Grass Fed Only Ricotta

Why buy conventional dairy ricotta when it is the easiest cheese you can make?  All you need is a good grass-fed-only dairy supplier. If you can't find grass-fed-only, use the dairy you like. I suggest a good local organic dairy is the next best choice. If you are asking, "What...

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Mussels with Chardonnay

5 lbs mussels4 leeks1 medium onion1 shallot8 cloves garlic6 good ripe tomatoes1 l (bottle) chardonnay  (the same wine you drink with dinner is best)1 or 2 serrano chillies or 1 tsp chilli paste250 ml cream3 tbsp butter (to sautée)2 or 3 Tbsp butter (to steaming pot) Also, a good baguette or...

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Make Food An Initiation With Nature

  Meditate on your ingredients. Unite. Know their heritage. Know their environment. Know their nature. Know what you build yourself from. Know yourself.  In practicing true mindful nourishing, you awaken compassion. Compassion is connection. Your footprints get lighter, your conscience lightens and passion runs deeper when your spirit knows it is...

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Ancho Chile Sauce

Pairs great with my Hot Tamales recipe 8 Dried Ancho Chiles1 medium heirloom tomato1/8 tsp ground clove1/4 tsp cumin1/4 tsp dried oregano or a good sized sprig (2 to 3 in) of fresh oregano1 Tbsp good olive oil Salt to taste Preparation Soak your dried Ancho Chiles in room temperature...

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

  12 tomatillos 3 serranos or 1 jalapeno 1 cup (loosely packed) fresh cilantro (thick stems removed) 1/2 of one medium finely chopped onion 1/4 teaspoon Salt (or, to taste) Preparation Preheat the oven at *Broil setting. Remove the husks of your tomatillos, then rinse well under warm water to...

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Aioli for everything

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 6 large garlic cloves, chopped 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature 3 Tbsps freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads (optional, this variation is great with seafood) 1/8 tsp Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil There...

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