yellow zucchini, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups onion broth or light vegetable stock ½ cup fresh basil leaves ¼ […]

  • Eggplant Caviar with Mint Yogurt Sauce

    Serves 8 Ingredients 1 large eggplant 2 medium tomatoes, chopped medium 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 8 ounces Greek Yogurt ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh lemon juice Directions Preheat oven […]

  • Summer Garden Portobello Quiche

    Makes 1 mini Quiche Ingredients 1 large portabella mushroom, stem removed 2 eggs, beaten 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced 2 green onions, sliced thin 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine Salt/pepper 2 tablespoons half and half 2 tablespoons gruyere cheese, grated 1 tablespoon parmesan […]

  • Sauteed Baby and Thai Eggplants with Basil and Peppers

    Serves 6 Ingredients Sesame oil Canola oil 1 red chili, deseeded and chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 red pepper, cut into 2 inch thin strips 1 orange pepper, cut into thin strips 1 yellow pepper, cut into thin strips 8 eggplant (small baby and thai style) halved […]

  • Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Chili and Mint and Toasted Pine Nuts

    Serves 6-9 Ingredients 4-5 Summer Squash, cut into ribbons (using a mandolin) 1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped ¼ cup olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine 2 tablespoons fresh red chili, deseeded and chopped superfine 4 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted Directions In a mixing bowl mix together the squash, garlic, […]

  • Rosemary and Plum Grilled Pork

    Serves 6 Ingredients 6 boneless pork loin chops Salt/pepper 3 plums (black preferred), deseeded, and chopped 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped superfine 2 cloves roasted garlic ½ cup red wine ½ cup water 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves Directions Season the pork loin chops with salt and pepper and set aside. […]

  • Grilled Eggplant Rolls with Tomatoes and Zucchini Mint Salsa

    Serves 6-9 Ingredients 2 large globe eggplants, sliced thin, long ways Salt & pepper Olive oil 3 medium tomatoes, roasted and chopped small 3 cloves garlic, roasted and chopped small 1 medium yellow onion, roasted and chopped small 1 small zucchini, roasted and chopped small 2 teaspoons lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ cup […]

  • Grilled White Eggplant with Peanut Sauce and Cilantro Red Pepper Relish

    Serves 6 Ingredients 2 small white eggplants (about 1 pound each) cut into ½ inch thick slices the long way Sesame oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 shallot, chopped fine 2 red chilis, deseeded and chopped fine 1 teaspoon lime zest 1 tablespoon peanut butter 2 tablespoons tamari 2 tablespoons yuzi rice vinegar Juice […]

  • Grilled Zucchini, Portabella’s and Eggplant with Lemon Ricotta & Grilled Flatbread

    Serves 6 Ingredients 2 zucchinis, sliced long and thin using a mandolin 1 portabella mushroom, sliced thin 1 grilled Japanese eggplant, sliced round and thin Salt & pepper Olive oil 1 cup fresh ricotta 1 tablespoon lemon zest plus 2 teaspoon Grilled flatbread (recipe follows) Directions Follow instructions for the grilled flatbread and keep warm. […]

  • Grilled Stone Fruit with Honey Herb Cream

    Serves 6-9 Ingredients 5-6 stone fruits, halved ½ cup turbinado sugar ½ cup heavy cream ½ cup créme fraiche ¼ cup honey ¼ cup fresh herbs of choice Directions Place the halved stone fruit cut side up on a large baking sheet and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Let stand for about 10 minutes. Grill the […]

  • Grilled Chicken Paillard with Nectarine Salsa and Peach BBQ Sauce

    Serves 6 Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless Salt/pepper Peach BBQ Sauce (recipe follows) 2 nectarines, not fully ripe, firm, deseeded and chopped small ½ red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small ½ red onion, chopped small 1 serrano chili, deseeded and chopped fine ½ cup […]

  • Grilled Chicken Pillards with Cucumber and Melon Herb Salsa

    Serves 6 Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless Salt/pepper 1 teaspoon lime zest Juice of 1 lime 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons almond oil 1 tablespoon agave nectar 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine ½ medium […]

  • Chicken Paillards with Grilled Peach & Pepino Salsa

    Serves 6 Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts, boneless skinless Salt/pepper 2 medium peaches, pitted and chopped fine 1 medium Pepino melon, seeds removed, peeled and chopped fine (1 cup chopped honeydew melon can be substituted) 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 2 teaspoons jalapeño or serrano pepper, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine […]

