Yearly Archives: 2008

Ricotta and Lemon Curd Filled Cannoli Shells

I am very fortunate to work with a wonderful woman who happens to be of Italian descent. She and I were chatting about her Christmas Eve dinner and particularly her spaghetti sauce. One ingredient in the sauce that I had never thought of adding but which added a wonderful flavor was celery salt. When I […]
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A Couple of Things

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve added a “Foodie News” heading to my blog. The links are articles that I find out on the net. I hope they are of interest to you. Also, I temporarily took off the Cornbread in Cast Iron Skillet recipe. Jon tested the recipe again and we realized that I […]
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Skillet Cornbread – Revised Recipe

Thanksgiving dinner gave our household many leftovers including the remains of a boned-in ham from Farm on Wheels (Saint Paul Farmers Market). What does one do with the next days’ ham, but make a northern bean and ham soup of course. What could be better to go with soup then cornbread made in a cast […]
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Bûche de Noël Class

I spent the morning making a chocolate and mocha Bûche de Noël. This is the same cake that I will be teaching at Cooks of Crocus Hill in Edina next Saturday, December 6, from 1:00p – 4:00p. There are still a few seats available in this hands on class. Each student will make a roulade […]
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Biscotti di Vino Rosso

I’m teaching a cooking class soon called Italian Holiday Appetizers. It is being held at Cooks of Crocus Hill, Edina Minnesota. Here are the results of one of the recipes that I tested again for the class. They’re called Biscotti di Vino Rosso and are made with both olive oil and Marsala. I think they […]
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Gateau Breton

I met Susan Herrmann Loomis last May while we were in Paris. She had just finished a cooking class at Patricia Wells’ Studio and we had a chance to chat for a few minutes over a cup of tea. I recently pulled her French Farmhouse Cookbook off the shelf again to prepare recipes for a […]
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Cooking Pleasures Magazine

Last Fall I was fortuante enough to be asked by Cooking Pleasure Magazine to create two recipes using a cast iron skillet. They are published in the October/November 2008 issue of the magazine. Check out the Chicken Pot Pie and Seared Autumn Vegetables recipes.
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This time to Southwest Minnesota

It wasn’t exactly a three hour tour, but a three hour drive down to Southwestern Minnesota to the farm of some friends called Prairie Marsh Farm. At close to 900 acres they have returned about 500 of it back to native prairie. We hiked in the fields, with our hosts pointing out the many different […]
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