Suzi's Blog

On Photos and Rats and Strawberries: How to Shoot Your Food

  Suzie and I love our blog and the ability to share with your our culinary journeys. We’ve learned, from your responses and from what is happening on other food sites, that the opening picture is often worth far more than just 1000 words. If you compare our photos from a couple of years ago,…

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Ultimate Strawberry Margarita from Rick Bayless

  Ultimate is one of those words that just might seem a bit egotistical. The ultimate? The best? “Best drink ever,” Suzen beamed at me. She meant it. “How did you do this?” “Sugar,” I said. “I know that. What else?” “Aperol.” “No. Tell me the truth or I’ll be forced to …” “It’s Aperol.”…

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Strawberry Puree

  There they are. Perfect strawberries. That perfection is, unfortunately, short lived. One technique for both preserving flavor and giving you culinary options is to make a puree that can last for up to five days in your refrigerator. Once you have puree, it can be used in beverages – like a killer strawberry margarita.…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for the Fourth of July from Ken Haedrich

Rhubarb is a funny word. “Getting into a rhubarb” is an old-fashioned yet common expression, one I have yet to find the origins of. Rhubarb has been cultivated for over 5,000 years, beginning in China where it began its life as a spice and medicine. Rhubarb, in the age of Marco Polo, was pricier than…

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