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Poached Pears with Raspberry Sauce

Makes 4 servings 4 firm ripe pears 1 cup water 1 cup white wine 1 vanilla bean cup granulated sugar 2 lemons (juice and peel) 1 bag frozen raspberries Bring the water, wine, whole vanilla bean, and sugar to a slow simmer in a saucepan large enough to later hold the pears. Using a lemon zester or a sharp knife, zest the lemons. Squeeze the lemons. Place the…

Trail Mix

[IMGCAP(1)] Makes 15 servings 1 cup walnuts 1 cup unsalted pistachio nuts 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup unsalted almonds 1 cup unsalted pepitas (also known as roasted pumpkin seeds) Combine all ingredients in an air tight container. Nutritional information per serving: 200 calories, 14 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.…

Grilled Peaches with Basil

[IMGCAP(1)] Makes 8 servings 4 fresh peaches, with skin, cut in half, pit removed 1 tablespoons basil-infused extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon honey 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil Fresh basil leaves for garnish Place peaches in a dish, cavity facing up. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, honey, and chopped basil. Drizzle over peaches and marinate for 30 minutes. Heat a grill. Place peaches (cavity facing…

Salt Substitute

[IMGCAP(1)] Makes 10 servings cup olive oil 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 garlic clove teaspoon red pepper flakes 5 leaves of fresh basil Chop the garlic and basil until fine. Mix garlic, basil, pepper, red pepper, and olive oil in a bowl or jar. …

Fancy Fruit Salad

[IMGCAP(1)] Makes 6 servings 1 cup green or red seedless grapes 1 cup seedless watermelon 1 cup papaya 1 large apple 1 cup pineapple 3 kiwi fruits 1 cup strawberries 1 cup blackberries 1 cup raspberries 6 ounces pineapple, mango, or papaya juice 5 sprigs fresh spearmint leaves …

Homemade Applesauce

[IMGCAP(1)] Makes 4 servings 5 large, firm apples 1 cup water 2 lemons 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Remove the cores of the apples and cut into quarters. Cut the lemons in half. In an 8-quart heavy pot place the apples, lemon halves, and water. Turn the heat to high and cover. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the apples are soft. Add the cinnamon. Let cool. Spoon the mixture into a…