Posts tagged as gluten-free

The Blues

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 1, 2010 at 11:28am

My current Facebook status: desk. bills. laundry. voicemail. dog poop. errands. dishes. reality. darn. That pretty much sums up my post-vacation blues, and I didn’t even mention the weather: grey. cold. minnesota. february. Right. In an effort to shake off my stale mood, I plopped a dollop of spicy salsa on the egg I had…

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Baby, It’s Bitterly Cold Outside

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 8, 2010 at 7:36am

Seriously, it’s been below-zero for a week. Nothing new for Minnesota, just a particularly harsh reminder that holiday and birthday fun are officially over, welcome to real winter.  Forget the fluffy snow-twinkly light-wrapping presents-sledding winter. No, this kind of cold is way beyond the warming reach of hot cocoa. This is ugly, mean, dangerous cold,…

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Whirlwind

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 9, 2009 at 9:37am

Just back from a last-minute trip to NYC with Nathan.  He was going to game six of the world series (Yankees vs. Phillies) with his father, but due to illness I ended up going with him instead and thanks to my in-laws being totally cool with us crashing in on them, we had a lovely…

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So Long Montana, Hello Puppy Louis

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 30, 2009 at 8:02am

Good-bye summer! It was a chilly 45 degrees at 3 o’clock this morning, autumn is definitely in the air. If you’re wondering why I know the temp at 3 a.m., it’s not because I was out partying. It’s because we got…a new puppy! Puppy Louis, a mini goldendoodle (will be 45 lbs. full grown), and…

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Julie & Julia…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 8, 2009 at 6:16pm

…the movie. I was so excited to see it and let me say, I was not disappointed. Love, love, loved it. Was actually kind of weepy throughout, particularly during the Julia & Paul Child scenes. The food, the romance, the finding one’s passion, even the blogging and funnily enough, the tallness (Julia was 6’2″, I’m…

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Tosca, Miso, Thursday, Friday

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 5, 2009 at 4:52pm

John and I snuck out for dinner last night at Turtle Bread’s long-awaited venture, Trattoria Tosca.  I didn’t have false hopes – I knew that this wasn’t going to hit the ground running as a (Restaurant) Levain experience – but based on a quick read through Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s blog post (she hasn’t done a…

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Marinades

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:52am

                          Remember when everyone thought marinades tenderized meat?  Ah well, they don’t (just like browning meat doesn’t “seal in the juices” – but I digress…).  Marinades do however add tons of flavor – to meat and vegetables – and are therefore my current…

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More Salmon…

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 4, 2009 at 4:16pm

OK, a new angle on salmon, given my previously stated difficulties in finding an edible version in Minnesota. Taking a page from our foodie friends Kris & Harry, I ordered online. Since I forgot the site they recommended, I poked around myself and chose Vital Choice Wild Seafood for their sustainable practices and interesting product…

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Grill Baby Grill

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 1, 2009 at 1:32pm

Even if you took a break this winter, I’ll bet you’re grilling again now – it’s warm enough for just about everyone to fire ‘er up. Although eating an abundance of grilled (charred) food is sadly not a good idea, I’m not going to sweat one or two grilled meals per week. It’s just so…

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Chocolate Pudding

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 22, 2009 at 11:18am

I don’t bake or make desserts on a regular basis, but I do like to make treats for dinner parties and family birthdays. I’m always trying to lighten them a bit, trimming sugar and fat where I think it won’t compromise a recipe. Or leaving the frosting off a cake and serving it with berries…

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