Suzi's Blog

Gourmeting Your Own Cheese

I was at my discount liquor store looking, of course, at the cheese section. Great wine at cheap prices. Great cheese at … Here’s the truth. This store offers La Roulade at under $3. If you don’t know this cheese, it’s new on the market — at least to my eye — and is targeted…

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Savory Palmiers from Ina Garten

Palmier? Your mind instantly thinks of a wide, thin sweet pasty, laden with sugar. Perhaps paired with a cappuccino in a Paris café. They are big and they are a meal. A savory palmier? That’s got to be an oxymoron. How could you possibly make something that is not sweet, or, worse, potentially even healthy?…

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Orange, Tomato and Chive Salsa

I don’t work at Barnes and Noble but I do shop there. When you first enter the store, there is often a rack of “special” books that you may overlook. They always have modest prices. They always have a distinct size or cover. You might pass right by, but if you see The Complete Mexican…

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Herb Butter for Your Potatoes and Steak

It’s spring. Whether in your own garden, or in your grocery store, the first stock of fresh green veggies is arriving. Chives are a lovely way to create an herb butter. And this butter is versatile: perfect to spread on bread, or put on that backed potato or to top a steak with. Naturally, the…

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