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3 Great Party Dips - Food Gypsy

3 Great Party Dips for Easy Entertaining

December 28, 2015 | 12 Comments

If you haven’t planned for New Years Eve you’d better act fast!  This year we’re not waiting for midnight before we shift our food habits, we’re going to ring in the new year thinking lean...

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50 Shades of Mayonnaise, Lead - Food Gypsy

50 Flavours of Mayonnaise

July 16, 2015 | 19 Comments

Mayonnaise, it’s the ultimate condiment. A foil for flavour that’s smooth and relatively neutral you can bend and twist it to complement almost any taste combination. Add kick to your sandwich, a blast to your...

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Red Lentil Hummus, Lead - Food Gypsy

Red Lentil Hummus, Dip Well

July 7, 2015 | 6 Comments

Great as a spread on a sandwich loaded with grilled vegetables, a terrific alternative to your regular chickpea hummus, today we lend a little colour to your kitchen with Red Lentil Hummus. Red lentils have...

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Mexican Grilled Corn Salsa

June 29, 2015 | 4 Comments

Tangy spice and fresh flavour, Mexican Grilled Corn Salsa a summer condiment for added dimension to burgers, salads and tacos. Things I love about summer cooking:  cooking outdoors.  From appetizers to mains and everything in between.   Reasons every...

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Apple Butter - Food Gypsy

Apple Butter

June 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Apple butter is one of those condiments we love to have in the fridge.  So versatile and easy, I usually boil off a big batch in the fall during apple season but this week I...

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Tangy Fruit Chutney - Food Gypsy

Tangy Fresh Fruit Chutney

December 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

The holidays approach and along with our regular deliciousness and butter laden delicacies, we thought we’d bring you a few ways to make your turkey dinner, or turkey sandwich, a little more interesting with a...

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Pineapple Salsa - Food Gypsy

Fresh & Fast, Pineapple Salsa

September 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

Our local grocer’s shelves are positively loaded with pineapple, that combined with a craving for flavours of the Yucatan and next thing I know, I’m chopping pineapple for a tangy, tasty Pineapple Salsa. Fresh fruit...

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Muhammara Red Pepper Dip - Food Gypsy

Heart Healthy Muhammara Red Pepper Dip

July 8, 2013 | 5 Comments

A Middle Eastern pesto, Muhummara combines roasted red peppers with toasted walnuts, a splash of lemon juice, garlic, onions and the sweetness of pomegranate molasses for a dip that is loaded with heart healthy fats,...

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Za’atar is to Middle Eastern cooking what Herbs du Provenance is to Southern French cooking.   A spice blend so versatile and so pungent, it’s used on meats, vegetables, in rice dishes and (my favourite) Za’atar...

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Garlic Confit & Garlic Oil - Food Gypsy

Speedy Kitchen – Garlic Confit

April 8, 2013 | 1 Comments

With temperatures on the rise, barbecue season can’t be far behind.  Time to get ready with a big bot of garlic confit.  Cooked slow and low in oil, the garlic becomes sweet and easily mash-able, perfect for quick summer...

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Brandied Fig Tapenade - Food Gypsy

Brandied Fig Tapenade

October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Brandied figs, they became an addiction last fall; sweet, juicy, boozy. We've played with them in a vinaigrette, against foie gras, in a roasted sweet potato treat and now we give you ...

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Mushroom Truffle Pate - Food Gypsy

Herbed Mushroom Truffle Paté

October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Herbed Mushroom Truffle Paté, an earthy accompaniment to a smooth cheese; it makes a wicked canape or two, greatly improves a pizza and is a short cut to a simple sauce....

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