Fruits: Preparing and Preserving

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Pumpkin Purée

Posted on Dec 1st, 2012 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 2 Comments

Preheat oven to 400° F. Split pumpkin in half. Scoop out the seeds and loose fibers. Place in a large roasting pan flesh side to the pan. Pour  ⅛…

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Maraschino Cherries

Posted on Dec 1st, 2012 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 4 Comments

Maraschino Cherries... free associate. You could be thinking about gross, bright red, corn syrup laden candy that no longer resembles fruit or you…

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Preserved Lemons

Posted on Dec 1st, 2012 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

Choose your preserving jar. I used a 1 liter Weck cylinder. This recipe is easy to adjust and very flexible but make sure you buy enough lemons to…

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aerial cherry oatmeal cookies

Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Jan 27th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 4 Comments

For me, a Super Bowl means football. Football means the Packers. Packers mean Wisconsin. Wisconsin means sour cherries. This is quite the causal…

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chilled peach soup

Chilled Peach Soup

Posted on Apr 25th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 9 Comments

This Chilled Peach Soup recipe is based on an appetizer I used to have at the Inn at Kristofer’s in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. The restaurant was…

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sour cherry pie with vanilla ice cream

Sour Cherry Pie

Posted on Jul 15th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 2 Comments

When sour cherries become available, I make Sour Cherry Pie. Well, first, I go cherry picking, pitting and freezing, but that's another story. I have…

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orzo salad with dill pesto

Orzo Salad with Dill Pesto

Posted on Aug 12th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

Fortunately for me, August has finally brought some time to head down the shore (that’s Philly for go to the beach), which also is Philly for make…

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sugar plums

Boozy Fruit

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 2 Comments

I come from a family of storytellers, and Boozy Fruit comes with a story of its own. I grew up on long meals around longer tables where children sat…

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white peaches and raspberries for jam

Refrigerator Jam

Posted on Aug 28th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 6 Comments

Refrigerator Jam is just another reason that I have serious love for the $1.00 fruit bin at my market this time of year. It's full of all sorts of…

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banged up pasta sauce

Banged Up Tomato Sauce

Posted on Sep 4th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 4 Comments

In continuing with my dog days of Summer, utilizing the market, savoring the summer, preparing for the winter themed posts as of late, I bring you…

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mexican pickled vegetables-2

Susan’s Mexican Pickled Vegetables

Posted on Nov 12th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

Sadly, Susan's Mexican Pickled Vegetables is one of the Thanksgiving 2012 menu items that just didn’t get photographed, so bear with the…

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aerial sweet potato pancakes with curry puffed grains

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Curry Puffed Grains

Posted on Dec 4th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 4 Comments

This year, I made a lot of sweet potato purée for my Caribbean Thanksgiving Menu, and there was a lot leftover. What to do? Of course, that brought…

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plum sparkler New Year's Eve cocktail

Plum Sparkler

Posted on Dec 27th, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

A New Year’s Party requires a special cocktail, complete with lots of bubbles. New Year's Eve is all about the champagne, so if you're making a…

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stilton tart with blueberry sage compote aerial

Stilton Tart with Blueberry Sage Compote

Posted on Dec 31st, 2013 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

This Stilton Tart with Blueberry Sage Compote is a lovely thing to make for a New Year’s Eve cocktail party. One of the best parts about it is…

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Cranberry Margaritas frozen with lime

Cranberry Frozen Margaritas

Posted on Jan 10th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 2 Comments

Despite it being the middle of Winter, the high tomorrow is 61° F, so I feel comfortable getting back on the posting track with cold Cranberry…

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rhubarb coffee cake with crumb topping for afternoon tea

Rhubarb Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping

Posted on Mar 31st, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

After you’ve got your guests settled in with a Pamplemosa, it’s time to bring out the Rhubarb Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping to keep them happy…

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pantry tips how to cut a pineapple the results

Pantry Tips: How to Cut a Pineapple

Posted on Apr 19th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

Do some fruits intimidate you? Perhaps the fierce looking pineapple? Since we're about to make a Hawaiian Pizza with leftover Easter Ham, we're going…

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rhubarb mint julep with crushed ice

Rhubarb Mint Juleps

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 10 Comments

Rhubarb Mint Juleps are just the ticket to take advantage of the fresh rhubarb that's in abundance during the spring as well as take cocktail hour to…

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Spicy Mint and Dill Quick Pickled Beans and Carrots canned

Spicy Mint and Dill Quick Pickled Beans and Carrots

Posted on Jun 10th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 13 Comments

