Tag: summer

  • Middle Eastern Frozen Lemonade

    Makes enough for your freezer to make a few pitchers This is a take on the classic Middle Eastern frozen mint lemonade that is found throughout all parts of the Middle East, fresh and cold and always delightful.  This recipe allows for ease in the summer as you through the ice cubes in the blender […]

  • Cinnamon Basil Grilled Plums and Sichuan Pepper Ice Cream & Toasted Quinoa Spiced Crumble

    Cinnamon Basil Grilled Plums and Sichuan Pepper Ice Cream &  Toasted Quinoa Spiced Crumble

    Serves 6-8 , makes 1 quart Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh cinnamon basil, chopped fine 2-3 tablespoons turbinado sugar 2 teaspoons  Sichuan peppercorns, crushed 1 teaspoon pink salt 2 pounds red flesh plums, halved ½ cup of honey or cinnamon basil syrup  ( Field Apothecary) 2 cups heavy cream Toasted Quinoa Spiced Crumble Directions On a […]

  • Holy Basil Nectarine Sparkler

    Ingredients 1 ripe nectarine ½ cup water 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon lime zest 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 tablespoons holy basil laves ¼ cup elderflower liquor Cava Basil Sugared Nectarines* Directions Make a simple syrup but thicker like a puree syrup with the nectarines water and honey, let cool.  Blend with fresh basil, lime […]

  • Blackberry Holy Basil Rose Summer Sparkler

    Ingredients ½ cup blackberries ½ cup water 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon lemon zest 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons holy basil laves ¼ cup elderflower liquor Sparkling Rose Lemony Basil Sugar* Directions Make a simple syrup but thicker like a puree syrup with the blackberries water and honey, let cool.  Blend with fresh basil, […]

  • Blackberry Sage Agua Fresca Sparkler ( Spiked with Elderflower Liquor and Linoncello)

    Makes  1 small mason jar of mix Ingredients ¼  cup blackberry puree ¼ cup blackberry sage syrup* ½ cup lemon juice ¼  cup limoncello ¼ cup elderflower liquor Sparkling RoseLemony Sage Sugar* Sage Leaf Directions Place all the ingredients except sparking rose and sugar in a blender and blend until smooth.  Strain and chill.  Place […]

  • Watermelon Agua Fresca Slushy (Spiked with Tequila)

    Makes 1 pitcher 1 ½ cup  jalapeño Infused Tequila* 1/2  cup  Sweet Cilantro Syrup* 2 cups  frozen watermelon chunks 1 cup water ½  cup fresh lime juice Sugared Jalapenos* Place all the  ingredients except the Sugared Jalapenos in a blender and blend until smooth and slushy.  Pour into a glass and garnish with a Sugared […]

  • Cucumber Mint Agua Fresca (Spiked with Gin)

    Cucumber Mint Agua Fresca (Spiked with Gin)

    Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 1 cup Serrano simple syrup* 2 cup waters 3 cucumbers, peeled and chopped 1/2  cup lime juice 2 tablespoons mint Zest of 2 limes Pinch of salt Ice 1 ½ -2 cups Farmers Organic Gin Cucumber Slice Garnish Minted Lime Salt Garnish ( optional)* Directions Place the simple syrup, cucumbers, zest, […]

  • Mango Negroni

    2 ounces mango infused gin* 1 ounce campari 1/2  ounce sweet vermouth Mango slice garnish In a rocks glass stir together the gin, campari and sweet vermouth.  Fill with ice and garnish with a slice of mango. *Mango infused Gin-Place one ripe mango (chopped)  in a mason jar and fill with gin and allow to […]

  • Raspberry Mint Daquiri

    2 ounces white rum 1 ounce lime juice 1 ounce fresh Raspberry Mint Syrup* Shake all ingredients together in a shaker. Strain into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf and fresh raspberry. * Fresh Raspberry Mint Syrup – Combine 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of […]

  • Watermelon Singe

    Watermelon Singe

    1.5  ounces Jalapeño Infused Tequila* .75  ounce Sweet Cilantro Syrup* 1 ounce  ounces watermelon agua fresca* .5 ounces fresh lime juice Watermelon Slices (thin and round) Sugared Jalapenos* Place all the ingredients except the watermelon slices and sugared jalapenos in a shaker filled with ice and shake.  Strain into a coupe or martini style glass. […]

  • Indian Summer Ratatouille

    This version of the traditional fresh Provencal vegetable stew is both easy and tasty as well and utilizes the best of the late summer/early fall bounty!

  • 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, […]