Happy Easter

Happy Easter

It's Sunday and Easter and I rather doubt that many folks will be looking at this blog today. But if you are, Suzi and I wish you a very happy holiday. So does our cat Gina who is very protective of our Easter candy supply. Li-Lac Chocolates is a New York...
Sunday in Olive

Sunday in Olive

Are you fooded out? Take a break. Maybe just chill on the last of leftoves. You can make a turkey sandwich, adorned with some cranberry relish. One last bite of stuffing on the side. Oh, that sandwich needs some bread, so perhaps on this long weekend you might do a...
Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas: The Posts to Come

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...
21 Concord Grape Ideas from Huffington Post

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...
Celebrating the Concord Grape

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,...
Madava Farms and Maple Syrup and Syrup Tasting

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...