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Canning Sauce

Peach is the Word

Sing to the tune of Grease I solve my problems and I see the light I got a lovin’ thing, I gotta can it right There ain’t no danger I can’t go too far I start believing now and get ready the Bell Jar Peach is the word   I think their ripening is just …

Sauce Story

One to Watch: Red Butter

Passionate. Indulgence.  When you hear those words what comes to your mind?  Family? Work? Food?  Well apparently those two words mean a lot to Chef Monica Sharma of Red Butter in Chicago. I first heard of Red Butter this past spring when I went to Baconfest. Their dish, bacon-Thai chile gulab jamun with bacon pistachio …


Ginger Apricot Catch-Up

I am one of those people who really like Facebook.   It has been a fun outlet for me to keep up with family and friends.  (Without leaving the comfort of my Lazy-Boy.)  One of the best parts of FB has been catching up with people from the block I grew up on in Park Forest, …


Hollandaise: Mother Sauces Part 5 of 6

Hollandaise.  Celebrate.  If we took some hollandaise, took some time to celebrate.  Just one day out of life, it would be so nice.  Sorry, Madonna circa 1983 just temporarily possessed me.  When I make hollandaise sauce, I have a tendency to put on too much jewelry and sing my rendition of her Holiday song. Hollandaise …