Marinated Mozzarella- Part 2 Gifts from the Kitchen
For almost 20 years, I’ve been teaching a class called Gifts from the Kitchen. In this class, recipes are taught that are ideal for giving as gifts to friends, neighbors, and, co-workers. Over the years, I’ve accrued hundreds of recipes that are wonderful to give and receive.
In 2022, I will not be teaching this class so I wanted to share some of my favorites that are easy to whip up! Finding recipes to gift that are savory can be a challenge. Several years ago, we made Marinated Mozzarella in my gifts class and it was such a hit, I wanted to share it with you today. This yummy recipe will not disappoint!
Marinated Mozzarella is so easy to make, a dozen could be made in a matter of a few minutes! Just collect jars that are pretty for gifting. Fill them with fresh mozzarella rounds, pearls, or chunks, next add oil, vinegar, and, aromatics. Be sure to add some fresh herbs, this makes the jars so pretty. Allow the cheese to marinate for a week to 14 days IN THE REFRIGERATOR before tying it with ribbon and more fresh herbs. Be sure your gift recipients know, this must stay refrigerated until you’re ready to enjoy!
1-pound fresh mozzarella cut into 1-inch cubes
¾ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 clove garlic sliced
2 tablespoons fresh herbs chopped such as rosemary and thyme
½ teaspoon black peppercorns
Dash or red pepper flakes
Mix all ingredients in a glass jar and marinate overnight or for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Let me know how you like the Marinated Mozzarella recipe!
I hope you will join us in the kitchen in 2023! New classes have been added to the schedule!
Friday, February 3rd, 10:30-2:30 Artisanal European Bread After spending a week of study in Paris on Artisanal European bread, Lorie will lead a small group on a deep dive into the wonders of freshly baked European bread. All techniques will be tailored for the American home chef with no shortcuts on flavor and quality! There is nothing like the wafting aroma of freshly-baked bread LEARN MORE
An Evening of Pure Chocolate- Thursday, February 9th, 6:30-9:00 With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, our minds naturally drift to Chocolate. But did you ever think about making beautiful chocolate morsels right in your home kitchen? Lorie will lead you on a journey that includes a tidbit of the history of chocolate before diving into this silky, sweet, confection favored by all. LEARN MORE
Croissant Workshop- Friday, February 17th, 11:00-2:30 Viennoiserie is the exquisite laminated dough used in classic French Pastries like Croissant, Pain au Chocolat, and Almond Croissants. After studying Viennoiserie dozens of times all over France, Lorie will lead you in hands-on instruction showing you all the tricks of the trade so you can easily reproduce delectable pastries in your home kitchen. Every time she studies this classic French technique new secrets are revealed. LEARN MORE
French Food and Wine Workshop, Thursday, March 2nd, 6:00-9:00 After time spent in Paris deepening her knowledge of wine, Lorie will lead you through an amazing evening of food and wine pairings to rival any Parisian chef’s creation. We will start with 2 Amuse Bouche: Pear Endive Spears, and Caramelized Mushroom and Onion Tartlets both served with Champagne. READ MORE