Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sauteed Fiddleheads

Original recipe makes 3 cups


3 cups fresh Fiddleheads, ends trimmed
3 tablespoons unfiltered extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh Lemon juice


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook fiddlehead ferns in the boiling water until barely tender, 7 to 10 minutes; drain.
2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the prepared fiddlehead ferns, garlic, and the salt and pepper. Cook and stir until ferns are tinged lightly brown and tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with lemon juice.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with cilantro

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


2 pounds Sweet Potatoes
3-4 Tbsp olive oil
Kosher salt


1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Cilantro (including tender stems)
1 teaspoon of lime zest or lemon zest
2 tablespoons of fresh lime or lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
Pinch of salt


1 Prepare your grill for hot, direct heat. While the grill is heating up, peel the sweet potatoes and slice lengthwise, or on a diagonal, into 1/4 inch-thick pieces. Coat the sweet potato slices with olive oil and lightly sprinkle with Kosher salt.

2 Combine all of the dressing ingredients into a small bowl.

3 Once the grill is hot, lay the sweet potato pieces down onto the grill grates. Cover the grill and cook until each side gets some grill marks, between 3-6 minutes for each side, depending on how hot your grill is.

4 Toss the sweet potatoes in a bowl with the dressing and serve hot.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes

Servings: 6

1 (10 ounce) bag mixed field greens
1/2 cup sliced Red Onions
1 Bosc Pears, cored and sliced
1/2 cup chopped candied pecans
1/2 cup crumbled Blue cheese
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground blackpepper
1/4 cup walnut oil

1. Place the salad greens in a large bowl. Add the red onion, pear, pecans, and blue cheese, and toss to mix evenly.
2. To make the dressing, place the maple syrup, vinegar, mayonnaise, brown sugar, salt, and pepper in a blender, and blend thoroughly. With the motor running, slowly pour in the walnut oil. Blend until mixture becomes creamy, about 1 minute. Pour over salad mixture, and toss to coat greens evenly. Serve immediately.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Peach Cobbler

Total time: 45 minutes


1/2 cup melted Butter
1 cup flour
1 cup Sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup room temperature milk
1 room temperature Eggs
3 sliced Peaches
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Melt butter in a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder & salt.
Stir in milk & egg.
Pour evenly over melted butter.
Combine peaches, sugar & spices and spread over batter-DO NOT STIR!
Bake 35-45 minutes at 350°F until batter comes to the top and is golden brown.
Serve warm with ice cream.