Add all ingredients into your blender, starting with only 2 teaspoons of honey, and blend until fully combined, about 1 minute, stopping to scrap down the sides of the blender if necessary. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Transfer to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for 1 week or store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
If you haven't used fresh turmeric before, I would recommend starting with half of the amount I recommend and then adding more little by little. The flavor can easily overpower the other ingredients so it is best to start small and add more to taste.
I used white miso because it is mild but you could try red miso for a funkier flavor (this might be closer to the Korean soybean paste).
Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and press as much of the fennel below the oil as possible (the oil will barely cover everything at first but it will cook down later). Bring to a simmer over medium heat, cover, and reduce to low to maintain a very low simmer. Cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, or until the flavor the oil has reached your liking. Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer set over a medium mixing bowl. Allow to cool to room temperature, transfer to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator.
I tried a batch using only a few orange zest strips and didn't get a lot of orange flavor. The next batch I increased it to 6 strips and the orange flavor was pronounced. Hopefully that helps you decide how many to use.
I tried a batch using 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes and didn't get much of any heat. The next batch I increased it to 1 teaspoon and while not spicy, there is a little kick on the finish.
I haven't tried cooking the oil any longer than 1 hour as I assumed all of the fennel flavor has been extracted at that point. But I would love to know the results if you cook it longer!
Add all ingredients except the oil to a blender or food processor and process until pureed. With the motor running, add the oil in a thin stream and process until emulsified. It will keep for 1 week in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients expect the blue cheese until fully combined. Fold in the blue cheese, making sure to leave some pieces in larger chunks for added texture. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more salt, sugar or acid to balance your particular cheese.
This has a nice garlic kick at the end which I love with the other flavors. If you don't like the lingering taste of raw garlic, replace it with a little minced shallot.
Add all ingredients to a blender and process until fully incorporated, about 1 minute, stopping to scrap down the sides if necessary. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Transfer to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or freeze for up to 6 months. The dressing will thicken up once cooled - thin with a little water if necessary.