Suzi's Blog

A Visual Guide to Apples

There you are, standing in front of a row of a dozen kinds of apples. At your supermarket or at a farm stand. And then it happens. Your mind goes blank. You can read the labels, but what do they mean? That McIntosh looks good, prettier than a computer, but what do you do with…

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Jalapeno and Apple Pie

The calendar says that fall is two weeks away. The abundance in our farmers markets says that fall is here. All those apples. All those potential pies. I blogged this pie two years ago. I’m doing it again. We went to a party this weekend where our gracious hostess invited people to bring dessert, specifically…

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Tiny’s Smoothies from Pike Place Market

Seattle is famous for many things but food wise the top spot has to be Pike Place Market. This is the oldest continually operated farmers market in the country, starting in 1907. There is a three story neon sign that says Public Market Center, and for locals the official name for a while was Pike…

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Caramel Apple Cake from Baked Explorations

Why are recurring dreams always so scary? Mine are terrible. Long, unpleasant and intense. There’s the one where the Head Librarian from my graduate school has summoned me back to Baltimore. She’s seven feet tall, dips down towards me, and nastily says I have to retype my dissertation. On the original Selectric typewriter. Two hundred…

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