Avocado Salsa

Isn’t it interesting how in the winter you feel like you need to store up food, eat things that are heavy, filling and sometimes not even good for you and then in the summer you crave light, refreshing and healthy foods?  There is no doubt that you can get just as hungry in the summer as you do in the winter but for some reason, it just feels right to eat healthier during the warmer months.  Well, this is what I have been focusing on lately and I have been searching for recipes and ideas of things to fix that are quick, healthy and very tasty....more

Homemade Ketchup in 5 Minutes

On a busy weeknight when I have a serious hankering for some French fries but don't want to do much cooking, this ketchup makes me very happy. ...more
Thank you for sharing this quick and easy  and healthy homemade recipe which I am definitely ...more

Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade mayonnaise is incredibly easy to make and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. One taste of mayo from scratch and you’ll likely never go back to that store-bought crap again.If the superior quality isn’t convincing enough, maybe the price difference will be. Store-bought mayonnaise is essentially oil, really cheap vegetable oil and a tiny bit of egg product. And you’re paying upwards $4 for it. It costs more and tastes worse.. see where I’m going with this?...more

What condiment could you eat as a food?

The popularity of one condiment over another comes and goes. A few years ago harissa was all the rage. Then sriracha came on the scene and nary a menu in town (DC) was without a sriracha-laced dish on the menu. Many cafe and pub tables donned a bottle of sriracha sauce right next to the salt and pepper....more

Roasted Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam Roasted with Spices and GarlicWe are one week into October; and we have not yet had a killing frost. Since it is a rainy weekend, and there is an abundance of tomatoes, I decided to make tomato jam.I have not made tomato jam before; but since I like chutneys I thought a zesty jam would be great....more

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Snacking in the KitchenTime to roast!...more

Figuring It Out

Has this ever happened to you? Someone says "Oh! You look just like so-and-so!" If the so-and-so is a celebrity you can either be baffled and flattered (Sandra Bullock) or baffled and insulted (Sandra Bernhard). But rarely do we ever respond to that with "Oh, I know. You are so right."...more

6 Condiments You Really Should Get to Know

We have two of those... not bad. We'd have sriracha but we find we use sambal oelek more.more

Restaurant Style Salsa

As I have said before, I have had a long standing love affair with salsa.  I think salsa should be a drink as well as a condiment.  I have refrained from asking for a straw for my salsa when we go out to Mexican food, but my chips are starting to break with all the salsa I load on them....more

Victorias_view, did you make the salsa? What did you think?

--- Genie, more