Ajvar- Kosovo

Ajvar is a type of pepper relish. It has garlic, roasted red peppers, and you can spread it on bread. I’m sold. It’s the simplest thing in the world to make, and barely takes 10 minutes. If you already have jarred roasted red peppers, it’ll take maybe 5 minutes. Perfect if you need to make…

Lavender- Lemongrass Chutney

Summer is almost over, and if you’re one of those people clinging to the last 80 degree days before you break out the sweaters, make this. It’s bright, zingy, and a perfect accompaniment to cheese! Especially soft cheeses like Brie and Stilton. We’re going to start moving into more fall-centric foods, like soups and pies,…

Bruschetta

A classic. A fixture. An icon. I was digging through some old pictures, and found this, back from when I first started blogging. It’s still a good recipe (it’s never failed me yet), but the pictures. Dear lord, the pictures. I was fond of overexposing things, and editing pictures til they’re so saturated you need…

Coconut Chutney- Fiji

  Chutney will always make me think of Legally Blonde I HATE coconuts This is really good!   Summer is almost over. I couldn’t be more excited for fall- everything pumpkin flavored, dark lipstick, leaves falling, cool weather, drinking tea in front of a fire, apple picking, scarves- I like fall, okay? My mother has…

Artichokes and Tzatziki

10 year old me could never have seen me writing this recipe. A few years ago, I was disgusted by artichokes. For one, I never quite grasped the concept of artichokes being vegetables, so I was horrified by the thought of eating an artichoke’s heart. Yeah, I could read by the time I was three,…

Apple-BBQ Sauce

So far, applesauce week has consisted mostly of healthy baked goods. There’s been some mac and cheese. Some nice breads. I bet you didn’t see this one coming. Yes, you can, in fact, use applesauce to make barbecue sauce. And darn good BBQ sauce at that! If you’ve never made barbecue sauce before, now’s a…

Pineapple Salsa

Once upon a time, I tried to make pico de gallo. But then I had no tomatillos. And my tomatoes were suspiciously squishy. And the night before, I had hacked up a pineapple as a coping mechanism. A word of advice to all aspiring bloggers- do everything yourself. Don’t even think about hiring a developer….

Cornbread

Cornbread fascinates me. Cornbread. Bready corn. Corny bread. Holiday stress is finally getting to me. Turns out, making an entire Thanksgiving dinner alone is actually kind of hard! But this cornbread will make it all worth it. Really. I mean it. I promise.   INGREDIENTS   ⅔ cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon butter ¾ cup white…

Parsnip Croquettes

At the grocery store a couple of days ago, I went rogue. I got a lovely bunch of parsnips, along with sour cream and cheese flavored potato chips, 12 cans of chicken broth, pepper jack cheese, and a lot of other stuff. Then I had to accept the consequences of my actions, because parsnips go…

Truffle Garlic Green Beans

This is the first of my Thanksgiving recipes! This may well be the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me. And these beans, folks. These beans. These BEANS. Well, truth be told, the beans aren’t the star of the show. It’s really the sauce that makes this dish. The buttery, garlicky, truffle-y, mouthwatering,…