Archives: Condiment

Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

November 26, 2014 by andrea | Comments Off on Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce | Filed in Autumn, Christmas, Condiment, Holidays, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Winter

I love trying new ways to make cranberry sauce. You can easily have several different types of cranberry sauces, relishes or chutneys at a holiday feast because they’re so easy to make. This recipe for Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce is flavored with a hint of cinnamon, cloves and a double hit of orange (Grand Marnier and freshly-grated […]

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Big Tony Brown Super Spicy BBQ Sauce

June 26, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Condiment, Grilling/BBQ, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Morsels & Musings, Products I Love, Recipes

Last summer I posted about my family’s favorite condiment: Big Tony Brown BBQ Sauce. The sauce is made locally in Newberg with all-natural ingredients, and is a must-have for condiment and/or barbecue lovers. Flavored with a blend of warm spices, it has a touch of tang, a balance of sweet and heat, and no trace of the fake smoke […]

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Tomato Chile Salsa

April 30, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Tomato Chile Salsa | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Snack, Vegetarian

If you’ve never made your own salsa, it’s time you step out and give it a whirl. Not only is fresh salsa super easy to make but it tastes much, much better than the jarred stuff. Plus, you’ll be the star of the party when you walk in with a bowl of this fresh, smoky […]

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Secret Aardvark Habenero Hot Sauce

April 20, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Condiment, Handy Hints, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Products I Love

I have a confession to make…I’m a hot sauce junkie. I just love the stuff! Maybe I’m addicted to the endorphin rush that comes from eating spicy foods. Whatever the reason, hot sauce makes me happy. Recently, I bought a bottle of Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce (Aardvark for short), a local Portland-made product. The spicy […]

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Guinness Mustard

March 14, 2012 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Condiment, Recipes, Sauce

I’m crazy for condiments. My fridge is filled with assorted mustards, hot sauces, and other sauces…I just love ’em! Recently, I spotted this recipe for Guinness Mustard and decided it would be the perfect condiment for whatever I decide to make on St. Patrick’s Day. The stone-ground mustard is rich and tangy and is complimented (not […]

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Leftover Cranberry Sauce Vinaigrette

December 17, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Christmas, Condiment, Recipes, Salad, Sauce, Thanksgiving

If you’re like me and hate throwing away perfectly good food (like leftover cranberry sauce) then this recipe for cranberry vinaigrette is a holiday keeper. In fact, I’d make a half recipe of cranberry sauce just to make this dressing. For a great wintertime salad, toss spinach or mixed baby greens with some blue cheese (or feta […]

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Cranberry-Orange Sauce

December 14, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Christmas, Condiment, Holidays, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Thanksgiving, Winter

Next time you need cranberry sauce, I urge you to make your own. Not only is it incredibly easy to make, but you can jazz it up and make it more exciting than the humdrum store-bought variety. In this recipe, I love the addition of fragrant orange zest and orange liqueur…very tasty!  Cranberry-Orange Sauce    -recipe from […]

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Pico De Gallo Salsa

July 19, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Sauce, Snack

Homemade salsa is super easy to make and waaaaay better than most you’ll buy at the grocery store. Plus, you can make it exactly how you like it (spicier, milder, more lime, etc.). Whip up a batch of this salsa, buy the best tortilla chips you can find and invite some friend over! Homemade salsa is […]

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Roasted Garlic

July 5, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Recipes

Boy, did my house smell good when I made some roasted garlic recently! The first thing I did with it when it came out of the oven was slather a few cloves on a piece of rustic ciabatta bread drizzled with a little fruity olive oil and a slight sprinkling of kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper. Yum!  […]

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Great Guacamole!

May 2, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Southwestern

Guacamole…so simple yet so incredibly delicious. The first time I had really great guacamole was at a resort in Tuscon, Arizona. The waiter made it at our table so, of course, we were impressed with the presentation: mashing the perfect avocado right before our very eyes in a molcajete, the traditional Mexican version of a mortar […]

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