Walnut, Apple, Onion Chutney

In a large sauce pan, add together: Malt vinegar Brown sugar Walnuts, chopped Apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped Onions, chopped Apple Butter (In this batch I used a Peach, Apricot, Clove Butter I preserved last year using regionally sourced fruit) English mustard powder Curry powder Cayenne pepper Umeboshi Bring to a boil, stirring constantly…

Umeboshi

Japanese pickled plums are created using only 4 ingredients: plums, shiso, sea salt, and shochu.  1) 4.5 lbs or 2.041 kg of plums, preferably and traditionally you should use Ume plums but any firm, umblemished plum will do 2) .5 lb or 245 grams of flaked sea salt (12% weight ratio of plums) 3) 7…

Glacier Gorgonzola Spinach Salad and Lou Bergier Pichin Mac’n Cheese

Homemade mac’n cheese, BBQ pulled pork, and a spinach salad with olives, pistachios, and Glacier gorgonzola. The “blue” in the Glacier is nearly black. You can find Glacier gorgonzola and many other blues in Lait Cru Brasserie/Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile‘s cheese case. Boil 1 pound of small shaped pasta in just enough salty water…

Krause Haus Spice Blend

In a spice blender (a well cleaned coffee grinder will work just as well), add the following: 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons celery seeds and 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 tablespoon mustard seeds 2 teaspoons peppercorns 2 ounce piece fresh ginger, peeled 2 teaspoons smoked Hungarian paprika 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon whole cloves 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper…

Pear pie with bacon and cheddar cheese crumbles

When I was a sophomore in high school, I tasted my first pear and brie pastry. It was the strangest thing I had ever seen, the soft and slightly ammonia-scented cheese coated the glazed pears and was tucked haphazardly in a crust, folded in on itself much like a gallette. I fell in love with…

Coffee crumb cake

Topping: 1 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 tbls cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 10 tbls unsalted butter, melted 2 tbls rum 2 1/2 to 3 cups all purpose flour Cake: 2 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 10 tbls unsalted butter, room temperature softened 1…

Caribbean steamed chicken with Avoca Bè salad

Lay out two 10×10 inch pieces of heavy duty foil. Lay one well trimmed chicken breast on each piece of foil, pouring a 1/4 cup of a sweet salsa over the top. You can use store bought salsa, but making your own is a snap. Rough chop 2 on the vine tomatoes and add 3 minced cloves of…

Saint Patrick’s Day wontons

The modern St. Patrick’s Day Dinner of corned beef and cabbage is 100% American, likely originating from New York City’s Irish, Jewish, and French immigrant quarters. The potassium nitrates used during the early 1800’s were roughly shaped liked corn niblets, thus the name, corned beef. This evening’s corned beef, seasoned with mustard seed, bays leaves, allspice…

Garlic Bread

1 tablespoon yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup warm water 5 cups flour 1/4 cup olive oil One head of garlic, chopped 1/4 cup grated Romano Parmesan cheese Knead all of the ingredients together. Set the dough in a deep bowl and cover with a slightly damp dish towel. Set in a warm and…

Lemon meringue pie – Vegan

Happy  Day! Pi Day is celebrated around the world, every year, on March 14th (3/14). The Greek letter is used to represent the mathematical constant of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Today is extra special in that, when Pi is rounded to the nearest ten thousandths it appears as 3.1416, today’s…

Spugnole pasta with slivered marinated beef

Spugnole pasta by Marella Pasta, is a curled pasta shaped with wavy ridges resembling a morel mushroom. Large, buttery and beautiful these pasta hold so much more sauce than the average noodle ever could. The Marella family has been producing artisanal pasta in Italy’s Apulia region since 1920. They’re known for creating fanciful shapes, and…

Deep fried aubergine (eggplant) with warm honeycomb

This recipe is based on a tapas favorite from Andalusia, southern Spain. 1 large aubergine (eggplant) 2 tsp salt 1 cup sunflower seed oil for frying 1/2 cup sifted flour Several ounces of traditional miel de caña (treacle or molasses) or honey 1 small honeycomb Wash the eggplant with lukewarm soapy water, rinse, and dry well. Slice the…