September 19, 2019

Ranch Dressing – most popular salad dressing.

Posted on January 16, 2017 by in salads, sauces

Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing has been the best-selling salad dressing in the United States since 1992. Ranch Dressing was developed by Steve Henson in the early 1950 while working as a plumbing contractor in the Alaskan bush. Steve and his wife Gayle opened Hidden Valley Ranch, near Santa Barbara, California. There they served it to their guests. […]

Chutney or relish? I am confused!

Posted on November 20, 2009 by in sauces

Chutney or relish….what is the difference? Interesting question and I certainly have never even given it some thought…..that was until I wanted to write this post. I did a bit of research and this is the conclusion I came to….. Generally speaking, a relish is made with grated or cut up vegetables or fruit , […]

Sweet salsa.

Posted on April 1, 2008 by in sauces

            At the moment we are experiencing a heatwave of note and the temperatures vary from 34-38 C and for me it is way too hot!!! We are fortunate, however to enjoy the last of the summer fruits and the mangoes and grapes are at their sweetest. After a week […]

Napoletana and Pesto sauce

Posted on March 10, 2008 by in sauces

Pasta with just a plain Napoletana Sauce and Parmesan is one of my family’s all time favorites and I have received numerous compliments on my version of this popular sauce. So this morning, my sister brought me some tomatoes with the instruction: “make me some sauce, please.” I decided to just go crazy and make […]

Pasta Sauce

Posted on February 28, 2008 by in sauces

After a few nights of eating meat, we needed a break and my daughter was starting to show withdrawal symptoms for not eating enough pasta.(her fav). I don’t like elaborate sauces on pasta – just like my pizza’s, I like a good tomato sauce and good cheese – that’s it! Napoletana sauce 1 medium onion, […]

Basil Pesto

Posted on October 31, 2007 by in sauces

Fresh Basil Pesto

To make fresh basil pesto with herbs that you grew yourself, must be one of the most rewarding things to do. Early this morning I was in the garden already to pick the first of my basil crop and the smell was soooo delicious that I felt really inspired. I could not get the children […]

Passionfruit Salad Dressing

Posted on October 8, 2007 by in sauces

Spring Salad with Passionfruit Dressing

            As you all know, hubby went away for business and on Friday night my children went for a sleepover at their cousin’s. I woke up on Saturday at about 5am and dozed off again until 6am – I then took my dog, Thandi, for a long walk and found […]