Category Archives: Recipes

Grape Currant Jelly

Recently got a whole bunch of fresh grapes and currants. This is a jellied jam. The currant is pressed into a juice that jellies the grape jam and it’s tartness is a perfect match to the ripe table grapes. It … Continue reading

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Semolina Plum Coffee Cake

This is a great coffee cake that takes advantage of fresh large plums. Semolina Plum Cake 4 plums halved and pitted 1 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp semolina flour 1 cup unbleached white flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 13 … Continue reading

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Black Cod with Scallop, Fava and Porcini Sauce

For this sauce use fresh porcini and double shelled fresh favas. Choose scallops that are roughly the size of a quarter. If black cod is unavailable, halibut, red snapper or trout will work well. To quickly shell the second skin … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Compote

This is a good way to use up leftover cherries and rhubarb. Rhubarb Compote 6 cups rhubarb chopped into 1/2″ pieces 3 cups cherries halved 2 tbsp grated ginger 1 1/2 cups sugar Mix everything together in a sauce pan … Continue reading

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Fava Puree

Again use fresh fava bean pods no longer than 4″. This works best if she second skin can remain on when grinding. The easiest way to tell is eat a raw one and see if the skin is tough and … Continue reading

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Raw Fava Beans with Romano

Fava beans are best served raw, tossed in good olive oil, black pepper and grated romano. They can be eaten whole as long as the outside skin has not grown tough enough to require removal.  Pick pods once they reach … Continue reading

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Baked Chicken with Chestnut Mushrooms, Pea Shoots and Rhubarb Sauce

This is a great way to use leftover rhubarb sitting around after a pie. It also makes use of fresh pea shoots and chestnut mushrooms, all of which come in season at the same time. Strain and keep the boiling … Continue reading

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