Pâté finger sandwiches are a super easy addition to any tea party! You can simply buy pâté at your local store, or if yo’re feeling ambitious (and not squeamish) bust out your food processor and make your own!
1lb chicken livers
1 small lemon, zested and juiced
1 medium onion
6 cloves garlic
6 strips bacon
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
sea salt to taste
This week we’ll be featuring recipes and tips making your own tea party!
This is a modified version (meaning we took out the crazy ingredients that are hard to find in the states) of the traditional dish that that Tami made at a cooking class in Laos. It can be made with chicken, fish, tofu or pork.
1 pound of ground beef
2 tables spoons beef stock
1 medium lime or lemon
1 bunch green onions
2 cloves garlic
1 bunch fresh coriander (or cilantro), finely chopped
2 stalks of lemongrass, thinly sliced (white part only)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon fish sauce
Ok, we have to be honest… we’ve made this before. But it’s so good! And so worth the effort!
1/2 tomato, diced
1/4 onion, diced
Smash the avocados in a bowl until you’re achieved your desired consistency
Add in the tomato and onion
Squeeze in the fresh lime juice, to taste
Salt to taste
Serve with chips!
All this week we’ll be posting recipes from our international night! Guacamole, representing Mexico; Chicken Bistila, representing Morocco; Beef Larp, representing Laos and Sigara Börek, representing Turkey! An international delight for the palette!
This is what happens when someone super awesome has a birthday and mentions that he likes root beer…. a cookie is born!
1 cup butter
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 tsp. root beer extract
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Root Beer OR Vanilla frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1.5 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. root beer OR vanilla extract
We already love edamame, so adding cheese can only be a good thing! Found and followed the recipe from FoodNetwork.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
2 cups (9 ounces) shelled edamame beans
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
5 ounces pecorino, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
The best walnut oil in the world comes from La Nogalera! That’s where we got this recipe!
2 Tbsp. walnut pieces2 lbs. new potatoes, such as Jersey Royals or Charlotte
1 Tbsp. tarragon or cider vinegar washed or scrubbed
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon leaves
4 Tbsp. walnut oil
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1 tsp honey
2 Tbsp chopped cornichons or gherkins (optional)
flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 4lb leg of lamb with bone removed
5 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup of chopped rosemary plus 4 twigs of rosemary
5 tbsp olive oil
2/3 cup chicken broth
salt and pepper
4 potatoes sliced
Grilled up the chicken, bell peppers and onions. Shredded some cheese. Tossed it all on the griddle. Cooked until everything was nice and gooey warm. Lunch time!
3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
3 large eggs
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced celery
1 pickle diced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 cup mayonnaise
Yet again, Laurie has outdone herself. She whipped up a beautiful lemon berry trifle! The lemon curd she used in this recipe is quite simply to die for. You just want to keep eating it. And eating it. And eating it. Which is what we did!
1 vanilla bean cake (in a 10 in springform pan)
2/3 cup of raspberry preserves
2 cups of heavy whipping cream
2 cups of Lemon Curd
1/2 cup of sliced strawberries with 1 tsp of sugar
Straight from the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook, these waffles are very dense and moist, making them perfect for freezing and reheating. The original recipe called for 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, but we decided to leave that out.
2 1/2 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour
2 cups yogurt
4 egg yolks
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon sea salt
4 egg whites
Everything is better with bacon… brussel sprouts are greatly enhanced by bacon and cooking them in bacon grease! Very simple. yet very delicious recipe!
Cook the bacon, chop the brussel sprouts
Cool and crumble the bacon, cook the brussel sprouts in the bacon grease
Crumble the bacon over the brussel sprouts
We had some leftover mozzarella, and tomatoes that wasn’t enough to do anything else with, so we created a salami salad!
Scramble some eggs, whip up the bacon waffles and drench them in agave nectar! A perfectly decadent, yet easy, weekend breakfast.
Thank you Betty Crocker for this classic!
1 1/2 pounds beef sirloin steak (1/2 inch thick)
8 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced (2 1/2 cups)
2 medium onions thinly sliced
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups sour cream
3 cups hot cooked egg noodles
This recipe was inspired by the recipe of the same name in Nourishing Traditions, we just didn’t quite have all the same ingredients, but we went with it anyway.
2 pounds lamb, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
1 cup yogurt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
4 tablespoons clarified butter
1 medium onion
2-3 cups beef stock
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads (soaked in two tablespoons water)
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
juice of 2 lemons
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
A bag of leftover bagels – chopped into little squares
leftover cinnamon bread – chopped into little squares
3 cups half & half (or whole milk or heavy cream)
The world’s most ridiculous conversation took place while I was making this…
Peter asks what I’m making.I say “bread pudding with the left over cubed bread.” He eyes the bacon I’m frying and asks “with bacon?” “Well, yeah, bacon makes everything better!” I reply. “Even dessert?” he asks skeptically. “Dessert??? This has bacon, cheese, spinach and sun-sried tomatoes. I didn’t know where was such a thing as sweet bread pudding” I reply. Pause. “I didn’t know there was such a thing as savory bread pudding!” LOL
1 loaf bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 (5-ounce) package spinach leaves
1 jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained well
1/2 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
(we threw in a mixture of all the cheeses we had on hand… gruyere, parmesan and a bit of asiago too)
3 cups milk
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
This is why we love Laurie so much… she brings the best strawberry shortcake ever! Ok… it’s not just the shortcake, but it helps! The recipe is from Martha Stewart!
Straight from the most recent Bon Appetit! We used Trader Joes out of the bag whole wheat dough… probably should have rolled it a bit thinner, but it’s so sticky!
1 13.8-ounce tube refrigerated pizza dough
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 12-ounce bag cherry tomatoes, stemmed
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, coarsely crushed in plastic bag
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
2 4-ounce balls fresh mozzarella in water
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves plus small leaves for garnish