May 29th, 2017

Strawberry Fields (And Pies) Forever

It’s Eater Caroline’s favorite time of year, local Maryland strawberry season. She imparts her wisdom about pick-your-own farms and shares the simplest, quickest strawberry pie to help you use up all those bushels of berries. Continue reading Read more

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We The Eaters
March 20th, 2017

Butter: Better Brown (Plus An Oreo Brookie Bonus)

We continue our “Better With Butter” series with a story about Founding Foodie Amy’s adventures in fostering children… and friendships. Her secret ingredient to building bonds? It’s usually some kind of sweet treat, and at the heart of this one is brown butter. Continue reading Read more

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We The Eaters
August 3rd, 2014

Pistachio-Avocado Cream

Pistachio-Avocado Cream

I think subbing rosewater for the orange blossom would make for an equally delicious flavor. One word of warning, though — both rosewater and orange blossom water can quickly overwhelm a dish. It’s best to start with a small amount and add just a wee bit more at a time, tasting as you go. Also, you’ll notice most ingredients below are “to taste.” Again, you’ll want to taste while you’re mixing things together to end up with a flavor balance that suits you.

1 large avocado
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons lime juice (to taste)
1/2 cup powdered sugar (to taste)
3/4 cups roasted, shelled (unsalted) pistachios
2 1/2 teaspoons orange blossom water (start here, then add more, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, to taste)
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cardamom (to taste)
1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped to stiff peaks

Grind pistachios until fine in a food processor or blender. Add all additional ingredients except the heavy cream and blend until smooth, scraping down as needed. Taste and make any flavor adjustments you like. Scrape into a bowl and fold in the whipped cream until your dessert is incorporated — but don’t stir too much, or you’ll lose all the whipped cream’s lift. Enjoy!

Makes about 4 small ramekins
Originally published in “Sweeten Up Your Sweetheart With Pistachio-Avocado Cream

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June
All month long we share some from-scratch dressing recipes. Cause, you know, no one wants to slave over a hot stove in the summer heat ... so salads are the best and easiest option!