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Strawberry Winners

November 9, 2016

Florida strawberry season is a great time of year!

My Strawberry Winners

 

Fragole al Vino bianco

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Strawberry Mint Soup

Strawberry and Raspberry Tart

Strawberry gelato

Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

Nectarine and Strawberry Crunch

Strawberry Lemon Popsicles

Strawberry Sauce

Strawberry and Blueberry Gelatin Mold

Strawberry Fool

Glazed Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Shortcake

Fragole al Vino bianco

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Strawberry Mint Soup

Strawberry and Raspberry Tart

Strawberry gelato

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Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

Nectarine and Strawberry Crunch

Strawberry Lemon Popsicles

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Strawberry Sauce

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Strawberry and Blueberry Gelatin Mold

Strawberry Fool

Glazed Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Shortcake

 

Coffee Ice Cream

November 2, 2016

Always make your own coffee ice cream…….end of story. I don’t think there are better ice creams to make than vanilla or coffee ice cream.  There is not one in any store that compares.

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Coffee Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C. Whole Milk
  • 3/ C. Sugar
  • 1 1/2 C. Whole Coffee beans
  • Pinch of Sal
  • 1 1/2 C. Heavy Cream
  • 5 Lg. Egg Yolks
  • 1/4  t. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4  t. Finely ground Coffee

Preparation

  1. Warm milk, sugar, coffee beans, salt. 1/2 C. of cream in a medium saucepan
  2. When warm, cover, remove from heat and steep at room temperature for 1 hour.
  3. Rewarm coffee infused milk; pour in the remaining 1 C. of cream into a large bowl; set a mesh strainer on top. In separate medium bowl whisk the egg yolks and slowly pour the warm coffee mixture into the yolks whisking constantly; then scrape the warmed yolks back into the saucepan
  4. Stir mixture constantly over medium heat while scraping the bottom as you stir until mixture thickens and coats the spatula. Pour in the strainer and stir into the cream. Press the coffee beans in the strainer to extract as much coffee flavor as possible; discard the beans. Mix in the vanilla and ground coffee; stir until cool over an ice bath.
  5. Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to directions.

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Yield: 1 Quart

Recipe from “the perfect scoop” by David Lebovitz

Blueberry Galette

October 15, 2016

Super fast to make for a weekend breakfast or brunch, but totally works for dessert too….and please add ice cream.

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Blueberry Galette

For the Crust

Ingredients

For Crust

  • 1 C.  plus 2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 t. Salt
  • 1/3 C. Canola Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Ice Water

For Filling

  • 3 C. Fresh Blueberries
  • 1/4 C. Sugar
  • Grated Zest and Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1 t. Ginger (peeled and minced)
  • 1 t. Cornstarch (maybe more if needed)
  • Sugar for sprinking when baked

Preparation

Add flour, salt and canola oil in a medium bowl. Fork together; add the water. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Mix the berry mixture while dough is chilling

Take dough out of refrigerator and roll out on wax paper

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Mix berries with sugar, lemon and cornstarch/set aside for 10 min. and stir occasionally
  3. Put the berry mixture on top of galette crust/make sure to leave a border/place the dough against the filling and fold
  4. Dot the berries with butter and sprinkle with some sugar.
  5. Bake for 45-55 minutes until crust is golden and juices are bubbling. (cover crust if it gets too dark)

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Serves: 4-6

Recipe from: www.doriegreenspan.com

 

Tres Leches Cake

May 22, 2016

It was a special breakfast treat, but has been known to show up for brunch, lunch and dinner.

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Tres Leches Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C. All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 4 Lg. Eggs
  • 1 1/2 C. Sugar
  • 1/2 C. Whole Milk
  • 1 Can 14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Can 12 oz. Evaporated Milk
  • 2 C. Heavy Cream
  • 3 tablespoons grand marnier
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2 t. ground cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and flour 10″ spring form pan; line with parchment paper and grease
  2. Combine the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl/set aside
  3. Whip the egg whites until frothy; add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks
  4. Add the yolks one at a time blending well
  5. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions and alternate with the milk with 2 additions
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake approx. 30 min. (toothpick will come out clean from center)
  7. Cool cake about 10 minutes; invert onto a platter with 1″ high sides
  8. Pierce top of cake with skewer. Mix sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, 1 C. heavy cream and liqueur in a medium bowl
  9. Pour the mixture over cake while still warm; cover and refrigerate until cold (approx. 3 hrs.)
  10. Combine the remaining 1 C. heavy cream with powdered sugar and beat until you have soft peaks
  11. Spread the whipped cream onto top of cake and sprinkle with ground cinnamon

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Serves: 8-12

Recipe from Marcela Valladolid from http://www.foodnetwork.com

Winter Salad Bar

February 23, 2016

Even in South Florida we have winter salads. But getting ready to plant this week, February.

Winter Salad Bar

Menu

 

Waldorf Salad

Green Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

Herring in Cream Salad Platter

 

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Waldorf Salad

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Green Bean Salad

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Three Bean Salad

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Herring in Cream Salad Platter

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Champagne Cocktails

February 13, 2016

Wherever you are and whoever you are with you should enjoy a Champagne cocktail.  Champagne is so wonderful on its own but with a little bit of extra care you can make it an unforgettable cocktail memory.

 

Champagne Cocktails

CHAMPAGNE COCKTAILS

Champagne Cocktail 

Bellini

Champagne Hibiscus Cocktail

Kir Royale

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Champagne Cocktail

(Glasses by Waterford Lismore)

Bellini

(Champagne Flute by Cartier)

Champagne Hibiscus Cocktail

(Champagne Glass by Reidel)

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Kir Royale

(Champagne Flute by Cartier)

 

Enjoy! I will be adding more so please let me know some of your Champagne cocktails that you share.

Stews and Chili

January 26, 2016

Some days are not as good as others and there are too few cool days in South Florida for stew or chili, so we do make the most of them.

(photo from St. Lioba Beer and Mushroom Soup; http://www.dejavucook.wordpress.com/10/09/2010/saint-lioba-beer-and-mushroom-soup/

Stews and Chili

 

Italian Beef Stew

Irish Stew

Pork Stew

Shrimp Stew with Tomatoes and Coconut Milk

Oyster Stew

Spicy Pinto Bean and Sausage Stew

Chili Con Carne

Cuban Black Bean and Corn Chili

White Bean Chicken Chili

Black Bean and Chorizo Chili (to be published)

Four Bean Chili (to be published)

 

Old Fashioned Beef and Vegetable Stew

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Italian Beef Stew

Irish Stew

Pork Stew

Shrimp Stew with Tomatoes and Coconut Milk

Oyster Stew

Spicy Pinto Bean and Sausage Stew

Chili Con Carne

Cuban Black Bean and Corn Chili

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White Bean Chicken Chili

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