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Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas: The Posts to Come

This is just a brief note to let you know the theme for the coming few weeks in the posts here on Suzi's Blog. That picture above of the pumpkins is not just an early celebration of Halloween. It's a statement of the season we now in, perhaps kneedeep in falling leaves. Thanksgiving has become…

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21 Concord Grape Ideas from Huffington Post

For Day 6 of Concord Grape Week, here’s a link to a post on Huffington from November 2011. You will find an abundance of lovely ideas: 21 classic recipes for Concord grapes. It’s a wonderful array of jellies, pies, cakes, cookies, shrubs, sorbets, ice creams and even a savory Tomato and Concord Grape Tart with…

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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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