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Peach Shrub

Peach-Lavender Shrub and the Dog Days of Summer

0 of 5 2 Minutes 1 quart

Peach-lavender shrub, also known as drinking vinegar, is the perfect summer refresher. Usually mixed with cold or sparkling water, shrubs are the perfect drink mixer. I get it, drinking vinegar,...

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Cucumber Peel Ginger Limeade

Cucumber Peel Ginger Limeade

0 of 5 20 Minutes 1 Quart

The story of summer (if the summer ever shows up in Chicago) is told with a simple, refreshing cucumber peel ginger limeade and yes, adding Vodka is optional. As a chef,...

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Old Fashioned Cider Glazed Cake Donuts & Vanilla Butternut Squash Smoothie

Old Fashioned Cider Glazed Cake Donuts & Vanilla Butternut Squash Smoothie

0 of 5 10 Minutes 12 Dougnuts

Old fashioned Cider glazed cake donuts, the name speaks for itself. Great by themselves or accompanied with a vanilla butternut squash smoothie that is blended with dates, chia seeds, and...

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Chaussons aux Pommes

Chaussons aux Pommes, A French Classic

0 of 5 35 Minutes 8 pieces

Voilà, Chaussons aux Pommes are great, simple, and so French. No Boulangerie in France is without them. With food, sometimes simplicity can be the ultimate sophistication and Chaussons aux Pommes...

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farmers cheese

Whipped Farmers Cheese, Aka Quark, Chia Seeds & Sweet Plum Compote

5 of 5 120 Minutes 20 ounces

Whipped farmers cheese, chia seeds, and sweet plum compote is one of my favorite foods for breakfast or as a snack. Quark, as it’s called in Germany, beats Greek yogurt...

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Pineapple ginger iced tea

Pineapple Ginger Iced Tea, made with the Pineapple Core

0 of 5 15 Minutes 2 quarts

I LOVE fresh pineapple and enjoy pineapple grilled, baked, broiled, poached, roasted, sautéed, stir-fried, and in my pineapple ginger iced tea. That pretty much tells you how versatile pineapple is...

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Zwetgschenwähe

The Perfect Swiss Plum Tart, aka, Zwetgschenwähe

4.8 of 5 40 Minutes

The perfect Swiss plum Tart, aka, Zwetgschenwähe is what I call a tradition over trend recipe. The first mentioning of a wähe in Switzerland was in 1556. I know you agree,...

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fresh pasta

Six Yolk Pasta, Cherry Tomatoes, E.V.O.O. and Parmesan

0 of 5 8 Minutes 4 to 6 servings

Six Yolk Pasta, cherry tomatoes, E.V.O.O, and parmesan, is a dish that is all about simplicity, flavor, and fresh pasta. Six yolk egg pasta is good for you, ask any...

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blueberry custard ice cream

Get the Scoop, Homemade Blueberry Custard Ice Cream

5 of 5 60 Minutes 7 cups

Homemade blueberry custard ice cream, is all about summertime and the blueberry season. So why not make a mouthwatering blueberry ice cream and take full advantage of fresh blueberries. This...

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