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Heather Hazen
March 7, 2014 | Heather Hazen

Recipes from our Private Pick Up Party Chef - Miss Tabitha Stroup

Pork Shoulder served with Corn Crunch

Brine pork in equal parts salt, brown sugar and water

3 Tbs Ginger 

3 Tbs Nutmeg

Brine over night

Place pork fat cap side up in a big roasting pan with rack

Bake 30 min at 300 degrees 
Pull out and massage 1 Jar Friend In Cheeses Jam Company's FIG N FENNEL Jam

Squeeze the of juice 2 oranges over pork

Covered in foil and place back in oven at 300 degrees for 3 hours 

Pull out and drizzle 3 cups of balsamic that has been reduced by a third

Place back in oven for approximately 1 to 2 more hours until pork falls apart

When finished pull apart and may reheat in crock pot for serving.

Place on Corn Crisp and top with sour cream mixed with a touch of brown sugar and enjoy!

Melon Soup with lemon balm and spicy goat yogurt 

Serves 8
Pick the best 5 melons at local farmers market -You choose they all are heaven
Watermelon, etc...
Skin and cube 4 melons in a nice clean big bowl
The remaining ball up with melon baller and freeze, trust me
1 handful of fresh mint from farmers market, garden or your neighbor
Chop add to melon
Big pinch of sea salt (no iodized, stick to sea salt or Kosher)
1/3 cup local honey any flavor in bowl, let your taste guide you
A sprig of fresh thyme in the bowl
A few leaves of lemon balm in the bowl
Let set in fridge over night - Flavors get cozy

Next day 
Add one quart of french style goat yogurt (Trader Joes) to the soup
Get your stick blender and whizzz away until smooth and consistent
Taste: Add more honey if not sweet enough or lemon juice if too sweet... let your senses guide you
Soup is done- Place in refrigerator
For the Crema
One pint of sour cream
3 Tbs sugar
Zest juice of 2 lemon
1 Tbs chili powder any kind you choose
Mix up and put aside

Shallow bowl add soup
Pull balls out of freezer add odd number - visually more appealing
Add a dollop or drizzle of spicy crema


One bottle of spicy V8

Four seeded diced heirloom tomatoes

One diced and seeded cucumber 

One chopped green onion

One diced white onion

Two diced avocado

Zest and juice of two lemons

Pinch of chili flake 

Pinch of smoked salt

Pinch white pepper

Pinch of coriander 

Chop one cilantro

A good shake of Tapitio 

Mix together

Taste and make adjustments if needed

Let set over night so the flavors meld 

Serve chilled perhaps with a few chili lime grilled spot prawns, a dollop of sour cream and some blue corn chips

Healthy cool seasonal heaven in a bowl!!

Thank you Tabitha


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