2011 Archives

Ramp Pesto

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 2, 2011 at 8:21am

The calendar says May, but the temperature reads February, with mean little snow flurries icing our not-spring cake. It pretty much sucks. But there are ramps! Lovely, garlicky-grassy ramps, which taste like spring, and that means something. I actually prefer them just gently warmed, so they keep their garlicky bite, which makes them perfect for…

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Cabbage Salad with Toasted Coriander Mayonnaise

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 27, 2011 at 6:11pm

Toasted coriander seeds are the flavor of the season for me. My obsession kicked off with Daniel Klein’s recipe for chilled carrot soup, when I prepared the coriander yogurt garnish. I’ve toasted coriander seeds many times before, but this time, the warm-fresh fragrance off the hot pan swirled straight into my brain—on a day I…

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Shooting the Kitchen: Zoë François

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 26, 2011 at 8:20am

Photo by Susan Powers Susan Powers and I had so much fun making, photographing, and eating this fabulous gluten-free pizza! Do not miss the gorgeous pictures Susan took of lovely, charming Zoe Francois, of Zoe Bakes and Artisan Breads in Five Minutes a Day, and the beautiful things she creates. See our latest post on…

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Poached Egg, Crispy Pork Belly, & Watercress On (Gluten-Free) Rice Flour-Potato Pancake with Bacon-Maple Vinaigrette

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 19, 2011 at 5:26pm

I worked out this decadent, completely over-the-top (gluten-free!) dish with the help of friends Andrew Zimmern, Scott Pampuch, and Ken Okumura. A delicious, collaborative blast. Recipe for Poached Egg, Crispy Pork Belly, & Watercress on Rice Flour-Potato Pancake with Bacon-Maple Vinagrette (whew!) at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly Magazine. Have at it! PS I realize that’s…

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Poached Eggs with Vegetables & Taklia (Coriander Seeds & Garlic Toasted in Butter)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 10, 2011 at 1:19pm

Make the Chicken with Taklia (Coriander Seeds & Garlic Toasted in Butter) and Sauteed Spinach (posted below) for dinner, then have poached eggs for breakfast the next day. That’s pretty much the routine in this house. In fact, I saved the chicken pan drippings and used them to saute the cabbage and spinach in this…

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Chicken with Taklia (Coriander Seeds & Garlic Toasted in Butter) and Sauteed Spinach

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 9, 2011 at 10:51am

Thanks to Daniel Klein’s Chilled Carrot Soup with Coriander Yogurt & Daylilies recipe, which I posted this week at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly Magazine, I am obsessed with toasted coriander seeds. The fragrance off the hot skillet is at once fresh and warm, totally sexy, everything I want now that spring is finally showing its…

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Chilled Carrot Soup with Coriander Yogurt & Daylilies

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 5, 2011 at 1:06pm

If you’ve been missing the locally produced online documentary series The Perennial Plate, don’t fret: It’s online! Which is good, because once you start watching, you won’t be able to stop. The series—hosted by chef/activist Daniel Klein and filmed by cameraman/editor Mirra Fine—just wrapped its first year of weekly episodes documenting “socially responsible and adventurous…

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Shooting the Kitchen: Vincent A Restaurant

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 31, 2011 at 4:30am

Photo by Susan Powers I’m very happy to announce that I’m collaborating with the amazing Susan Powers on a new endeavor: Shooting the Kitchen, a gorgeously photographed (all Susan!) behind-the-scenes peek at chefs in their element, doing their thing, cranking out truly stunning food. We leave with a recipe, which I prep and tweak for…

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Roast Chicken Sandwich with Pickled Marmalade

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 29, 2011 at 2:43pm

I am so starved for spring color that freshly washed cars look like candy to me. I said the other day, “Oh my gosh, that red car looks absolutely delicious.” My teen son looked at me and asked, “Why do you live in Minnesota?” It’s a fair question, given my oft-bemoaned sensory deprivation, and given…

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Orange Yogurt Pancakes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 26, 2011 at 6:09am

Doesn’t that name sound so healthful, Orange Yogurt Pancakes? Well, I’ll just say up front that these pancakes are not healthful, they’re decadent and rich and completely amazing. The recipe has floated around the family, and our wider circle of friends who taste them, for years. In fact, my handwritten recipe is spelled Orange Yoghurt…

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