Great Dane (An Aquavit Salty Dog) Cocktail

Great Dane (An Aquavit Salty Dog) Cocktail

What a fun cocktail for camping! We love the use of Vanilla Bean Sea Salt to amp up the flavor with zero added effort. From one of our most popular summer cookbooks, author Emily Vikre has won us over with this one.

 

July 08, 2021 — Anne Weiss
Smashed Cucumber with Tahini and Everything Chile Oil

Smashed Cucumber with Tahini and Everything Chile Oil

"A surprising juxtaposition of texture and flavor -- fresh, palate-cleansing cucumbers paired with an earthy sesame dressing, enlivened by a daring spicy oil." - Hetty McKinnon, To Asia, With Love

This simple salad is great to serve as a snack or as a side to a bowl of noodles. Smashing the cucumbers tenderizes them, while a sprinkling of salt delivers a lovely pickle-like quality. It was delicious!

July 05, 2021 — Anne Weiss
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 — Anne Weiss
Broiled Greek Tomatoes

Broiled Greek Tomatoes

Talk about simple... Broiled tomatoes are a classic side dish in Greece (and much of Europe for that matter). This recipe is great for any time of the year. We topped our tomatoes with SKORDO Greek Seasoning, a natural pairing. Use it as a base recipe with your favorite seasoning, see variation ideas in note below.
June 30, 2021 — John Karonis
Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote) with Adobo Seasoning

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote) with Adobo Seasoning

Elotes are the best way to eat corn. Big statement, but I stand by it. The sweet corn topped with aromatic Adobo Spice Blend (Mexican oregano, freshly ground cumin, and more), mayonnaise, lime juice, and cotija cheese is a combination we can't get enough of. We make this close to once a week in the summer - it's so easy!
June 17, 2021 — Anne Weiss
Strawberry + Tomato Salad with Sizzled Mustard Seed Halloumi

Strawberry + Tomato Salad with Sizzled Mustard Seed Halloumi

This recipe is from the new cookbook Cook This Book, written by Molly Baz (of Bon Appetit's YouTube fame). With a massive chapter on Salads and Molly Baz's self-proclaimed love for Caesar salads, we had high expectations. The whole family loved it! We will definitely be making it again this summer. It was fresh, flavorful, and unique. Her recipe calls for peaches but we couldn't get our hands on them this early in the season in Maine so we substituted strawberries. 
Summer Margaritas with Royal Rose Simple Syrup

Summer Margaritas with Royal Rose Simple Syrup

A friend made these margaritas at a recent girls night and they were the perfect kick off to a night of cooking and carbs. Her recipe is below and the great news is, you can't go wrong with this list of ingredients. The Royal Rose syrups balance with the sharp citrus and soften the tequila. Give them a try! They won't disappoint. 
May 19, 2021 — Evelyn Smith
Chargrilled Summer Vegetables with a Dhana-Jeera Dressing

Chargrilled Summer Vegetables with a Dhana-Jeera Dressing

Every year, as soon as it is warm enough outside, we fire up the grillI love grilled veggies and was so excited to find a great base recipe in Meera Sodha's cookbook East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing. We used SKORDO's Thai Seasoning to spice up our dressing without a lot of additional heat for the perfect balance.
Couscous, Cherry Tomato, + Herb Salad with Ras el Hanout

Couscous, Cherry Tomato, + Herb Salad with Ras el Hanout

We spent three weeks cooking dinner nearly every evening from the cookbook Ottolenghi Simple... read our cookbook review here. Here's one of our favorite recipes we made. A delicious way to incorporate the iconic Middle Eastern blend, Ras el Hanout, into fresh flavors. We look forward to making this for many cookouts this summer!
April 20, 2021 — John Karonis
Roasted Eggplant with Curried Yogurt

Roasted Eggplant with Curried Yogurt

We spent three weeks cooking dinner nearly every evening from the cookbook  Ottolenghi Simple... read our cookbook review here. This was such a delicious bite! Roasted slices of eggplant with layers of flavor and texture on top. We paired it with another recipe from the book, an herbed cauliflower salad. Fresh, flavorful, and filling. 
April 20, 2021 — John Karonis
Baked Feta with Oregano, Thyme, + Rosemary

Baked Feta with Oregano, Thyme, + Rosemary

This is a delicious recipe combining the briny, salty flavors of feta with mediterranean herbs and, in our case, sun-dried tomatoes and mixed Greek olives. If you don't like olives or sun-dried tomatoes, try roasting with tomatoes instead. Delicious!

April 18, 2021 — Anne Weiss
Mediterranean Inspired Grain Bowl

Mediterranean Inspired Grain Bowl

Grain bowls are the most fulfilling, meal prep friendly, satisfying meals. I don’t love reheated food so I usually avoid meal prepping, but in this case I keep all of the condiments on hand, precook the grains, and roast the veggies, then I can just assemble quickly whenever hunger strikes. I’ve acquired quite the collection of SKORDO products and was able to piece together blends that compliment each other and use a variety here to keep all of the components exciting.
March 24, 2021 — Shannon Mahoney