Suzi's Blog

Orange Zabiglione

  A great dish has, of course, great flavor. But also interesting texture and smell and even a look. Presentation of a dish can make an enormous difference in its appreciation. This recipe is a clever idea using oranges for both flavor and presentation. Zabaglione is one of those “exotic” desserts that most people order,…

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Simple Citrus Glaze to Spike Your Cake or Cookies

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a pure white cake coated with a thick vanilla frosting. But there certainly are ways to boost the flavor and surprise your dessert companions. First, you can add some zest, literally, to the cake batter. The zest of one large orange or two lemons will offer a tease of…

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Orange Cookies from One Sweet Cookie

I sat down in the chair. No, I slumped. The chair was leather, warm, cushy. “You look upset,” my therapist said. “No,” I said. “Not upset. Just confused. Well, maybe upset.” I raised my hands in exasperation. “I don’t know.” “What’s bothering you?” “My wife.” I said it low and slow. “Suzen?” He was surprised.…

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Homemade Orange Liqueur to Save Space and Relationships

  In the Catskills, you learn the sound of animals. The peck, peck and hissing of a wild turkey as she fights with her own image in a window pane. You’d think the window was about to break. Or the snort of a mountain lion. No, they can’t growl. They snort. How would you recognize…

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