All posts tagged: Summer

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 […]

Heirloom Tomato, Basil, Mayo Sandwiches and a Refreshing Blackberry Lemonade Lager

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Drinks / Sandwiches / Savory / Summer / Sweet / Tart

    Sometimes it doesn’t take much to throw together something incredibly and classically delicious. Heirloom tomatoes, basil, and mayonnaise on sandwich bread. And of course, a heavy sprinkle of kosher salt.  It’s a perfect lunch and there is absolutely nothing more satisfying than this. With all of summer’s tomatoes at their peak right now, it’s just so easy to make something so delicious, so quickly. Tomatoes truly are the best and life’s most tasty […]

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

  Some friends of my fiance and I all decided to take a trip out to Terhune Orchards, a beautiful farm in Princeton, New Jersey. There were blueberries and blackberries ready to be harvested and eaten out of hand. We started off meandering through the blueberry aisles. It was quiet, serene, and we were alone. I like the alone part. After about six minutes we all looked at each other with amazement in how intense the […]