Suzi's Blog

Summer Punch: Mango Tango

I love weekend bartending. For four or six or eight people, it’s fun to make and shake. In fact, when I retire, if I retire that is, I plan on opening a B&B: a bar and brownie establishment. A good bourbon, neat, can go a long way paired with a deeply frosted brownie. In the…

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Sophisticated Sangria

  I was making sangria this weekend and I had two assets: time and a great Cab. Time was important because like many of you I am often tempted to “throw sangria together” at the last moment — or perhaps the last hour. I do give it time to chill, but not really the time…

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Super Bowl Preparation: Brian’s New Mango Salsa

  It’s the Monday before the Sunday where the world, or least the American part of it, ends. Temporarily. Sunday is the Super Bowl and the biggest day of the year for finger food. Billion of chips, millions upon millions of chicken wings, tanker truck loads of chili — all that and more will be…

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Super Bowl Idea: Brian’s Spicy Mango Salsa

If I say “salsa” what crosses your mind?  To most of us, the “salsa” word immediately pulls up an image of something red, hot, and sitting on a chip.  It’s as if Karl Marx were the Chief Salsa maker with the motto: “Salsas of the world, unite!” Thank God for diversity.  There is a world…

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