Category: From Scratch

Cooking dried beans in the Instant Pot

Cooking dried beans in the Instant Pot

The Instant Pot is a game changer when it comes time to cook dried beans.  In under an hour, with NO pre-soaking,  you will have a large pot of perfectly cooked beans.   I prefer cooking dried beans in the Instant Pot as I can eliminate […]

Vegetable Stock; homemade from scratch

Vegetable Stock; homemade from scratch

Once you make your own Homemade Vegetable Stock, you won’t want to ever buy it again. It’s so quick and easy to make, and it is a great way to use up all those fresh herbs and vegetables you didn’t get around to using.  You […]

Poultry Seasoning, homemade from scratch

Poultry Seasoning, homemade from scratch

Poultry Seasoning; homemade from scratch. Control your sodium intake with this easy to assemble all purpose made from scratch Poultry Seasoning, it’s delicious and can be used to season any dish using Chicken or Turkey. Great on Roasted Chicken or Turkey, but also excellent for […]

Tzatziki Sauce; Homemade from scratch

Tzatziki Sauce; Homemade from scratch

Rich, thick Greek yogurt combined with fresh mint, garlic, grated cucumber and a hint of lime!  These fresh ingredients comes together to make an outstanding Tzatziki sauce, made from scratch in the time it takes to cook your Souvlaki. Grating and draining the cucumber ensures […]

World’s Best Caesar Salad Dressing!

World’s Best Caesar Salad Dressing!

OMG, this is the World’s Best Caesar Salad Dressing and the only recipe you need.   Honest, once you try this you will never use store bought again.   I hadn’t made it in many years, but it was always a favourite of my clients back when […]

Jerk Seasoning; from scratch

Jerk Seasoning; from scratch

This Jerk Seasoning is a dry spice rub that mimics the Jerk flavours of Allspice and Scotch Bonnetts,  which are incredibly hot, without all the heat.  It is the combination of floral allspice, savoury onions and garlic, with the heat of peppers, along with the manner […]

Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix; Homemade from Scratch

Dry Ranch Seasoning Mix; Homemade from Scratch

Easy to make, and totally adjustable to suit your taste, this Dry Ranch Seasoning is homemade from scratch!   You will notice that it doesn’t contain any salt, as I like the flavour of Ranch, but not all the sodium that comes in those little packages.  […]

Lemon Thyme Cranberry Sauce

Lemon Thyme Cranberry Sauce

This was the first time I made Lemon Thyme Cranberry Sauce, and I can say I was really pleased with the results. I’ve been making home made Cranberry Sauce for years, a simple basic recipe with Cranberries, Sugar, Orange Juice and Zest, but it was […]

Pumpkin Pie Spice; Homemade from scratch

Pumpkin Pie Spice; Homemade from scratch

A couple of times a year I NEED Pumpkin Pie Spice, like twice, maaaybe three times, but that’s it!   I used to buy those little orange tins, labelled Pumpkin Pie spice tins that cost $6.00, that I never use all of before they go stale.  […]

Instant Pot Apple Sauce; Homemade from Scratch

Instant Pot Apple Sauce; Homemade from Scratch

Instant Pot Apple Sauce, I wondered if there would be a difference between the Crock Pot and stove top recipes I’d made in the past. It was, and in a good way.  Hands down, the best preparation for Apple Sauce that I’ve tried, my Quest […]