Posts Tagged ‘berries’

Culinary Institute of America’s World’s of Flavor

December 11, 2012

Culinary Institute of America’s World’s of Flavor 2012


Fresh Origins sampled food featuring their newest products: Herb & Flower Crystals™ created by their new R&D Chef Kelly Sasuga!

Microgreens, Edible Flowers, Fresh Origins

Fresh Origins Booth, David, Julie, & Kelly Sasuga

Fresh Origins, Microgreens, Herb Crystals

Tomato Sorbet topped with Herb Crystals™ Basil!

Herb Crystals, Fresh Origins, Microgreens, Edible Flowers

Lemon-Basil-Strawberry Mojito rimmed with Mini Herb Crystals™ Basil & MicroFlower™ Micro Orchid

Microgreens, Fresh Origins, Herb Crystals

Chocolate Ganache Pops covered in Herb Crystals™ Mint

Flower Crystals, Fresh Origins, Microgreens

Citrus Ceviche topped with Flower Crystals™ Fennel


New Product: Micro Antioxidants Mix™

May 3, 2010

Micro Antioxidants Mix™:

Fresh Origins’ Newest Item!

Colorful, attractive mixture of micros with different textures and shapes. Our Micro Antioxidants Mix contains micros with the highest levels of antioxidants!  These include: broccoli, cabbage, dill, kale, lemon balm, marjoram, oregano, radish, savory and thyme.  This combo boasts fresh flavors of citrus, spicy flavors of radish, intense herb flavors, and hearty flavors of cruciferous veggies.  Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals.  They can help to maintain health and prevent diseases such as cancer and heart disease.  Eating these tasty MicroGreens is a fun and simple way to get these crucial vitamins into your body.

Boost your antioxidant intake even more with meals that include berries!  Few fruits have quite the provocative allure, the fragile charm or the nutrients of berries. They’re full of fiber, minerals and vitamins, and loaded with healing antioxidants.

Cranberry & Feta Stuffed Pork with

Cranberry Reduction



Fresh Origins Micro Antioxidants Mix

2-3 lb Pork Roast

2 packages of Dried Cranberries

3 Cups of Red Wine

1 package of Feta

1 can of Chicken Stock

Olive Oil



2 cups of Sugar

Salt, Pepper

Cooking Twine


For the Pork:

Cut pork roast down the center (not all the way through) to make it into a thinner flat piece.  Add 1 package of cranberries and feta to the center of the meat (like you are making a burrito).  Then take the two side ends and bring them together. Tie up the whole roast with 4 pieces of twine.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add olive oil and butter to the top.  Add chicken stock to bottom of the baking pan.  Bake for 10 minutes at 400 to get the top crisp. Then for 45 minutes at 350 or longer depending on your oven.

For the Cranberry Reduction:

In a small saucepan, add 1 package of cranberries, butter, oilive oil, sugar, red wine, salt, and cinnamon.  Simmer for 30 minutes or until the consistency is thick and the wine is reduced.

When pork is done, slice it and add the cranberry reduction on top.  Serve with a side dish of your choice and garnish with Fresh Origins Micro Antioxidants Mix!

Antioxidant Berry Tart


Fresh Origins Antioxidants Mix

Fresh Blueberries

Fresh Blackberries

Fresh Strawberries

Fresh Raspberries

Mascarpone Cheese

Granulated Sugar

Powdered Sugar

Grand Marnier or Triple Sec

Small Frozen Tart Crust

1 Egg


Put whole blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and sliced strawberries into a bowl, add 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier and granulated sugar, stirring to coat every berry.  In a separate bowl, add berries and 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier and mash mixture.  Combine mashed mixture with whole berry mixture.  Place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes to an hour to let berries macerate.  Mix every 20 minutes or so and add more sugar.  You’ll know when they are ready when a thick syrup begins to form.

While waiting, combine mascarpone with Grand Marnier and Sugar and set in refrigerator.

When the berries are almost done, crack an egg and separate the yoke and the whites. Brush the edges of the crust with the egg yoke. (This will give the edges a nice golden brown color when baked). Bake tart crust for 10-12 minutes with a temperature of 450.

When crust is done, let cool for 15 minutes.

While waiting, combine mascarpone mixture with berry mixture.

When crust is room temperature, remove it from its outer baking shell.  Then plate crust and fill the center with the mascarpone and berry mixture.  Add fresh berries to plate, surrounding tart. Garnish tart with fresh berries and Fresh Origins Micro Antioxidants Mix.


Junior Merino *The Liquid Chef*

April 12, 2010

Fresh Origins was fortunate enough to meet Junior Merino “The Liquid Chef”, when he and his team of Mixologists exhibited at the Star Chefs Congress in NY last year! We were delighted and intrigued with his innovative, creative, beautiful and tasty cocktails. Since then we’ve formed a great relationship with him and have provided our products for his lab sessions. Here are some of his fabulous recipes and pictures with our MicroGreens and Edible Flowers!

In 2006, Junior Merino created the Liquid Chef as a means of harnessing his talents and knowledge as a mixologist and offer them to the public. The Liquid Chef, Inc. was founded to educate and to show case the artistry and mixability of ingredients and liquors from all over the world. In 2008, Junior Merino added the Liquid Team— a group of highly trained mixologists inspired by his passion.

“Taste the Art. Drink with all your Senses.”


Picture by: John Carlano

2 Fresh Origins TinyVeggies™ Fennel Root
(1 for ganish and 1 for the cocktail)
1 oz lime juice
1 cup fresh pineapple juice
¾ oz agwa
¼ oz ricard
2 oz siembra azul blanco
½ oz simple syrup

Pour all the ingredients into a shaker, add ice, shake and double
strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with 1 Fresh Origins
TinyVeggies™ Fennel Root
and mixed berries.

CC (Bicentennial)

Picture by: Peter Pioppo

Fresh Origins Sage Gold Tops
1 table spoon of Huitlacoche
3 Blackberries
½ oz Junior Merino-Dainzu agave nectar
¾ oz Pom juice
¾ oz Fresh lime juice
½ oz Kahlua
1 ½ oz Siembra Azul Tequila Reposado

Muddle the blackberries and the huitlacoche in a shaker,
add the rest of the ingredients, ice, shake and double strain over ice. Garnish with Fresh Origins Sage Gold Tops which will add an extra
layer of aroma an complexity.

“Breakfast of Champions”

Picture by: Peter Pioppo

Fresh Origins MicroFlower™ Star Flowers™

2 oz Castries Peanut Rum Creme
3/4 oz Kahlua
1 Tblsp of Chairman’s Reserve Rum
3 oz oat milk
3/4 oz chopped banana
1/2 oz maple syrup grade B
1 tsp golden raisins
Maple-Pecan Cereal

Put all the liquids in a mixing glass and stir until all the
ingredients are integrated then pour the milk mixture over
the cereal and raisins. Garnish with bananas and Fresh Origins
MicroFlower™ Star Flowers™

“Caribbean Stinger”

Picture by: Peter Pioppo

Fresh Origins Mint Chocolate Tops

1 1/2 oz Chairman’s Reserve Rum

3/4 oz buckwheat honey

3/4 lime juice

1/2 oz pink grapefruit juice

1/2 oz Cherry Heering

1 1/2 oz Porter Beer

Combine all ingredients except beer in a shaker with ice and shake.

Pour into a tall glass, add beer and garnish with Fresh Origins

Mint Chocolate Tops and a lemon ring.

Junior Merino