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Pumpkin Roll. Located inside the charming boutique Your Heart’s Desire, the café is open Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and until 4pm on Saturday. Go to their Facebook page to see lunch specials and the “cake of the day.” The café is closed the day before Thanksgiving to accommodate people picking up pies and cakes they’ve ordered. 1915 E Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala (352) 622-3727 facebook.com/ BettyCakesCafe
FEELING SAUCY? CHEDDAR BACON ALE DIP
AVOCADO CUMIN YOGURT DIP Tired of the same old ranch and spinach dips? This creamy concoction pairs well with vegetables of all kinds as well as crackers, bread and pretzel chips.
If three better flavors exist, we need to see proof. Mix them together and this ooey gooey dip is one to be reckoned with. Serve it in a small slow cooker to keep it warm for the entire party. 6 3 1 2
slices bacon, diced tbsp flour (12-ounce) bottle amber ale tsp Dijon mustard
4 oz cream cheese, diced 2 cups sharp cheddar 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pan over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy. Remove from pan, and drain on paper towels. Retain a few tablespoons of bacon fat in pan. Stir in flour, cooking for 1 minute. Whisk in beer, stirring occasionally as the mixture thickens. Whisk in mustard. Turn down heat to low. Add in cream cheese. Add cheddar by handful. Stir until dip is completely melted and hot throughout. Recipe and photo courtesy of Erin Sellin, dinnersdishesanddesserts.com.
BLACKBERRY HONEY MUSTARD For a fruity twist on boring old honey mustard, try this sauce as a delicious topper to all the same foods but with a hint of blackberry sweetness. 1/3 2 2 1
cup fresh blackberries tbsp Dijon or country-style mustard tbsp honey tbsp organic mayonnaise
Place clean blackberries in bowl, and crush with the back of a fork. Add mustard and honey, mixing well. Add mayo, and stir until uniform consistency with no lumps. Recipe and photo courtesy of Carissa Bonham of Creative Green Living, creativegreenliving.com.
2 tbsp fresh lime juice 1 tbsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp salt 3 ripe peeled avocados, seeded 1 minced garlic clove
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 1 tbsp chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
Place all contents into blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth. Empty contents into bowl, and serve. Recipe and photo courtesy of Lisa Riedl and Anna Schaber, garnishwithlemon.com.
THAI PEANUT SAUCE This Thai tradition adds flavor to any dish but is especially tasty with tempura or an exciting alternative to ranch on a raw veggie platter. Now you can serve it up at home, on demand. 2 2
tbsp creamy peanut butter tbsp milk or coconut milk
1/2 1/2 1 1/2 1
tsp paprika tsp sesame seeds tsp soy sauce tsp hot sauce tsp sesame oil Salt to taste
Heat sesame oil in frying pan. Once warm, add paprika and sesame seeds. Once seeds begin to crackle, add milk and peanut butter. Combine well. Add hot sauce, soy sauce and salt. Stir on medium heat for 2 minutes; then serve hot or cold.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Prachi Garg, divinespicebox.com.
OMETIMES FOOD IS MERELY A VESSEL, AND THIS MONTH, WE SAY MAKE ITS CARGO OH SO SWEET (OR SAVORY). RETIRE RUN-OF-THE-MILL DIPS AND SAUCES TO THE BACK OF THE RECIPE BOX, AND TRY WHIPPING UP ONE OF THESE TASTY ALTERNATIVES INSTEAD.
HARVEST MARKET DELI & PRODUCE
Great news for fans of Harvest Market Deli & Produce… they’ve opened a second location! The original location on 36th Avenue will remain, and the new shop is near the heart of Ocala on the “S” curve in the building that formerly housed Great American Coffee Roasters. Owner Eddie © Jill Chen / shutterstock.com LaPuma has increased the menu options for the new location, which features breakfast, lunch and dinner. Harvest Market has a number of popular menu items but also features seasonal dishes. Both locations sell the fresh produce Harvest Market is known for, and the new location even has curbside service for pick-up orders. 3751 SE 36th Ave.,Ocala 816 S Magnolia Ave., Ocala (352) 624-2636 Continued on page 70