Suzi's Blog

Wildberry Sangria

It’s Father’s Day. And I am posting this late, but this idea will be perfect for any Sunday afternoon from now until the snow flies. Sangria is one of those terms that can inspire delight or disgust. The bottled “sangrias” you can buy are generally lamentable, distant and very poor cousins to something freshly made…

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Cinco de Mayo Salsa: Sweet Strawberries with Arbol Chilies

Cinco de Mayo. It’s become something like St. Patrick’s Day, an extended holiday where all of us can share some joy. Personally, I prefer Cinco. St. Patrick’s is about parades and beer. Cinco is about food and beer — and margaritas. Brian and I try to expand our repertoire of Mexican recipes each Cinco. From…

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Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Yesterday I posted a blog for green beans, noting that I have been told, professionally, to find balance in my life. Okay, I did that. Back to dessert. Look, I hate to say this but there are leaves turning in the Catskills. The time left for fresh berries is beginning to dwindle. We do still…

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Strawberry Agua Fresca

Fruit flavored waters, the agua frescas of the world, are terrific beverage alternatives in our summer heat. Sometimes, even the best of pure water can be boring. Conventional sodas have those lovely additions of caffeine, sugar, corn syrup and other wonder chemicals that, if consumed modestly, probably won’t kill you. In the summertime, who drinks…

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