Stuffed Winter Squash with Whipped Ricotta

This is a really simple and flavorful way to bring a little extra fall flavor to roasted squash.  The addition of the orange and ginger compliment the flavor of the squash perfectly and the addition of the whipped ricotta and garnish of fig reduction, pomegranate arils, and pepitas give a wide range of satisfying tastes and textures.  Pretty enough for a holiday table but simple enough for a Sunday supper.

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Picnics From the Vine: White Ginger Miso Poke

Try this creative take on a Hawaiian classic. This ono-licious dish will be the star of your next potluck!

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Picnics From the Vine: Strawberry Lavender Balsamic Lemonade

Serves 4


1 pint small strawberries, hulled and halved
1 tablespoon strawberry balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup sugar

1tsp. dried culinary lavender
6 cups still or sparkling mineral water
12 lemons
A few sprigs of fresh mint, torn

Place the berries and vinegar in the bottom of a glass pitcher, then muddle with a wooden spoon.
Dissolve the sugar in 2/3 cup of the water over medium heat, sprinkle in the lavender and let steep for 5 minutes.  Strain, then pour over the strawberries.
  Juice the lemons and add to the pitcher.  Fill the pitcher with the remaining 5 1/3 cups of water and stir. Chill or pour over ice and the torn mint leaves and serve.

Recipe Adapted from Epicurious "Strawberry-Balsamic Lemonade" Rachel Ray's Look + Cook

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Picnics From the Vine: Lemon Olive Oil Cookies

Try these light lemony sugar cookies for a delicious accompaniment to a cup of Earl Grey tea.

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Picnics From The Vine: Spicy Poke

One of Kelly's signature dishes! This Island favorite is a true crowd pleaser enhanced by the flavors of our smoked olive oil and toasted sesame oil. Delish!

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Apple Pound Cake with Caramel Pecan Topping

All the cozy warm tastes of the season wrapped up in this caramel apple bundt cake! Were caramel apples your favorite as a kid?  This buttery apple cake will check all of the boxes for your fall sweet cravings.  Warming spices like cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, combined with the sweet tart taste of granny smith and buttery caramel and pecans in a buttermilk poundcake...what's not to love!

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Mushroom & Sage Bread Pudding

This recipe is perfect to use as a meatless entree, for a brunch centerpiece, or as a beautiful side dish on a holiday table.  Our savory Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil permeates and perfumes the entire dish layered with mushrooms, leeks, and sage baked in a brioche custard for the ultimate make ahead bake.  You'll be the hit of the party with this delicious dish!

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Olive Tapenade Deaux Façons (2 ways)

This is a wonderful and easy appetizer that will impress all your friends! A great snack or addition to a charcuterie and perfect as a starter to share! Experiment with you own favorite pairings of cheeses and other accompaniments.

Enjoy this with a nice glass of Merlot!

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Marinated Greek Yogurt

A perfect dip and condiment to go with grilled fish and meat or to enjoy as an appetizer on a mezze platter!

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Grilled Shrimp Saganaki-Style with Tomatoes, Olives, & Feta

Get ready to be whisked away to the Greek Isles! This is a perfectly light and fresh summer dish with the sunny flavors of the Mediterranean.

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