Suzi's Blog

Roasted Strawberry and Jalapeno Freezer

There is that old tale, promoted by real estate agents, that if your house is going to be shown, then you should have chocolate chip cookies in the oven. The aroma will sell your house. Not that pool. Nonsense. You should have strawberries roasting. It’s far more poetic. From Cocktails for the Four Seasons, by Jenny…

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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, ugly flavor, waste of money. “The…

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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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