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Claire Matern
@acheesemongersdaughter
Brooklyn, NY
My dad sells cheese & taught me the joys of cooking for friends & family

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Citrus And Rosewater Farro Salad
I've had rosewater in lots of cakes and sweets (and use it on my face--it's the best moisturizer) but I've… read more>
I've had rosewater in lots of cakes and sweets (and use it on my face--it's the best moisturizer) but I've never actually used it myself. And since I still have enough cookies around to build a gingerbread house and move in, I definitely didn't want to make anything sweet.
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Puff Pastry Tarts With Pear, Apple, Mustard & Stilton
I would put blue cheese on everything I make if that was socially and dietary acceptable. But in this case it… read more>
I would put blue cheese on everything I make if that was socially and dietary acceptable. But in this case it is. These puff pastry tarts with pear or apple, mustard and Stilton are perfect for a holiday starter.
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Golden Turmeric Almond Milk
It's sunny here but freezing which is the perfect day for a hot drink. Spiced golden milk, my sorta kinda… read more>
It's sunny here but freezing which is the perfect day for a hot drink. Spiced golden milk, my sorta kinda combo of golden milk and a chai latte is a go-to at this time of year.
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Couscous With Dried Figs, Pomegranate And Olives
This could truly not be simpler. Couscous falls under the category I call "no-cook" because the only effort… read more>
This could truly not be simpler. Couscous falls under the category I call "no-cook" because the only effort you need to make is to boil water, get a bowl out, and cover it all with a tea towel. This one, with sweet dried figs, salty mixed olives and the crunch of almonds is perfect for the holidays or to make a batch of and have through out the week!
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Lemon And Lime Watermelon Wedges
Lime + honey + chili + cilantro = summer in a bite.
Lime + honey + chili + cilantro = summer in a bite.
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Earl Grey And Gin Cocktail
The rebel of the tea party. This Earl Grey Gin cocktail is up now
The rebel of the tea party. This Earl Grey Gin cocktail is up now
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|| RECIPE ALERT || ⬆️ tap to save!.. It may only be Monday but I was in serious need of a sweet treat. These… read more>
|| RECIPE ALERT || ⬆️ tap to save! . . It may only be Monday but I was in serious need of a sweet treat. These frozen banana pops are just the thing! . INGREDIENTS 2 bananas, cut in half 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips Toppings of choice (pistachios are a fave of mine) . . THE HOW-TOS Cut the bananas in half and insert a popsicle stick into the bottom. Melt the chocolate chips (microwave is just fine, or over a small pot of boiling water aka a Bain Marie) Dip and coat the bananas with the chocolate and sprinkle with your nuts, coconut flakes, seeds, sprinkles etc. before placing on a plate or tray and popping in the freezer for about 1-2 hours until completely frozen.
|| RECIPE ALERT || ⬆️ tap to save!. Have I shared about my Brussels sprout addiction before? They are such a… read more>
|| RECIPE ALERT || ⬆️ tap to save! . Have I shared about my Brussels sprout addiction before? They are such a fave of mine. And simply roasted and then tossed with sesame oil and seeds is one of the fastest ways to enjoy them--with a twist! . . INGREDIENTS 10-12 Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved/quartered Glug of vegetable oil Salt + pepper Drizzle of toasted sesame oil Generous sprinkling of sesame seeds (toasted if you so desire) . THE HOW-TOS Preheat the oven to 400F Toss the Brussels with some vegetable oil (you don't need/want the added flavor of olive in this case as it'll complete with the sesame at the end) and season generously with salt and pepper. Pop in the oven to roast for about 30 mins, shaking once or twice throughout. Transfer the cooked Brussels to a bowl, drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds before giving it all a good toss to coat.
Peeling apples on this snowy Pi(e) Day!
Peeling apples on this snowy Pi(e) Day!
|| RECIPE ALERT || ⬆️ tap to save! Got a craving for something sweet? Rustle this simple apple galette with… read more>
|| RECIPE ALERT || ⬆️ tap to save! Got a craving for something sweet? Rustle this simple apple galette with salted caramel sauce up in minutes (especially if you use pre-made dough) I always keep some I've made in advance in my freezer for this reason . . INGREDIENTS 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 stick/8 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed big pinch salt 3-4 tablespoons cold water 1 large apple 1 tablespoon demerara or light brown sugar 2 teaspoons flour zest of 1/2 a lemon 1 egg, beaten 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup heavy cream flaked sea salt for serving, optional . THE HOW-TOS Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl before adding the cubed butter (the smaller the cubes the better.) Using a pastry cutter or your hands work the flour and butter together until it forms a mealy texture. Add the water and quickly combine and wrap tightly in two layers of cling film and pop in the fridge to rest for at least an hour. While the dough is resting prepare the apples. Thinly slice and combine in a bowl with the demerara or light brown sugar, lemon zest and flour. Preheat oven to 350F Once the dough is rested, roll out on a floured surface in a circle with about a 12inch diameter. Lay the apple slices in a circle in the center of the dough before folding the edges over the apple slices. Brush the beaten egg on the edges of the galette and pop in the oven for about 30 mins or until golden. While the galette is baking, combine the sugar, water and salt in a pot over a moderate heat. Stir for the first 2-3 minutes until it’s syrupy and then watch it, not stirring as it turns a honey color. Move the pot around as needed to ensure even caramelization. Reduce the heat to a low and add the cream, stirring constantly to reduce the foam. Transfer to a heat resistant container and let cool.