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August 2008 Archives

Happy Birthday Suz!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 29, 2008 at 6:14pm

Hey there. Ready for back-to-school? I think we are, it’s certainly a process, but one that’s near completion. I’m ready for Labor Day weekend, which is looking to be three sunny, gorgeous days here in Minnesota. NICE! My brother David arrives tonight to hang with us and Stace and Cooper-Doo over the weekend. We’ll definitely…

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Annual (?) Summer’s End Feast at the Williams’

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 24, 2008 at 9:12am

Good morning, sunshine! It’s hard not to be up-and-at-em on a morning like this, sunny and crisp, wow. Debbie and Stu the Wine Genius have probably already had breakfast at Lucia’s and climbed a mountain, despite hosting us (and Ana Scofield and Rudy Maxa) for a fabulous din last night. That’s just how they are…

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Real Foodies Make Their Own Cheese

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 23, 2008 at 10:07am

I’m not a Foodie, not really. Oh, I love to cook and eat (and talk about it!), of course, but I’m way too lazy to be a real Foodie, the kind that strives for the very highest quality and most unique of food experiences. I’m much more likely to let someone else crawl the city…

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Tomatoes, Green Beans, Carrots

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 21, 2008 at 6:44pm

What’s this you see? The sorry banquet (wedding, fundraiser, church dinner, you name it) side-dish we’ve all had a million times, green beans with carrots? Yep, it is indeed – and it was deeeelicious. The green beans and carrots both arrived in my CSA veggie share today, so I simmered until just tender and tossed…

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I’m Slumped

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 18, 2008 at 7:32pm

I am in some sort of cooking slump lately, I have to admit. I’m not sure why – just feeling less, I don’t know, inspired. Is it the hot weather? Overly-busy days? I’m sure part of it is that I feel like I should just be grilling food, instead of heating up the oven (and…

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A Perfectly Summery Sunday

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 17, 2008 at 7:36pm

Gosh, what a lovely weekend, huh? I can’t remember a summer with nicer weather than we’ve had this year – warm, dry, I’m really trying to savor every minute of it. Man, when it so chooses, Minnesota quite RAWKS. Nice. I opened the rawkness with an uncharacteristic bit of baking, motivated by my lovely CSA…

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She Folds Under Pressure

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 15, 2008 at 7:08pm

Hey, this is my 575th moderate epicurean post! Crazow! Who knew how much I’d be willing to write when I don’t have to? I’ll have to keep that in mind, if I ever go back to school, since I apparently just need to write about what I’m eating/cooking, and voila, assignment complete. I realize this…

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BLT’s Baby – ’nuff said

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 14, 2008 at 6:25pm

Thursday Afternoon Lunch/Coffee with Suz? Not quite the same ring as Friday Morning Coffee with Suz, but hey, I haven’t seen Suz for way too long, so she snuck over this afternoon for BLTs (with goooood tomatoes and Nueske’s bacon), chocolate chip cookies, coffee, and chat. John even put in an appearance, post-basketball for a…

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Wyoming Wedding Weekend

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 13, 2008 at 3:27pm

Hey man (that’s what two-year old Cooper always says, totally cracks me up), how’s it going? We snuck away to Wyoming for a bit, to see my dad & Susanna’s new home, as well as attend the wedding of Kirby & Misty Taylor. The Taylors – my stepmom Susanna’s family – know how to throw…

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All Good Things Must Come to An End. Damn.

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 7, 2008 at 10:53am

I biked around Cedar Lake this morning and am sad to report…it smelled like autumn. Lots of fallen leaves, sigh. But hey, swarms of gnats (I discovered several stuck to the sweat on my face when I got home, pretty; I was afraid to check my teeth) keepin’ it summer-real. Thank goodness. So, I did…

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