2011 Archives

Olive Oil & Cafe Levain

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 12, 2011 at 10:22am

I was honored to throw a small amount of time toward the beautiful #BigEVOONight event that Minnesota Food Blogger Will Hsu planned with Chef Adam Vickerman and Mike Forbes of California Olive Ranch. Held last Wednesday, July 6, at Cafe Levain, the event featured a gorgeous, seasonal menu planned around California Olive Ranch’s incredible extra-virgin…

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A Little Bit of Me…by Maud Bryt

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 11, 2011 at 9:12am

My obscenely talented friend Maud Bryt shot and edited this little video of me while we were recently vacationing together in Provence (post about our trip coming soon…). I usually cringe and run screaming at the sight of myself on video, but she managed to make something I think is really cool. I love best…

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Green Beans with Pork & Black Bean-Garlic Sauce

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:33am

Transform green beans into a spicy, salty meal. A little pork, a little black bean-garlic sauce…a lot of sticky-savory deliciousness. Green Beans with Pork & Black Bean-Garlic Sauce Serves 4 as a side dish, 2 as a main course 1 lb. green beans, trimmed 1/4 lb. pork sausage or ground pork (I used pork breakfast…

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Saute of Tomatoes & Okra with Bacon

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:18am

Make this. You will not be able to stop eating it. Add cayenne pepper and the perfect amount of salt and you REALLY will not be able to stop eating it. Spoon it over polenta…and forget it. Gone. Saute of Tomatoes and Okra with Bacon Adapted from The Gift of Southern Cooking by Edna Louis…

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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

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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