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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 31, 2006 at 3:22pm

How gorgeous and springy are these wedding flowers? Sigh… My friend Kathie made these bouquets, for our friend Mary Heintz’s son John’s wedding. The talents of my friends just blow me away. Kathie is a fundraiser in her “real” job, but you can tell that her heart lies in the realm of plants, outside and…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 30, 2006 at 12:43pm

Buon Giorno! I’ve been there – to the restaurant, Buon Giorno, also home of I Nonni where we had our lovely dinner this past Saturday – and back, had a blast buying wine with the fabulous input of Mark, their wine buyer. Don’t want to, but I’ll have to wait until tonight to have a…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 29, 2006 at 10:24am

Happy 14th Birthday Sigmund Louis Siggy Sigs Roo Rufus Levy! Fourteen! For a gordon setter, that’s amazing. He’s feeling pretty damn good for an old man, little arthritis, little quiet, but he can still run around and play a bit, has a good appetite, still enjoys a good glass of wine (just kidding, obviously). Can’t…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 28, 2006 at 10:12am

Feminine Hijinx is the featured podcast on Digital Podcast this week – woo hoo! We knew they had asked us to be featured, and filled out the interview form they sent, but didn’t know when/if they’d put us up. But there we are! Very exciting, I’ll be curious to see what it does for our…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 27, 2006 at 4:51pm

Just got this pic from this past Friday, Jim Toscano’s retirement open house. Here we are, the former ranks of PNI Admin, together again, in Dwan B/C no less. (L-R seated: Jim Toscano, Mary Heitz. L-R standing: Laura Olevitch, Ruth Spellmon-Hayes, Kathie Radcliffe, Mary Pappas, moi, Sonya Painschab. Not pictured, but we wish they had…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 26, 2006 at 11:29am

Guanciale! My cheeky way of saying good morning in Italian. Guanciale was an ingredient in two of my (delicious!) courses at I Nonni last evening and I hadn’t a clue what it was. Neither did Stu or Debbie, but we floated several interesting possibilities. None of us guessed cured pig cheeks, although I was thisclose…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 25, 2006 at 10:04am

Big night tonight! I am so excited! I’ll open with dinner at I Nonni with Debbie and Stu Williams…that means great wine! Great food! And a guaranteed good time! Woo hoo! From there we head over to the Fitzgerald Theater for Minnesota Public Radio’s A Stage Session with Ann Bancroft: Survival of the Fittest. We…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 24, 2006 at 10:40pm

Such fun today, seeing all my friends from Park Nicollet at Jim Toscano’s retirement open house. It was like a family reunion, lots of hugs and laughs and insanely trying to catch up with everyone in not nearly enough time. Everything has changed and yet nothing has changed, it was great to reconnect. I loved…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 23, 2006 at 3:52pm

I’m messing around with a few recipes in preparation for the cocktail party we’re having at the beginning of April. I adapted a white bean/sardine toast recipe from Jacques Pepin Fast Food my Way and made it a white bean and tuna toast recipe. Absolutely delicious, pretty, and nutritious too (although at a cocktail party,…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 22, 2006 at 6:52am

Oops, I did it again – threw caution to the wind…and drank caffeinated coffee yesterday at Susie’s. That’s why I’m posting before 7:00 a.m., definitely not my usual. I figure I’ve been up since around 2:30 a.m., perhaps I dozed a bit in there before I finallly just got up around 5:00. Oh lord, will…

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