Suzi's Blog

Gluten-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Chunkers

  In August I did a cookbook review for Sugar Rush, a dessert book to teach you the foundation of pastry, from creams to cakes to frostings. It’s an alternative path to becoming a faux pastry chef without leaving home. Or spending three years in school in New York! Every pastry chef now faces new…

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Carrot Soup from Alice Waters

  Now is surely the time when the carrots are ripe and sweet. A summer’s worth of the sun’s energy makes them sublime. Thing is, what do you do with them all? Raw carrots are fun, but that crispness can get to you after a while. [My teeth start to hurt!] Heritage carrots, like these,…

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Chocolate Pomegranate Pavlova from Wintersweet by Tammy Donroe Inman

  It’s September, the official start of the pomegranate season. It may take a while for them to appear in your supermarket, but they will. Tammy Donroe Inman put his pavlova on the cover of her book Wintersweet — you can see my review here. Wintersweet is a magnificent dessert book and a go-to reference…

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TBT Recipe:  Barbecued Onions with Goat Cheese and Fig and Honey Topping

        Ah, before summer goes away, here's a vegetable dish to blend all the wonders of summer. And, when the snow flies in a few months, you can do this under your broiler. I feel a little guilty. I just ate a steak with a wonderful side dish, a barbecued onion topped with…

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