Gin & Thyme Cocktail Recipe

Your brunchtime Bloody Mary goes herbal
Jun 9, 2012 2:16 pm
brunch cocktails

With this subtle fresh tomato and grassy thyme infusion, you may not get the (technical) whole serving of vegetables a real Bloody Mary can boast. But hey, more room for gin.   

Farmer Cheese Pie Recipe

Hand-held pies for the cheese fan on the move
Jan 16, 2012 5:01 pm
farmer cheese pies
Photo: Ellen Silverman

This makes a wonderful hors d’oeuvre or lunch pie and is especially good when paired with a cornmeal crust, as we have done here, though a butter or lard crust is an excellent choice, too. The filling puffs as it bakes and becomes a lovely light gold. If you cannot find farmer cheese, ricotta cheese or cottage cheese can be substituted.

Frisée Salad with Duck Livers Recipe

Maybe not the healthiest salad, but a delicious one
Jul 7, 2011 10:31 am
friseé salad with duck liver and cracklings
Photo: Robert Haynes-Peterson

This is a serious salad. Bright crisp herbs and tangy frisée cut through the fat of the crispy duck cracklings, which are basically bacon bits directly from God. This is not a dieter's delight, but an indulgent delicious salad sure to satisfy the hungriest of men (and women).

Cocktail Medicine: Borage

Why to try this medicinal cucumber-flavored flower
Jul 5, 2011 5:46 pm
Borage in drink

I have a cocktail garden: rosemary, thyme, mint, lemon verbena, and borage. Borage is a weird one. Once popular in cocktails (Pimm's No. 1...

Raspberry Thyme Sangria Recipe

Pucker up, it's raspberry thyme!
Jun 30, 2011 9:46 am
photo: ntang on Flickr

This sangria has muddled raspberries and thyme, a fresh herb that adds flavor and depth to your drink. You can make it using Prosecco if you want a spritzy sip or rosé if you want a fuller-bodied flavor.

Oven Roasted Tomatoes Recipe

An easy way to achieve intense flavor with tomatoes
Apr 15, 2011 1:30 pm
Photo: bochalla on Flickr

This oven roasted tomatoes recipe makes the flavor of tomatoes brilliantly intense. They make for a great side dish and are awesome on sandwiches or tossed in pasta. You may also mix the oven-dried tomatoes with mayo for an awesome addition to burgers.

Guide To Herbs Day 11: Thyme

Want to add an earthy licorice flavor? Try thyme!
Apr 15, 2011 12:21 pm
Photo: lynn.gardner on Flickr

Racing towards the finish line with our first Food Republic herb guide, where we are pulling together the basic facts about some of our favorite herbs to use: what they are, how to store them, and what to do with them. We kicked things off last week with a prelude, looked at ...

Greek Spice Rub Recipe

A spice rub for everything from sandwiches to steak
Apr 14, 2011 1:30 pm
Photo: D'Arcy Norman on Flickr

If you like Greek food you’ll want to sprinkle this on everything from sandwiches to steamed fish to steak. A mix of herbs like oregano and mint with spices like cinnamon adds a blast of flavor to even the simplest slice of pizza. Stir into olive oil as a dip for bread or drizzle on a salad. You'll be glad you did...


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