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Farmers’ Market Box 10-11-18

This week’s local produce and featured farms:
Jonagold Apple - Fair Hills Apple Farm
Yellow Carrots - Black Sheep Farm
Dragon Tongue Beans - Lucky Dog Ranch
Red Russian Kale - Milliken Family Farms
Salanova Mix Lettuce - Solutions Farm
Valencia Oranges - Polito Family Farm
Warren Pears - Frog Hollow Farm
Purple Sweet Potato - Her Produce
Delicata Squash - Tutti Frutti Farms

Juicing Bag:

Green Chard - Foxy Organic
Fennel - Cal-Organic
Green Kale – Foxy Organic
Valencia Oranges - Stehly Farms Organics
Red Beets - Castro Farms

Farmer’s Choice:
Passionfruit - Koral’s Tropical Fruit Farm
Asian Shinko Pear - Ken’s Top Notch Produce
White Baby Turnips - Coastal Farms

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Click the links above & search for products on our website with recipes attached Below are some great recipes for you to try out with the produce from your box/bag. Let us know on our Facebook Page or through twitter if you tried any of them with the hashtag #SpecialtyProduceFMB!

Juice Recipes

Super Fennel
1 Handful Kale
1 Fennel
1 Beet
1 Apple (not included)

Kale Power
1 Handful Kale
1 Handful Green Chard
1 Orange

Orange Punch
1 Fennel
2 Oranges
1 Beet

Farmers’ Market Box Recipes

Roasted Delicata Squash Salad
Serves 6

One delicata squash, scrubbed, root and stem ends removed, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed, and cut into 1/2-inch slices
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
One to two bunches Salanova lettuce, washed, and spun dry, and chopped
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Salt and pepper
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese for garnish

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and line a baking sheet with silicone, aluminum foil, or parchment.
2. In a bowl, toss the squash with olive oil, salt and pepper, and spread onto the baking sheet.
3. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, turn and roast another 10 minutes until the squash is crispy. Set aside.
4. Put the lettuce into a salad bowl.
5. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the juice, vinegar, mustard and oil. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Toss the lettuce with some of the dressing and plate the salad.
7. Top the salad with some of the roasted squash and crumbled blue cheese.
8. Drizzle a bit of the dressing over the salad and serve.

Beans and Greens
Serves 6

Wondering what to do with the rind from Parmigiano Reggiano? It is totally edible but can be rock hard. I store mine in a Ziplock bag in the freezer and then use them in soups, sauces, stews and side dishes, once cooked, they are chewy, and add a delicious flavor to dishes.

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves minced
Pinch red pepper flakes
1 bunch red Russian kale, tough stems removed, and cut into 1/2-inch ribbons
1 pound dragon tongue beans shelled
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
1/4 cup chopped rind of Parmigiano Reggiano (optional)

1. In a large skillet, heat the oil, and swirl the garlic and pepper in the hot oil for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
2. Add the kale and toss to coat in the oil.
3. Add the beans, broth and rind (if using) and simmer, covered for 20 minutes, remove the cover, and cook another 10 minutes, until the beans are tender.
4. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Asian Noodle Soup with Chicken and Bok Choy
Serves 6

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves minced
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 head bok choy, root end and tough ends removed, washed, spun dry and cut into 1/2-inch ribbons, using the leafy parts
2 chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
8 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons white miso (optional)
1/2 pound linguine cooked al dente
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil for garnish
3 scallions finely chopped using the white and tender green parts

1. In a Dutch oven, heat the oil, add the garlic and ginger, and saute for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
2. Add the bok choy, and saute in the oil for 3 to 4 minutes until the bok choy begins to wilt. Add the chicken, broth, miso if using, linguine and soy sauce.
3. Simmer the soup for 20 to 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked, and the bok choy is tender.
4. Serve the soup garnished with drizzle of sesame oil, and some chopped scallions.

