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Celebrating the Concord Grape

One of the treasures of fall is the too brief appearance of Concord grapes. Their color, flavor and texture are unmatched. There is no official “Concord Grape Day” or week or month. So, in defense of this noble grape, in celebration of its unique favor, I’m spending this week promoting Concord grape ideas. Some of…

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Madava Farms and Maple Syrup and Syrup Tasting

  Last weekend Suzen and I had the pleasure of visiting Madava Farms in Dutchess Country, New York, to see a "syrup chateau" and enjoy the finest in maple syrup products. We actually did a maple syrup tasting, beginning with maple sugar, then light syrup, then darker, then the darkest and then, in that back row,…

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In the Coming Days: It’s All About B’s

Happy Monday, Suzen and I have been traveling and cooking. Over the next week+ we'll share some wonderful food ideas with you. And they all begin with a B. Today's post is about Brian's Simply the Best Baked Beans. But there's more: beverages including Cucumber Mint Agua Fresca and baked goodies — like those cheese rolls…

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The Week To Come Here at Suzi’s Blog: Tomatillos and the Best in Cookbooks for Your Consideration

Suzen and I are happy to announce the first ever Tomatillo Week. Over the next seven days you’ll see recipes for tomatillos in myriad uses. Salsas, of course. On Monday and Tuesday you’ll see recipes for first uncooked and then cooked tomatillos salsas, ones pictures above. But you’ll also be entertained with a salad dressing,…

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