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Vegetable Soup with Wild Rice, Ham & Cream

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 20, 2011 at 6:50pm

When it snows, I make soup. And complain. And take ridiculously long baths. And pretend like I’m still on vacation. John and I were in Costa Rica last week and it was…heavenly. Too heavenly. I have been in a massive funk ever since we returned. The lovely view out of our home bedroom window that…

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Corner Table Restaurant: Kitchen Table Birthday Celebration

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 15, 2011 at 11:07am

Even though my (and Fresh Tart’s!) birthday was last week, the celebrating goes on. And on. Thursday night John & I enjoyed an epic meal, at the kitchen table at Corner Table Restaurant, with Ana Scofield & Rudy Maxa and Debbie & Stu The Wine Genius Williams. When you reserve the kitchen table, you actually…

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Abigail and Arthur’s Kale Salad

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 1, 2010 at 11:45am

I first wrote about this recipe a few weeks ago when I described our trip to San Francisco. My friend Maud’s brother Arthur made a delicious kale salad for us, and I couldn’t wait to make it at home and post it for you. In the process of raving about it on Facebook, I found…

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An Early Summer Night’s Dream

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 31, 2010 at 12:45pm

Here’s the perfect way to kick off summer: Get yourself invited to Debbie & Stu the Wine Genius Williams’ home for dinner. There is no lovelier place to be on a first-summer’s-blush evening, on the patio in their lush back yard, chatting with them as well as Sue & Louis Ainsworth, sipping incredible wine, eating…

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A Good Half Century

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 21, 2010 at 8:18am

Given my husband John’s 50th birthday, preceded by my emergency root canal (ouch!), I’ve done precious little cooking this last week. But there’s been plenty of eating… (Sorry for the loss of the top of your head, Honey, I figured it was worth the shot of you enjoying those killer frites…) We kicked off the…

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Cassoulet, Parts III & IV

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 7, 2010 at 2:25pm

The big day finally arrived!  We actually got to eat the damn cassoulet, a dish I’ve become very familiar with over the last several days that it’s taken me to prepare it.  Let me say right off the bat – it was well worth the effort.  And for more reasons than the obvious deliciousness –…

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Cassoulet, Parts I & II

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 5, 2010 at 6:16pm

So, tomorrow night we’re hosting Debbie & Stu the Wine Genius Williams and Ana Scofield & Rudy Maxa for dinner. Remember our recent dinner at Heartland, where I mentioned I’d like to tackle cassoulet? Well, I put the plans into motion that night for tomorrow night’s feast, and started getting down to business yesterday. Cassoulet…

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So Many Chateaux, So Little Time

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 27, 2010 at 6:36pm

Let me clarify – I was not in France (sacre bleu).  Instead, France kindly came here, to freezing cold and colorless Minnesota-in-January, at the invitation of the Commanderie de  Bordeaux Minnesota Chapter.  Let me clarify – I’m not a member of the Commanderie de Bordeaux (sacre bleu).  But my friends Debbie & Stu the Wine…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 9, 2010 at 12:55pm

I’ve written this before, but I feel I should give another plug for lovely souffles. They seem so intimidating, especially given all the fallen versions we’ve seen on TV comedies, mocking some poor cook for daring to try one. But seriously, they’re ridiculously easy, and cheap, and stunningly delicious (even if they fall), and not…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 16, 2009 at 6:30pm

Yesterday I caught an early version of Eric Asimov’s The Pour column on the New York Times Dining & Wine page.  The headline – A New Course for Dessert Wine – jumped right out at me.  I prefer dessert-style wines paired with savory foods (foie gras, blue cheese), so I clicked through and was delighted…

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