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Infused Vinegars & Reductions: Apricot, Mango

This infusion is more suited for a gastrique/reduction than as a vinegar. It reminds me of apricot jam. When reduced, its thick as honey, the tartness of apricots, the sweetness of mango, and the cleansing punch of ginger makes it ideal for glazing summer fruit tarts. 320 more words

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Infused Vinegars & Reductions: Apple, Curry, Mint

If you’ve been following my posts lately, you’re probably wondering: why is she making all these vinegars? I mean, enough with the vinegars already. Well, truth-be-told, I am setting up a mobile pantry to take on the road. 540 more words

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Infused Vinegars & Reductions : Blueberry, Blackberry, Currant

Berries and cream immediately comes to mind whenever I take a whiff of this infusion. The heady aroma of Madagascar vanilla, floats to the surface just ever so, leaving the aromatics of garlic, shallot, and thyme to gently wavering in the wings. 443 more words

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Muddle & Wilde

What sounds like the name of a pair of bumbling, ineffectual British TV detectives is actually a new project by two of the most creative, beautiful women I know — Muddle & Wilde, organic drink mixes “handcrafted in small batches.” 453 more words

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Infused Vinegars & Reductions: Strawberry, Basil

Strawberry season is just around the corner and when I’m not using them for breakfast smoothies, snacks, and desserts, I reserve a few extra for this infusion, and the added basil comes together to give it that… 285 more words

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Creamy Herb and Nut Sauce


1/4 cup macadamia nuts finely chopped

1/4 cup cashew nuts finely chopped

1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes finely chopped

1/2 cup shallots finely sliced

1/2 cup button mushrooms sliced… 67 more words

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Classic Pesto


2 bunches basil leaves-picked from stalks

2 cloves garlic

2 tbs pine nuts

1/2 cup olive oil

1 cup (100g) freshly grated vintage (or other non animal rennet) cheese… 41 more words

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