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August 2010 Archives

Late Summer Dinner: Fresh Corn Pudding

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 30, 2010 at 2:58pm

It’s traditional to serve corn pudding alongside a crusty roast or ham, and of course it’s delicious that way. But I like it best as the star of the meal, served like a souffle with simply sauteed vegetables. (Try diced zucchini, sauteed in a little butter with garlic, with halved cherry tomatoes and fresh thyme…

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Cold Cucumber Soup (Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 27, 2010 at 9:20am

Nathan and I enjoyed the most delicious cold cucumber soup while in East Hampton.  It was dairy-free, yet smooth and creamy in texture, a bit frothy even, tasting of little more than pleasantly salty cucumbers and dill.  We couldn’t stop talking about it and I promised that I’d attempt a version at home. This soup…

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chipotle Butter

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 25, 2010 at 4:06pm

I include this recipe here today in honor of the Great Minnesota Get Together, aka the Minnesota State Fair, which begins tomorrow. The grilled corn at the State Fair is sick it’s so good. Don’t watch while they drench – drench! – it in melted butter and you’ll enjoy it completely. When I was a…

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Part II: Westward Ho!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 24, 2010 at 6:47pm

We’re back from Wyoming, the second leg of our annual east-then-west summer vacation. We usually visit my dad & stepmom Susanna at Sun West ranch south of Bozeman, Montana. But this year, Susanna threw a big birthday party for my dad in Sheridan, Wyoming. My dad’s four sisters and their families came out to celebrate…

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Part I: Eastward Ho!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 17, 2010 at 11:14am

We just returned from visiting my in-laws’ home in the Hamptons, one of the prettiest places in the world. With lush flowers, towering trees, white beaches, and sprawling “cottages,” there is always somewhere picturesque to rest your eye. The food is lush too, spilling over onto quaint farm stands and into local markets. Berries, melons,…

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Zucchini Pancakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 12, 2010 at 11:20am

You might be looking for new, delicious ways to use zucchini right about now. How did I know? Crazy right, how I read your mind? I’m good that way. These savory pancakes are hardly new, but they are certainly delicious. Filled with fresh herbs and salty bits of feta cheese, the pancakes pop hot off…

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Summer Tomato Soup with Chipotle Cream

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 10, 2010 at 7:34am

It was 96 degrees today, dripping with humidity, a mean fist of heat that punched me in the face each time I was stupid enough to open the door.  Needless to say, not a day for ovens or cooktops or hot soup. And yet…I made this soup anyhow.  I made it because it’s the best…

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Eggplant Caviar

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 8, 2010 at 1:28pm

My family is more than a little obsessed with the eggplant spread – or melitzanosalata – at It’s Greek to Me. The creamy eggplant is perfectly balanced with lemon, garlic, fresh herbs, and salt. Nathan and I could sit down with just that, and a mountain of pillowy, hot-off-the-griddle pita bread, and stuff ourselves like…

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Minneapolis Farmers Market – Fresh & Local Radio Show

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 6, 2010 at 5:37pm

            It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of farmers markets – what’s not to love? – and the Minneapolis Farmers Market in particular because it’s my “home” market.  I shop there every week, most weeks two or more times, loading up on all of my favorite fruits, vegetables,…

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Couscous with Vegetables, Olives, & Raisins

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 4, 2010 at 3:03pm

Behold the world’s most perfect side dish.  I’m not talking about the photo, which is meh (sorry, I was rushing this out to our National Night Out block party), but the dish itself, which is delicious and flexible and adaptable and easy and do-ahead. No lie. Serve it warm or serve it at room temperature. …

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