Basics & Condiments

Basics and condiments category is all about the essential staples that form the foundation of great cooking.

From homemade sauces and gravies to broths and spice mixes. I have everything you need to create delicious and satisfying meals. All recipes are easy to follow and using high-quality ingredients for maximum flavor.

Vegetable broth 101: how to cook, ingredients, storage

Many people, when they hear the phrase “vegetable broth,” immediately imagine soup. No argument, they are used as the base of various soups, including puree soups and the famous French onion soup. But that’s not all. They are used to make many other dishes: stews, risotto, all kinds of sauces and gravies. And also porridges, …

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How to make Roux and Béchamel with Onion Cluté?

Béchamel or white sauce is one of the five main sauces in French cuisine. It is a versatile sauce because it is served with fish, vegetables and meat dishes. It perfectly complements and at the same time unobtrusively enhances the taste of almost any dish, adding a delicate and velvety texture. According to one version, …

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Spicy Strawberry Chili Jam step by step recipe

Spicy Strawberry Chilli Jam

Spicy-sweet strawberry jam, with spicy notes of cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. This jam is the perfect accompaniment to a cheese plate or cheese toast. But I suggest going a little further and serving this jam sauce along with brie baked in bread. In addition to cheeses, spicy strawberry jam would be appropriate in combinations with …

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Whipped feta dip with sour cream and garlic easy step by step recipe from ByaevsKitchen

Whipped Feta Dip with Sour Cream and Garlic

This sauce would be good as a dip and as a salad dressing. For example, as an alternative to sour cream or mayonnaise, when you want something richer than sour cream, but also something lighter than mayonnaise. In terms of consistency and texture, the whipped feta sauce resembles a fatty mayonnaise, or rather an aioli. …

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Heston Blumenthal Vegetable Broth Recipe with step by step directions and photos of cooking process from

Heston Blumenthal Vegetable Broth

This vegetable broth is used to make mushroom soup, but it’s also great for other soups. You can use it to make risotto, and in other recipes, replacing chicken broth if necessary. The broth is very rich and flavorful, and definitely worth your while. Especially if you prefer vegetable broths to meat broths. I got …

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Quick pickled Korean radish: step by step recipe with photos from BayevsKitchen

Quick and Easy Korean Pickled Pink Radish

A very easy and quick recipe for sweet and crunchy Korean-style pickled radishes. The radishes in this recipe reach their peak flavor on the 2nd or 3rd day of pickling. Be prepared to be a little patient. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks without losing its flavor and crunchy texture, …

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How to make Golden Syrup: step by step directions

How to make Golden Syrup

Golden syrup is an inverted sugar syrup often found in recipes for American and English sweets. It is thick and amber in color. It is very popular in the U.S. and can be found in almost every major supermarket. We can’t find it on the shelves here, so we have to make it ourselves. The …

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Tzatziki is a yogurt-based appetizer sauce from Greece with cucumber and garlic | Step by step recipe with photos from BayevsKitchen


Tzatziki is a traditional Greek appetizer sauce based on yogurt with grated cucumber and garlic. It has a very fresh taste reminiscent of summer, picnics, fresh vegetables and barbecues. An interesting feature of tzatziki is that it is both a sauce and a separate dish. As a sauce, dzadiki can be served with grilled fish, …

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Тарамасалата - греческая намазка из икры трески пошаговый рецепт с фото от BayevsKitchen

Taramasalata with bread: Greek Caviar Dip

Taramasalata is a traditional Greek appetizer of cod roe with lemon juice and vegetable oil. In Greece it is served with Kalamata olives and sliced pita. What is Taramasalata? Taramasalata is a fascinating dish that gives you a taste of the Mediterranean with every bite. It’s a traditional Greek dip made primarily from tarama, the …

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