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128 recipes
Apple and berry crisp
Apple and cinnamon oatmeal pancakes
Apple and curry soup
Apple and oat scones with cinnamon
Apple and pork stuffing
Apple au gratin with apricot
Apple Beignets bretons
Apple betty
Apple blue cheese and hazelnut salad on endive leaves
Apple blueberry crisp
Apple bread pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
Apple cake
Apple cake with hot butterscotch sauce
Apple charlotte
Apple cheese crisp
Apple coffee cake
Apple cranberry crisp
Apple crêpes
Apple crunch
Apple fritters
Apple herbert
Apple oat-bran muffins
Apple orange cake
Apple pie cragwood
Apple praline baked brioche challah toast
Apple pudding
Apple sauce cake
Apple strudel
Apple strudel with cranberry sauce
Apple strudelettes
Apple tart alsacienne
Apple-butterscotch pie
Apple-cranberry crisp with warm toffee sauce
Apple-cranberry crumble pie
Apple-oatmeal crisp with irish whiskey cream
Baked acorn squash with chestnuts apples and leeks
Baked spaghetti squash with spinach and cheese
Blueberry corn bread
Blueberry pie
Blueberry-buckwheat pancakes
Braised beef flamande
Broccoli stems cabbage slaw
Butternut squash and apple soup
Carrot muffins with zucchini and pineapple
Celery chestnut and apple soup
Celery root and fennel slaw with green apple and manchego
Celery root remoulade
Cheese soufflé
Cider apples
Cinnamon apple stuffed challah
Cod soup with coconut milk
Cold curried chicken
Cold smoked seal loin
Corned beef and cabbage
Country apple cake
Country apple pie
Cranberry apple cobbler
Cream of pumpkin soup
Creamy chickpea soup with crisp tofu
Croatian soparnik
Crown roast of pork with stuffing
Curried chicken and rice salad
Curried lamb
Curried quinoa with chickpeas
Dark apple spice cake
Double apple cake
Dutch apple pie
Dutch baby apple pancake
Easy pie dough
Eggplant and pepper tian on fried eggplant
English apple pudding with rum sauce
Fall greens with walnuts feta and walnut vinaigrette
Flamed apples
Flax bran muffins
Florentine lamb chops
French apple tart
Gnocchi with green chive sauce
Grilled pork chops with red onion marmalade
Ham and spinach souffle
Hot mulled cider
Italian garden salad
Jamaican pumpkin soup
Kabocha squash soup
Kale fritters
Linguine primavera
Mamie zucchini au gratin
Maple apple and bluebery crisp
Marinated cod fillet with corn pudding
marionberry pie
Meringue apple tart
Meringue baked apples
Morning glory muffins
Mushroom bourguignon with polenta
Mussels and spaghetti
Napoleon of peekey toe crab and apple
Orange-cranberry topping
Orecchiette with shiitake mushroom sauce
Orzo pilaf with green onions
Pasta fagioli
Pasta salad in parmesan baskets
Pear apple crisp
Pear hazelnut gnocchi with greens
Peri peri sauce
Pickled broccoli stem rounds
Pingree pasta
Pork and winter squash stew
Pork tenderloin with balsamic-cranberry sauce
Prekmurska gibanica -poppyseed walnut and apple strudel pie
Provençale fish soup
Red pepper mousse
Refrigerator blueberry muffins
Rhubarb and berry coffee cake
Roasted pears and figs compote
Rose shaped apple dessert
Rye bread stuffing with sausage apples and bacon
Seafood green onion pancake haemul-pajeon
Silver dollar pear pancakes
Smoky halibut chowder with charred corn
Spaghetti squash pesto with tomatoes
Spiced whole cranberry sauce
Tarte tatin
Texas chili and corn bread pudding
Tomato pie with polenta crust
Tomato stuffed with creamy cheese with gazpacho
Turkey fajitas
Waldorf salad coleslaw
Warm red cabbage slaw with red onion and apple
Watercress endive salad with roasted pears and roquefort
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The end of summer is indicative of shorter days, longer nights, cooler temperatures, colorful leaves and sweatshirts. Not only is the weather going to change, but also the way we're cooking is too, from using fresh fall produce, like squash, sweet potatoes, apples and other Fall fruits, to creating warming comfort food dishes, like stews, pot pies, and mac and cheese. Check out our Fall {Pageturner E-Cookbooks} favorites to help tide yourself over until winter season.

Apple and berry crisp  Print Recipe

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
4 cups sliced peeled apples
10 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries
10 ounces fresh or frozen raspberries
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
Topping:
1 1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour and lemon rind.
Add apples, blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries, stirring gently to combine.
Spoon into 13 by 9-inch baking dish.
TOPPING:
In a small bowl, stir together oats, sugar, flour and cinnamon.
Drizzle with butter and toss.
Spoon over fruit.
Bake in until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown.
Serve warm or at room temperature.

Apple and cinnamon oatmeal pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes


1 cup +1/4 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2/3 cup grated granny smith apple, juice squeezed out
6 tablespoons flour
6 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons oil In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of buttermilk and the oats. Let stand 15 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, and brown sugar. Squeeze juice out of apple and combine with egg mixture.
Stir in the flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, oil, the oats mix, and the remaining 1/4 cup buttermilk. Combine well.
Cook pancakes on a hot greased griddle, or a non-stick frying pan.
Cook the pancakes 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until they are golden.

Apple and curry soup  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


1 onion
4 stalks celery
3 apples, peeled and cored
2 teaspoons butter
2 cups beef stock
2 cups chicken stock
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup cream Chop onion and celery and sauté in butter in a heavy skillet until golden. Add chopped apples and cook until soft. Add stocks, curry, paprika and lemon juice. Season to taste and stir. Strain and bring to a boil. Take off heat and add the cream. Serve hot or cold.

Apple and oat scones with cinnamon  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

Scones keep, wrapped in plastic wrap, for 1 day. May also be kept in freezer
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
1 1/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, plus more for topping
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups diced Granny Smith apple (2 apples cut into generous 1/4-inch cubes)
2/3 cup cold buttermilk, plus more for brushing
Raw turbinado sugar, for sprinkling Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or rub in with your fingers. (The largest pieces should be the size of small peas.) With your fingertips, flatten butter pieces into small disks. Add apples and buttermilk, stirring until dough just comes together.

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Pat dough into a 6-by-8-inch rectangle, and cut into twelve 2-by-2-inch squares with a floured knife. Place about 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Brush tops with buttermilk, and sprinkle with raw turbinado sugar and oats. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 22 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cool on sheets for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Apple and pork stuffing  Print Recipe

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour 15 minutes

This recipe is ideal for the Crown Roast of Pork.
Use about half of the stuffing to fill the crown roast of pork, and bake the rest in a shallow baking dish until a meat thermometer registers 155 degrees.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 pounds ground pork
1 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
4 ounces dried apples, chopped
3 large eggs, beaten to blend
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons crumbled dried sage
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup canned beef broth
Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium heat. Add celery and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add shallots and garlic; sauté until shallots are tender. Transfer mixture to large bowl.
Mix in all remaining ingredients except beef broth. Add enough broth to moisten stuffing.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Set aside about half of the stuffing to fill crown roast of pork cavity. Transfer remaining stuffing to loaf pan large enough to hold stuffing. Cover with foil. Bake stuffing in pan alongside roast during last 1 hour of cooking until thermometer inserted into center registers 155 °F, about 1 hour.
Invert stuffing in pan onto platter. Slice stuffing and serve with roast.

Apple au gratin with apricot  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes


2 pounds baking apples
2 tablespoons dark rum
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup apricot preserves
2 teaspoons sugar Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel apples. Core, and cut into thin round slices.
Combine rum and sugar. Pour over apples. Let stand a hour.
Spread apricot preserves over bottom of an 8-inch round baking dish.
Arrange apple slices on top. Save juice.
Sprinkle apples with sugar.
Bake until soft and brown. Cool.
Heat liquid, pour over apples. Serve warm.

Apple Beignets bretons  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

These little treats are fluffy and airy, super tender and delicious to the very last bite.
The recipe is a specialty from Brittany, France. The Reinette apples variety is used for the recipe
3 apples (Honeycrisp, Stayman, Jonathan, Reinette)
2 tablespoons of rum or Calvados
3 heaped tablespoons of flour
2 tablespoons of fine sugar
3 eggs
1/4 l (1 cup) milk
salted butter Peel, core and grate the apples.
Sprinkle them with the rum or Calvados and mix everything well.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar and beaten eggs. Add the milk and whisk everything together to remove any lumps.
Fold the apples into the batter.
Melt a teaspoon of butter in a small pan (blini pan style). Place 2 tablespoons of the beignet mix in the frying pan, distributing the grated apples over the surface.
When the beignet is set and browned on one side, flip it. Add another teaspoon of butter to the pan and brown the other side.
Repeat the operation with the apple-batter mixture.
Reserve the beignets pancakes in a dish.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Enjoy still warm.

Apple betty  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:50 minutes


6 cups apples, peeled and sliced, (granny smith or McIntosh)
1 cup Graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup orange juice
Topping:
1/2 cup Graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 teaspoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine baking apples, Graham cracker crumbs,
dark brown sugar, cinnamon, and orange juice.
Arrange as a mount in a buttered baking dish.
Topping:
Combine Graham cracker crumbs, bread crumbs, dark brown sugar,
melted butter, and vanilla. Spread over apples.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes. Test center for doneness.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Apple blue cheese and hazelnut salad on endive leaves  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time:20 minutes


1 large Tart-sweet red apple, such as a gala or Braeburn. cored, cut into 1/8" dice.
3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled, to yield about 3/4 cup
3/4 cup (2 large) ribs celery, finely chopped
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Kosher Salt
5 Belgium endives, leaves separated; smaller leaves saved for another use
1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and coarsley chopped In a medium bowl, combine the apple, blue cheese, celery, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Stir gently to combine. Season to taste with salt.
To assemble, mound a small spoonful of the apple mixture onto the core end of each endive leaf. Sprinkle with the hazelnuts and serve.

Apple blueberry crisp  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes


8

6 cups fresh blueberries
4 cups sliced peeled green apples
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Spoon in an oven proof casserole dish.

Topping:
1/2 cup flour
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup quick oatmeal
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine the blueberries, apples, sugar,
cornstarch and lemon juice.
Spoon in an oven proof casserole dish.
Topping:
Combine the dough and crumble by hand over fruit.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown
and apples are tender.
Serve warm with cream or ice cream.

Apple bread pudding with Butterscotch Sauce   Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes

You can use other bread like Challah bread, panettone, brioche.
4 4x4-inch slices firm white bread, crusts trimmed
2 teaspoons butter
2 medium apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
8 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon dried currants or raisins
2 cups milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Hot Butterscotch Sauce (Makes 2 ½ cups )

1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup butter
1 1/3 cups light cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly butter 9-inch-square baking dish.
Cut each bread slice into 4 squares with crusts trimmed.
Arrange half of bread squares in single layer in prepared dish.
Melt 2 teaspoons butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Add apples; sauté 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar; sauté until apples are golden, about 5 minutes.
Arrange apples atop bread in dish. Sprinkle with currants.
Top with remaining bread slices in single layer.
Bring milk to simmer in small saucepan.
Whisk eggs and remaining 6 tablespoons sugar in medium mixing bowl to blend.
Gradually whisk in hot milk, then vanilla and cinnamon.
Pour over bread and apple mixture.
Place pie dish in roasting pan.
Add enough hot water to roasting pan to come halfway up sides of pie dish.
Bake bread pudding until top is golden and custard is set, about 40 minutes.
Remove from water. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Butterscotch Sauce

In saucepan, bring sugar, syrup and butter to boil; stirring; boil for 3 minutes. Stir in cream and bring back to boil. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Cool to room temperature.

Apple cake  Print Recipe

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour 10 minutes


1 1/4 cups oil
2 cups sugar
2 eggs beaten
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 large apples, grated
1 cup nuts, chopped Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a large tube pan.
In a mixing bowl, mix first 3 ingredients well.
Add dry ingredients, then apples, nuts and vanilla.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes,
or until skewer inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes.
Remove from pan and cool completely on rack.

Apple cake with hot butterscotch sauce   Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time:45 minutes


1 1/4 cups chopped dates
1/2 cup Calvados or apple cider
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups grated peeled apples
3 cups flour
4 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


Hot Butterscotch Sauce

Makes 2 ½ cups

1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup butter
1 1/3 cups light cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 13x9-inch cake pan. Heat dates and Calvados, covered until bubbly; simmer for 1 minute. Let cool.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time: stir in apples and date mixture. In separate bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves; gently stir into apple batter just until mixed. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched in centre.
Serve cake warm with Hot Butterscotch Sauce. Recipe adapted from Canada Living October 1990 Georgian Bay restaurant The Spike & Spoon.

Hot Butterscotch Sauce

In saucepan, bring sugar, syrup and butter to boil; stirring; boil for 3 minutes. Stir in cream and bring back to boil. Remove from heat; add vanilla.

Apple charlotte  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


8 large baking apples
1/2 cup apricot jam
1/2 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup water
1 cup whipped cream
18 lady fingers
1 cup whipped cream
1/3 cup apricot jam for glaze Peel, quarter and core apples.
Melt apricot jam in a thick bottom saucepan.
Add apples and cook slowly until apples are melted into a thick sauce.
Dissolve unflavored gelatin in cold water. Set for 5 minutes.
Add to hot apple mix.
Cool mix. Fold in whipped half of the cream.
Line lady fingers on bottom and sides of a charlotte mold.
Spoon apple mixture in mold. Cover and chill.
Unmold apple charlotte unto a serving dish.
Melt the remaining 1/3 cup apricot jam. Strain and spread over charlotte.
Decorate with remaining whipped cream.

Apple cheese crisp   Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


3 tablespoons grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/3 cup soft butter
1/3 cup flour
5 large tart apples
1/3 cup cider



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine grated sharp cheddar cheese,
brown sugar, nutmeg, soft butter and flour.
Peel, core and slice large tart apples. Arrange in a buttered pie dish.
Pour cider over apples. Crumble flour mixture over.
Bake for 40 minutes or until apples are soft.

Apple coffee cake  Print Recipe

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time:50 minutes


For topping:
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Batter:
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup peeled grated apple In a mixing bowl, combine the topping ingredients, mix well and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder,
baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Beat eggs, sour cream, and melted shortening in a small bowl.
Stir into dry ingredients and mix just until blended. Stir in apple.
Spread evenly in a greased 9-inch-square pan. Sprinkle topping over batter.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Apple cranberry crisp  Print Recipe

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:50 minutes


Topping:
1 1/4 cups quick cooking rolled oats
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sliced almonds
4 pounds tart apples, peeled, quartered, cored and sliced
3 cups cranberries
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon flour
vanilla ice cream Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Butter a 13-by-9-by-2 inch baking dish or a 3-quart baking dish, 2-inch deep. In a bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon cardamon, and salt.
Add butter and mix all ingredients until crumbly. Mix in the almonds. In a large bowl, combine apples, cranberries and granulated sugar. Mix in 1 tablespoon flour and remaining cinnamon and cardamon. Mix well. Transfer to the prepared dish.
Spread the oat mixture evenly over fruit. Bake until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender, about 50 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream.

Apple crêpes  Print Recipe

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes


For crêpes:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla or rum extract

For apple mixture:
6 large baking apples
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup Calvados or apple brandy
1 teaspoon cinnamon Crêpe batter:
In a medium bowl, combine flour, oil, eggs, egg yolks,
and 1/2 cup milk, beating until blended and smooth.
Add remaining milk, whisking until batter is smooth.
Strain batter into a clean bowl. Refrigerate, covered, for 2 hours or longer.
Melt the butter over low heat, and mix into the crêpe batter.
Flavor with vanilla or rum extract.

Apple mixture:
Peel apples. Core and slice thinly. Melt butter in a non-stick frying pan.
Add apple slices. Sauté for 2 minutes over high heat.
Add brown sugar and Calvados or apple brandy.
Sprinkle cinnamon over cooked apples. Transfer to a bowl.

