Category Archives: Appetizers

Cippolini en Agrodolce

12-15 small Cippolini (larger ones can be halved or quartered) 3 T evoo salt & freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 2 T aged balsamic vinegar Preheat oven to 400F. Place onions in a bowl of cold water … Continue reading

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Hummus

Hummus is a delicious snack that’s easy to make and good for you. Don’t buy the stuff in the deli aisle, throw together your own in 5 minutes. Ingredients: couple cloves of garlic 1 can garbanzo beans, drained  (or soak … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Torte

I’ve been using this recipe from The Herbal Pantry, (Emelie Tolley/Chris Mead), for years, but now it’s all over the interwebs. Quite easy to make and nice for a party. 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 12 ounces goat cheese 1/2 … Continue reading

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MARINATED MUSSELS

This comes from the excellent list of mussel recipes over at penncoveshellfish.com. Nice unexpected choice for a potluck. This is a favorite recipe for either our Penn Cove Mussels or our Mediterranean Mussels that is very simple to prepare and … Continue reading

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Kaspar’s Curried Mussels

  One of about a half-dozen recipes I use for mussels. They are abundant and inexpensive here. 1 cup dry white wine 1 cup heavy cream 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon minced shallot 1 stalk fresh lemongrass* (lower 6 … Continue reading

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Red Lentil Purée

Another dead simple appetizer spread type thing. Nice on a mezze plate. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free. 1c red lentils 11/2 c h2o Boil 2 minutes, let stand, covered, another 12 minutes. Blend with 1/3 c evoo, 1/4 c fresh lemon … Continue reading

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Artichoke Spread

Reverse engineered from commercial spread. Yummy and quite a bit cheaper if you get your artichokes on sale. 1-14 oz can artichokes Walnuts Olive oil Saffron Garlic Hot pepper flakes salt and pepper Sherry vinegar Whirl in food processor. Makes … Continue reading

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