Suzi's Blog

TBT Recipe: Cucumber Sauce for Salmon and More

It's Thursday and I've been doing TBT cookbook review for some time. Now, for Thursdays, I'm adding a TBT recipe, too. Suzi and I are digging back to find — out of over 2000 posts — the really scrumptous recipes we love and that we hope you'll. Here's one from just about a year ago.…

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Pomegranate & Cucumber Salad from Pomegranates & Pine Nuts by Bethany Kehdy

Pomegranates & Pine Nuts by Bethany Kehdy appeared in 2013. It was a dashing proponent for recipes from the Middle East, featuring Lebanese, Moroccan and Persian dishes. And it remains a leading book for these cuisines. You might say this book ages gracefully, but I suspect it will forever thrive. The recipes are lively, popping with…

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Poached Whole Salmon with Pistachio Yogurt from Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen

Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen by Clodagh McKenna is a volume of Irish-based and internationally-inspired dishes. Her grandfather was a fisherman in Ireland with one of the first licenses for wild salmon fishing. That wild salmon season is short, June to August, so there is a rush to catch, cook, and savor. Clodagh loves to poach salmon,…

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Summer Cocktails with Watermelon and Cucumber Agua Fresca

Yes, this is the same picture as yesterday. And it’s the same watermelon and cucumber agua fresca made with no water added — all the liquid comes from your blender munching away on the watermelon and cucumber. That’s the daytime beverage. At night, or in the late afternoon, or for brunch, you can extend this…

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