All posts filed under: Summer

Zucchini Risotto.

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Fall / Gluten Free / Risotto / Savory / Summer

 Zucchini Risotto with a Sweet Corn and Baby Spinach Broth - Finished with Mascarpone, Lemon Oil, and Pine Nuts       Sweet Corn Broth + Spinach Addition: makes 5 cups broth, 2 cups spinach-zucchini liquid   2 cobs of corn, stripped of corn kernels, (reserve for risotto) 1 large carrot, roughly chopped 6 cups water 2-3 cloves garlic, smashed 1 tb kosher salt 2-3 zucchini, cut lengthwise, inner white parts cored—makes about 2 cups […]

Orecchiette.

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Pasta / Savory / Summer

Garlic Fried Tomato Orecchiette with Arugula   Sometimes one must devour copious amounts of pasta tossed with tons of garlic, greens, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and maybe even some sautéed anchovy. Would you agree? I would. Pasta is my thing! In July I had the pleasure of being greeted by Gourmet Live for a feature. In it, I was asked to share a description of my “go-to” easy dinner. This recipe pretty much sums up my response. […]

Salted Mango Sherbet. Brûléed Banana. Waffle Cone Chips. Lemon Caramel. Petals.

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Dessert / Fruit / Summer / Sweet

  Salted Mango Sherbet Makes a little over 1 quart   3 cups ripe mango 1/3 cup lemon juice 3 tb citrus flavored vodka 1/4 cup cane sugar 2-3 tb honey 1-2 tsp kosher salt  zest of half lemon 1 1/4 cup whole milk Garnish: mini flower buds, mint, sea salt flakes   In a blender, purée mango, lemon juice, vodka, sugar, and honey. Add the zest and salt. Pulse mixture, taste and adjust desired […]

Melon Salad with Ricotta Salata. Golden Cherry Tomato. Strawberry Confit. Purple Basil. Cashew. Cayenne

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Appetizers / Fruit / Gluten Free / Salad / Savory / Summer / Sweet

“Inevitably our words convey mere fragments of the reality on which our experience fed——then at least with a shadow of what in the depths of our soul we know to be untranslatable: the pure emotion of an encounter, the wonder of a discovery, that fleeting moment of silence before the word is produced that will remain in the memory like the traces of a dream that time will never completely erase.” —José Saramago    

Seared Scallop, Strawberry, and Basil Salad.

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Appetizers / Gluten Free / Salad / Savory / Seafood / Summer / Sweet / Tart

  I adore fruit in many savory applications and here, these U-10 scallops are kept pretty simple with a touch of a few strawberries. I especially adore this combination because it’s bright, and unexpected. There’s a sweet creaminess from the beautiful scallops and an explosion of sweet and tart juice from the strawberries. Strawberries and cream? A slightly different approach on that, but yes sure, strawberries and cream. No need for a vinaigrette, the juice from the […]