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  • spiced peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches is a retro recipe poised for a comeback.  These easy classic Southern pickled peaches were always on our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up, and I…

  • quick pickled onions

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything!

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything!  Today I’m exploring the vibrant world of quick and easy refrigerator pickles ~ these crisp and colorful homemade quickles are more complex in flavor than…

  • jalapeño butter in a small glass container

    How to Make Jalapeño Butter

    Do you know how to make jalapeño butter? Because everybody needs a kicky butter to slather on their corn, their green beans, their biscuits, and their steak, right?  This spicy compound…

  • apricot jalapeño jam with cheese and crackers on a white marble surface

    Apricot Jalapeño Jam

    Apricot Jalapeño Jam ~ it’s sweet, hot, sticky, and makes an insanely delicious appetizer with soft cheese and crackers.  Do this hot pepper jam small batch refrigerator style, or can up…

  • making quick rainbow giardiniera vegetable pickle

    Quick Rainbow Giardiniera (small batch)

    My Quick Rainbow Giardiniera is a colorful riff on the classic Italian relish ~ my vibrant version makes use of some of the more unique veggies in the produce aisle.  Enjoy…

  • Quick Pickled Rainbow Carrots

    Quick Pickled Rainbow Carrots ~ these refrigerator pickles, or ‘quickles’, are ready in 24 hours ~ they make a colorful side dish, they perk up salads, and make the healthiest, crunchiest…

  • Quick Pickled Jalapeños ~ your pickles are ready in the time it takes you to slice your peppers, and you're going to want to load up on these, because jalapeños make everything better!

    Quick Pickled Jalapeños ~ easy recipe!

    Quick Pickled Jalapeños ~ your pickles are ready in the time it takes you to slice your peppers, and you’re going to want to load up on these, because jalapeños make…

  • Quick Pickled Vidalia Onions ~ this sweet onion pickle takes just minutes to prepare, and you'll reap the rewards all summer long on burgers, brats, steaks, sandwiches and tacos!

    Quick Pickled Vidalia Onions

    Quick Pickled Vidalia Onions ~ this sweet onion refrigerator pickle takes just minutes to prepare, and you’ll reap the rewards all summer long on burgers, brats, steaks, sandwiches and tacos!…

  • Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ seven exotic condiments to take your next barbecue to the tropics!

    Tropical Hot Dog Bar

    Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ I admit it, I’m a closet hot dog lover, maybe you are too?  Today I’m sharing a slew of exotic toppings, including homemade spicy kiwi relish…

  • Quick and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles

    Are you ready for some instant pickle gratification?  My Quick and Spicy Refrigerator Pickles are ready in under an hour ~ and because they’re not processed in a hot water bath,…

  • Brats with Spicy Cranberry Apple Relish ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Brats with Spicy Cranberry Relish

    I highly recommend these Brats with Spicy Cranberry Relish if you’re ready to jump headfirst into fall ~ the sausages are briefly grilled, then gently simmered in the slow cooker while…

  • How to Dry Herbs in the Microwave quickly and easily ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Dry Herbs in the Microwave

    I’ll show you exactly how to dry herbs in the microwave, it’s quick, easy and a lot of fun! — The microwave preserves color and flavor like no other method, and…

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing

    Lemon Poppy Seed Salad Dressing – 5 everyday ingredients that add up to one powerhouse secret weapon in the kitchen – this lemon vinaigrette wakes up almost anything with a blast…

  • Homemade clotted cream

    How to Make Clotted Cream

    Homemade Clotted Cream ~ (aka Devonshire or Cornish Cream) this luxurious spreadable cream is a must for afternoon tea and scones, but no need to buy those pricey little imported bottles,…

  • Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples 3

    Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples

    Old Fashioned Spiced Crab Apples is a vintage pickled apple recipe that makes the perfect fall side dish and is a must at Thanksgiving!…

  • How to Make Homemade Old Fashioned Relish

    How to Make Homemade Old Fashioned Relish ~ I say old fashioned, but of course this homemade pickle relish has been Great Island-ized with some hot peppers, and a little bit…

  • Authentic Caesar Dressing in 30 Seconds --- this creamy, rich salad dressing comes together almost instantly using your immersion blender...it's a real game changer!

    30 Second Caesar Salad Dressing

    30 Second Caesar Salad Dressing— this creamy, rich salad dressing comes together almost instantly using your immersion blender…it’s a real game changer!  The creamy dressing can be used on salads, as…

  • This Grapefruit Vinegar is a flavor bomb. You will love using it in so many ways. It's the same basic formula as my BLOOD ORANGE VINEGAR, but now that the blood oranges are gone, you can continue to have a bottle of this versatile stuff in your fridge. Use pink or red grapefruit if you want. I love the uber-tang of this version.

