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

who you callin saucy?!

this is probably the most random post i’ve ever written but i had to share with you because – why not? so, i was driving along today daydreaming about cheese fries … yes, sometimes i day dream about food and what sauces i use when eating cheese fries and other random food. we all have those eating quirks, and i think some of the quirks i have are a bit strange – so, i figured i’d shared....more

Honey-Chipotle Sauce

Ingredients:⅔ cup honey¼ cup water¼ cup ketchup1 tablespoon white vinegar2 teaspoons ground chipotle powder½ teaspoon salt To make sauce:Combine all sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. ...more

Just So You Know, I Have Gastrique.

So I hope that you read that headline and immediately thought “OH NO!  GASTRIQUE!  What is that?” because you were genuinely concerned with my well being.  Maybe you thought I had some rare, incurable disease that would involve long hospital stays and experimental medical procedures.  Perhaps you were already ...more

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Why didn't anyone ever tell me how easy this is? If I had known, I would have been making homemade spaghetti sauce all along!...more

wakey wakey...

Forgive me if I've mentioned this before, but there are some things that I love to eat, but that I just do <i>not</i> want to be able (or even think I am able) to make at home. My two biggest "I'll just have some when I eat out" food groups are sushi and anything deep fried....more

Two "Super Sauces" - Spinach Basil Pesto and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Since my youngest is currently allergic to tomatoes, I've had to come up with alternative sauces to stand in for the tomato sauce I used to serve over his pasta and meatballs. Also, now that he's on a gluten-free diet, I've been making personal pizzas at home using gluten-free crusts and a few "Super Sauces."...more

Sole Filets with Lemon-Butter Sauce

I have to confess to having a bit of a phobia about making fresh fish, which I had tried to confront when I took a class at Astor Center last spring.  After that, I actually had a greater comfort level at thinking about cooking it, although I haven't put much of the lesson into practice.  I'd made the refreshingly delicious Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette when the weather got warm last year, but I haven't re-created any of the other dishes we did in the class.On Sunday, I was with some friends checking out the Foodshed seasonal market at theBrooklyn Commons (more on that in my next post).  One of them was eyeing the fresh skate that Joseph Fisheries out of Montauk on Long Island had on display for sale.  She was telling us that her cooking method is to poach it and then eat it served over a green salad dressed with a vinaigrette.  I really like skate and always mean to try making it but rarely find it to buy.  I should have snagged the last piece that they had there....more

coffee barbecue sauce

Originally posted at my blog, Health Savvy....more

The Secret to Sauce Success: Demi Glace Taste on a Bouillon Budget

Benjamin Daymon's Tastes & Travels   Review of the Better Than Bouillon product line of demi-glace type soup bases. Made by Souperior Touch, Better Than Bouillon is available in chicken, beef, turkey, vegetable, mushroom, ham, clam, lobster, au jus and chili. They also offer vegetarian, vegan and low-sodium varieties.   Better Than Bouillon is great for making quick, restaurant quality soups, sauces and gravies....more