Posts in Recipes
Emily's Blackberry Sorbet

One of the most wonderful ways to preserve and intensify the flavor of one of nature's most perishable fruits is to make a limited ingredient sorbet. Refreshing with the perfect sweet tart balance and twice as many blackberries as most sorbet recipes, Emily's blackberry sorbet elegantly preserves the fruit in icy dessert form.  

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CSA Pizza

More and more communities across America are seeing a resurgence in small, local farmers producing fruits and vegetables. CSAs, otherwise known as Community-supported agriculture, allows farmers to sell their harvest in advance at a guaranteed price. This food production and distribution system directly connects local farmers and consumers and provides access to higher quality, locally grown, seasonal produce that tastes better and fresher, is more nutritious, and free of GMOs. Getting families to eat more vegetables is easy when they are served as pizza. The basil, zucchini, and garlic arrive mid summer in New England and are a delightful ingredient list for a light, healthy, and green pizza that is ready to eat in under 15 minutes.

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Strawberries Romanoff

Since the Brits served strawberries and cream to 200 spectators at the first Wimbledon tennis championship in 1877, the pairing has garnered popularity far beyond Center Court. The strawberry's history, however, is even longer. In the 14th century, the French used strawberries to cure depression. A hundred years later, strawberries were transplanted from forest floors for cultivation all over Europe and the lust for these heart-shaped, juicy, brilliant garnet colored berries has yet to wane. This plate is the American answer to the beloved English tradition. The addition of spices, sugar, and distilled spirits make an elegant early summer, make-in-advance, light dessert.

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Summer Fruit and Mascarpone Toasts

For a particularly delightful Sunday brunch, toast slices of rye, brioche, country, and raisin pecan bread from a favorite bakery, slather with mascarpone cheese, drizzle with local honey, sprinkle with sea salt flakes, and dot with tiny mint sprigs or lemon thyme. Rustically elegant, this fruit and bread cornucopia pairs perfectly with bubbly. There must be something to celebrate….go ahead and pop the cork!

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Fig, Blue & Prosciutto Tart

Figs, a biblical fruit and the prize given to ancient Olympians for their athletic prowess, have a sweet and nutty honey taste. Blue cheese was a culinary accident that involved a drunken shepherd, a half-eaten loaf of bread hidden in a cave, and the sheep tender’s guts to eat the moldy concoction when he returned a few months later. Prosciutto de Parma is made from nothing more than a pig’s hind leg and Israeli sea salt.

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Everything's Coming Up Rosé 2.0

Back in the empire building days, it was the Greeks and Romans who first mixed water and wine. In the everybody-should-have-this cocktail reference book, SPRITZ, Talia Baiochi and Leslie Pariseau explain that the practice of diluting concentrated wines helped mitigate the unruliness that could transpire during a symposium of drinking thinkers all convivially gathered to discuss philosophy.

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Morel Mushrooms, Spinach & Eggs

Morels, with their tall hollow elf house like honeycomb exteriors, begin popping up in pastures, orchards and meadows in late spring—one of the few species of mushrooms in the world that is foraged long before the autumnal equinox when most mushroom species are plentiful.

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Lavender Brie with Macadamia Nuts

Lavender, a member of the mint family with notes of lemony citrus, a hint of rosemary, and an earthiness and otherworldliness all it own, is a sensory stimulator. A culinary treat processed by bees, lavender is the essential ingredient of monofloral honey, combines to create a lovely, seductive taste that pairs beautifully with buttery, subtly sweet macadamia nuts and creamy brie cheese.

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Rustic Lemon Cake

This is a simple cake. A little something that anyone can do and especially appropriate for Mother’s Day when young children wish to make something special for the most important person in their lives. Simplicity can be sublime and it is the sweet addition of spring flowers that take this easy to bake cake to the next level.

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