Aioli

My search for an aioli recipe on the internets turned up a ton of recipes for flavoured mayos… made with commercial mayonnaise. That’s not aioli.

Rhubarb/Strawberry Jam with Chia

Well, this is just lovely. I was starting to panic at the prospect of using up an insane amount of rhubarb that had been very kindly given to me, when I remembered seeing a recipe somewhere that used pureed fruit and chia seeds to make a “raw” jam. The brilliance in this idea is that…

Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Confession: I am a condiments freak. I have been known to plan entire meals around a new mustard or relish. Take for example my recent purchase of balsamic ketchup. Was it a coincidence that we had veggie burgers twice that week? Not one bit. That’s why when I think of Thanksgiving, I think of cranberry sauce first….

Tuesday Tutorial – DIY Peanut Butter

Peanut, peanut butter. Jelly! Jelly! Peanut, peanut butter. Jelly! Jelly! First you take the peanuts and you pick ’em, you pick ’em, you pick ’em, pick ’em, pick’em. Then you shell ’em, you shell ’em, you shell ’em, shell ’em, shell ’em. Then you grind  ’em, you grind  ’em, you grind  ’em, grind  ’em, grind  ’em. Then you spread ’em, you spread ’em, you…

Tomato, Tamarind & Ginger Chutney

What happens when you add tomatoes and ginger to an already wonderful tamarind sauce?  Magical things. Tomato, Tamarind & Ginger Chutney 1/2 cup water  1 tbsp brown sugar  1 tbsp jarred tamarind paste (not the solid-pack tamarind)  1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered 1/2 tsp grated fresh (or jarred) ginger  1/2 tsp ground cumin  1/2 tsp…

Asian Magic Marinade

This is possibly the easiest marinade ever, save for opening a bottle. We used it last night to add colour and flavour to slices of firm tofu, before grilling them on a hot stovetop grill. It’s somewhere between a teriyaki and a yakitori and also works well on fish, pork, chicken and veggies. (I would…