2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
Open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm

Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing

A classic of the West Coast, this dressing was created in the 1920s by San Francisco’s Palace Hotel in honor of a play by the same name. With buttermilk standing in for sour cream, my “Southern” version is light, tangy, and chock-full of green herbs. It’s the quintessential spring and summer dressing, and because it’s […]

Homemade Mayonnaise

I take a cue from Granny Foster and make it a practice always to keep a jar of homemade mayonnaise in the fridge. Once you realize how easy it is to make—and how much richer the flavor—you’ll never go back. After you’ve made this basic mayo, you can use it to create a plethora of […]

Thai Chicken Wrap

Perhaps the greatest inspiration for a sandwich comes from leftovers. This wrap is a really tasty way to use up last night’s roasted chicken.

Thai Peanut Sauce

We use this sauce at the market on our Thai Chicken Wrap, but it’s also a tasty dipping sauce for chicken skewers as an hors d’oeurves or a marinade for grilled chicken breasts on top of some spring field greens for a weeknight dinner. Thai Peanut Sauce Makes about 1 cup 1/4 cup smooth peanut […]

Ginger-Sesame Vinaigrette

This rich, nutty dressing has a hint of citrus and the zing of fresh ginger. Try it on salads, cold buckwheat noodles, and steamed vegetables, as well as on sandwiches and wraps, like the Thai Chicken Wrap.

Foster’s Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce

The addition of fresh ginger and fresh orange juice gives this barbecue sauce a very fresh, slightly spicy flavor. The addition of coffee helps cut the acidity of the tomatoes. The sauce is great on chicken, pork and beef: it’s easy to make and keeps almost indefinitely in the refrigerator. Makes About 1 Quart Sauce […]

Sour Cherry Vinaigrette

This tart, fruity dressing is also good on mixed greens or Grilled Chicken Breasts. Makes about 1 1/2 cups vinaigrette 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup balsamic Vinegar 1 shallot, minced 1/2 cup dried tart cherries or dried cranberries 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives Juice of 2 limes 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup […]

Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette

Makes about 1 1/2 cups vinaigrette 1/4 cup white wine vinegar Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons 2 tablespoons peeled, grated fresh ginger 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 1/2 cup canola or safflower oil 1/4 cup olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Combine the vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice, ginger, […]

Tartar Sauce

Our Tartar Sauce is made with sweet and dill pickles. Slather it on a grilled or fried fish sandwich. Yields 2 cups 1 cup good quality mayonnaise 3 tablespoons sour cream 3 tablespoons red onion, minced (about ¼ of a small onion) 3 tablespoons dill pickle, finely diced, plus 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice 3 […]

Southwestern Cheese Dip

This rich, spicy dip is great served with crudites or tortilla or pita chips, accompanied by cold beer or margaritas. It’s also delicious spread on soft flour tortillas filled with chicken or as a spread for vegetarian sandwiches or wraps.

2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC - Phone: 919.489.3944
Open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 8 pm