Sunday, July 29, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
6 oz. white chocolate(use a good one)!
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 c. heavy cream
In a small saucepan,heat the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk until all of the chocolate is melted. Stir well,and set aside to cool.While the mixture is cooling, in the chilled bowl of your mixer,whip the cream until stiff peaks form.Once the chocolate mixture is cooled,gently fold it into the whipped cream.Set aside until ready to assemble.
Cookie Crust:(My favorite Paula Deen cookie Recipe)
2 sticks of unsalted butter,softened
3 oz. cream cheese,softened
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. sugar
2-1/2 c. flour
In the bowl of your mixer,blend together the butter and cream cheese.Add the sugar and vanilla.Add the yolks.Add the flour,and blend only until combined.Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before proceeding.
***The cookie tart shells can be made ahead of time and kept in an airtight container for a few days...better yet,they can be wrapped well and frozen for at leat 6 months.Defrost before filling.
***Another great idea would be to place a small amount of lemon or lime curd under the mousse.
Monday, July 23, 2012
5 ears of fresh corn,peeled,silks removed
1/2 c. red onion,chopped
3 Tbsp. cider vinegar
3 Tbsp. good olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. fresh basil leaves,chopped
Add the rest of the ingredients,and toss well.Serve at room temperature(which I like best),or cold..it's delicious either way.Enjoy!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
1 c. fresh blackberries
4 c. water
1 c. sugar
1 c. FRESH lemon juice(5-6 lemons,skins peeled and saved)
Place 2 c. of water and 1 c. of sugar in a small saucepan.Heat over low heat until the sugar is dissolved...this is a simple syrup. Remove from heat and place the reserved lemon peels in the mixture.Set aside.The mixture will take on a bright yellow hue while cooling.Yes,I know what it looks like...no jokes!
***You may use raspberries or strawberries instead of blackberries in this recipe if desired.
***Always use the juice from fresh lemons.never the stuff in the little bottle or plastic lemon.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
1-2 large zucchini,sliced
3-4 large potatoes,sliced
1-2 large tomatoes,sliced
2 garlic cloves,minced
2 large onions,sliced
2 oz. gruyere cheese,grated
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
There are other stands offering fresh seafood(caught in the wee morning hours),pickles,crumb cakes,and a delectable crumb cookie which I will share with you later in the week(it can also be ordered online),and other sweets and homemade soaps.Now,can you see why I am addicted to this place?
I hope you are able to visit one of your local farmer's markets and enjoy all that they have to offer....feel free to post pics to our facebook page and share some of your delicious seasonal finds.I would love to see them!For more information on a local market near you(if you live on Long Island),visit http://www.longislandgrowersmarket.com/ Have a great day!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
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