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Mango Rooibos Iced Tea

Rooibos is an herbal tea from South Africa. It has delicate hints of caramel and woody flavors. Once steeped it turns a gorgeous rusty-red color. We added aromatic allspice as the secret ingredient in this …

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Piment d’Espelette Pan de Tomate

Tomato season is here! And this recipe is a wonderfully simple way to make pantry staples shine. While all spices are special, Piment d’Espelette has the terroir of Basque country. This rare chile is only …

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Gluten Free Fennel Ricotta Tomato Tart

Every little bite of this delicious tart screams summertime. The beautiful, bright flavors and buttery crust can be enjoyed either hot or cold. The peppery, gluten-free crust requires no rolling. It comes together easily with …

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Moroccan Watermelon Cooler

Temperatures are skyrocketing this summer. The Northwestern heatwave has us all trying to beat the heat in every way possible. This refreshing, thirst-quenching summer beverage has instantly become our new favorite. Our Moroccan Mint Tea …

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Floral Chia Seed Pudding

This go-to summer breakfast has infinite possibilities. We used chia seeds which are full of protein, antioxidants and fiber. Once they soak overnight in liquid, they plump up and have a tapioca-like texture that is …

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Madras Curry Potato Salad

Potato salad is such a ubiquitous summer dish. This recipe really brightens things up and breathes new life into potato salad. Its beautiful yellow color comes from our popular Madras South Indian Curry. The curry …

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Memorable Father’s Day Martinis

Some of our father figures are known for their no-nonsense attitudes while other times their wit is endless. Either way, we’ve got a martini for him! For practical, no-nonsense Dad, we polished a classic Gibson …

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Tea Picnic

This post is for those of us who like the crusts cut off. The extra effort and attention that goes into making these beautiful tea sandwiches shows in every detail — the sweet shapes, the …

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Cold Brewed Iced Tea

With the heat of summer well on its way, we look to our favorite things to keep us cool. One of the best ways to beat the heat is by sipping on cold brew tea. …

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Ranch Broccoli Salad

Ranch Seasoning is a summer favorite, and whether you like it as a dressing or a dipping sauce best, there is no substitute. In this salad, we chopped the classic crudité and dressed it with …

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Nigella Caesar Artichoke Toast

Now that I sling spices instead of hash, it is nostalgic to look at old recipes from my professional chef days. This recipe and I go waaay back and it remains a brunch favorite. Over …

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Pink Pepper Cardamom Bars

Rhubarb is a perfect flavor combination with strawberries. To jazz it up, we added spices! Piney cardamom and lime zest accent and elevate the fruit base. Crunchy walnuts add texture and to the oat crumb …

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Butterfly Horchata

Aguas frescas vendors line parks in Mexico with their rainbow of brightly colored beverages. Of them all, horchata is my favorite. A creamy rice and almond blended brew with wisps of mild flavor from true …

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Raspberry Pearl Sherbet and Cava Float

Jasmine Pearls are hand picked and rolled green tea leaves. After harvest, the tea is laid out and covered with jasmine blossoms before being rolled. The resulting brew releases the light, heady scent of jasmine …

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