Month: June 2008

Tomato Olive Oil Ice Cream

This recipe was a crowd favorite at the Kendall-Jackson Tomato Festival. The flavors are really excellent: deep and rich, and very sophisticated. It makes a dessert you and your guests will never forget!

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Orange, Almond, and Olive Oil Cake

Another olive oil cake with very different, but equally great, flavors. The Boston Globe says, “This cake is easy, moist, and always comes out looking perfect. Expect friends to want the recipe.”

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Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Ice Cream

This recipe derives from the adventurous work of chefs like Gina DePalma, pastry chef of Babbo in New York, and Randy Lewis, Executive Chef of Kendall-Jackson. Although it may sound unusual, but it is over-the-top delicious and a great crowd-pleaser!

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Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Creme Brulee

Done right, Creme Brulee is Ridge’s favorite dessert. This recipe, from friends Adam Mali of Nick’s Cove in Marshall, California, is among the very best ever. The vibrant flavor of the Meyer lemons is a perfect counterpoint to the richness

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DaVero Olive Oil Cake

Lemon-olive oil cake is denser and moister than butter cakes, and it stays fresh longer. With a lemony taste hovering in the background and a surprising infusion of sweet white wine, it’s a simple recipe with fascinatingly complex flavors.

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Blackberry and Lemon Curd Pudding

I got a panetone for Christmas and after eating a good portion I put the rest in the freezer for some later undefined use. This is a quick dessert and a way to use up small amounts of jam or

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Walnut Pesto

This is a quick and easy sauce made with what’s at hand. It can top pasta of course but can also be spread over goat cheese on a crouton as an easy h’ors d’eouvre.

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Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Pomegranates are a singularly seasonal creatures, available only from mid-September through November. There are no pomegranates shipped in from, say, Chile in the off-season. But you will find the beautiful scarlet fruit throughout the United States these days, as one

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Nicoise Dressing

Loretta developed this for Bizou, her landmark San Francisco restaurant. It’s absolutely delicious over good greens, especially butter lettuce.

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Meyer Lemon and Avocado Salsa

As well as a dip for tortilla chips, this salsa is a great finish for grilled or sauteed fish, along a dish of ceviche or try a spoonful on a calamari salad.

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