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1) Use equal parts fruit, sugar and vinegar (apple cider, red wine or champagne is preferred to basic white)

2) Wash your fruit and mash it in a bowl with the sugar.  Allow this to sit for a few hours (or up to a few days) in your fridge.

3) Strain the resulting syrup through a mesh strainer, pressing gently to break up the fruit solids with a large spoon or spatula.  Compost the solids.

4) Mix the syrup with an equal measure of vinegar, whisking to incorporate and dissolve any remaining sugar.

5) Store the shrub in the fridge, in a clean jar with a lid.  Shake occasionally, as the mixture will settle; the flavors will also mellow over time.

6) To serve: mix with water or soda water for a tangy and refreshing drink, or use as a mixer in a cocktail.

**recipe from Edible Seattle, July/August 2015 edition.

Some of our favorite shrubs are rhubarb, apricot, nectarine and berry.

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Ingredients:

1/3 Cup butter

1/2 Cup brown sugar

1/2 Cup sugar

1 1/2 cups fresh sliced stone fruit

12 cherries (can sub maraschino or canned if fresh aren’t available)

1 tsp grated lemon rind

1 package spice cake mix

Directions:

Melt butter in 9×12” pan.  Blend brown and granulated sugars and sprinkle over bottom of pan.  Arrange  stone fruit slices and cherries in 12 “flowers” – on for each serving when the cake is cut.  Sprinkle lemon rind over top.  Make up cake according to package directions and spoon over peach slices.  Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.  Cool 5 minutes on rack before turning out.

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Ingredients:

  • 1lb butternut squash
  • butter
  • 2 tsp sugar, plus more for sprinkling (can drizzle honey instead of sprinkling sugar)
  • 8oz puff pastry
  • 4oz cream cheese
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • high-quality apricot preserves (8oz)
  • 1/2 C. chopped pecans

Halve on 1-pound butternut squash neck lengthwise; slice crosswise ¼” thick.  Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.  Roast for 45 minutes, turning once.  Roll out 8 oz puff pastry to a 14×6” rectangle and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet; prick the pastry.  Top with parchment and another baking sheet.  Bake at 375F for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake 10minutes longer.  Once cool, spread with 4 oz cream cheese mixed with a pinch of cinnamon and 2tsp sugar.  Top with squash slices, melted apricot preserves and chopped pecans.

Butternut Squash Recipes – from Food and Wine November 2012, Grace Parisi

 

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INGREDIENTS

3-4 pluots; pitted and finely diced
2 Asian Pears; cored and finely diced
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
1/2 – 1 Jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
Salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine ingredients in a medium bowl and serve with tortilla chips or over grilled fish.
May be made a day ahead.

From Kingsburg Orchards (www.kingsburgorchards.com)

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It’s a plum. It’s an apricot. It’s one great summer fruit. |Linda Lau Anusasananan, Sunset.com

1. Grilled: Cut pluots in half and brush with equal parts honey and Dijon mustard. Grill until browned on both sides. While you’re at it, grill pork or lamb chops to serve with the pluots. Recipe: Grilled Pluots

2. Glazed: Halve and pit pluots and put, cut side up, in a pie pan. Spoon apricot jam or orange marmalade generously over the top and broil until bubbly and browned. Serve over plain yogurt sweetened with jam or marmalade. Sprinkle with granola. Recipe: Glazed Pluots

3. Brûléed: Spread sliced or bite-size chunks of pluots in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle with brown sugar. Broil until bubbly and browned. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream or sour cream. Recipe: Brûléed Pluots

4. In salsa: Use chopped pluots instead of tomatoes in fresh salsa; mix with lime juice and chopped chiles, onion, and cilantro. Great on grilled meats of all kinds.  Recipe: Pluots Salsa

5. In salad: Add sliced pluots and crumbled blue or feta cheese to baby greens. Dress with a balsamic vinaigrette. Recipe: Plouts Salad

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    • 6 c FRESH APRICOTS, pitted
    • 4 md ONIONS, sliced
    • 1 1/8 c SEEDLESS RAISINS
    • 2 1/2 c WHITE WINE VINEGAR
    • 1 lb DARK BROWN SUGAR
    • 4 tb SALT
    • 1 c PRESERVED GINGER
    • 1 tb MUSTARD SEEDS
    • 1 t CAYENNE PEPPER
    • 1/2 t GROUND TURMERIC
    • 1 ORANGE, the peel grated and the juice Strained
    • 1/2 c WALNUTS

Put all of the ingredients into a large pan and cook gently to a soft mush, about 1-1/2 hours. Add the walnuts.
Pack into sterilized jars.
Process in a boiling water bath; pints 25 minutes; quarts 30 minutes. Keep the chutney for at least one month before using it.

From: Ellie Collin, Prodigy ID# CMKD93F. Posted By: shade , Via: Chile Head Mailing List Post Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997
http://www.pepperfool.com/recipes/canned/apricot_chut.html

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