  • Heirloom Melon and Prosciutto Wraps with Lemon Thyme Drizzle

    Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1 heirloom melon, deseeded, peeled and sliced into small wedges 18-20 slices of prosciutto Lemon thyme drizzle (recipe follows) Maldon salt Directions Wrap the prosciutto slices around the melon slices tightly and drizzle with a small amount of the lemon thyme syrup. Lemon Thyme Drizzle Ingredients ¼ cup water 1 cup honey […]

  • Crenshaw & Basil Frozen Ice

    Serves 4-6 Ingredients 2 cups crenshaw melon, cubed in 1 inch cubes and frozen solid overnight (or other melon) 1 cup simple syrup (infused with basil a plus) ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped fine Directions Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and icy. Be careful not to over blend as […]

  • Basil Lime Sodas & Herbal Melon Ice Cubes

    Makes 1 soda Ingredients Herbal melon ice cubes Juice of 1 lime 2 ounces basil lime syrup Soda water Melon ball ice cubes Directions Squeeze the juice of 1 lime into a large glass filled with herbal melon ice cubes. Place 2 ounces of the basil lime syrup inside and fill with soda water 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 […]

  • Nectarine Mint Syrup

    Makes 2 cups Ingredients ½ cup mint ½ cup sugar 1 cup water 1 ripe nectarine, pitted and chopped Directions Combine the mint, sugar, water and nectarine in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about five minutes. Take off heat, cool and blend until smooth.

  • 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 […]

  • Italian Antipasti Plate

    Serves 10 Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 yellow bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 medium red onions, quartered and roasted 9 cloves garlic, roasted 20 cherry tomatoes yellow and red, roasted lightly 2 cans artichoke hearts, halved 1 cup back brine cured olives ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped ½ cup […]

  • Fettuccini Nero Al Mar

    Serves 4-6 This recipe is inspired by two experiences actually, my trip to the Lingurian coast and my many trips to Al di La in Brooklyn and my many Sepia Al Nero meals I have had right here in my own backyard. I often try to recreate Anna’s dishes and with an okay amount of […]

  • Lavender Buttermilk Fried Chicken

    Serves 4-6 Ingredients For the brine 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 lemons sliced Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons lavender leaves and flowers ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, cracked 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon of the following herbs, chopped fine: thyme, rosemary, savory, marjoram 1 cup salt 2 gallon hot water (no […]

  • Silver-Dollar Walnut Cakes with Berry Compote and Lemon Ricotta

    Serves 4 Ingredients For the Pancake Mix 1½ cups buckwheat flour 1½ tablespoons agave nectar ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1¼ cups almond milk, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup chopped […]

  • Crispy Flax Granola

    Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 cups traditional rolled oats 2 tablespoons ground golden flax seeds 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup sunflower seeds ½ cup raisins ¼ cup walnuts ½ cup dried cranberries or cherries ½ cup peanut or almond butter 3 tablespoons honey ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon nutmeg […]

  • Local New York Blackberry Jam

    Makes 2 cups Ingredients 2 cups fresh blackberries 1 cup sugar 3 fresh bay leaves 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest ½ cup red wine or water Directions Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small sauce pan, continue to boil a few minutes, around 3-4 and then reduce heat to a […]

  • Strawberry Thyme Ginger & Lemon Tea

    Makes 1 french press (about 6 cups) Ingredients ¼ cup dried strawberries (substitute 2 fresh strawberries, sliced) ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves 1 slice dried ginger or 1 slice fresh ginger ½ lemon sliced 2 tablespoons honey Hot, just boiling water Directions In the Fresh press or another tea pot, place dried or fresh strawberries, […]

  • Heirloom Squash & Chili Mint Salad

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

  • Heirloom Tomato Salad with Ricotta, Olives, and Herbs

    Serves 5-7 people Ingredients 1 cup ricotta cheese ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 4 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 1 large red onion, sliced 1 cup fresh basil leaves ¼ cup fresh mint leaves ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley ½ cup pitted green olive (ideally calabrese or something equally briny) […]

  • Sweet Potato Oven Fries

    Serves 6 Ingredients 3 medium sweet potatoes ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped ½ tablespoon cumin ½ tablespoon Maldon salt Directions Preheat oven to 400°F Partially bake the sweet potatoes for about 30 minutes. Allow to cool and peel. Cut potatoes into thin wedges or to desired size. In a large mixing bowl, gently toss the […]

  • Herbed Tomato Salsa

    Makes 1 cup of salsa Ingredients Olive oil ½ medium yellow onion, chopped fine 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked Directions In a medium sauté pan, heat […]

  • Lean Grassfed Beef Burger

    Serves 4 Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef (grass fed) 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ground mustard powder 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce Salt/pepper Directions Combine all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and […]

