Red Pepper and Dill Ketchup

Red Pepper and Dill Ketchup

When you say the word “ketchup” you are repeated two syllables that are thousands of years old. The syllables have not changed but the “thing” sure has. The original ketchup was a fermented fish sauce made in Southern China. It’s a long...
Brian’s Dill Dip

Brian’s Dill Dip

  Bribe is such an ugly four-letter word. I know, there are five letters, but it seems to reek of four-letter connotation. I think inducement is a better way to phrase what is about to transpire. Few of us, vegetarians aside, eat enough veggies. There are reasons...
Pickled Baby Carrots with Dill

Pickled Baby Carrots with Dill

Okay, the drought is affecting crops. Some of those veggies are smaller. Maybe they need a flavor boost. Here you go: pickled carrots. This recipe calls for baby carrots but you can use “smallish” ones. Or, you can use any veggie you want. Beans, broccoli, cucumbers....
Refreshing Cucumber Salad

Refreshing Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers do not get their full respect. They are versatile to the highest degree. Healthy, of course. And they have that distinctive flavor and that aroma that simply announces to the world: freshness is here. Cucumbers are a staple of world cuisine. Go ahead, google...
Salmon, Tomato and Dill Sauce: A Tapas Treat

Salmon, Tomato and Dill Sauce: A Tapas Treat

Tapas dishes can be simple yet delicious. Or they can be a bit complex and totally delicious. This is the latter. It’s a fabulous dish that will awe anyone who eats it. The prep time here includes peeling tomatoes, a necessary step to make sure that the texture of all...