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…

Peanut butter and chocolate ganache thumbprint cookies – No eggs!

Preheat oven to 375 degree. In one bowl, cream together the following ingredients until light and fluffy, then scrape the sides of bowl down. 1/2 cup room-temp unsalted butter 3/4 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup cane sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tbls egg replacement, mix smooth with 3 tbls lukewarm water 1 1/2 tsp Bourbon vanilla paste or…

Chocolate peanut butter ice cream – No eggs!

A couple years ago my mother-in-law, Charlie, gave me her Krups Ice Cream maker. She said when her husband Peter was alive they used it all the time, but after he passed on she put most of the things he used away in the backs of cupboards and never pulled them out again. She was happy…

Good day muffins – Vegan

2 cups whole wheat white flour 1 1/4 cups raw cane sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup shredded carrots 1/2 cup shredded parsnip 3 tbls shredded ginger 5 tbls currants 1/2 cup flaked coconut 1 1/2 cups applesauce 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 tsp almond extract Heat…

Bone-in pork chop with tomatoes and grilled beans

Pre-heat a cast iron pan in a 400* convection oven. We used T-Meadow Farm raised pork; the bone-in chops were trimmed at Spar’s European Sausage Shop. Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel. Drying will help create a crisper chop without using any additional oil. Season the chops well with a mixture of salt, brown…

Salmon, golden potatoes, and artichokes with a spring sauce

Trim and steam artichokes until they can be pierced through the stems easily with a fork. Rinse in icy cold water, halve and scrape out the chokes. Halve again and re-steam for five more minutes. In a bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons Colman’s mustard and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Slowly drizzle in 1/2 cup olive oil and whisk until…