Category: Condiments

Dad1

Things that are important

My father would have turned 69 last weekend. ¬†Sixty nine doesn’t seem that old to me – my grandmother is ninety three and still going strong – but in January, it will be five years …
Roasted Asparagus with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Nothing really sings of spring like Asparagus. The little stalks, poking up so proudly, and tasting so very green are the essence of all that is springtime. Asparagus was a seasonal vegetable before eating seasonally …
Back to Basics:  Homemade Salad Dressing

Back to Basics: Homemade Salad Dressing

<a title="Vinaigrette 101 by The Domestic Front, on Flickr" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/amusebouches/7222725590/"><img alt="Vinaigrette 101" src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5451/7222725590_69871db455.jpg" width="500" height="333" /></a><br /> Despite what my husband thinks, I do try to avoid foodie preciousness. I'm short on time, like everyone …
Strawberries

The Care and Keeping of Strawberries

Springtime is strawberry season! And even though the strawberries aren't quite there yet (the heavy rains we've had in California have really impacted the flavor), that hasn't stopped me from buying and eating pounds of …
The Three B’s — Beets, Blue Cheese and Bacon Dip

The Three B’s — Beets, Blue Cheese and Bacon Dip

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/amusebouches/4380728297/" title="Beets by The Domestic Front, on Flickr" target="blank"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/4380728297_8685cb5f3c.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="Beets" /></a> <br /><br /> When I was a little girl, my favorite restaurant was a steakhouse in my hometown called the Sawmill.  …
Afterthought no more — Spiced Cranberry Sauce with Oranges and Pecans

Afterthought no more — Spiced Cranberry Sauce with Oranges and Pecans

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/amusebouches/4127216822/"><img alt="" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2771/4127216822_fe2cee0c98.jpg" title="Spiced Cranberry Sauce with Port and Pecans" class="aligncenter" width="333" height="500" /></a><br /><br />In the rush of planning and eating a Thanksgiving Meal, the cranberry sauce is kind of an afterthought.  …
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