Month: August 2011

Vine Ripe San Marzano Tomato, Basil, and Valencia Orange Gazpacho

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Appetizers / Gluten Free / Savory / soup / Summer

Vine Ripe San Marzano Tomato, Basil, and Valencia Orange Gazpacho Serves 4 Gazpachoย  2 quarts San Marzano tomatoes, blanched, peeled, seeded (or 2- 28 oz cans) 3 Valencia oranges 1/2 small garlic clove 10 large basil leaves (or 1 bunch) 1 medium cucumber, peeled, roughly chopped 2 Tb extra virgin olive oil 2 Tb sherry vinegar 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper Garnish 2 Valencia oranges, supremed (sliced wedges) 1 large Persian cucumber, small […]

Wild Blueberry Paste and Mozzarella Crostini, Champagne Grape Honey Spoons, and a Cheese Board

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Appetizers / Savory / Summer / Sweet

    Blueberries can be so luxurious. Especially when they’re preserved. There is absolutely nothing like the smell, flavor, and beautiful color of blueberries stewing over a hot stovetop. They are this unique exception to the berry family, and are what I imagine to be the perfect representation of summer fruit. Actually, a perfect representation of a berry itself. Raspberries and blackberries carry their flavor and color in their juice, while blueberries stand alone in […]

Terhune Orchards and a Blackberry and Blueberry Buckle Cake

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Gluten Free / Summer / Sweet / Tart

Blackberry and Blueberry Buckle Cake Makes 1 8′ inch cake 1 1/3 cup flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp ground Tahitian vanilla beans or 1 vanilla bean, scraped zest of 1 lemon 1 large egg 1/2 cup coconut milk 1 1/2 cup blueberries 2 cup blackberries Buckle Topping 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 4 tb unsalted butter, cold, cubed Preheat the […]