Pop into Spring: easy Popover Recipe

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Popovers represent the hope of spring: you whip up an easy batter and prep a pan. After you’ve poured the batter and shut the oven door, you hope that when it reopens there will be rich, crusted popovers that have sprung from their humble beginnings.

Popovers are not difficult to make. Your job is to […]

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Roasted Tomato Spread Recipe (with a nod to Lynne Rossetto Kasper & Marcella Hazan)

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This is a great, easy recipe to achieve some summer love in your winter kitchen. Take some canned, whole Italian style tomatoes (cheap and readily available) and taste them raw. Then throw them on a tray, add some herbs and onion and butter, and roast them slowly for a couple hours or more. Once they […]

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Gluten free, Soy free, Dairy free Creamy Dressing

Hi everybody!

I’ve been teaching lots ‘o classes – through Minneapolis Public Schools, Community Education, at Cooks of Crocus Hill- and my favorite, coming to your kitchens for cooking coaching or a cooking party.

In my classes, lots of folks are asking me how to create your favorite things (in this case salad dressings) without […]

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My Kitchen 8/22

Is it true I haven’t blogged for a month? Egads.

The Winery has been keeping me busy. I love serving wine to people. I found myself doing it last night again, with my new neighbors. I can’t stop even when I’m on my own time.

I’m still managing to do some fun meals every other […]

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My kitchen 7/25

Hi there!

Ok so there are a bunch of Paris posts just brewing in the back of my head.

But first, I’m back in my own kitchen and I’ve been cooking up some fun stuff.

It’s still hot here in Minneapolis. My first and favorite recipe of the week is a Tex Mex bean salad […]

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Getting out of the Kitchen and Preparing for Paris: Money

Hello! (or bonjour as I’m now accustomed to).

Paris has a place in my heart, and has since my lovely professor Mme. Gronhovd at Gustavus basically gave me a wake up call and said, “you really can’t be a French major and not go to France!!” To which I reluctantly signed up for a semester […]

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What’s Cooking 6/27

It’s been a week… left my computer power cord out at the winery (boo), getting ready for vacation (yay!) and as a result of both things my post will be short today.

 

I asked Neighbor Dave what he is craving, and he said “Mexican” so I decided to do a study of three Latin […]

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Veggies on Ice: the best sides to freeze for later

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One week ago today, I had the honor of helping Joan of Angel in the Kitchen cater an in-home dinner buffet for 35 people. We had so much fun cutting, chopping, mixing and fixing… lots of love went into those dishes and we had a great time preparing together… I am very thankful that I […]

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Summer Breeze… keeping the kitchen cool 6/13

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Hi everybody!

Gosh was it ever HOT this past weekend. I love spending time in the 110-year-old barn out at Parley Lake Winery, but boy did I sweat. So I was inspired to do some summer-adjusted cooking in my kitchen this week~ making things that wouldn’t require oven time and minimal stovetop time, but still […]

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The Makings of a Great Pairing

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I’m coming down after a blissfully exhausting week, where I split my time and energy between my own kitchen and Parley Lake Winery. What fun!

By far the most popular of the food pairings was the Mango Chutney, served on a small slice of organic white cheddar cheese and paired with the Frontenac Rosso wine. […]

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