Make apple crêpes:
Heat a 7-inch non-stick skillet until a drop of water sizzles and rolls off.
Pour in 2 tablespoons of batter, rotating pan to cover bottom of skillet evenly.
Spoon 2 large tablespoons of prepared apple mixture over crêpe,
spreading evenly over surface of crêpe.
Pour enough batter to cover apples. Cook for a minute.
Flip the pancake. Use a spatula if necessary. Cook till brown.
Transfer apple crêpe to a greased baking tray.
Continue cooking remaining crêpes.
Can be prepared 2 hours ahead.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Finish baking crêpes until apples are soft, 10 to 12 minutes.
Place a crêpe on each plate.
Top with vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Serve at once.
Note: as an alternative, use half apples, half pears.

Apple crunch   Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


For butter crunch:
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
For apple mixture:
6 apples
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Butter crunch:
Combine ingredients of the butter crunch in a mixing bowl.
Spread one half over bottom of 8 by 8- inch baking pan.
Bake until light brown, about 15 minutes.
Apple mixture:
Peel, core and slice apples. In a large mixing bowl, combine apples,
brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and melted butter.
Spoon apple mixture over butter crunch .
Bake at 350 degrees until apples are cooked and tender.
Sprinkle remaining crunch on top. Bake to brown topping, about 10 minutes.
Serve at room temperature.

Apple fritters  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


1 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
1 egg yolk
1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted (unsalted or salted)
2 egg whites

4 medium apples (Golden delicious, Granny Smith, McIntosh or honey crisp) peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4” rings
3 Tbsp lemon juice, juice
Canola oil , or vegetable oil for frying In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

In a second large bowl, whisk together milk, egg yolk and melted butter. Gradually add the flour mixture into your wet ingredients and whisk until smooth.

Pour 2 to 3 inches of oil into a large pot or dutch oven and heat over medium/high heat to 375˚F on a thermometer.

Peel core and slice apples into 1/4”-thick rings and place into a shallow dish. Squeeze lemon juice over apple slices and gently toss apple rings to coat with lemon juice to prevent browning.

In a medium bowl, beat 2 egg whites with an electric hand mixer, egg beaters or a whisk until stiff peaks form, but whites are not dry. Use a spatula to gently fold whites into the batter until fully incorporated.

Remove apple slices from the lemon juice, then dip both sides of the apples in batter to fully coat, allowing excess batter to drip back into the bowl.
Fry in hot oil batches in a single layer, frying for about 2 minutes per side or until browned, flipping once. Keep oil above 350˚F while frying.

Remove with a strainer and transfer fritters to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil. To serve, dust with powdered sugar or dip both sides in cinnamon sugar.

Apple herbert   Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


4 large baking apples
2 teaspoons raisins
2 teaspoons soft butter
2 teaspoons sliced almonds
4 teaspoons melted red currant jelly
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup dark rum Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut apples in halves horizontally, remove core.
Combine raisins, butter, sliced almonds, and melted red currant jelly.
Spoon in core of apple halves.
Sprinkle a mixture of sugar and cinnamon over apples.
Pour a splash of dark rum over apples.
Bake till tender.

Apple oat-bran muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

Wake up with a muffin that's delicious, loaded with fiber and heart-healthy oat bran, and isn't made with fat.
Canola oil for oiling the muffin pan
2 large green cooking apples
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 cup unbleached white flour
1 1/4 cups oat bran
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 12-ounce can apple-juice concentrate, thawed
1 cup water 1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
Lightly oil a muffin pan for 12 muffins. Peel and core apples; chop them coarsely. Set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, stir together pastry flour, white flour, oat bran, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
3. Add thawed apple-juice concentrate, chopped apples, and enough water to make a light batter.
4. Mix just enough to moisten all ingredients. Divide batter among the muffin cups and bake till lightly browned, 25-30 minutes.
5. Remove muffins from cups while hot.

Apple orange cake   Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:50 minutes


Topping:
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons chopped pecans
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons butter
Cake:
2 cups chopped peeled apples
1/2 cup raisins
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
3 eggs
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 2/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/3 cup orange juice Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter a 10-inch springform pan.
Topping:
Mix together brown sugar, pecans, flour and cinnamon; blend in butter.
Cake:
Mix together apples, raisins, 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon. Beat together brown sugar, sugar and oil. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in orange rind and vanilla. Mix together flour, baking powder and soda. Mix together sour cream and orange juice. Add flour mixture and sour cream mixture alternately to egg mixture, mixing just until blended. Stir in half of apple mixture.
Spread batter into pan.
Top with remaining apple mixture and sprinkle with Topping. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack. Cake can be frozen.

Apple pie cragwood  Print Recipe

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


1 9-inch pie crust and more for lattice top
4 cups cooking apples, peeled and sliced
2 teaspoons butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
4 ounces Calvados or Brandy

for custard:
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons flour
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 ounces melted apricot
1 beaten egg Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
Line pie crust in a 9 inch pie plate. Peel, core, and cut apples into wedges.
Melt butter in a saute pan. Add apples. Cook for 2 minutes. Mix in the cinnamon, sugar, and Calvados and cook apples until tender. Transfer to a large bowl to cool.
To prepare the custard:
combine the sugar, flour, lemon zest, cream, eggs, and vanilla.
Pour over apples and blend well. Pour mixture in pie crust.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Top with the melted apricot jam.
Decorate top of pie with strips of remaining dough into a lattice work.
Brush with a beaten egg. Bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 minutes, until pie is golden brown.
Allow pie to cool, then serve at room temperature.

Apple praline baked brioche challah toast  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:50 minutes

For the recipe use challah bread, brioche or panetone.
You may assemble, cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
3/4 cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups pecan halves
6 cups cubed egg bread (brioche or challah (1­inch cubes)
3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into ½­inch pieces
6 large eggs
2 cups whole milk
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1. Coat two 9­inch round (and at least 2½­inches deep) pie pans (OR a 9 by 13­ inch baking dish) with butter
or nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, mix melted butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Divide butter mixture between prepared
pans and tilt so that it evenly coats the bottom of each pan.
Arrange pecan halves in an attractive pattern
at the bottom of your pans. Cover and refrigerate pans until you're ready to assemble baked French toast.
3. Place bread and apple pieces in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, syrup, vanilla,
and cinnamon. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture and stir until all bread and apples are coated.
4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour the bread and apple mixture over the pecan praline layer. Bake for 45 to 55
minutes or until golden and puffed. If you used pie pans, allow to rest for 5 minutes before turning out onto
serving platters.

Apple pudding   Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time:45 minutes


9 large tart apples
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon rind
1 teaspoon butter

Topping:
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 teaspoons cold butter
1 cup milk
1 egg Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Butter a 9 by 13 inch baking dish. Peel large tart apples.
Core and slice. Layer slices in bottom of dish.
In a bowl, combine apple juice, maple syrup, ground cinnamon,
ground cloves, grated nutmeg, dark brown sugar, and lemon rind.
Pour the mixture over apples. Dot the surface with butter.
Topping:
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon.
Add cold butter and process to a coarse meal.
Stir in milk. Drop dough onto apple filling.
Brush with a beaten egg.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until soft in the center.

Apple sauce cake  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:45 minutes


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup apple sauce
3/4 cup raisins Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and egg. Add molasses. Stir in dry ingredients, apple sauce, and raisins.
Bake in a buttered-floured 8-inch square dish 40 to 45 minutes.

Apple strudel  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


6 phyllo sheets
1/2 cup melted butter
3 cups diced apples, peeled and cored
1/2 cup raisins
3 tablespoons dark rum
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2 ounces melted butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon melted butter
confectioners's sugar
vanilla ice cream Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Brush phyllo leaves with melted butted.
Stack together to fit in a baking sheet.
Soak raisins in dark rum.
Brown dry bread crumbs with melted butter.
In a mixing bowl, combine apples, raisins, crumbs, brown sugar,
chopped walnuts, ground cinnamon, and lemon juice.
Mix ingredients well.
Spoon filling on the lower end of phyllo in a heap, lengthwise.
Roll strudel like a jelly roll. Brush top with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are soft.

Apple strudel with cranberry sauce  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Cooking time:30 minute


For sauce:
2 cups cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 tablespoons kirsch

For strudel:
1/4 cup raisins
1 1/2 tablespoons kirsch
3 medium granny smith apples, peeled, cored, cut 1/3-inch pieces
1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons gingersnap cookie crumbs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
9 sheets phyllo
powdered sugar Sauce:
Combine Cranberries, sugar, water and kirsch in heavy medium saucepan.
Bring to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Reduce heat and cook until most berries burst, about 10 minutes.
Cool slightly. Transfer to processor and purée.
Strudel:
Combine raisins and kirsch in small bowl. Let stand 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine apples, 1/2 cup crumbs, sugar and raisin mixture in bowl.
Brush large baking sheet with some of melted butter.
Place 1 phyllo sheet on work surface with 1 long side parallel to edge of work surface.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cookie crumbs over.
Top with second phyllo.
Brush with butter, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of crumbs.
Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets, melted butter and gingersnap crumbs.
Spoon apple mixture in 3-inch wide log along 1 long side of phyllo,
leaving 2-inch border at long and short edges.
Fold bottom long side over filling, then fold in short sides and roll up jelly roll style.
Transfer strudel to baking sheet, seam side down. Brush top with butter.
Bake strudel 15 minutes. Brush with remaining butter.
Bake until golden, about 30 minutes more.
Cool on baking sheet. Lightly sift powdered sugar over.
Cut into portions. Arrange on serving plates.
Spoon sauce around strudel.

Apple strudelettes  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


1 pound phyllo dough
1/2 cup raisins
3 teaspoons dark rum
3 pounds granny smith apples
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 stick (4 ounces)butter
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 stick melted unsalted butter (to brush phyllo sheets) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Soak raisins in rum. Peel, core and slice apples.
Chop coarsely in food processor. Transfer to mixing bowl.
Combine with sugars.
Brown breadcrumbs in butter, and add to apples with raisins, and half of cinnamon.
Brush a phyllo sheet with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Cut into 4 strips about 41/2 inch wide.
Place 2 tablespoons of apple mixture on lower left corner.
Enclose phyllo in apple mixture.
Brush melted butter over phyllo. Continue with remaining phyllo and filling.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until apples are tender.

Apple tart alsacienne   Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:45 minutes


For the crust:
4 ounces butter, soft
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 egg
2 pounds baking apples

Filling: 1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon flour
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Crust:
Mix butter with flour, cornstarch, salt, sugar, and egg to make a dough.
Roll and line an 9-inch pie plate.
Peel apples. Core,slice into small slivers and arrange in crust. Bake for 20 minutes.
Filling:
In a mixing bowl, combine milk, sugar, flour, cornstarch, eggs, vanilla.
Pour over apples. Continue baking at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
Combine icing sugar with cinnamon. Sprinkle over pie. Serve warm or cold.

Apple-butterscotch pie  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:45 minutes


Basic Pie crust for a Double-Crust Pie
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup half-and-half
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
7 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch wedges
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons cornstarch
grated zest of 1/2 lemon
grated zest of 1/4 orange, optional
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour Preheat the oven to 375 degrees .
In a small saucepan, stir 3/4 cup of the brown sugar and
the half-and-half over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
Remove from the heat and add the butter and the vanilla.
Stir until the butter melts. Set the butterscotch mixture aside to cool completely.
In a medium bowl, toss the apples with the lemon juice.
Add the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, the cornstarch, lemon zest,
and the orange zest (if using), cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the larger disk of dough into a
13-inch round about 1/8 inch thick. Fold the dough in half.
Transfer to a 9-inch pie pan, and gently unfold the dough to fit into the pan.
Sprinkle the bottom of the dough with the flour.
Fill the pie pan with the apple mixture.
Pour the cooled butterscotch mixture over the apples.
On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the remaining pie dough into
a 10- to 11-inch round about 1/8 inch thick.
Fold the dough in half, and gently unfold over the apples to cover the filling.
Using scissors or a sharp knife, trim the edges of the 2 pie crusts to a 1-inch overhang.
Pinching the 2 crusts together, fold the dough under itself so the edge of
the fold is flush with the edge of the pie pan.
Flute the crust around the edges of the pan.
Cut a few slits in the top crust so the steam can escape.
Bake until golden brown and the juices are bubbling (look into the slits to check), about 45 minutes.
Cool completely on a wire cake rack.

Apple-cranberry crisp with warm toffee sauce  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes

Rich toffee sauce adds lavishness to this tart autumn-fruit crisp.
Toffee Sauce:
1/4 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Apple Crisp:
8 cups peeled and sliced apples
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen whole cranberries, cut in half
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
6 tablespoons melted butter 1. For toffee sauce; measure water into a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Add sugar and butter; do not stir! Measure out whipping cream, set near the stove along with vanilla.
2. Place saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil without stirring. Let bubble briskly for 5 to 7 minutes or until the sugar begins to change color. Swirl pan gently on the unit until the color becomes deeply golden. Avert your face (as hot steam rapidly rises) and near the side of the pan, pour in whipping cream. Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth. Slide pan off heat; stir in vanilla. Cool until lukewarm before pouring into a container; sauce thickens as it cools. (Once cooled, sauce can be covered and refrigerated for up to a week.) Warm sauce in a small saucepan or briefly in the microwave before serving.
3. For crisp, evenly spread fruit in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish or pan. Stir brown sugar with flour and cinnamon; mix in oats. Pour in butter; stir until crumbs form and topping is evenly moistened. Spread over fruit.
Bake in preheated 350ºF (180ºC) oven 40 minutes, or until fruit is soft when tested with a skewer. Crisp is delicious warm or at room temperature. (If made ahead, cool, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Warm, uncovered, in a 350ºF (180ºC) oven for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.)
To serve, pour about 1 tablespoon of toffee syrup onto each serving plate, cover with a portion of the crisp and drizzle a bit more sauce overtop.

Apple-cranberry crumble pie  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour 10 minutes


1 cup flour
1/2 cup packed golden brown sugar
1/3 cup oatmeal (not instant)
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cut into pieces
1 16-ounce can whole cranberry sauce
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 9-inch deep dish frozen pie shell, unthawed Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
For topping:
Mix first 4 ingredients. Add butter, mix until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
For filling:
Place baking sheet in oven. Toss apples, cranberry sauce, sugar and cornstarch until well blended.
Transfer apple-cranberry filling to frozen pie shell, mounding in centre.
Sprinkle topping over pie. Set pie on baking sheet in oven. Bake until apples are tender, juices bubble thickly and crust is golden, about 1 hour 10 minutes.
Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Apple-oatmeal crisp with irish whiskey cream  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 pounds Rome Beauty or Winesap apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons Irish whiskey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom Pinch salt
1/4 cup Irish oatmeal
1/4 cup toasted, chopped walnut pieces

Irish Whiskey Cream:
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons Irish whiskey


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Lightly butter an 11 by 7-inch baking pan and set aside.
In a large skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat. Add the apples, lemon juice, 1/2-cup of the brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of the flour. Stir well, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the whiskey, cinnamon, cardamom and salt, stir well, and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. In a large bowl combine the remaining flour, oatmeal and remaining 1/2-cup sugar. Add the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter, and with your fingers or a pastry blender, work the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the walnuts and mix well.
Place the apple mixture in the greased pan and sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the top. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 35 to 40 minutes. Serve hot with the Irish Whiskey Cream.
Irish Whiskey Cream:
Whip the cream until it begins to form soft peaks. Add the sugar and whiskey and beat until stiff peaks form. Cover and chill until needed.

