Suzi's Blog

Quick Preserved Lemons

What do you do if you need an ingredient, now, and it normally takes days or weeks to make it? Like, say, preserved lemons. You Google and maybe you are lucky, like finding this wonderful site for quick preserved lemons: http://www.quietinglife.com/2012/12/quick-preserved-lemons.html   Basically, you thinly slice lemons, put salt and sugar on them, cover with…

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What Is the Best Roast Chicken Recipe: A Comparison from Eleven Experts

It’s Thursday. I can guess two things are going to happen for you between now and Monday. First, you are going to go shopping. Second, you are going to buy a chicken. But what will you do with it? And what do you wish you could do with it? Sometimes reality swamps ambition. You can…

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Photo Collaging Apps on an iPad: Recommended Tools for You

  How did I do that collage? My iPad. The iPad has spawned an incredibly diverse new industry of low-cost apps for the iPad that do photo editing and collaging. I do mean low cost. The program I used for this collage cost $1.99. There are dozens of programs out there, too many to easily…

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Roasting Nut and Coconut

Baking, particularly cookies, often involves nuts or coconut. And there in that recipe you’ll see the suggestion that they be toasted. My first reaction: ah, gee, do I have to? I revert to being a 6-year old told to clean up his room. The thing is, toasting these ingredients really is important to bring out…

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