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Yes, you can make your own condiments — they're surprisingly easy!
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Pomegranate Vinegar

This fragrant and easy-to-make vinegar adds unusual flavor to vinaigrettes and marinades. It will keep several months if stored in a cool place away from direct sunlight. You will need a quart canning jar or a glass container of equivalent size.

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Chunky Fresh Cranberry Relish

Cranberries contribute bright color and tingling taste to any holiday spread. Here they get a little extra zip from some ground red chile, preferably New Mexican, and more crunch from pecans that flourish in southern New Mexico.

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Fire-Roasted Pepper Salsa

This salsa adds both flavor and color to entrée dishes, such as the Wild Rice Pancakes and the Peruvian Blue Home Fries. From Mollie Katzen’s Sunlight Café.

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Spicy Ginger Carrot Relish

This is a ginger-spicy, sweet-and-sour slaw that stores well in the refrigerator for up to one month. You may substitute all or part of the carrots with other vegetables such as cabbage, peppers, celery, turnips, sunchokes, celery root or beets.

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Onion Confit

This simple recipe makes a delicious accent to mealtime.

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Moroccan Sauté

This Moroccan-inspired dinner is delicious served with chopped tomatoes, drizzled with a fruity olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve fruit sorbet for dessert.

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Olive and Sun-dried Tomato Relish

Here’s an extraordinarily versatile gift. You can always find new uses for this relish: toss it with hot pasta; use it on top of Greek-style pizzas; or add it to omelet fillings and deviled eggs. And it couldn’t be simpler to make—just whirl a few ingredients in the food processor, and you’re all set. Presentation Idea: This is attractive in almost any sort of jar. Tell your recipients to keep this refrigerated, but make sure it’s at room temperature when you present it—the relish turns cloudy when cold.

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Lemon-Ginger Vinaigrette

30 Minutes or lessThis tangy dressing is great on greens, but also makes a good dip for fresh vegetables. Perfect for appetizers!