Suzi's Blog

Quick Pickled Cherry Tomatoes from Tomatomania!

Two words always appeal to me: quick and pickled. Yes, I know, chocolate really does come first but that’s for another day. For her cooking school, Suzen buys in quantity and, at the end of the week, we can have an extra container, or five, of cherry tomatoes. Even Suzen can tire of popping them…

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Poached Whole Salmon with Pistachio Yogurt from Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen

Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen by Clodagh McKenna is a volume of Irish-based and internationally-inspired dishes. Her grandfather was a fisherman in Ireland with one of the first licenses for wild salmon fishing. That wild salmon season is short, June to August, so there is a rush to catch, cook, and savor. Clodagh loves to poach salmon,…

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Baked Beans from Virgils Barbeque in New York City

I first posted this recipe a year ago and little has changed. Baked beans are something we enjoy year round, but particularly in the summer. Virgil's Barbeque is still in mid-town, still serving tons of meat and great biscuits and these beans. Visit Virgil's if you can and always have a side of beans. But,…

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Summer Cocktails with Watermelon and Cucumber Agua Fresca

Yes, this is the same picture as yesterday. And it’s the same watermelon and cucumber agua fresca made with no water added — all the liquid comes from your blender munching away on the watermelon and cucumber. That’s the daytime beverage. At night, or in the late afternoon, or for brunch, you can extend this…

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