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apple + sage breakfast sausage

when it comes to the bacon vs sausage debate, most of my life i have been strongly on team bacon. my love for bacon runs real deep. but in the last few years i have grown a real appreciation for the breakfast sausage in all it’s glorious forms. and one of my favorites is a boldly seasoned, sweet and savory sausage that makes the perfect compliment to a good fried egg.

apple + sage breakfast sausage

serves: 12 small sausage patties

prep time: 15 minutes

cook time: 10 minutes

total time: 25 minutes

ingredients: 1 lb ground pork. 2 tbs grated apple (something sweet and crisp like honeycrisp, pink lady or gala). 2 tbs grated yellow onion. 1 garlic clove, minced. 1 tsp finely chopped fresh sage. .25 cup maple syrup. .5 tsp dried fennel seed. 1 tsp kosher salt. .5 tsp freshly ground pepper. 1 tbs vegetable oil. parchment paper.

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start by combining the salt, pepper and fennel seed. smash them up using whatever you have on hand to do the job (spice grinder, mortar & pestle, mallet). in a medium bowl, combine the pork, fennel mix, sage, garlic, apple and onion together. drizzle with the maple syrup and stir or mix with your hands till everything is evenly combine. try not to over compress or pack the mixture.

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using soup spoon or ice cream scoop, portion out 12 sausages and roll them into patties. lay them out on the parchment paper. pop them in the fridge for a few minutes to harden while you heat your oil over a medium high heat till it is nice and hot.

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cook the patties (careful not to over crowed the pan) for 4-5 minutes a side. until nicely browned.

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remove from the pan to a paper towel or drying rack and allow any excess oil to drain off.

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serve and enjoy.

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xo, a

apple + sage breakfast sausage

serves: 12 small sausage patties

prep time: 15 minutes

cook time: 10 minutes

total time: 25 minutes

ingredients: 1 lb ground pork. 2 tbs grated apple (something sweet and crisp like honeycrisp, pink lady or gala). 2 tbs grated yellow onion. 1 garlic clove, minced. 1 tsp finely chopped fresh sage. .25 cup maple syrup. .5 tsp dried fennel seed. 1 tsp kosher salt. .5 tsp freshly ground pepper. 1 tbs vegetable oil. parchment paper.

start by combining the salt, pepper and fennel seed. smash them up using whatever you have on hand to do the job (spice grinder, mortar & pestle, mallet). in a medium bowl, combine the pork, fennel mix, sage, garlic, apple and onion together. drizzle with the maple syrup and stir or mix with your hands till everything is evenly combine. try not to over compress or pack the mixture. using soup spoon or ice cream scoop, portion out 12 sausages and roll them into patties. lay them out on the parchment paper. pop them in the fridge for a few minutes to harden while you heat your oil over a medium high heat till it is nice and hot. cook the patties (careful not to over crowed the pan) for 4-5 minutes a side. until nicely browned. remove from the pan to a paper towel or drying rack and allow any excess oil to drain off. serve and enjoy.

sautéed apple & kale salad

when i started catering almost three years ago i had NO CLUE what i was doing. sure, i could cook, but cooking for the masses is a different story. and even more than that, cooking for the masses, taking it somewhere else, unpacking it, serving it and then cleaning everything up to go back and clean up the original space on top of cooking delicious food is OVERWHELMING. but, wes followed my crazy lead and we did it anyway. and through out the years, we’ve gotten quite good at it.

in the beginning, the hardware house didn’t really have a “menu.” every single event we were coming up with new dishes tailored to the client. but now, we actually have a bank of delicious dishes to choose from and i am currently working on finalizing proper menus for brunch, lunch and dinner options.

i realized as i went through the best of the best that there were so many delicious dishes i hadn’t shared yet. this salad is a brunch best. we specialize in beautiful brunches and in california, even brunch has a salad. this salad is hearty, healthy, gluten free & can quickly be made vegan by omitting the goat cheese.

sautéed apple & kale salad

serves: 2 dinner size or 4 side salad servings

prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 15 minutes

total time: 25 minutes

ingredients: 8 oz finely chopped kale (if you find kale to rough you can always pick up the baby version, it is much more tender). 1 pink lady apple (or other sweet/sour pink apple). 1 red onion, halved and sliced .25 inch thick. .5 cup goat cheese crumbles. .25 cup roasted & salted pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels). 3 tbs olive oil. 3 tbs lemon juice (about the juice of 1 juicy lemon). 1 tbs whole grain mustard. 1 tsp kosher salt. .5 tsp freshly ground pepper.

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start by pouring 1 tbs of the lemon juice over the kale and toss with the goat cheese. preheat a pan over medium heat. combine the remaining lemon juice, the olive oil, half the salt and pepper and the whole grain mustard in a small bowl.

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whisk together until everything is combined.

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when your pan is hot, add in the onions and 2 tbs of the vinaigrette.

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cook your onions until they begin to soften and turn translucent, about 5 minutes. add in the apples and season with the remaining salt and pepper.

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cook until the apples are browned and tender, stirring every couple minutes. about 8 minutes. while you are cooking your apples down, add the pepitas and the remaining vinaigrette to the kale and toss well.

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when your apples and onions are cooked, add them straight from the hot pan onto the kale salad.

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toss well allowing the hot apples and onions to melt the goat cheese a bit and slightly wilting the very hearty kale.

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serve immediately or you could allow it to cool completely and chill it for a more refreshing summer version.

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xo, a

sautéed apple & kale salad

serves: 2 dinner size or 4 side salad servings

prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 15 minutes

total time: 25 minutes

ingredients: 8 oz finely chopped kale (if you find kale to rough you can always pick up the baby version, it is much more tender). 1 pink lady apple (or other sweet/sour pink apple). 1 red onion, halved and sliced .25 inch thick. .5 cup goat cheese crumbles. .25 cup roasted & salted pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels). 3 tbs olive oil. 3 tbs lemon juice (about the juice of 1 juicy lemon). 1 tbs whole grain mustard. 1 tsp kosher salt. .5 tsp freshly ground pepper.

start by pouring 1 tbs of the lemon juice over the kale and toss with the goat cheese. preheat a pan over medium heat. combine the remaining lemon juice, the olive oil, half the salt and pepper and the whole grain mustard in a small bowl. whisk together until everything is combined. when your pan is hot, add in the onions and 2 tbs of the vinaigrette. cook your onions until they begin to soften and turn translucent, about 5 minutes. add in the apples and season with the remaining salt and pepper. cook until the apples are browned and tender, stirring every couple minutes. about 8 minutes. while you are cooking your apples down, add the pepitas and the remaining vinaigrette to the kale and toss well. when your apples and onions are cooked, add them straight from the hot pan onto the kale salad. toss well allowing the hot apples and onions to melt the goat cheese a bit and slightly wilting the very hearty kale. serve immediately or you could allow it to cool completely and chill it for a more refreshing summer version.