Flavorings & Condiments

Poor Man’s Tahini Sauce

Flavorings & Condiments

If you love falafels, but, like me, the price of tahini for the tahini sauce sends you stumbling backwards a few steps in the grocery aisle, you might want to give this recipe a try. It has the essence of tahini sauce, without having to pop out of the store for a couple of hours […]

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Preserved Lemons

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  Preserved lemons add a clear lemon flavor to all kinds of dishes, from tagines to couscous to stewed chicken or fish.  They aren’t difficult at all to make, and they can add a touch of exotic flavor to everyday dinners. To make it easy on myself, I start with a 2 lb bag of […]

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Roselle and Quinoa with Basil Pesto

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Waiting and waiting for the roselle in the garden to bloom.  It seems like it’s taking forever.  Meanwhile, I’ve decided to use the delicious, tart leaves while I’m waiting.  They taste a lot like sorrel, tender with a nice, slightly sour tang.  Nutritious, too, with a healthy dose of vitamins C and A as well […]

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Real Cinnamon

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I’m feeling a little snookered.  What I’ve always thought was cinnamon is something called cassia. On the right is cassia, what I’ve always known and loved as cinnamon sticks. On the left is cinnamon.  Thin and brittle, unlike the thick, woody cassia on the right. Most ground cinnamon is actually cassia, too.  Kroger Co., for […]

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No-Fail Homemade Mayo

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Oh.  My. Gosh.  Homemade mayo is amazing!  I mean, just LOOK at that picture! NOTHING like store-bought mayo.  NOTHING.  If you’ve never had fresh mayo, you haven’t yet begun to live, my friend. Ivory’s No-Fail Mayo Instructions 1 egg yolk 1 tsp lemon juice 1 pinch salt 1/2 to 3/4 c pure canola oil, divided […]

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