Recipes


Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Mushroom Caps

May 10, 2017 Sten Poludniak

Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Ingredients 8 Large White or Brown Mushrooms Drizzle of Hojiblanca Extra Virgine Olive Oil 1/2 Cup Ricotta Cheese 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Fresh Spinach 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley 2 tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese A Pinch of Black Truffle Sea Salt & Pepper Fresh Parsley or Cilantro as garnish   Directions 1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Prepare a baking tray with a drizzle of Hojiblanca EVOO and rip the stems out of the mushroom, adding the mushrooms to the baking tray upside down. 3. Add the ricotta cheese, chopped spinach, truffle salt & pepper and tried parsley to...


Lemongrass Mint Mojito

April 12, 2017 Sten Poludniak

Lemongrass Mint Mojito

Bring out the refreshing show stopper for brunch or anytime you want to 'wow' your guests.   Ingredients 1 small Spring Mint 2" long Zest of Lime Peel 1 fl. oz Lemongrass Mint Balsamic 2 fl. oz Rum 2 fl. oz Club Soda Ice Cubes   Directions Muddle mint leaves, lime peel and lemon grass mint balsamic together in a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and add the rum - cover and shake well. Pour entire contents in a Collins glass and top up with club soda. Enjoy!   Serves 1.  


Shrubs for Your Drinking Pleasure & Health

March 28, 2017 Sten Poludniak

Shrubs for Your Drinking Pleasure & Health

There can never be too much shrub!  Add to your favorite spirit in place of or combined with sparkling water for an amazing cocktail mixer!   Blueberry Lemon-Thyme Balsamic Sparkling Shrub 2 Cups Lemon White Balsamic 1 Cup fresh Blueberries - crushed  2” Sprig fresh Thyme (optional) 8 Cups chilled Sparkling Water   Strawberry – Apricot Balsamic Sparkling Shrub 2 Cups Apricot White Balsamic 1 Cup fresh Strawberries - coarsely chopped and steeped in  8 Cups chilled Sparkling Water   Fresh Kiwi & Mango White Balsamic Sparkling Shrub 2 Cups Mango White Balsamic 1 Cup peeled & sliced Kiwi 8...


QUICK LEMON GRAPEFRUIT WAFFLES

March 14, 2017 Sten Poludniak

QUICK LEMON GRAPEFRUIT WAFFLES

For the Waffles (Makes 5-6 Waffles): 1 Cup All Purpose Flour 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 1 1/2 Teaspoons Sugar 1 Pinch Salt 2 Eggs 2 Tablespoons Meyer Lemon Olive Oil  1 Teaspoon Grapefruit White Balsamic 3/4 Cup Milk Icing Sugar Fruits   Heat the waffle maker. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Add the milk, olive oil & balsamic and eggs. Mix well. Add 1/3 cup of waffle butter for each slice into the waffle maker and bake until golden. Sift icing sugar over the ready baked waffles & serve...


BLUEBERRY LEMON OLIVE OIL SOUR CREAM BUNDT CAKES

March 15, 2016 Sherry Newman

BLUEBERRY LEMON OLIVE OIL SOUR CREAM BUNDT CAKES

For The Cake  2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour1 cup granulated sugar  1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 cup sour cream2 large eggs1/2 cup +1 tablespoon Lemon Olive Oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest2 cups washed and dried blueberries (1/2 cup reserved)For the Simple Syrup Lemon Glazed Blueberries1/2 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoon fresh lemon Juice or the juice of 1 large lemonPreheat the oven to 350 F. Grease an 8 cup bundt pan with lemon olive oil, or 8- 1 cup mini-bundt pans. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and eggs together...