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Grilled Vegetables in Corn Husks

  Grilling Tips  Vegetables in Corn Husks Carefully remove fresh ears of corn from their husk.  Remove and discard corn silk.  Soak whole husks in water for one hour.  Remove corn from cobs.  Cut up other summer vegetables into like-sized pieces.  Mix with corn.  Toss mixture with salt, pepper, fresh herbs and extra virgin olive… Read more »

How To Grill Fruit (with recipes!)

    Grilling Tips   Always make sure that the grill is very hot before placing any food on it. It is also best to oil the grill after it is hot, rather than the food to avoid flare-ups. Always dry the food that you are about to grill with a towel. Season food at… Read more »

Tomato Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe

  Tomato Watermelon Gazpacho serves 4 2 cups diced watermelon 2 cups ripe heirloom tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 tsp. salt 2 tbsp. aged sherry vinegar 1/4 cup dried white bread (baquette preferred) 3 turns of fresh ground black pepper method puree everything in a blender until smooth strain, serve chilled

House Tonic Syrup Recipe

We have a blast making new tonic syrups to match the seasons. House made tonic syrup is a great way to add a personal touch to a simple cocktail. Try the following base recipe at home and then try to riff on it with seasonal ingredients:  Serenade House Tonic ¼             lb. Cinchona Bark Cut ½… Read more »

Seared Tuna with Celery Root Salad

SEARED TUNA WITH CELERY ROOT SALAD (Serves 4) 1 LB. Sushi quality tuna 2 TBS chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 TBS. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp sel gris (large grain sea salt) 1. Combine thyme, oil and salt. Rub on tuna. 2. Heat sauté pan until very hot. 3. Remove tuna from marinade. Shake… Read more »

Negroni Week Recipes 6/17

Cask-Ade   Glass: Rocks Ingredients: 2             oz. Barrel Aged Negroni Orange Twist   Method: Place a hand cut rock in a rocks glass. Add pre-batched Negroni Torch Orange Twist until edges are black for Garnish   For the Batch: Combine 3L Gin, 2L Carpano Antica, 2L Aperol in a 9L Barrel. Rest for at… Read more »

Farm to Table Luncheon – METC

  The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940 Contact: Erin O’Donnell, Communications Coordinator 973-377-2982 ext. 16 [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE METC PRESENTS FARM TO TABLE FUNDRAISER AT RESTAURANT SERENADE Madison, NJ – On Saturday, June 17 at 12:30 pm, the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) will host… Read more »

Spring Feeling Cocktail Recipe

Spring Feeling A delicious spring cocktail which features the fresh feeling of spring air and a wonderful light green colour. In a shaker combine over Ice:   4oz. Plymouth Gin 1oz. Green Chartreuse 1oz. Sour Mix   Shake to combine, pour contents into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge. More Recipes

Asparagus Soup Recipe

Fresh Asparagus Soup with Cherry Tomatoes, Morels and Mint 6 Servings   4          cups asparagus, cooked and cut into one inch pieces 1          TBS fresh shallot, minced 1          TBS. fresh thyme leaves, chopped 3          cups vegetable stock 1          TBS. EVO (extra virgin olive oil) 2          TBS. butter 6          cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters 1          cup… Read more »

Fruit Cobbler Recipe

Fruit Cobbler Serves 8   8          cups fruit, cleaned, peeled, pitted, etc. ¼         cup all-purpose flour 3/4       cup granulated sugar (depending on the sweetness of the fruit) 1          lemon, grated zest and juiced. 1          cup granulated sugar 1          cup dark brown sugar 2          cups all-purpose flour 1          tsp. ground cinnamon ½         lb. unsalted butter, cool… Read more »