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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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Cardamom Pear Butter - Food Gypsy

Cardamom Pear Butter

October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Autumn fruits fill the aisles, how can you possibly resist the shapely pear? So smooth, so ripe, so bottom heavy, and perfectly delicious with a bit of blue cheese as Cardamom Pear Butter. ...

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Adding to our essential sauces of the barbecue season with a tangy Chimichurri Sauce from South America. In it's native Argentina it is the quintessential condiment for grilled meats, an Argentine pesto if you...

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Our barbecue essentials list continues with a wicked Smokey Jack Daniels Ketchup and a bit of Jack Smoke that gave our Father's Day barbecue a whole lot of Kentucky kick....

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Piri Piri Sauce - Food Gypsy

Hello Piri Piri – Goodbye Barbecue Sauce

June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

This version of Piri Piri sauce will ruin commercial barbecue sauces for you, forever. Butter based, it borrows from Portuguese tradition leaning heavily French. Using it effectively blackens the surface of the meat,...

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Candied Kumquats - Food Gypsy

Candied Kumquats

February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

When I see ingredients I haven't worked with I often drag them home to see what new delights I can concoct. Welcome home Kumquats, which quickly became Candied Kumquats... a taste of sunshine....

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Boozy Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Boozy Cranberry-Orange Sauce

December 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Cranberries, nature's way of making sure we in northern climes get our vitamin C in the cold winter months; sharp and tangy and a must on the holiday table. Boozy Cranberry-Orange Sauce...

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Sprouted hummus, raw - Food Gypsy

Sprouted Hummus Recipe

April 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Hummus is the Arabic word for chickpea. One of the oldest foods on the planet, hummus dates back to ancient Egypt. what can we offer that is a new twist on an ancient food?...

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Vegetable Stock, times two - Food Gypsy

Vegetable Stock – Squared

April 5, 2011 | 1 Comments

This month we're getting a jump on spring with 'VEG HEAD' month, a little tribute to the produce section and all things fruit & veggie related, starting with the most basic of basics - vegetable...

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Hollandaise Sauce Ingredients - Food Gypsy

Homework – Hollandaise Sauce 101

November 12, 2010 | 3 Comments

Crakin' the books. Have to admit I can't find fault with making hollandaise sauce as homework. Thought I'd share, one never knows when on might be pressed into sauce making. Emergency brunches spring...

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