Suzi's Blog

Espresso and Tonic Water [seriously Swedish]

“Did you see that?” I asked Suzen. She was fifteen feet in front of me, as usual. She strolls faster than I do and there can be a gap between us on one of our city walks. Long walks, like 13-20 mile walks along the streets and in the parks of New York City. Walk…

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Israeli Couscous

I don’t remember when I first had couscous, but I remember the emotion: that sad regret that so much time had already passed and now, only now, was I enjoying this incredible food. For me, there is something very sensuous in sampling the little roundish nuggets, soft yet offering a bit of resistance as you bite.…

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Cookbook Review: Bakeless Sweets by Faith Durand

Faith Durand is an author, blogger and food enthusiast from Ohio. And Ohio is the dessert capital of the United States. It’s Midwestern, yet eastern, with an almost-Southern border and a rich culinary history with many ethnic byways. Why a book called Bakeless Sweets? It’s simple. As says in her introduction, “I love puddings.” And,…

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Herbed Crushed Potatoes [well, really smashed]

Often we prepare our potatoes with swiftness. One [step] and done. Baked or fried or boiled. Salt, pepper, butter or mustard or sour cream. Quick and ready to eat. Consider a different, slower, more complex, but oh-so-good path. These potatoes are cooked twice: once in a simple boil and then roasted with oil you have…

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