Suzi's Blog

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

  Seattle turns out to be border town. No, not the Canadian border. The Mexican. Seattle is one of these “Northern” cities that have a distinctly “Southern” flavor. The influx of Mexicans, and others from Central and South America, has been steady and permeates the society. From restaurants and food carts and trucks to congregations…

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Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca and Cocktail from Rick Bayless

Mexican food maven, Rick Bayless, has a wonderful new book. Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks offers sensational ideas from his famed Frontera Grill restaurant. Here’s a beverage idea, a duo idea, that is not a margarita but does employ the ever-versatile tequila. It’s a sweet agua fresca that can be converted into a delightful cocktail.…

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Cucumber Agua Fresca and Some Cucumber Lore

Ah, I had been expecting the call. For years, for over a decade. My doctor calls me and starts with, “About your blood test …” I’m fine. I am NOT diabetic. But I am in that “pre-diabetic” category where I have to exercise some judgment. More judgment, Suzen tells me, that I have displayed in…

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