Suzi's Blog

Bread and Butter Jalapenos: Art and Food Combined

Have you ever made something so pretty you did not want to eat it? Or open it? These refrigerator-style pickles, make with jalapenos instead of cucumbers, are as lovely to look at as an Impressionist still life. And so much cheaper to possess. Feeling grumpy in the morning? Open the fridge door and look at…

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Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos

“Would you?” I began. “No.” “But, …” “No.” “You see,” I tried. “No,” she cut me off. “CAN I JUST FINISH A SENTENCE, PLEASE!” “Of course,” said Miss Demur. “It’s my birthday and I want this dish.” “Your birthday,” her voice was raised, “is in March. This is July.” “Well, Suzen, that means that I…

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Devils on Horseback

I am not, as my family maintains, a prejudiced man. I simply have guiding principles. One of them is not to ever eat certain foods. I have a Top 10 list of the foods I will not touch, let alone allow to enter my body. There are about 30 items on the Top 10 list.…

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Brian’s Candied Jalapenos

Candied jalapenos. If you have had them, you understand. If you haven’t had them, you are going to treasure them. No, this is not some kitschy candy. It’s still a jalapeno, but now with additional layers of sweetness and spice. You can eat these, of course. But their greatest usage is in transforming recipes you’ve…

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