Purple Kitchen Treats

Over the past few years, I have been working on a cookbook. During this time, I took time off to finish my Master's Degree. Now that I have accomplished that, I am working again on my cookbook, slowly but surely.

However, over the past few months, something interesting has happened...I have received multiple requests for baked goods, particularly my cookies. I am also receiving multiple requests for granola. So, with all these requests in mind, I have started to make my cookies for sale, along with my granola.

My official web site is available, but will be undergoing a significant redesign. Be sure to visit my "official" web site at: http://www.susanshonk.com and watch for some exciting changes.

From the heart of my purple kitchen to you,

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hatch Chile Festival is here!!!!

I feel like Steve Martin, in the movie "The Jerk".....except my mantra is "the Hatch chile pepper festival is here, the Hatch chile pepper festival is here"!!!!

Over this coming weekend, I will be stocking up on hot and mild varieties of chiles, raw and roasted, Hatch salsa, Hatch tortillas, Hatch soap (I don't really think they make this), Hatch whatever.  And, yes....I will be making my own recipes and will be using a few from Jane Butel's book, "Real Women Eat Chiles".  Jane is a very accomplished chef and cookbook author and a great inspiration to me.  Check out her website at:

I will be roasting, stuffing, baking, frying, chopping and cooking chiles in a variety of ways.  I also have a new tamale recipe that I am working on that will feature chiles in some way....not sure yet what that will be, but y'all will be the first to know.

In the mean time....keep the home fires burning by using chiles in unexpected ways.

From the heart of my purple kitchen to you!!!

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