Welcome to Char’s Country Dips and Seasonings!
Like many of you, my life can get so busy! Between my career, my family’s needs, being a “chauffeur” and housecleaning, it’s hard for me to find time to make healthy meals for my family. When I first started using seasonings, I loved the versatility and convenience of having pre-prepared flavourings for my cooking. I was inspired and excited to come up with my own flavours, using only the highest quality ingredients.
I love dill, so I grew a big patch of dill in my herb garden and created “Lemon and Dill Weed”, a seasoning used for fish, potato salad, salad dressing and more. I made up fifty bottles for my first farmers’ market. My display included a dip made with “Lemon and Dill Weed” in a sour cream base and served with crackers for people to sample. One of the other vendors told me not to be discouraged if I didn’t sell anything, since it was my first time at the market. Within two hours, I sold out.
I expanded Char’s to include 14 seasonings, including Two Timing Tomato, Am I Talking Greek, Eat Your Spinach, Little Italy, Veggie Medley, Hurry Get The Curry and Achin for Bacon. I started making vinaigrettes, seafood breading, chowder mix and popcorn shakers.
Char’s can be found at farmers’ markets, craft and trade shows across Atlantic Canada. Orders can be placed on this site and we ship across Canada.
I hope you enjoy my recipes – happy cooking!
From my kitchen to yours,
Seasonings: Great for roasted, baked or mashed potatoes, chicken & beef, soups and sauces, also nice for making dips for chips and vegetables!
Vinaigrettes: Use as a bread dipper, salad dressing, marinade or in a stir fry.
Seafood Breading: Coat pan fried haddock, scallops, halibut or shrimp in an egg-milk mixture, coat with breading and fry! Mmmm, good.
Chowder Mix: My family recipe, passed down through generations. Shhh, don’t tell my mother!
Popcorn Shakers: Spice up your movie night popcorn with Creamy Smoky Bacon, All Dressed Up, Ragin’ Buffalo, Cheezy Cheddar, Silly Dilly and more. Small enough to fit in your purse or pocket to bring to the movie theatre!