Suzi's Blog

Bing Cherry Mojito

  Cherry can be a tough flavor to love. You grow up, get sick, have cough syrup, and vow that never, never, never again in your life will you have another thing to do with vile cherries again. Except maybe for pie. Pie should always be an exception. When the weather warms and you want…

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Lamb Chops with Roasted Cherry Vinaigrette from Michael Chiarello

Lamb. Rich and satisfying. Chef and author Michael Chiarello loves the meat and, with his restaurant experience, knows just the proportions to serve. As an entrée, two or three chops per person is plenty. That lamb flavor can, it is true, seem overpowering. The trick is to pair that meat flavor with something contrasting but…

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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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Basket to Go: Summer Sweetness from the Farmers Market

At the Portland farmers market, the big one on Saturday in the Park Blocks, we saw this clever idea from one of the vendors. In the Northwest, now is the peak season for berries and cherries of all kinds. Which one or ones should you pick? This vendor makes it easy: there’s a “to go”…

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