Pork Tenderloin with Butter Beans and Spinach Salad

2 pork tenderloins, 14 to 16 oz each 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard 2 Garlic Cloves, minced 4 spring Thyme Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup dried beans, such as cannellini, butter, etc OR 4 pounds Fresh Beans in pods 1 tsp. salt 1 red onion, coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 […]

Winter Chicories with Persimmons and Candied Pecans

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons agave syrup 3 tablespoons reduced apple cider from ½ cup 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar salt and pepper to taste 2 Fuyu Persimmons, peeled and sliced thin on a mandoline 8 cups winter chicories ½ cup crumbled blue cheese ½ cup candied pecans (recipe to follow) Combine […]

Tri Colore Cauliflower with Dijon Vinaigrette and Fried Capers

1 head each of Cheddar Cauliflower, Purple Cauliflower and White or Green             Cauliflower, broken down into bite size florets Olive Oil Salt and Pepper to taste Vinaigrette: ½ cup white wine vinegar 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoon minced shallot Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups Vegetable […]

Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto

1 small butternut squash, about 1 lb, cut into quarters lengthwise 3 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsps. olive oil 1 small yellow onion, finely diced 1 c. Arborio rice ½ c. dry white wine 6 c. good homemade chicken stock, heated until warm (can sub store bought stock, but             use low sodium or vegetable […]

Grilled Zucchini with Romesco

12 oz. zucchini, cut into ½ inch pieces12 oz. yellow squash, cut into ½ inch pieces2 T. olive oilRomesco Sauce:1 medium tomato, halved crosswise and seeded1 small red bell pepper1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil3 tablespoons sliced almonds1 garlic clove, minced1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes3 tablespoons coarse dry bread crumbs2 tablespoons sherry […]

Root Beer Baked Beans

4 slices applewood-smoked bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces 3 1/2 cups chopped onions 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 15-ounce cans cannellini (white kidney beans), rinsed, drained 1 1/2 cups root beer (preferably artisanal) 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 3 tablespoons mild-flavored (light) molasses 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 1/2 teaspoons […]

Three Citrus Olive Oil Cake

 1 cup fresh orange juice 1 teaspoon finely ground sea salt 3 large eggs, room temperature 2 cups granulated sugar 1 ½ cups extra virgin olive oil 1 ¼ cups whole milk 2 ounces orange liqueur, rum, brandy or whisky 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ […]

Corned Beef Brisket

Corned Beef Brisket 2 quarts water 1 cup kosher salt ½  cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons InstaCure No.1* 1 cinnamon stick, broken into several pieces 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 8 whole allspice berries 12 whole juniper berries 2 bay leaves, crumbled 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 2 pounds ice 1 (4 […]

Jambalaya

Shrimp and Andouille Jambalaya 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 ½ c. andouille sausage, sliced into half moons, ¼ inch thick 1 c. finely diced bell peppers (red, yellow and green) 2 c. finely diced celery 3 c. finely diced yellow onion 1 bay leaf 1 tbsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper ¼ tsp. white pepper […]

Pasta Salad with Grilled Corn, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Basil Vinaigrette

Pasta Salad with Grilled Corn, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Basil Vinaigrette 1 cup orzo, about 6 ounces ¼  cup champagne vinegar½  cup loosely packed basil leaves ½ clove of garlic ½  teaspoon salt Pinch of pepper ½  cup olive oil 1 ear of yellow, white or bi color corn 1 pint of toybox cherry tomatoes, […]