Fall Soups

Fall Soups
While, officially, the first day of fall is September 22nd, unofficially the season begins now.  Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig shares some soup recipes that are perfect for the cooler season.   Wild Rice Shiitake Soup Makes 3 quarts 1 Tb butter 1 TB olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 carrots, peeled and...

Melons

Melons
Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig says melons are at their peak.  She shares some delicious ways to use them. Watermelon, feta, chili pepper lime salad red and yellow watermelon, cut into smaller bite size cubes (8 C total) 2 C feta cheese, cut into similar sized cubes Cobanero chili flakes (or any finer chili pepper flake will do) to...

Grilled Peach Recipes

Grilled Peach Recipes
It’s peak peach season and grilling them might be something you haven’t thought of.  Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig shares three grilled peach recipes. Grilled Peach Salsa 2 peaches halved/pitted 3 limes halved 1/2 vidalia onion 1/2 C loosely packed cilantro leaves, chopped 1 TB fresh mint splash of olive oil Pinch of chili...

Lemonade with Simple Syrups

Lemonade with Simple Syrups
Laurie Crowell, the owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, shows how a simple syrup can make all the difference in your summer lemonades. Simple Syrup Recipe 1.5 C cane sugar 1 C water Bring to a boil, let simmer 3 minutes. Cool, jar and store in fridge. Will keep at least one month. Variations are endless. You could add 1 TB lavender...

Tostadas

Tostadas
A fun way to reinvent taco night!  It is fun for everyone to assemble their own. Put the refried beans down first, they help keep the other toppings on the tostada. One bag Tostada Shells Refried Beans Ground beef (cooked up like you would for tacos!), cooked chicken shredded ( rotisserie chicken works nicely) OR you could have it...

Hot Sandwich Recipes

Hot Sandwich Recipes
There is no better time than the winter to cozy up and eat a warm sandwich like the classic grilled cheese. Owner of The Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell stopped by with three hot sandwiches to try at home. Grilled Cheese with Apple 4 sliced bread (I like the Bakersfield Brioche for this one) 1/2 C shredded white cheddar 4 oz chevre at room...

Tortilla Foldups

Tortilla Foldups
Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig Fine Foods tries out one of the newest trends in food – Tortilla Fold Ups. Laurie’s Recipes: The method is the same for all, you just have to choose your favorite ingredients! With a burrito size flour tortilla, Imagine a clock face on the burrito, so 12 o’clock at the top, 3 o’clock at the right,...

Laurie’s Dip Recipes

Laurie’s Dip Recipes
Beans of all kinds are nutricous, high in fiber, protein and other vitamins.  Laurie Crowell, the owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods shows us how to turn them into tasty dip recipes. Reds Hummus 1/2 C roasted bell pepper 15 oz garbanzo beans (drained with liquid reserved) 1/3 C tahini paste 1/4 C sundried tomatoes packed in oil 2 TB...

Grandma Rita’s Dressing

Grandma Rita’s Dressing
Owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, Laurie Crowell stopped by with a recipe that has a unique twist on this Thanksgiving staple.  It's a recipe that's been in her family for over 60 years, created by her Grandma Rita. Ingredients 3 strips thick cut bacon, chopped 1 lg yellow onion, diced 2 celery stalks, chopped 1/2 C mushrooms, Shiitake...