Suzi's Blog

Curried Lamb Shanks with Carrots, Chickpeas and Potatoes

        Whatever was wrong with me? I used to hate chickpeas. Hate. With passion. Now, I love. With passion. And I know why. This year we have come across an exceptional hummus recipe [http://www.cookingbythebook.com/recipes/red-pepper-hummus-smoked-paprika/] and now this sumptuous dinner treat from Curtis Stone. In a word, this recipe is magnificent. And just…

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Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Aioli and Salsa Verde

Some things are easy. Easter dinner? Lamb. Best place to find a great lamb recipe? An outstanding Irish author and teacher: Darina Allen. Darina’s newest book, 30 Years at Ballymaloe, is a celebration and tribute to her Irish cooking school that long ago achieved world status. This recipe comes from a long time staff member…

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Easter Dinner Ideas [Or Other Spring and Summer Feasts]

  Yes, I know, Easter was last Sunday. But there will be an Easter again, short of a meteor strike. And there are other times during the spring and summer that you may be celebrating. Here is the menu we had on Sunday. The next few days will see a post with each recipe. Suzen…

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Spiced Lamb Meatballs With Garlicky Yogurt Sauce

For Valentine’s Day, Suzen offered a class, what else, for couples. Couples who came in droves, cooked with laughter, and consumed with pleasure. The seven course meal featured a different sparkling wine with each course. Suzen was curious about which of the seven dishes would please the crowd the most. Oh, it did not take…

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