Baked acorn squash with chestnuts apples and leeks  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour


4 halved, seeded Acorn Squash
1 1/2 cups diced Celery
2 peeled, diced Granny Smith Apples
10 oz diced day-old Bread (crusts removed)
1/2 cup chopped Parsley
1/3 cup Vegetable Stock
3 tbsp Unsalted Butter
2 halved, sliced Leeks, white part
2 tsp fine chopped Thyme
7 oz cooked Chestnuts
1/3 cup Heavy Cream
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper Preheat the oven at 350 F and brush the cut sides of each squash using olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
Place cut sides of squash down on two baking sheets. Roast 25 minutes or until tender.
Melt butter and olive oil in a skillet. Add celery with leeks, salt and pepper, cooking on medium heat for about eight minutes, stirring now and then.
Add apples and thyme, cooking on medium high about five minutes, or until until the apples begin to soften.
Scrape the mixture into a bowl. Work in bread, parsley, stock, chestnuts, and cream, tossing to mix well; salt and pepper.
Turn the squash so cut sides face up. Fill the cavities with stuffing and bake 20 minutes, or until tender and golden brown.

Baked spaghetti squash with spinach and cheese  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:2 hours

It can be prepared ahead, then baked just before ready to serve.
Swiss chard can be used as a substitute for spinach as it is in season with spaghetti squash. Separate the green leaves from the white. Dice the white stems and steam with green leaves.
6 cups cooked spaghetti squash (from about 1 large squash)
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup minced onion
3 Tbsp flour
2 cups 2% or skim milk
1 cup fat free chicken broth (vegetable broth for vegetarian)
3 Tbsp tomato salsa
4 oz reduced fat cheddar cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
4 cups (about 4 oz) baby spinach, steamed for 3 minutes
1/4 cup grated parmesan
Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
Cut the squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Place squash on a baking sheet. Bake until tender, about 1 hour. Separate the strands of squash with a fork and place in a medium bowl; discard shells. Maintain the oven temperature.

Heat butter and oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook about 2 minutes. Stir in flour. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring continually 3 - 4 minutes.
Add milk and chicken broth and continue whisking, raising heat to medium-high until it comes to a boil and becomes smooth and thick, about 2 minutes stirring; season with salt and pepper.
Once it becomes thick, remove from heat, add cheddar cheese and mix well until cheese is melted. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, add cooked spaghetti squash and chopped baby spinach, pour into a baking dish and sprinkle with tomato salsa and Parmesan cheese on top. Bake until bubbly and golden 25 to 30 minutes.

Blueberry corn bread  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:50 minutes


1 cup flour
1 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 large egg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup blueberries Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Butter one 9-inch by 5-inch by 3-inch loaf pans. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add cornmeal and blend well.
In a separate bowl, combine and beat milk, egg, and butter.
Pour the wet ingredients over dry mixture. Stir to blend. Fold in the blueberries.
Pour batter into pans.
Bake for about 50 minutes. Cool corn bread on rack for 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack to cool completely. Refrigerate wrapped for 2 days, or freeze for 2 weeks.

Blueberry pie  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:45 minutes


Double Crust Pie Dough
Makes enough pastry for 1 2-crust pie

Ingredients:
2 1/3 cups All-purpose flour
4 tsp Granulated sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Cool unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 Large egg, directly from the fridge
2 tbsp Cold water
2 tsp White vinegar or lemon juice

Cooked Blueberry Filling:
4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 medium apple, peeled and coarsely grated
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
1 tsp lemon or lime zest
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
2 ½ Tbsp cornstarch
Assembly:
1 recipe Double crust pie dough
1 egg mixed with 2 Tbsp water, for brushing
Turbinado or granulated sugar, for sprinkling

Directions for Double Crust Pie Dough:
Combine the flour, sugar and salt. Cut butter into small pieces (you can pull the butter from the fridge 30 minutes before adding) and add to the flour, mixing it in until the dough is a rough, crumbly texture.
Whisk the egg, water and vinegar or lemon juice and add it all at once, mixing until dough comes together. Shape dough into 2 logs or discs, wrap them in plastic and chill for at least one hour before rolling.
The pie dough can be frozen for up to 6 months and thawed in the refrigerator.

For the filling, bring the blueberries, apple, sugar, citrus juice, zest and cinnamon up to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, cooking until the blueberries are soft and tender, about 10 minutes. Whisk the cornstarch with a few tablespoons of cold water and add this to the blueberry filling, stirring and returning to a simmer until the filling has thickened and is glossy. Set aside to cool to room temperature. If making ahead, store the filling chilled, but bring it up to room temperature before baking into a pie.

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Pull out the dough from the fridge 15-30 minutes before rolling. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the first disk of dough into a circle just less than ¼-inch thick. Dust a 9-inch pie plate with flour and line the plate with the pastry, leaving the edges untrimmed. Spoon the blueberry filling into the crust.

Roll out the second disk of pastry slightly thinner than the bottom crust, about 1/8 - inch, but into more of a square shape. Use a knife or pastry wheel to cut long strips about ½ -inch wide (you should have between 12 and 18 strips). Lay half of the strips over the blueberry pie filling, leaving a ½ -inch between them. Gently lift alternating strip of pastry, folding them halfway back. Place a new strip of pastry perpendicular against where the strips are folded back, then fold those very pieces over the newly laid strip. Now lift the opposite alternating strips and fold them back as far as they can go (to the edge of that newly laid strip) and place a second perpendicular strip beside it. Repeat this technique moving toward one side of the pie shell, and then repeat towards the other side, until the top has a complete lattice top. Trim away the excess pastry and pinch the edges to create a fluted design. Brush the lattice top with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake the pie for 10 minutes at 400 F, then reduce the oven temperature to 375 F and cook for about another 40 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown. Cool the pie to room temperature and then chill until ready to serve.

Blueberry-buckwheat pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes


3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups buttermilk
2 teaspoons canola oil
2 large eggs, separated
melted butter
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries or frozen, unthawed Mix first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
Stir in buttermilk, oil and egg yolks.
Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until medium-firm peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into batter.
Heat a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat; lightly brush skillet with melted butter. Drop batter by ¼ cupfuls into skillet; spread to 4 inch rounds. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons blueberries over each round. Cook until tops are covered with small bubbles and bottom are golden, about 2 minutes. Turn and cook until second sides are golden, about 1 minute.
Repeat with remaining batter and blueberries, brushing skillet with melted butter for each batch.

Braised beef flamande  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:2 hours


4 ounces bacon, cut across into 1/2 inch pieces
3 pounds beef chuck, cubed
2 pounds sliced onion
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups beer
1 cup beef stock
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon chopped thyme leaves
2 bay leaves In a heavy bottom cast iron skillet, cook bacon bits to crisp.
Remove bacon and save. Add the cubed beef chuck in the bacon fat. Add sliced onion, brown.
Remove fat. Singe with flour. Mix well. Add beer and beef stock to cover. Bring to boil. Add small amount of wine vinegar, minced garlic, thyme and bay leaf. Cover.
Cook for 2 hours or until beef is tender.
Sprinkle with crisp bacon before serving.
This Flemish style dish is served with braised red cabbage.

Broccoli stems cabbage slaw  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 25 minutes


1/4 cup raisins
3 or 4 broccoli stems
1/2 small green cabbage
1 small carrot, peeled
1 Granny Smith green apple

COLESLAW DRESSING

Mix well and refrigerate until ready to use. Soak raisins into a cup of hot water to soften. Peel the broccoli stems, discarding the tough ends.
Shred with a salad shredder or food processor. Remove and discard tough outer leaves from cabbage.
Shred cabbage fine. Shred carrot with the finest blade. Drain raisins well and add to broccoli, carrot and cabbage shred, mixing well.
Peel and core apple and grate or shred. Add to cabbage-broccoli mixture.
Immediately add Coleslaw Dressing to avoid discoloration of the apple. Toss gently to mix well. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.

COLESLAW DRESSING

Mix well and refrigerate until ready to use.

Butternut squash and apple soup  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 1/4 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into 1-inch cubes
5 to 6 cups vegetable broth
1 Gala apple, peeled, cored, diced
1/2 cup apple juice
light sour cream
Chopped fresh chives Melt butter in large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and nutmeg; sauté until onion begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add squash, 4 1/4 cups broth, apple, and apple juice. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered until squash and apple are tender, about 30 minutes.
Working in batches, puree soup in blender until smooth. Return soup to pot. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring soup to simmer, thinning with more broth if desired. Ladle soup into bowls.
Garnish with sour cream and chives.

Carrot muffins with zucchini and pineapple  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes


2 cups flour
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 golden delicious apple cored and finely chopped
3/4 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil Preheat oven to 375 degrees .
Mix all ingredients except eggs and oil in a large bowl. Beat eggs and oil in a separate bowl.
Stir flour mix into eggs. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each cup. Bake for about 25 minutes.
Transfer muffins on a rack to cool. Serve warm.

Celery chestnut and apple soup  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour

From Daniel Boulud’s Café Boulud Cookbook, Daniel Boulud and Dorie Greenspan, Scribner 1999.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, peeled, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 medium leek, white part only, trimmed, thinly sliced, washed and dried
2 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch cubes
10 ounces celery root, peeled and cut into cubes
1 bay leaf
1 sprig thyme
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground white pepper
Pinch of celery salt
3/4 pound peeled fresh chestnuts from 1 ¼ pounds chestnuts in shells, or 3/4 pound dry-packed bottled or vacuum-sealed peeled fresh chestnuts
2 quarts homemade unsalted chicken stock or store-bought low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream 1) Heat the oil in a stockpot or large casserole over medium heat. Add the onion, leek, apples, celery root, bay leaf, thyme, nutmeg, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, or until the onions and leeks are soft but not colored. Add the chestnuts and chicken stock and bring to the boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook, skimming the surface regularly, 35 to 40 minutes, or until the chestnuts can be mashed easily with a fork. Add the heavy cream and simmer 5 to 10 minutes more, then discard the bay leaf and thyme.

2) Purée the soup until smooth using a blender, food processor or hand-held immersion blender, then pass it through a fine-mesh strainer. At this point, you should have about 2 quarts of soup. If you have more, or if you think the soup is too thin – the soup should have the consistency of a velouté or light cream soup – simmer it over medium heat until thickened. Taste and, if necessary, adjust the seasoning. (The soup can be cooled completely and stored in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days or frozen for up to a month. Bring the soup back to a boil before serving.)

3) Place a few chestnuts in a pan and let cook on a medium heat. Add some soup (about 2 tablespoons) and let the mixture cook with the chestnuts (about 5 minutes). Top the soup with the chestnuts and serve hot

Celery root and fennel slaw with green apple and manchego  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:5 minutes


1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/2 cup olive oil
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
4 cups very thinly sliced fennel
1 1/2 cups matchsticks Granny Smith apple (from about 1/2 large)
1 1/2 cups matchsticks peeled celery root (from about 1/4 small) or celery
1 1/2 cups matchsticks peeled daikon (from about 1/2 medium)
3 ounces Manchego cheese, shaved, divided Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss pumpkin seeds and 1 tsp. oil on a rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown and puffed, about 5 minutes; let cool. Finely chop 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds. 

Whisk chopped pumpkin seeds, lemon juice, mustard, maple syrup, vinegar and remaining oil in a medium bowl; season dressing with salt and pepper.


Combine fennel, Asian pear, celery root, Granny Smith apple, most of the Manchego, and remaining pumpkin seeds in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over top and toss to combine; season with salt and pepper. Top with remaining Manchego.

Celery root remoulade  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes


1 medium celery root, about 12 ounces
1 Granny Smith apple
1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons heavy cream
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Peel celery root; core apple. Grate both on the large holes of a box grater. Toss with lemon juice.
Whisk together yogurt, cream, mustard, salt and pepper. Add to celery root and apple; and toss to combine.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cheese soufflé  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 tablespoon flour

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 cup flour
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
5 eggs
1 cup (4 oz by weight) grated Swiss cheese
1 cup (4 oz by weight) grated cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Brush the interior of 2 4-cup soufflé molds with the softened butter. Dust the bottom and sides with flour. Set aside.
In a heavy saucepan melt the butter. Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon And cook over low heat for 3 minutes. Add the milk. Cook over medium-high Heat while whisking until sauce becomes thick and bubbly. Transfer the sauce to a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and nutmeg. Separate the eggs.
Mix egg yolks and cheeses in the thick cream sauce. (can be prepared 2 hours in advance up to this point.) In an electric mixing bowl, whip the egg whites with cream of tartar until the whites are firm fluffy. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the whites into the cheese mixture.
Pour soufflé mixture into mold. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F. after 10 minutes Soufflé should rise two inches or more above mold. Serve when ready. I serve cheese soufflé with tomato basil sauce or melted brie.

Cider apples  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:10 minutes


3 tablespoons butter
2 large golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 Cortland apples, peeled, cored, sliced
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup apple cider
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon Melt butter in heavy skillet. add apple slices. sprinkle with sugar. Stir.
Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring from time to time, for 4 to 5 minutes.
Stir in apple cider and cinnamon.
Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender.
Remove cover and boil until syrup begins to thicken.
To serve:
Spoon warm apples into compote dishes.
Top each serving with a small scoop of frozen yogurt.
Delicious served over Brown sugar Pound cake.

Cinnamon apple stuffed challah  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:35 minutes


1 envelope instant yeast
2½ cups bread flour
½ cup warm water (100 degrees)
2 eggs for the dough and 1 egg for an egg wash
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
¼ cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
1 teaspoon salt
2 apples, washed, peeled, and diced into ½ inch pieces (I used Golden Delicious) Whisk yeast and ½ cup of flour with warm water (100 degrees) into a slurry. Let it sit for 10 minutes until puffy.
Mix in two eggs, oil, vanilla, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ cup sugar, and salt into the yeast until all mixed.
Then add the rest of the flour, and mix with your hands into a shaggy ball.
Knead dough for about 10 minutes until smooth; add more water if it is tough or flour if it is sticky.
Put the dough in a clean and warm bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it ferment (rise) in a warm place for one hour until puffy.
Peel and dice your apples into ½ inch pieces and mix with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon sugar.
Once dough is ready, divide into three sections and roll each one out into a flat piece on parchment paper. Sprinkle some apples at one end and roll up the long way making sure to avoid air bubbles.
Repeat with other dough balls.
Braid up the strands starting in the middle, and put your challah on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
Cover with plastic wrap and ferment (rise) another hour and a half until it has tripled in size.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Make an egg wash with the last egg, use pastry brush to brush it on the loaf, and bake for 35 minutes until golden brown.
Serve with honey!

Cod soup with coconut milk  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time:10 minutes

Cooking time:7 minutes

Bird's eye chilis range from 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville Heat Units on the Scoville Scale. Compare this to a typical jalapeno pepper, which averages 5,000 SHU, and the bird's eye pepper is anywhere from 10 to 20 times hotter. That's quite a lot of heat!
1 lb thick cod fillets, skinless and boneless
2 dl of coconut milk
2 small carrots
1 red pepper
4 spring onions
2 pinches of grated lime zest
1 fresh bird's eye chili
4 pinches of curry
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
1 tablespoon of peanut oil
1 pinch of salt Peel the spring onions, wash them and cut them into oblique slices, including the green part. Brush the carrots, wash them and cut them into very thin oblique slices. Wash the pepper and cut it into very thin slices. Wash, sort and cut the pepper into strips.
Rinse the fish fillets, pat them dry and cut them into 2 cm wide strips. Heat the oil in a 23 cm cast iron casserole dish and brown the spring onions, carrot and pepper.
Add the coconut milk, lemon zest, chili pepper, salt and curry. Mix and add the cod strips. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Finally add the coriander, mix and remove from the heat. Pour the soup into 4 plates and serve.

Cold curried chicken  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:10 minutes


2 cups cooked chicken breasts, cubed
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 medium chopped white onion
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
1 teaspoon chopped mango chutney
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup cream
1 medium papaya Heat the oil and add the onion. Sauté and stir occasionally, until soft. Add curry powder, tomato sauce and chutney.
Mix and remove from heat. Mix in the mayonnaise. Whip the cream to soft peaks. Stir in the curry sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Place the chicken pieces on a serving dish. Cover with the sauce and garnish with papaya slices.

