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The Week To Come Here at Suzi’s Blog: Tomatillos and the Best in Cookbooks for Your Consideration

Suzen and I are happy to announce the first ever Tomatillo Week. Over the next seven days you’ll see recipes for tomatillos in myriad uses. Salsas, of course. On Monday and Tuesday you’ll see recipes for first uncooked and then cooked tomatillos salsas, ones pictures above. But you’ll also be entertained with a salad dressing,…

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TBT Cookbook Review: Condiments by Kathy Gunst

I’m not sure if this is the first book Kathy Gunst wrote, but I suspect it is. The bio on the back page notes that she went to the London Cordon Bleu School of Cookery, and that she was an editor for Food and Wine, but mentions no other books. So this 1984 tome may…

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Avocado Soup with Lime Cream and Seared Chipotle Shrimp

Today’s cookbook review, on a separate post, is for Mr. & Mrs. Sunday’s Suppers by Lorraine Wallace. It’s a book filled with dinner ideas for any day of the week, although personally I think these are Saturday and Sunday night meals. The recipes have a little complexity in many cases and very often a surprise.…

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And on the Table

Why do people put flowers on the dining room table? For beauty? For luster? Does it seem sensuous? In our weekend house, we have a big, very big cherry wood dining table. Over the fifteen years we’ve enjoyed our getaway, we’ve added new plants outside every year. When we bought these peonies three years ago,…

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