Aioli

  This quick sauce originates in Southern France where it's served with vegetables, grilled meats or fish.  Use a stick blender to make short work of this, it's not necessary to add the oil in gradually with this method.  We prefer…

Basil Pesto

Nothing says summer like this sauce originated in Genoa, Italy.  A great use for your basil harvest, it is easily frozen.  Variations on this pesto can be made by using arugula, cilantro, walnuts or almonds.   Basil Pesto   3…

Whiskey Glaze

This multi-purpose glaze is great on anything - ham, fish, beef, pork or poultry.  We use Forty Creek Whiskey out of Niagara, Canada, but you can use rum or bourbon if you prefer.   Whiskey Glaze   4 oz vol whiskey,…
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Raspberry Coulis

This sauce is a workhorse in our kitchen, it goes with practically any dessert.  Be sure to press the sauce through a strainer instead of pureeing in a blender, it will lead to pectin haze and your sauce will be cloudy.   Raspberry…

Tomato Sauce

The foundation for a multitude of other recipes, this sauce is worth the effort and beats the pants off store bought.  There's no secret that a great sauce starts with great tomatoes - get the best canned tomatoes you can get your hands…

Raita

I'm a big fan of Indian food, and while I can hold my own preparing it, there's nothing like getting the real thing at a good Indian restaurant.  At least I can make a good raita, like this recipe below.  Serve this sauce with fish or…

Ranch Dressing

Skip the store bought and make this simple dressing now.  It's great for salads or as a dip for vegetables, chicken, pizza or anything you like.   Ranch Dressing   2 tsp. garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 10…

Hollandaise Sauce

Not just for eggs, this versatile sauce can be served with vegetables, steak, or almost anything in fact.  The addition of shallots is stolen from Bearnaise sauce, but we like the depth of flavour they add to this sauce.  Hollandaise isn't…

Beer BBQ Sauce

If you're a barbecue fan like we are, there's no reason to buy a premade barbecue sauce.  There are a ton of contenders out there, so why not make your own the way you like it?  This recipe makes a big batch of great sauce, but you can…