Sorry, ketchup. You just can't compare to these new sauces and jams on the block
If you're feeling a little uninspired by your dry cupboard at the moment or you've reached your giddy limit with the whole ketchup and mayonnaise thing then boy, are you in for a treat.
We've got a list of the tastiest homemade condiments to wow the crowds at picnics and barbecues or, you know, just wow yourself at home with a steak-for-one and a glass of wine.
Once you've tried this bacon jam recipe you'll basically spend the rest of your life finding carbohydrates you can spoon it onto. And that's OK. Life is short. You should cover it in bacon jam.
Since we're on a bacon theme, bacon salt is the most brilliant invention ever. AND. SO. EASY. Just grind up some of this smoky good stuff and sprinkle it on everything.
So this one's not technically a newcomer – it's quite a traditional Italian oldcomer, actually – but the likelihood is you've been woefully neglecting this incredible sauce. Garlicky, herby and oily, it has all the best ingredients for drizzling over meat/bread/your face you could hope for.
You probably think you know all about pesto. Well, you don't. You don't know pesto until you've made Homemade's pistachio version. The sweetness of the pistachios makes it the ideal spread or salad cheerer-upper. Highly addictive.
Tomato chilli jam
This recipe made with slow roasted toms and a pinch of fennel is the absolute best. Feel free to add a little sprinkle of chilli, and you've done a real number on ketchup and have left it for dust. Get this on your sausage sandwich and you'll never look back.
You've probably haven't put much thought into making your own mustard before, but we can highly recommend it. Especially when involves having to open some beers. One for us, one for you. The best bit is this will travel beautifully and keep for ages. You'll be the toast of the picnic.