Savories

Skinny Wild Mushroom Risotto

March 6, 2012

1 T olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, finely diced 1  1/2 cups arborio rice 1 cup white wine 1 T umami paste [optional] 32 oz chicken stock 1 pound mixed wild mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 T butter 2 T finely minced fresh thyme 2 T cream sherry [or dry sherry] 2 oz  Parmigiano, finely […]

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Truffle Tremor + Shiitake Mushroom Tart

May 2, 2011

1 medium shallot, minced 1 T butter 6oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced and stems trimmed 2 tsp olive oil 1/4 tsp kosher salt two turns of freshly ground pepper 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed in fridge 1 egg [for the egg wash] 4 oz Truffle Tremor, coarsely chopped, rind included 1  1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, […]

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Parmigiano + Black Pepper Scones

April 5, 2011

2 cups flour 1 T sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp (separated) coarsely ground pepper (I use a 5 pepper blend) 2-3 oz Parmigiano, coarsely grated 1/2 cup  (1 stick) cold butter 3/4  cup  buttermilk 1 egg, beaten Makes 8 scones. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. […]

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Savory Bread Pudding

March 27, 2011

4 eggs 2 cups whole milk 4 oz crème fraiche 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper 1 full size crusty baguette, cut into 1 inch chunks  [7-8 cups] 1 T butter [for baking dish] 12 oz Vlaskaas [remove rind and shred] In large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, crème fraiche, S + […]

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Bacon + Date Scones

March 3, 2011
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10 oz. thick cut bacon slices (I used 10 slices Maple Smoked) 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp kosher salt 3/4 cup chopped pitted Medjool dates 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter 2/3 cup buttermilk raw/turbinado sugar Preheat oven to 400. Line baking […]

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Prosciutto + Cheddar Quick Bread

February 17, 2011
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1/4 cup grated good Parmigiano Reggiano 2 cups flour 1 T baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp coarse-ground pepper 1-2 T  fresh chopped herbs (I used rosemary and chives) 4 T butter, melted 1 cup buttermilk 3 eggs, room temp * 6 oz. prosciutto, pre-baked at 400 until crispy […]

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Cheese + Champagne

February 12, 2011
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Pictured clockwise above: Garrotxa, Beaufort, Pierre Robert, Piave Vechio, Chaource.   “Burgundy makes you think of silly things; Bordeaux makes you talk about them, and Champagne makes you do them!” -Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin   It’s Valentines Day: an occasion which encourages Champagne drinking with abandon! Don’t forget about its perfect partner, artisanal cheese. It’s […]

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Cornmeal + Cranberry Quickbread

December 6, 2010
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Rustic + Hearty, all this recipe takes is 5 minutes, one bowl, and a whisk… 1 cup flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup medium-grind (or regular) cornmeal 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 teas salt 1 1/2 teas baking powder 1 stick butter, melted 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 2 large eggs 1 cup […]

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Pears + Camembert

December 5, 2010
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1 8 oz.(ish) wheel of Camembert or Brie 1 T butter 1 large Bosc pear, peeled and cut into 1/4inch dice 2 T brandy 2 teas finely chopped rosemary + extra for garnish 2 T balsamic vinegar 1 T honey Slice cheese in half crosswise while cold and set aside. In a medium skillet, over […]

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Rosemary + Chipotle Roasted Nuts

December 1, 2010
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I love me some Ina Garten. I just do. I think she has the most friendly cherubic face and I appreciate her style of cooking and choice of ingredients – like me, she seems to go for updated American classics. I have met her several times at the Fancy Food Show and found her to […]

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