Persian Lime Meltaway Medallions

First, a lesson in limes: Persian Lime: Also known as the Bearss or Tahiti Lime, the Persian Lime is the most common variety found in the United States. Generally larger and less aromatic, the Persian Lime tends to be both less acidic and bitter than some other varieties. Key Lime: Made famous by its namesake…

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Lemon Thyme Horseradish Chicken

We’re still on a bit of the horseradish impossibility kick at the house. I wanted to create more than one fantastical, flavorful, and fulfilling phenomenon with the interesting little root. The bite, the bitter, the aromatic zing… it’s all just too enticing. This time, instead of balancing the bite with sweet, the dish is a…

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Fig Horseradish Tarragon Chicken

I love that I’m constantly faced with challenges and “proposals,” if you will, in the kitchen. I’ve made a bit of a name for myself in crafting exotically combined flavor-filled dishes. As a result, I’m approached with, “well what if you had this, that and the other – what could you do with that?” Well,…

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Blackberry Curd and Lemon Cream Tea Scones

The afternoon started off full. We were tired and sat on the kitchen stools together. “What should we do now?” “I don’t know. Let’s make scones!” So, we quickly whipped up a batch of Lemon (of course) Cream Tea Scones. You see, we both just adore the crumbly texture and not so sweet goodness of…

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Earthy Almond Olive Tapenade Pasta

This recipe has it all. It’s earthy – nutty – deep – salty – herbal – rich – fresh – silky – and delicious. The multitude and variety of different flavors and textures meld together and melt in your mouth all at once. Toasted almonds, of course, with brined black olives, aromatic mushroom and sage…

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Crispy Cheddar Bacon Ball and Avocado Salad

It’s kinda like a BLT…but with a little more style. more pizzazz and more greenery… You know I can’t resist my veggies, particularly when it comes to greens. And when fresh cilantro and lime are involved, all resistance is null and void in our house. Crispy Cheddar Bacon Ball and Avocado Salad 1 lb. 85%…

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Lemon Curd Strawberry Swirl

I hear from fellow foodies and friends alike each and every day about the fact that leftovers are hard. People seem to have no idea or concept of what to do with them… Particularly the “parts.” Sure, it’s one thing to be able to nosh on some leftover lasagna a few days in a row,…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Tart

I really feel like they (whoever “they” may be) ought to change the old adage, “they go together like peas and carrots” to “together like chocolate and peanut butter.” I mean seriously. Only little kiddos gobble up, unwillingly, frozen peas and bite sized carrot cubes slathered in butter. Sure, they’re okay. But peanut butter and…

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Sugared Lilac Lemon Sheet Cookie

The aroma of fresh lilacs has always been one of my very favorite childhood memories. I’m very sense-driven, you see, and I associate so much of my life with both bold imagery and strong scents. It must be part of my creative process. In any case, I fondly remember each spring, a lovely lilac ceramic…

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Chocolate Pastry Braid

I recently saw a pretty catchy video on YouTube… Fun, dynamic, spunky ~ It made me think I really need to step up my game! Alas, I’m already feeling¬†absolutely as busy as a bee¬†these days and the thought of tackling another video project overwhelms me to no end. The idea makes me want to hideaway…

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