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June 2011 Archives

Shooting the Kitchen: Piccolo

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 22, 2011 at 6:39pm

Photo by Susan Powers Oh burrata, is there anything better? Here’s a weird thing – the night before the Piccolo shoot, without having any idea of what Chef Doug Flicker was preparing, I dreamed about burrata! It was a lovely dream, about poking open the solid mozzarella exterior to reveal the creamy fresh mozzarella interior……

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Warm Fruit Souffle

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 21, 2011 at 10:55am

Let me say this right away so that you don’t stop reading: Souffles are so easy to make! I made this version with rhubarb but you can use almost any juicy fruit – local strawberries are finally happening! Soon there will be cherries, blueberries, peaches, plums… Play away. This recipes uses four egg whites. Don’t…

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Old-Fashioned Vanilla Pudding with Crushed Strawberries

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 20, 2011 at 9:03am

If the only vanilla pudding you’ve ever eaten is from a plastic Jello brand cup, then please make this. It takes about 15 minutes to pull together and will knock your socks off, gone. You can eat the pudding warm right out of the pan (Stephanie style) or chill it for a bit to serve…

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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree…and Fried Walleye

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 19, 2011 at 8:40am
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I first posted this last year, but the story and pics make me so happy, I’m pulling it up again for today. Happy Father’s Day! – Stephanie I sent my dad an email telling him to check out my buttermilk pancake post and wishing him Happy Father’s Day.  This is what he wrote back: I…

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Savory Pancakes Part II: Bánh Xèo (Vietnamese Savory Pancakes)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 14, 2011 at 1:35pm

Naturally gluten-free, bánh xèo are simple, savory crepes made from rice flour and coconut milk. Served warm and filled with cool, crisp vegetables, herbs, and drizzled with a spicy-salty sauce, they will blow your mind with flavor and texture achieved with very little effort. Bánh Xèo (Vietnamese Savory Pancakes) Adapted from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi…

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Savory Pancakes Part I: "Crepes" with Crispy Potatoes, Greens & Creme Fraiche (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 11, 2011 at 12:25pm

OK, I’m going out on a limb here, but…I declare it summer. I know, we’ve had no spring at all, but that’s how we roll…0 to 104 degrees F (yes, we reached 104 this week!) in the blink of an eye. Very Lamborghini, Minnesota, perhaps without the sex appeal. But no matter – it’s relatively…

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Minnesota Food Bloggers Unite Part IV: Heidi’s 2.0

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 10, 2011 at 8:59pm

Over the course of an intensely sucky non-spring in Minnesota, a bit of an obsession developed among the Minnesota Food Bloggers for gathering on a patio. It began on Twitter with the wistful hashtag #BigPatioNight, while the average high temperature was 40 degrees at best, and roared into a full-blown fantasy when we were generously…

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Grilled Asparagus Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 10, 2011 at 7:19am

The play of hot against cold, tender against crunchy, preferably with a salty-sweet vinaigrette, hits enough texture and flavor notes to transform a simple salad into a meal. Use this recipe as a formula to play with all summer long, as other vegetables come into the market. Grilled Asparagus Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette Serves 2…

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Braised Moroccan Chicken with Saffron Rice

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 1, 2011 at 4:11pm

It is so ridiculously easy and delicious to braise a whole chicken that I do it almost every week, just to have on hand for last-minute meals. I’ve posted my recipe for chicken braised in coconut milk before, but not some of the other variations I play around with, so hopefully this post will round…

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