Thursday, December 18, 2008

Eight Holiday Greats #5

  • Make Your Own Holiday Gift with Help from Lucille's Kitchen Garden

    Spice UP a Holiday Classic!
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    Lucille's Kitchen Garden Eight Holiday Greats #5!

    Thumb Print Cookies
    l1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated white sugar

  • 1 large egg, separated

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 cup (140 grams) all purpose flour

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup (100 grams) hazelnuts, almonds, pecans or walnuts.
    1 Jar Lucille's Kitchen Garden Green Pepper Jam

    Cream butter and sugar thoroughly (2min) and add egg and vanilla and mix.
    Mix salt and flour separately and add to butter mixture until combined. Do no over mix.
    Roll batter into slightly larger then quarter sized balls
    Dip balls into eggwhite and then into chopped nuts(a food processor chops the nuts fine).
    Place on lined baking sheet and use thumb to indent the top of the balls.
    Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12 to 15 min.
    Cool on a rack.
    Place a dollop of Jam in indent before serving.

See our Review in the City Pages Twin Cities Eater! Lucille's Kitchen Garden: jams with a kick by Roseanne Pereira

Entertaining With Lucille
Thumb print cookies have always been a favorite at our family, holiday table. My mom and all my aunts were sure to have this holiday treat! I love to use a combination of pepper jams to create a feast for the eyes as well as the sweet tooth. These cookies keep well in the freezer, so I usually make a double batch and bring them out in waves for holiday parties. You can package these cookies in gift boxes (before filling with jam) and give them with a jar of our pepper jam for a homemade gift that everyone is sure to expect again next year!
We hope that your holiday is filled with great traditions, old and new!
Very Sincerely,
Zoie Glass
Owner: Lucille's Kitchen Garden
Passionate About Local Flavor!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Eight Holiday Greats #4

Lucille's Kitchen Garden Eight Holiday Greats #4!

Roast Pork Shoulder with Rosemary Salt and

Garlic Pepper Glaze
1 5 to 6lbs Pork Shoulder
2 TBS Lucille's Kitchen Garden Rosemary Salt plus 1 TBS to finish
¼ Cup Jameson Irish whiskey
1 Cup Water
3 to 5 generous TBS Lucille's Kitchen Garden Garlic Pepper Jam
1 Medium Yellow Onion sliced into medium thick rings
Generously season the pork shoulder by rubbing with 2 TBS rosemary salt.
Coat the bottom of Dutch oven with oil and brown roast on all sides. I like to
throw a few onion slices in halfway through browning for extra flavor
Deglaze the bottom of the pan with whiskey scraping any brown bits from the bottom
and add water and onions.
Cover and place in 300 degree oven for one hour.
Reheat garlic pepper jam to liquid form. Glaze the pork shoulder generously with
the jam and return uncovered to the oven. Turn the temperature up to 375 degrees
and roast for another hour while the liquid cooks down. Add water if liquid gets
below one inch in the bottom of the pan.
Remove roast and give a light glaze with remaining jam and slice. Use 1 TBS salt
to finish seasoning the shoulder, adjust to taste. Reserve the remaining liquid
in the Dutch oven and serve in gravy boat on the side. (It tastes marvelous over
a baked potato). You can garnish the platter with roast garlic cloves and sprigs
of rosemary.

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See our Review in the City Pages Twin Cities Eater!

Lucille's Kitchen Garden: jams with a kick by Roseanne Pereira
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Entertaining With Lucille
Whether it is because of fears of the economy, or the realization that this year
there is an even greater need to budget extra for giving to those hit hardest by
the recession, we find ourselves being more conscious about the cost of entertaining.
The recipe in this issue is intended to offer a delicious alternative to some of
the pricier cuts of meat without sacrificing the flavor and beauty of your holiday
The roast will turn out tender and juicy with a glaze that has really permeated
the meat with its flavor. I like to serve it in thick, 1 inch slices with chunks
of roast garlic and some of the drippings.
If you do not eat pork, I encourage you to visit our website
for a similar recipe that uses a whole roasting chicken. We hope that you enjoy
this recipe and that your are enjoying time with loved ones this holiday season.
Very Sincerely,
Zoie Glass
Owner: Lucille's Kitchen Garden
Passionate About Local Flavor!

Eight Holiday Greats # 3

Lucille's Kitchen Garden Eight Holiday Greats #3!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Brie with Savory Sweet Raspberry Pepper Jam(The Three Things you need to be a hit at your holiday party)


1. One small wheel Brie

2. One Jar Lucille's Kitchen Garden Pepper Jam of your choice.

3. One fresh baguette sliced medium/thin

Instructions:* If possible warm the whole wheel of Brie to soften for about 5 min at 300 degrees. If you don't have access to an oven, no big deal. It is going to taste great anyway.* Pour jar of pepper jam over the top* Garnish with fresh fruit if you like and serve with baguette.

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Entertaining With Lucille

This time of year is full of holiday parties. Just this upcoming week we have onefor our daughter's school, one with friends, a small gift exchange, and that doesn'tcount the two we went to last weekend.The challenge is to bring something that is a little unique, and little thoughtful,and a lot good! A friend of ours told us that she had picked up a couple jars ofour jam and this recipe for her son who was beginning his first round of post college,grown up parties. He brought the above mentioned appetizer and it was a hit. Laterthat night he overheard an attractive lady raving about the dish, and before he could say anything he watched as another guy stepped in and tried to claim the appetizeras his own! The moral here is to stick close so you get the credit!

Very Sincerely,

Zoie Glass

Owner: Lucille's Kitchen GardenPassionate About Local Flavor!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~