Suzi's Blog

Vietnamese Lettuce Cups

  There are times when I can eat a dish and feel that I have done something actually healthy. Asian cuisines are my favorites for this “feel good” situation. I know, tempura and fried rice are not exactly high on the healthy scale. But, this dish is. It’s beautiful when plated: elegant lettuce leaves embracing…

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Garden Salad Tortilla from Alice Waters

The image is from a greens and herb vendor at the Kingston farmers market. Sometimes these guys can be lifesavers. Suzen’s cooking school, Cooking by the Book, offers team building classes for corporations. Teams come here and socialize for a bit, then cook together in our very large kitchen, and naturally eat what they have…

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BLT Salad

    The picture above is Suzen’s interpretation of this recipe. “It’s raining,” she said. “I’m not grilling.” And so, we did not grill the romaine lettuce but simple served it tossed with bacon, tomatoes and dressing. Either way, this salad is treat, familiar yet dramatically different. This dish easily forms a full meal. Miss…

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Butter Lettuce Salad from Eric Rupert

Here is the next step in our honey-based spring holiday menu. This salad features butter lettuce, a delicious but too often overlooked set of greens. Butter lettuce heads are smallish so for 4 people, this recipe calls for 3 heads. The vinaigrette, with tarragon and citrus, offers intense flavor. As a result, this salad has…

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