Category Archives: Appetizer

Aww, Shucks! An Oyster Party

“It was a brave man who first ate an oyster.” -Jonathan Swift We love oysters. They are briny and taste of the sea in the best of ways. Fresh, sweet, salty…they dazzle the senses. Add just a touch of tartness … Continue reading

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Mignonette is traditionally made with vinegar and shallots. I find the citrus is more pleasing, especially with the addition of lemon zest, which truly makes the sauce and elevates this far more than a simple squeeze of lemon. This would … Continue reading

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Materials and Methods for Cucumber Water Materials 1 large english cucumber, diced 1/2 jalapeƱo, seeded and diced 1/4 c. rice vinegar 1 T. grated ginger Methods Put all ingredients into a blender and puree until very smooth. Strain into a … Continue reading

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Materials and Methods for Spicy Tomato Granita Materials: 8 plum tomatoes 1/4 c. vodka 1/4 c. sherry vinegar zest of a lemon juice of half a lemon 2 T. olive brine 1/2 t. Cayenne pepper Serve with oysters on the … Continue reading

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Sundried Tomato and Arugula Flat-bread

First of all: an apology for being M.I.A. recently. Laura and I have been busy getting ready for a conference in D.C. next month. I am sure you all will be hearing more about it as we get closer to … Continue reading

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Classic Andalusian Gazpacho

An ode to amazing tomatoes! There is nothing better than fresh from the garden or farmer’s market tomatoes. The ones in the store cannot compare. Good tomatoes were something I missed most in Hawaii. In fact, I have friends from … Continue reading

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Nectarine and Goat Cheese Salad with Vermentino Vinaigrette

Our food share has come with some really delicious peaches and nectarines this summer. In fact, the nectarines have been so delicious I contemplated calling the farm share contact person and simply asking for a truck load of them. I … Continue reading

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