Suzi's Blog

Chipotle Cream with the Recipes from Virgil’s Barbecue Road Trip

  These moments occur in every marriage. “We have to talk,” I began. Suzen paused, looked in my face, and realized I was serious. “What?” was her reply. “Something is not as good as we thought,” I began. Brilliant way to start this off. She clenched her hands. “It’s okay,” I tried to reassure her.…

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Raspberry Adobo Agua Fresca

  Growing up in Oregon, I was surrounded in spring and summer by fields of berries, mostly strawberry because they have higher productivity than raspberries. And strawberries behave themselves, while raspberries tend to “grow wild” and spread out of control. They are members of the rose family after all. The United States grows 9% of…

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Adobo Honey: A Recipe and a Rant!

  You may well have purchased a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. It’s a key ingredient in Mexican cuisine, and certainly a way to add zip to your guacamole. There are both domestic and imported brands. Suzen and I are fond of that La Morena brand, although I do have a slight complaint.…

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Poblano Chili con Carne from James Peterson

From James Peterson’s Meat comes a new level of heat. His interpretation of chili [not chile] uses meat along with beans, but it’s the poblanos that make the difference. This is a hot dish. A beer evoking, tongue singing recipe that will put sweat on your brow. Those are facts, not a complaint. This chili…

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