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Seasonal food blog of Chef Deborah at Cuvée at The Greenporter Hotel

Kabocha Squash Cheese Pie

November 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Dessert, Fall Recipes, Holiday, Vegetarian

· No Comments · Dessert, Fall Recipes, Holiday, Vegetarian

In the North Fork, Fall is announced as much by the winter squashes at roadside farmstands as the changing leaves. We have so many different types of squash out here, but one of my favorites is Kabocha.  It is a Japanese squash but Caribbean cooks also use it. It’s smaller than most squashes – slightly larger […]

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Indian Pudding with Soy Pumpkin Ice Cream

November 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Dessert, Dinner, Holiday, Vegan, Vegetarian

· No Comments · Dessert, Dinner, Holiday, Vegan, Vegetarian

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate abundance and eat delicious stuff. It is also time for folks to stop seeing vegan cuisine as somehow austere and holier-than-thou. This Indian pudding is nothing short of luscious, with rich spices and a sweetness that is dense, but not cloying. Call it virtuous if you must, but you […]

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Thanksgiving Menus for All: Meat, Vegetarian and Vegan

November 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Dessert, Dinner, Drinks & Cocktails, Fall Recipes, Holiday, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine, Winter Recipes

· No Comments · Dessert, Dinner, Drinks & Cocktails, Fall Recipes, Holiday, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine, Winter Recipes

A Thanksgiving menu for all of your guests. Turkey or not: terrific ideas for side dishes, desserts and wine.

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Chocolate and Spicy: Double Trouble

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Dessert, Holiday, Snack, Vegetarian

· No Comments · Dessert, Holiday, Snack, Vegetarian

Look for our dairy-free Passion Fruit-Chipotle Chocolate truffles in this month’s Plate Magazine written by Rob Benes.  To read about this recipe visit  www.plateonline.com. Dairy-free chocolate truffles with Passion fruit and Chipotle The dedicated home cook and the chef share a desire to please. We tinker, experiment and obsess, we make notes and look for alternatives […]

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Crispy Meringues for the Holidays

December 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Dessert, Holiday, Vegetarian

· No Comments · Dessert, Holiday, Vegetarian

Crispy Meringues

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Pear Crisp with Salted Caramel Ice Cream

November 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Brunch, Dessert, Summer Recipes, Vegetarian

· 1 Comment · Brunch, Dessert, Summer Recipes, Vegetarian

I alway find sweet and savory combinations exciting.  I have been addicted to this contrast ever since I made a batch of Barefoot Contessa Fleur de Sel caramels.  I was very excited to find this flavor in ice cream and love how it pairs with fruit.  There are always pumpkin pies and pecan pies on […]

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For the love of Lavender

September 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Fall Recipes, Winter Recipes

· 1 Comment · Fall Recipes, Winter Recipes

I planted a lavender bed in 2000 and waited for several years before it filled out into a brush stroke of purple buds at the entrance of the hotel. I love the smell of Lavender on a balmy night on the North Fork.  It reminds me of summers and Autumn in Provence where lavender grows between the […]

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55th Annual Mattituck Strawberry Festival Trifle

June 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Summer Recipes, Vegetarian

· 3 Comments · Summer Recipes, Vegetarian

1 (10 3/4ounce) pound cake or Angel food cake (store bought is fine in a pinch) I use the recipe from Taste of Home Cookbook in our bistro at The Greenporter.  You can pick up a copy from the authors, Barbara Shinn and David Page at Shinn Estates at 2000 Oregon Road in Mattituck.  www.shinnvineyard.recipesfromhome.com/ They have also released a new […]

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Mixed Berry Napoleon Dessert!

May 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Summer Recipes, Vegetarian

· 1 Comment · Summer Recipes, Vegetarian

For those of you who attended our sold-out cooking class on Thursday, we all agreed that the dessert was the best part of the meal.  This dessert is part of a three-course dinner that I designed for an elegant summer dinner party in your backyard or on your rooftop.  Make sure you read the rest […]

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