Having two different lettuces, Romaine and red leaf, is a nice touch in this hearty tossed salad. And there's a nice balance of soft and crunchy: tomatoes and mushrooms to sesame seeds and almonds. Colorful too.
The stuffing is great. Lots of veggies like eggplant and zucchini and non-veggies like ricotta, parmesan and olive oil. The sauce is sensational. Sherry, cream, garlic and shallots all heated until warm and fragrant.
The rose hips in this jam are uncooked so the jam tastes fresh and sweet; it retains its bright rosy-orange color. The hardest part is seeding the hips which can be sticky, but so worth it! Use wild or cultivated rugosa roses that haven't been sprayed with pesticide; pick them in the fall when they are bright red. I adapted my recipe from one in a Euell Gibbons field guide.
The salmon is slow cooked, which produces a rich, smoky flavor. Guests enjoy the wonderful taste of this specially prepared salmon. The plank must be soaked overnight before use. Be sure to use wood that has not been treated with any chemicals.
Night Nurse 1 ½ Oz. Denizen Rum ¾ Oz. Cream ½ Oz. Amaretto Liqueur ½ Oz. CrèMe De Cacao White Liqueur ½ Oz. Homemade Grenadine (1 Part Sugar Dissolved In 1 Part Pomegranate Juice Over Medium Heat In A Saucepan) Whole Nutmeg, For Garnish Instructions Pour All Ingredients In A Shaker, Add Ice And Shake. Strain Into A Cocktail Glass. Garnish With Fresh Grated Nutmeg.