Mind Blowing Mustard!

Mind Blowing Mustard

Mind Blowing Mustard! Ingredients  1 cup ground yellow mustard seed 2/3 cup vinegar (Sherry, tangerine balsamic, maple balsamic, Champagne, serrano honey or jalapeno (for heat), oregano, white wine, red wine, peach, honey ginger, traditional, tarragon… and on, and on. 1/3 cup honey (omit this if you are using a sweeter vinegar such as tangerine balsamic) … Read more

Traditional “Portuguese Carnitas”

Traditional "Portuguese Carnitas"

Traditional “Portuguese Carnitas” Ingredients 1 cup really good quality barrel aged red wine vinegar 1 cup good quality dry white wine 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup (optional) UP Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil 12 garlic cloves minced 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1/4 cup sweet or hot paprika (depending on how spicy you like it) 2 … Read more

Truffled Wild Mushroom Risotto

Truffled Wild Mushroom Risotto

Truffled Wild Mushroom Risotto Porcini/Shitake Mushroom Stock Ingredients 5 cups water brought to a simmer 2 cups of a mixture of dried Porcini mushrooms and Shitake mushrooms broken in to pieces or coarsely chopped Directions Bring the water just up to a simmer and then add the mushrooms.  Allow to steep for 30 minutes before … Read more

Balsamic Ganache Truffles

Balsamic Ganache Truffles

Balsamic Ganache Truffles Ingredients 1/2 Cup Steaming hot heavy cream 1 pinch of sea salt 8 ounces best quality dark chocolate in chip form, or chopped 3 tablespoons dark or white balsamic – my favorite options for this are: coconut, raspberry, apricot, tangerine strawberry, maple, espresso, lavender, or traditional. 1/2 cup cocoa powder for rolling … Read more

Lemon Olive Oil & Polenta Cake

Lemon Olive Oil & Polenta Cake

Lemon Olive Oil & Polenta Cake Ingredients 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour (organic if possible) 1/2 cup stone ground cornmeal (regular cornmeal will work here too) 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup fused lemon olive oil 1 cup whole milk yogurt 2 eggs 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt … Read more

Empanadas!

Empanadas

Empanadas! Olive Oil Pastry  Ingredients 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry  Flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 to 4 tablespoons water Empanada Filling  Ingredients 1 pound ground beef or turkey 1 large yellow onion, finely minced 2 cloves garlic minced 2 tablespoons UP Extra Virgin … Read more