Subee, aka Susan B. Walter, is a real housewife of New Jersey. She is still coming to terms with this label, even though it’s been many years since she took early (really early) retirement from a marketing career at Mars, Inc. A Seattle native, Subee sold her prized 1968 Karmann Ghia a year after college graduation and moved to Paris. For two years she worked odd jobs, learned French, mastered flea-marketing, and ate a lot of really good food. With renewed patriotism (and a need for income), Subee returned to the U.S. and earned an MBA from Georgetown University. Then career, kids, blog. (Like with this paragraph, she tends to start things with great flair and then gets impatient to finish and move on.)
Subee’s (and the rest of the family’s) kitchen is a recently renovated space in the back of a 1905 colonial. It took 9 years of planning and one stressful year to build. Now – unlike most of the Bravo housewives – Subee actually uses her kitchen appliances every day. However, with 2 children and a bevy of other time demands, she’s always looking for shortcuts and ways to increase efficiency – both in the kitchen and around the house or garden. By definition, efficiency is “the ability to accomplish a job with a minimum expenditure of time and effort.” Subee believes that by employing little tricks and working more efficiently, you can get great results (i.e., a delicious home-cooked meal or freshly baked cookies for afterschool snack) and still allow time for other activities (like volunteering or reading Us magazine).
Subee’s Kitchen “The Blog” is an evolving collection of Subee’s best tricks, tips, recipes and shortcuts – both in the kitchen and around the home. (She is a housewife, after all.) These may include make-ahead recipes and “engineered” leftovers, “Star Mom” tricks (like keeping cookie dough balls in the freezer and baking right before the bus comes), suburban vegetable gardening, shopping for and decorating with flea market finds, and other nuggets of domestic whizdom. She reads (and appreciates!) all comments posted on the blog, and will make every effort to reply to questions. You can also contact Subee directly at susanbwalter[at]gmail.com.