Category Archives: condiments

Tomato Butter, what the what?

This crackadelic add-in is just the recipe you need for that last partial box of real, end-of-season (ie non hydro-effing-flavorless-PONIC) cherry tomatoes that are getting mushy in your fridge. It just takes a few minutes and a couple of ingredients … Continue reading

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Smoked Paprika Chermoula

I recently had lunch at Lola,  James Beard award-winning  chef Tom Douglas’s Mediterranean –inspired restaurant. My simple marinated beef sirloin kababs were paired with a smoked paprika sauce that blew my mind. I replicated the kababs quite easily, and with … Continue reading

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Hummus

Hummus is a delicious snack that’s easy to make and good for you. Don’t buy the stuff in the deli aisle, throw together your own in 5 minutes. Ingredients: couple cloves of garlic 1 can garbanzo beans, drained  (or soak … Continue reading

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Garlic Scape Pesto

I got a big bag of garlic scapes in the CSA box this week. What to do with these shoots trimmed from hardneck garlic? I got a tip from a colleague that I just have to share. Easy, versatile, delicious, … Continue reading

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Dandelion Jelly

The other day I ran across a recipe for dandelion jelly on Langdon Cook’s excellent foraging website, Fat of the Land. I was kinda toying with doing up a batch but didn’t know where to find the dandies and was … Continue reading

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Artichoke Spread

Reverse engineered from commercial spread. Yummy and quite a bit cheaper if you get your artichokes on sale. 1-14 oz can artichokes Walnuts Olive oil Saffron Garlic Hot pepper flakes salt and pepper Sherry vinegar Whirl in food processor. Makes … Continue reading

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Arhar Dal

1c split red lentil 1/2 t turmeric 1 t cumin 2 green chili 2 dry red chili 1 t chopped ginger 2 bay leaves 10 gms mixed spices (onion seeds, fenugreek, aniseeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds) 1 t sugar Salt … Continue reading

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