Suzi's Blog

What’s Coming This Fall

Two weeks ago I had hopes that summer might continue. This weekend in Olive, Suzen and I used the fireplace and enjoyed the leaves along every byway. Fall is here. The deer in our front yard all have their dark winter coats. And they are nibbling away at the parts of herb garden they missed…

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On Fondant and Gum Paste and Modeling Chocolate and Modeling Paste: Edible Confusion

Yesterday I posted a review of The Icing on the Cake by Juliet Stallwood. It’s a brilliant book about decorating cakes and cookies with exceptional flavors and figures. Juliet is a specialist in making complex, and often 3-D decorations. In her book, she describes how to make some of these figures, like that lovely mouse in…

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Perfectly Delicious: Little Daisy Bake Shop in Upper Montclair

  You may have heard about six-degrees of separation. About how we are all connected to everyone by just a few jumps from someone we know to someone they know to someone … You got it. Suzen has a different theory and method for social connectivity. She just asks questions and very quickly establishes a…

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Cooking by the Book Perspective: Chipotle Heat and Chipotle Convenience

  This post is triggered by Monday’s recipe for chipotle cream. Chipotle has this reputation for being ungodly hot. But as the photo shows, just minutes out of the fridge, they are only in the 50s, so … I may have the concept of heat confused here. I’ll need to recheck. I’m a little confused…

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