Condiments

marmalade-the-bitter-truth

Marmalade: The Bitter Truth

Almost inedible Seville oranges are turned into a preserve that many people claim to enjoy as part of their breakfast.

lemon-honey-dressing

Lemon Honey Dressing

Lemons are in abundance in the garden, and so my motivation for making this lemon-based dressing stems from my desire to use lemons, along with the other green leafy vegetables growing in abundance.

easy-homemade-guacamole-recipe-without-tomatoes

Easy Homemade Guacamole Recipe Without Tomatoes

All you need is five ingredients and 15 minutes, and you'll never have to buy preservative-laden guacamole from the store again!

a-history-of-tomato-ketchup

A History of Tomato Ketchup

Long, long before there was Henry John Heinz there was ketchup.

easy-instant-pot-blueberry-jam-recipe

Easy Instant Pot Blueberry Jam Recipe (With No-Pectin Option)

This blueberry jam recipe provides the same traditional flavor with the ease of a pressure cooker. Two recipes included: one with pectin and one without.

the-story-of-worcestershire-sauce

The Story of Worcestershire Sauce: Origins, Uses, and Bonus Facts

Almost every kitchen has a bottle of this condiment in it waiting for its sweet and sour flavours to be released.

quick-pickled-onion

Quick Pickled Onion Recipe

Who doesn’t love fancy-schmancy avocado toast upwards of $7 from the local coffee shop? There’s no use denying it. But how about elevating your at-home avocado toast game for a fraction of the cost? This recipe is quick, simple, and can help you do just that!

southern-tomato-gravy

Southern Tomato Gravy

Southerners understand that feeding a crowd at the last minute can make you frantic. This recipe is quick and easy to whip up—and it's delicious, too.

peach-marmalade-with-tsipouro

Peach Marmalade With Tsipouro

This tasty summer marmalade is prepared with peaches and Tsipouro, an unaged Greek brandy. Instead of spreading it on bread or toast, I like to use it as a topping on cake. It makes an absolutely delicious dessert!

cucumber-strawberry-salsa

Cucumber Strawberry Salsa

When cucumbers and strawberries are growing crazily in your garden, mix the two together into a fresh salsa that is crisp, tangy, a tiny bit sweet, and versatile.

recipe-the-very-best-taco-salsa

How to Make the Very Best Taco Salsa

I haven't bought salsa or picante sauce from the store for more than 18 years. This recipe from my Uncle Bert is the reason why.

recipe-for-strawberry-jam-and-topping-how-to-make-cook-strawberries-recipes-homemade-jams

Recipe for Homemade Strawberry Jam and Topping

Learn how to make homemade strawberry jam. There is also a recipe for strawberry topping. I have included step-by-step instructions with my own photos as well as a video so you can make these recipes .

the-best-guacamole-recipe-of-all-time

The Best Guacamole Recipe of All Time

Guacamole is hands down a crowd-pleaser and sure to spruce up just about any meal. This recipe has been my go-to for over 15 years and has never been beat. It's super easy and quick to prepare, and it will disappear just about as fast as you can make it!

fig-jam-with-lime-and-chilli

Fig Jam With Lime and Chilli

This article explains how to make a tasty, spicy jam to warm autumn and winter meals.

how-to-make-pineapple-salsa

How to Make Pineapple Salsa

Try this tasty pineapple twist on a traditional Mexican condiment.

how-to-make-sardines-spread

Sardine Spread Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious sardine spread to enjoy with your favorite crackers or breads.

how-to-make-pickled-cucumbers-for-burgers

How to Make Pickled Cucumbers for Burgers

Pickled cucumber is a popular condiment in dishes such as burgers. Let me show a quick recipe for making pickled cucumbers at home.

jalapeno-pickles

Pickled Jalapeño Recipe

What started out as a brine for pickled okra ended up as an experiment for pickling some jalapeño peppers from my garden. The outcome was quite successful.

how-to-make-corn-salsa-a-mexican-inspired-dish

How to Make Corn Salsa: A Mexican-Inspired Recipe

Mexican salsa is a tasty and versatile condiment that can be added to all kinds of dishes. This corn salsa is a delicious variation to the traditional tomato-based recipe.

exploring-hummus

Everything You Want to Know About Hummus: Origins, Ingredients, Recipes, and Uses

Hummus—it's not just a dip for pita chips. Learn its origins, how to make the BEST in your own kitchen, and how to use it in many imaginative ways.

mouth-watering-vegetarian-black-bean-avocado-and-mango-salsa

Mouthwatering Vegetarian Black Bean, Avocado, and Mango Salsa

This delicious salsa is easy to prepare and is always a crowd-pleaser. It can be served as an appetizer with chips, or it can be served as a main dish with rice or couscous. This salsa, which can be kept in the fridge for up to a week, is versatile, colorful, and delicious.

hummus-with-caramelised-onion-recipe

Hummus With Caramelised Onion Recipe

This recipe for healthy hummus is very easy to make with a blender or mixer. On its own, hummus can be a bit bland, but this variation with caramelised onion gives it a delicious flavour

wild-plums-recipes-and-ideas

How to Make and Can Wild Plum Jam With Photo Guide

Wild plum jam is easy to make. It's both sweet and tart and also looks pretty. If you don't grow your own wild plums, perhaps you can forage some.

simple-and-easy-strawberry-raspberry-jam-recipe

Easy Strawberry and Raspberry Jam Recipe

This is a delicious, four-ingredient recipe for strawberry and raspberry jam that will leave people begging for your secret.

does-mayo-have-dairy

Does Mayonnaise Contain Dairy?

