Miso Butterscotch Budino

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2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons white miso paste 2 cups dark brown sugar 6 1/2 cups heavy cream 8 sheets gelatin 8 ounces butter bloom the gelatin sheets in ice water for 10 minutes. remove them from the water and let them drain on paper towels for a few minutes. bring… Read more »

Brandade

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One of my favorite French comfort foods is this salt cod puree.  There are so many variations on the recipe but the goal is a creamy, rich and salty dipper for crusty bread or whatever else you can find to dip in.  We love using as a sauce too for various fish dishes.  This recipe… Read more »

Frittatas

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at little goat, we are OPEN for brunch on christmas eve, until 3pm! and speaking of brunch… below are some recipes that are great for christmas morning 🙂 caramelized onion frittata  yield: 4 servings 8 eggs ½ sweet onion, julienned 1 tbsp butter ½ cup cream 1 ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp goat cheese 2… Read more »

rub #2 spiced rum punch

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this is how you warm up on these cold snowy days. gather some friends, light a fire and sip on spiced rum. or just make a big pot for yourself 😉 rub #2 spiced rum punch   yield: 4 servings ½ gallon apple cider 1 orange 10 cloves 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp rub #… Read more »

Melted Leeks

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leeks are a vegetable that i just love to be kept simple…. melted slowly in some butter to let the sweetness come through. the addition of the rub gives a hint of cheese like a lighter version of leeks gratin. great on its own or served under fish or chicken! melted leeks with rub #… Read more »

“canned” cranberry gelatin

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i’ve always been a fan of canned cranberries and whenever i see homemade at the holiday table i’m quietly disappointed. these taste just like the ridged cranberry goodness that i love and they’re super easy to make! another version of this recipe uses rub #2, so if you have that at home, make sure to… Read more »

Turkey!

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turkey is usually the most stressful part of cooking any holiday meal. using the easy brine below ensures that the turkey has and keeps some great flavor. holiday turkey brine with marinade  yield: 5 gallons or brine for a 15-20lb turkey 2 ½ gallons water 10lbs of ice 4 garlic clove, smashed 3 cup salt… Read more »

Nuoc Cham

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this is my version of a simple vietnamese dipping sauce.  classically served with summer rolls, but I like to dip everything in it! makes a great salad dressing as well. give it a try and you’ll soon be pouring it on everything like me 😉 in the photo below, you’ll see it used as a… Read more »

Apple Buckle

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i can’t take credit for this recipe, it belongs to my pastry chef from girl & the goat, mathew rice. when he first told me about it, i said “what the heck is a buckle?” turns out it tastes like the best apple pie meets crumb cake you’ll ever have. we top it with sour… Read more »

shredded turkey and arugula salad

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i’m a big fan of shredded slaw style salads. great textures of raw winter veggies make this one colorful and refreshing. the slaw itself is great with fish or pork chops too! shredded turkey and arugula salad  yield: 4 servings 1 small butternut squash, peeled 1 large bulb kohlrabi, peeled ½ red onion, julienned 2… Read more »