Cold smoked seal loin  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:30 minutes

Cooking time:8 hours

Todd Perrin is the celebrated owner and head chef of the Mallard Cottage restaurant in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada. He was also a contestant on Top Chef Canada, where he once cooked seal.
8 seal loins, trimmed of all fat
For the brine:
8 litres water
2 cups apple cider
1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cups salt
2 cups brown sugar
6 Bay leaves
Bunch fresh thyme
Combine all and bring to simmer. While brine is heating, dry roast the following dry spices:
3 TBS black peppercorns
3 TBS mustard seed
5 TBS coriander seed
3 TBS fennel seed
1 TBS dried chilies
Brine:
Combine all and bring to simmer. While brine is heating, dry roast the dry spices

Add all spices to simmering brine and continue to simmer for 1.5 hours. Cool.
Cover loins with brine in non-reactive container and leave in refrigerator approximately 12-16 hours.
Remove from brine, pat dry and leave in refrigerator for further 6 hours on drying rack, uncovered.
Cold smoke, six to eight hours. Wood of choice – I like alder.
Remove from smoker, and place in 500F oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Chill in refrigerator. Slice thinly and serve, carpaccio style.

Corned beef and cabbage  Print Recipe

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:2 hours

Serve this traditional Irish recipe for a special St. Patrick's Day dinner.
(3 to 3 1/2-pound) corned beef brisket
1 cup apple cider or apple juice
2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
3 bay leaves
10 (about 1 pound) small whole white onions or small carrots
4 medium potatoes, peeled, cut into quarters
1 medium (4 cups) rutabaga, peeled, cut into 2-inch chunks (optional)
1 small head cabbage, cut into 8 wedges

Mustard Sauce:
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 cup horseradish mustard*
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar

Heat oven to 325°F. Place beef brisket in roaster; add juices and spices from brisket package. Combine all seasoning ingredients in small bowl; pour over brisket. Cover; bake for 2 hours.
Add vegetables. Cover; continue baking for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until brisket is fork tender and vegetables have the desired doneness.
Remove brisket and vegetables to serving platter; keep warm. Beat whipping cream in chilled small bowl at high speed until soft peaks form.
Gently stir in horseradish mustard and vinegar by hand. Serve mustard sauce with brisket and vegetables.
*Substitute 1/4 cup country-style Dijon mustard and 1/4 cup prepared horseradish.
Prepare mustard sauce as directed above. Cover; store refrigerated up to three days. This mustard sauce is also good served with roast beef and pork.

Country apple cake  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 teaspoons milk
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon dark rum
1 pinch salt
3 large baking apples Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream in an electric mixer soft butter, sugar, and vanilla.
Mix in milk, flour, cornstarch. Beat in eggs one by one.
Stir in baking powder, rum, and salt.
Spoon in an 8-inch buttered round mold. Peel and slice 3 apples.
Stick slices in batter.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes.

Country apple pie  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:45 minutes


1 9-inch pie crust, fully cooked
1 pound apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon flour
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt

Topping:
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
4 teaspoons melted butter
2 teaspoons brown sugar Preheat oven to 375 degrees Peel and core apples.
Cut into wedges. Stew in 1/4 cup water.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, molasses, cinnamon,
nutmeg and salt. Add apples.
Spoon in pie shell.
Combine the topping ingredients in a bowl.
Sprinkle evenly over the pie.
Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Cranberry apple cobbler  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour


1 (12-ounce) package cranberries
1 1/2 cups apple juice
3/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
10 cups sliced peeled apples

Topping:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, cubed
2/3 cup milk Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In heavy saucepan, bring cranberries, apple juice, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg to boil over medium heat; cook, stirring, until thickened.
Spoon into 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange apples over cranberry mixture, overlapping to fit.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Topping:
Combine flour, all but 1 tablespoon of the sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until in coarse crumbs. Drizzle with milk, stirring until in pebble-size chunks. Drop by spoonfuls onto apples.
Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Note:
Apples that hold their shape well in this recipe . Golden Delicious, Idared, Mutsu (Crispin)and Northern Spy.

Cream of pumpkin soup  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon minced onions
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
2 cups peeled pumpkin, cut into pieces
1 bay leaf
pinch of saffron
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
to taste salt and pepper
1 cup light cream
1 ounce butter
In a soup pot, melt butter, add the flour and stir over medium heat for 3 minutes. Mix in the onions and cook for 2 more minutes.
Whisk in the chicken stock. Add pumpkin pieces and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add bay leaf, saffron, lemon juice, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
Puree soup in a blender. Stir in the light cream and butter. Serve hot.

Creamy chickpea soup with crisp tofu  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:2 hours 30 minutes


2 bay leaves
2 cloves garlic, smashed
2 to 3 sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup dried chickpeas, sorted through and rinsed
1 tsp. kosher salt
For the soup:

3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1 medium carrot, peeled and diced
1 inner rib celery, diced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 Tbs. sherry vinegar
10 oz. firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch dice
3 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh chives Cook the beans:
Wrap the bay leaves, garlic, and thyme in cheesecloth and tie with twine. Put the chickpeas in a large pot and cover with water by 2 inches (about 2 quarts). Add the herb bundle and the salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat to maintain a very gentle simmer, cover, and cook until the chickpeas are tender (try biting into one) but not splitting and falling apart, about 2 hours (check occasionally to be sure the chickpeas aren't boiling and are covered with liquid; add water if needed). Discard the herb bundle. Set aside the chickpeas and their cooking liquid.

Make the soup:
Heat 1-1/2 Tbsp. of the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat for 30 seconds. Add the onion, carrot, and celery, season with salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften and start to brown, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring. Add the chickpeas and their cooking liquid (there should be about 5 cups; if not, add more water to equal this amount) and half of the thyme. Season well with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a bare simmer, and cook for 30 minutes so that the chickpeas soften a little more but don’t break up. Working in batches, purée the chickpeas and broth in a blender. Return the puréed soup to the saucepan, stir in the cream, vinegar, and remaining chopped thyme, and keep warm over low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Taste for salt, pepper, and vinegar.

Set a large skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Cook the tofu in the remaining 1-1/2 Tbs. oil until it’s brown, about 5 minutes; With a slotted spoon. transfer half the tofu to a plate lined with paper towels and stir the rest into the soup.
Laddle the soup into shallow bowls. Sprinkle with the tofu, scatter with the chives, and drizzle with a bit of the reserved tofu oil, if you like. Serve immediately.

Croatian soparnik  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time:1 hour 20 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

Soparnik is known as a Croatian version of pizza, although it’s more like a pie, with dough on the top and bottom. It’s traditionally filled with swiss chard.
300 g plain flour (about 2 cups, plus more for dusting)
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Black pepper
2/3 cup (150ml water)

For the filling:
Large handful Swiss chard
1 onion finely diced
3 cloves garlic minced
4 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt
Black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil optional, to serve
1. Add the plain flour, olive oil and salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl. Gradually adding the water, knead the mixture with clean hands until it comes together into a dough. The dough should be moist but not overly sticky, so you may not need all of the water (or you may need to adjust the water).
2. Continue to knead for a few more minutes, until the dough is fairly elastic. Place the ball of dough into a lightly oiled bowl, and cover. Allow to rest for 1 hour.
3. While the dough is resting, prepare the filling. Remove any tough stems from the Swiss chard, and chop the leaves and stems. Add the finely diced onion, garlic and parsley, along with a tablespoon of olive oil and a touch more salt and pepper. Mix well, and set aside.
4. When the dough has rested, transfer it to a lightly floured surface. Divide the mixture in two equal pieces, and roll the first section out to your desired size (the thinner the better).
5. Transfer the rolled-out dough to a sheet of baking paper, and add the filling, making sure it's spread out evenly to the edges of the dough.
6. Roll out the second piece of dough in the same size, and place it over the filling.
7. Using a rolling pin, press the two layers of dough together over the filling, pressing out as much air as possible and tightly sealing the edges. Make a few small holes in the top of the pie with a fork.
8. Bake at 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F) for around 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Cut into diamonds with a pizza cutter, and serve warm, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil if desired.

Crown roast of pork with stuffing  Print Recipe

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:2 hours

This is a spectacular main-course. Ask the butcher to grind any pork trimmings that will be used in the stuffing.
For pork:
1 8-pound crown roast of pork (12 ribs)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried sage
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups canned beef broth


Recipe of APPLE AND PORK STUFFING


For gravy:
1 cup apple cider
4 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons applejack brandy or brandy Make pork:
Transfer crown roast of pork to large rimmed baking sheet. Brush pork with oil. Combine salt, sugar, thyme, sage and pepper in small bowl. Rub spice mixture over pork. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Fill pork cavity with enough stuffing to mound in center. Roast pork 20 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325 degrees. Continue roasting until thermometer inserted into center of pork meat registers 150 degrees about 1 hour 50 minutes. Continue roasting until thermometer inserted into center of pork and stuffing registers 155 degrees. Transfer roast to platter.
For gravy:
Add 1 cup broth to baking sheet and scrape up browned bits from bottom of baking sheet. Transfer pan juices to medium saucepan. Spoon fat off top of pan juices. Add remaining 1/2 cup beef broth and apple cider. Bring to boil. Dissolve cornstarch into applejack in small bowl; whisk into broth mixture. Boil until gravy thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer gravy to sauceboat. Carve roast between bones to separate chops. Serve with stuffing and gravy.

Curried chicken and rice salad  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup long grain white rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2 inch dice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 medium celery ribs, finely diced
1 medium red pepper, cut into strips
1/2 cup dried currants
1 Granny Smith apple, diced
3/4 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts, chopped
3 medium scallions, chopped

HONEY-MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE

Makes about 3/4 cup

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon minced garlic
6 tablespoons olive oil Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spread the coconut on a small baking sheet and toast , stirring once or twice, until golden. Let cool.
Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a medium saucepan. Add half the onion and cook stirring, until softened. Add 2 teaspoons of the curry powder and the ginger and cook, stirring, for two minutes. Stir in the rice, 2 cups of water and the salt and bring to a boil.. Cover and cook over low heat until rice is tender.
Transfer to a bowl. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet. Add the chicken and cook stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, the remaining chopped onion and 1 teaspoon curry powder and cook until chicken is cooked through. Add to the rice and let cool, tossing occasionally. Stir in the celery, bell pepper, currants and apple into the chicken and rice.
Add the Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette and toss to coat. Add the coconut, peanuts and scallions to the chicken salad and combine. Serve the salad with your favorite lettuce.

Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette:
Whisk the vinegar with the lemon juice, honey, mustard and garlic. Whisk in the oil and season with salt and pepper.

Curried lamb  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:2 hours


2 tablespoons olive oil
4 pounds lamb shoulder, cut into 2 inch pieces
2 medium onions
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 heaping tablespoon good curry powder
chicken stock
1 cup Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
1 banana
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 sprig thyme
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup raisins
1 Granny Smith apple
Serve with rice and chutney Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In oven-proof skillet, heat up oil to a smoking point. Brown the lamb pieces.
Peel and chop onions finely. Mix with he lamb and brown lightly. Add tomato paste, salt, pepper, flour and curry.
Blend well with the lamb and cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
Cover the meat with chicken stock. Stir well until sauce thickens. Add the chopped garlic clove, diced apples and sliced banana. Bring to a boil. Add thyme and bay leaf.
Cover pot and place in oven for about 1 hour 30 minutes or until meat is tender.
Transfer the pieces of lamb to a clean pot. Strain the sauce over the meat, pressing with a ladle to extract all the sauce.
Peel, core and dice the apple. Combine with the raisins and blend into the curried lamb.
Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
Transfer to a serving dish. Serve with rice and chutney.

Curried quinoa with chickpeas  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes


2 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1 1/2 cups quinoa
1 teaspoon canola oil
3 cups chopped plum tomatoes
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1-19 ounce can chick-peas drained and rinsed
3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or coriander
1/2 cup chopped green onions
salt and pepper Bring 2 cups of the stock to boil.
Stir in quinoa, cover and remove from heat; let stand for 5 minutes. In large nonstick saucepan over medium high heat, heat oil. Stir in tomatoes, stock, curry powder and garlic. Cook, stirring, until tomatoes begin to break up.
Stir in chick-peas; cook until heated through. Combine Quinoa, chick-pea mixture, parsley and green onions.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Dark apple spice cake  Print Recipe

Serves: 16

Preparation time: 35 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour 15 minutes


1 large egg plus
2 whites
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup canola oil plus extra for preparing pan
2 cups all purpose white flour
2/3 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
3 cups fresh apples, peeled
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Granulated or confectioners sugar for dusting cake (optional) Caramel Sauce. Recipe follows.

Caramel Sauce

Makes 1 1/2 cups

1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup evaporated skim milk
1 teaspoon molasses
1/2 teaspoon vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush oil over the inside of a 10-inch bundt pan. Dust with flour and tap out the excess.
In a mixing bowl, whish together eggs, sugar and oil. In another bowl, stir together flours, cocoa, salt, cinnamon and allspice.
Using a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon, add the dry ingredients to the oil mixture alternately with the grated apples. Dissolve baking soda 1/4 cup hot water and stir into the batter. Stir in the raisins and nuts. The batter will be thick.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour 10 minutes, or until the top springs back when touched lightly and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before unmolding from the pan. Let cool. Sprinkle with sugar or serve with caramel sauce.
Caramel sauce:
In small heavy-bottomed pot, combine sugar and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Cook, without stirring, for about 15 minutes, or until the syrup turns amber. (Take care not to burn it.)
Remove from heat and cool 2 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in butter. Gradually stir in milk. Return to the heat and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute, or until caramel has dissolved. Stir in molasses and vanilla.
Serve warm. ( The sauce can be cooled, then stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Warm slightly before serving.)

Double apple cake   Print Recipe

Serves: 10

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


2 Granny Smith apples
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 2/3 cups sifted cake and pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
2/3 cup applesauce

Topping:
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel, core and thinly slice apples. Beat sugar and butter until crumbly.
Beat in egg. Beat in yogurt and vanilla.
Combine flour, ginger, baking powder, baking soda and salt;
fold into butter mixture alternately with apple sauce.
Spoon in lightly greased 9-inch springform pan.
Arrange apples in overlapping concentric circles on top.
Topping:
Combine sugar, water and cinnamon; brush over apples.
Bake for 40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
Let cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Remove side of pan;
let cool completely.

Dutch apple pie  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 1 hour

Cooking time:1 hour


Pie Crust
1¼ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out the dough
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening or butter , chilled
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
4-5 tablespoons ice water

Apple Filling
5 large Granny Smith apples (about 2½ pounds)
4 large McIntosh apples (about 2 pounds)
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup heavy cream

Streusel Topping
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


1. For the pie crust: Process the flour, salt and sugar in a food processor until combined. Add the shortening or butter and process until the mixture has the texture of coarse sand, about 10 seconds. Scatter the butter pieces over the flour mixture; cut the butter into the flour until the mixture is pale yellow and resembles coarse crumbs, with butter bits no larger than small peas, about ten 1-second pulses. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of the ice water over the mixture. Continue to pulse until the mixture comes together in a loose ball. Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 2 days.

Note: If you do not have a food processor, use this method to make the pie dough: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and salt. Scatter the shortening and butter over the dry ingredients and, using a pastry blender or your fingers, work the fat into the flour mixture until it looks like coarse sand. Then sprinkle the water over the mixture and use a fork to incorporate until it is evenly moistened and the dough will hold together when pinched between your fingers.

2. Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Roll the dough on a lightly floured work surface to a 12-inch circle. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie plate. Ease the dough into the pan corners. Trim the dough edges to extend about ½ inch beyond the rim of the pan. Fold the overhang under itself; flute the dough or press the tines of a fork against the dough to flatten it against the rim of the pie plate. Refrigerate the dough-lined pie plate until firm, about 40 minutes, then freeze until very cold, about 20 minutes.

3. Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle position and hat the oven to 375 degrees F. Remove the dough-lined pie plate from the freeze, press a doubled 12-inch piece of heavy-duty foil inside the pie shell, and fold the edges of the foil to shield the fluted edge; distribute 2 cups ceramic or metal pie weights over the foil. Bake, leaving the foil and weights in place until the dough looks dry and is light in color, 25 to 30 minutes. Carefully remove the foil and weights. Continue baking until deep golden brown, about 12 minutes more. Transfer to a wire rack and increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees F.

