Everything Chile Oil

Everything Chile Oil

"This is my version of Szechuan Chile oil (sometimes called mala hot sauce), which I have called 'everything oil' because, well, it makes everything taste better." - Hetty McKinnon, To Asia, With Love

Hetty has never led us wrong before, so we made the oil and have now used it three times since! Mixed into mayonnaise on corn on the cob, as a marinade for grilled eggplant, and as a dumpling dipping sauce. It was a ton of fun to work with such unique ingredients... Korean Chile flakes (Gochugaru), Szechuan Peppercorns, Star Anise, and more. A serious flavor bomb...

July 05, 2021
Advieh Spiced Chocolate Sauce

Advieh Spiced Chocolate Sauce

Healthy sweets sound like a trick, but this recipe from the team at S+P Plant Based Foods is our kind of bamboozle. This decadent chocolate sauce is the pantry staple we all deserve!
March 04, 2021
Sauce Party! Curried Mustard Sauce, Cranberry Sauce, and Dill Mayo

Sauce Party! Curried Mustard Sauce, Cranberry Sauce, and Dill Mayo

Let’s talk leftovers. With Thanksgiving behind us, chances are there’s some turkey in the fridge and plenty of sandwiches being made. Personally, I think turkey tastes best slathered in all sorts of flavorful spreads. Gravy on the big day, cranberry sauce for breakfast and maybe a curried mustard for snack time dipping. Really, the meat is just a vehicle for flavor packed sauces, spreads and dips.
November 28, 2020
Pistachio Pesto

Pistachio Pesto

This recipe is from Stacy Adimano's Piatti: Plates and Platters for Sharing, Inspired by Italy. The books pages are packed with approachable recipes for small gatherings. It's cover features a tray of artichokes slathered with olive oil  so enticing that we keep catching our selves day dreaming for al fresco lunches paired with a crisp white wine. For one member of our team, the book and this recipe in particular transported her back in time to her days living in Sicily where she first fell for pistachio pesto. Give it a try and let us know what you think! 
October 28, 2020
Morel Cream Sauce with Skillet Chicken and Pan Fried Asparagus

Morel Cream Sauce with Skillet Chicken and Pan Fried Asparagus

Fall is here and the cooler weather has us craving rich meals. This morel cream sauce is decadent and bursting with flavor. Try it with pork, beef or chicken and a simple side veggie for a meal that's sure to satisfy and impress. 
September 27, 2020
Garlic Fermented in Honey

Garlic Fermented in Honey

Each Fall we plant cloves and anxiously await the first shoots in spring. Summer brings on the harvest, drying, storing and (reluctant) sharing. This year I’ve been inspired by a friend and am trying a new style of preserving: Fermented Garlic Honey.
August 08, 2020
Seafood Inspired Compound Butter

Seafood Inspired Compound Butter

Here's a quick recipe for our go to summertime pantry staple. Compound butter is a must for lobster bakes, grilled oysters and let's be honest - everyday! So here's to July in Maine, the ultimate seafood wonderland. 
July 29, 2020
Classic Kimchi

Classic Kimchi

We've been fans of kimchi for years and this recipe inspired us to make this bright and acidic treat at home. The recipe tips and jarring techniques are especially helpful for first time fermentors. Kimchi is a great addition to ramen bowls, pairs well with grilled white fish, and is delicious on its own as a quick snack. 

August 15, 2019
Roasted Beet Hummus with Urfa Infused Olive Oil and Syrian Za'atar Flatbread

Roasted Beet Hummus with Urfa Infused Olive Oil and Syrian Za'atar Flatbread

Who doesn't love hot pink hummus with a kick? Aromatic and citrusy Za'atar is typically used on flatbreads, so we paired it with a bright, beautiful (and healthy) dip, roasted beet hummus. To amp up the Middle Eastern flavor, we drizzled urfa infused olive oil over the hummus too. Urfa is a Turkish chile pepper with medium heat and a rich chocolate flavor. This is a fabulous crowd-pleasing appetizer that is simple to make and unique enough to stand out.
May 29, 2019
Quick Pickled Red Onions

Quick Pickled Red Onions

Pickled red onions are a delicious and vibrant topping to many common dishes. A few of our favorite hosts: Fish Tacos, Greek Salad, and Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Anything you want to add an acidic kick (and a beautiful color) to, simply add these on top. They're so easy to make!
May 17, 2019
Salsa Roja

Salsa Roja

This authentic Salsa Roja has a delicious depth of flavor. The charred smoky and spicy chiles mixed with earthy mexican oregano, floral coriander, and sweet and acidic tomatoes make for a great topping for enchiladas, tacos, or with tortilla chips. 
May 05, 2018
Smoked Maple Salmon Spread

Smoked Maple Salmon Spread

We served this in the shop for one of our Holiday events and it was a hit! It is incredibly simple.
December 13, 2017