Suzi's Blog

Strawberry Balsamic and Olive Oil Upside Down Cake

The website Food52 is a resource that you simply must visit. It’s a site beautiful both for its recipes and its visualizations. Suzen made this cake, and began boasting to me. As the family dessert maven, I took no offense. But I wondered if she had changed medications, or even doctors. After all, my wife…

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Brian’s Strawberry Margarita

Spring is tomorrow. You know, spring. Sun. Flowers. Warmth. Scents. I’m looking out my window now at the pre-spring landscape. Not a lot a green leaves yet. There is, actually, eight inches of snow. I can’t drive anywhere. The roads are ice. And I’m listening to an NPR program on global warming. I would open…

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Chef Daniel O’Rourke’s 45 Minute Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  My twin grandsons are mirror twins. That’s like being a SUPERTWIN. They look alike, but they “mirror” certain things. One is right handed, and his mirror brother is left-handed. One is artsy, and one is analytical. One is destined to be a chef and the other will be his lawyer. That’s Chef Daniel in…

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Strawberry-Habanero Marinade for Spareribs [the ones that come from pigs and not cows]

“Oh, careful,” I said. “Your hair is going into the sauce. What’s wrong?’ We were at a local barbeque spot and for some reason Suzen was dipping her head right into her food. “What’s wrong?” I repeated. “You can be so embarrassing,” Suzen expressed herself. “What did I do?” “When the waiter brought your spareribs,”…

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