Suzi's Blog

On Cherry Tomatoes, Here and In Paris

"Do you want the whole thing?" the clerk at the checkout stand asked my wife. He asked in French, I suppose becasue we were in Paris. Suzi nodded yes. He said ten euros so we paid $11.35 for 2.2 pounds of cherry tomatoes. That's about double the price here in Manhattan. Food in Paris is…

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Shredded Beef Sliders with Root Beer Espresso BBQ Sauce from Kelis

I admit it: I buy wine based on the label. If the label is pretty — a geometric pattern, a flower, a knight on a horse — I do pick up the bottle. I will check the country of origin and I’ll look at the grape, but that first impression is irrevocably important. And, when…

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Holiday Idea: Bourbon and White Wine Cranberry Sauce

  I posted this last year and it's on our agenda for this year, too. Bourbon, white wine and molasses make for cranberry sauce that you just won't find on the store shelves. You put so much effort into that turkey and the stuffing. Why not top it off with an exceptional cranberry treat? Cranberry…

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Cucumber Sauce from Northwest Bounty

Last week’s Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review featured Northwest Bounty from 1988. It’s a lovely book, particularly for a guy like me who grew up in Oregon. Reading the book now is to have refreshed memories of the salmon and strawberries that were so central to my life. Ah, salmon. We had it alder smoked year…

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