Roasted Smashed Purple Sweet Potatoes
Serves 6

One pound purple sweet potatoes scrubbed
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
Salt and pepper
One 11-ounce log goat cheese cut into 1/2-inch rounds

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prick the potatoes with the sharp tip of a knife in a few places and roast for 40 to 50 minutes until tender.
2. Line a baking sheet with silicone or aluminum foil.
3. In a bowl, mix together the oil, thyme, sage, salt and pepper. Pour half the mixture onto the baking sheet.
4. Take the warm potatoes, and transfer to the baking sheet. Using an oven mitt, press down on the potatoes to flatten them.
5. Pour the remaining oil over the potatoes and roast for 20 minutes until the potatoes begin to get crispy.
6. Put the rounds of goat cheese on each potato and roast another 15 minutes until the cheese is melting.
7. Serve hot.

Braised Cranberry Orange Pork Loin
Serves 6

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
One 3 to 4 pound pork loin trimmed of fat
One sweet yellow onion, such as Vidalia, cut into 1/2-inch slices
Grated zest of 1 orange
2 teaspoons dried thyme
One 14-ounce can whole berry cranberry sauce
1/2 cup orange juice
2 oranges, peel and pith removed, and sectioned

1. In a large Dutch oven, heat the oil. Season the pork with salt and pepper and brown the pork in the pan. Remove from the pan.
2. Add the onion, zest, and dried thyme, to the pan, and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, until the onion begins to soften.
3. Add the cranberry sauce, orange juice, and oranges to the pan.
4. Add the pork loin back into the pan, and simmer, covered for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until the pork is cooked through and tender.
5. Remove the pork from the sauce and allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving.
6. Using an immersion blender, puree the sauce (this is an optional step) Taste the sauce for salt and pepper and adjust.
7. Serve the pork napped with some of the sauce, with extra warmed sauce on the side.

Miso Maple Turnips and Pears
Serves 4

2 tablespoons white miso paste
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 bunch baby turnips, tops removed and scrubbed
1 pound Shinko pears, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, silicone, or parchment. In a large bowl, whisk together the miso, maple syrup, vinegar, soy sauce, and oil.
2. Toss the turnips and pear with the mixture and spread onto the baking sheet.
3. Roast the vegetables for 40 minutes, or until tender, turning a few times during the roasting.
4. Serve the vegetables hot or at room temperature.

Orange Chicken
Serves 4 to 6

1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 chicken breasts cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
2 tablespoons sriracha
1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/4 cups orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons orange zest
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
2 scallions finely chopped for garnish

1. Combine the cornstarch and soy sauce in a bowl. Toss the chicken with the mixture and set aside.
2. In a wok or skillet, heat the oil, and brown the chicken breast strips on all sides, remove from the wok.
3. If more oil is needed, add a tablespoon to the wok. Saute the ginger and garlic until fragrant.
4. Add the sriracha, vinegar, orange juice, soy sauce, sugar, and orange zest to the wok. Stir to blend and bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Add the chicken to the wok and stir to combine. Serve over rice garnished with scallions.

Apple Streusel Muffins
Makes 12

For the Muffins
2 cups (9 ounces) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
8 ounces sour cream or Greek Style yogurt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla paste or extract
1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and still warm
2 medium-sized baking apples, peeled, cored and diced into 1/2-inch pieces

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. coat the inside of 12 muffin tins generously with cooking spray, both inside the cups and over the top.
2. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, ginger, and nutmeg. In another bowl, combine eggs, brown sugar, sour cream, and vanilla. Add the melted butter, pouring in a slow and steady stream, while whisking vigorously to emulsify the mixture.
3. Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and gently fold until the liquid is just barely combined, being careful not to over-mix. (A few lumps are okay.)
4. Stir in the chopped apples. Fill each muffin tin all the way to the top with batter; set aside while preparing the streusel.

For the streusel
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 cup (2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted

1. For the streusel, add the flour, brown sugar, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Pour in the melted butter and gently stir with a fork until well combined and small pebble-sized pieces remain throughout.
2. Top each filled well with a heaping tablespoon of streusel, lightly pressing it into the batter. (A round cookie cutter placed over the cup helps keep the mess to a minimum.) Bake muffins for 18 to 22 minutes, until tops are golden, and a toothpick comes out clean. Leave the muffins in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.

Do-Ahead: The muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days. The batter can be made in advance and held in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, or frozen for 2 weeks (thaw overnight in the fridge before using.)

Poached Pears and Apples in Red Wine
Serves 8

This versatile dish can be a garnish for your Thanksgiving turkey, or it can be a dessert. Spoon crème fraiche or ice cream into the center of the fruit, then drizzle with the syrup. Freeze any leftover syrup it is incredible served over chocolate cake.

