Suzi's Blog

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Sangria is a word that conjures up languid summer evenings. Some tapas, a pitcher of the fruity liquid, and a comfy chair. After two or three glasses, the world is fine. Living in the Hudson Valley, we are surrounded by apples, which are often part of the fruit of our summer sangrias. But, for this…

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Apple Cider Vinaigrette for Your Fall Salads

  When it comes to salads, you can become stuck in a tragic rut. Different ingredients may go into the bowl, but do you just put the same dressing on them, night after night after night? Even the best salad dressing or vinaigrette can become a bit tired. You need variety in your life. Of…

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Apple Cake from Fancois Payard

Brian and I miss France. Over the years, we’ve accumulate weeks in Paris and enjoyed traveling through the Loire Valley and Burgundy. The rest of France beckons. It’s not a place to rush. You want to walk, stroll, meander down every street and byway. And sample. In Paris, in every block there is store to…

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Rosemary-Garlic Chicken with Apple and Fig Compote

Ingredients for the chicken: 3 tbs fresh rosemary leaves, minced 5 medium cloves garlic, minced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 bone-in, skin-on split chicken breasts 1 tbs canola oil Ingredients for the Compote: 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/3-inch pieces 2 oz dried figs, cut into small…

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