Maxines Revisted

Maxines Revisted

Maxines are these wonderful cookies we make only at Christmas time. It’s past Christmas, and I’m not planning on making more unless Suzen caves on our only-once-a-year rule, but this season’s version were particularly good. Good tasting as always but...
Quick Preserved Lemons

Quick Preserved Lemons

What do you do if you need an ingredient, now, and it normally takes days or weeks to make it? Like, say, preserved lemons. You Google and maybe you are lucky, like finding this wonderful site for quick preserved lemons:...
Roasting Nut and Coconut

Roasting Nut and Coconut

Baking, particularly cookies, often involves nuts or coconut. And there in that recipe you’ll see the suggestion that they be toasted. My first reaction: ah, gee, do I have to? I revert to being a 6-year old told to clean up his room. The thing is, toasting these...
Important Tips for Summer Food Safety

Important Tips for Summer Food Safety

If you are about to enjoy a summer picnic, or a Labor Day celebration, or a tailgate event during the fall, the last thing that probably crosses your mind is food safety. But it should. Sandy Hu, a friend of Suzen’s, has written a very important blog about summer food...