1 cup full bodied red wine
1 cup ruby port
1 ½ cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cinnamon stick
2 Warren pears cored and cut in half
2 cooking apples cored and cut in half

1. In a Dutch oven, combine the wine, port, brown sugar and cinnamon, add the pears and apples, you will have to arrange them in layers, and spoon some of the sauce over the fruit.
2. Cover and cook over medium high heat at a simmer, for 20 to 30 minutes until the fruit is softened.
3. Transfer the pears to a serving platter. Strain the sauce into a saucepan, discarding any solids.
4. Bring the sauce to a boil, and boil for 5 to 10 minutes, until the sauce becomes syrupy. Spoon the syrup over the pears on the platter and serve at room temperature.

Slow Cooker Chicken with Pears and Apples
Serves 6

¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 firm cooking apples, and 2 firm pears, peeled, cored, and cut into wedges
2 medium onions cut into half moons
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups apple cider
2 chicken bouillon cubes or 2 teaspoons chicken stock base
8 slices thick cut (Applewood smoked) bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
8 chicken breast halves, skin and bones removed
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup finely chopped Italian parsley

1. In a large skillet, melt the butter and sauté the apples, pears, onions and thyme until the onions begin to soften, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the mustard, sugar and cider, and transfer to the insert of a 5 to 7-quart slow cooker. Add the bouillon cubes, crushing them to dissolve, and set the cooker on warm while you sauté the chicken.
2. Wipe out the skillet, and cook the bacon until crisp, draining it on paper towels. Sprinkle the chicken with the pepper, and brown the chicken in the bacon drippings, transferring to the slow cooker insert. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours, until the chicken is cooked though and the apples and pears are tender. Stir in the cream and parsley and serve on the warm setting.

Passion Fruit Pudding
Serves 4 to 6

2 fresh passion fruits yielding 1/4 cup passion fruit pulp
¼ cup passion fruit puree
1 cup granulated sugar
⅓-cup all-purpose flour
3 large eggs separated
⅓ cup melted butter
¾ cup whole milk
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon lime zest
1Tablespoon rum (optional)

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Coat the inside of a 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together ⅔ granulated sugar, salt and flour. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, butter, milk, rum, lime zest, lime juice and passion fruit puree, and pulp until fully combined.
4. Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and whisk to just combine.
5. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites for about a minute then add sugar and continue mixing on medium-high until stiff peaks form, this may take about 2-3 more minutes.
6. Using a spatula carefully fold in ¼ of the egg white mixture, and then fold in the remaining until well incorporated.
7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan bake until the top of the cake turns light golden and puffs slightly (30 to 35 minutes)
8. Let the cake cool to room temperature, refrigerate for about 2 or more hours before serving or up to 24 hours.
9. Serves with crème fraiche or unsweetened whipped cream.

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Farmers’ Market Box 10-4-18

This week’s local produce and featured farms:
Honey Crisp Apple - Fair Hills Apple Farm
Arugula - Terra Madre Gardens
Garlic Chives - Terra Madre Gardens
Chocolate Mint - Terra Madre Gardens
Dino Kale - Terra Madre Gardens
Valencia Oranges - Polito Family Farm
Pomegranate - Murray Family Farm
Garnet Yams - Her Produce
Carnival Squash - Tutti Frutti Farms

Juicing Bag:

Carrots - Kern Ridge
Carrots - Foxy Organic
Cucumbers – Oceanside Organic
Valencia Oranges - Stehly Farms Organics
Red Beets - Cal-Organics
Baby Spinach - Classic Salads

Farmer’s Choice:
Kyoho Grapes - Ken’s Top Notch Produce
Warren Pears - Frog Hollow Farm

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Click the links above & search for products on our website with recipes attached Below are some great recipes for you to try out with the produce from your box/bag. Let us know on our Facebook Page or through twitter if you tried any of them with the hashtag #SpecialtyProduceFMB!

