Sauces & Spices

LEMON THYME DRESSING

Growing up in a Mediterranean home, we flavored things differently than everyone else I knew. When you’re a kid, for some reason, we are embarrassed to be different. Now, as an adult, I have discovered that the flavors I grew up with, are the best! Real stuff!! Salads, like most […]

PEA PESTO

Spring! Life! Green!!! Peas are one of the first seeds I plant indoors, in the dead of winter, and the first to burst with their offerings to my table in late spring. Since it is now spring, I won’t entice you with all my favorite cold weather dishes that get […]

SWEET & SOUR MANGO SAUCE

While there are soooooo many dishes a great sweet and sour sauce are good on, nothing beats this homemade Sweet & Sour Mango Sauce on kabobs! Chicken kabobs, fish kabobs or veggie kabobs, this sauce will make your guests think a professional chef prepared it! If you have fresh mangos, […]

YOGURT

Homemade Yogurt. Have you ever made it? Since I was a little girl we made yogurt at home, no fancy pots, or kits. A simple, old-fashioned, tried and true procedure that made beautifully thick yogurt ever time, until about 10 years ago. The trick to making yogurt is to have […]

GHOST CHILI ONION JAM

Condiments. Flavor enhancers. The sky is the limit on what makes good food taste Great! So, I set to work in the kitchen to create something I could love on many quick meals that don’t cook long enough to impart flavor or, cook at all. I wanted something a little […]

CHERMOULA

Chermoula is to North African cooking, what salsa verde is to Italian, and Spanish, and Chimichurri is to the Argentines. An uncooked sauce. Fast to assemble, and loaded with flavor. These sauces are used on fish as well and poultry, and grilled meats. Since the sauce is not cooked, and […]

SALT CARAMEL

Salty sweet, gooey, decadent caramel is so easy to make, and will outshine any store-bought brand! While caramel apples, or cookies might come to mind first when you think of Salt Caramel, think again! It is said that Salt Caramel should be the next brown butter for savory dishes simply […]

PUMPKIN SPICE

Do you know what’s in your PUMPKIN SPICE? We all love Pumpkin Everything. From Latte’s, to Pie. So why not take ten minutes out of your Autumn season, and mix up a jar of your very own, exotic, and spice layered stash of Pumpkin Spice! So easy. Makes 1 ounce Cinnamon – […]

HERBS

Having a summer garden, a winter greenhouse, or simply a few pots of herbs in our window adds an extra measure of flavor to all we cook. But, if you don’t have the space, or the “thumb,” to grow your own, then simply buy fresh herbs when they are available […]

ZA’ATAR SPICE

  Spices are often the ingredient that gives everyday food items a distinct character. For instance, when we think of pumpkin pie, we think of a flavor very distinct to the pumpkin pie, a flavor we have come to know and love. But the flavor is not pumpkin at all. […]