Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Good Professor's Ketchup

2 6-oz. cans of tomato paste
1/2 c. - 2/3 c. H2O
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. cider vinegar
1/2 t. dry mustard
1/2 t. sea salt
1/4 t. cinnamon
dash of chipotle chili powder (or cayenne pepper - we are just partial to chipotle around these parts)
1 garlic clove, minced

Toss all ingredients in food processor (or blender) and blend until smooth. Refrigerate for several hours before use to give the flavors time to get good and happy. (This is also a great base for BBQ sauce as well.)

Much love,


Monday, June 15, 2009

Maple BBQ Sauce ~ For the Lazy Samoan

Hey Lazy Samoan -

Sorry it took me so long to get this recipe up here for you! I miss your garden bong almost as much as I miss you.

Smooches -


Maple BBQ Sauce


1/2 c. cider vinegar
1 c. ketchup
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 Tbls. dry mustard
1/4 c. real maple syrup (the fake stuff just doesn’t make muster in this recipe)
2 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper *
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 tsp. sea salt

  • Combine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until thickened.
  • Yields approximately 2 1/2 cups sauce. I usually double the recipe so I have more on hand for another meal. Saves me having to wash the pan & utensils twice! (Call me lazy, I know.) Just store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

* I have also used chipotle chili powder ~ it gives it a bit more bite & a nice smokey taste.