These marinated dried tomatoes are a staple in my kitchen. They’re great in dips and roasted vegetable dishes and, of course, as a topping on an endless array of savory dishes, from simple grains to salads to pizzas. You can also use the flavor-infused oil as a condiment, in salad dressings, or for sautéing vegetables or tempeh. Continue reading →
Nutritious and refreshing, this thick, delicious dressing gets its sharp flavor from a blend of garlic, scallions, parsley, green pepper, fresh lemon juice, and olive oil. Spoon it on lettuce or mesclun, or try it on cabbage for a different kind of coleslaw. It is terrific on grains and beans, too. Continue reading →
Although I have a few favorite flavored oils and vinegars that I make every year, like Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar with Vanilla Bean and Garlic Scape ( GArlic Flower) oil, I am always experimenting and concocting new combinations. I also encourage you to use your local harvest of fruits, herbs, spices, edible flowers, nuts, and more to create your own tasty flavored oils and vinegars. Start with one spice like a chili pepper or garlic scape or one herb like basil and then let that be a springboard for your imagination. You can combine several spices and herbs together: one of my favorites is cilantro, basil and chilies.