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Caramelized Endive with Brown Butter Sage Sauce from Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food

Caramelized Endive with Brown Butter Sage Sauce from Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food

Ready for another chance to win a shipment of freshly packed California endive? Head over to All Day I Dream About Food, a food blog written by Carolyn, one of our OnDivas. She’s hosting a giveaway that includes California endive, a copy of the fabulous and beautiful cookbook Ripe, and a Discover Endive dip tray. And just to get your taste buds fired up, she’s provided a lovely round-up of endive recipes for you to try.

Hurry over, as the sweepstakes ends on June 4th!

Discover Endive in the Eat Write Retreat swag bag {Giveaway}

Swag bags lined up for Eat Write Retreat. Photo courtesy of Daphne Domingo.

Swag bags lined up for Eat Write Retreat. Photo courtesy of Daphne Domingo.

Recently, Discover Endive added a fun and convenient dip tray to the Eat Write Retreat swag bag. We would like to bring a little of Eat Write Retreat to you, our readers. That’s why we’re raffling off one of the over-the-top-swag bags from the event. This reusable Feastie tote is filled with:

If you would like to win this swag bag, shipped directly to your door, simply follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Once you do, leave a comment here letting us know. You can earn two entries for following us on both Facebook and Twitter!

To enter, you must be at least 18 years old. No purchase is necessary to win, and the sweepstakes will end at 5:00 pm EST, May 21. Shipping only to continental US, excluding Alaska. Winner will be chosen randomly from all Discover Endive Facebook and Twitter followers who also leave a comment below. Winner will be contacted by email. Once notified, winner will have 48 hours to respond, at which time a new winner will be randomly chosen.

This sweepstakes is now closed. Congratulations to happygrape2 on winning the Eat Write Retreat swag bag!

This past weekend, Discover Endive participated in the annual IACP Conference in New York City. IACP is the International Association of Culinary Professionals. During the conference, Discover Endive hosted a table at the Culinary Expo, and one of the largest trade magazines for the produce industry (The Packer) featured our social media efforts in a wrap-up of the event.

Read more here.

The Packer is the fresh fruit and vegetable industry's leading source for news, information and analysis

The Packer is the fresh fruit and vegetable industry's leading source for news, information and analysis.

 

12 Days of Endive, Days 8 and 9

When last we saw Rachael, one of our fearless OnDivas, she was filling us in on all the reasons to include California endive in your diet. On Day 8, Rachael breaks down the difference between red and white (or pale yellow) endive. Can you guess what it is?

On Day 9, Rachael recounts all the different names that endive goes by. What you may not realize is that endive grown in California is purported to be less bitter than its European ancestors. However, it still packs a nutrient-dense punch!

And don’t forget you have a chance to win a shipment of freshly packed California endive just for sharing your favorite dip recipe at the Saucy Dipper. Visit this Dipstock post for more information!

Cucumber-Yogurt Dip

This is a light, refreshing dip to use with California endive “dippers”. Snack guilt-free during the big game!

Cucumber-Yogurt Dip

Makes about 2 cups, serves 8 to 10

1 medium cucumber, preferably seedless, peeled and grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 bunch scallions, thinly sliced then chopped

1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, or 2 teaspoons dried dill
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Mix cucumbers with salt and marinate 15 minutes at room temperature, or until liquid comes out of cucumbers. Drain cucumbers, gently pressing out excess liquid. Combine with remaining ingredients and serve with endive spears.

And don’t forget you have a chance to win a shipment of freshly packed California endive just for sharing your favorite dip recipe at the Saucy Dipper. Visit this Dipstock post for more information!

Raspberry-Yogurt Dip

This dip will make a splash with the younger set. Let your kids help you make this, and watch them devour it on California endive spears!

Raspberry-Yogurt Dip

Makes about 2 cups, serves 8 to 10

1 cup walnuts
1 cup frozen raspberries, defrosted and drained
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest (green part only)
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

Place walnuts in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely ground. In a large bowl, fold together the ground walnuts with the remaining ingredients. Serve with endive spears.

And don’t forget you have a chance to win a shipment of freshly packed California endive just for sharing your favorite dip recipe at the Saucy Dipper. Visit this Dipstock post for more information!

Carrot-Orange Dip

Here’s another great recipe that will put California endive to use as the “slimmer dipper.” Try it at your next gathering!

Carrot-Orange Dip

Makes about 2 cups, serves 8 to 10

1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, defrosted
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons peeled and chopped fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine the carrots, orange juice concentrate, olive oil, and ginger in a medium
pot and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes, stirring
occasionally, or until the carrots are very soft. Cool to room temperature. Combine
carrot mixture with remaining ingredients and chop finely in a food processor. Season
to taste with salt and pepper and serve with endive spears.

 


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