Suzi's Blog

Chili-Rubbed Brisket Tacos from Quick Slow Cooking by Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw’s Quick Slow Cooking is devoted to letting you make the most of your slow cooker. In the process, she lets you have some real-world cooking experiences. We think of tacos as the ultimate fast food: some ground meat, a package of “flavorings,” some quick time on the stovetop and you are done. You…

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Cucumber Agua Fresca with Lime Juice

How do you consume cucumbers? And how many? The numbers can be surprising for Suzen and I both eat and drink them year round. Lot of them. I think, but I’m not sure, that drinking is the bigger portion. My newest love, an intense cucumber agua fresca, is featured here. And tomorrow, if you prefer…

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Cookbook Review: Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen by Clodagh McKenna

Clodagh McKenna is an Irish food maven. She has studied under Darina Allen, written five books, appears regularly on TV in Europe and the United States, and, to boot, has two restaurants in Ireland. She is a busy culinary expert with a passion for food, both the traditional and the new. And not just Irish…

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Maytag Blue Grapes Redux from Just a Bite by Gale Gand

Suzen and I wish you happy Memorial Day. This is a day to trigger memories for many of us, to reflect for even a brief time on the sacrifices made by so many for us. And this is the day that for most of us trumpets, "Summer is here." Forget June 20 and the the…

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