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September 2009 Archives

Late Summer Soup

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 30, 2009 at 6:37pm

Hey all, I’m still kicking around. I spent last weekend in Madison, having a grand old time with my college girlfriends Cami and Michelle. We did the usual – stayed out too late Friday night, went to a Badger football game on Saturday, walked all over gorgeous downtown Madison and the UW-Madison campus, consumed the…

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Out and About

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 21, 2009 at 4:50pm

Disjointed food preparation this last week, although not completely unsuccessful.  I don’t think I planned one meal ahead, which is not my usual, and actually makes me feel completely whacked out.  Even if I take two minutes with my calendar before I head to bed, it makes me feel like I know where the next…

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Marine on St. Croix

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 13, 2009 at 9:20am

I’ve been cooking all weekend, preparing to bring dinner out to our friends Shane & Kathleen, having myself a grand ol’ time. Shane & Kat live in Marine on St. Croix, in stunning Jackson Meadow, which Shane co-designed. We’re going to take Puppy Louis on his first day trip, float the lovely St. Croix river,…

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Last Gasp

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 9, 2009 at 5:31pm

Image: http://www.bctree.com/images/photos/summer-peaches.jpg It’s cloyingly, annoyingly humid here in Minnesota this week.  It’s like the summer we didn’t have finally settled in, now that it’s September.  Hmmm.  But despite a constitution that despises humidity, it’s all OK – it gives me a chance to enjoy the last-gasp treats of summer, to really dig in to tomatoes…

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Pig Roast, Summer’s A-Wastin’ Party

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 8, 2009 at 5:57pm

So, as I mentioned below, BIG food weekend.  John and I kicked it off all by our lonesome with another killicious din in the lounge at La Belle Vie.  If you go, order a cocktail (with alcohol or no) – they’re all gorgeous and tasty.  And then, feeling jazzy and chic, with ice cubes clinking…

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Another Tomato Tart

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 8, 2009 at 6:33am

Great food weekend, wow. More details later, but for now I’m posting a recipe for the easy tomato tart I made and brought to a dinner last night at Louis & Sue Ainsworth’s lovely home. I found the recipe on the excellent 101 Cookbooks blog and it’s a big, big winner. The Parmesan crust is…

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Crêpes Farcies et Roulées (Stuffed and Rolled French Pancakes)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 6, 2009 at 10:16am

Well, John and I abandoned moderation yesterday in the name of Julia Child crêpes stuffed with ham and mushrooms, napped in sauce Mornay, and run under the broiler. I came to the idea in my typical way – I, er, stole it. We had a version of a similar dish the night before, at Bar…

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Crab Cakes, Okra

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 4, 2009 at 12:01pm

I forget about crab cakes, which is too bad, given how easy they are to make and how delicious they are to eat. I was prompted to remember them by the okra I picked up—I just love crab and okra together. And I was prompted to pick up the okra, which I also tend to…

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