4. For the apple filling: Peel, quarter, and core the apples; slice each quarter crosswise into pieces ¼ inch thick. Toss the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl to combine. Heat the butter in a large Dutch oven (or pot) over high heat until foaming subsides; add the apples and toss to coat. Reduce the hat to medium-high and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until the Granny Smith apple slices are tender and the McIntosh apple slices are softened and beginning to break down, about 10 minutes.

5. Set a large colander over a large bowl; transfer the cooked apples to the colander. Shake the colander and toss the apples to drain off as much juice as possible. Bring the drained juice and the cram to a boil in the now-empty Dutch oven over high heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and a wooden spoon leaves a trail in the mixture, about 5 minutes. Transfer the apples to the prebaked pie shell; pour the reduced juice mixture over and smooth with a rubber spatula.

6. For the streusel topping: Combine the flour and sugars in a medium bowl; drizzle with the melted butter and toss with a fork until evenly moistened and the mixture forms many large chunks with pea-sized pieces mixed throughout. Sprinkle the streusel evenly over the pie filling. Set the pie plate on a baking sheet and bake until the streusel topping is deep golden brown, 10 to 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature and serve.

Dutch baby apple pancake  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

Baked in a large hot skillet, the thin eggy batter puffs up like a popover.
To serve, slide the pancake from the skillet onto a round serving platter, and present it apple side up.
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch wedges
1/3 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
3 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar Heat oven to 400 degrees. Heat a well seasoned 10 inch cast iron skillet over high heat. Add butter. When melted, add apple wedges. Cook until softened and lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in honey and cardamom, and remove skillet from heat.
In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients, except confectioners sugar, until smooth. Pour over apple mixture. Bake until puffed and brown, about 20 minutes.
Slide pancake onto a serving platter. Serve immediately, cut into wedges, with confectioners' sugar sifted over the top.

Easy pie dough  Print Recipe

Preparation time:10 minutes

Makes dough for 1 double crust pie or 2 single crust pies
Dough can be frozen for up to 3 months; thaw before using.
2 1/2 cups (300 grs) all-purpose flour
1pinch of salt
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and frozen 15 minutes
1/2 cup chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into pieces
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or white vinegar, chilled In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the flour, salt, and sugar. Add butter and shortening and pulse until coarse, pea-sized crumbs appear, about 10 seconds.
With the machine running, add vinegar and 1/4 cup ice water and process until the dough just holds together, about 30 seconds.
Squeeze a small amount of dough between your fingers and if it is very crumbly, add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time (2 tablespoons maximum). Do not over process.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and push together into a rough ball.
Knead a few times to combine, then divide into two equal balls.
Flatten each ball into a disc with smooth edges, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to overnight.

Eggplant and pepper tian on fried eggplant  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes


4 cups small dice eggplant, lightly salted to release excess water and bitterness
2 cups diced red pepper
2 cups diced yellow pepper
1/2 cup diced apple-wood smoked bacon
5 garlic cloves, crushed
2 teaspoons basil cut into fine strips
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Fried Eggplant, recipe below Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Place 1/2-teaspoon extra virgin olive oil in a saute pan and add garlic cloves and bacon. Cook until bacon is slightly crisp. Blot the salted eggplant with paper towels to dry slightly. Discard 1/2 of the fat and add the eggplant. Cook until tender, season with fresh thyme, salt, and pepper. Drain and remove garlic.
In 2 separate saute pans add the remaining extra virgin olive oil and gently saute the red and yellow peppers until tender. Season with salt, pepper, and basil. Drain.
Form the tians by placing a layer of eggplant in a ring mold and packing it down gently. Next, add a layer of red peppers, then eggplant, finishing up with yellow peppers. Pack everything down gently.
Place in oven to warm. Unmold on a platter and serve with fried eggplant.
Fried Eggplant:
1 Japanese eggplant Salt, to purge the eggplant
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup flour, seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper

Slice the neck of a Japanese eggplant thin on an electric slicer. It should be the thickness of a potato chip. Lay the slices out flat and sprinkle with salt and let stand for three hours.
Preheat a fryer to 300 degrees F. Blot eggplant slices dry with paper towels. Dip the slices in buttermilk, then in seasoned flour, and fry until crisp. Drain.

English apple pudding with rum sauce  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 min

Cooking time:35 minutes


3 medium green apples
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Rum sauce:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons dark rum Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
Core apples (do not peel). Put through food processor.
Cream butter, sugar and egg. Add apples and mix well. add dry ingredients.
Spoon into buttered glass dish or souffle glass dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes in a water bath.
Serve with rum sauce.


Rum sauce:
Combine butter, sugar and cream in a saucepan.
Cook over low heat 8 to 12 minutes, then add vanilla and rum.
Cool and serve with cake.

Fall greens with walnuts feta and walnut vinaigrette  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes


2 heads radicchio, washed, dried and separated into leaves
2 large Belgian endives, washed, root end cut off separated into leaves
1 bunch watercress, stems trimmed, washed and dried
3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup walnut halves, lightly toasted

For dressing:
1 tespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup walnut oil
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Toss radicchio, endive and watercress in a large salad bowl.
Top with crumbled feta cheese and sprinkle with walnuts.
Beat together the dressing ingredients.
Just before serving, toss salad with the dressing

Flamed apples  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes


4 large apples
1 ounce butter
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons apricot preserves
4 teaspoons Calvados or brandy
Vanilla ice cream Peel, core, and cut apples into small wedges.
Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Add apples with the sugar.
Sauté until sugar starts to caramelize.
Mix in the apricot preserves.
Continue cooking for a minute, then add the Calvados or brandy.
Ignite and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Flax bran muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


3/4 cup wheat bran
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup flax meal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1 cup skim-milk buttermilk
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup apple butter
1 large egg white
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Set rack in upper third of the oven; preheat to 425 degrees.
Coat 12 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Stir together bran, flour, flax, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in raisins, dates and dried apricots.
Whisk together buttermilk, molasses, apple butter, egg white, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened; do not over mix.
Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cake tester inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Turn the muffins out onto a rack and let cool before serving.

Florentine lamb chops  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


8 lamb chops, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
10 ounces cooked spinach, drained and chopped
6 ounces cream cheese
1 egg
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt Brush lamb chops with oil, season with thyme and black pepper.
Broil 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Remove from broiler, cover and set aside.
In a saucepan, combine cream cheese, egg, Parmesan cheese, onion and nutmeg. Cook over low heat while stirring for 10 minutes or until cream cheese is melted. Add the spinach and blend well.
Heat for 5 minutes.
Arrange spinach mixture on a serving platter, top with lamb chops. Season with salt.

French apple tart  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


Serves 8

1 recipe never-fail pie crust
1 cup thick apple sauce
5 large baking apples
2 ounces melted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup apricot jam
1 tablespoon kirsch or water Roll the dough into a round 1/8 inch thick on a floured surface, drape it over a rolling pin, and fit it into a 10-inch shallow flan pan with a removable ring.
Press the dough firmly into the pan and cut off any excess with the floured rolling pin.
Freeze any leftover dough for future use.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Peel and core the apples. Slice into very thin slices.
Cover and spread pie crust with apple sauce. Arrange sliced apples over apple sauce.
Brush apples with butter and sprinkle sugar over apples. Bake the tart at the lowest rack for 30 to 40 minutes or until apples are tender and golden brown.
Remove the tart from the pan and transfer to a rack. In a small saucepan, melt apricot jam with Kirsch or water.
Strain apricot over apple. Spread evenly to form a glaze. Serve at room temperature.

Gnocchi with green chive sauce  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 50 minutes

Cooking time:5 minutes.


For gnocchi:
3 russet potatoes
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups flour

For sauce:
4 bunches chives, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 cup cream
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese Peel and boil potatoes. Drain, and mash coarsely. Mix in egg, cream and seasonings.
Place flour in a large mixing bowl. Add potato mixture. Using a spatula, mix well. If sticky, add more flour. The dough should be soft but not elastic. On a work surface, form the mass into a log.
Divide the log into smaller portions and using your hands, roll out into 1/2-inch-long pieces.
Dust them well with flour. Hold a flour-dusted fork, concave side up, in one hand. With the other hand, push a piece of dough into the tines, making an indentation with your thumb. Then roll the dough off the tines, making a shape like a tiny bowl with ridges on the bottom. Flour the fork and repeat with rest of dough.
Sauce:
Saute chives in butter and a tablespoon water and vinegar. Simmer for 2 minutes Add cream. Simmer 10 minutes. Cook gnocchi in boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes.
Drain. Stir in the chive sauce. Heat and serve with Parmesan cheese.

Grilled pork chops with red onion marmalade  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


6 center cut pork chops
1 cup apple cider
1 teaspoon salt
3 cloves minced garlic
1 sprig chopped thyme
1 sprig chopped rosemary

RED ONION MARMALADE:

(marmalade may be made up to 2 days ahead).

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
10 cups red onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
to taste salt and white pepper
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/4 cups red wine combine apple cider, kosher salt, garlic, thyme and rosemary in a glass bowl. Add pork chops and mix well with marinade. Marinate for 30 minutes to one hour, refrigerated.
Remove chops from the marinade and pat dry.
Broil or cook pork chops on an open grill for approximately 10 minutes, turning as needed. Serve with red onion marmalade.

RED ONION MARMALADE:

(marmalade may be made up to 2 days ahead).

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
10 cups red onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
to taste salt and white pepper
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/4 cups red wine


Heat olive oil in a large heavy bottomed saucepan and add the onions. Cook over medium heat until they begin to soften, about 10 minutes, then add the brown sugar and stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring frequently, or bake in a 350 degree oven until the onions are golden soft and brown.
Add the vinegar and cook until it has completely evaporated, then add the red wine stirring the onions frequently to prevent sticking and burning. When the red wine has evaporated, taste and adjust the seasoning. Remove from heat and keep warm

Ham and spinach souffle  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


1 tablespoon butter, soft
1 tablespoon dried bread crumbs
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 10-oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped ham

4 large eggs, separated
1 large egg white
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Butter a 6 cup soufflé dish; dust the bottom and sides with two tablespoons of The bread crumbs. Set aside. In a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute.
Whisk in milk; cook stirring with a whisk until mixture boils and thickens. Squeeze spinach dry; stir into sauce with cheese and ham. Cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar to stiff peaks. Stir yolks into Cheese sauce, then gradually and gently fold in whites just until blended. Pour mixture into prepared soufflé dish. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Serve immediately.

Hot mulled cider  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time:5 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes


1/2 gallon fresh, unfiltered apple cider (non-alcoholic)
1 orange
8 whole cloves
4 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
15 allspice berries
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
7 whole cardamom pods
2 tablespoons brown sugar Simmer the apple cider with orange and spices:
Pour the apple cider into a 3-quart saucepan, cover, turn the heat on medium-high.

While the cider is heating up, using a vegetable peeler, peel away a couple thick strips of peel from the orange. Press about half of the cloves into the peeled part of the orange.

Place orange, orange peel strips, the remaining cloves, and the rest of the ingredients into the sauce pan with the cider. Keep covered and heat the mulled cider mixture to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes on low heat.

Strain out the orange and spices:
Use a fine mesh sieve to strain the hot mulled cider away from the orange, cloves, and other spices.

You can add a touch of apple brandy or apple Bourbon, bourbon, brandy, or rum to spike it up a bit.

Serve hot. Add a cinnamon stick to each cup if desired.

Italian garden salad  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:10 minutes


1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon dill weed
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup sliced zucchini
1 cup black olives Cook macaroni according to directions on package. Drain. Rinse under cold running water. Drain.
For dressing:
In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, dill weed, salt and pepper, mustard, and minced garlic.
Combine cooked macaroni, tomatoes, zucchini, and olives. Pour dressing over salad mixture. Toss well to combine ingredients. Chill at least one hour to blend flavors.

Jamaican pumpkin soup  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes


2 pounds peeled pumpkin (about 6 cups)
6 cups chicken broth
1 cup light coconut milk
4 ounce piece pickled or salt pork
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 bay leaf large
1 sprig thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
hot chile pepper to taste (Scotch bonnet) In large pot, combine all ingredients . Bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes or until pumpkin is very soft.
Remove pork, thyme sprig and bay leaf.
In blender, purée soup until smooth. Return to pot and reheat. Add salt and pepper if needed.

Kabocha squash soup  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour 30 minutes

The kabocha squash-bumpy, squat, and unseasonably green has a deeply flavored meat and a more fiery orange than that of its famous cousin. The soup can be made 3 days ahead and chilled, covered.
1 (4 pound) kabocha squash, halved and seeded
1 cup vegetable oil
20 whole fresh sage leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
1/4 pound sliced pancetta, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
3 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Roast squash:
Preheat oven to 400 F. Roast squash, cut sides down, in an oiled roasting pan in oven until tender, about 1 hour. Cool and scrape flesh from skin.

Fry sage leaves while squash roasts:
Heat vegetable oil in a deep small saucepan until it registers 365 F on a deep fat thermometer. Fry sage leaves in 3 batches until crisp, 3 to 5 seconds. Transfer leaves with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.

Cook pancetta and make soup:
Cook pancetta in a 4 quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring, until browned. Transfer pancetta with slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
Add olive oil to pancetta fat remaining in pot, then cook onion, stirring, until softened. Stir in garlic and chopped sage and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add squash, broth, and water and simmer 20 minutes to blend flavors. Purée soup in a blender, transferring to a bowl.
Return soup to pot and reheat. If necessary, thin to desired consistency with water.
Stir in vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Serve sprinkled with pancetta and fried sage leaves.

Kale fritters  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes


5 large leave of kale, cored, washed, 2 cups of chopped kale leaves put through the food processor
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

For the fritters:
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
Ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons water
2 large eggs (separate yolks from whites)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Oil for frying 1. Combine kale leaves, ginger, ground cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and ground pepper in food processor. Pulse/process until all the kale is chopped up. Transfer to a medium bowl. If all the kale won’t fit in the processor at once, process in batches. Don’t over-process, you don’t want your kale to become a paste/puree. It should look like chopped leaves.
2. Add water, flour, baking powder and egg yolks. MIX WELL.
3. In another bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they hold peaks but are not too stiff. They’ll first get bubbly and then turn to a light fluffy foam.
4. Fold egg whites (beaten) into the kale mixture.
5. In a pan, heat up a thin layer of oil on medium-high.
6. Drop the kale batter in spoonfuls onto the hot pan. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side. The fritters should be a golden brown color. You can turn the heat down a bit once they get frying. It’s a pretty quick process. Add more oil as needed.
7. When they’re done, transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil.
8. Serve with sour cream, a chutney or another dip of your choice.

Linguine primavera  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes


1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
12 Sun-dried tomatoes, (not in oil)
1 pound linguine
5 tablespoons olive oil
8 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces shiitake, stemmed, sliced
1 medium zucchini, chopped
12 Broccoli rabbi florets
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
to taste salt and pepper
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Heat broth in a small saucepan. Remove from heat. Add tomatoes. Let stand until soft. Drain reserving broth. Slice tomatoes into thin strips.
Heat oil in a heavy large skillet over high heat. Add minced garlic; sauté until golden, about 1 minute. Add reserved broth, sun-dried tomatoes strips, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli rabe florets and basil. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes. Cook linguine in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm. Drain linguine; return to pot. Add vegetables and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer pasta mixture to bowl; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Mamie zucchini au gratin  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


2 pounds small zucchini, about 8 small
1 cup of spring water
1 teaspoon chicken base
2 tablespoons semolina or corm meal
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup grated Emmenthal cheese Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Peel and slice zucchini. Put in a saucepan together with water and chicken base. Cover and boil until 3/4 of the moisture has evaporated about 20 minutes.
Using a wooden spoon, break zucchini into small pieces. Gradually stir in corn meal then add milk or cream.
Stir over medium heat until mixture is medium thick. Add more cornmeal if necessary. Transfer to a baking dish.
Sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or is golden brown

Maple apple and bluebery crisp  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour


6 cups sliced peeled apples
2 cups blueberries
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Topping:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter, melted Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Toss apples, blueberries, sugar, flour, lemon juice and cinnamon;
spread in 8-inch square baking dish.
Topping:
Combine brown sugar, flour, rolled oats and cinnamon.
Pour in maple syrup and butter; toss until moistened.
Sprinkle over fruit.
Bake for 1 hour or until golden and fruit is fork tender.
Let cool on rack for 15 minutes.

