Suzi's Blog

Thanksgiving Idea: Stuffed White Onions as Enjoyed by Claude Monet

“No,” will be the response by my wife to this recipe. Not to the recipe itself, but to the timing. “Why?” Suzen will say, “Do you want stuffed onions, meat-stuffed onions, on Thanksgiving when you will already be having bread-and-sausage stuffing?” “Because I do,” will be my response. That's true. I'm just intrigued at the…

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Cipollini in Sweet and Sour Sauce

When I see the phrase “sweet and sour” I always pause. My memory cuts in, and I can taste the sweet and sour pork from my favorite restaurant in the Chinatown of Portland in the 60’s. I suppose those little pork nuggets were sweet but it was the pucker-inducing sourness that made me devour them…

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Carote from Parma: Carrots with Onions, Sugar and Parsley

You may not have noticed, but carrots are an endangered species. Oh, no, they are not going to disappear. But they are becoming the Rodney Dangerfield of vegetables. You doubt me? Okay, when was the last time you ordered carrots as a side dish at a restaurant? When was the last time you saw them,…

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Brian’s Breakfast Mash Up

On a morning when I don’t have to rush off to work or a meeting, when I have some time, and when I have memories of childhood breakfasts, I open the refrigerator and begin. There is nothing complicated here: bacon, potatoes and onions. Plus more if you want: Peppers Capers Herbs Mushrooms Hot sauces in…

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