Suzi's Blog

Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Goat Cheese and Fresh Rosemary from Sara Foster

I know. This seems to be déjà vu. Yesterday, I posted a recipe for a lovely Herbed Ricotta and Beet Tart with both ricotta and goat cheese. Here the idea is similarly wonderful: tomato and goat cheese sitting on top of puff pastry. This is another recipe from Sara Foster’s Casual Cooking, a book you…

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Florentine Pork Roast from Gastronomy of Italy by Anna Del Conte

The hallmark of Italian cuisine is exceptional flavor achieved with few ingredients and without endless labor. Oh, the dish make take some time to cook and the classics often involved a mother in the kitchen all day. But that is a labor of love, with every moment spent in respect of tradition. For sure, the Italian…

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Puree of White Beans with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

On a snowy Sunday, I found Suzen checking out our cookbooks. “What are you looking for?” I asked. I can be helpful. Sometimes. “Something interesting,” she said calmly. She’s not six feet tall so her hand was reaching up to manipulate the books on the top row. “Something chocolate?” I suggested. Suzen likes chocolate. “Go…

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Chicken with Rosemary Dumplings

I have the flu. Not pleasant. But being an optimist, I always seek to make the best out of a bad situation. “How are you?” Suzen asked. “Awful,” I said. Then I coughed. She grimaced. She can’t take me being sick. I coughed again. Softening her up. “Do you want anything?” she said. “Well,” I…

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