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Lemon and Chive Sauce and Dressing.

Welcome to the blitz, at Our Sunday Cafe!

Every day we will offer something special, for you to enjoy, right up to Christmas Eve!

Many of these will be new recipes, and some will be reminders from the past. Some are our favorite recipes that happen to be too delicious to leave hidden in the archives.


So it’s full steam ahead to sharing a great recipe for you to enjoy every day during these very busy days of December……this season, eat well, be happy and celebrate with those you love!


A pot of chives is your best friend, especially in the winter. They are equally at home in the ground outside as a terra cotta planter, with good drainage. Keep them in a sunny spot and snip as needed for fresh flavor, year-round.  

Along with the chives, lemons are also a good friend to the cook in the kitchen. Lemons are available through the winter and the zesty excited flavor they offer is wonderful. We tend to eat meals that are heavier to get us through the cold days of winter, but they can also be bright with flavor. The brighter the better I say!

When you have a simple to prepare sauce such as this one, you will return to it often. It makes a wonderful salad dressing, a pleasant dunk for crispy veggies and even a nice sandwich spread, especially turkey...

Originally I developed this to go along with cooked artichokes, but it is too versatile and flavorful to save for that one use. You certainly can play around with this formula changing out lemon juice for lime, honey for sugar and by using different flavors of mustard. I hope you give this a try...it is quite delicious! 
Lemon and Chive Sauce and Dressing.
Lemon and Chive Sauce and Dressing.

Lemon and Chive Sauce and Dressing  
by the seat of my pants!
makes a generous 1/2 cup

1/2 c mayonnaise
2 t mustard - I used some homemade mustard lurking in the fridge, even simple ballpark style mustard is delicious
1 T lemon juice
1 1/2 t sugar or honey
1 T finely snipped chives


Combine until smooth, to serve, pour into a shallow dish, decorate with knotted chives, enjoy with vegetables, salad and sandwiches. Or store in a covered jar until needed. 

Enjoy!


Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

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You may enjoy reading about our life and family changes since this blog began, you may find that post here. 

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This and That from Far and Wide, 12/04/2019!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering a peek at what these bloggers are creating, crafting and enjoying, just a little of this and a little of that, from far and wide!…



We invite you to take a look at what these bloggers are cooking, crafting and enjoying, as always, thanks for taking a moment to stop by OurSundayCafe!
Photo courtesy of Seasonal Ontario Foods.
Loaded Baked Cauliflower.  This sounds wonderful, and who does not like cauliflower and cheese together? The cauliflower had come into its own here lately as a potato substitute, but we love it for just being cauliflower...



We invite you to take a look at what these bloggers are cooking, crafting and enjoying, as always, thanks for taking a moment to stop by OurSundayCafe!
Photo courtesy of with food and love. 
Sweet Tea Sangria.  This looks like a lovely and festive drink, especially this time of year. This is an "adult" beverage. 



We invite you to take a look at what these bloggers are cooking, crafting and enjoying, as always, thanks for taking a moment to stop by OurSundayCafe!
Photo courtesy of le creme de la creme. 
Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast Burritos.  Having a stash of these in the freezer will make any busy morning, just that much easier. 


We invite you to take a look at what these bloggers are cooking, crafting and enjoying, as always, thanks for taking a moment to stop by OurSundayCafe!
Photo courtesy of practical self-reliance.
Foraging for Wild Berries and Fruits.  We began a bit of foraging this year. This guild looks interesting and will help me identify more plants to pick when we are out walking. 


We invite you to take a look at what these bloggers are cooking, crafting and enjoying, as always, thanks for taking a moment to stop by OurSundayCafe!
Photo courtesy of graceful little honey bee. 
Oatmeal Cranberry Muffins. It is the season of cranberries. Muffins are good keepers, make great snacks and go great with cereal or eggs for breakfast. Personally, I don't see a reason NOT to bake these up!

We invite you to take a look at what these bloggers are cooking, crafting and enjoying, as always, thanks for taking a moment to stop by OurSundayCafe!
Photo courtesy of pocket change gourmet. 
Cooking Lentils, a guideline.  Lentils are a favorite around here. They are easier to digest (for some) than beans. Lentils will work with adjusted cooking times in just about any recipe calling for beans. 



I hope you find something new, to try in your kitchen.


Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 


And now, it is very easy to sign up for Our Sunday Cafe posts by email. You will find the form located in the left sidebar, thank you for subscribing!

You may enjoy reading about our life and family changes since this blog began, you may find that post here. 

PS, you may also, enjoy our Homemade Household page, it can be found right at the top of the blog!

Cranberry Everthing!

Welcome to the blitz, at Our Sunday Cafe!

Every day we will offer something special, for you to enjoy, right up to Christmas Eve!

Many of these will be new recipes, and some will be reminders from the past. Some are our favorite recipes that happen to be too delicious to leave hidden in the archives.

So it’s full steam ahead to sharing a great recipe for you to enjoy every day during these very busy days of December……this season, eat well, be happy and celebrate with those you love!


I chose cranberries for another blitz of delicious recipes because I fell in love with the vibrant flavor during our time living on the Washington Long Beach peninsula. It was very interesting to see the bogs come alive with activity during the harvest. 

The harvest is fast-paced and over quickly. The bogs are flooded, the fruit is dislodged from the plants and floats to the top of the water. A floating corral is used to bring the fruit to the edge of the bog where a conveyer belt deposits the fruit into a truck to be taken for processing. 