  • Watermelon Lime & Mint Granita

    Makes 3 cups Ingredients ½ cup sugar ½ cup water ½ cup fresh mint leaves Juice and zest of 2 limes 2 cups watermelon Directions In a blender place all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a low metal dish with sides and freeze. After the first hour, using a fork, scrape puree […]

  • Blueberry & Lemon Thyme Sorbet

    Makes about 5 cups Ingredients 2 cups water 2 cups sugar ½ cups fresh lemon thyme leaves 2 cups fresh blueberries Zest and juice of 1 lemon ½ cup heavy cream Directions Make simple syrup in a medium saucepan by combining the sugar and water and lemon thyme. Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves, […]

  • Tarragon Peach Ice Cream

    Makes about 3 cups Ingredients 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup sugar 4 egg yolks, beaten 3 large ripe peaches pitted and peeled and pureed or mashed (¼ cup reserved for nectar) 1 cup tarragon peach nectar (recipe follows) 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped Directions In a heavy saucepan on medium heat, heat the cream […]

  • 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 […]

  • Frozen Mango Margaritas

    Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 3 ripe mangoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped Zest of 2 limes 1⁄3 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped Juice of 15 limes 1½ cups Cointreau Triple Sec 2 cups tequila blanco Coarse salt Limes for garnish and taste Directions Puree the mangoes, lime zest, cilantro leaves and lime juice in a blender […]

  • Tomato Basil Frittata Cups

    Serves 6 Ingredients 6 eggs ¼ cup of your preference of milk (dairy, soy, rice, or almond… unsweetened and plain) ½ pint of grape tomatoes, halved 1 handful of basil, chopped 1 clove of garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped ¼ cup parmesan Salt & pepper 1 teaspoon olive oil Cooking spray Directions Preheat […]

  • Wholegrain Savory Garden Scones

    Makes about 10 scones These amazingly delicious scones are perfect for those who want a quick and savory breakfast option. Easy on the go and healthy! Eat with a dollop of herbal butter or tomato preserves. Ingredients 1½ cups whole wheat flour ½ cup buckwheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ […]

  • Herbs de Provence

    One of the best dried herb mixes!  Wonderful on grilled meats and fish and breads. A fresh version is also a heavenly additive to your summer culinary repertoire. Ingredients 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh summer savory, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped […]

  • Tomato Macaroons with Lemon Olive Oil Savory Buttercream

    Makes 1 dozen macaroons For the outer shells… 1 cup powdered sugar ½ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons tomato powder (recipe follows) 1 tablespoon dried basil For the lemon […]

  • Strawberry Basil Cream Macaroons with Sugar Fried Basil Leaves

    Makes 1 dozen macaroons Ingredients For the outer shells… ¾ cup powdered sugar ¾ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons condensed strawberry puree For the basil cream 1 cup basil […]

  • Herbal Lemony Iced Tea (Italian Style with Prosecco)

    Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 1 cup basil leaves 1 cup parsley leaves 1 cup sugar 2 cups water ½ cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 lemon sliced in rings 1 bottle prosecco Directions In a medium sauce pan add basil, parsley, sugar and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer […]

  • Italian Antipasti Plate

    Serves 10 Ingredients 2 red bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 yellow bell peppers, roasted & peeled 2 medium red onions, quartered and roasted 9 cloves garlic, roasted 20 cherry tomatoes yellow and red, roasted lightly 2 cans artichoke hearts, halved 1 cup black brine cured olives ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped ½ cup […]

  • Mexican Spiced Walnut and Tomato Salsa with Collard Green Wrap

    Serves 3-4 Walnut meat Ingredients 1½ cups raw walnuts (soaked and dehydrated) 1½ teaspoons ground cumin ¾ teaspoon ground coriander 2 tablespoon nama shoyu ¼ of dried chipotle, soaked 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ jalapeño, seeded and finely diced 1 green onion, sliced in very thin slices ½ cup sun dried tomatoes in oil, finely […]

  • Kelp Noodles Pad Thai and Almond Sauce

    Serves 2-4 Ingredients Pad Thai mixture 1 carrot, julienne 1 red pepper, filled, julienne ½ red cabbage, thinly sliced or mandolin ¼ cup snow peas, cut thinly on diagonal 1 spring onion, sliced thin 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons tamari 1 shallot, sliced thin 1 small red chili, minced 2 tablespoons coconut nectar 2 […]

  • Pasta Basil Pine Nut Pesto over Zucchini

    Makes 1 cup (sauce) Ingredients 3 fresh basil leaves, tightly packed ½ cup of spinach 5 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons flax oil 4 tablespoons white miso ½ tablespoon garlic, minced ½ teaspoon salt, use less at first ½ cup pine nuts Directions Put the basil and salt in the food processor. Pulse a few […]

