Loaded Veggie Dips

Loaded Veggie Dips

Dips galore! SKORDO has a great selection of dip mixes. For Labor Day we decided to take these dips and add a few fun surprises. This is a great way to add a little extra for a dip and even safe for later to use as a veggie spread for sandwiches or wraps. For our intentions as a dip we used crackers, but I could also see this on a bagel in the morning. The possibilities are endless!
Masala Chai and Whiskey Tea Cake

Masala Chai and Whiskey Tea Cake

I'm a big fan of tea cakes. They're quick to make, great to snack on and handy to have when friends pop over for a visit. Plus, they're an excuse for a quick mid-week bake! This one is fall inspired and pairs perfectly with Builder's Tea. In a pinch coffee will do, but there's nothing better than strong black tea (we recommend PG tips) and a slice of this spicy, sweet treat. 
Masala Chai Dalgona Whipped Coffee

Masala Chai Dalgona Whipped Coffee

This is one of our favorite ways to use the Masala Chai Spice Blend. The cardamom, clove and pepper really shine through in contract with the instant coffee. Dalgona coffee was a summer star we’re planning on enjoying well into fall!
Apple Coffee Cake

Apple Coffee Cake

This apple cake recipe is actually a blueberry cake recipe that’s been reworked. It’s a family favorite and nobody knows the exact origins, but there’s rumor of a very stained/browned newspaper clipping tucked into a homemade recipe book in my grandmother’s kitchen.
Syrian Za'atar Spiced Vegetables

Syrian Za'atar Spiced Vegetables

This recipe is inspired by the Za'atar Spiced Vegetables in The Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting. The minute I read through the book's index I knew this was a must make. Fermented vegetables and za'atar are two of my favorite things. Putting them together was too good to pass up!
Quick Pickled Radishes

Quick Pickled Radishes

Time to admit a hard truth: My refrigerator has been filled with garden grown radishes and I don't really like the taste of them fresh. Friends bringing bundles over as gifts; Our neighbor gave us her CSA share this week (thanks, Beth!) and sure enough, 15 pink beauties in there. I even planted a few myself thinking this was the year I'd learn to like them. Turns out, I might be right! 
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. 

Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea reminds me of walks in the Caribbean, stopping to sample roadside BBQ and being handed a syrupy, vivid 'house tea'. Now, years later making it in Maine as the days get longer and the sun starts to have warmth again is the ultimate nostalgic treat.

This recipe is simple and the end result is versatile. On its own the tea is bold, it brightens up any cocktail (especially good with Gin and Tonics!) and mixed with seltzer and a splash of Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar, it's the perfect base for a shrub. Cheers!

Syrian Za'atar Roasted Cashews and Walnuts

Syrian Za'atar Roasted Cashews and Walnuts

Raw cashews and walnuts are two of my staple pantry ingredients and I recently found a new favorite use for them. Syrian Za'atar roasted nuts are a little but sweet, a little bit salty and pack just enough of a kick to keep you coming back for more. The roasted nuts keep for weeks and are quick to make - two of my favorite things when it comes to homemade snacks! 

These nuts are great added to a charcuterie board or sprinkled on ice cream as a simple dessert.

Panch Phoron Soda Bread

Panch Phoron Soda Bread

Cooler days are here and we're craving warm, simple eats. This bread is easy to make and quick to disappear. Full disclosure, we had it for dinner last night, breakfast this morning and paired a chunk with today's lunch. There's no such thing as too much Panch Phoron Soda Bread! 
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. 

(The Best) Margaritas, Two Ways

(The Best) Margaritas, Two Ways

Use the base of the recipe and adjust with your favorite flavors! The possibilities are endless.