I can't usually find figs, but I went through the trouble of sourcing them out to make these beautifully grilled figs. Grilling any fruit makes for a wonderfully caramelized coating that is super tasty all on its own, but when you had a fluffy and cloudlike honey-mascarpone cream, and a crunchy amaretti crumble, then you have perfection!
I didn't realize that I could have a delicious dessert with such humble ingredients. You can make a clafoutis with very humble pantry ingredients and a handful of fruit. I really loved these raspberry clafoutis, but you can make a clafoutis with any fruit, which is what I plan to do. I especially enjoyed these with a dollop of vanilla yogurt. My new go-to dessert!
Who doesn't love a cheesy potato puff? These are perfect as a side dish, an appetizer, or entertaining. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love them!
Ripert's Shrimp with Orzo, Tomatoes, and Ginger is a delicious and light dinner that is perfect for a hot summer night! Loved it!
With my produce from the Farmer's Market at the Castle, I made Eric Ripert's Pesto and tossed it with some Fettuccine, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, and the most beautiful purple basil. It was a fresh and colorful summer delight! One that I will crave until I can make it again next summer!