Suzi's Blog

Herbed Crushed Potatoes [well, really smashed]

Often we prepare our potatoes with swiftness. One [step] and done. Baked or fried or boiled. Salt, pepper, butter or mustard or sour cream. Quick and ready to eat. Consider a different, slower, more complex, but oh-so-good path. These potatoes are cooked twice: once in a simple boil and then roasted with oil you have…

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Heirloom Tomato Stacks with Blue Cheese Dressing and Bacon Crumbles from Mariam Rubin

How are those tomato plants in your garden? Ready to harvest yet? Don’t fret. There are these things called greenhouses, and the “hydro” something way of growing, and those states far, far to the south of New York. From those sources, via trucks burning carbon, you can have summer-prime tomatoes on your table. This weekend.…

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BLT Salad

    The picture above is Suzen’s interpretation of this recipe. “It’s raining,” she said. “I’m not grilling.” And so, we did not grill the romaine lettuce but simple served it tossed with bacon, tomatoes and dressing. Either way, this salad is treat, familiar yet dramatically different. This dish easily forms a full meal. Miss…

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon Brittle

    “You realize the blog has become unbalanced,” Suzen said. “No.” I answered. I once had a girlfriend who told me to “admit nothing.” I still ended up divorced. “It’s booze and chocolate and brownies and milk chocolate, Brian,” she rebutted. “There are these things called vegetables. Science, and you are a scientist, has…

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