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Jul 102008


Anyone who knows me at all, knows that I love Bubbles. So how could I do an entire Sangria tasting and not try one with Sparkling Wine? I mean Cava is Spanish Sparkling Wine so it is completely appropriate! Sangria really is the perfect drink for entertaining.

1 Tablespoon of Mint Leaves (If large leaves tear them up)
1/3 Cup Frozen Grapes
5 Strawberries cut into 4 pieces
1/3 Cup of Cubed Nectarines
1/4 Cup of Grape Juice
1/4 Cup of Cognac
1 Bottle of Cava

In a Pitcher mix all ingredients together except the Cava and grapes. Let stand for at least three hours in a refrigerator. Before serving mix the Cava and frozen grapes.

Jul 102008

This one was a pleasant surprise. We came to the conclusion that it might best be served at a ladies luncheon or shower. I had complete faith, since I love Blueberries and Nectarines together!

1/3 Cup Blueberries
1/3 Cup if cubed Nectarines
1/4 Cup of Cointreau (you could use triple sec)
1/4 Cup of Sugar
3 Cups of White Wine
1 12 oz can of Lemon/Lime Seltzer Water

In a Pitcher mix all ingredients together except the seltzer water. Let stand for at least three hours in a refrigerator. Before serving mix the seltzer water and serve Sangria over a glass of filled with ice.

Jul 212006

Surprisingly, I am not an impulse purchaser when it comes to clothing but I am with food. By my office on Friday afternoons there is a farmers market. Last week, they had fresh corn and it was perfect because I was having a BBQ that weekend for a friend who was visiting. Then I saw nectarines (my favorite fruit) fresh and as ripe as can be sitting there. I thought, okay for dessert I will make a nectarine blueberry cobbler. Although, by the time I was making the cobbler I had eaten some of the nectarines and had to substitute them with some peaches.When I was making the cobbler I got very excited when I figured that I could cover it with biscuits cut outs in different shapes, I chose different sized stars.

Preheat oven to 450°F.

8 nectarines/peaches, pitted and sliced thin (about 5 cups)
2 cups blueberries
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
Juice of one lemon

For the biscuits
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar2 tablespoons of butter softened
1 tablespoon double-acting baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 cup heavy cream

heavy cream or milk for brushing the biscuits
sugar for sprinkling the biscuits

Fruit: Combine the nectarines, the blueberries, the water, the sugar, the cornstarch, and the lemon juice, in a baking dish (8×8 inch baking dish) and let stand for about an hour for juices to come out.

Biscuits: In a bowl sift together the flour, the sugar, the baking powder, and the salt, and make a well in the center. In a separate bowl beat the cream until it holds soft peaks, spoon it into the well in the flour mixture with butter and combine the mixture with a fork until it just forms a dough. (Refrigerate for half hour) On a lightly floured surface knead the dough until it is combined well, roll or pat it out about 3/4 inch thick, and cut biscuits into desired shapes with cookie cutter.

Arrange the biscuits on top of the fruit mixture, brush them with the cream, and sprinkle them with the sugar. Bake the cobbler in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes, or until the biscuits are browned and the fruit is bubbling.

Serve with either vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

 Posted by at 7:39 pm
Jul 042006

I love brunch. This past holiday weekend I spent it with my girlfriends at the beach. On Sunday morning I made everyone breakfast and this is what I served. We had the best time catching up, eating, and drinking mimosas. If you are not a fan of ginger it can easily be excluded from the recipe.3 Cups of Flour
1/3 Cup of Sugar
1 Teaspoon of baking soda
pinch of salt
2 eggs
2 1/2 Cups of buttermilk
2 teaspoons of ginger zest
1 1/4 Cup of Butter ( 1 cup melted other 1/4 cup is reserved for cooking pancakes with)
3 nectarines, diced into small pieces

Mix all dry ingredients together and then mix in liquid ingredients. It is okay if the mixture is not entirely smooth. Heat pan with butter and pour a third of a cup of the batter in pan and then sprinkle with nectarine pieces. Cook till golden brown.

Blueberry Sauce

2 Cups of Pure Maple Syrup
2 Cups of blueberries
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

In a sauce pan combine all of the ingredients and cook until blueberries begin to burst. This should be about 5-7 minutes.

This sauce would also be great with a pie or just plain vanilla ice cream.

 Posted by at 7:47 pm