Suzi's Blog

Brian’s Cherry and Bourbon Celebration

  Bitters by Brad Thomas Parsons is filled lore, facts, and recipes. You’ve seen bitters in stores but now there literally is a blizzard of different bitters flavors out there for you to try. Bitters the book has ideas for using and making bitters, and other things too. Like cherry syrup. I blogged a couple…

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Homemade Cherry Syrup

That is cherry wood in the background. From a 12-foot cherry dining room table that Suzen fell in love with. And around which we built our house in the Catskills. I know that sounds a little backwards — a house for table, and for the dining room she craved. But that is what Suzi wanted.…

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Lemon Butter Syrup from Rose’s Heavenly Cakes

  Suzen and I listen to satellite radio in our car. Channels 4 through 9 are for songs from the 1940’s through the 1990’s. We are considering canceling our subscription because of the sloppy work on the service. They keep playing songs that are almost brand new, and then they have the gall to claim…

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Concord Grape Syrup

  Concord grapes. They come only in the fall and they cannot be forgotten. They are the definitive sweet grape flavor. They also have skins you could make a tire from. Or, a great, great syrup. Look, it is fall. The kids are returning to school and each weekday morning is a madhouse. Parents scrambling…

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