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April 16, 2010

Click here to be redirected to foodie suz travels.  Going on a trip?  Like to plan your travels around food and wine?  Me too.

dole plantation, oahu hawai'i (am I a dork? yes)

(Keeping these old blog archives up on this site because they serve as my own personal recipe box.  Yes, sorry, this means you will have to update your feeders).


launch tomorrow…

April 15, 2010

Tomorrow you will be redirected to a new foodie suz site.  It ain’t home cooking and grocery shopping anymore, folks.  Time to take you somewhere new…

guess where this is?

April 14, 2010

find out when foodie suz relaunches on friday april 16th...

the return of foodie suz?

April 13, 2010

Is Foodie Suz returning, transformed into something completely new?

and that’s all she wrote…

January 3, 2010

Foodie Suz is going on a hiatus.  I’m planting other creative projects to see what will bloom.

In the meantime, I’ll keep the archives up for this blog – mostly because I often search on them myself for recipe ideas.  Thanks for reading, and Happy New Year.

May you have warm words on a cool evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.  ~Irish Toast

gnocchi with brown butter and thyme

January 2, 2010

gnocchi with browned butter and thyme

This is a Giada recipe.  I bought my gnocchi at the Italian Centre because I’m lazy and also afraid to make gnocchi.  My now-88 year old grandma had a very bad experience with it and it stuck with me.

Cook gnocchi in boiling salted water until it is floating.  In the meantime, melt 1/2 cup butter in a fry pan until brown (about two minutes after it is melted).  Add 1/4 cup chopped thyme.  Drain gnocchi.  Add to butter and toss.  Serve.

We ate it with roast chicken (stuff half a lemon up its bum, rub with olive oil and salt and cook at 400 until leg is jiggly), wilted spinach (cook in olive oil and minced garlic until wilted) and salad from a bag.

That’s how our family eats.  I guess you could term us as ‘homey’.  We eat at home a lot.  As Popeye said:  I yam what I yam. Thanks for reading everybody, and Happy New Year…

new year’s eve dinner

December 31, 2009

white bean and tuna salad

Tonight’s dinner is brought to you by Giada de Laurentiis. I received her Giada’s Everyday Italian cookbook for Christmas, went to the Italian Centre with my pastry chef Ella and created this meal:

I have to say I was terribly pleased with this combination of food.  It was light but fulfilling, and the pound cake took the cake…warm and buttery with mascarpone cheese, apricot preserves with amaretto and toasted almonds?  Heaven.


lemon pasta

pound cake with mascarpone and apricot amaretto

So here’s what happen when you have teenagers.  New Year’s Eve, you drive them back and forth to parties to make sure they get home safely.  You can have one glass of wine with dinner, but that’s it.  And you set your alarm for 1 am and get into a cold vehicle to pick them up in your yoga pants, pajama top and parka.

I figure I got up with them in the middle of the night when they were newborns…this is just an extension of that. Read more…