Jalapeno Margarita from Tanteo

Jalapeno Margarita from Tanteo

I am not a fan of “adulterated” food and beverages. A flavored tequila? I’ll make my own. Not any more. Tanteo is a new firm with a line of flavored tequilas that you must, must try: jalapeno, cocoa, and tropical. Jalapeno tequila? You are thinking what I did: kitsch,...
Brian’s Bamboozle II

Brian’s Bamboozle II

    Inspired creativity is the raw source for many food recipes. And for beverages, too. Sometimes creativity is not inspired. It is demanded. “I need grapefruit,” I was yelling at Suzen as she left for the store. “Use oranges. We have some.” That was her...
Suzen’s Chili with Beans, Steak and Tequila

Suzen’s Chili with Beans, Steak and Tequila

On Sunday, watching both the Super Bowl and the commercials, Suzen and I wanted food prepared in advance, easy to serve and as spicy as the New Orleans setting. Suzen had some leftover steak and a friend who had sample the meat said, “Make chili!” Great advice. This...