Suzi's Blog

Thanksgiving Special: Char-Baked Tomato, Zucchini and Eggplant

I'm repeating this recipe just in time for you to enjoy during this holiday season. It's absolutely delicious, vibrant with rich and caramelizing vegetable flavors. It's a match for anything in a major meal, say that Thanksgiving turkey with stuffing and gravy. Easily made, it presents like a Rennaisance painting on the table. Visual excitement…

Read More »

TBT Cookbook Review [with a recipe]: The Constance Spry Cookery Book from 1956

  It is Throwback Thursday. Time to review an old cookbook with great contemporary value. We are going back here almost 60 years, to 1956 and the publication of The Constance Spry Cookery Book. First things first. “Cookery” is an odd sounding word to Americans, but it is the common British term instead of just…

Read More »

Peach, Tomato and Burrata Salad with Herbed Olive Oil Crostini

Eating a peach with salt, basil and olive oil is not something I would automatically do. Just too strange. But when Michele Scicolone suggests it, Suzen and I were intrigued. This salad is a favorite for Suzen’s culinary team building events. It is the ideal recipe for a small team to tackle. Plenty of slicing…

Read More »

Grilled Eggplant with Spicy Tomato Salad

We return again and again to Olives, Lemons & Za’atar by Rawia Bishara. When she came to this country from Palestine, she discovered many new treasures in American markets, including those deep purple eggplants that seem to beckon us all. But, what to do with that eggplant? Rawia offers a Middle Eastern solution to that…

Read More »