Juice Recipes

Taste the Rainbow

1 Beet

2 Valencia Oranges

1 Cucumber

1 Stalk Celery

Sunrise

3 Carrots

1 Valencia Orange

2 Beets

Green Boost

1 Stalk Celery

1 Handful Spinach

1 Cucumber

1 Beet

Farmers’ Market Box Recipes

Garnet Yam and Apple Gratin
Serves 4 to 6

1 1/2 pounds Garnet yams
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup dark corn syrup
2 tablespoons cream sherry
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 medium-size apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prick the yams with the sharp point of a paring knife in a few places.
2. Put the yams into the oven, and roast for 45 to 50 minutes until they are soft when squeezed with an oven mitt.
3. Split the yams and scoop out the flesh into a mixing bowl, beat until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons of butter, the brown sugar, corn syrup, sherry, cinnamon and nutmeg and blend until creamy.
4. Spread half the mixture in a 9-inch baking dish.
5. Arrange half the apple slices over the yam layer and brush with some of the remaining butter.
6. The butter will seal the apples and prevent discoloration. Spread the remaining sweet potato mixture over the apples and arrange the remaining apples on top in an attractive pattern. Brush with the remaining butter, covering the apples completely.
7. Do-Ahead: At this point, you can cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost and bring to room temperature before continuing.
8. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the dish, uncovered, until the apples are golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.

Mom’s Apple Pie Cake
Serves 6

For the Apples
1 1/2 pounds apples, cored, peeled, and sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1. To make the apple mixture, toss together the apples, cinnamon, sugar, and lemon juice in a large bowl.

For the Batter
3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
3/4 cup pecan halves

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer the apples to the prepared pan.
2. To mix the batter, combine the melted butter, flour, sugar, eggs, and pecans, stirring until blended. Pour over the apples and bake until the top is crisp and golden, and the apples are bubbling underneath, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
3. Serve the cake warm or at room temperature with unsweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Roasted Carnival Squash with Sausage and Kale
Serves 4

2 Carnival Squash, cut in half horizontally, and seeds removed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 pound bulk sweet Italian sausage
1/4 cup finely minced garlic chives
One bunch dino kale, tough stems removed, and cut into 1/2-inch ribbons
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano
Salt and pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, put the squash into a 13-by-9-inch baking dish.
2. In a skillet, heat the oil, and saute the sausage until it is no longer pink, remove from the skillet.
3. Add the garlic chives to the pan, and saute for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the kale, and saute until the kale begins to wilt.
4. Add the flour, and saute for 2 minutes turning the kale in the pan. Slowly add the broth and milk bringing the mixture to a boil. Add the sausage back to the pan, add the nutmeg and 1/2 cup of Parmigiano.
5. Season the filling with salt and pepper if needed.
6. Fill the carnival squash halves with the mixture, top with the remaining cheese. Cover the baking dish and roast for 30 minutes. Uncover the casserole and roast another 15 minutes until the squash are tender, and the cheese is bubbling and golden brown. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Minestrone with Dino Kale
Serves 6 to 8

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
One ½-inch thick piece pancetta, finely diced
2 garlic cloves minced
1 medium onion finely chopped
3 medium carrots finely chopped
3 ribs celery finely chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
½ cup white wine
One 14.5-ounce can crushed tomatoes and their juice
8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 Bunch Kale, tough stems removed, and cut into ½-inch ribbons
1 cup lentils washed
Parmigiano Reggiano rinds, chopped (optional)
2 cups cooked small pasta such as farfallini, ditali, or small shells
Salt and pepper
Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese for garnish

1. In a large Dutch oven, heat the oil, and saute the pancetta until crispy. Add the onions, carrots, celery and rosemary, and saute for 4 to 5 minutes until the onion is softened.
2. Add the wine and tomatoes and bring to a boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Add the broth, kale, lentils and Parmigiano rinds if using.
4. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are softened.
5. Add the pasta and taste for seasoning. Simmer another 3 minutes, and serve each bowl garnished with Parmigiano Reggiano.
6. Variations: The pancetta is optional but adds a lot of flavor. If you would prefer another herb, sage, or thyme will work here. In place of the lentils you can use canned cannellini, garbanzo or red beans.

