Suzi's Blog

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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Watermelon and Cucumber Agua Fresca [with the Agua!]

As much as I love my lemonade, I do seek variety in my private beverage life. For the past two summers, for your enjoyment and mine I’ve suggested agua frescas, which can be made in infinite, delicious variety. Suzen loves watermelon but even she cannot down a whole one. And, we always have a supply…

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Brian’s Green Gazpacho [as promised although delayed]

After brownies, after chicken wings, the very first dish I mastered as an adult was gazpacho. I saw a show on public television where tomatoes and a blender and a can of V-8 were converted into a soup. My V-8 days are long past, but I’m into gazpacho as soon as the snow is gone…

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