Spiced Olive Oil Crackers

Spiced Olive Oil Crackers

Home made crackers feel special; They're easy to make, but always impress! We're a fan of making these as simple gifts and try to always have a few on hand for snacking. Along with Ottolenghi's standard recipe, we've included a couple of our favorite topping combinations. No matter how you dress them up, these pair perfectly with a soft cheese and hummus. 
Quick Pickled Shrimp

Quick Pickled Shrimp

I made these recently for a meal that needed to satisfy carnivores and pescatarians alike. The shrimp were on top of a romaine lettuce, lightly sautéed corn and roasted red onion salad. Sometimes the best eats are simple eats! 
Smoked North Carolina Chicken Wings

Smoked North Carolina Chicken Wings

North Carolina Barbecue Rub is my go to for chicken wings. It's hot with a subtle sweetness and not too much of a smoky flavor. This recipe is a favorite with our friends and family and always leaves them coming back for more. Not a huge fan of heat? Pair these wings with Ranch Dip. The cool dip balances the heat of the wings - even people who prefer sweet chicken wings will fall for this winning combination!
Grilled Street Corn Dip

Grilled Street Corn Dip

Grilled corn is one of our favorite summer staples. There's nothing better than the mix of smoky and sweet! A couple of weeks ago we kicked off grilling season with an all day friends and family grilling extravaganza. This dip was a highlight! It's great paired with veggies or chips and hearty enough to work as a side dish. 

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. 

Salmon Burgers with SKORDO Dill Dip

Salmon Burgers with SKORDO Dill Dip

We love this recipe as an alternative to beef burgers. The fish-lover's burger: Barton Seaver's recipe for flavorful Salmon Burgers with bright, herbaceous Dill Spread on top.
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.
Grilled Italian Summer Vegetables with Pinot Noir Vinaigrette

Grilled Italian Summer Vegetables with Pinot Noir Vinaigrette

This is our favorite summer side dish. The colorful grilled vegetables tossed in the luscious acidic Pinot Noir dressing with herbs and garlic make a wonderful combination. Make this into a summer bruschetta appetizer by cutting the vegetables into a large dice and serving on toasted sourdough with smeared ricotta cheese. 
Warm Roasted Madras Curry Chickpea Salad Lettuce Wraps

Warm Roasted Madras Curry Chickpea Salad Lettuce Wraps

After hosting a private event with our member organization, Institute for Family-Owned Business, we’re still salivating over the fabulous food and fun we had! Culinary Instructor Cherie Scott, creator of Mumbai to Maine, demonstrated her unique Warm Roasted Curry Chickpea Salad with Lettuce Wraps after Erin (SKORDO co-founder) showed us how she makes our Madras Curry Powder. This toasted small batch blend is the magical ingredient in this recipe!
Bulgur with Mushrooms, Feta, + Urfa Chile

Bulgur with Mushrooms, Feta, + Urfa Chile

The iconic Chef  and Author Yotam Ottolenghi has inspired us with his cookbook Ottolenghi Simple. His modern day pairings that have middle eastern roots are simply delicious. He uses some ufra biber chili flakes that have a decadent, rich, earthy flavor that we can't get enough of. This is a precious gem that we just couldn't wait to share with you!