Summer calls for lots of quick and light snacks like my Spicy Mint and Dill Quick Pickled Beans and Carrots. And a Big Southern Supper especially…

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Fresh Strawberry Pie with Rhubarb Curd whip cream garnish

Fresh Strawberry Pie with Rhubarb Curd

Posted on Jun 19th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 16 Comments

My Fresh Strawberry Pie with Rhubarb Curd all started with two quarts of gorgeous little local fresh strawberries. You know the ones. They’re…

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Blackberry Sage Refrigerator Jam

Blackberry Sage Refrigerator Jam

Posted on Jun 27th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 3 Comments

I love preserving, but when it comes to jam, I tend to make refrigerator jam for a variety of reasons. This week, my Blackberry Sage Refrigerator Jam…

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Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 10 Comments

There’s nothing like lemonade on a hot day. And if you want to make it extra special, a little lavender simple syrup goes a long way in creating…

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Watermelon Saffron Cooler lime wheels

Watermelon Saffron Cooler

Posted on Jul 21st, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

I have to admit, this Watermelon Saffron Cooler is about one year in the making. It started with some saffron simple syrup and a need for a sort of…

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Sumac Lemonade sumace drupes

Urban(ish) Foraging: Sumac Lemonade

Posted on Jul 26th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

One of life's supreme joys is pretending you're capable of living off the land. As a city dweller, we have to take our opportunities to experience…

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Cherry Picking in Philly big cluster

Sour Cherry Picking in Philly

Posted on Aug 9th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 2 Comments

My dear friend Tracey belongs to one of Philly’s lovely community gardens. I count on her for mint and other lovely things from her plot, but best…

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Sunny Marys a Bloody Good Alternative

Sunny Mary: a Bloody Good Alternative

Posted on Aug 14th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

Summer is in full swing and tomatoes are coming in by the bushel, so I've been busy in the kitchen conjuring weird and wonderful uses for said…

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Peach Jam with Jack Crane our haul-2

Peach Jam with Jack Crane

Posted on Aug 20th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 2 Comments

My friend Jack Crane wanted to make Peach Jam as a thank you gift for his teachers, and he wanted some help. Thoughtful last day of school gift,…

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Chocolate Cherry Almond Cake

Chocolate Cherry Almond Cake

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

I promised some sour cherry recipes from my Cherry Picking in Philly post, and voila! a Chocolate Cherry Almond Cake. You’ve probably noticed that…

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Rose & Raspberry Float with rose lemonade

Rose and Raspberry Float

Posted on Aug 28th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 4 Comments

Summer, Summer, Summer, wherefore art thou… Fall? Really? It’s Labor Day weekend already? But it’s not here just yet, so I’m going to squeak…

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Pineapple Sage Cocktail with chartreuse

The September Wedding: Pineapple Sage Cocktail

Posted on Sep 1st, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

The September Wedding: Pineapple Sage Cocktail is dear to my heart for a variety of reasons. A dear friend is getting married this month and she…

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Mail Order Herbs sage

Mail Order Herbs

Posted on Sep 5th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

While I was home in June, I saw the very beginning of my dad's herb garden. Things were just taking off and I cut the first of the lavender just in…

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Cherry Almond Gluten Free Muffin cups

Cherry Almond Gluten Free Muffins

Posted on Sep 7th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 8 Comments

When you’re visiting two different friends with Celiac disease in a single day, you definitely bake something gluten free, and if you’re going to…

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Pantry Tip Melon Baller Tricks remove a split pit

Let’s Fix it: Melon Baller Tricks

Posted on Sep 10th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

It drives me nuts when I slice a perfectly ripened nectarine or peach in half, only to have the pit split. Then I'm stuck continuing to cut it in…

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Stone Fruit Crostada with Rye Almond Crust lemon verbena ice cream

Stone Fruit Crostada with Rye Crust

Posted on Sep 18th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

This Stone Fruit Crostada with Rye Crust is born of many different influences. I love stone fruit season and have been waiting all Summer to do a…

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Lemon Verbena Sheep Milk Ice Cream

Lemon Verbena Sheep Yogurt Ice Cream

Posted on Sep 20th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 1 Comment

By popular request, I’m posting a variation on my Lemon Verbena Sheep Yogurt Ice Cream, which you may have tried if you came to my pop-up…

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Hair of the Dog Breakfast Margaritas

Hair of the Dog Breakfast Margarita

Posted on Oct 18th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 5 Comments

