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Condiments, Recipes

Golden Beet Vinaigrette

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My five and seven year old children are pretty adventurous eaters. The more peculiar the food, the more likely the older one is to try it. Last night she finished a bowl of past with sea urchin (uni). The younger will make assumptions that she doesn’t like a food before […]

Condiments, Recipes

Chocolate Cabernet Barbecue Sauce

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The arrival of Memorial Day ushers in the official start of grilling season and I’m stoked. I get plenty of Texas barbecue here in Austin all year round, but it’s not the same as a nice charred steak from the grill. It’s important to make the distinction. Barbecue is cooking “low […]

Condiments, Recipes

Mushroom Gravy

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I love gravy! A plate of roast beef with mashed potatoes smothered in rich, flavorful gravy is soul-satisfying. Sopping it up with a piece of bread is even better. I might have even licked a gravy laden plate clean once or twice in my lifetime. But gravy doesn’t have to […]

Condiments, Recipes, Vegetarian

SHIITAKE MUSHROOM TAPENADE

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Tapenade isn’t the prettiest food to look at but it sure packs a flavor punch.  It’s made traditionally with olives, capers, anchovies and olive oil.  Despite containing only a few ingredients, this simple preparation is really flavorful with a salty, briny, even meaty mouthfeel.   Part of the reason it tastes so good […]