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Sun-dried Cherry Tomatoes in Basil Oil

Drying tomatoes in the dessert sun is super economical and far more comfortable than turning on the oven in the kitchen when it’s 108° F. outside.  The process is simple and safe…the results are as good as store-bought and you know who, in what, and where they came from.  Sun-dried fruits and vegetables are intensely ...

Homemade Dijon Mustard

Making your own condiments just couldn't be easier when you start with a tried and true recipe. There's lot of room to adapt this recipe to your particular tastes, so play around with it and make it your own. I like to use this mustard in my homemade mayonnaise for some real zip. ...

Pickled Limes Cured in the Island Sun

When the price for citrus in local markets soar, these pickled citrus are just the ticket and so easy to make with sea salt, garlic, chile, and assorted spices. Pured or smashed into a paste, these pickled citrus are very much like yuzu kosho (Japanese condiment made with orange citrus shaped like a hand) ...