Suzi's Blog

Avocado Margarita

Curra’s Grill in South Austin is famous for its wonderful Tex-Mex food, all day long. They open at 7AM and go to 10PM. This “local” place makes the Texas Monthly “Best 50” list for Tex-Mex food, quite an accomplishment. And a deserved one. My son, daughter-in-law, and I just had a great breakfast, which they…

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Cobb Salad from Patricia Wells

I am, in a word, a fan of Patricia Wells. I love her cookbooks, packed with ideas that tempt me page by page. I relish her travel books: those Food Lover’s Guides to Paris and to France have given many of us perfect journeys along the timeless streets of cities or the rural byways of…

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Bread & Water + Tomatoes = Gazpacho

“Do you hit your wife during the night?” the man asked me. I hesitated to answer. The question was stark. And, I have always maintained that what happens between me and Suzen in the privacy of our bedroom is, well private. “No, Doctor, he does not,” Suzen answered. “Good,” the doctor responded. “That means you…

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Mango Guacamole

Nothing can really beat classic guacamole. That pure green mixture with the unique flavor is a culinary masterpiece. On the other hand, sometimes you want or even need a twist to the flavor. If you are having a strong barbeque dish, say chicken or chops that are cooked until the outside begins to blacken, it’s…

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