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Category: condiment

Zucchini Jam

Zucchini Jam

Apparently there’s something known as Sneak Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch day, for people “suffering” from too much zucchini in their gardens this time of year. I have sadly never had this problem. And I was actually thinking about people with zucchini problems and the question read more

Sesame Dressing

Sesame Dressing

My mom’s uncle was Michio Kushi, the famed macrobiotic guru. She came to Boston in the early 70s to get a taste of America. At the time, my father, who was always restless in Japan due to his eccentric ways, was cooking in his kitchens. read more

Japanese Pickles (tsukemono)

Japanese Pickles (tsukemono)

Tsukemono are Japanese pickled vegetables. They are often served with rice as a condiment or in bars with drinks. (pickles make people thirsty!) All sorts of vegetables can be made into tsukemono, including baby eggplant, cucumbers, or even chayote squash, but one of my favorites read more

Chili Crisp

Chili Crisp

I have a bit of a condiment problem. You might even call me a condiment hoarder. They are such an easy way to add a jolt of flavor to just about anything. I’m particularly addicted to Chili Crisp- that gloriously garlicky, spicy, crispy umami bomb read more

Ramen Eggs

Ramen Eggs

Whether you call them aji tamago, ramen eggs, or soy eggs, there’s no denying that these marinated eggs are delicious! They are egg-cellent on their own as a snack, and perfect as a topping for grain bowls, soups, noodle dishes, and stews. These eggs top read more

Homemade Sriracha

Homemade Sriracha

I think it’s safe to say that Sriracha has become as American as Tabasco. In fact, that iconic red rooster bottle is one of the most successful food products in history. So much so that the Huy Fong factory in California makes over 20 million read more