Suzi's Blog

Manchego, Chorizo and Paprika Bread from Patricia Wells

As you know, when Patricia Wells speaks, we should all listen. From her wonderful website comes that bread pictured above. It’s Manchego, Chorizo and Paprika Bread. Suzen was patrolling the web, looking at her favorite sites and discovered this recipe. She baked it in a flash and our loaf appear above. Patricia asks that her…

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Brian’s Potato Salad ala Hungary

We have just had the summer solstice and now, officially now, is the season for barbecue and all the side dishes that tradition dictates we bring to the table: beans, slaw, cornbread, potato salad, … Ah, potato salad. Many of us grew up on that mayo-and-hard-boiled-egg-and-celery recipe, but there are options aplenty. For your consideration,…

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Red Pepper Hummus with Smoked Paprika

Suzen and I have become hummus purists, in the sense that we now know how to prepare perfect, velvety, just-so-slightly lemony hummus. And while we are not heretics, we still believe in hummus diversity. Rose Elliot, a widely acclaimed British author, has just collected her best vegetarian recipes into The Best of Rose Elliot: The…

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It’s Pepper, Not Salt: Rimming Your Glass with High Heat

You may be asked if your margarita glass should come with salt. I always say, “No, sugar instead please.” It draws stares. I feel, well, like people think I’m some kind of sugar addict. How, how very degrading. I don’t care if it’s true. It’s still degrading. I have to change, if not in restaurants,…

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