Corn On The Cob Butters

A couple of ideas to slather on fresh, fantastic, local corn! Lime-Chive Butter ½ cup (4 oz.) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh chives 2 tsp. fresh lime juice 1 tsp. finely grated lime peel ½ tsp. fine sea salt ¼ tsp. Hungarian sweet paprika Pinch of cayenne pepper Mix all ingredients … Continue reading Corn On The Cob Butters

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

The blueberries are in season and we’re making a batch of this barbecue sauce to slather onto pork chops, ribs, burgers, chicken, turkey or even fish! It will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and can be easily frozen.  In fact, I have doubled the recipe just so I could have a stash … Continue reading Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

Crunchy Dill Pickles

Dill pickles are one of the things that we like a lot at our house. We have been canning/preserving them every year for it seems like forever…and when you present a jar to friends, are they ever happy! Cold, crisp and crunchy! We now get our organic dill cucumbers, dill weed and garlic from our local … Continue reading Crunchy Dill Pickles

Curry Powder

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This curry powder is a Malaysian style one. The cuisine is a mixture of Indian, Chinese and Malay to name a few. Because of the various ethnic influences, I consider this to be my “house” curry powder when I am cooking Asian. Hope you enjoy … Continue reading Curry Powder

How To Dry Your Own Herbs

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Herbs you dry yourself are greener and a lot fresher tasting that the bottled ones. Thyme is something I use a lot and even though I have three plants in the garden, I find I need more. I buy a couple of bags of fresh … Continue reading How To Dry Your Own Herbs

Homemade Oven Dried Tomatoes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here.   If you grow your own tomatoes, or even if you are curious, these are wonderful! This is an especially good thing to do with end of summer tomatoes. We all know how much I adore tomatoes! Preheat the oven to 200 F. Cut plum … Continue reading Homemade Oven Dried Tomatoes

Garam Masala

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I really do like to make my own spice mixes. I find that they are so fresh and the spices really come through. There are many combinations of spices from the different regions of India but I have found this one to my liking. Store … Continue reading Garam Masala