Category Archives: BBQ, Canning & Recipes

Pomegranate, Radish, Frisée Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Hazelnuts

Hazelnut and Pomegranate Salad

This beautiful salad stands tall on its own and brightens up any leftovers with the texture of the hazelnuts with the brightness of the pomegranate and pomegranate molasses glazed hazelnuts, and the freshness of the pomegranate, radish and frisee, and mint. You may use pre-ground coriander for this, but for maximum flavor, we highly recommend […]

Sweet + Savory Rosemary Hazelnuts + Popcorn

Candied rosemary popcorn with hazelnuts in a 3 bowls

Yield: Makes around 3 quarts (12 cups), or 10-12 servings as an hors d’oeuvre Ingredients: 2 cups roughly chopped roasted or natural hazelnuts 16 cups popped popcorn (1/2 cup popcorn kernels) 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1 cup pure dark maple syrup 1/4 cup roughly chopped rosemary leaves 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda […]

Rigatoni with Roasted Chanterelle Mushrooms, Brussel Sprouts + Brown Butter Hazelnuts

Rigatoni pasta with mushrooms and hazelnuts, in a bowl ready to eat

Yield: Serves 8-10 Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided ½ cup chopped roasted hazelnuts 1 lb pasta 1 lb chanterelle mushrooms, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 lb brussels sprouts, quartered 3 shallots peeled and quartered lengthwise 2 ½ Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 – 5 large thyme sprigs ½ cup dry white wine ½ […]

Chocolate Honey Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate Honey Hazelnut Cookies

Yield: Makes 18 cookies Ingredients: 2 cups roasted or natural hazelnuts 1/4 cup cocoa powder or cacao powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon smoked salt, plus more for sprinkling 1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon room temperature coconut oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 Tablespoons dark chocolate chips Directions: Preheat the oven […]

Bucatini with Hazelnut Mint Pesto, Asparagus, and Tomatoes

Hazelnut Pesto Pasta

Consider making a double batch of the hazelnut mint pesto to freeze and use with fish, mixed into potato salad, and anywhere else you like pesto. Yield: Serves 4 For the Pesto: 2 cups mint leaves, washed and thoroughly dried ½ cup Oregon Orchard roasted hazelnuts 2 medium cloves garlic, peeled 1 Tablespoon lemon juice […]

Noisette Nicoise Salad

Hazelnut Nicoise Salad up close

This recipe is a departure from a traditional Nicoise salad but feel free to include tuna if you like. With or without tuna, the hazelnut dressing and chopped roasted hazelnuts level up this dish. Yield: Makes 4-6 Serving Ingredients: 1 large shallot, thinly sliced ¼ cup lemon juice 1 pound small new potatoes 6 large […]

Using A Dedicated (Portable) Pizza Oven

Ooni Karu Pizza Oven Pizza

Americans spent $38 billion last year on pizza. That’s 3 billion pizzas. In farm terms, that’s about 100 acres of pizza every day. Everyone deserves great pizza! How many of those were part of your family’s contribution? I know in my house, pizza is the go-to food for weekends, sporting events around the big screen, […]

Beet, Arugula, Hazelnut Salad with Maple Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Hazelnut and Beet Salad

This colorful fresh salad hits all the right notes – nutty, peppery, sweet, and earthy. And it’s gorgeous to boot. Add lentils or chicken for a more filling alternative. Yield: Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients: 4-6 medium-sized beets, tops and tails removed Extra virgin olive oil 1 shallot, minced 1 Tablespoon sherry vinegar 2 teaspoons pure […]

Cinnamon Hazelnut Lamb Kofta

cooked hazelnut lamb kabobs on a plate with garnish

Perfect any time of year, these kofta pair well with pita and olives along with tomatoes and cucumber in the summer, and beets and cooked dark leafy greens in the winter. Yield: Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients: 1 small yellow onion, grated (around ½ cup packed) 1 pound ground lamb 1/2 cup finely chopped Oregon Orchard […]

Cooking with Cast Iron

Cooking with Cast Iron Blog

Cast iron cookware has proven itself over time to be versatile, long-lasting, economical and also cook foods differently, often better, than stainless, non-stick or other options. Here are some facts about cast iron and reasons why you may want to use it too. The first recorded use of cast iron cookware was during the Han […]