Marinated cod fillet with corn pudding  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time:40 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


Serves 4

1-2 1/2 pound cod fillet, with skin
5 teaspoons coarse salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
3 tablespoons chives
1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for sautéing
2 teaspoons unsalted butter, cut into bits

Corn pudding (recipe follows)
Red Pepper Coulis (recipe follows)

CORN PUDDING
serves 4
4 cups frozen corn
1/2 cup low sodium chicken stock
coarse salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cornmeal, toasted
4 tablespoons unsalted butter


Red Pepper Coulis:

1 sweet red pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup tomato juice
1 tablespoon white wine
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper Season cod with salt and pepper. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
In blender or food processor, combine chives, parsley, cilantro, and olive oil until thick and paste like. Remove cod from plastic wrap. Pat with paper towel to remove excess salt and moisture. Cut cod into four portions. Transfer to baking dish, and coat with marinade. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat a large sauté pan over high heat. Add olive oil to coat pan. When it is hot, add cod. Shake pan to be sure fillets do not stick. Add butter, a little at a time, shaking pan so butter slides under cod and combines with oil. Sauté until browned.
Transfer to oven, and roast until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve immediately over corn pudding. Garnish with red pepper coulis.

CORN PUDDING
serves 4
Place corn in small saucepan; add stock. Heat over medium heat, and cook, stirring frequently and pressing with the back of a spoon, until reduced, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add cornmeal. Whisk in butter and continue to cook, until melted and heated through.

RED PEPPER COULIS:

Grill or broil red pepper until blackened all over, about 20 minutes. Let cool. Peel, halve and seed; chop and set aside. In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion and garlic until golden, 5 minutes. Add lemon juice, wine, roasted pepper, basil, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 3 minutes. Purée in blender or food processor.

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Martha Stewart Living Television

marionberry pie  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour 25 minutes

Marionberries, a type of blackberry hybrid developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service and Oregon State University, are glossy, black-purple, conical berries with a somewhat tart flavor (though sweeter than the traditional blackberry). The voluminous annual early summer crop results in abundant marionberry pies, jams, jellies and more sweet-tart concoctions. Once the cooked berries have turned a reddish color, you'll know your pie is done, complete with a sweet crumb topping to balance the berries' tartness.
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup shortening
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3 to 4 tablespoons ice water

Filling:
5 1/2 cups marionberries (if marionberries are not available, blackberries can be used)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup cornstarch

Topping:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Pinch kosher salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces

Vanilla ice cream, for serving For the crust:
Put the flour, granulated sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a couple of times to mix. Add the shortening and pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture is coarse and a few pieces of butter are still visible. Add the apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons ice water. Pulse to combine. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough just comes together. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface about 11 inches in diameter and 1/8-inch thick, to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Place in the pie pan, trim and decoratively crimp the edges. Refrigerate while preparing the filling.
For the filling:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup marionberries with the granulated sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer and cook until the berries begin to burst and the mixture is saucy, 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the ripeness of the fruit. Allow to cool slightly. Combine the remaining 4 1/2 cups marionberries with the cornstarch in a large bowl. Add the cooled marionberry mixture to the bowl and gently fold them in.
For the topping:
Combine the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar and salt. Cut in the butter pieces using a pastry blender or your hands to form large crumbs.
Pour the filling into the prepared pie shell. Sprinkle the crumbs over the filling.
Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees F and continue baking until the crust is golden brown and the filling is thick, dark red and bubbly, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Cool completely before slicing. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Recipe courtesy of Treva Chadwell

Meringue apple tart  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


1 9-inch unbaked pie shell
3 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 teaspoon butter, in small pieces
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 ounces powdered sugar Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Fill the pie shell with apple slices. Scatter dots of butter over apples.
Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake until apples are cooked.
Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until medium stiff.
Continue beating and gradually add the sugar. Beat until firm.
Cover pie with meringue. Bake until meringue is golden brown.
Cool. Serve at room temperature.
I like it with cinnamon ice cream.

Meringue baked apples  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:40 minutes


4 large baking apples
2 ounces butter
3 ounces sugar
3 egg whites
4 ounces powdered sugar Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel, and core the apples leaving the stem end closed.
Cream the butter with sugar.
Fill cavity of apples with butter mixture. Arrange in a baking dish.
Bake until apple are tender.
Beat the egg whites with cream of tartar until medium firm.
Gradually, add the sugar and continue beating until stiff.
Coat the apples with meringue.
Bake till brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Serve hot or cold.

Morning glory muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes


2/3 cup raisins
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour, spooned and leveled
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups peeled and grated carrots
1 large tart apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and grated
1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup wheat germ
3 large eggs
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup orange juice Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line the 12-cup muffin tin with paper cups.
In a small bowl, cover the raisins with hot water. Set them aside to soak while you assemble the rest of the recipe.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt.
Stir in the carrots, apple, coconut, walnuts, and wheat germ.
In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla, and orange juice. Add to the flour mixture, and stir until evenly moistened.
Drain the raisins, squeezing out any excess water with your hands, and stir them in.
Divide the batter among the wells of the prepared pan. They will be very full.
Bake the muffins for 25 to 28 minutes, until they're nicely domed and a cake tester inserted in the center of one of the inner muffins comes out clean.
Remove the muffins from the oven and let cool in the pan on a rack for about 5 minutes. Turn the muffins out onto the rack to cool completely. Cover and store at room temperature for several days, or freeze for longer storage.

Mushroom bourguignon with polenta  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour

Meaty mushrooms simmered with wine and carrots make for a rich Bourguignon-style stew. Use vegetable broth for a vegetarian dish or beef broth.
You may also serve the Mushroom Bourguignon with noodles or mashed potatoes

4 tablespoons butter or extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
2 pounds mixed mushrooms, such as portobello, shiitake or oyster, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 cups peeled pearl onions
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 medium onion peeled and diced
2 carrots, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup dry red wine (Pinot noir, or Beaujolais)
1 ½ cups beef, mushroom or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1 bay leaf
Polenta for serving
Chopped parsley, for serving
Heat 2 tablespoons butter or oil to a large Dutch oven or pot. Cook the mushrooms until they are brown. You might have to do this in batches. Use a slotted spoon to transfer mushrooms to a large bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add another 2 tablespoons butter and brown the onions, seasoning them as you go. Transfer to bowl with mushrooms.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Add another tablespoon butter or oil to pan. Add sliced carrots and minced garlic cloves and sauté for 1 minute longer. Stir in tomato paste and flour and then add wine, broth, soy sauce, thyme and bay leaf, scraping up the brown bits at bottom of pot.
Add reserved cooked mushrooms and pearl onions back to the pot and bring to a simmer. Partly cover the pot and simmer on low heat until carrots and onions are tender and sauce is thick, 20 to 30 minutes. Taste and add season if needed. Discard the bay leaf.
Serve mushroom Bourguignon over polenta, topped with parsley.

Mussels and spaghetti  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes


3 pounds fresh mussels
1 bay leaf
6 peppercorns
2 whole cloves
1/4 cup dry white wine
3 quarts water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound spaghetti
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 cup stewed tomatoes
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper Scrub mussels under cold water. Remove beards and drain. In a large saucepan or kettle add mussels, bay leaf, peppercorns, cloves, and wine. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook over high heat until mussels open, 4 to 6 minutes. Strain mussels. Remove from shells. Save broth.
Cook spaghetti in boiling water for 6 minutes. Drain. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and cook briefly, stirring, but do not brown.
Add tomatoes, broth and spaghetti. Cook, stirring often until spaghetti are done. Add mussels. Stir and heat for a moment. Add basil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss and serve hot.

Napoleon of peekey toe crab and apple  Print Recipe

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

Recipe adapted from Le Bernadin, New York NY
3/4 pound peeky-toe or jumbo lump crab meat
1 Granny Smith apple
1 vine-ripened tomato
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon thinly sliced fresh chives
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 tablespoons milk
freshly ground white pepper

For tuiles:
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
1/2 cup rice flour
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/3 cup egg whites (from about 3 large eggs)
1/4 cup heavy cream

Garnish:
julienne strips of tomato,
sliced fresh chives, and curry powder

Pick over crab meat to remove any bits of shell and cartilage and if using lump crab meat lightly shred.
Peel and core apple and cut enough into 1/4-inch dice to measure 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon.
Peel and seed tomato and cut enough into 1/4-inch dice to measure 1/3 cup. Reserve 1 tablespoon each diced apple and tomato for sauce and in a bowl combine crab meat, remaining diced apple and tomato, 1 tablespoon chives, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream, 1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise, and 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder, tossing to combine well. Chill filling.
In a bowl whisk together milk and remaining tablespoons lemon juice, sour cream, and mayonnaise and stir in reserved diced apple and tomato, remaining teaspoon chives, 1/2 teaspoon curry powder, and white pepper and salt to taste. Chill sauce while making tuiles.
Make tuiles:
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small saucepan melt butter over moderate heat and cool slightly. In a bowl whisk together flours, sugar, salt, white pepper, and nutmeg and whisk in whites until just combined. Whisk in cream until just combined and whisk in butter until just combined. On a baking sheet spread 2 teaspoons batter in an arc shape. With a pastry brush spread batter into a 5-inch-long arc, about 1 1/2 inches wide.
Make 3 more arcs with some of remaining batter in same manner, spacing them about 1 inch apart. Bake tuiles in middle of oven until bubbly, crisp, and golden, 3 to 5 minutes.
Carefully transfer tuiles with a thin spatula to a rack to cool and make more tuiles in same manner. (There will be enough batter to make about 26 tuiles, more than you need for the napoleons; leftovers may be used as an hors d'oeuvre.)
Spoon 2 tablespoons filling onto a plate and top with a tuile. Make 2 more layers with 4 tablespoons filling and 2 tuiles. Make 3 more napoleons in same manner. Drizzle sauce around napoleons and garnish with tomato, chives, and curry powder.

Orange-cranberry topping  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

This topping is excellent on hot biscuits or fresh bread. Refrigerated, it will keep for about one week.
2 medium pears or apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup water
3/4 to 1 cup organic or raw sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons Brandy (optional)
In a medium saucepan combine pears or apples, cranberries, orange juice, zest, and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes or until fruit is tender.
Purée in a blender until smooth. Return to pan and add sugar and brandy, if desired.
Cook on medium-low, stirring frequently, until very thick.
Once the "topping" begins to thicken, stir constantly so mixture doesn't burn. Cool before serving.

Orecchiette with shiitake mushroom sauce  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

Little ears. That’s the literal translation of orecchiette. Orecchiette pasta was invented as a way to use every last bit of pasta dough.

Finely grated dried shiitake adds a big umami boost to this simple pasta.
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 shallots, finely minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper, to season
150ml cream
400g dried orecchiette pasta
150g shiitake mushrooms
2 tbsp finely chopped chives
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Dried shiitake mushrooms 1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and cook the shallots and garlic until fragrant. Add the mushrooms. Season well with salt and pepper and fry, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes until very well browned.
2. Add the cream and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. While the mushrooms are cooking, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions until just al dente. Drain well and add to the simmering mushrooms, tossing to coat in the sauce for just a minute or two.
4. Divide the pasta among warm serving plates and, using a rasp grater, scatter the dried shiitake mushrooms on top. Finish with the chives and parmesan cheese and serve.

Orzo pilaf with green onions  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


3 1/4 cups low salt chicken broth
1 pound orzo
5 green onions, thinly sliced
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Bring broth to boil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Mix in orzo and simmer uncovered until just tender but still firm to bite and some broth still remains, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat. Add green onions and cheese and stir to blend. Season pilaf to taste with salt and pepper.
Rewarm over low heat, if necessary, and mix in more broth by 1/4 cupfuls if pilaf is dry. Transfer to large bowl and serve.

Pasta fagioli  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:2 hours 30 minutes

To expedite the recipe use cooked Italian white beans.
2 cups dried white bean
1 medium diced onion
1 large carrot, diced
2 celery ribs
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 quarts chicken stock
3/4 pound small orecchiette or small macaroni
Italian parsley,chopped

optional condiments:
2 cups stemmed arugala
4 plum tomatoes
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
French baguette, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Soak beans overnight.
In a saucepan sauté diced onion, carrot, and diced celery ribs in 1 tablespoon olive oil until soft.
Add beans, chicken stock, and 3 quarts water. Simmer until beans are soft. 1-1/2 hours to 2 hours.
Season with salt and pepper. Add small orecchiette or small macaroni. Cook until al dente.
Before serving, add chopped Italian parsley.
Condiments :
Cut stemmed arugala into 1/4 inch wide strips, set aside in a bowl. Peel, seed, and dice plum tomatoes, set aside in a bowl.
Also pass extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, and kosher salt with soup, and serve condiments with thin sliced of French baguette, brushed with olive oil and toasted, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Pasta salad in parmesan baskets  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


4 large green apples, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cups apple cider
1 cup parmigiano-reggiano cheese, grated
2 cups shelled walnuts, 1 cup lightly toasted 1 cup ground fine
2 ounces balsamic vinegar
2 ounces olive oil
kosher salt
black pepper
1 pound arugula, washed and trimmed
1/2 pound red seedless grapes
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, soaked in balsamic vinegar
1/2 pound orecciette or shells pasta, cooked, cooled and oiled
4 ounces gorgonzola cheese, crumbled Salad:
Set aside a little more than 1/2 of apples in bowl with water and lemon juice.
Place remaining apples in small saucepan with cider.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until apples are tender. Remove apples from heat, strain (reserving cider) and purée.

Dressing:
Combine 4 ounces of purée with oil and vinegar. Add salt, pepper and about 2 ounces reserved cider to taste.
Drain remaing apples and toss together with walnuts, pasta, grapes, arugula, onions and dressing. Serve salad in baskets and top with gorgonzola.

Baskets:
Place a non-stick 9"sauté pan over low heat. Sprinkle bottom of pan with 1/4 cup Parmigiano to cover surface (cheese will melt), then with 1/4 cup ground walnuts.
When edges of crêpes are golden brown, peel away from pan with rubber spatula and invert slowly into 6-7" bowl to form basket.
If it tears, place back in pan with a bit more cheese to seal. Basket will crisp within seconds. Repeat to make 4 baskets.

