Suzi's Blog

TBT Recipe: Grilled Corn and Poblano Guacamole from Rick Bayless

If I say Chicago, what food snaps into your mind. Pizza? Dogs? Cabbage rendered in a thousand different ways? That’s a dangerous topic to ask a person from New York, the home of true pizza and the world’s best hot dogs. And, and, which city has won more World Series? Back to food. Chicago? I…

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Pickled Oysters from Brooklyn Bar Bites by Barbara Scott-Goodman

Seafood is often considered to be fragile. Fresh and lovely for a day or so, then rather not too alluring. What if you could make our oysters last for month? You can and it’s simple: pickle them. You get your seafood flavor plus the tang of the pickling liquids. From Brooklyn Bar Bites [see my…

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Brian’s Tomatillo Mary

  What can you do with a tomatillo? Eat it, of course. Either raw, in a salsa, or cooked, in a salsa. Or baked with chicken. Look at this idea for Braised Chicken with Tomatillos and Jalapenos. So you eat them. But drink them? Last year I posted an idea for a Tomatillo Shrub, noting…

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Gin-Cured Gravlax from Brooklyn Bar Bites by Barbara Scott-Goodman

I’m posting this on Monday, which just gives you time to shop and prepare for the coming weekend. This is NOT a 1-2-3 dish ready in just 30 minutes. The salmon needs to cure for 3 days, or more, in your fridge. The gravlax itself is made with gin, lime and juniper berries — yielding…

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