Suzi's Blog

Summer Vegetable Flan

Heavy cream, milk and eggs. This is a particularly light way to start a summer meal. It is. It really is. If eaten in moderation. Suzen’s busy season for corporate events is on. Firms come here, cook together, and eat what they have just polished in our kitchen. The first course of choice — seemingly…

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Caramelized Corn

  It’s early October. Very early. October 1. In the supermarkets and at farm stands and farmers markets, there is corn aplenty. Oh, the government is shut down today, but eating goes on. Corn is a basic food that can be employed in a myriad of ways. Sometimes, simple is the best. With ears fresh…

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Texas Corn Cream Muffins, Cement, and Concrete

  There are things I just always confuse: baking powder versus baking soda. Gee, I wonder why those buttermilk biscuits failed? I’m always confused about concrete versus cement. One contains the other, but which is which? Right now there is a rumbling noise outside my window as a cement mixer is spinning so that the…

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Crab and Corn Bisque

  Domaine Chandon is a Napa Valley winery now owned by a French company. The setting is both beautiful and upscale. The winery features a Michelin-starred restaurant, étoile, that naturally features seasonal, regional food. The Domaine Chandon Cookbook offers 75 of the premium recipes from this restaurant with its particularly  sparkling view. Of all those…

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