Pear apple crisp  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:45 minutes

Pears and apples team together in the Fall for this easy crisp dessert
6 cups chopped, cored and peeled pears
2 cups shopped, cored and peeled apples
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Topping:
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1/3 cup salted butter melted
Topping: In small bowl, whisk together oats, sugar, flour and nutmeg; drizzle with butter, tossing with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over pear mixture.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 45 minutes until the topping is golden brown. Remove from the oven, place on a wire rack, and allow to cool slightly before serving. Serve warm, room temperature, or cold. Cover leftovers and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Pear hazelnut gnocchi with greens  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time:20 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

Fresh-picked pears are simmered to an intensely flavored paste letting you capture that harvest flavor all year long. In this dish, tender gnocchi coated in a light cream sauce fragrant with pears and Pinot Grigio and a slight bitterness of wilted greens are finished with salted butter hazelnuts. The dish is simple to put together and can stand on its own as a main course or served with baked fish or chicken. Top with finely shredded washed-rind cheese or Parmesan if you like.
Recipe adapted from LCBO Food and Drink, ON Canada
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
¼ cup (60 mL) hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and freshly ground pepper
½ cup (125 mL) Pinot Grigio
1 cup (250 mL) whipping cream
¼ cup (60 mL) Pear Paste
1 lb (500 g) fresh potato gnocchi
3 cups (750 mL) packed chopped Swiss chard
(leaves and tender stems) or baby kale

1 Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat until bubbling; add hazelnuts and toast them, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden and fragrant. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl. 2 Add onion to butter in skillet and sauté for about 3 minutes or until softened. Add gar- lic, ½ tsp (2 mL) salt, and pepper to taste and sauté for about 1 minute or until just slightly golden. Pour in wine and boil, scraping up any brown bits stuck to pan, until reduced by about half. Stir in whipping cream and Bartlett Pear Paste and bring to a boil. Boil, stirring often to help pear paste melt, for about 3 min- utes or until sauce is slightly thickened. 3 Meanwhile, cook gnocchi in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package di- rections, about 3 to 4 minutes, or until they float and are just tender. 4 Add Swiss chard to sauce and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until just wilted. Using a heat- proof strainer, scoop gnocchi out of water and add to sauce; stir gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Season hazelnuts with salt. Spoon gnocchi into warmed serving bowls and serve topped with hazelnuts. Serves 4 to 6

Peri peri sauce  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time:30 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes

Home-made Peri Peri Sauce is used as dips, accompaniments, marinades or even spreads. This Nandos style Piri Piri Sauce is easy made. PERi-PERi, also known as the African Bird’s Eye Chilli, is the key to our legendary, flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken. It’s grown in the African soil, so the magic starts from the ground up.
2 large red bell peppers, char grilled
1 large red onion, char grilled
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup red wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar
zest of one lemon, finely grated
10 small red Thai chilis, roughly chopped (more to taste for hotter sauce)
1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, or plain paprika
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
To finish the sauce (when cooked)
1/4 cup lemon juice
zest of one lemon, finely minced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Start by roasting the red peppers and onions. This can be done on a gas grill, under the broiler or on a cast iron grill pan. You want to get good char marks on the outside of the peppers and onions. Don't worry if they are not fully cooked, they will get fully cooked in the sauce.
Chop the peppers and onions and add them to a food processor or blender. You can us an immersion blender if that is all you have on hand, just take the time to get the ingredients well pureed.
Add the garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, lemon zest, red Thai chilis, smoked paprika, oregano, salt and pepper to the food processor with the grilled onions and peppers and puree until smooth.
Transfer the sauce to a medium saucepan, add the bay leaves and simmer slowly for 20-30 minutes.
Let the sauce cool to warm. Remove the bay leaves then return the sauce to the food processor again.
Add the additional lemon juice, red wine vinegar and lemon zest. Puree for another few minutes until very smooth. Slowly add in the olive oil in a thin stream as the processor is running.

Pickled broccoli stem rounds  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes


4 broccoli stems
2 teaspoons salt
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar Peel the skin from the broccoli stems.
Thinly slice them into rounds, discarding the tough end. Place the slices and salt in a glass or plastic container. Refrigerate overnight.
Mix garlic, oil and vinegar. Drain all the salty water from the sliced broccoli stems. Add the oil mixture to broccoli. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight before serving.

Pingree pasta  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


12 ounces fresh fettuccini
1 chicken cube
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 pound boned and skinned chicken scallopine
to taste salt and pepper
1/2 pound chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1/2 pound asparagus tips, cooked
2 artichoke bottoms, sliced
1 cup marinara sauce
1/2 cup pesto
1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese In large pot of boiling salted water add chicken cube . Stir to dissolve . Cook pasta in water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain pasta, rinse in cold water and drain thoroughly.
Place in a large bowl. Cut the chicken into small strips. Heat oil in a sauté pan over high heat.
Quickly stir fry chicken strips. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer chicken to an oven proof casserole dish.
Add mushrooms and cook over high heat for 5 minutes. Combine chanterelle mushrooms with chicken. Steam to heat asparagus tips and artichokes.
Heat marinara sauce in a medium saucepan. Heat chicken and mushrooms until chicken is fully cooked.
To serve:
Heat fettuccini in boiling water. Drain well. Transfer to a large serving platter. Spoon marinara sauce over pasta. Garnish pasta with chicken, mushrooms, vegetables, and spoon pesto in center of pasta. Serve at once, with fresh parmesan cheese.

Pork and winter squash stew  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour 30 minutes


1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 3/4 cups low-sodium nonfat chicken broth
2 large onions, coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 bay leaves
2/3 cup dry white wine
1-28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks (3 cups)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
Couscous for serving
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Season the pork with salt and pepper. In a large oven proof casserole, heat 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add half of the pork and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
Transfer the pork to a plate. Repeat with another 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and the remaining pork. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, boil the chicken broth until reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the casserole. Add the onions and cook, stirring until softened. Stir in the garlic, cumin, crushed red pepper and bay leaves and cook over moderate heat for 1 minute. Add the wine and boil until reduced by half. Stir in the tomatoes, chicken broth and the pork.
Bring to a simmer, cover, then transfer to the oven and bake for 1 hour. Return the casserole to the top of the stove and add the butternut squash to the stew; cook over moderate heat until the squash is tender, about 20 minutes. Discard the bay leaves from the stew. Stir in half of the cilantro and sprinkle the rest on top. Spoon the stew on plates and serve with couscous.

Pork tenderloin with balsamic-cranberry sauce  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:35 minutes


3 tablespoons butter
2 8- to 10-ounce pork tenderloin
1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 cup canned low-salt chicken broth
3/4 cup canned whole berry cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Preheat oven to 450 °F.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Sear pork on all sides, about 2 minutes. Place skillet with pork in oven. Roast pork until thermometer inserted into center registers 155 °F, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and rosemary; sauté over medium heat until onion is tender, about 3 minutes. Add broth, cranberry sauce and vinegar and whisk until cranberry sauce melts, about 3 minutes.
Transfer pork to a warm plate. Scrape any juices from large skillet into cranberry mixture.
Boil until sauce has reduced enough to coat spoon thickly. Season with salt and pepper. Slice pork and serve with sauce.

Prekmurska gibanica -poppyseed walnut and apple strudel pie  Print Recipe

Serves: 12

Preparation time:35 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour

Prekmurska gibanica a layered pastry that contains poppy seeds, walnuts, apples, raisins and quark fillings. Although native to Prekmurje, it has achieved the status of a national specialty of Slovenia.It's so popular that it appears on one of the country's stamps!
For the strudel dough:

300 g flour
3 tablespoons lukewarm water
2 tablespoons wine
1 tablespoon sugar.
salt to taste
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons melted butter for brushing dough

(You can also substitute store-bought filo pastry or strudel dough.)

For the fillings:

The poppy seed filling:

400 g poppy seeds, ground with a mortar and pestle or very briefly whizzed in a food processor with the steel blade
200 g sugar
cinnamon to taste
1 cup hot milk

The apple filling:

500 g apples, grated
200 g sugar
cinnamon to taste
1 lemon rind, grated
1 tablespoon lemon juice

The cottage cheese filling:

500 g cottage cheese
3 dl (deciliters) sour cream: about 1 1/2 US cups
1 egg
200 g sugar
2 tablespoons raisins, soaked in rum
vanilla to taste

The walnut filling:

500 g ground walnuts
200 g sugar
cinnamon to taste

Optional topping: 1 cup sour cream
Separately for each filling, mix the ingredients well. Grease well (butter is best) a square or oblong ovenproof baking dish or pan.

For the strudel dough: Mix the ingredients in a bowl, knead thoroughly (ten minutes at least) and let stand to relax for one hour. Then roll out and cut into thin sheets the size of the baking container. (Alternately, purchase large sheets of strudel dough or filo pastry to suit your baking dish.)

Place a layer of strudel dough / filo pastry in the bottom of the baked dish. Brush lightly with melted butter. Spread half the poppy seed filling evenly over it. Cover this layer with another sheet of strudel dough and brush the dough with melted butter. Spread this layer with half the apple filling. Cover with another sheet of dough: brush with melted butter. Spread with half the cottage cheese filling: cover with a sheet of dough, brushing with melted butter. Spread with half the walnut filling: cover with dough and brush dough with melted butter.

Repeat this process with the remaining poppyseed filling, apple filling, cottage cheese filling and walnut filling, making sure to brush each layer of strudel dough with the melted butter as you proceed.

Top with a final layer of strudel dough: brush with melted butter. If you like, spread this last layer with 1 cup sour cream (thinned a little with milk, if necessary, to make it easier to spread).

Bake for about 1 hour in a medium oven (350F / 175C). Cut into squares and serve.

Provençale fish soup  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time:30 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

Other white firm fish may be used for this recipe.

1 pound grouper, cod, or halibut fillet
2 teaspoons saffron
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Aromat seasoning
2 medium chopped shallots
1 small diced white leek
1 large minced garlic clove
1 14 ounce can tomatoes
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 quarts fish stock
1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning
4 ounces roux
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
croutons
Cut the grouper or halibut fillet into small cubes. Season with1/2 of the saffron, 1/2 of the olive oil, and Aromat seasoning.
Pour the remaining olive oil in a heavy bottom soup pot. Add shallots, leek, and garlic and sauté over low heat. Stir in the remaining saffron and the chopped tomatoes. Add the wine, fish stock, and sea food seasoning.
Whisk in the roux to slightly thicken the soup. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce.
A few minutes before serving, add diced grouper. Simmer the soup for 5 minutes. Serve in soup plates or cups with croutons.

Red pepper mousse  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


3 sweet red peppers
4 ounces creme fraiche or mascarpone cheese
to taste salt and pepper
4 eggs
1 egg yolk
6 small slices smoked salmon
anchovy cream (recipe below)

Anchovy cream:
2 teaspoons whipping cream
1 ounce anchovy, rinsed
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 shallot, sliced
to taste salt and pepper
Puree cream and anchovies in a blender until cream thickens. Transfer to a bowl. Add all ingredients. Wash peppers. Cut in halves. Remove seeds. Place in a pan. Broil until peppers are browned. Cover with foil until cooled. Peel peppers. Puree peppers, cream or mascarpone in a food processor. Add the eggs, salt and pepper. Process until smooth.
Butter six 4-ounce timbales. Fill with red pepper puree. Place in a baking pan. Pour hot water in pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake timbales, until they are just firm to the touch. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Place sliced salmon in the center of 6 round plates.
Invert mousse over salmon. Serve with a dab of anchovy cream.

Refrigerator blueberry muffins  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes


1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups sifted flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk Night before:
Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla at high speed until light and fluffy, scraping the sides occasionally. Beat for 4 minutes. On low speed beat in flour mixture in fourths, alternating with milk in thirds (begin and end with flour). Beat until smooth. Gently fold in blueberries just to combine. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full.
Refrigerate overnight.
Next day:
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Let cool or serve warm.

Rhubarb and berry coffee cake   Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:1 hour


1/2 cup each chopped rhubarb and chopped apples
1/2 cup each raspberries and blueberries
3/4 cup white sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon each salt and nutmeg
1/4 cup each butter and shortening, cubed
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
2 eggs
1 cup plain Balkan style yogurt
2 tablespoons butter, melted Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Lightly grease 9-inch springform pan; line bottom with parchment or waxed paper.
Mix together rhubarb, apples, raspberries, blueberries and 2 tablespoons of the sugar.
Stir together flour, 1/2 cup of the remaining sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.
Cut in butter and shortening until fine crumbs form. Stir in lemon rind. Make well in center.
Beat eggs with yogurt; pour into well and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Spoon half of the batter into prepared pan.
Arrange fruit over top, leaving 1-inch border uncovered. Spoon remaining batter evenly over top, spread to cover fruit.
Brush with butter; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake on baking sheet in center of oven for about 1 hour or until golden brown. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove side of pan and cool completely.

Roasted pears and figs compote  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes


4 firm-ripe Bartlett pears
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple juice
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
6 dried figs, quartered lengthwise
8 ounces plain low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 tablespoons superfine sugar Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Halve the pears lengthwise and core them, then cut each half lengthwise into 3 wedges.
In a large nonstick ovenproof skillet, cook the sugar, apple juice and butter over moderate heat until the butter melts.
Stir in the cinnamon and allspice. Stir in the pears and figs and cook for 5 minutes.
Transfer the pears to the oven and roast for 25 minutes, or until tender.
Whisk the yogurt with the vanilla and superfine sugar. Spoon the compote on plates.
Serve warm or at room temperature with the yogurt sauce.

Rose shaped apple dessert  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:45 minutes


1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed
2 red organic apples (like red delicious, Rome)
Juice of half lemon
1 tablespoon of flour, to sprinkle the counter
3 tablespoons of apricot preserve
cinnamon
powder sugar for decorating 1. Thaw the puff pastry.

2. Prepare a bowl with some water and the lemon juice. Cut the apples in half, remove the core and cut the apples in paper thin slices, leaving the peel so it will give the red color to your roses. place the sliced apples in the bowl with lemon and water.

3. Microwave the apples in the bowl, for about 3 minutes just to soften them. Or you can also simmer the apple slices in the water in a small pan.

4. Unwrap the puff pastry over a clean and lightly floured counter. Using a rolling pin stretch the dough a little, trying to keep it in a rectangular shape. Cut the dough in 6 strips. These are about 2 in x 9 in (5 cm x 22 cm).

5. In a bowl, place three tablespoons of apricot preserve with two tablespoons of water. Microwave for about one minute, so that the preserve will be easier to spread. Spread the preserve on the dough.

6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Drain the apples.

7. Place the apples on the edge of dough, with the unpeeled edges extending over the dough Sprinkle with cinnamon.

8. Fold up the bottom part of the dough.

9. Carefully roll, seal the edge, and place in a greased muffin cup.

10. Do the same for all 6 roses. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 40-45 minutes, until fully cooked.
NOTE: make sure the pastry is fully cooked on the inside before removing the roses from the oven! If after 30 minutes the apples on top look fully cooked, move the pan to a lower rack in the oven, and wait for 10-15 more minutes to avoid undercooking the puff pastry.

Sprinkle with powder sugar and enjoy!

Rye bread stuffing with sausage apples and bacon  Print Recipe

Serves: 15

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:55 minutes

can be prepared up to 2 days ahead
For sausage stuffing:
1 1/2 pounds ground pork
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

For stuffing:
2 pounds rye bread slices, crusts removed
1 pound bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips
4 ounces unsalted butter
3 medium crisp apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 pound Savoy cabbage, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons dried sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme
6 cups chicken stock or turkey stock
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Sage sausages:
In a bowl, combine the stuffing ingredients. Shape sausages into 8 patties. Cook in a frying pan over medium heat until fully cooked, turning once. Cool patties and break into 1/2-inch pieces.
Stuffing:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut bread into 1-inch dices. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp. In a large cast-iron pan, fry the bacon until crisp, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a plate. Save 4 tablespoons of the bacon fat. Melt butter in the cast-iron pan together with the reserved bacon fat. Add apples and cabbage. Cook over high heat, stirring frequently about 10 minutes.
Transfer to a large bowl, then stir in the sausage, bacon, sage and thyme. Add the bread and toss well. Gradually stir in the chicken or turkey stock. Season stuffing with salt and pepper. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Reserve 5 cups of the stuffing for the turkey, and transfer the rest to the baking dish. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
Uncover and bake for 15 minutes longer, or until the top is crisp and golden.

