Seasonal Recipes

Braised Rapini

IngredientsSalt 2 bunches rapini (broccoli raab), stems trimmed and washed 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 ounces pancetta or mortadella, finely chopped 6 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 cup chicken stock Directions Bring a...

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Chive Blossom Omelet

from Lauraine DuPont 4 eggs 4 Tbsp milk 1/2 tsp salt pepper to taste 1 Tbsp parsley, cut very fine 1 tsp chives, cut very fine 2 Tbsp butter 12 chive blossoms Beat eggs, add milk (can substitute water), seasoning, parsley and chives. Melt the butter till it's very hot...

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Rutabaga Puree

This recipe is a great accompaniment for serving under pork chops or other meat. 3 pounds rutabagas, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes 3 tablespoons butter Cook rutabagas in large pot of boiling salted water until very tender, about 45 minutes. Drain well. Transfer to...

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Padron Peppers

Spanish padron peppers, also known as Pimientos de Padron, are absolutely delicious as a tapas food (appetizer) and they are very simple to prepare. Pan fry them in hot oil until the skin blisters. Then sprinkle some sea salt and lemon (optional) over the top, and...

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Tomato Vodka Soup

Serves 8 2 tablespoons freshly rendered lard (I use olive oil) 6 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed (to taste) 2 medium yellow onions, peeled and chopped 15 large, very ripe tomatoes, cored and chopped (about 18 cups or a little over 1 gallon) 4 tablespoons Hungarian...

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Kale Market Salad

from www.101cookbooks.com Lacinato kale is my variety of choice here. Green Garlic Dressing: 2 stalks green garlic (or scallions), rinsed and chopped (~1/4 cup) 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, plus more to taste 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup / 80 ml extra...

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Tri-color Orzo Pasta Salad

1 lb. orzo pasta 3 TBS EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) plus 1/4 cup 2 cups fresh arugula - roughly chopped 3/4 cup feta cheese 1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries - roughly chopped 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (or nuts of your choice) 3 TBS lemon juice 1 1/2 t salt  - or...

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Rhubarb and Rosewater Syrup

From www.101cookbooks.com This, my friends, is how you want to use that rhubarb you've been seeing at the market lately. It's a syrup, sure, but I'd venture to guess it's a syrup unlike any you've tasted. It has a lot going on, tartness from the rhubarb, tang from...

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Broccolini Salad

From www.101cookbooks.com Serves 4-6 I made a meal of this by introducing a hard boiled egg - on the side. That said, you could chop and sprinkle one over each plate. Or you could work some chopped egg into the dressing. This recipe makes more dressing than you'll...

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

For the Brussel Sprout lovers out there.  And if your not one, maybe this way of cooking them will convert you! A dozen or so Brussels sprouts 1 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon of butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 tablespoon salt 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of pepper Wash...

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