2011 Archives

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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Pickled Carrots (To Eat on Everything)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 31, 2011 at 9:15am

Food obsessions. I have them. You might know this since I tend to write about them. The latest is all things pickled, particularly non-cucumber things like beets, cauliflower, and my current holy grail: Carrots. What is it about pickled carrots? It started when I wrote about Corner Table’s CSK box, which included a jar of…

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Cardamom Cake with Rhubarb Sauce & Whipped Cream (Gluten-Free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 25, 2011 at 7:03pm

Duck eggs are prized by gluten-free bakers for adding loft and softness. Cardamom Cake with Rhubarb Sauce & Whipped Cream (Gluten-Free) Adapted from a King Arthur flour recipe Serves 8 Note: Although duck eggs are larger than chicken eggs, substitute them equally when baking. 1 1/2 c. King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour 1 tsp. xanthan…

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Coconut Curry Soup with Shrimp & Vegetables

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 17, 2011 at 9:17am

I get so many nice comments about the Quick Coconut Curry with Halibut & Broccoli recipe that I posted last fall that I thought I’d share a soup version of it that I make when the weather turns warmer. I use shrimp instead of halibut so that I can use the shells to make a…

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Chicken Piccata with Radish Ramp & Pea Shoot Salad

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 13, 2011 at 12:40pm

We all need to jazz up a chicken breast from time-to-time and this quick recipe, inspired by a Naomi Pomeroy recipe in the Wall Street Journal, does so nicely. I’m a big fan of crispy, buttery chicken skin, so I’ll often ask the butcher to take several breasts off the bone while I stroll around…

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White Bean Gratin

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 9, 2011 at 12:50pm

If you love cookbooks, and don’t own Sunday Suppers at Lucques by Suzanne Goin, add it to your list. Everything in it is delicious, fresh, approachable. Some of the recipes are longish, but not terribly complicated, and hey, sometimes greatness takes a little effort. I’m down with that. Like this bean gratin. It’s quite simple,…

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Fried Tomato BLT

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 4, 2011 at 6:45am

Are you craving spring? I am. In fact, if you follow me on Twitter you’re probably ready to personally arrange for warm weather just to shut me up. I’m trying to be patient, I really am. You know what helps? A ridiculous amount of pork, via the stunning charcuterie that Chef Mike Phillips is creating…

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Shooting the Kitchen: Cafe Ena

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 4, 2011 at 6:29am

Photo by Susan Powers Craving spring?  Then check out our latest Shooting the Kitchen post, which will deliver a shot of warm color straight into your brain, courtesy of Cafe Ena in Minneapolis.  Chef Hector Ruiz shared a recipe for Salmon with Couscous & Jalapeno-Infused Cream that is delicious on so many levels that I…

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