Category Archives: Condiments, Sauces & Dips

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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