Suzi's Blog

Blackberry Banana Margarita

There is an expression I dread to hear: “I’m over edge.” When Suzen says that, there is the threat of a tornado, flooding, or quake. Probably simultaneously. After a recent stressful event here, she looked at me and said, “I need a drink.” “Mojito?” I suggested her favorite. “No.” She said. “Margarita?” “No.” She said…

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Pineapple and Cucumber Gaucamole

Since Cinco de Mayo is today, a Thursday, there is a chance it may lap over into the weekend. You might face endless rounds of guacamole. You might get bored. You have an option, a guacamole with other flavors that you won’t have encountered before. Sweet, rather than overpowering hot. Very chunky instead of mashed.…

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Cinco de Mayo Salsa: Sweet Strawberries with Arbol Chilies

Cinco de Mayo. It’s become something like St. Patrick’s Day, an extended holiday where all of us can share some joy. Personally, I prefer Cinco. St. Patrick’s is about parades and beer. Cinco is about food and beer — and margaritas. Brian and I try to expand our repertoire of Mexican recipes each Cinco. From…

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Poblano Chili con Carne from James Peterson

From James Peterson’s Meat comes a new level of heat. His interpretation of chili [not chile] uses meat along with beans, but it’s the poblanos that make the difference. This is a hot dish. A beer evoking, tongue singing recipe that will put sweat on your brow. Those are facts, not a complaint. This chili…

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