Desserts and Drinks
Double Berry Avocado Smoothies
About Apple Cider with a Berry Twist
The addition of berries makes this harvest drink extra special. Perfect for Halloween night or any fall evening after a long day of raking leaves. Makes 10 or more (6-ounce) servings
About Blackberry Pie
Picking wild blackberries for a pie in summer is one of life’s great pleasures. If you do pick your own, look for berries that are deep purple or blackish burgundy. Try one before you pick a bunch to test for ripeness. Oregon and Washington are big blackberry producing states. Makes 8 servings
About Sweet Tasting Crullers
Beignets, crullers, and churros all have similar ingredients and all make for a tasty side dish to a strong cup of coffee. Best eaten warm-ish, not hot. Makes 36 crullers
About Baked Egg Custard
A simple to make, not too sweet dessert. An old-fashioned comfort food.
About Chocolate Port Cake
Port, the rich, heavy wine fortified with brandy, used to be the exclusive domain of Portugal’s Oporto wine region. Today, port is produced by a growing number of American winemakers. This recipe comes from port producer Ficklin Vineyards in Madera, California. The combination of dark chocolate and port wine makes an elegant and unforgettable dessert.
About Oatmeal Pie
This is delicious all by itself or with whipped cream. Tastes a lot like pecan pie.
Walnut Bread Pudding
About Blueberry Pie
Blueberries are typically in season starting in mid-June and if you can pick your own, they make for a delicious summer pie. You can use frozen instead, just be sure to defrost according to the package instructions. Makes 6 — 8 servings.
About Fresh Apple Cake
To turn this into an autumn holiday cake you may add to the batter, 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, and a 1/2 teaspoon each of ground cloves, freshly grated nutmeg and ground ginger. Makes 6 — 8 servings
Farm to Fork
Carrot KnowledgeCarrots come in various colors -- you’ve likely seen bunches of purple, yellow, and orange carrots. Carrot flavors range anywhere from sweet and sugary to piney and woody. The common carrot you find in stores is designed to be an all-purpose, sweeter...
Cauliflower KnowledgeMost common is white, but purple, green, and even yellow varieties are available.Why is it called cauliflower? Because it’s actually a flower that hasn’t yet developed.Has a neutral taste so it can take on a lot of different flavors.Available...
Ground Turkey KnowledgeLow calorie, high in proteinCompared to beef, much less saturated fat and cholesterol.Options: Like beef, there are fat ratio options. Go for 90/10 or 85/15. These are combos of breast meat and dark meat.Use it to substitute ground beef in...
Shrimp & Scallop BakeIngredients¾ cup white wine3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to finish2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1 lb ripe tomatoes, diced½ tsp honey1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped½ lemon (zest)8 oz scallops8 oz large shrimp, peeled and deveined2...
Honey & Nut BrittleIngredientsVegetable oil, cooking spray1 cup sugar½ cup honey¼ cup water1 cup chopped nuts1 tsp cinnamon1 tbsp baking sodaOptional1 tsp fleur de selDirectionsCoat a 12-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Bring sugar,...