Category Archives: Condiments

For Cinco de Mayo: Pear/Mango Salsa, Mexican-Inspired

Well, it is almost the fifth of May, and Mexican restaurants go crazy trying to bring in new customers for the night.  The one nearest me used to have yearly signs out reading, “One tequila/Two tequila/Three tequila/Floor”, and the like, … Continue reading

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A Dijon Viniagrette Salad Dressing

This recipe is simple: Juice of 1/2 lemon Add rice vinegar to make 50 mL / 1.7 fluid ounces total volume atop the lemon juice (I used one of those Ball half-pint canning jars, and just added everything directly to that. … Continue reading

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Catalina on My Mind (Artichokes with Catalina-like Dressing)

Okay, forget meatloaf, and mac and cheese, and chicken pot pies.  Those are other people’s comfort foods — although there was always something about the texture of that pie crust of a chicken pot pie,  when it met the starchy … Continue reading

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Oyster Mignonette

I will indeed post the Block Island portion of my most recent adventure, but for now — this is just a recipe for an oyster mignonette. After eating oysters a few times during this recent trip, I surfed around (the … Continue reading

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Salt of the Earth

Having had the health benefits of two types of salts touted to me, I decided to experiment. I’d heard a bit about sea salt and have used that for quite a while now, and read about a brand called Celtic … Continue reading

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Clams and Shrooms, done somewhat Indian

Just a brief one today. I’d picked up some cardamom pods from The Silo on my departure from the Indian cooking class, got home and sniffed my spices as had been recommended — the ground cumin and the ground mace … Continue reading

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