Cranberry Cherry Sauce, part of our December blitz of recipes!

Cranberry Cherry Sauce. Cranberries, dried cherries, orange rind and a jigger of gin. This is a delicious cranberry sauce. It has graced our table more than once...


Cranberry Honey Dijon Mustard, part of our December blitz of recipes!

Cranberry Honey Dijon Mustard. This delicious mustard starts with Dijon from the market, then the magic happens when you add dried cranberries and some honey. This makes a perfect gift for anyone that is a mustard fan and of course, it goes perfect with turkey and ham on sandwiches. 


Blackberry Cranberry Pink Grapefruit Preserves, part of our December blitz of recipes!

Blackberry Cranberry Pink Grapefruit Preserves. When I made this I made this, I knew it would be one of those preserves that must be made each year, it is that good. It not overly sweet and can also be used as a sauce with roasted meats. 


Brandied Cranberry White Chocolate Quick Bread, part of our December blitz of recipes!

Brandied Cranberry White Chocolate Quick Bread.  There is not a lot I can say about this bread, because honestly how could it not be absolutely delicious with brandied cranberries and white chocolate? Just. Make. This. And. Enjoy!


Pear and Cranberry Crumble, part of our December blitz of recipes!

Pear and Cranberry Crumble. This is a wonderful pantry special dessert. Made with canned pears and dried cranberries it seems quite plain, but it is anything but. I hope you make this and enjoy it as much as we did. 


Tangy Cranberry Thyme Vinaigrette, party of our December blitz of recipes!

Tangy Cranberry with Thyme Vinegarette. Dried cranberries are one of the best ingredients to have in your kitchen! Nothing adds a zing to food like cranberries. This vinaigrette is beautiful in color and delicious in flavor! It is a natural with feta on any bowl of tossed greens. 


Sweet and Savory Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, part of our December blitz of recipes!

Sweet and Savory Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.  This recipe was found in an article about the ugly stuffed vegetables of Isreal. I was surprised with the addition of fresh (I used frozen) cranberries but I must tell you the cranberries add a depth of flavor that is perfect with the cabbage and beef. Don't shy away from this wonderful dish of stuffed cabbage. 


Red Beet Salad with Cranberry Maple Vinaigrette, part of our December blitz of recipes!

Red Beet Salad with Cranberry Maple Vinaigrette.  If you have never made a raw beet salad I hope you give this one a try. The cranberry maple vinaigrette is so good...

I hope you have found something new to enjoy!


Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 

And now, it is very easy to sign up for Our Sunday Cafe posts by email. You will find the form located in the left sidebar, thank you for subscribing!

You may enjoy reading about our life and family changes since this blog began, you may find that post here. 

PS, you may also, enjoy our Homemade Household page, it can be found right at the top of the blog!

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modest monday
homestead hop 

Unique Food Gifts, for family and friends! List #1

Welcome to the blitz, at Our Sunday Cafe!

Every day we will offer something special, for you to enjoy, right up to Christmas Eve!

Many of these will be new recipes, and some will be reminders from the past. Some are our favorite recipes that happen to be too delicious to leave hidden in the archives.

So it’s full steam ahead to sharing a great recipe for you to enjoy every day during these very busy days of December……this season, eat well, be happy and celebrate with those you love!


We wanted to help you get prepared for this year's gift-giving, in style! Today we are offering this selection of delicious and different food gifts for family and friends. We hope you find something special for that special someone on your gift list...none of these ideas has been presented all wrapped up, that is where your own creativity and care come in, to make it your own!


Taco Pickles, part of our December blitz of recipes!

Taco Tuesday is an institution! But for some, tacos are enjoyed more often than Tuesdays, and for these folks, only Taco Pickles will do! Make a big batch, and present with a smile and a hope they invite you over the next time they are making tacos! Once these vegetables are stirred together, place in a large jar with lid, tie a bow around the top, and you are done. 


White Chocolate Peanut Butter, part of our December blitz of recipes!

White Chocolate Peanut Butter! Yes, you did read that correctly, White. Chocolate. Peanut. Butter! Jar it up and present alone or with a basket of graham crackers, you will be thanked! PS, double the recipe for a pint jar...



Garlic Pickled Franks, part of our December blitz of recipes!

For the hearty eater how about a batch of my Dad's Garlic Pickled Franks. They go great on a cheese platter, or alone with a glass of beer while watching a game. The perfect savory gift for those on your list that lack a sweet tooth


Easy Penuche Fudge, part of our December blitz of recipes!

Fudge is a requirement for the holidays, and this Easy Penuche Fudge is delicious, easy to make, and sure to please. 


Roasted Pretzels, part of our December blitz of recipes!

Roasted Pretzels are so good. A little sweet, a little savory and a whole lot easy on the budget. Make a big batch of these and share with everyone, they will thank you for your kindness! You may use stick pretzels or twists. 

I hope you found something new to enjoy, happy holidays to you and yours!


Thank you for visiting Our Sunday Cafe, as always we appreciate your time when you visit and your wonderful comments! 

If you like what you see here, we would appreciate it if you told your friends (we would love more followers!), if not, tell us. Our goal is to share relevant information that you will use and enjoy. 

And now, it is very easy to sign up for Our Sunday Cafe posts by email. You will find the form located in the left sidebar, thank you for subscribing!

You may enjoy reading about our life and family changes since this blog began, you may find that post here. 

PS, you may also, enjoy our Homemade Household page, it can be found right at the top of the blog!

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modest monday
homestead hop 
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