Cranberry Chutney

November 13, 2012

Cranberry Chutney

We all want to enjoy a fabulous stress-free Thanksgiving dinner.  Tiny New York Kitchen has you covered with recipes for turkey, side dishes and dessert.  This Cranberry Chutney is wonderfully fresh tasting unlike its canned cousin that most of us grew up on. 


2 Pounds Fresh Cranberries

2 Large Diced Navel Oranges With Juice

1/2 Cup Water

2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

3/4 Cup Sugar

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1/4 Cup Minced Fresh Ginger

Peel the oranges and remove all of the white parts.  While you are dicing the oranges do it over a bowl so that you are able to keep the juice from the oranges.  In a large saucepan add the cranberries and water.  Cook over a medium heat and add the juice from the orange.  Cook for 10 minutes.  Stir occasionally.  You will want the cranberries to pop.  Add the maple syrup, sugar, brown sugar, ginger and diced oranges. Cook for another 7 minutes.  Remove from the heat and transfer into a serving bowl and serve warm.  Makes 5 cups

Corn Salsa

August 16, 2012

Corn Salsa

Is there anyone who doesn’t love a good salsa?  This salsa can be made as hot or mild as you want it.  Serve it with chips as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to eggs, tacos or grilled meats and fish. 


4 Ripe Plum Tomatoes

1 Ripe Slicing Tomato

3/4 Cup Chopped Onion

1 Cup Fresh Cooked Corn

1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro

3 Seeded & Minced Jalapeno Peppers

1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

Coarsely chop the tomatoes and put into a medium size bowl.  Chop the onion into fine pieces and add to the tomatoes.  Add the corn, cilantro, jalapeno peppers and salt.  Toss to mix.  Refrigerate for 1 hour or more before serving.  Makes 2 cups. 


Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce

August 15, 2012

Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce

I like to make my pasta sauces ahead of time so when I need to make a quick meal I have the makings of a quick meal handy.  If you don’t know what to do with all of those summer tomatoes then here is the recipe for you!


6 Garlic Bulbs

4 Tablespoons Olive Oil

4 Red Bell Peppers (Halved & Seeded)

25 Peeled Tomatoes

3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt

1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar

1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

1 Cup Combined Chopped Herbs (Oregano, Thyme, Parsley, Basil)

Preheat your oven to 400° F.  Peel away the dry outer layers of skin from the garlic bulbs.  Leave the skins and cloves intact.  Cut off the pointed top portions which should be about a half inch.  You want to leave the bulbs intact, but expose the individual cloves.  Put the garlic bulbs, cut sides up, in a small baking dish.  Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Cover with foil and set aside.  Cut the red peppers in half and throw away the seeds.  Place the peppers, cut side down, on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and drizzle the peppers with the rest of the olive oil.  Place both the garlic and the peppers in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.  The pepper skins should be rather charred and the garlic cloves should be soft.  Remove from the oven and cool the garlic on a wire rack until cool enough to touch.  Let the peppers stand for 20 minutes until they are cool enough to handle.  When the peppers are cool enough to handle, peel off the skins and throw them away.  Chop the peppers and set aside.  Remove the garlic cloves from the papers by squeezing the bottoms of the bulbs.  Put the garlic cloves in either a blender or food processor.  Cut the peeled tomatoes into chunks and add some of the chunks to the food processor with the garlic.  Cover and process until chopped.  Transfer the chopped garlic and tomatoes to a large heavy pot.  Repeat the chopping of the remaining tomatoes.  Do this in batches, in the food processor, and then all of the tomatoes to the pot.  Add the brown sugar, salt, vinegar and freshly ground pepper to the tomato mixture.  Bring to a boil and boil for 50 minutes.  Stir occasionally.  Add the chopped red peppers to the mixture.  Continue boiling for 20 minutes more until the mixture is reduced to about 11 cups and reaches the desired sauce consistency.  Stir occasionally.  Remove from the heat and stir in the assorted herbs (any combination of herbs will do).  You can use this sauce immediately or freeze.  This sauce is also great if you feel like canning them.  Makes about 6 pints.

Honey Mustard Grilling & Marinade Sauce

June 15, 2012

Honey Mustard Grilling & Marinade Sauce


I love this grilling and marinade sauce.  It is so easy to make and is extremely versatile.  You can use it on pork or chicken while grilling or as an overnight marinade. 



3 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard

3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

3 Tablespoons Honey

1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

3 Chopped Garlic Cloves


In a small size bowl whisk together the mustard, soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic.  Prepare your grill.  Spread one side of the pork or chicken with the sauce and place sauce side down.  Baste the top and grill for 6 minutes or more/less (depending on which meat or fish you are grilling).  Turn your meat and baste one more time with remaining sauce.  Cook another 6 minutes or more/less until done.  If you decide to use this as a marinade place the meat in a ziplock bag and pour the sauce over the meat.  Zip the bag and give a good shake.  Place in the refrigerator overnight and remove when ready to cook.  You are going to love this sauce!


Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

May 18, 2012

Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette


This vinaigrette is one of the most versatile vinaigrettes.  It keeps well for several weeks in the refrigerator.  It is delicious on salads, in stir fry dishes and as a marinade for seafood, chicken or beef. 



3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

1/4 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar

1 Tablespoon Finely Minced Fresh Ginger

1 Minced Garlic Clove

Zest of 1 Orange

1/4 Cup Fresh Orange Juice

1 Teaspoon Toasted Sesame Oil

1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce

1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper


Combine all of the ingredients except the salt and pepper in a small bowl.  Whisk together and season with the salt and pepper.  Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.  Makes 1 cup.


Nana’s Tomato Sauce

April 12, 2012

Nana’s Tomato Sauce



3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

4 Chopped Garlic Cloves

28 Ounces Plum Tomatoes Blended

3 Tablespoons Basil

3 Chopped Sprigs of Parsley

1/4 Cup Red Wine

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper


Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan.  Add the chopped garlic and sauté until lightly golden.  Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, wine, salt and pepper.  Simmer for 30 minutes.  Add meatballs (if you are using meatballs) and let simmer for another 30 minutes.  When done remove the meatballs to be eaten to the side.  Pour the sauce over 1 pound of spaghetti that has been cooked al dente.  Serves 4

Nana’s Pesto

March 30, 2012

Nana’s Pesto

No cooking is required for this delightfully healthful dish!


2 Large Juicy Ripe Tomatoes

3 Handfuls of Fresh Basil Leaves

6 Garlic Cloves

½ Cup Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Pine Nuts

½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt

½ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

Parmesan Cheese To Garnish

Mix all of the ingredients, except for the cheese, in a blender or food processor and puree. Pour over fresh, hot spaghetti or your favorite pasta that is cooked al dente. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

Strawberry Jam

March 21, 2012

Strawberry Jam

By adding the grated apple, which is a pectin packed fruit, it naturally jells the jam and gives it a pleasant tartness.


1 Pound Strawberries

2/3 Cup Sugar

1 Peeled Granny Smith Apple

1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice

Hull and quarter the strawberries. You may use fresh or frozen (thaw before using). In a heavy skillet combine the strawberries and sugar. Grate the peeled apple and stir into the strawberry mixture. Cook over a medium low heat. Stir and break up the strawberries until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 15 minutes until the jam has thickened. Stir in the lemon juice. Transfer to a bowl or jar and let cool. Cover and chill for 2 ½ hours until set. Keep chilled and serve within 2 weeks. Makes 1 ½ cups.

Strawberry & Rhubarb Compote

March 20, 2012

Strawberry & Rhubarb Compote

Strawberries & rhubarb were meant to be together. The sweet, juicy berries mellow the tart, slightly astringent rhubarb. While there is nothing wrong with the traditional pie, I decided to make a sweet, jam-like, easy compote that is perfect for serving over pound cake or any cake for that matter. You can also serve it topped with ice cream or stirred into yogurt or oatmeal. The compote will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to one week.


1 Pound Hulled & Chopped Strawberries (3 Cups)

1 Cup Sugar

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

1 Pound Sliced ¼ Inch Thick Rhubarb

¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt

2 Tablespoons Water

In a medium size bowl, toss the strawberries with ½ cup sugar and lemon juice. Next, transfer the strawberry mixture to a small nonreactive pan. Bring to a simmer over a medium heat. Cook for 3 minutes and stir often. Remove the strawberries and place them into a small bowl. Set aside. Meanwhile, in another small pan over a medium low heat, combine the rhubarb and remaining sugar, salt and the water. Simmer for 6 minutes, stirring often, until the sugar is dissolved and the rhubarb is almost tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the rhubarb to the bowl with the strawberries and combine. Finally, transfer the strawberry & rhubarb mixture to a medium size pan and cook for 10 minutes over a medium low heat. Remove from the heat and transfer compote to a bowl and let cool for 45 minutes until the compote comes to room temperature. Serve over cake, ice cream, yogurt or oatmeal. Makes 4 cups.

Victoria’s Herb Olive Oil

February 26, 2012

Victoria’s Herb Olive Oil

Some people don’t like tomato sauce on their pizza or they just like to mix it up a bit. Italians call pizza made without tomato sauce “pizza bianco,” which means white pizza. It’s very tasty and far from bland. Brush this hearty mixture over your dough before topping with your favorite toppings. You may also drizzle Herb Olive Oil over tomatoes, shrimp, and clams or on top of your pizza.


1 Cup Olive Oil

1 ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 Tablespoon Dried Basil

1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley

1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano

1 Teaspoon Dried Rosemary

1 Teaspoon Dried Crushed Red Pepper

½ Teaspoon Spanish Paprika

½ Teaspoon Dried Thyme

1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

½ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

In a medium size bowl whisk all of the ingredients together for about 30 seconds. Pour into your favorite bottle or jar. Let the herbs steep in the oil for at least 1 hour before using. Before using shake well because the herbs will have settled. Store tightly covered in a cool dark place for up to two weeks. Make 1 cup.

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