Category Archives: Sauces, Vinaigrettes + Condiments

Lasting Impressions (and a potluck)

  While she barely stood five feet tall, she was a force to be reckoned with.   Full of understated glamour, with her silver hair swept neatly back in a low, tight bun, she lit up the room with her infectious laugh and kind eyes.  She loved her morning grapefruit, fresh from the old tree in...

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The 7 Days of Gifts :: Citrus, Earl Grey + Vanilla Compote

  Day 2: Deep amber in color and ultra-rich, this compote is delicious drizzled over yogurt, freshly made ricotta cheese, ice cream, waffles or a very tall stack of pancakes.  You may also consider serving it on a festive holiday cheese board, especially alongside a blue, triple cream or goat cheese.  Whatever your preference, try...

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Rustic Fall Cooking :: Black Cardamom

  You’ve probably seen green cardamom and, chances are, you’ve become mildly obsessed with it both in sweet and savory preparations.  Like green cardamom, these black pods also cool the body when hot and warm the body when cold, but they have a completely different flavor profile.  Often found in garam masala and tandoori spice...

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From the Archives :: Early Fall Organic Tomato Jam

  If there is one ingredient that allows me to hold onto the lazy days of summer for a couple more weeks, it is the ever trusty tomato.  My garden, farmers’ market and specialty grocer are all still brimming with heirloom, roma, plum and cherry tomatoes alike — if only for a short while longer....

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Loving your Style :: Summer Melon + Feta Salad with Raspberry-Infused Aged Balsamic Reduction

  I’ve always had a secret love affair with watermelon.  In the summer, you’ll usually find a whole watermelon with the top sliced off perched on one of the shelves of my refrigerator.  Unlike most civilized people who carve the sugary melon into realistic portions to eat, I just take a spoon to it.  And, while...

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