2013 Archives

Buckwheat Crepes with Scrambled Eggs & Brie

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 16, 2013 at 10:31pm

Gluten-free flours can be a significant pain in the neck to work with, with less than stellar results, which is why I don’t do a lot of gluten-free baking. Crepes, however, are an exception, given they require very little flour. Buckwheat flour crepes are my current favorite, a French classic that provides a hearty blanket…

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Twin Cities Chef’s Table: Part I

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 13, 2013 at 9:32am

As I’ve mentioned several times already, I’m writing and photographing a cookbook called Twin Cities Chef’s TableĀ (TCCT), to be published by Globe Pequot in spring 2014. The book will be part of a well-established series of lovely Chef’s Table books, featuring cities and regions from around the country. TCCT will of course include recipes from…

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Fall Steak Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Avocado & Maple Vinaigrette

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 8, 2013 at 2:21pm

As a kid, I thought salad was the food women ate to punish themselves into dropping a few pounds. I used to eat French fries with a knife and fork to pretend I was eating salad, just to feel like a grown-up. I clearly had a lot to learn, including the fact that a well-made…

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Smoky Sausage Soup with Kale and Chickpeas

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 1, 2013 at 1:57pm

I realize, typing this, that I’m hitting you with two soup/stew recipes in a row. Oops! Well, ’tis the season, right? The combination of cool nights and piles of gorgeous harvest apparently makes me want to stew everything in sight. (In fact, I sort of do that, in batches as I go, a way of…

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Weeknight Chicken & Butternut Squash Stew

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 24, 2013 at 4:58pm

And just like that it’s cinnamon season, cool and crispy. Everyone loves fall, but I think Minnesotans love it more, in a nervous sort of way, bookended as it is between months of sweat and shivering. We understand that open windows are a rare and special treat, enjoyed most heartily right now, in late September/early…

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Warm Squash Custards with Bourbon & Cream

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 22, 2013 at 1:39pm

I tend to make these warm, creamy, pleasantly boozy custards to use up leftover squash but that said…they are SO worthy of custom-roasted squash. In fact, they are worthy of a trip to the store or farmers market to purchase nothing but the ingredients for these custards. When you go, make sure to pick up…

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Fried Chicken with Watermelon, Tomato & Corn Salad

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 17, 2013 at 4:01pm

I’m writing a cookbook called Twin Cities Chef’s Table, to be published by Globe Pequot in spring 2014. The book is a snapshot of the Twin Cities food scene, incorporating recipes and full-color photographs from chefs, growers, and purveyors. Twin Cities Chef’s Table will be part of a series of beautiful Chef’s Table books that…

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Tomato Sweet Corn Quiche

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 10, 2013 at 7:38pm

For the third summer in a row, I’ve had the pleasure of being invited to a Tomato Party. The party kicks off with the hostess’s jewel-toned tomato-basil water, spiked with a bit of vodka, glistening with a drizzle of olive oil. It is the very essence of summer’s end, a fragrant reminder to hurry up…

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Coconut Milk Panna Cotta With Maple Syrup (Paleo, AIP)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 3, 2013 at 12:18pm

So long Minnesota State Fair! It was a wild ride this year, loads of food fun despite soul-sucking heat followed by mercifully cool breezes…which in turn drew the largest crowds I’ve ever experienced. Yikes! I tend to indulge in savory foods when I’m out there, mostly in the form of pork (this year I enjoyed…

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Dan-Dan Cucumber “Noodles” (gluten-free, grain-free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 27, 2013 at 12:08pm

I was going to share this recipe next week, but given blistering temps and tropical humidity, today is the day, The Perfect Day, for Dan-Dan “noodles.” I spent yesterday and Sunday out at the Minnesota State Fair, talking about food (of course), sweating like I have never sweat before in my life, and both days…

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