If you're lactose intolerant or have a dairy allergy, you may be wondering which foods contain dairy products. Let's find out if one of our favorite condiments, mayo, has dairy in it.

how-to-make-fresh-green-mango-salsa-a-mexican-inspired-side-dish

How to Make Fresh Green Mango Salsa: A Mexican-Inspired Dip

Try this green mango twist on the classic salsa recipe. This recipe perfectly complements any Mexican dish!

how-to-make-mango-jam

How to Make Mango Jam

Mango jam is one of the most delicious jams I have eaten or made. This jam is not only good for spreading on top of your bread and sandwiches, but it can also be used for a fruity and creamy cake filling.

homemade-mayonnaise-recipe

Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Never made your own mayonnaise? Well, now is the time to start with this quick and easy recipe. You probably have all the ingredients in your cupboard, so give it a go!

summer-corn-jelly

Summer Corn Cob Jelly Recipe

Did you know that corn cob jelly is a thing? And that it tastes like summer in a jar? Actually, it tastes a whole lot like honey. I was able to make three pints of corn cob jelly from four cobs. It was super easy, too. Learn how to make this delicious recipe.

exploring-maple-syrup

Exploring Maple Syrup: History, Trivia, and Recipes

Real maple syrup is a treat that cannot be duplicated with artificial flavors. Let’s explore the history of this natural sweetener and how to use it in baking and cooking.

my-grandmothers-plum-jam-recipe

My Grandmother's Plum Jam Recipe

This is my grandmother's tried and tested plum jam recipe that I have been enjoying since I was a child.

how-to-make-five-ingredient-vinaigrette-dressing

How to Make Five-Ingredient Vinaigrette Dressing

Would you like to prepare a simple salad dressing for your meal? Try my easy-to-make 5-ingredient vinaigrette recipe. It's a salad dressing with a sweet touch.

light-your-fire-habanero-hot-sauce

"Light Your Fire" Habanero Hot Sauce

Get flavor and fire with this hot sauce that utilizes fruits and vegetables for a deliciously complex flavor.

christmas-spiced-quince-jelly

Christmas-Spiced Quince Jelly Recipe

Quinces are a delicious but under-used fruit. Somewhere between an apple and a pear, they are too hard to be eaten raw, but they make a delicious jelly that's perfect for a Christmas breakfast or an awesome homemade holiday gift!

spiced-vanilla-pear-jam-in-the-crockpot

Spiced Vanilla Pear Jam in the Crockpot

Spiced vanilla pear jam in the crockpot is one of the first things on my fall to-do list every year. I simply can't imagine starting the new season without the smells of cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg wafting through my house. Yum!

homemade-pico

Homemade Pico de Gallo Recipe

This is a recipe for homemade pico de gallo.

how-to-make-fig-preserves

How to Make Fig Preserves

This article contains a recipe and photo instructions for my mom’s delicious fig preserves.

recipe-how-to-make-carrot-salsa

How to Make the Best Homemade Roasted Carrot Salsa (Recipe)

A fun and delicious twist on traditional Mexican salsa using roasted carrots!

marmite-the-dark-elixir

What Is Marmite? A History and Review of “The Dark Elixir”

A gooey, dark brown and salty spread has been marketed under the slogan “Love Me or Hate Me, I’m Yours.” Learn all about the phenomenon that is Marmite.

easy-homemade-mayonnaise-recipe

Easy Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

Follow just five easy steps to make your own delicious, homemade mayonnaise. This recipe is much cheaper and healthier than the regular mayonnaise available in the supermarkets.

delicious-coconut-syrup

Delicious Coconut Syrup Recipe

When I decided to attempt making homemade pineapple coconut pancakes, I knew they wouldn't be complete without coconut syrup, but I had no idea where to buy it—so I made my own, and it was delicious!

differences-between-mayonnaise-and-miracle-whip

Mayonnaise vs. Miracle Whip: The Differences

If someone sends you to the store for mayonnaise, don't buy Miracle Whip instead. There is a difference. In fact, there are big differences between the two.

easy-homemade-greek-dressing-how-to-make-greek-dressing-from-scratch

How to Make Greek Dressing From Scratch

Homemade vinaigrette takes only a few moments, but the flavors are incredible. Bright and fresh, this homemade Greek dressing is a family favorite. Give it a try and see just how easy it is to make homemade Greek vinaigrette for yourself!

homemade-tangy-french-dressing

Homemade, Tangy French Dressing

This tangy, homemade French dressing recipe is better than any store-bought version. It's also cheaper and healthier, and the ingredients are commonly found in your pantry.

the-adulteration-of-honey

Is That Honey You’re Eating Real?

Bee colonies have been collapsing for a decade, but the demand for honey is rising.

sweet-onion-and-red-wine-meat-condiment

Sweet Onion and Red Wine Meat Condiment Recipe

Learn how to prepare this deliciously sweet, rich, and savory condiment that goes well with any type of meat, turning an already good meal into an exemplary one.

sweet-chilli-sauce-thai-style

Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce

Hot and sweet at the same time, what’s not to like? A fantastic garnish to stir-fried Singapore noodles, or a tasty dipping sauce for summer rolls, it’s a versatile sauce to have on hand. Enjoy!

homemade-raspberry-filling

Homemade Raspberry Filling for Pie, Ice Cream, and PB&J

Here's to a somewhat tart yet delicious raspberry filling. You can use it for anything that calls for a fruit filling, as a topping for ice cream, or even for making a PB&J sandwich.

lemony-dill-dressing

Easy Vegan Alternative to Dairy-Based Ranch Dressing

This recipe doubles as either a salad dressing or a veggie dip. Lemon, dill, and garlic combine well and complement each other, resulting in a creamy, ranch-style dip.

exploring-honey

7 Honey-Based Recipes and a History of Honey

Before the written word, there was honey; offering to the gods, source of potent drink and peasant currency, and even a love potion—honey is as old as time. Enjoy the history and the recipes.