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October 2010 Archives

Using Creme Fraiche Part III: Amanda Hesser’s Lemon Chicken (with Walnut Green Beans)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 28, 2010 at 12:48pm

OK, assuming that you used about 1/2 cup total of creme fraiche for Part I: Softly Scrambled Eggs and Part II: Sauteed Apple with Honey, you should be all set to finish off the container with this dish. And if not – who cares? This chicken is so obscenely delicious that it would totally be…

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This Week I’m Reading…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 27, 2010 at 7:59am

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I quit eating gluten (after noticing that when I ate wheat products, I would suffer terrible heartburn, stomach cramps, and water retention).  I immediately – and dramatically – felt better.  I’m not interested in replacing pasta and bread with a bunch of gluten-free packaged products – they’re expensive,…

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Oven Roasted Pork Ribs with Root Vegetables

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 24, 2010 at 6:23am

I’m making these today at the Minneapolis Farmers Market – come out and visit! The demonstration is at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine. In fact, because it will be raining, we’ll be next to Blue Gentian Farm’s stall, under red roof #3. Handy, since I’ll be preparing a big ol’ rack of Blue Gentian Farm…

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Using Creme Fraiche Part II: Sauteed Apple with Honey

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 22, 2010 at 10:51am

Happy Friday everyone! Just in time for the weekend, here’s another quick idea for using creme fraiche. If you, like I, try to eat as little sugar as possible, then creme fraiche can be your new best friend. Want to add the creaminess of ice cream to a bowl full of berries? A small dollop…

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Using Creme Fraiche Part I: Softly Scrambled Eggs with Chives

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 21, 2010 at 12:07pm

Do you cook with creme fraiche? Non? Oh, you should, you should, it’s a breeze to use and makes everything it touches absolutely luscious. Creme fraiche is technically French-style cultured cream, somewhat similar to sour cream, but easier to cook with because it can be whipped as well as boiled without curdling. Even better, it’s…

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Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic & Crispy Fried Sage (Paleo, AIP)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 21, 2010 at 7:49am

I posted this recipe a few weeks ago at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly Magazine. It’s hard to say much more about Sweet Potato Fries than: They are easy. They are delicious. I spotted sweet potatoes at the farmers market the other day and immediately imagined sweet potato “fries,” roasted in the oven until tender and…

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San Francisco Part II: The Food, and Crispy Fried Tofu

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 18, 2010 at 7:15pm

Gorgeous, hip, fun, smart, and famously delicious – San Francisco is my dream town. I regret that I was so busy with the BlogHer Food blogging conference I attended that I didn’t get to do much sightseeing. But I did enjoy several fantastic, not-Minnesota meals, and of course incredible California wine. Here’s the overview in…

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San Francisco Part I: The Conference

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 18, 2010 at 8:09am

Cliche?  Perhaps, but the Golden Gate Bridge is breathtaking every time that I see it, so bear with me.  Especially during Fleet Week in San Francisco, when the Navy’s Blue Angels were flying in formation all around the Bay Area, including right over the bridge.  Deafening, death-defying, every driver (not just the tourists from Minnesota…

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This Week I’m Reading…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 17, 2010 at 12:00am

I just had a monster week, whew.  As I mentioned below, I attended a national food blogging conference called BlogHer Food, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, October 8-9 (last Friday and Saturday).  I predicted information overload…and that’s what I experienced.  I met so many fantastic people and was exposed to enough new…

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Olive Oil & Sauternes Cake with Peaches

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 14, 2010 at 11:34am

I posted this recipe a few weeks ago at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly Magazine. It might be tricky to put your hands on decent peaches or plums as the season fades, but that’s OK – peeled, sliced apples sauteed as described below would be heavenly too. Have you eaten at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA?…

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