Suzi's Blog

San Vincente Crush from 101 Mojitos by Kim Haasarud

We drink grapes all the time, so why is this beverage different? It’s not wine. The grapes are muddled in this mojito-style cocktail. It’s delicious to drink and lovely to the eye. You can make these in batches, surround the glasses with grapes, and have a visual display that starts your cocktail party with pizazz.…

Read More »

Fruit Tartlet with Shortcrust Shell

For Day 5 of Concord Grape Week, we are staying with dessert. This recipe is from a website called Verses from my Kitchen. The author writes infrequently, but the recipes are lovely and his wife’s photographs are simply world class. It’s a great site and I hope you can visit it. On this site, you…

Read More »

Concord Grape Pie

For Day 4 of Concord Grape Week, it’s time for dessert. This recipe is from Saveur in 2014. Suzi and I have not yet made this, but the picture and the recipe have us intrigued. It’s simple. A basic crust and filling that is just fruit, sugar, and tapioca. It remind me of a cherry…

Read More »

Concord Grape Shrub

On Day 3 of Concord Grape Week, we stop eating and start drinking. Shrubs are an old beverage idea making a big, big comeback. A shrub is fruit preserved with a combination of sugar and vinegar. Mixed with water, sparkling water or combined with spirits, shrubs are a delight, an entryway to an empire of…

Read More »