Like just about everyone who’s into canning, I get excited every year at the prospect of tomato season. The one time of year when tomatoes are available in abundance. The one time of year when you can get your hands on a fresh sun ripened tomato. Tomatoes harvest at just the right time and eaten right away can actually be startlingly sweet and flavorful.
You guys, this sauce is AH-mazing. Like, lick the spoon amazing.
I’ve been making this same basic sauce for years now. It’s an Asian inspired sauce that comes together easily with many variations, but generally, the main ingredients include ginger, garlic, honey, and soy sauce. [Read more…]
In this house, I’m usually the chef de cuisine, but once in a while, Chuck takes the opportunity to step up to the plate. This is one of the first things he made me when we were dating. Obviously, it was well received. A super flavorful, smooth, and creamy sauce drizzled over aldente pasta served with a light salad and some bread to scoop up any leftover sauce makes me one happy lady. Since I’m sure that I’m not the only one who appreciates this kind of thing, I dubbed it his lady-killing dish. [Read more…]
Spice mixes are something that I love and use all the time in my kitchen. I find that making them myself not only increases the quality but saves money when compared to purchasing the pre-made seasonings. I also really love that it avoids the processed foods and the non-recyclable packages.
Having these blends on hand can make cooking at home much easier. Tossing together a last minute dish becomes child’s play when you don’t have to think about the spices necessary to bring it together. Below are 10 of my favorite spice blends for you to try out. [Read more…]
This spicy apricot sauce is one of my favorite recipes to make in the summer time when apricots are in season. They are fresh and juicy and just begging to be used in all kinds of dishes from desserts to more savoury ones like this. I like to put away a few jars of apricot preserves each year so that the goodness can last well into the winter season. After spending the day in front of the stove putting up preserves tossing together this dish on the grill is a nice reprieve come dinner time. [Read more…]