Suzi's Blog

Really Simple Anchovy, Caper and Tomato Salad

“Don’t add salt.” Suzen was issuing a command, not a suggestion. I had just described the dinner I was planning. I’m upstate and she’s in the city. Her antennae are always up when I’m on my own, the kitchen is mine, and she’s wondering what the devil I’m going to create. “No salt,” I replied…

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Mango Banana Salsa

There you are in the produce aisle. There it is: big, colorful, obviously ripe and juicy. You try to walk past, but it murmurs “Buy me” and you succumb. It’s okay. You are only human and mangos have that tropical reputation. Don’t feel guilty. Who could resist? But, but, now that you have those mangos…

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Really Simple Early Fall Corn Salsa

These early fall nights are brisk in New York, but the days have been warm. The farm stands are crowded with an abundance of corn. At five for a buck, it’s irresistible. But after you have eaten a couple of ears apiece, what do you do with the leftovers? Salsa. Corn salsa. I love this…

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Really Simple Citrus Sugar for Your Cocktail Glass Rim

A good cocktail can become great when the rim of the glass adds extra flavor or texture. Thank about that margarita glass rimmed with salt [or sugar!]. A Cosmo would not be a Cosmo without a rim of bright sugar. Here’s an idea Brian and I found quite unintentionally. We’re experimenting with a lemon tart…

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