Eli Cooks

Sage Ice Cream
August 19, 2009, 10:00 am
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sage ice cream

I’ve been making sage ice cream for a few years now, always to rave reviews. I like to put in just enough sage to taste some ethereal flavor dance across the tongue, but the exact nature eludes description. It’s definitely not the hit you over the head kind of flavor most people associate with sage, and I think that’s a big part of why I love it.

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Grownup Jello Shots
July 12, 2009, 2:00 am
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olivette cubes

I saw anise hyssop at the farmers market and couldn’t resist it. I haven’t cooked with it before and it has a strong anise flavor. (I love all things anise. Yes, even licorice candy.) What more could I ask? Well, maybe I could ask for a way to use it…yeah, that would be nice. To be honest, it sat in my fridge for a week while I tried to think of ways to eat it. (Luckily it looked just as fresh on day 7 as on day 1.)

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Goat Cheese, Asparagus, Lemon and Thyme Pasta
June 12, 2009, 2:00 pm
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goat cheese, asparagus, lemon and thyme pasta

This is a really great, simple weeknight dinner. (And don’t just take my word for it, Deb over at Smitten Kitchen likes it as well.) I’m not saying it’s ground-breaking or mind-blowing, but it’s pretty close to the top of the “things to make for dinner in 15 min without resorting to pre-made” list. And some nights that’s just what you want.

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Spring Herb Pasta
May 27, 2009, 7:00 pm
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spring herb pasta

My parents gave me a pasta roller for Christmas this year. Now that I have one, I’m not quite sure how I managed not to have one for so long. It’s not like I can claim I didn’t know how much better fresh, homemade pasta is than the dried, boxed stuff. (And if you’ve never had it fresh, trust me on this one, really.) I learned to make it at Kendall and worked with it during my externship at Green Dolphin Street. I guess what matters is that it’s back in my repertoire now.

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Lemon Basil Frozen Yogurt with Grilled Nectarines
August 18, 2008, 10:14 pm
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Let me start off by saying that I do not in any way endorse, like, respect or eat run-of-the-mill commercial frozen yogurt.  If it’s trying to taste like ice cream, chances are I’m not going to like it.  Because, face it, frozen yogurt just doesn’t taste like ice cream.  HOWEVER, if you just let it be what it is, frozen yogurt is great.  I love the light, tangy flavor of good frozen yogurt.

Lemon basil yogurt with grilled nectarine

So why am I pointing this out? Until recently when I had a scoop of key lime frozen yogurt from my favorite gelato place* I would have immediately skipped right past a recipe for frozen yogurt. If you’re a fan of sweet-tart desserts, definitely give this a try…even if you’re sure you hate frozen yogurt.
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