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Bombay Chai

From Garden to Table, by Moreka Jolar, Heidi Scheifley, and the Hollyhock Cooks

Finally! This is the result of many years of hunting for the perfect Chai – with just enough spice to warm the gullet. It’s easy to make this Chai without dairy. The potent fennel falvor and undertones of cardamom will transport you right into the busy streets of Bombay. Or a Cortes Island potluck.

Ingredients – Makes 7 Cups

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp fresh ground fennel
  • 2 tsp fresh groundcardamom
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger root, sliced thin
  • 4 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy alternative)
  • 7 quality Assam tea bags
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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Honey Kissed Hazelnut Bran Muffins

By Heidi Scheifley from Hollyhock: Garden to Table

Bran muffins shouldn’t be something you eat just because they’re good for you. The addition of ground hazelnuts adds a subtle nutty taste, but more than anything, they help create a moistness that is lacking in most bran muffins. A perfect vehicle for a slathering of butter and a smear of homemade blackberry or banana jam.

Ingredients – Makes 12

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1-1/2 cups wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup ground roasted hazelnuts*
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup dried fruit or 1 cup fresh or frozen berries, optional

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Blueberry Polenta Pancakes

By Moreka Jolar from Hollyhock: Garden to Table

Do you think there’s no such thing as a foolproof pancake? Think again. These are substantial while remaining surprisingly light. They are easy to make gluten- and dairy-free, and tasty with just about anything on top, including maple syrup of course. Welcome to the pancake celebrity hall of fame!

Ingredients – Serves 4 

  • 1 cup cornmeal (also known as polenta)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk beverage (dairy or alternative such as soy or coconut milk)
  • 2 tbsp melted butter or alternative (sunflower or coconut oil is great)
  • 1/2 cup whole grain flour – wheat, spelt, of gluten-free flour mix
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (or blackberries, huckleberries, or raspberries)

Instructions

  1. Combine the cornmeal, salt, and honey in a medium bowl and whisk in the boiling water. Cover and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Beat together the eggs, milk, and butter. Whisk into the cornmeal mixture.
  3. Sift together flour and baking powder and stir gently into the wet batter.
  4. Spoon 1/3 cup (or less for baby pancakes) onto a hot oiled griddle or cast iron pan. Sprinkle a few berries onto each pancake. Cook on medium heat until the pancakes are speckled with little bubbles. Flip and continue to cook until the underside is lightly browned.
  5. Top with whatever you like, such as maple syrup, apple butter, fresh fruit, and/or yogurt. Eat immediately and without hesitation!

Recipe: Almond Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies

This recipe is from our Garden to Table cookbook and created by  author and Chef Moreka Jolar.
Our favourite is Cranberry-Orange Sauce (see recipe below), but these cookies can be a vehicle for any of your preserves. You can’t go wrong…strawberry-rhubarb, ginger-peach, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, apple butter, marmalade… Time to get some of that dusty canning off the shelf and give it new life.

Frijoles de la Olla (Stewed Beans w/Pico de Gallo)

By Rebeka and Tec from the Hollyhock Kitchen

Did you know that 2016 is the year of the Legume? The recipe that follows is something all our Chefs at Hollyhock make most weeks, if not multiple times.  Beans are so healthy for us, and delicious!

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