The title of this recipe might make you think, “Chocolate, hell yeah!” Or, “Strawberries, hell yeah!” But the real star isn’t the strawberries, chocolate, or even the banana that binds it all together.
It’s the smoked salt. (more…)
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So, that happened. Aside from a personal loss or death in the family, I’ve never needed comfort food more than this week.
Every Christmas, my husband gives me a big bag of different types of dried chilies to play with. Anchos, guajillos, pasillas, etc. Having dried peppers on hand means that I can just throw them in the mortar and pestle to combine with other spices for a quick add-in of flavor.
Who has two thumbs and loves dried chilies? This woman!
But today I came up with an idea, and to make the idea work – I needed chipotles in a tart and spicy adobo sauce. However, I realized I didn’t have any.
I’ve been a nut for citrus lately. A nut! But, I overbought oranges and found myself desperately looking for ways to use them before they went bad.
We also had the world’s smallest and weirdest amount of grapefruit juice in the fridge. Seriously, like 2 tablespoons.
So I decided to play with citrus, and that made me think of some lovely warming flavors – which led me to the spice drawer. (more…)