Category condiments

Concord Grape Jelly & Juice

I have an old Concord grape vine in my backyard that I harvested maybe 40 lbs of fruit from last week. They’re a difficult fruit to work with because of the seeds but are worth the trouble. Concord grapes have a very particular flavor that most of us have tasted many times before in shelf […]

Mint Chutney

2C mint leaves, 1/2 bunch cilantro, 1 clove garlic, 1″ piece ginger, 1 jalapeño, several spoonfuls of plain yogurt, juice of 1 lime Blend in food processor or blender. Mint chutney is the green condiment served at Indian restaurants (usually alongside the brown tamarind chutney.) It’s super easy to make and delicious served with curries. […]

Raspberry Jam

We picked a ton of berries on Sauvie Island at Columbia Farms. ($20 for 10 lbs). I made these preserves with 5lbs of raspberries, 2.5lbs of sugar, juice of 2 lemons, 1 T of vanilla extract. Mashed the berries with the sugar, added vanilla and lemon, brought to a high boil, filled sterilized jars, and […]

Wild Huckleberry Jam

I opened my first jar of huckleberry preserves from berries we picked on Mt Hood this past summer.  Delicious!  They have a more earthy, tart flavor than blueberry preserves.

Beer Mustard

1/4 C yellow/ brown mustard seeds, 1 t turmeric, 1/3 C beer, 1/3 C water, 1/3 C cider vinegar. Left to soak overnight, brought to a boil, cooled, and puréed in a food processor. Homemade condiments make for a great sandwich. Sauerkraut, chipotle mayo, beer mustard, and pickles.