Suzi’s Blog

Cookbook Review: Naturally Healthy Mexican Cooking by Jim Peyton

There are three kinds of “healthy” cookbooks: The bad ones The very bad ones The handful of thoughtfully written ones with recipes you can actually enjoy and possibly relish Jim Peyton is one of those very thoughtful writers who has researched and written cookbooks, a half dozen now, we can all enjoy. This book has…

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Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good from Around My French Table

This was first posted four years ago when Dorie Greenspan's magnificent Around My French Table was a soaring and stunning rage. While the buzz may have abated, there is no decline in the importance of Dorie's work. This recipe is surely one you might consider for this holiday season. You are going to have stuffing…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Recipes from the Spanish Table by Nicholas Butcher

  Sometimes progress is not totally positive. Nicholas Butcher, British by birth, wrote Recipes from the Spanish Kitchen in 1990, by then living  in Spain and endlessly traveling the back roads. He moved village to village, region to region. The roads were slow, the villages inviting, the food regional. Today, Butcher still travels around Spain and…

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Sweet Potato Souffle for Thanksgiving

I first posted this blog in February when we enjoyed it with an early spring meal of pork chops topped with a chipotle sauce. You see that deep red/orange flavor in the background of this picture. Speaking of colors, that's how to cook this souffle: all "orange" ingredients. Sweet potatoes, brown sugar, orange zest, apple…

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Cookbook Review: The Little Paris Kitchen from Rachel Khoo

The “Little” in the title refers to the small kitchen in Paris where author Rachel Khoo experimented, perfected and began a soaring career. There is nothing little at all about this very big book. Born in London to a Malaysian Chinese father and Austrian Mother, as a young adult she found herself in Paris, looking.…

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Creamy Maple Syrup Dressing

  You always want delicious. To achieve delicious and have it be super simple is quite extraordinary. There are times when the ordinary vinaigrette, though splendid, becomes a tad boring. And there are times when a cheese dip for your crudité is just too “same old thing.” We owe thanks, therefore, to the Ontario Maple…

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