A delicious and delightful all-purpose sauce made with olive oil and the herbs and spices found in everyone’s spice rack!
Have you ever had one of those nights when you get home from work and you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Of course you do! We all have those days when life throws every possible obstacle right smack down in the middle of your path.
Sometimes, it’s our jobs that cause such stress, frustration, and anxiety. But, other times, it’s our spouse, or kids, or dare I say it, our extended family. Gasp!
In my case, whenever I feel like that, I can usually break it down and determine exactly where my particular stress, frustration, and anxiety is stemming from. Shall I share it with you?
Well, heck, why should I start hiding behind Lord Byron’s Kitchen now? I’ve always been very forthcoming with my personal opinions and thoughts in the parables I tend to write in my recipe posts. So, I’ll fess up.
As much as city life, particularly my city life here in Toronto, has to offer, it seems like the older I get, the more and more I dislike living in the city. Toronto is a great place to live; don’t get me wrong, but I don’t belong here.
My roots go back to small town living – you know the types of towns where you can borrow an egg from your neighbour; the type of town where you can leave your doors unlocked until bedtime; the type of town where you feel secure and safe 100% of the time?
I grew up living like that. And, so did John.e. In fact, he spent most of his younger years living on a farm with his parents. So, naturally, we both wish for the return to a small town – more specifically, a small farmhouse, somewhere within reach of the city, but far enough that we can’t hear the sirens, see the lights, or breathe the smog.
The plan is to relocate as soon as McKenna has finished high school and has determined which university she will attend. And, because I’m an extremely overprotective father, I can assure you that the farmhouse will be within 2-3 hours driving distance of the university!
Until then, it’s business as usual – up in the morning, transit to work, work all day, transit home, make dinner, complete chores, work on Lord Byron’s Kitchen, help with homework, feed the cats, etc. Sounds exciting doesn’t it?
Wanna know how I push the stress, frustration, and anxiety aside? I eat! I find so much comfort in cooking and baking. And even though those things are fun for me, getting to eat, is much more fun! What about you? Do you love to cook? If it’s not your thing, then surprisingly, this recipe is for you. I call this Spice Rack Sauce, because that’s just what it is!
We all have a spice rack in the kitchen that for the most part goes very unused. Well, now there’s no excuse. You can make this gorgeous and delicious sauce and toss it with pasta like I’ve done, or you can baste a roast chicken in it. Try scrambling or frying some eggs with Spice Rack Sauce – it’s so good!
Now, with a delicious meal in front of you, and some quality time spent with your thoughts in the kitchen, don’t you feel better already? Works every time!!
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Spice Rack Sauce
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried red chili flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan. Whisk over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Don't be tempted to leave it on the heat for too long; the dried herbs will burn!
- Use sauce on pasta, chicken, fish, or even baked potato!
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