Suzi's Blog

Brian’s Pina Colada by the Halves

Yesterday’s post for Pineapple and Cucumber Guacamole called for half a pineapple. What to do with other half? You can be healthy and just eat it. You might be thirsty. If so, here is a very quick way to make a blender full of pina coladas. No pineapple juice. That half pineapple is diced and…

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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 Frozen Banana Pineapple Calmer

To be fair, it was my fault. To be honest, he should have known better. Most evenings my kitchen is filled with 20 or more people cooking a meal together. Cooking by the Book is a leader in culinary team building, so we have firms from around the world coming to learn and laugh and…

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Brian and Grandma’s Swinging Eggnog

I just want to say that you will thank me for the recipe below. You are very welcome. I love Christmas. It is meant to be a fun and treasured time of life. I’m not particularly religious, but I can be ecumenically spiritual as the dark nights are filled snow. When I, a lapsed Catholic,…

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