Suzi's Blog

Brian’s Blueberry Mojito

Last year was not a good one for our mint. It was late coming up, the stalks had few leaves, and the leaves were perforated by gobbling insects that I never saw. Or tasted. To my knowledge. This year, all that rain and now intense heat have given us a mint forest. The plants are…

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Bing Cherry Mojito

  Cherry can be a tough flavor to love. You grow up, get sick, have cough syrup, and vow that never, never, never again in your life will you have another thing to do with vile cherries again. Except maybe for pie. Pie should always be an exception. When the weather warms and you want…

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Brian’s Sour Cherry Mojito

The farmers market in Tribeca on Saturday is just a tad different. It’s the only market here in the Northeast that I have seen with a vendor selling orchids. And there’s this very distinguished looking Amish gentleman offering habenero dill pickles. Talk about emerging or merging cultures. The culinary crossovers here can be striking. One…

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Brian’s Lemon Juice Mint Mojito

It’s amazing what a couple of weeks of sun, showers, and non-freezing temperatures can do for mint. Suzen shrieks, “It’s a weed. We have to cut it back before it takes over the garden.” I reply, “How many drinks can we make?” I really think I have perfected the mojito: the secret is freshness and…

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