Sauces/Condiments/Marinades

Spicy Corn Fritters with Raita

Spicy Corn Fritters with Raita

Corn, or maize, is a traditional ingredient of comfort foods in my native American South. Although less complete nutritionally than several other grains, corn makes up for this with its versatility. Dried and milled, it’s used for our beloved cornbread, spoon bread, and hoecakes. Processed through the 3,000-year-old technique of […]

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Cranberry Apple Chutney

Cranberry Apple Chutney

The arrival of fresh cranberries at my local market always puts me in a festive mood and signals that the holiday season is just around the corner. Every year I begin stalking these deliciously tart berries in mid-October and have even been known to make unnecessary trips to the market […]

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Green Tomato Salsa Verde

Green Tomato Salsa Verde

September is a month when many home gardeners in the northern hemisphere start monitoring weather forecasts in earnest. Nighttime temperatures are dropping, but plenty of green tomatoes remain on the vine that will likely get zapped by cold weather in coming days or weeks. Pick them now, or hold off […]

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Roasted Asparagus with Caesar Dressing

Roasted Asparagus with Caesar Dressing

I do my best to eat produce grown locally and preferably sourced from my own organic garden. However, there are several temperate zone fruits and vegetables that refuse to grow in my semi-tropical part of Florida (I’ve tried) and are simply too tempting to live without. Who can resist the […]

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Easy Mojo Marinated Pork Roast with Black Beans and Rice

Easy Mojo Marinated Pork Roast with Black Beans and Rice

The week before Christmas is a particularly hectic time for those of us who celebrate the holiday. Juggling the competing demands of work, holiday decorations, shopping for and wrapping gifts, parties, and perhaps also hosting house guests can leave us gasping. Under such circumstances, my motto is to keep mealtime […]

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Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish

Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish

When I was growing up, my family’s Thanksgiving turkey dinner was always served with fresh cranberry and orange relish, not cranberry sauce. And I have maintained the tradition in my own family, using a recipe, original source unknown, handed down to me by my mother. It is light, bright, zippy, […]

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