Suzi's Blog

Roasted Garlic

There is something quite beautiful about a head of roast garlic. Complex. Just a little alien looking and even puzzling. Okay, I roasted it. Now what? You can spread that roasted garlic over bread and pair with wine. No, I would not just eat cloves of roasted garlic. Not if you need to be around…

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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Drying Rack

  As you can see, dinner was good. Really good. Fresh pasta, eggy and rich. Summer peas from the farmers market. Grated cheese from Italy. You don’t see the bottle of wine, but it was good too. Suzi and I made the pasta. We love that task and enjoy using the pasta machine, which requires…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Sweet and Desserts from the Middle East by Arto der Haroutunian

Treasure. Can I interest you in some treasure? And a little mystery and surely what seems like magic. This week’s Throwback Thursday cookbook review is a work of genius from 1984. Arto Der Haroutunian was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1940. His parents were Armenian and his father had survived the Armenian genocide of World…

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Grilled or Oven-Roasted Santa Maria Tri-Tip

For multiple reasons, including price and healthy eating issues, beef consumption is down, which may be bad for ranchers but is probably good for the cows. Politics and culinary classifications aside, there is something marvelous about beef. The smell, the color, the resistance to your bite, the ability to readily mate with other foods, and…

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