Suzi's Blog

TBT Recipe: Baked Eggplant with Lemon Infused Couscous

This week's TBT recipe is a celebration of a personal culinary milestone. Until I met Suzi, I never ate eggplant. Oh, I'd sample a couple of tastes in Chinese restaurants and fled to the bathroom. I had come to believe that there is nothing worse on earth. Over time, Suzi has shown patience with me…

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Greek Vegetable Bake from The Islands of Greece by Rebecca Seal

Have you had this experience yet? The day after Thanksgiving, you eat the leftover stuffing and say to yourself, “Damn, this is better the next day.” Same thing here. This dish smells powerfully wonderful coming out of the oven. It will be hard to restrain yourself. Or, you can just double or triple the recipe,…

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Baked Eggplant with Lemon-Infused Couscous [and perhaps other things]

I’ve done a bad thing. It’s been bothering me for a couple of weeks and I would like to resolve it. Thing is, having done this bad thing, having confessed to it, I suspect I will do it again. And again. Oh, I did not do it alone. In fact, Suzen was the mastermind. In…

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Vegetable Crostata with Honey-Thyme Glaze

This year’s Valentine’s Day feast at Cooking by the Book featured duck breast — yes, that recipe will appear tomorrow. Now, duck is a little tricky. There’s the fat and how to cook it without generating duck leather. And with its own intense flavor, you have to wonder what to pair duck with. Working with…

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