Suzi's Blog

Grilling Corn with a Gas Grill

In an earlier post, I’ve suggested that the microwave is a quick, very quick way to cook fresh corn. You can leave the corn with the shucks still on and simply “cook” for 4 minutes for one or 6 minutes for two ears at a time. Microwave cooking gives you an ear that is certainly “done”…

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Cookbook Review: Michael Chiarello’s Live Fire

This is about a cookbook with a mission: to change your perspective on outdoor cooking. Live Fire is not a grilling book. Not a barbeque book. Not a smoker book. This is about how to cook with fire, be it a barbeque container, or a gas grill or using metal lattice over red and ash…

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Cookbook Review: Smoke and Spice by Valerie Aikman-Smith

Summer has arrived. Perhaps a bit soggy, but it’s here. Time to finally clean the grill and begin the summer rituals. I love grilling. And Suzen loves it even more. I think because it moves the mess from the kitchen to outdoors where I am totally responsible for cleanup. I don’t mind. It was clause…

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How to Poach a Fish

When we went crabbing this week, Suzen caught a 16-pound albacore tuna. That’s Suzi up there on the right holding her fresh catch. It’s a world record for tuna caught in a crab pot. Well, actually, she poached the fish. On the left, is shot of the 56 tuna a boatload of very nice men…

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