Suzi's Blog

Drinking Tomatillo [with Tequila and Beer]

    “What town?” I was asking a friend for his address. He had moved to California and I was about to visit. “Camarillo,” he said, but very oddly. Holding a map of Ventura Country, I saw that the city was spelled with two letter “l”s so I repeated the city name but using a…

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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 closing remark. Very closing. The door actually closed. I…

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Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca and Cocktail from Rick Bayless

Mexican food maven, Rick Bayless, has a wonderful new book. Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks offers sensational ideas from his famed Frontera Grill restaurant. Here’s a beverage idea, a duo idea, that is not a margarita but does employ the ever-versatile tequila. It’s a sweet agua fresca that can be converted into a delightful cocktail.…

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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 recipe cooks for hours but that’s good…

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