Vanilla Crepes with Winter Spiced Cider Syrup

The inspiration for this dish came from a family tradition we have of making wassail, a traditional warm spiced cider punch from England. While hot chocolate is probably the most common winter drink, this cider is a whole new kind of cozy. It’s made with apple cider, three other fruit juices, and lots of cinnamon sticks. As it cooks, the flavors blend and the whole kitchen begins to smell of warm spice.


Sunchoke Chips

This is a recipe that isn’t really a recipe. Just a simple process to make an incredibly tasty little chip made out of sunchokes. If you haven’t heard of them, sunchokes are known as Jerusalem artichokes and have just the slightest artichoke flavor. When fried, they’re light and crisp with a beautiful golden appearance. I really like changing up the classic potato chip by using root vegetables. These would be a great addition to my Root Vegetables with Rosemary Salt.


Bay Scallops with Sweet Orange Glaze & Bok Choy

Once I tried Glory Kitchen’s Provence nut and spice mix for the first time, I was hooked. So much flavor is packed into one little perfectly sized container. The Provence blend contains cashews, dried currants, flax seeds, onion and an intriguing blend of herbs (thyme, marjoram, basil and savory) with just a touch of sea salt to bring out the other flavors.


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