    White Grapefruit Vinegar

    This Grapefruit Vinegar is a flavor bomb. You will love using it in so many ways. It’s the same basic formula as my BLOOD ORANGE VINEGAR, but now that the blood…

  • making blood orange vinegar

    Minimal Monday: Blood Orange Vinegar

    It might surprise you to know that some of my biggest thrills here at TVFGI have involved vinegar.  Making fruit vinegars, to be exact, and the revelation that they can be…

  • Easy Crock Pot Cranberry Butter

    Crock Pot Cranberry Butter is an impossibly silky, tangy fruit butter that is made right in the slow cooker ~ you’ll want to slather this easy cranberry jam on toast, scones,…

  • Homemade Steak Sauce

    Homemade Steak Sauce ~ a creative way to make your own custom steak sauce at home, in your own kitchen!  This diy steak sauce makes the perfect holiday gift.…

  • Wild Porcini Salt Recipe

    Wild Porcini Salt Recipe ~ this simple homemade finishing salt will take so many of your recipes to the next level, it makes a great host gift, too!…

  • Fresh Raspberry Vinegar

    Fresh Raspberry Vinegar ~ the intense fresh berry flavor of this homemade vinegar is going to wake up your salads, and so much more!…

  • 5 Fruity Salad Dressing Recipes

    5 Fruity Salad Dressing Recipes ~ a great salad dressing can make even a pile of lettuce exciting, and these dressings are so good you almost want to eat them on…

  • Roasted Tomatillo and Corn Salsa

    8 Fresh Salsas for Cinco de Mayo

    8 Fresh Salsas for Cinco de Mayo ~ celebrate the season with these fresh juicy salsas, just add friends, margaritas, and plenty of chips!…

  • Fried Green Heirloom Tomatoes with Saffron Aioli

    Fried Green Heirloom Tomatoes with Saffron Aioli  ~ traditional Southern fried green tomatoes are made with tart, unripe green tomatoes, but I’m using beautiful green heirloom tomatoes instead.  …

  • How to Preserve Lemons

    How to Preserve Lemons ~ Moroccan preserved lemons is a unique condiment that brightens up a lot of Middle Eastern recipes but can be hard to find in stores ~ I’ll…

  • Portobello Fries with Meyer Lemonnaise

    Portobello Fries with Meyer Lemonnaise —big slices of portobello mushrooms lightly coated in a buttermilk batter and fried until crispy ~ then dunked in a tangy lemon mayonnaise dip!…

  • Homemade Habanero Hot Sauce on eggs

    Caribbean Habanero Hot Sauce

    Homemade Caribbean Habanero Hot Sauce ~ this homemade hot sauce is the real deal, and easy to make in your own kitchen, if you dare!…

  • Spiced Pear and Walnut Chutney

    Walnuts and pears say classic English Christmas to me.  I envision this Spiced Pear and Walnut Chutney served along with some sharp farmhouse cheddar and oat biscuits, or spooned on top…

  • How to Make Pomegranate Molasses

    How to Make Pomegranate Molasses ~ an easy method for making this authentic classic Middle Eastern condiment right in your own kitchen with pomegranate juice!…

  • Minimal Monday: A Trio of Finishing Salts

    A Trio of Finishing Salts makes a super fun diy project for the holidays ~ who wouldn’t want these vibrant flavor boosters in their kitchen? Do your friends a favor, put…

  • Mini Corn Dogs with Onion Sauce

    Mini Corn Dogs with Onion Sauce ~ just like the ones that come from the street carts on the streets of New York City, only in miniature!…

  • Hot Pepper Honey

    Hot Pepper Honey

    Hot Pepper Honey ~ an easy recipe that infuses the hot kick of spicy peppers into sweet honey for a fabulous pairing with cheese and crackers.  This spicy honey is an…

  • How to Make Homemade Mustard

    How to Make Homemade Mustard ~ my version is hot, sweet, and smokey!  This is a homemade recipe for one of the most beloved condiments…and you can customize it in endless…

  • Chimichurri Sauce

    Chimichurri Sauce is a glorious, garlicky herb sauce meant for slathering over grilled meats.  It’s the Argentinian version of a pesto, and it’s fabulous!  Use it with chicken, fish, tacos, and…

  • Spicy Mango Persimmon Chutney

    This Spicy Mango Persimmon Chutney is an authentic Indian style condiment made to go alongside a wonderful curry, but it’s equally at home as an appetizer with cheese and crackers, or…

  • Minimal Monday: Homemade Ketchup!

    Ketchup is a complex and venerable old sauce with a ton of fascinating ingredients — no one is quite sure where it originated, but everybody agrees it’s an absolute necessity in…

  • a bottle of diy tarragon vinegar with fresh tarragon sprigs

    DIY Tarragon Vinegar

    DIY Tarragon Vinegar ~ simple homemade vinegar infused with fresh tarragon.  This can be used alone or as an ingredient in salad dressings.…