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June 2012 Archives

Cornmeal Pancakes: Sweet or Savory

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 26, 2012 at 9:17pm

I love recipes like this, pared down to their most basic elements, pure of flavor and intent. You can find a million recipes for cornmeal pancakes, made soft with wheat flour, fluffy with baking soda, sweet with sugar. And while they’re all utterly delicious, it’s hard to beat the pure corn flavor of pancakes made…

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Fresh Mozzarella & Basil Frittata

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 19, 2012 at 9:58am

Fresh mozzarella with tomatoes is everywhere, even in the dead of a Minnesota winter, when it shouldn’t be. We’ve all seen slabs of rubbery cheese layered with slabs of grainy-pale tomato objects and wondered what on earth happened to this pretty salad. Certainly in the summer, when tomatoes are ripe, the two can be lovely…

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Butchery, Charcuterie, Artistry: Outstanding in the Field 2012 Prep, Part II

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 12, 2012 at 3:36pm

After touring Little Foot Farm on Monday, site of the upcoming August 9, 2012, Outstanding in the Field dinner, host chefs Mike Phillips and Scott Pampuch moved on to butchery and making charcuterie from two of Little Foot’s Gloucestershire Old Spot hogs. With the help of chefs Steve Brennan and Ben Weaver, Mike Phillips demonstrated…

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Rhubarb Mostarda, Little Foot Farm: Outstanding in the Field 2012 Prep, Part I

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:03am

Let’s call it summer and make plans to eat outside, preferably as often as possible. Dinner al fresco pretty much anywhere feels special, but dinner on a farm is particularly divine for us city dwellers, away from cubicles and concrete, with time to learn about, discuss, and savor food prepared at its source. In fact,…

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Outstanding in the Field…2011

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 10, 2012 at 12:29pm

Tickets for Outstanding in the Field 2012 – August 9, at Little Foot Farm in Afton, Minnesota – are on sale. I bought a ticket and then thought, Hey! I should post the pictures I took at the 2011 event, at Riverbend Farm in Delano…last July… Yeah. In fact I have several pretty posts in…

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Green Goddess Potato Salad

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 5, 2012 at 11:21am

Here’s a potato salad to make all season long, with whatever fresh herbs you have on hand. The creamy, tangy dressing requires nothing more than a quick whir in the blender and ta da! – a bowlful of bright green deliciousness that had me eating it straight from the bowl, goddess-style. Here’s also a potato…

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