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Sauces and Condiments

Tzatziki – Greek cucumber yogurt sauce
9 years ago

Tzatziki – Greek cucumber yogurt sauce

This is a pretty common sauce, but since I’m making Falafel for Meatless Monday, it’s a requirement. A cucumber- yogurt sauce with a garlicky kick, it’s great on falafel, in …
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Basic Curry Sauce
9 years ago

Basic Curry Sauce

It is very helpful to have on hand a basic curry sauce. With it you can put together a very quick dinner, often in the time it takes to cook …
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Quick Chipotle Mayo
9 years ago

Quick Chipotle Mayo

From Mark Bittman over at the New York Times (I am a fan) comes a ridiculously easy mayo method. No need for the slow drizzle and endless whisking. Use the food …
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Homemade mustard
9 years ago

Homemade mustard

It really doesn’t get easier than this, but who takes the (very brief) time to do this? I’m making the mustard in preparation for a lovely pastrami sandwich.   I’m dreaming …
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Giardiniera by the numbers
9 years ago

Giardiniera by the numbers

If you’ve ever had an Italian beef sandwich in the Chicago area, chances are you had Giardiniera on it. Giardiniera is a mixture of garden veggies, diced small, pickled in …
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Apple Butter – a taste of autumn preserved!
9 years ago

Apple Butter – a taste of autumn preserved!

Yesterday the DW and I went out to an apple orchard to walk around, get some apples, and some apple cider donuts. The doughnuts were sublime, light, fluffy and warm, …
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Confit  Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil
10 years ago

Confit Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil

The recent rains have caused some of the ripening tomatoes to split from excess moisture. Not pretty enough for a salad. Too rough to put up as they are.  The …
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