Homemade Tonic Water

This tonic makes a fabulous cocktail mixed with gin or vodka. It’s also wonderful mixed with sparkling water as a non-alcoholic aperitif. The cinchona bark and genetian root infuse a traditional bitterness, balanced nicely by the citrus, lavender, and cardamom.

Chickpea & Almond Crackers

These gluten-free crackers are crunchy and much more flavorful that commercial gluten-free crackers which sometimes taste like farm animal food. Ingredients 1/2 cup chickpea flour (garbanzo bean flour)*1/2 cup almond flour (almond meal)1 teaspoon Casina…Continue Reading

Thin Crust Pizza Dough

I like thin, crispy crust for my pizza and this recipe makes it easy! Ingredients 1 tablespoon sugar1 tablespoon active dry yeast3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus…Continue Reading

Lamb Tagine with Olives, Apricots & Prunes

Ingredients4 lb lamb shoulder or leg meat, cut into 2″ chunks1/4 cup cilantro, minced1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, minced (plus more for garnish)2 tablespoons garlic, mincedFreshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon (or more) sea salt1 pinch saffron threads, crumbled2 whole…Continue Reading

Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad

Ingredients For the salad 1 pound Brussels sprouts- washed, trimmed, and halved(or quartered, if large) 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup pancetta or bacon, sautéed and broken into small pieces 1 orange, peeled, quartered and sliced…Continue Reading

Spicy Gazpacho

8 small servings Ingredients 5 slices stale artisan bread, crust removed Water 5 large ripe tomatoes (or 1-28 ounce can of peeled tomatoes) 2 Persian cucumbers, peeled, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 yellow pepper,…Continue Reading

Romesco Sauce

Makes about 2 cups Ingredients 1 1-inch thick slice of crusty bread, crust removedand cut into 1-inch cubes 1 large tomato 5 cloves garlic 1/2 cup almonds 2 medium red bell peppers 1/4 cup olive…Continue Reading

Warm Nuts & Olives with Romesco Sauce

Ingredients 2-3 tablespoons olive oil8-10 cloves garlic, roughly chopped2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, roughly chopped1 Cup Marcona almonds or mixed nuts2 Cups Castelvetrano olives (or a variety)Zest of one lemonChile threads (optional)1 cup Romesco Sauce Directions…Continue Reading

Margarita Cookies

These delicious margarita cookies can be enjoyed with or without the addition of tequila. Adapted from McCormick Spice’s Sugar Rimmed Margarita Cookies. Makes 24 cookies Ingredients Cookies: 2cups flour1/4teaspoon salt3/4cup 1 1/2 sticks butter, softenedGreen Food Coloring optional –…Continue Reading