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Early Summer Recipe

Late Spring and early Summer is the prime time to find green tomatoes at the Farmers Market. What exactly are green tomatoes? There are two types of green tomatoes, those that are green when fully ripe (generally heirloom varieties), and unripe tomatoes. Here are two recipes for a favorite dish using this seasonal fruit. Fried Green Tomatoes 1 cup stone-ground cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 pinch cayenne 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk kosher salt fresh ground black…

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Lemon Trifle

Lemon Trifle 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup granulated sugar 12 -ounces cream cheese, softened One 8-ounce jar prepared lemon curd 2 cups heavy cream 22 hard ladyfinger cookies 3 cups mixed raspberries and sliced strawberries Powdered sugar, for garnish Whipped cream, for serving   In a small measuring cup, mix the lemon juice with the sugar and 1/4 cup water until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside. Place the cream cheese, lemon curd and heavy cream in a…

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Nothing Sweeter than a Little Tart

Yesterday, Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef Megan Lasiter conducted a fun pre-Easter class for us, “Nothing Sweeter than a Little Tart.” What a refreshing breath of air for Spring! Although her recipes are tried and true, she added just a bit of pinache to keep her audience interested. Among her recipes in this demostration class were pate sucre ( translates, “sugar paste” but is actually a slightly sweetened pastry tart), whiskey pecan tart, lemon meringue tart with Italian meringue, pastry…

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