Suzi's Blog

Asparagus, Minted Peas, and Caramelized Red Onion Tart from Keep It Vegan

It is spring and there is asparagus in the air. Well, it’s really in the ground and then on the truck and finally on our store shelves. It can take a person decades to become an asparagus addict, but it will happen. And, spring is the time for peas. While this recipe calls for frozen…

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Grandpa’s Cheese Barn and Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Last fall Suzen and I drove from New York City to Knoxville. We did not quite drive directly. I wanted to see the famous West Side Farmers Market in Cleveland, Ohio, a brick monument to meat. It’s a treat to visit, but it left us a few hundred miles off course. South of Cleveland and…

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Easter Sunday Brunch Cocktails: Beyond the Mimosa

Easter Sunday is the ultimate brunch Sunday. Millions of us will throng to restaurants and many millions more will be home preparing a feast. A festive beverage is a necessity. For many of us, Brunch = Mimosa. Nothing can surpass a glass of champagne splashed with fresh orange juice. Its dominance as the brunch-beverage is…

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Pork Meatballs with Toasted Pignoli and Golden Raisins

Want to start a debate among foodies? You don’t have to go to politics or religion. For spirited conversation, you need to ask about where to find the best meatballs. Family recipes, especially Italian family recipes, are endowed with pride. And it is not unusual for someone to say their family's version is the best, easily the…

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