Suzi's Blog

Brian’s Salsa Verde with Canned Tomatillos and Perhaps Some Avocado

The days are longer and warmer. If it is not quite summer yet, we can pretend. The fresh, bright flavor of tomatillo salsa is always a pleasure.  Whether with chips or atop chicken or fish, this condiment can rule the table. It’s best made fresh and enjoyed within the hour. If you do have leftovers,…

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Brian’s Green Gazpacho

It’s the peak of summer. From now until well into fall, it is High Tomato Season and I’ll have a bowl or two of red gazpacho every week. I never tire of gazpacho. That’s not quite true. Sometimes, sometimes, I just long for another color and a change in flavor. A real change in flavor.…

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Southwestern Pepper Medley

  “How about this?” I handed Suzen the first recipe I had found thanks to Google. “No,” she said in a flash. Had she read the recipe? No. Did I mind? No. It was the first one. She always rejects the first one. “Okay, how about this?” She got the second. She paused, actually scanning.…

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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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