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Sauces and Condiments

Tzatziki – Greek cucumber yogurt sauce
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
8 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!
8 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
8 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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