Featured Ingredient: Balsamic Vinegar

Featured Ingredient: Balsamic Vinegar

Photo: iStock/806310402   You could say that I am a balsamic vinegar fanatic.  Although it may not always be the certified “true” balsamic of Modena, Italy, I take great pride in finding high-quality, flavorful balsamic vinegar at specialty food shops in my area...
Zesty Curry Dip

Zesty Curry Dip

photo: iStock/534110932   Warm spices really make this dip a sensation.  It’s been a repeated hit even with those who proclaim not to enjoy curry or horseradish! Using a curry spice blend is a quick way to incorporate many warm spices into a recipe in one fell...
Seasonal Feature: Lavender

Seasonal Feature: Lavender

Photo: Love+Craft Kitchen   What is lavender? Lavender is an herb with a long history of use dating back to Greek and Roman times.  There are several different varieties available – some grown for commercial use and others for culinary use.  Most people are...