Snap Peas with Pesto and Pine Nuts –serves 4-6

Snap Peas with Pesto and Pine Nuts

1 lb. prepared snap peas, To prepare, remove and discard the stem end and string from each sugar snap pod 1/3 cup basil or pesto of choice (recipe follows) ¼ cup pine nuts 3-4 strips of cooked bacon (optional) Steam snap peas in a pot with a steamer insert for about 5 minutes. They should […]

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Artichokes with Lemon Butter

Artichokes with Lemon Butter

Artichokes can be intimidating for the beginning cook but they are truly easy and quite delicious! If these directions don’t do it for you check out youtube for a tutorial. 2 artichokes butter lemon With a sharp, serrated kitchen knife, cut off about one inch from the top of the artichoke, removing the sharp tips. […]

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olive-pistachio-tapenade

Olive Pistachio Tapenade

This is nice added as a topping to crackers and cheese, on pizza and flatbread, or added to soups, pasta or sandwiches. It has an intense flavor so use lightly. ¾ cup rinsed, pitted olives, I like Kalamata but use what you like 1 cup packed baby arugula 3/4 cup roasted, shelled pistachios 3 tbs […]

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Citrus Rosemary Thyme Olives

Citrus Rosemary Thyme Olives

  4 cups mixed olives of your choice 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary removed from stem and chopped, can substitute with dried 2 tablespoons lemon juice Zest of 1/2 lemon 3 cloves garlic minced fine 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground pepper, to taste Combine […]

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Basic Pimiento Cheese Recipe

Basic Pimiento Cheese Recipe

Basic Pimiento Cheese Recipe 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise 1 4-oz. jar diced pimiento, drained 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1- 2 teaspoons finely diced onion or shallot 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 8-oz. block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded 1 8-oz. block cream cheese, shredded Mash together ingredients in a bowl. Serve with crackers or […]

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Prosciutto Wrapped Plums or Peaches

Prosciutto Wrapped Plums or Peaches

Prosciutto Wrapped Plums or Peaches from The Herbalist’s Happy Hour Ripe plums or peaches halved, pits removed, cut into a little larger than bite size wedges. gorgonzola, goat or blue cheese milk Prosciutto slices Balsamic reduction (recipe follows) Thyme and chopped chives for garnish Preheat oven to 350. Add a small amount of milk or […]

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Stuffed Nasturtium Blooms

Stuffed Nasturtium Blooms cream cheese or goat cheese fresh herbs of choice, basil, dill, marjoram, thyme, and savory all work well. fresh nasturtium blooms Mix the herbs and cheese together well. Gently insert a scoop of the mixture into each blossom. Serve alone or on top of dressed salad greens or your favorite pasta dish […]

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Bruschetta

Bruschetta

Bruschetta 2 cups cored, chopped, fresh tomatoes, place in a strainer for 15 minutes to drain off excess moisture. 2 garlic cloves minced 3 tbs chopped basil 1 tbs chopped parsley 2 tbs olive oil ½ cup cubed baby mozzarella, feta or shaved manchego cheese Salt and pepper to taste. Combine ingredients and serve over […]

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