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Easy Apps: Figs Rollups

Figs are starting to appear at the farmer’s markets, and what better way to start the weekend than with an Easy App to go with a glass of wine!

Fig Rollups
(makes 12 rollups)

2 heads radicchio lettuce
6 figs (sliced in half)
1/4 lb blue cheese (I like blue d’ auvergne for its sweetness and creaminess)
a few tablespoons honey
sea salt

Separate and wash leaves of radicchio. Leave to dry.
Arrange half of a fig on each leaf. Top with a slice of blue cheese and a drizzle of honey.
Sprinkle with sea salt and serve!

Enjoy!

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White Sangria – Our Goodbye to Summer

I love summer and though I hate to see it end, I love the crisp fall leaves that cover the old cobblestone sidewalks of Georgetown when the weather turns colder.

So as a last adieu to summer, I am calling for one last batch of my White Sangria (which is a great use of the end of summer peaches!).

White Sangria
(serves eight)

1/4 cup peach liquor
3 tbsp sugar
4 firm/ripe peaches
1 cup raspberries
1 750ml bottle white wine (Sauv. Blanc/Pinot Grigio is best)
1 1/2 cups club soda

In a large bowl, combine liquor and sugar – stir to dissolve.
Add fruit and wine to mixture, stir.
Just before serving, add club soda.

Enjoy!

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English Muffin Loaves

I remember these loaves barely making it out of the oven before my sisters and I started devouring them. They are best sliced thinly and served with a high qualilty butter, such as Plugra. This bread is also delicious toasted!



English Muffin Loaves

(makes 2 loaves)

5 – 6 cups flour
2 packages yeast
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 cups milk
1/2 cup water
cornmeal for dusting

Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and baking soda.
Heat liquids until very warm (120-130 degrees), then add to dry mixture, beat well.
Stir in enough more flour to make a stiff batter. Dough will barely be sticky.
Spoon into two 8.25×4.5″ pans that have been greased and sprinkled with cornmeal.
Cover, let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.

Bake at 425F for 25 minutes. Remove from pans immediately and cool (if you can wait that long!)

Enjoy!

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