Seafood green onion pancake haemul-pajeon  Print Recipe

Serves: 2

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time:12 minutes

When making pajeon, most Koreans use green onion, and the most popular kind of pajeon is made with seafood. A recipe related to
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½ cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon potato starch
½ teaspoon kosher salt plus a pinch of salt
a pinch of ground black pepper
¾ cup stock (anchovy kelp stock, chicken stock or vegetable stock), or water
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
12 green onions, roots and tops trimmed to 8 to 9 inches long (to fit your skillet)
4 to 5 ounces (½ cup) seafood (peeled and deveined shrimp, squid, clams), chopped
1 large egg, beaten in a small bowl
1 fresh red pepper, sliced

For dipping sauce:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon white or apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon gochu-garu (Korean hot pepper flakes)
1 green onion, chopped
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
dipping sauce:
1. Put soy sauce, vinegar, gochu-garu, green onion, and sesame seeds in a small bowl.
2. Mix and set it aside.
3. Prepare pancake ingredients:
1. Combine the chopped seafood, pinch of salt and a pinch of ground black pepper in a small bowl. Mix it well and set aside.
2. Combine flour, potato starch, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¾ cup stock (or water) in a large enough to accommodate the green onions. Mix with a whisk until smooth.
Make green onion pancake:
1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and swirl to coat evenly.
2. Add the green onions to the batter to coat them. Using tongs or your hand, place them side by side in the skillet, alternating white end to green end, so they form a neat rectangle.
3. Add the seafood to the leftover batter in the bowl. Using your hands or tongs, spread the battered seafood on top of the battered scallions, scraping out any excess batter remaining in the bowl.
4. Add the sliced red pepper and pour the beaten egg over top of the pancake in the skillet.
5. Quickly wash your hands!
6. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 6 minutes, until the bottom is light brown and crispy.
7. Turn the pancake over with a large spatula. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil around the edges of the skillet. Lift one edge of the pancake with your spatula and tilt the skillet so that the oil flows underneath the pancake. Cook for another 3 minutes until nicely browned and crisp.
8. Turn the pancake over again. Turn up the heat to medium high heat and cook for 1 minute, until the bottom turns crunchy.
9. Transfer to a large plate, with the egg and seafood side up. Serve right away with the dipping sauce.
How to eat:
1. Mix the dipping sauce with a spoon. You can cut up the large pancake into several pieces before eating. Take 1 piece to a small individual plate and drizzle some dipping sauce with the spoon and eat. If you don’t want to precut the pancake, you can use your chopsticks to tear off a chunk of batter with a green onion and seafood, and then eat it with the dipping sauce. I prefer the second way because I love to eat the whole cooked green onion.

Silver dollar pear pancakes  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes


4 Bosc or Bartlett pears
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more for drizzling
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 recipe buttermilk pancakes batter
sour cream for garnish.
Core pears with an apple corer.
Starting at the bottom, slice pears crosswise into 1/8 inch thick rings, and toss in a small bowl with maple syrup and cinnamon.
Heat an electric griddle to 375 degrees or a heavy skillet until very hot.
Brush with butter; wipe off excess with a folded paper towel. Place a few pear slices on the griddle, 2 1/2 inches apart. Cook for a minute. Ladle about 1/4 cup of the batter into center of each pear ring.
Using the bottom of a ladle, gently push batter over edges of pears. Let cook until pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around the edges, about 2 1/2 minutes.
Using a spatula, turn pancakes over; cook until golden on bottom, about 1 minute.
Repeat with remaining pears and batter. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and extra syrup.

Smoky halibut chowder with charred corn   Print Recipe

Serves: 5

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes

If halibut isn’t available (or too pricey), choose another white-flesh fish such as cod or haddock. Clam juice can be found alongside canned fish in the grocery store.
2 cobs corn, shucked
3 tbsp (45 mL) unsalted butter
1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced
2 stalks celery, finely diced
1 large Yukon gold potato, peeled,
cut into 1/4-inch (5-mm) dice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 cup (60 mL) all-purpose flour
1 cup (250 mL) dry white wine
3 cups (750 mL) vegetable broth
1/2 cup (125 mL) bottled clam juice
3/4 lb (340 g) halibut, cut into
large bite-size chunks
1/4 lb (115 g) smoked trout, flaked
into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup (125 mL) heavy cream (35%)
1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped dill
1. Preheat grill to high. Clean and oil grate.
2. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until charred and cooked, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate. When cool enough to handle, slice kernels off cob and set aside.
3. Melt butter and oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add celery,
potatoes, garlic, corn and salt. Cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle in flour and cook, 1 minute. Add wine and cook, stirring, until almost all liquid has been absorbed. Pour in vegetable broth and clam juice. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and chowder thickens slightly, 10 to 12 minutes.
4. Stir in halibut pieces and cook until halibut is barely cooked, 2 to 3 minutes. Gently stir in flaked smoked trout and cream, cook until warmed through, 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve sprinkled with dill and crackers on side.

Spaghetti squash pesto with tomatoes  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:20 minutes

Squash can be prepared in advance.
1 small spaghetti squash
20 large basil leaves
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
4 tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano
salt and fresh pepper
8 cherry tomatoes, diced

Cut squash in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds and fibers. Place in a microwave safe dish and cover. Microwave 8-9 minutes. Can also be baked at 350 degrees for one hour. When done, scoop out flesh with a fork into a large bowl.

In an electric blender combine basil, garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt a pepper and puree until smooth.

Combine pesto with 4 cups spaghetti squash (save any remaining squash for another recipe). Add tomatoes and season with additional salt and pepper. Serve.

Spiced whole cranberry sauce  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes


1 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries, rinsed and sorted
1/4 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup apple brandy
2 whole cinnamon sticks
1 cup sugar
Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan. Stir to combine and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring continuously.
Reduce the heat and simmer gently just until the berries begin to split and release their juice, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool to room temperature before serving, or refrigerate overnight.

Tarte tatin  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes

History of the recipe.

The legendary caramelized apple pie is baked upside-down.
Originally from Sologne, France, in the 19th century, the Tarte Tatin owes its name to two sisters: Caroline and Stéphanie Tatin. According to the versions, the legend tells that the recipe would be the result of a clumsiness (the pie would have been reversed and cooked upside down), of an oversight (the apples would have cooked too long) or would be simply the reproduction of an old solognote specialty. Anyway, victim of its success, the tart became a welcome in Paris in 1926. Served for the first time at Maxim's restaurant, the dessert has since become a classic French dessert!

The apples:
Use Royal Gala, Pink Lady, Grannty Smith or King of the Pippins, the same as Reine des Reinette, Golden Winter Pearmain, Golden Pearmain, or Clarkes Pearmain, a popular 19th century apple, very widely grown in Europe at the time, and versatile for culinary and dessert uses.

Ingredients for 8 people:
8 to 10 apples
150 g (5oz) of unsalted butter
150 g (5oz) superfine (caster) sugar
200 g (7oz) of pie crust dough or puff pastry
cinnamon powder (optional)
Accompaniment:
whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (optional)
Equipment used : A Ø 28 cm (11-inch) Tatin pie mold or a deep copper or stainless flan dish, Spatula, rolling pin, White round serving dish Ø 33 cm(13-inch)
To make this pie tatin recipe, start by preparing all the ingredients.
Peel the apples. cut them in quarters and remove the cores and seeds with the tip of a paring knife.
In a tart tatin mold, put the butter to melt over medium heat. Add the sugar. Mix gently with a spatula until both ingredients are well mixed.
Make a brown caramel. Let the caramel color to a light golden brown. Remove from fire. (Be careful not to let it darken too much, it will give a bitter taste to your pie.)
Arrange the half apples very tightly in the warm caramel. Keep them upright. Pack them well.
Add cinnamon (optional).
Cook for ten minutes over medium-high heat. Thus, the apples will begin to cook and they will be well mixed with caramel.
Sprinkle flour over your work surface. Roll dough with a rolling pin 3 or 4 mm (1/4-inch) thick into a disc slightly larger than the diameter of the dish.
To make sure of the size of the dough disc, I use here a pie circle that is slightly larger (2 to 3 cm) (¾ to 1-inch) than the tarte tatin mold, and I cut the dough all around.
Lift the dough circle and gently place it on the still hot apples.Tuck the dough edges protruding into the mold. Do not hesitate to push them with your fingers.
With the tip of a paring knife, make a small chimney so that water vapor can escape during cooking.
Bake in a hot oven (180-200 ° C) (350–375 F) for 20 to 25 minutes until apples are completely cooked and the crust is golden brown. This cooking time may vary from oven to oven. The dough is cooked when the caramel starts to rise on the sides. When finished, remove the pan from the oven.
Cover with a serving dish with a light border to collect the juice.
At the same time, catch both dishes with two dry cloths and turn the set in a fast but controlled movement.
Beware of splashing!
Lift the baking dish still hot and you can finally discover this delicious apple tatin tart. Preferably serve warm with a tablespoon of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Texas chili and corn bread pudding  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:50 minutes


2 pounds ground beef
2 pounds ground pork
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped green peppers
1 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoon cumin
3 cups chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 cup beef broth
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or chopped ortega chiles
2 cups drained kidney beans

Corn bread pudding (optional) see recipe below In a thick bottom skillet, brown ground beef and pork in olive oil. Add chopped onions, peppers, celery, and garlic.
Cook to soften vegetables.
Mix in chili powder, bay leaf, ground cumin, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste paste, beef broth, red pepper flakes, or chopped Ortega chilies, and drained red kidney beans.
Simmer 30 to 40 minutes.
Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and or lime wedges.
Or place in casserole dish and cover with Corn bread pudding, and bake.

Tomato pie with polenta crust  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:45 minutes


For filling:
olive oil
3 tomatoes
1 small zucchini
1 red onion, thickly sliced
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper

For crust:
olive oil
1/2 cup cornmeal
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1 egg white
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 cup Emmenthal cheese
Preheat broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with foil; brush with oil. Cut tomatoes into 1/2-inch slices; scoop out and discard seeds and juice. Cut zucchini into 1/4-inch diagonal slices.
Arrange tomatoes, zucchini and onion in single layer on baking sheet; brush vegetables with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil until surface of tomatoes appears dry and zucchini and onions are browned. Set aside.
Lightly oil a 9-in pie plate or cake pan; sprinkle base and sides with a little cornmeal, tilting pan to coat entire surface evenly.
Tap pan to remove excess; set aside. In medium saucepan combine 1/2 cup cornmeal and the water; bring to boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until mixture thickens and pulls away from sides of pan.
Whisk in milk until mixture is smooth. Set aside 5 minutes to cool slightly. Whisk in egg white; stir in Parmesan cheese.
In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; stir into cornmeal mixture until well combined.
Spread cornmeal mixture over base and up sides of prepared pan to form 1/2-in thick layer. Sprinkle with half of parsley and thyme. Using a slotted metal spatula, lift vegetables from baking sheet, draining off juices.
Cover cornmeal mixture with half of tomatoes, half of onion, the remaining thyme and all but 1 tablespoon of the parsley.
Arrange remaining tomatoes, the zucchini and onion decoratively on top. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35 minutes or until crust is puffed and golden. Sprinkle evenly Emmenthal and reserved parsley. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting into wedges.

Tomato stuffed with creamy cheese with gazpacho  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:10 minutes

Dinner ideas of Andorra by Carles Flinch
4 pear tomatoes or tomatoes from the Canary’s
300 g of creamy goats cheese
200 ml of tomato juice
extra virgin olive oil
apple vinegar
50 g toasted almonds
50 g toasted hazelnuts
25 g pine nuts
salt, pepper and basil
parsley or chives for decoration Clean the tomatoes and cut the top off. Empty the inside with the help of a spoon, keeping the pulp and top. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Blend the pulp with a hand blender, adding oil, basil, the tomato juice, a bit of sugar, salt, pepper, and a teaspoon of apple vinegar and dried fruits. When it’s mixed, add a little more salt and store the gazpacho in the refrigerator. Stuff the creamy cheese inside the tomatoes, cover it with the lid chopped off earlier and add some pepper and oil. It will be inserted in the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees for it to scald and the cheese to melt.
Presentation
Pour the gazpacho into soup bowls and place the tomatoes on top, sprinkle a bit of parsley or chives over, and decorate it with a basil leaf. Serve immediately when cold.

Turkey fajitas  Print Recipe

Serves: 4

Preparation time:30 minutes

Cooking time:15 minutes

This meal is quick and easy.Serve with salsa and light sour cream on the side.
1 pound boneless turkey breast tenderloins, cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 each medium green, sweet red and yellow peppers, cut into 1/4-inch strips
1 medium onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup lime juice
8 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
In a large nonstick skillet, saute turkey in oil for 2 minutes.
Add the peppers, onion, garlic, salt, cumin, pepper and cayenne. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and peppers are crisp-tender.
Stir in cilantro and lime juice; cook 1 minute longer. Serve in tortillas.

Waldorf salad coleslaw  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes


Serves 6 to 8

6 cups white cabbage, cored and shredded
2 Granny Smith apples, cut into julienne strips, plus apple slices for garnish
2 ribs of celery, sliced thin diagonally
1/2 cups walnuts
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 cup red-wine vinegar In a very large bowl stir together the cabbage, the apple strips, the celery, and the walnuts.
In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, the yogurt, the mustard, the sugar, the oil, the salt, and the vinegar until the dressing is smooth.
Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture, and toss the slaw well. Chill the slaw, covered, for 2 hours.
The slaw may be made 1 day in advance and kept covered and chilled.
Serve the slaw topped with the apples slices.

Warm red cabbage slaw with red onion and apple  Print Recipe

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:30 minutes


1/2 head red cabbage
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 large red onion, cut into 8 wedges
2 tart green apples,(Granny Smith)cut into 8 wedges
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Cut away the core from the cabbage half. Cut the cabbage into 1/2-by-2-inch pieces.
In large frying pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, until hot. Add the cabbage, apples, caraway seeds and vinegar and stir well.
Continue to cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage softens.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a warm platter and serve immediately.
Note: Top with crumbled fresh goat cheese or blue or feta cheese.

Watercress endive salad with roasted pears and roquefort  Print Recipe

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time:25 minutes


For dressing:
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
For salad:

4 large bartlett pears
1/4 cup Port wine
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
2 bunches watercress
6 Belgian endives
8 ounces Roquefort cheese Dressing:
Whisk together olive oil, vinegar and mustard in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. (200 degrees C).
Peel pears, cut into quarters and core.
Cut into 10 to 12 thick slices each.
Place in a bowl and toss with the Port and olive oil. Arrange on a heavy baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes or until slices are tender. Let cool. (Pears can be roasted up to a day ahead. Cover and Refrigerate).
Place walnuts on baking sheet. Toast in oven for 5 minutes. Remove stems from watercress. Wash and spin. Remove core from endives and cut into thick slices.
To serve, arrange watercress around edge of a large serving platter with endives in center.
Drizzle with dressing. Top with pear slices and sprinkle with Roquefort and walnuts. Serve immediately.
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All-purpose wheat flour 120 g 90 g 80 g 60 g 40 g 30 g 15 g
All-purpose sifted wheat flour 110 g 80 g 70 g 55 g 35 g 27 g 13 g
White sugar 200 g 150 g 130 g 100 g 65 g 50 g 25 g
Powdered sugar/Icing sugar 100 g 75 g 70 g 50 g 35 g 25 g 13 g
Brown sugar normally packed 180 g 135 g 120 g 90 g 60 g 45 g 23 g
Corn flour 160 g 120 g 100 g 80 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Cornstarch 120 g 90 g 80 g 60 g 40 g 30 g 15 g
Rice (not-cooked) 190 g 140 g 125 g 95 g 65 g 48 g 24 g
Macaroni (uncooked) 140 g 100 g 90 g 70 g 45 g 35 g 17 g
Couscous (uncooked) 180 g 135 g 120 g 90 g 60 g 45 g 22 g
Quick oatmeal (uncooked) 90 g 65 g 60 g 45 g 30 g 22 g 11 g
Table salt 300 g 230 g 200 g 150 g 100 g 75 g 40 g
Butter / Margarine 240 g 180 g 160 g 120 g 80 g 60 g 30 g
Shortening 190 g 140 g 125 g 95 g 65 g 48 g 24 g
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chopped walnuts 150 g 110 g 100 g 75 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Nuts /ground almonds 120 g 90 g 80 g 60 g 40 g 30 g 15 g
Fresh bread crumbs (not packed) 60 g 45 g 40 g 30 g 20 g 15 g 8 g
Dry bread crumbs 150 g 110 g 100 g 75 g 50 g 40 g 20 g
Parmesan grated 90 g 65 g 60 g 45 g 30 g 22 g 11 g
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