Suzi's Blog

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…

Read More »

TBT Recipe: The Side Truck Cocktail from Pitt Cue Company

  When I blogged a general overview of Pitt Cue Co: The Cookbook, I did mention this cocktail. It’s accompanied by a full page picture with two hands holding a very big glass. I took that to be a warning: this drink is full flavored, full bodied and perhaps best consumed on a day when…

Read More »

Brian’s Agave Bees Knees

“I really can’t taste the gin,” my wife Suzen said to me. I was so happy. I had succeeded in my Bees Knees experiment. It’s a catchy name: Bees Knees. It’s actually slang. During Prohibition, it meant “The Best.” And this drink began to be recognized as the best. Given the circumstances. “Bathtub gin” is…

Read More »

Brian’s Peach and Berry Sangria

A month ago, we were wondering if spring would ever come. Cold and nasty in the Catskills. And in fact, spring never came. It is suddenly in the 80’s or 90’s each day. Somehow the leaves all came out in a couple of weeks and it is now green, sweltering and the perfect weather for…

Read More »