Suzi's Blog

Thanksgiving Idea: Zucchini, Labneh, and Thyme Tart

For your holiday table, or likely tables, here’s a dish that can be an appetizer or a side or even — on a meatless night when you take a break from heavier food — a delightful main dish. From the new Fermented by Charlotte Pike, this dish uses labneh, an enriched form of yogurt you…

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Yogurt with Honey and Citrus

  Last week I posted about a marvelous cookbook Sweets and Desserts from Middle East by Arto der Haroutunian: http://www.cookingbythebook.com/uncategorized/cookbook-review-sweet-and-desserts-from-the-middle-east-by-arto-der-haroutunian/ The book has inspired me to go down byways I would never have considered. Like yogurt. I don’t eat yogurt. I don’t like yogurt. I won’t try yogurt. There have been times when Suzen was…

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Chilled Cucumber-Melon Soup with Radish-Mint Salsa

  In your first taste you will know that this soup is something special, something deliciously special. This soup has a dreamy quality: some body, yet still thin, the subtle flavor of cucumber but layered with melon, and an underlying tang that you may recognize as yogurt + crème fraiche. Or you may just sit…

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Spiced Lamb Meatballs With Garlicky Yogurt Sauce

For Valentine’s Day, Suzen offered a class, what else, for couples. Couples who came in droves, cooked with laughter, and consumed with pleasure. The seven course meal featured a different sparkling wine with each course. Suzen was curious about which of the seven dishes would please the crowd the most. Oh, it did not take…

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