Garlic Chive Ranch
Makes 2 1/2 cups

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup packed chopped garlic chives
1 tablespoon parsley
2 leaves basil
Grated zest of 1/2 lemon (about 1/2 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Salt

1. In a blender or food processor, combine the mayonnaise, milk, lemon juice, garlic chives, parsley, basil, zest and pepper. Blend until pureed.
2. Pour into an airtight container, taste for seasoning and add salt if necessary. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before using.
3. This is a great topping for green salads, tomatoes, pasta salads, and potato salads, as well as a garnish for baked potatoes, or a dipping sauce for chicken wings.

Arugula Salad with Orange and Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Serves 4

One bunch arugula, washed, spun dry and chopped
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Salt and pepper
2 oranges, peel and pith removed, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/3 cup pomegranate arils

1. Put the arugula into a salad bowl.
2. In another small bowl, whisk together the juices, vinegar and oil. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Toss the arugula with some of the dressing. Arrange some orange slices over the arugula, top with some crumbled goat cheese and the pomegranate arils.
4. Drizzle the oranges with a bit more of the dressing and serve.

Farro, Pomegranate, Pear Salad
Serves 6

1 1/2 cups pearlized farro
1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
2 tablespoons apple cider
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 cup finely chopped Italian parsley
2 Warren pears, cored, and finely chopped
1/3 cup pomegranate arils
1/2 cup crumbled goat or feta cheese
1/4 cup pistachios chopped
Salt and pepper

1. Bring 4 cups of salted water to a boil, add the farro and cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the barley is al dente. Drain and transfer to a boil.
2. In another bowl, whisk together the shallot, cider, vinegar, and oil. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Pour a bit of the dressing over the farro while it is warm and toss to coat.
4. When the farro is no longer hot, add the parsley, pears, pomegranate, cheese and pistachios.
5. Toss with the remaining dressing, and season with salt and pepper if needed. Serve the salad at room temperature.

Chocolate Mint Panna Cotta
Serves 6

3 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup packed chocolate mint washed and spun dry, and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
One package unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons water
1 cup sour cream

1. In a 3-quart saucepan, warm the cream and chocolate mint with the sugar, salt, and vanilla, over medium-high heat. Do not let it boil. Allow to cool, and strain out the chocolate mint
2. Sprinkle the gelatin over the water. Let stand for 5 minutes.
3. Stir the gelatin into the cooled cream mixture until thoroughly dissolved.
4. Put the sour cream in a medium bowl. Gently whisk in the warm cream a little at a time until smooth.
5. Taste for sweetness. It may need another teaspoon of sugar.
6. Fill 4 to 6-ounce ramekins 3/4 full of the cream. Chill 4 to 24 hours.

Poached Warren Pears
Serves 4 to 6

1 cup full bodied red wine
1 cup ruby port
1 ½ cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cinnamon stick
6 Warren pears cored and cut in half
6 ounces Stilton cheese
1. Combine the wine, port, brown sugar and cinnamon in a Dutch oven.
2. Add the pears and spoon some of the sauce over the pears. Cover and cook on medium high heat for 25 to 35 minutes until the pears are softened, allow the pears to come to room temperature.
3. Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove the pears from the pan and arrange them on a platter. Strain the sauce discarding any solids.
4. Bring the sauce to a boil, and boil for 5 to 10 minutes, until the sauce becomes syrupy.
5. Spoon the syrup over the pears on the platter and scoop a bit of Stilton into the center of each pear. Serve at room temperature.
6. The syrup is worth saving to serve over ice cream, or cake. It also makes an interesting cocktail. Freeze the syrup for up to 6 months.

Kyoho Grape and Herbed Cheese Puff
Serves 6

Kyoho grapes should be peeled before eating, since the skin can be bitter.

One sheet frozen puff pastry defrosted and kept cold
One 11-ounce log goat cheese softened
1/3 cup chopped garlic chives
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 cup Kyoho grapes, peeled, and quartered
One large egg mixed with 2 tablespoons milk or water

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and line a baking sheet with silicone, aluminum foil or parchment.
2. Roll the puff pastry into a 12×15-inch rectangle and place on the baking sheet.
3. In a small bowl, blend together the goat cheese, garlic chives, and lemon zest.
4. Spread down the middle of the puff pastry.
5. Top the cheese with the grapes and fold in the sides of the puff pastry.
6. Brush the puff pastry with the egg wash and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
7. Remove from the oven, allow to rest for 5 to 7 minutes before cutting into strips. Serve warm.

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