  • Cauliflower Tabouli with Lemon Olive Oil Dressing

    Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower, cut up in pieces ¼ cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely diced ¼ cup red onion, finely diced 1 cup cucumbers, seeded and diced ¼ cup hemp seeds 2 bunches of flat parsley, finely chopped 1 handful of […]

  • Coconut Curry Sauce with Coconut Jicama Rice

    Ingredients For the Coconut-Curry Sauce 2 cups of coconut meat 1½ cups filtered water 1 tablespoon coconut butter 1 thumb size knob of ginger, peeled and minced with micro plan 2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 small chili peppers or other small red chilies, with seeds 1 tablespoons kaffir […]

  • Sweet Corn and Crab Cappellacci with Soppresatta, Red Peppers, Zucchini & Basil

    Sweet Corn and Crab Cappellacci with Soppresatta, Red Peppers, Zucchini & Basil

    4-6 Servings Ingredients For the filling 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ½ medium white or yellow onion, thinly sliced (about ¾ cup) 3 ears sweet yellow corn, kernels removed from their cobs 1 cup jumbo lump crab meat, pickled over very well for shells ¾ cup mascarpone Zest of 1 lemon, freshly grated Pinch […]

  • Cavatelli with Seared Squid, Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, Baby Arugula and Black Olives

    Cavatelli with Seared Squid, Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, Baby Arugula and Black Olives

    4-6 servings Ingredients For the Cavatelli 1 pound all-purpose flour, or Italian OO flour 1 pound whole-milk ricotta, drained/hung in cheesecloth overnight 4 ounces semolina 3 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, freshly grated Water, just enough to make a firm dough For the Sauce 10½ ounces baby arugula, long stem ends removed 8 ripe plum tomatoes, […]

  • Summer Sausage and Herb Cassoulet

    Serves 4-6 Ingredients Olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ tablespoon lemon zest 2 pounds cranberry beans, shelled 1 cup white wine 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock ½ cup fresh thyme leaves ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper […]

  • Whole Grain Onion Tarts

    Serves 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups red onion, sliced ½ cup goat cheese 1 tablespoon chives 1 tablespoon parsley Salt/pepper Whole wheat puff pastry Directions Preheat oven to 375°. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add butter. Cook red onions until translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, and […]

  • Summer Squash Soup with Basil-Mint Pistou

    Serves 4-6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium shallot, chopped fine 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 2 medium zucchini, chopped 2 patty pan squash, chopped 1 yellow zucchini, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups onion broth or light vegetable stock ½ cup fresh basil leaves ¼ […]

  • Tarragon Apricot Bubbly & Blueberry Tarragon Bubbly

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  • 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, […]

  • Manchengo Cheese & Ham Croquettes

    Serves 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small medium yellow onion ½ cup flour ¾ cup milk 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 eggs ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 cup Serrano ham, chopped 1 cup manchengo cheese, grated 1 cup bread crumbs Oil for frying Directions In a medium sauce pan, […]

  • Fresh Herbed Almonds

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  • Cava melon Sangria

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  • Red Basil White Stone Fruit Sangria

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  • Red Basil Peach Syrup

    Makes 1 cup Ingredients ½ cup red basil leaves ½ cup sugar ½ cup water 1 ripe peach, chopped Directions Combine the basil, sugar, water and peaches in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about five minutes. Take off heat, cool and blend until smooth.

  • Watermelon Mint Lime Cubes

    Serves 6 Ingredients Zest of 1 lime Juice of 2 limes ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped fine ½ cup raw sugar or regular sugar 2 cups watermelon cubed into ½ inch cubes Directions In a mixing bowl combine the lime zest, mint, lime juice, and sugar and whisk until all sugar is incorporated. Place […]

  • Spring Carrot Soup with Cilantro-Lime Créme Fraiche

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  • Cilantro Lime Créme Fraiche

    Makes 2 tablespoons Ingredients 2 tablespoons créme fraiche 1 tablespoon lime juice Pinch of lime zest ½ tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine Salt Directions Place all ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk. Set aside.

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    Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 small whole mackerel, cleaned and deboned if possible Salt/pepper 1 small fennel bulb, sliced thin ¼ cup calamata olives, pitted and sliced 1 lemon (half sliced and the other juiced) Baby spring potatoes, cut in half 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved […]

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    Serves 1-2 Ingredients 1 tablespoon shallot, chopped fine 2 green onions, sliced thin 1 tablespoon red onion, chopped fine 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil Pinch or two of salt Pinch or two of black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 teaspoon thyme leaves (optional) […]