All posts tagged: Summer

blackberry chocolate chip and cream muffins

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baking / Chocolate / Sweet

BLACKBERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP + CREAM MUFFINS  // Makes 12 large muffins 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 1 1/3 cups + 1 tablespoon granulated cane sugar (for sprinkling berries), plus extra for sprinkling tops of muffins 3 large eggs 1 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup crème fraîche 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

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, cut into various sized pieces 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tablespoons citrus flavored vodka 1/4 cup granulated cane sugar 2-3 tablespoons honey 1-2 teaspoons kosher salt Zest of half 1 lemon 1 1/4 cups whole milk Mini edible flowers, mint, sea salt flakes as garnish In a blender, purée mango, lemon juice, vodka, sugar, and honey. Add the zest and […]

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

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Appetizers / Fruit / Gluten Free / salads / 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 / salads / 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 […]

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 […]