Condiments

 
Spiced Earl Grey Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Earl Grey Cranberry Sauce -
I’m reposting this from last holiday–it’s a favorite for the Thanksgiving table and a great gift for guests. As much as I have a place in my heart (and a space on my plate) for canned cranberry sauce, preferably still in…

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Bacon-Onion Jam -
If you haven’t already tried bacon jam, here’s a go-to summer condiment that you can make ahead, keep in the refrigerator, and pull out at the last minute to add richness and depth to almost anything you’re cooking this summer.…

Orange Blossom Sugared Cranberries

Orange Blossom Sugared Cranberries -
I love coming across recipes for new ways to feature fresh cranberries.  This one, by food blogger, Cozy Delicious posted on Food52, is one of my favorite ways to serve cranberries.  A fragrant overnight soak in orange blossom water and…

Carrot Love

Carrot-Top Walnut Pesto -
Roasted Carrots. Burrata. Carrot Tops Carrots, in all their glory, are in season and I love them in so many ways–crunched out of hand, roasted to sweet perfection, or whizzed up into a purée.  Lately, I’ve had such a love affair…

Spicy Sweet Sambal (Chile Sauce)

Spicy Sweet Sambal (Chile Sauce) -
This sambal, a sweet and spicy Malaysian-inspired condiment, reminds me of some of my favorite Southern U.S. hot pepper jellies.  I’ve added kaffir lime (you could use fresh lime zest and juice instead) and garlic and lemongrass.  The measurements are…

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Green Pea and Mint Dip -
This time of year, I love fresh garden peas; shelling them is one of those kitchen tasks I find rewarding either solo or with a group.  Imagine the scene: a long summer table, a few bottles of chilled rosé, and…

Easy Fresh “Quick Fix” Kimchi

Easy Fresh “Quick Fix” Kimchi -
Mention “kimchi” and watch many people squinch up their nose.  Admittedly, it has a bit of a stinky reputation but I love just when it’s about to turn funky yet still maintains crunch and vigor.  For the kimchi averse, I…

Preserved Lemons Recipe

Preserved Lemons Recipe -
These can be made in any size jar, just be sure to sterilize it first.  Use about 1 tablespoon salt per lemon. Don’t be afraid to push the lemons into the jar, squeezing out the lemon juice, and leaving enough…

Green Pea and Mint Spread for Crostini or Vinaigrette

Green Pea and Mint Crostini -
This time of year, I always look forward to fresh garden peas; I find that shelling them is relaxing and everyone eventually joins in.  Imagine this summer scene: A large outdoor table, a bottle or two of chilled rosé, and…