Roasting Nut and Coconut

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...
Important Tips for Summer Food Safety

Important Tips for Summer Food Safety

If you are about to enjoy a summer picnic, or a Labor Day celebration, or a tailgate event during the fall, the last thing that probably crosses your mind is food safety. But it should. Sandy Hu, a friend of Suzen’s, has written a very important blog about summer food...
On the Grilling of the Corn

On the Grilling of the Corn

“62,800,000 RESULTS” That’s what appeared on my screen today when I googled “how to grill corn.” There are a lot of ideas and recipe out there. I won’t say controversy quite rages, but there are distinct corn grilling schools of thought. It boils down to [no pun...
Corn, Silk and Lilacs

Corn, Silk and Lilacs

A mild winter has its benefits. You haven’t broken your leg while skiing. Your heating bills were not as high as the Federal budget. And corn is available way early. We have Florida corn in our local supermarket. Big ears, with lots of well-formed kernels. This early...