KC Food Day Dinner Party Kit

Are you wondering how you can join in the celebration on Food Day? Why not throw a dinner party?! Nothing beats delicious food, great company and stimulating conversation. Thinking and talking about local food, as well as, sharing the sense of community that food can bring, is what Food Day is all about. We’ve put [...]

Fennel & Apple Soup

Makes about 8 cups INGREDIENTS 1 onion, minced 3 small shallots, minced 3 fennel bulbs, diced 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fennel seed 1 quart vegetable stock or low-sodium broth ½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves ½ teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS 1. Gently sauté the [...]

Classic Waldorf Salad with an Indian Twist

2 golden delicious apples 1 Red Apple 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 cup prepared mayonnaise 1 pinch kosher salt Cracked black pepper 3/4 cup toasted walnuts, crushed 1 cup golden raisins 2 teaspoons curry powder 2 stalks celery, thin bias cut 1/3 cup fresh mint, chiffonade 1/2 red onion, julienned Cut apples in half . [...]

T.K.’s Apple Pie

Use your favorite pastry crust recipe. Filling Ingredients: 10-14 apples (half sweet and half tart) ½ cup sugar 1/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar ¼ tsp each of salt, cinnamon and lemon zest 2 tsp lemon juice 1 egg white, whisked 1 Tbl sugar ¼ tsp cinnamon Preheat oven to 425F and place a cookie [...]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Applesauce

Yield: 4 cups of applesauce, 8 servings Recipe Note: Notice in the directions the apples do not need to be peeled. The skin of an apple holds a lot of nutrients, and once the apple is cooked down and pureed, you won’t even notice it’s there! Also, this recipe has No Sugar Added, just natural [...]

Grandma’s Apple Crisp

4 to 5 apples (Granny Smith, Braeburn or Macintosh) peeled and sliced 1 cup light brown sugar 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup cold butter cut in slices 1 cup oatmeal 1/8 teaspoon each ground ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves Sprinkle sliced apples with an extra 1/8 cup of flour and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. [...]

Anchovies — Give Fish A Chance

Here are three differing recipes for these underrated, delectable, rather tiny, highly sustainable sea creatures — that also happen to be a super food. ANCHOVY TOAST Artisanal bread slices, cut somewhat thick Unsalted butter, softened to room temperature Fine anchovy fillets, oil packed Toast the bread slices and allow to cool to room temperature. Spread [...]

Rice Pudding

This is a more elegant iteration, but it can be simplified with ease. RICE PUDDING 3 C whole milk 4 cardamom pods, cracked 2 cinnamon sticks 1 1/2 C short grain rice, such as arborio Grated zest of 1/2 lemon 1/3 C raw (turbinado) sugar 1/4 C golden raisins 1/4 C sliced almonds Pinch of [...]

Roast Pork Loin

ROAST PORK LOIN WITH HERBS, APPLES & HONEY 3 lb boneless pork top loin roast, trimmed and tied 8 T (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 6 plump, fresh garlic cloves, peeled and cut in slivers Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 T fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 1 T fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped [...]

Arancini (Risotto Balls)

ARANCINI (RISOTTO BALLS) 3-4 C wild mushroom or other risotto, cooled 1-2 C Taleggio or other melting cheese, cut into 1/2″ cubes 4 large eggs 2 C all purpose flour 2 T fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped 1 T fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 2 T parmigiano-reggiano 2 C fine fresh bread crumbs Equal parts [...]