FOR SAUCE 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1/3 cups water 1/4 cup dark rum 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar 1/4 cup heavy cream FOR BEIGNETS About 8 cups vegetable oil, divided 2 apples 1 3/4 cups Read on!
4 sweet peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed (or one eggplant, cut in half lengthwise and flesh scooped out and diced) 1/2 pound mushrooms, washed and sliced 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced Read on!
1 small onion, cut into slivers 3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced paper thin 4 tomatoes, peeled and quartered, or 1 14 oz. can whole tomatoes, cut into quarters 2 strips bacon, optional 1 pound green beans olive oil salt Read on!
8 semi-boneless quail 4 strips bacon 1 c. leftover risotto salt & pepper to taste Stuff quail with leftover risotto. Cut a small slit in skin below the breast, cross legs, and thread though slit. Cut bacon strips in half Read on!
1 small winter squash or pumpkin 5 small dried chiles 4 cloves garlic 4″ piece of ginger 2 stalks lemongrass 6 kaffir lime leaves 5-6 stalks cilantro large handful cinantro leaves vegetable oil 2 c. chicken or vegetable stock 1 Read on!
1/4 c. grated cucumber 1/2 c. plain yogurt salt & pepper to taste 1 T. minced mint and/or dill Toss grated cucumber with a pinch of salt and drain in a colander for 1/2 hour. Squeeze out extra moisture and Read on!
1/4 cup medium-grind bulgur wheat (can substitute grated squash) 1 pound ground lamb 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint Salt and ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil, more Read on!
4 Tbs. butter, softened 1/3 c. crumbled Veldhuizen Bosque Blue cheese 1/4 c. toasted wanuts, chopped baguette slices Combine butter, blue cheese, and walnuts, mashing with a fork to combine thoroughly. Spread onto baguette slices and toast in oven at Read on!
1 small butternut squash, quartered, seeds removed 1-2 apples 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 cups apple cider or juice 1 cups chicken broth or water, more as needed Read on!