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September 2008 Archives

Party Central is Now Closed

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 29, 2008 at 9:38am

Ah, the parties are over. In the last week, we’ve entertained almost 100 people (30 on Tuesday, 70 on Saturday), and I have to say, it all went off without a hitch. Whew! And both were really…FUN, which is the point of course. Reconnected with old friends, met a lot of new ones, ate good…

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Crunchy in a Bad Way

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 25, 2008 at 8:02pm

Hey man (my favorite Cooper greeting). Craziness out there these days, I won’t pretend I’m not glued to the web (radio, TV) like everyone else. It’s a wild ride, and more than a bit unsettling – perfect times for making a little dinner (waaaay cheaper than eating out, for one, and healthier and more comforting…

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Girls, girls, girls

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 23, 2008 at 11:37pm

Had to snap a pic today of one of my favorite appetizers. Crusty bread, topped with a smear of hand-dipped ricotta cheese from Whole Foods (the stuff should be illegal, it’s that good) and roasted tomatoes (which I didn’t make myself, although they’re easy enough; these I also picked up at Whole Foods, in the…

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Iron Girl does Wagner’s

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 21, 2008 at 7:39pm

Wow, what a gorgeous week, huh? Lurve this time of year, despite every sunny, warm day depressingly feeling like the last. Ugh. Well, there will be plenty of days to suffer actual melancholy of the chill – a day as hot, in fact sticky, as today is not one of them. Nathan and I opened…

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Happy Anniversary Browns

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 15, 2008 at 8:04pm

Ahhhh, it’s good to be home, as usual. We had a great time yesterday, hanging with Jon & Amy Brown, showing them all around the Hamptons, sitting on Georgica Beach, wrapping up with a romantic dinner (for their anniversary!) at The American Hotel in Sag Harbor. Man did I laugh yesterday, seriously, my stomach was…

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East Hampton Does Not Suck, Part II

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 14, 2008 at 9:22am

Despite persistent clouds and rain (boo), we’ve been able to spend a nice amount of time outside. On Friday, John and I fit in a stroll through lovely Sag Harbor, stopping for focaccia sandwiches at one of our favorite little cafes, Espresso. You only order one of these babies for two or more people –…

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East Hampton Does Not Suck, Part I

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 12, 2008 at 8:22am

The Hamptons, at least from my (very limited) perspective, is not about parties, people, or palaces. It’s about the landscape – so lush, so stunning, so not-Minnesota, it takes one’s breath away. I don’t know if it’s the pretty girls or the fancy cars that the trees get off on, but whatever it is, they…

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Turns Out, I love Mondays

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 9, 2008 at 2:07pm

I had quite the soup day yesterday, two delicious versions. First was tomato soup at Yum! Bakery, where I met my mom for a sunny lunch. Very homemade, with a hint of cream, and a garlicky kick to finish, it made for a lovely lunch. (No charming, retro Yum! confections to tell of, sorry, just…

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Getting Fresh

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 6, 2008 at 9:40pm

The Minneapolis Farmer’s Market is a fun place. It’s not as fabulous as say, San Francisco’s – what is? – but I still get a rush walking around, especially on Saturdays when it’s crowded, buying beautiful veggies and thinking about all the ways I can use them. Today I picked up heirloom cherry tomatoes, for…

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Susie Vicki Cristina Barcelona Edina

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 5, 2008 at 3:06pm

Since last week was way too crazy, I made Susie a birthday lunch today, one week late, but better than never. I love cooking for my girls – they’ll eat anything so I can make all the things I love that others in the fam are too picky to eat. Like scallops. And polenta. Yep,…

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