Posts tagged as farmers market

One of my Favorite Summer Dishes: Saute of Tomatoes and Okra with Bacon

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 21, 2010 at 9:51am

Since I’m about as northern as they come (I’ve spent my whole life in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota), I never knew how much I like fresh okra.  But oh do I like it, it’s become one of my very favorite vegetables, especially in this simple, pretty saute.  There’s nothing slimy about this dish –…

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Buttermilk Pudding Cake

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 20, 2010 at 7:23am

My friend Susie & I headed back to the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market this morning.  This time we chose a Saturday so we could breakfast on a bratwurst (relish, mustard, thank you) while scoping out the bounty.  We snagged pea pods, green beans, okra, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, dried black lentils, kale, and pork sausage.  Suz was…

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Newly Minted: Almond-Mint Pesto, Gin & Tonic with Grapefruit & Mint

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 16, 2010 at 1:24pm

If mint over-runneth your garden – chives too, for that matter – then this pesto is for you.  It’s surprisingly mild, luscious with toasted almonds and olive oil (no cheese).  It makes a quick, lovely dinner, especially tossed with fresh tomatoes (as written) or a handful or two of your favorite lightly sauteed vegetables.  (My…

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Strawberries

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 11, 2010 at 11:43am

Locally-grown strawberries are all over the Twin Cities’ farmer’s markets right now so get thee out to partake. They’re naughty good, except not naughty.  Very few experiences in life can claim the same. Indulge freely as is or with a little cream (ooh).  If you’re in the mood to bake, try Strawberry Shortcakes, Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie,…

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Farmer’s Market Potato Salad

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 8, 2010 at 1:18pm

This salad – Potato Salad with Morels, Asparagus & Basil Vinaigrette – hails from the fantastic blog, Gluten-Free Girl and The Chef. Potatoes with morels, a killer combination, right? (Anything with morels…) I noticed right away that the recipe is wonderfully adaptable to whatever is in season, so when I spotted the first batch of…

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Hearty Summer Soup

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 8, 2010 at 7:21am

Asparagus is at its peak right now – don’t miss it! Grilled, roasted, blanched…all fabulous, but make sure to save a bunch for this lovely soup. (Or for this potato-asparagus frittata, which I posted last week.) Here’s a simple, flavorful soup that makes delicious use of spring and summer produce.  In this version I include…

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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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Grilled Salmon with Avocado, Egg, Greens, & Mustard Vinaigrette

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 28, 2010 at 7:07pm

As I’ve complained before, it’s hard to find good salmon in Minnesota. I know, we’re in the middle of the country, about as far from any ocean as you can get in North America. It’s an unimportant problem. My not-terribly-local solution is that I buy wild salmon filets online from VitalChoice, the king salmon to…

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