The Golden Plumé When we learned that Berkeley resident and Yumé Boshi founder Ayako Iino won a 2018 Good Food Award for her Ume Plum Syrup, we decided to toast her success with a new cocktail recipe. At Falcon Spirits distillery in Richmond, past Good Food Awards winner Farid Dormishian invented this cocktail just for…

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From the story A Vegan Holiday Feast, Illustration by Julia Cost Serves 8 1 small sugar pie pumpkin 4 cups almond milk ½–1 cup maple syrup, depending on desired sweetness 1⁄3 cup Darjeeling tea leaves 1-inch piece fresh ginger 1 cinnamon stick 10 black peppercorns 5 allspice berries 4 green cardamom pods 2 cloves 1 star anise…

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  In Edible East Bay Summer 2017, readers were treated to a recipe from Helen Krayenhoff’s illustrated calendar/cookbook, 12 Simple Fruit Recipe Ideas. When we heard she was creating a similar book on chiles, we asked if we could share a recipe this season. Helen says her inspiration for creating the chile book came during…

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From the story A Vegan Holiday Feast Illustration by Julia Cost Serves 1 2 ounces Botanica Spiritvs Gin (or gin of choice) 1 blood orange 1 Meyer lemon (Farid says, “Try bergamot orange instead for a killer fragrant cocktail.”) 3 ounces Q Tonic (Use this for a vegan drink, since it’s sweetened with agave nectar. Otherwise,…

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from 12 Simple Pepper and Chile Ideas by Helen Krayenhoff Combine 1 can coconut milk and 1 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and whisk in 1 to 1 ½ ounces of an 80{94d79dd6af1e87a94e700e4c297236468333f22e27ed5757b44711974a9a4b91} chocolate bar until dissolved. Add 1 teaspoon ground guajillo chile and whisk until…

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  From Helen Krayenhoff’s 12 Simple Seasonal Vegetable Recipe Ideas     Finely dice 2 cups ripe plums and mix with 2 cups white balsamic vinegar and ½ cup sugar. Put the pits in a jar, pour in fruit mixture, and seal. Age in a dark, cool place for 2 to 3 weeks, then strain…

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Recipe courtesy of Super Juiced. Emanne co-owner of Super Juiced says to make sure all produce is organic and preferably from a local farmers’ market. Makes one 12-ounce serving 4 Swiss chard and/or collard leaves 6 leaves of romaine lettuce 3 stalks of celery 1 Granny Smith apple 1 handful of mint Juice from half…

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From DIY: Do It For the Bees After years of awakening the magic of spirits in her bartending, Kate August has gone on from the restaurant world to forge a career in herbalism, helping folks raise their personal spirits to new and beneficial heights. Whether behind the counter at Oakland’s Homestead Apothecary or helping her…

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From DIY: Do It For the Bees Adapted from William “Cocktail Bill” Boothby’s 1934 version of World Drinks and How to Mix Them. His 1930 edition of this book was the earliest known printed recipe for the Bees Knees. The recipe included orange juice, which most bartenders today disregard. Our recipe uses orange curaçao. 1.5…

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From DIY: Do It For the Bees This proportion of 1 part honey to 2 parts water yields a semi-dry mead. The equipment and yeast can be found at any local brewery supply store. You can use beer, Champagne, or wine yeast. D47 white wine yeast works really well. Makes approximately 5 wine bottle portions…

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