condiments

Giardiniera

Giardiniera

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  The Italian giardiniera, pronounced jar-dih-NAIR-ah, means from the garden and is a classic combination of vegetables. Cauliflower, red bell peppers, carrots, celery and serrano chili peppers are mixed and…

Roasted Garlic lemon Cream

  Some days it is just too darn hot to cook. This is especially true if you live in the Grand Canyon state of Arizona! So, standing in front of…

Roasted Garlic

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  I prefer to use roasted garlic in dishes when I want a more mellow, slightly sweet garlic flavor. This is particularly true in those recipes that do not get…

Roasted Balsamic Onions

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  Not only is this a great condiment to have on hand in your own refrigerator, it’s also a wonderful, thoughtful gift any time of the year. Because it’s so…

Fichi Marmellata

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  The first house I ever lived in on my own was in Willow Glen (San Jose area of California), and what Realtor’s would call “cozy and charming” meaning it…
Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

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  The first time I ever had lemon curd was also the first time I had a proper cup of tea. My mother and I were in Victoria, British Columbia,…

Cooking with Fresh Herbs

  Cooking with fresh herbs is like icing a cake. Say you’ve made this delicious carrot cake and it is really good. Now, you spread on the luscious cream cheese…
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