This rustic recipe can change its flavor profile with whatever herbs you have on hand. Serve it as a hearty appetizer with a glass of Chardonnay or to accompany a bowl of hot soup for a filling lunch.
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You could make a meal out of this, but it’s so much nicer to share with friends. The little apple cubes soak up the flavors of the sausage and hard cider. Offer thick, crusty bread to sop up the juices. You can find mild and spicy versions of Spanish chorizo, a smoked firm sausage, at import stores.
In a large saucepan, combine all of the ingredients and bring them to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about one hour stirring occasionally until the watermelon rind is tender and…
No one will ever suspect that these crunchy, salty chips are made from peels that were headed to the compost heap.
Oh, the bounty of summer. Bruschetta, pronounced “brus-ketta,” is a great way to capture the flavors of ripe summer tomatoes, fresh garden basil and garlic. The vinegar adds a pleasant bite.
Eggplant, the bulbous purple vegetable, is a delightful oddity. The name alone raises questions and can turn up noses. However, it has a soft, creamy texture and a neutral flavor that allows accompanying flavors to take the spotlight. Called “caviar” this recipe is as delicious and special as the real thing.
The juice for Maize Valley’s Chardonnay comes from Washington State. It’s just another example of the farm’s attempts to maintain diversity in what it can offer visitors who arrive all year long to sip and sample wines. Chardonnay can be produced into wines that range from dessert sweet to deliciously dry. This one is buttery, slightly oaky with hints of vanilla and buddies up beautifully with this delicious Caponata, a Sicilian appetizer or side dish, especially nice with roasted chicken.
Compound butter is a great friend to a home cook. Ranging from sweet to savory, it can be blended with honey, fruits and warm spices and slathered on scones and breads or mixed with fragrant herbs and rubbed on a chicken waiting to roast. This recipe, in particular, is ideal for spreading on warm, crusty baguettes before dinner, smeared over grilled lamb or mixed into warm rice.
This simple and quick recipe is seriously worth the decadence provided by a bathing of butter. Be sure to ask your fishmonger for “dry scallops” – ones that are not injected with water solutions to plump them. Dry scallops brown better in the pan.
Enjoy this with rice and pita bread.