Category Archives: Condiments, Sauces & Dips

Apple Pumpkin Butter and a Cinderella Story

With a jar of this decadent Apple Cider Pumpkin Butter in your fridge, you can keep autumn in your kitchen even when winter winds howl. Slather a rich, golden spoonful onto toast, biscuits, or pancakes, or stir a dollop into … Continue reading

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Basil Pesto – it’s like Green Gold

Intensely flavourful, herbal, cheesy, and garlicky – what’s not to love about fresh basil pesto? If you’ve got a bounty of basil in your garden, you’ve got the makings for this classic Italian sauce that livens up every dish you … Continue reading

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White Bean and Yellow Beet Hummus – a Great Snack for Sailing

This rich and luscious golden beet hummus is extra smooth and creamy. The beets add a silkiness that is hard to achieve with beans alone, and add a very subtle, sweet earthy flavour to this beloved dip. Plus a little … Continue reading

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Garlic Scape Pesto – Summer Magic for Garlic Lovers

Garlic Scape Pesto is a magical, flavour-packed green sauce – intensely garlicky and delicious when used raw; gently garlicky and mellow when used warm. You’ll want to hunt down some garlic scapes to make this amazing pesto. (Freezes well, too.) … Continue reading

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Fresh Veggie Chow Chow

This isn’t any ordinary chow chow – it’s Veggie Chow! A tangy mix of crunchy, pickled fresh veggies that you can spoon into salads to add colour and zing, or pile onto a burger, or stir into eggs. Add it … Continue reading

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Jerk Seasoning and a Jamaican Holiday

Stir together your own mix of spicy Jamaican Jerk Seasoning and you’ll add Island flair and flavours to chicken or pork for summer barbecues. This blog has been quiet the last couple weeks because I’ve been on a tropical holiday. … Continue reading

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Spicy Zucchini Salsa

Make up a big batch of this zesty, spicy zucchini salsa to use the glut of zucchinis overflowing your garden, and you can enjoy the harvest bounty all winter long. (Skip to recipe) The Zucchini Monster has struck again! He … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids – ‘Pigs in Pillows’

A spoof on ‘Pigs in Blankets’, this variation uses slices of sausages wrapped in little pillows of corn dough and fried – a favourite with kids and easy for them to help make. Cooking with Meredith Kids love eating ‘Pigs … Continue reading

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Blueberry Mayonnaise

Slather a hamburger bun with sweet and zesty blueberry mayonnaise, then top with crumbled feta or blue cheese, a juicy burger, a slice of red onion, tomato, and lettuce for a taste of summer heaven. We all love burgers. Especially big, juicy, … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids | Simple Marinara Sauce with Spaghetti Spiders

Everyone needs a recipe for a simple, flavourful marinara sauce in their repertoire. Serve it with these fun spaghetti spiders and kids will love to help cook it and eat it! Cooking with Meredith Meredith’s nickname for the two of … Continue reading

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