Suzi's Blog

Roasted Tomato and Pumpkin Seed Salsa

  If you are asked to taste food with a blindfold, it can be embarrassing. People will confuse carrots and onion. Celery and hearty lettuce. Can you recognize parsnip with blindfold on? Not a chance. But, there are some flavors that cannot be missed. Say, pumpkin. With that distinctive, I’ll say earthy, taste and hustle…

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Cookbook Review: The Great Book of Salsa by Mark Miller

  You’ll recognize this book, the style of this book, by its cover. You’ll recognize the author, Southwestern food guru Mark Miller. You are now in a solid position to judge this book and the judgment will surely be positive. The Great series from Chartwell Books are spiral bound books, tall and thin. One or…

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Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Aioli and Salsa Verde

Some things are easy. Easter dinner? Lamb. Best place to find a great lamb recipe? An outstanding Irish author and teacher: Darina Allen. Darina’s newest book, 30 Years at Ballymaloe, is a celebration and tribute to her Irish cooking school that long ago achieved world status. This recipe comes from a long time staff member…

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Nippy Cucumber Relish

  Cucumbers. Absolutely marvelous food. Or eye patches. I often use cucumbers in dips where they are combined with yogurt or sour cream for a mellow treat. But, there are options. This recipe gives you fire on day one and a tumult of heat if you let it sit in the refrigerator. I would normally…

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