This Hair of the Dog Breakfast Margarita is one of those “you’ll just have to trust me and try it” recipes, because it sounds a little wacky.…

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Lime Dark Rum Cranberry Relish TG

Lime Dark Rum Cranberry Relish

Posted on Nov 13th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

I love cranberry relish, and no matter my theme, it's going to be at my Thanksgiving table in some form or the other. So when I took on a Caribbean…

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Chanh muoi Lemon Salt Soda

Chanh muoi Lemon Salt Soda

Posted on Dec 10th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 8 Comments

Well, it is my birthday, and I do love a good funky cocktail, so here it is, the Chanh muối Lemon Salt Soda. The Chanh muoi Lemon Salt Soda is a…

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pantry tips how to open a pomegranate segment

Pantry Tips How to open a Pomegranate

Posted on Dec 12th, 2014 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

While of course, there are many ways to open a pomegranate, as a connoisseur of the gorgeous fruit, I feel compelled to share with you what I think…

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saffron poached pear cakes with pomegranates

Saffron Poached Pear Cakes

Posted on Jan 17th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 10 Comments

These gorgeous little Saffron Poached Pear Cakes are the culmination of a lot of different ideas and inspirations. They started as a little inkling…

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Cucumber Mint Lime Agua Fresca with mint leaves

Cucumber Mint Lime Agua Fresca

Posted on Apr 30th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 8 Comments

We’ve got leaves, we’ve got flowers, we’ve even got some legitimately hot days head our way and since it seems I’m determined to skip right…

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Lemongrass Ginger Iced Tea with lemons

Lemongrass Ginger Iced Tea

Posted on Jun 9th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 9 Comments

  My friend Luke makes this really delicious Lemongrass Ginger Iced Tea that I have been meaning to share with you for some time. My English…

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Rainier Cherry Scotch Thyme New Fashioned on ice

Rainier Cherry Scotch Thyme New Fashioned

Posted on Jul 1st, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 10 Comments

I love Ranier cherries but I’ve had to wait a long “thyme” to finally enjoy this Rainier Cherry Scotch Thyme “New Fashioned” cocktail. The…

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Celery Aquavit

Celery Caraway and Rhubarb Aquavit

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 7 Comments

Aquavit, or “water of life” in Swedish is basically a high proof Vodka, but you can tell from it's name, that it's also culturally important.…

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Celery Aquavit spritzer

Celery Aquavit Spritzer

Posted on Oct 28th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 8 Comments

I find that a good cocktail, while not essential, is a great social lubricant to get a party started off right, and this Celery Aquavit Spritzer…

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Sweet Pickled Carrots and Cauliflower appetizers

Sweet Pickled Carrots and Cauliflower

Posted on Oct 30th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 8 Comments

I absolutely love, love, love, this Sweet Pickled Carrots and Cauliflower recipe and I wish that I could credit myself with it, but instead, credit…

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rhubarb aquavit lillet rose spritz

Rhubarb Lillet Rose Spritzer

Posted on Nov 4th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 6 Comments

While I absolutely love savory cocktails, not everyone does; some people prefer something a little sweet, like this Rhubarb Lillet Rose Spritzer. So…

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Leek Soup with Fried Sage

Leek Soup with Fried Sage

Posted on Nov 6th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 6 Comments

This Leek Soup with Fried Sage is velvety, savory, smooth, and delicious. It’s easy to make in the large quantity I have it scaled for in this…

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Lingonberry Elderflower Cranberry Relish for Thanksgiving

Lingonberry Elderflower Cranberry Relish

Posted on Nov 16th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

One item that I absolutely cannot have Thanksgiving without is a version of my Lingonberry Elderflower Cranberry Relish. If you check out a couple of…

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Thick and Smooth Fall Apple Butter with croissant

Thick and Smooth Fall Apple Butter

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

Thick and Smooth Fall Apple Butter is a delight to eat and a cinch to make. And the best part? Thick and Smooth Fall Apple Butter makes fall last all…

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Baked German Cherry Almond Pancakes

Baked German Cherry Almond Pancakes

Posted on Dec 10th, 2015 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

As many Summer stories do, at least for me, this one, the story of the Baked German Cherry Almond Pancakes begins with a large bowl of cherries. I…

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Grilled Ramp Butter on buckwheat cherry bread

Grilled Ramp Butter

Posted on Apr 30th, 2016 - By Dirty Laundry Kitchen - 0 Comments

While Grilled Ramp Butter, isn't actually a meal in and of itself, and it's really simple, just two ingredients: grilled ramps processed with salted…

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