2009 Archives

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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So Long Montana, Hello Puppy Louis

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 30, 2009 at 8:02am

Good-bye summer! It was a chilly 45 degrees at 3 o’clock this morning, autumn is definitely in the air. If you’re wondering why I know the temp at 3 a.m., it’s not because I was out partying. It’s because we got…a new puppy! Puppy Louis, a mini goldendoodle (will be 45 lbs. full grown), and…

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East Hampton ’09

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 17, 2009 at 6:34pm

Back from another lovely, tasty, way-too-short stay at my in-laws’ in East Hampton. It’s a long trip from Minneapolis, once you fly into La Guardia and hitch a ride to the east end of Long Island; door-to-door, the better part of eight hours, drag. But hey, I’m not really complaining – it’s East Hampton for…

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Tomato Time

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 9, 2009 at 6:36pm

So you may have noticed that my last few posts have included tomatoes, fresh, sweet, glorious tomatoes.  ‘Tis officially the time of year when I can’t get enough of the beauties – raw or cooked, in salads or pastas, in soups or sandwiches, in gratins or eggs dishes, all good, all good. Tonight – after…

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Julie & Julia…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 8, 2009 at 6:16pm

…the movie. I was so excited to see it and let me say, I was not disappointed. Love, love, loved it. Was actually kind of weepy throughout, particularly during the Julia & Paul Child scenes. The food, the romance, the finding one’s passion, even the blogging and funnily enough, the tallness (Julia was 6’2″, I’m…

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Garlicky Cherry Tomato and Bread Gratin

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 1, 2009 at 11:25am

Warm bread and ripe tomatoes, what a pairing. I could stop there – with a shake or two of salt and pepper – and be very happy. But add garlic, a drizzle of olive oil, a little cheese, fresh herbs, and a blast of heat and you have garlicky cherry tomato and bread gratin –…

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Vegetables with Pasta

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 25, 2009 at 6:33pm

So, as I mentioned yesterday, I had a cooler full of fresh, delicious CSA veggies to work with for dinner tonight. I opted for pasta, tangled with ribbons of collards, fennel, and spring onions, as well as bites of zucchini (the zucchini was not from my veggie share – it was just chilling in the…

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20.21 = 0 dinner

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 24, 2009 at 5:33pm

I’d say I made a lovely dinner tonight with the bounty of La Finca CSA produce I received yesterday (fennel, dill, broccoli, collards, onions, carrots, strawberries), but no. Not after a late, bountiful lunch at 20.21 with John and Nathan, followed by a not-digestif-enough walk through the Sculpture Garden and the Walker’s permanent exhibit. We…

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