Suzi's Blog

Cucumber Agua Fresca and Some Cucumber Lore

Ah, I had been expecting the call. For years, for over a decade. My doctor calls me and starts with, “About your blood test …” I’m fine. I am NOT diabetic. But I am in that “pre-diabetic” category where I have to exercise some judgment. More judgment, Suzen tells me, that I have displayed in…

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Spicy Cucumber Tomato Salad from Flavors of Malaysia

Okay, let’s do a scavenger hunt. Go to your bookshelf, the bookshelf you have devoted to cookbooks. Good. Now go to the row devoted to Asian food. Good. Now go to the section devoted to Malaysian food. Good? Or not good? Oh, you don’t have Malaysian books? Or any Asian books? Good God, no cookbooks?…

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Cucumber Martini

                                    Cucumbers are wonderfully versatile and refreshing. The flavor is unmatched for vivacious clarity. And while it once was a summer food alone, now we find great kukes year round. In a cocktail, the bright flavor of cucumbers…

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Cucumber Mint Splash

                    It can be a bit of a challenge to come up with a flavorful cocktail in short order. A bartender is trained to do it, but at home we tend to move a bit slower. If you want a cool beverage, now and with no…

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