Herb Dip

January 28, 2016

Ina Garten, yield 2 cups.

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ C sour cream
  • ½ C mayonnaise
  • 4 scallions, white & green parts, minced
  • 2 TB parsley leaves minced
  • 1 TB fresh dill minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp black pepper

Blend all ingredients together.

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Lentils and Couscous

January 5, 2016

WSJ 2016/ Nigel Slater “A year of good eating” serves 4-6

  • ²⁄³ C Puy (French green) lentils
  • 1 C couscous
  • 2 C chicken broth
  • ²⁄³ C pine nuts
  • ¼ C dried apricots, thinly sliced
  • ½ C raisins
  • 1 bunch dill, fronds only, chopped
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • dash walnut oil
  • S&P
  1. Lentils – Bring large pot water to boil, add lentils.Reduce heat to simmer 18-20 minutes.
  2. Couscous – Bring 2 C stock to boil, add couscous, stir. Remove from heat, cover about 10 min until stock absorbed.
  3. Pine Nuts – Lightly roast in fry pan until golden, remove from heat chop coarsely.
  4. In a bowl: mix pine nuts, apricots, raisins, dill.
  5. Dressing  – whisk lemon juice, olive oil, dash walnut oil, salt & pepper.
  6. Mix lentils and dressing. Stir in couscous. Toss in dried fruit.

Serve warm or room temperature.

 

 

 

 

WSJ Dec 2015 / Justin Severino. Serves 4-6

  • 2 TB balsamic vinegar
  • 6 TB olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
  • juice ½ lemon
  • kosher salt
  • 2½ medium blood oranges
  • ¼C mint leaves chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • ¾ C pistachio, toasted & roughly chopped
  • 1 C pomegranate seeds
  • 1 large avocado cubed
  • 1½ med heads radicchio (remove outer leaves and tear inner leaves into 3 inch pieces)
  • 8 oz goat cheese at room temperature

Vinaigrette

  1. whisk vinegar, lemon juice  and oil in small bowl.
  2. Peel and section blood oranges (remove skin from sections). cut both ends, peel and then free each section.
  3. Large bowl: combine radicchio, orange sections, mint, pistachios, pomegranate seeds & avocado.re whisk vinaigrette, toss with just enough to coat leaves.
  4. Either coat bottom of plates or serving dish with got cheese or toss pieces into salad.