Posts tagged as farmers market

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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Eggplant Caviar

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 8, 2010 at 1:28pm

My family is more than a little obsessed with the eggplant spread – or melitzanosalata – at It’s Greek to Me. The creamy eggplant is perfectly balanced with lemon, garlic, fresh herbs, and salt. Nathan and I could sit down with just that, and a mountain of pillowy, hot-off-the-griddle pita bread, and stuff ourselves like…

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Minneapolis Farmers Market – Fresh & Local Radio Show

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 6, 2010 at 5:37pm

            It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of farmers markets – what’s not to love? – and the Minneapolis Farmers Market in particular because it’s my “home” market.  I shop there every week, most weeks two or more times, loading up on all of my favorite fruits, vegetables,…

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Fried Chickpeas with Chorizo & Spinach

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 3, 2010 at 8:44am

I posted this recipe a few weeks ago at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly magazine.  I’ve probably said this about too many things to be credible (I’m aware that I lean a bit heavily on the superlative), but this is one of my absolute favorite dishes.  I crave it.  I devour it.  And now you will…

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Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Cake

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 1, 2010 at 11:37am

I still had blueberries left from last week’s farmers market haul, but since they were just-past gorgeous (yet still perfectly edible), I decided that today was the day to bake them into this pretty blueberry lemon cake I’d had my eye on. Although really, every day should be a day for buttermilk cake, don’t you…

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Green Beans with Pork & Black Bean Sauce

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

Green beans are the first vegetable that I genuinely liked.  My grandparents grew them in their garden, and my Grandma Meyer would pick them fresh, boil them until they were tender, and serve them with lots of butter and salt.  Alongside walleye fried crispy in…butter. What was not to like? I still like them the…

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Tomato Salad with Burrata & Croutons

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 28, 2010 at 6:16pm

I know, I know.  Another tomato salad.  But bear with me for a minute, because of one special ingredient…burrata cheese.  It’s fresh mozzarella, but with a creamier, tangier twist.  I bought it at Whole Foods, in the cheese section, and haven’t looked back.  Burrata is completely incredible with garden fresh tomatoes, even more so than…

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Raspberry Gratin

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 25, 2010 at 9:58am

I’ve had my eye on this Sunday Suppers at Lucques dessert for awhile.  It’s really just fruit and custard, keeping the focus firmly where it belongs – on perfectly ripe, juicy, summer-bursting-in-your-mouth berries. (The recipe calls for raspberries; I used both blueberries and raspberries.  It’s worth hitting the farmer’s market for the real deal –…

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Berry Baking Bonanza! Summer Berry Crumbles

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 19, 2010 at 9:56am

Every time I go to the farmer’s market, I come home with more berries – yesterday I found strawberries still poking around, and raspberries and blueberries out in force. Man do I love this time of year! If you, like I, get a little carried away and buy far more berries than your family can…

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An Ode to Breadcrumbs

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 14, 2010 at 4:00pm

Bored with broccoli? Tired of tilapia? Sick of scrambled eggs? Add breadcrumbs! A spoonful of buttery, toasty crumbs can make the most ordinary dish sublime.             Like the portabella mushroom, endive gratin, baked eggs, and fried chickpeas, above. What began as potentially bland fare – vegetables, an egg, canned beans…

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