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July 2007 Archives

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 29, 2007 at 10:14am

Two down, one to go! Woo hooooo, we are party central again this weekend! Friday night we were invited to dinner by a family at Nathan’s new school. So fun – cool people, lovely home, great kids, and delicious wine and food. Salmon, fresh herbs and vegetables, a drizzle of lemon juice and olive oil,…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 25, 2007 at 1:25pm

There is nothing moderate about this heat, yowza! Hellish (96 degrees), humid (dewpoint in the 70s, that’s tropical, my friends, yuck), scorching (nary a cloud to cast even a bit of shade), and stifling (just a whisper of muggy breeze would be better than nothing). Basically it’s dripping, nasty, ugly HOT. A salad day, or…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 23, 2007 at 5:49pm

Date night, woo hoo! For me, date night’s appeal is threefold. Time with my Johnny, of course. A chance to sample the tops in Minneapolis restaurant offerings. Aaaaaand a reason to spiff up a bit, straighten the ol’ hair (or not), put on lots of mascara, don the bling, dig a little further in my…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 22, 2007 at 9:11am

I achieved a mini-escape yesterday with a hike through lovely Elm Creek Park Reserve, one of the many nature-in-the-city havens known ’round these parts as the Three Rivers Park District (formerly Hennepin Parks). We Minnesotans are blessed indeed with an incredible system of well-maintained parks, picnic grounds, beaches, hiking trails, and bike paths, many of…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 19, 2007 at 8:19am

Hello? Moderation? Anywhere? Anywhere? After a lovely date-night feast (such as at Mission on Tuesday night), I would normally shoot for a much lighter day the next day(s). With lots of exercise. You know, to balance it all out. Moderate a bit? Ha. So I took off yesterday morning for a brisk (and insanely, miserably…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 18, 2007 at 2:12pm

John and I achieved another lovely date night last night – this time dinner at Mission American followed by a drive around the University of Minnesota and the Riverfront District (the dinner + drive combo is our fav). Mission sits in the old Aquavit space (sniff, loved Aquavit) in IDS Center. Playfully chic interior, pretty…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 17, 2007 at 12:07pm

Cuteness time! As I mentioned earlier, Nathan is with my sister Stacey and her baby Cooper, having a blast visiting my parents in Montana. Stace just sent these sweet pics today so I thought I’d share them for a few smiles. Coop’s red-haired self looks pretty little in the shadow of those mountains, fabulous. Hey,…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 16, 2007 at 4:54pm

More cucumber raita tonight (it’s so good, I made it again today; it’s my new favorite cucumber salad), this time alongside king crab legs. Can you tell I was needing some new grill subjects? The tandoori turkey breast tenderloinlast night was scrumptious, definitely a keeper. Tender and flavorful, John and I had an awful lot…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 15, 2007 at 10:02am

Lookin’ for something to grill tonight? Me too, something other than steak or shrimp, so I flipped through my latest Cuisine at Home magazine for inspiration and decided on the gorgeous cover meal – tandoori turkey with peach chutney and cucumber raita. How fabulous does that sound? I am all over the spicy, sweet, salty,…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 14, 2007 at 12:11pm

Double the pleasure, double the fun! With…two salads for lunch (sorry, not all that titillating, ha). First up a fresh plate o’bounty thanks to my LaFinca CSA veggie share – salad greens and arugula studded with chopped kohlrabi, onion, pea pods (love ’em raw) plus peppers and avocado from the grocery store. Followed by a…

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