All posts tagged: Cheese

chopped greek salad with cherries, watermelon, and fresh oven toasted za’atar

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salads / sides

CHOPPED GREEK SALAD WITH CHERRIES, WATERMELON, AND FRESH OVEN TOASTED ZA’ATAR | serves 4 50 sprigs fresh thyme 1 1/2 tablespoons white sesame seeds, toasted 2 teaspoons finely ground sumac 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 cups diced watermelon, 1/2- to-3/4 inch dice 2 cups diced persian cucumbers, 1/2- to-3/4 inch dice 3 cups diced heirloom or vine-ripened tomatoes, 1/2- to-3/4 inch dice 2 cups bing cherries, pitted and halved lengthwise Juice of 1 lemon Sea salt 6 […]

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    

Sweet Pepper and Butternut Squash Gruyère Tarts

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Appetizers / Fall / Savory / Tart

Sweet Pepper and Butternut Squash Gruyere Tart Makes two 6′ by 12′ inch rectangular tarts or one large 12′ by 12′ inch tart 1 butternut squash (about 1 pound) peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar 2-3 small sweet red peppers, finely sliced 1 teaspoon unsalted butter 1 large shallot, finely sliced 1 8-oz sheet of puff pastry, […]

creamy cambozola mushroom risotto

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Fall / Gluten Free / Risotto / Savory

Creamy Cambozola Shiitake and Baby Portobello Mushroom Risotto // Makes 5-6 Servings 2 tb butter 1 tb olive oil 1 shallot, finely diced 1/2 pound baby portobello mushrooms, quartered 1/2 pound medium and large shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1 tb kosher salt, plus more if needed to adjust seasoning 3/4 cup good dry white wine 1 1/2 cup carnaroli rice, may also substitute a short grain rice such as arborio 5-6 cups low sodium vegetable stock, simmering […]