Suzi's Blog

Grilling Apricots

Summer fruits can be tricky. Peaches can go from rock hard to mushy in, it seems, a single day. That’s why, for many of us, it’s just safer to go with nectarines. And then there are those apricots. They too can begin life hard and almost tasteless, then transition to useless muck. The inherent apricot…

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TBT Cookbook Review and Recipe: Santa Fe Recipe by Carl and Joan Stromquist

In 1989 Joan and Carl Stromquist published Santa Fe Recipe, a collection of 299 recipes from 30 of the wonderful restaurants that make Santa Fe, then and now, a culinary center of distinction. In the next decade, Joan, and sometimes Carl, went on to write nine more books featuring recipes from New Mexico and California.…

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Potato Salad Ideas for Your Summer Enjoyment

I first posted this is January.Which is not the middle of summer, but I thought potato salad would go well for the Super Bowl. It's football season again, with NFL preseason games on the tube tonight. So, winter or summer, end of season or just preseason, potato salad is always a delight for your table.…

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Brian’s Strawberry Mango Daiquiri with Pineapple Simple Syrup

Sooooo good. This beverage is just delicious. It’s filled with complex flavor and thick, like a smoothie. And, it’s actually low in alcohol content with only about 75% of the rum that is normally in daiquiri. You want the fruit ripe here. The berries can be almost gone. Almost, but no mold please. Cocktails used…

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